Androvians too strong for Paul’s XV

Androvians too strong for Paul’s XV

3 days ago

St Paul’s did battle against St Andrew’s in the Rawson Cup Rugby Final on 26th May, at the Sydney University Football Ground (formally No. 2 Oval), going down 45-10. The match was played under lights, and was a great spectacle for the packed out grandstand. As anticipated, the contest was a fiery one, with plenty of passion displayed both on and off the field. The Paulines drew first blood through second-year, Will Goddard, slotting an early penalty to take the score to 3-0. Paul’s would not see any more points for 60-odd minutes after that point. Drew’s went on a roll shortly after that penalty sailed through the sticks, displaying prowess across the park in all aspects of the competition. At 38-3, freshman, George Poolman, crossed the stripe from a backline move 15 metres out from the Androvians’ try line, with Goddard slotting the conversion. 38-10. Drew’s would go on

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Note to the St Paul’s College Community from the Council Chair regarding feedback on whether the undergraduate community should become co-residential

3 weeks ago

Firstly, I would like to thank all who have engaged in the feedback process to date. The College is very pleased to have received more than 400 individual and small group submissions, and large group submissions from nearly 200 of our undergraduates and over 80 Women’s College students. The Council is now reviewing these responses. I understand there has been criticism of some aspects of the process to date. I confirm that the Council is keen to ensure everyone has a reasonable opportunity to comment. The questions posed were structured to be impartial however, for those who felt unduly restricted in their responses and wish to provide further comment we have opened an account to which any further submissions can be emailed. Please submit them to consultation@stpauls.edu.au. We would appreciate receiving them by 16 June to allow sufficient time for collation and analysis by Council. It is our aspiration for

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Warden’s Own XV 7-all Draw

1 month ago

Gusty, courageous, tough… No superlative provides due justice for the Warden’s Own XV’s performance against Wesley College on Monday May 10th, at Paul’s Oval. Handpicked and coached by the Warden himself, the Own took on Wesley’s Rawson rugby side, after they forfeited their fixture against the Paul’s XV, and came away with a 7-all draw. Wesley made the decision to withdraw from the contest after their 116-3 drumming at the hands of St Andrew’s last week, anticipating a similar scoreline against the Paulines. The match was played in great spirits and featured many current iconic College personalities, across all year groups. In the end everyone was a winner, the Paul’s XV came away with free Rawson points, the Warden’s Own tradition was able to continue, and the Wesley rugby players were able to enjoy a game of footy rather than a thumping. The Own now turn their attention to the

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Rawson Rugby Campaign off to strong start

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

2 months 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

2 months ago

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!