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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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Olympic Spotlight

Paulines Cameron Girdlestone and Sasha Belonogoff will be participating in their first Olympics at Rio this year.

Along with their crewmates Karsten Forsterling and James McRae, Girdlestone and Belonogoff are race favourites for the Men’s Quadruple Sculls after winning the two World Rowing Cup regattas in the lead up to the Games.

St Paul’s College is wishing them all the best in the coming weeks, and will be taking special care to watch out for them!

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From the Warden

I express my sympathy and encouragement to Mr and Mrs Ralph Kelly at the loss of their wonderful son Stuart.

His friends at St Paul’s and Council and all staff join in this expression of solidarity in the midst of the deepest loss.

May Light, Peace and Refreshment be the only words that last, and become our eternal destination.

Rev’d Canon Dr Ivan Francis Head



Centenary of World War One

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 during the period of centenary we make a particular effort on Anzac Day.  Stories of all the twenty men from this College who died in the war can be found in this website.

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