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.
The College buildings date from the 1850s. They are a particularly fine example of neo-gothic design, and are a constant reminder of generations of students who have lived within these walls and gone on to do high-minded, fruitful and brilliant things.
We have one foot firmly grounded in history, but we are also focused on the horizon ahead of us. 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.
With only 200 students, St Paul’s College at Sydney University has pulled off a significant hat-trick. Three of them have won major world-class awards within as many months.
It is an exciting time for the College as it builds upon the excellence of its students in so many fields over so many years to expand its facilities and increase its engagement with the University.
Now more than ever, the Foundation needs your support. To learn more about the important role of the Foundation and how you can make a difference to College life, click here.
In November 2016 the College Council formally approved the project to expand the College. As these plans now start to become a reality, we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with details of the approved vision for the future of the College.