Rawson Rugby Campaign off to strong start

Rawson Rugby Campaign off to strong start

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The College’s 2021 Rawson Cup Rugby campaign began on Tuesday May 4th against St John’s on St Andrew’s Oval. It was the second Rawson Rugby fixture of the day at St Andrew’s Oval, following Wesley’s 116-3 defeat at the hands of Drew’s. John’s bounced back quickly from a very early knock-on off the kick-off, scoring a runaway intercept try from the scrum immediately after the initial error. 7-0. Paul’s went on to slowly but surely grind away against the men in the green and gold. The wet weather, compounded by the fact that a game had already played prior, meant that the track was ripped up and slippery, making for quite a conservative and slow style of rugby. Good day to be a forward; bad day to be a back. Paul’s momentum picked up, despite constant stoppages for scrum resets and errors, allowing the College’s piggies to run in a

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Rugby League: Paul’s snatch defeat from jaws of victory

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The Paul’s rugby league team suffered a close defeat at the hand’s of St John’s College on Wednesday April 21st. The fiery encounter, played on the College Oval, was well received by players and supporters from both colleges. The match doubled as a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with pink donned by both players and spectators. The contest was played in good spirits by both sides with lots of passion displayed from all who took the field. The Paulines came out of the blocks firing, laying on three consecutive tries, however failed to convert any. Freshmen playmakers, Jonah Edlington (halfback), and Ollie Thorne (hooker) complimented each other’s game magically, and as result, comfortably steered the side around the park. While Edlington manufactured linebreaks on the edges for his forwards, Thorne demonstrated his excellent rugby league IQ with crafty dummy-half ruck plays, allowing space to open up around the

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Murch Returns

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Arthur Murch (1902-1989) was a noted early modernist painter and sculptor who was responsible for two significant artworks at the College: the portrait in Hall of former Warden Arthur Garnsey (also entered in the 1942 Archibald Prize) and the Trigg Memorial fountain (1966-67). On Tuesday 27 April we were delighted to welcome Arthur Murch’s daughter, Michelle, to the College. Michelle is researching and compiling a website dedicated to her father’s work (http://arthurmurch.com/) and was very keen to revisit his work at St Paul’s. We are indebted to Michelle for her generous donation of photographs taken of the artist at work on the fountain and its installation in the original quadrangle.

Paul’s Jag Bronze at Rawson Swimming

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Despite a strong show of character and determination in both training, and the event itself, Paul’s finished in third place behind Wesley College (second place), and St Andrew’s (first place) in the 2021 Rawson Cup Swimming. A fantastic effort was demonstrated by all involved. Freshman, Tim Hough, was outstanding in his Rawson debut, finishing second place in two of his events. Convenors, Connor Whiteley and Ben Bradshaw, along with swim captain, Nathan Taplin, and diving captain, Lachlan Croker, displayed excellent leadership throughout the night, ensuring that morale remained high among the competitors despite many results on the night not going the College’s way. This leaves Paul’s placed second overall, sitting on six points, in the 2021 Rawson Cup, behind Andrew’s on eight points. Rowing has been pushed back to Semester 2 due to a blue-green algae outbreak at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. As such, Paul’s will look to bounce

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Community engagement re: co-residency at St Paul’s College

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At several points over the last fifty years, the Council has considered whether becoming a fully co-residential College would be beneficial to St Paul’s and its future. As part of the Council’s continued strategic development, and particularly in relation to how the College can best achieve its vision into the future, this question is again under consideration. The undergraduate community has been all male for 165 years and therefore any change would be significant. As such, the Council is inviting feedback from current residents, parents and alumni on this issue. This feedback will be very beneficial for the Council’s deliberations. In 2020, the St Paul’s College Council developed and adopted the following vision for the College: St Paul’s College aspires to be internationally recognised as a place of rigorous intellectual, moral and spiritual engagement at the heart of the University, which aims to provide a transformative experience for students by

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A For Effort: Tutorial Program Thriving

3 weeks ago

The College’s tutorial program has been widely regarded as the superior program among the intercollegiate community for some time now. 2021 has proven to be no different. Spearheaded by recently appointed Senior Tutor, Ms Katie Allan, the Paul’s tutorial program has already been a monumental success. Utilising current undergraduate and postgraduate Paulines, as well as the vast alumni community, the College offers tutorials in the subject areas of commerce, economics, engineering, law, medicine, science, mathematics, computer science, and music. By the end of Week 4, over 110 tutorials had been held. Eighty percent of these took place in the undergraduate community, with the remaining twenty percent taking place either exclusively in Graduate House, or with mixed attendance from both communities. This year has proven to be a year of firsts for the College in terms of tutorials offered. This is the first year that there’s been a Graduate House tutorial

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Marco Paulo a Huge Success

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On Sunday 28 March, the Salisbury Bar team, along with various sponsors, hosted Paulines and their guests at the Sals for the annual Marco Paulo fundraiser. This year, the boys were raising funds for Lou’s Place. Lou’s Place is a community-based refuge for women in crisis, feeling isolated, or needing support. Due to Covid logistics, the event was split into two sessions to ensure everyone could attend with their guests. All in all, $6,000 was raised. We are always proud to work with Lou’s Place on fundraising events such as these, and look forward to more in the future!

Cricket XI Secure Victory, Break Drought

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The College Cricket XI has broken a five-year drought, winning Rawson Cup Cricket for the first time since 2016. St Andrew’s College had been undefeated for the entirety of those five years, however, on the 17th of March 2021, the Androvians went down to the Paulines. The successful campaign comes off the back of a great pre-semester camp, combined with a noted attitude improvement at training, driven by Senior Student and Cricket Captain, Matt Moran, in conjunction with convenors, Steven Parras and Sam McCutcheon. Rainfall from the night before, and during the morning, delayed the start of the match as both teams waited for the pitch to dry. The Paulines won the toss, and went on to bowl out St Andrew’s for 79, before chasing that total down with 6 wickets in hand. Congratulations to the 2021 Rawson Cup Cricket Champions!

Paul’s Off To Strong Start In Palladian Cup

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St Paul’s opened the 2021 Palladian Cup campaign with a bang, placing first in the Solo Instrumental tournament. Saxophonist, and second year, Ben Lerner, performed “Chasin’ the Trane” by John Coltrane on an alto saxophone. The piece was performed in standard blues form, but approached by Mr. Lerner in a chordless trio context, without piano or guitar. “I approached the performance like a live gig and wanted to bring the same energy that I’d bring on the first tune of a gig, rather than unnecessarily flaunt technique, which is typically expected in competitions like the Palladian Cup,” said Mr. Lerner after his set. Freshman, Thomas Mah Chut, was the other representative from Paul’s. Mr. Mah Chut performed “Evocation” by Isaac Albeniz on piano, and was very well received by the audience.  Paul’s has not placed first in a Palladian Cup event since Hugh Jameson’s Solo Vocal performance in 2018, and

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Cricket XI defeat Wesley, set stage for showdown against St Andrew’s

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The College Cricket XI backed up its excellent performance from earlier in the week against St Johns, defeating Wesley yesterday. Wesley got off to a slow start, however, soon found some rhythm after the first dozen innings, notching up 172 runs in total heading into the lunch break. The Paulines came out firing at the resumption of the match, finding their rhythm easily and quickly. Freshman, Archie Cornell, was a notable performer with the bat, while convenor, Jack Attenborough, picked up where he left off against John’s and impressed with the ball. Paul’s were able to comfortably chase down the 172 total with 8 wickets in hand. Next Wednesday the boys take on St Andrew’s in the 2021 Rawson Cup cricket decider. Andrew’s have also had duel victories against Wesley and St John’s. Paul’s have no lack of motivation going into the match, having not beaten Andrew’s since 2016.