St Paul’s College was founded in the 1850s, during the high-point of the Australian goldrush, a time of limitless hope, as the original college of Australia’s first university. It is unusually old, but ever-new.
St Paul’s students put their hands up to lead, serve and build. During 2000-14, three founded Sydney Genesis, five headed the University Union, five were Convocation Medallists and seven were Rhodes Scholars, chosen for their academic ability and practical vision.
As each year begins, St Paul’s men join with students from all the colleges and meet as a campus wide cohort. Friendships flourish around the colleges. The gathering shown is in the Dining Hall of St Andrew’s College
We have one foot firmly grounded in history, but focused on the future. In 2016 we'll be embarking on a new architecturally designed Paul's wing.
The best things done at Paul’s are based on teamwork, not just in sport but also in learning – in “Education of the Young by the Young”. Winning is the result of living and working together.
This week, with the registration of the plan of subdivision of the land which the College has agreed to sell to the University, we have reached an exciting milestone in the staging and implementation of our Master Plan for expansion and enhancement of the existing College and the establishment of our new Graduate House.
In intercollegiate Cricket we won the first two matches and went down in a great final to our friends at Wesley. We’ve since finished second in rowing and second in swimming, so that College is now one point behind Andrew’s in the Rawson chase, after three sports. This is an excellent beginning, given that our current mix of talent means that our best performances are usually in competitions later in the year (Tennis, Basketball). Before Round 1 of Rugby Union, the team met together for breakfast with the Warden.
During 2014-18 the world marks the centenary of World War One. The war devastated and transformed St Paul’s College. In September 2014 the College marked the centenary of the death of Brian Pockley, a Pauline and one of the very first men to be killed in the war. We have also made a particular effort at the centenary this year of Anzac Day. Stories of all the twenty men from this College who died in the war can be found in this website, together with details of our role in the University’s commemoration activities.