St Paul’s College eNewsletter – April 2016

St Paul’s College eNewsletter – April 2016

3 years ago

St Paul’s College eNewsletter

This is the inaugural edition of the St Paul’s College eNewsletter!
The eNewsletter will initially be a quarterly publication, intended to communicate College news and events with the wider College community.

Greetings from the Warden

I commend this new eNewsletter to Paulines and friends of the College.

In a world where there are many forms of communication, from instant to slower annual works, there is a place for the emailed newsletter.
Not everyone is on Instagram or Facebook although I take this opportunity to say how much I value the Facebook communications I enjoy with a large number of Paulines, young and old.

In my twenty second year as Warden I often meet 40 year olds, some with young children, who were 18-20 in College when I started here in late ’94. I meet men and women my age who were 40-ish when I started, and I meet the grand old Paulines who are a little further along the track than I. I wish this publication venture well, and more importantly, wish the College well as it moves to expand its offering in present form and in the mighty initiative of the Graduate House.

Christine, as Patron of the Women’s Organisation, joins me in wishing our community well.

I am always happy to hear from those who value their time in College, and those with suggestions to make for its betterment. Feel free to contact me at

Ivan Head

Residential Life

Students’ Club Committee 2016

The Students’ Club Committee is the elected governing body for the wider Students’ Club, occupying a vital role in the daily life of the College as well as in the Intercollegiate community. The SCC represents the wider student body in all College matters and is involved with the organisation of major College events.
This year’s Student Club Committee consists of the following members:
Senior Student: Jack Leggat
Secretary: William Stevens
Treasurer: Jon Chryssafis
Intercol Rep: Oliver Tridgell and Nicholas Stace
House Committee: Samuel Read and Patrick Hall

Palladian Cup
St Paul’s has started the year well with regards to the Intercollegiate Cultural Competition, the Palladian Cup. In the Oration section, Barney Archibald was placed 3rd. In the Solo Vocal Competition, singer Hugh Jameson placed 2nd. After the first two sections of the Palladian Cup, Paul’s is placed second behind Sancta Sophia.

Rawson Cup Cricket
Game One: St Paul’s College 256 (N.Kelland 80, H.Hordern 69) DEF St John’s College 89 (J. Leggat 3/15).

Game Two: St Paul’s College 9/194 (J.Holloway 72*, J.Remond 49*) DEF Wesley College 117 (J. Redmond 3/13, O. Tridgell 2/34).

Game Three: St Paul’s College 213 (D.Holloway 60, N.Kelland 47) DEF St Andrew’s College 188 (O. Tridgell 4/32, H. Horden 2/40).

Oliver Tridgell took a hat­-trick in the final game to remove the last three St Andrew’s batsmen thereby securing the title of Rawson Cup Cricket Champions for the College for the first time since 2009.


Alumni News

  • Jack Manning Bancroft (2003-05) is the youngest Australian to have received an Honorary Doctorate, for his work as the founder of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) – a highly successful national program to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. NEWS ARTICLE The Vice Warden, Mr Geoff Lovell, has been the Chairman of AIME since 2009 and each year several College men act as AIME mentors.
  • Chris Taylor (1992-93) made his stage debut earlier this year as the lead in David Williamson’s latest play Jack of Hearts at the Ensemble Theatre, which ran from January 29 to April 2. NEWS ARTICLE


College Expansion Project

Rendering of the aerial view of the College after the expansion.

The College continues to move ahead with its plans to expand and enhance the existing College for men and to create a new Graduate House for postgraduate students and academics, both men and women. The project is driven by the College’s vision of building on its proud record to shape the students and society of tomorrow, by being a place where students, academic staff and visitors, reflecting the full spectrum of university life, can interact, grow and learn from one another in a mutually supportive residential environment.

Early construction works for a new building incorporating 130 rooms to expand the existing College have been completed. Major construction works are expected to commence in mid-2016, with the building to be completed in late 2017 and open for residents at the start of the 2018 academic year. Construction of the Graduate House building is earmarked for commencement during 2017.

The project team led by the Vice Warden is currently finalising the design, legal and financing arrangements for the construction of the first building. They are working with current College residents to ensure that the facilities are designed for modern student use and that the optimal transition of College life is achieved when the building is opened. A key feature of the building will be a new library / study centre for the College, designed to provide collaborative and personal study spaces in an attractive collegiate setting.

We look forward to providing regular updates on the project as it develops and there will be many opportunities to support this exciting new stage in the College’s development.

Colonnade on the College’s northern boundary, looking towards Fisher Road.


St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation

The SPCWO was formed in 1927, with the aim “to unite all women who through kinship, affection or sentiment are interested in the traditions and welfare of St Paul’s College”. The Women’s Organisation is a place for these women to enjoy one another’s company as well as to contribute to the current life of the College.
The current committee consists of:

President: Hanja Bicknell
Secretary: Elizabeth Hall
Assistant Secretary: Tracey Gallagher
Treasurer: Margaret Palmer
Committee: Kathy Alcock, Deb Allworth, Caroline Armitage, Julie Atkin, Simone Begg, Phoebe Beniac, Sylvia Botros, Christina Boyd-Jones, Sandra Cowper, Lynne Downes, Elizabeth Duggan, Hellene Flame, Fiona Frost, Fay Geddes, Jane Higgins, Sarah Holloway, Helen Levy, Janet Marples, Margaret Palmer, Sandra Royle, Kelly Salteri, Melissa Slattery, Diana Thomas, Angela Toh, Mary Walker, Angela Wilson
Recently the SPCWO gave the College two new teak benches for the College quadrangle. It is a tradition of the organisation to gift benches. Historically they have also been fitted with plaques that feature somewhat tongue-in-cheek reminders for the residents throughout the years.




Giving to the College

Henric Nicholas

The Hon Henric Nicholas QC
(in College 1958-61)

St Paul’s College extends its sincere gratitude to The Hon Henric Nicholas QC for his generous donations to the College over the years.

As an active member of the Kimberley Foundation Australia (KFA), Mr Nicholas has a history of supporting Indigenous art, especially from the Kimberley region. In February of this year, he gave the College from Mike Donaldson’s three volume series Kimberley Rock Art. The works were described as “the seminal series on the ancient art sites” [], and cover the rock art of the vast Kimberley region, totalling over a thousand photos across the series and representing the culmination of 20 years of documentation and photography by Donaldson. Mr Nicholas hopes that browsing Donaldson’s epic series might inspire some of the men to consider participating in the scientific research teams in the Kimberley, specifically in the dating and analysis of rock art.

In August 2015 Mr Nicholas kindly donated the dazzlingly colourful 14-306 Pukara work by accomplished Aboriginal Australian artist Jimmy Donnegan. The work can currently be found hanging above the door in the Junior Common Room.

Mr Nicholas made another donation of a painting by an Aboriginal Australian in August 2014, the untitled work by Miriwoong artist Phyllis Ningamara. The work currently hangs in pride of place in the main reception area of the College offices.

Mr Nicholas’ donations are wonderful additions to St Paul’s College, enriching cultural horizons and helping residents of the College appreciate the rich artistic culture of Australia, both now and in the past. More information regarding Kimberley Rock Art projects can be found at the Kimberley Foundation Australia website, and Mr Nicholas would be delighted to explore prospects with anyone who may be interested.

Click here to see the full article on the St Paul’s Website.


UN Women’s Day

Left to Right: The Warden (St Paul’s College); Dr Amanda Bell (Principal, The Women’s College); Ms Lorena Valente (Senior Student, The Women’s College); Mr Jack Leggat (Senior Student,St Paul’s College).

The Warden and the Students’ Club Committee, along with Fellow Dr Christine Biscoe and the Director of Advancement Mrs Kim Sanchez, attended the UN Women’s International Women’s Day Breakfast with Dr Amanda Bell (Principal) and counterparts from The Women’s College. Over 2,000 guests attended and heard from interesting speakers from across various walks of life, reinforcing that violence against women is not inevitable, nor is it an intractable problem. The new Chair of the Women’s College, Ms Julie McKay, announced she would be stepping down after nine years as the Chief Executive Officer of UN Women Australia.

Chapel Service

The regular College Chapel Service is held at 7:45pm each Tuesday during Semester, although occasionally this changes. All updates regarding times are posted to the College Facebook page.

Other significant Services to add to your diary include the ANZAC Day Service (April 25), and the Chapel Choir Concert (May 26) with more events to be advised throughout the year.

The College Choir is led by the Director of Music Mr David Drury BMus ARCO(chm).The Choir is made up of members from St Paul’s College and The Women’s College and performs a traditional and modern repertoire to the highest standards nationally.

Everyone is most welcome to attend, and please feel free to have a friendly chat with the Warden after the service when refreshments will be provided.





Tuesday 3rd May at 10:30am
Open to all mothers
For more information email

Chapel Choir Concert
Thursday 26th May
All Welcome!
For more information email

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Monday 25th July (Students Night)
More information coming soon!

Intercol Competitions
Rawson Rugby: May 9th, May 17th and June 1st
Palladian Solo Drama: 3rd May

If you were a freshman in
1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, or 2006
it’s time to start planning!
If you would like to enquire about organising a reunion please email:

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