A celebration of NAIDOC Week and community service

A celebration of NAIDOC Week and community service

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In NAIDOC Week, St Paul’s College celebrates the significant role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men serve in our community, and recognise work that our students, either Indigenous or from other diverse backgrounds, do to progress the welfare and success of Indigenous Australians. Currently several members of St Paul’s College actively volunteer in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program that provides a mentoring experience for Indigenous school students who aspire to study at tertiary level. 25,000 Indigenous high school students and 7000 university students have participated in AIME, making it the largest volunteer movement of university students in Australian history. AIME, which now runs mentoring experiences across the country, was founded by a member of St Paul’s College – the Young Australian of the Year (NSW) and Young People’s Australian Human Rights Medallist for 2010, Jack Manning Bancroft. Jack founded AIME in 2005, aged just 19,

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25 Aug – University and College Open Day

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Please encourage prospective applicants to the College – for undergraduate or graduate places – to visit the College on the University of Sydney and St Paul’s College Open Day – Saturday 25 August, 9am to 4pm. Open Day is an opportunity for everyone to see the College in operation and to inspect the new Ivan Head Building and to see Graduate House under construction. Open Day is a University-wide event that attracts many would-be tertiary students and the College will be opening a number of its facilities and giving prospective students a taste of College life though food, music, games and even tutorials and the habits of study. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome! Saturday 25 Aug, 9 am to 4 pm A full programme of our Open Day will be posted in due course.

13 Aug – Sydney Women’s International Club Choir

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St Paul’s College again hosts the delightful voices of the Sydney Women’s International Club Choir who are giving a community concert in the College Chapel on Monday 13 August at 11am. Under the baton of Linda Shoostovian they are presenting a program of well-loved works spanning a range of musical genres from the Baroque to Pop. The international club choir enjoys its exploration of music from across the globe. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome. Parking is available on the College oval. Monday 13 Aug, 11 am The College Chapel

Update on governance reform

3 weeks ago

Over the last year, the College has been reviewing its governance arrangements to modernise them for the College’s future needs in line with contemporary governance principles. In May, the College circulated a draft set of proposed principles for a new St Paul’s College Bill. The response to these proposals to reform the governance of St Paul’s College has been overwhelmingly positive. The Council wishes to thank all those who took time to respond and provide feedback. All suggestions were seriously considered by Council and some minor amendments to the summary of the proposed St Paul’s College Bill have been adopted in order to ensure the reform provides better governance as well as making the terminology simpler and clearer. The revised summary can be found here. For easy reference, the changes were to: Increase the quorum requirement from four to seven of the 13 members of Council Remove “Council members and

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20, 21, 27 & 28 July – Victoriana!

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Victoriana! Victoriana! Invitation 2018                                                 Book Now "Victoriana!" is Australia's longest running theatrical production and one of its most enduring and endearing. Run under the auspices of St Paul's College Union, it has underpinned the operations of the Union for more than half a century, provided untold amusement for two generations of Paulines and become a tangible link to the College for Old Paulines who delight in returning for Victoriana! and bringing friends for this remarkable evening of formal dining and entertainment. Originally brought to Australia from England in 1956 by Pamela Trethowan, Victoriana! found a permanent home at St Paul's College at the instigation of prominent Pauline The Hon Lloyd Waddy, AM, QC, RFD in 1964, and has played to a succession of packed houses ever since. Based

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Reminder: invitation to contribute to review of College culture

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St Paul’s College is currently working with a team led by Australia’s former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick AO, on a project to review College culture. As a part of that process, the College again invites people interested in the review, both within the College community and the community at large with any experience relevant to the review, to participate. St Paul’s is undertaking this review to help us understand both the strengths of our residential community, and where we can improve. All experiences and perspectives on College life will help the Broderick team formulate their findings and recommendations. The College will receive a report and recommendations in coming months. Our students have been participating very actively and positively in this process, with around 85% of students participating in the student survey that is part of the cultural review, more discussion groups needing to be held than had been planned,

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Rawson Rugby Triumph

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Last night the St Paul’s College Rugby XV triumphed over a strong St Andrew’s side to win the Rawson Rugby Intercollegiate competition for 2018. A full TAG Grandstand at the University’s No. 2 Oval witnessed great football for the closing games of both the Rawson Cup and Rose Bowl Rugby. St Paul’s won the day for the second year in a row defeating St Andrew’s 33 to 19 in a spectacular match. St Andrew’s defended hard against a spirited St Paul’s offence with much of the game played in the St Andrew’s half. Read Student Club Secretary Will Evans’s full Rawson Rugby roundup, below. Early tries in the game set the scene for St Paul’s win with Josh Smith and Guy Porter going over the line before half time. St Andrew’s scored to add to the excitement. Both teams saw penalties but a penalty try against St Andrew’s, and Angus

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7, 9 & 10 June – Mummers present The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco

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Thursday 7 June, 7.30 pm Saturday 9 June, 7.30 pm Sunday 10 June, 7.30 pm The Rogers Room, St Paul’s College Mummers present – The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco Mummers, the student dramatic society bringing together students from St Paul’s College and The Womens College, invites students, parents, alumni and friends to the Semester 1 play on Thursday 7 (student night),  Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June. The play, an important example of the ‘theatre of the absurd’, consists mainly of a series of meaningless conversations between two couples that eventually deteriorate into babbling. First produced in 1950,  Ionesco described it as an ‘antiplay’.

Head of College and Chaplain commissioned by Archbishop

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Members of the University of Sydney Senate, heads of other colleges, and other distinguished guests joined dozens of students, staff, alumni and friends of the College in the College Chapel last evening for the formal commissionings of the Head of College, Dr Don Markwell, and the Chaplain, the Revd Antony Weiss, by the Archbishop of Sydney and Visitor of the College, the Most Revd Dr Glenn Davies. The commissionings of the Head of College and Chaplain took place in a service of Choral Evensong sung by the Choir of St Paul’s College, which includes students of The Women’s College. The College Chapel was at full capacity to participate in the event. The Senior Student,  Mr Barney Archibald, read the first lesson, a reading from the Book of Proverbs (Chapter 3) on the importance of wisdom; and the Acting Principal of The Women’s College, Dr Tiffany Donnelly, read the second lesson, the Beatitudes from Matthew’s Gospel (Chapter 5). Focussing especially on the reading from Proverbs, the Archbishop’s

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So far this semester… a vibrant start to 2018

2 months ago

As the College enters a new era in 2018, it has been a vibrant start to the College and University year, with so far this semester… the construction of the Ivan Head Building enabling a record number of freshers to enter the College this semester (click here for the Warden’s speech of welcome to the freshers and their parents) many students happily sharing rooms until on Friday 11 May the first 52 students were able to move into the magnificent new rooms of the Ivan Head Building, with another 50+ students moving into the new building for second semester preparations to welcome further new students to the College in second semester, and for the distinctive graduate community in Graduate House, led by a Dean of Graduate House, to commence at the start of 2019 a tutorial programme of over 55 tutorials a week, and the College Library a beehive of

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