An exciting start to Semester 2 at St Paul’s
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An exciting start to Semester 2 at St Paul’s

2 weeks ago

It has been an exciting start to Semester 2 at St Paul’s –

  • with the College growing, we welcomed 26 new students – including 10 Study Abroad students from the US and UK
  • the new world-class Ivan Head Building has been fully occupied for the first time – a historic development for the College and an exciting one for all students lucky enough to be its inaugural residents
  • after strong academic results in first semester, our tutorial program is again in full swing
  • we have hosted the Arts Faculty Dinner with Professor Dirk Moses speaking on the state of the humanities, the Law Faculty Dinner with Professor Anne Twomey speaking on section 44 of the Constitution, and the Medicine and Science Faculty Dinner with Dr Emily Granger speaking on the history of heart transplantation
  • after our win in Rawson Rugby near the end of last semester, we began this semester with our Warden’s XV win in social Rugby, and look forward to playing King’s College at the University of Queensland on Saturday for the Callaway and Daubney Cup
  • we are currently second in the Rawson Cup tally – having come second in the soccer and third in basketball, with tennis and athletics yet to come
  • our students have performed strongly in the Palladian inter-college cultural competitions, this semester seeing debating, ensemble vocal, and art so far, with instrumental and ensemble drama later in the semester
  • the Choir are singing Evensong every Tuesday night at 7.45pm in Chapel accompanied by our new Organist, Titus Grenyer, with services led by our Chaplain, the Revd Antony Weiss – all are welcome to attend
  • the Choir are also preparing for their concert on Friday 19 October – all welcome
  • the College’s strong focus on community service has continued, with many of our students participating in the City2Surf as part of an intercollegiate effort that raised over $15,000 for RUOK? – a suicide prevention effort – and for Mary’s House, a women’s and children’s shelter in North Sydney

  • our Outreach community service leaders are working with student leaders at The Women’s College towards a concert and BBQ in aid of drought relief later this semester
  • we hosted many prospective students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, at the University and College Open Day on 25 August, which was particularly well attended this year
  • we welcomed many mothers, aunts and other supporters of our students at the Mothers and Sons Dinner on 2 September (read the Warden’s speech here)
  • the College continues to host regular History of University Life seminars, and
  • there have been many outstanding individual achievements by members of the College, including
    • James Bergfield was awarded a College medal in recognition of his topping the final year of Medicine (with brilliant performances for which he received several University awards, including for obstetrics, paediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery)
    • Guy Porter played in the Sydney University 1st XV that won the 2018 Shute Shield. Theo Strang was on the reserve bench for the Grand Final having played most of the season in the 1st XV
    • Rowan Burns represented New Zealand in the World Ultimate Frisbee Championships in Toronto, Canada
    • Akhil Bansal and Adam Kadmon took part in the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values in Canberra during the recent tumultuous political events there, and
    • Hunter Hordern represented the University of Sydney in the Boyd Quaitch Memorial Golf Tournament at the Home of Golf, St Andrew’s, in Scotland.

Pictured above are Harris Kershaw, Henry Watson, Alex Ng and Jamie Sandelin who participated in the intercollegiate effort at City2Surf.