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.
Progress points for 2017 so far:
Cricket: Andrews 1st; Pauls 2nd; Johns and Wesley eq 3rd
Swimming: Andrews 1st; John’s 2nd; Pauls 3rd
Rowing: Andrews 1st; Pauls 2nd; Wesley 3rd
Rugby: Pauls 1st; Andrews 2nd; Johns 3rd
Soccer Pauls 1st; Wesley 2nd; Andrews 3rd
Basketball: Wesley 1st; others eq 2nd
Tennis: Pauls 1st; Andrews 2nd; Johns 3rd; Wesley 4th
Total points: Andrews 20.3; Pauls 18.3; Wesley 9.5; Johns 5.8
Victoriana! 2017 was fully booked with a waiting list. Congratulations to the wonderful cast of current and former students of St Paul’s, current and former students of Women’s, current students of Andrew’s and semi-professional musicians for a great show. Victoriana! relies on the efforts of a dedicated crew and the support of many current students and member of the staff team. Special thanks to the new master of ceremonies, James Bell, and the producers: James Wiseman, Daisy Cousins and Owen Elsley.
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.
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