Semester 1 in full swing at St Paul’s

Semester 1 in full swing at St Paul’s

3 weeks ago

The 2020 academic year is in full swing, with our Freshmen settling in nicely after an extensive Welcome Week program and Register Signing to mark their entry into Membership at St Paul’s. Our student leaders kicked the year off with an S Club Committee retreat, engaging with the Warden, the Senior Tutor and the Chaplain on some of the goals and cultural objectives for the year. The Peer Support Leaders and Welcome Week Leaders took the reins in greeting our new students, ensuring their participation in a range of seminars and insightful presentations. Most evenings were highlighted by social events, often jointly with the Women’s College or Sancta Sophia College. As classes resumed, the College held its Commencement Service and first Formal Dinner of the year, with Council Members and the Graduate House Middle Prefect also in attendance. Graduate House similarly held its Feast of the Foundation to mark the

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Installation Service for the 12th Warden of St Paul’s

4 weeks ago

On Saturday 29 February the wider Pauline community gathered to celebrate the commissioning and installation of the new Warden. Following his prior years as a Pauline student and as a Fellow on the College Council, the Reverend Dr Ed Loane cemented his commitment to College when he was formally installed as the 12th Warden of St Paul’s by the Right Reverend Dr Michael Stead, Bishop of South Sydney. More than 250 students and friends of College attended the Chapel Service, jointly led by Bishop Stead and the College Chaplain, Reverend Antony Weiss. The Director of Music, Mr David Drury, conducted several uplifting hymns with the College Choir. Following readings by Miss Eveline Dwyer on behalf of Graduate House, and Mr Harry Croker on behalf of the Undergraduate community, the Deputy Chairman of Council, the Reverend Andrew Sempell, presented Dr Loane to Bishop Stead. Dr Loane knelt before the Bishop and

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Appointment of St Paul’s College Dean of Undergraduates

1 month ago

10 February 2020 The Warden of St Paul’s is delighted to announce the appointment of Casey White as St Paul’s College’s first full-time Dean of Undergraduates. Casey is an award-winning education leader with extensive experience in collegiate communities and strategically implementing improvements for student experience. His passion for the development of young adults in university colleges arose from his own formative experience in college as an undergraduate. Since then he has served in many collegiate roles including Sub-Dean, Dean of Residents and Dean of Students at colleges in both Canberra and Sydney. He has also taken leadership roles in college advancement with great success in building philanthropic activity and enhancing alumni relations. In recent years he has been developing strategic and innovative programs to improve residential life for university accommodation services, including at Sydney University. His belief in the benefits of a distinctly collegiate education, however, attracted him away from

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St Paul’s seeks Dean of Undergraduates applications

3 months ago

St Paul’s College is seeking an outstanding Dean of Undergraduates to lead the College’s growing undergraduate community, contribute to the provision of a world-class collegiate experience within the University of Sydney, lead the undergraduate community staff team, and champion a culture of inclusion and respect for all. The Dean will support academic, broader intellectual, cultural, sporting, spiritual, community service and social activities within the undergraduate community, as well as contribute to alumni and other stakeholder engagement. Reporting to the Warden, and contributing as part of the senior staff of the College to the development of the whole College community, the Dean will work to ensure efficient management of the undergraduate community’s operations and finances. The Dean will also work to promote St Paul’s College as a preferred destination for students of diverse backgrounds from metropolitan and non-metropolitan NSW, interstate, and overseas. This is a significant appointment requiring leadership skills, a

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The Reverend Dr Max Wood appointed to St Paul’s College Council

4 months ago

The St Paul’s College Council is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr Max Wood as a Council Fellow. Following the recent casual vacancy resulting from the appointment of the 12th Warden of St Paul’s College, the Council unanimously resolved to invite Revd Dr Wood to re-join Council. Revd Dr Max Wood accepted the invitation and will officially commence as a Council Fellow from Wednesday 15 January, 2020. Revd Dr Wood had previously served the College community as a Fellow from April 2015 to November 2018, when the modernised St Paul’s College Act 2018 reduced the number of Fellows from 18 to 12. During his tenure, Revd Dr Wood made an integral contribution towards the planning and commencement of the Ivan Head and Graduate House Buildings. “It is a great honour to be welcomed back to St Paul’s to serve as a Fellow for the benefit of the

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Grisp mentor program continues to grow

5 months ago

Mentors of current students gathered at the College on 21 October to celebrate the growth of the Grisp program. The program has grown to facilitate the partnering of 32 mentors and students in their penultimate or final year of university. The mentors are old Paulines and their work colleagues, with experience in their respective fields, who are keen to help third or fourth years with the often difficult transition from academia to practice. Mentors and their students joined formal dinner to socialise and to hear from the Sub-Warden, Dr Mark Schembri, on the mutual benefits of developing relationships built on practical work place skills. The Sub-Warden emphasised the importance of community and belonging which accompanies a mentoring relationship. The Grisp program endeavours to support the provision of ongoing professional mentoring and advice for students of St Paul’s College. It offers a platform where past and present residents of the College

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Inaugural Outreach Dinner a huge success

5 months ago

In early October, St Paul’s held its inaugural Outreach Dinner with volunteers from some of the charitable organisations in which our students are involved. Some of the initiatives include support at the Newtown Mission, service at the overnight shelter for homeless men at Christ Church St Laurence, assistance at the Berkeley Centre in Wollongong, help at Lou’s Place which provides refuge for women in crisis, and student mentoring through the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and Profecta. The student-led initiatives at charitable organisations are exemplary of the College’s commitment to foster outward-looking and community-minded students. Undergraduate student, Mr Ned Lindsay, summed up his thoughts on the positive role of outreach: “As you can tell with nine different groups of people coming together, outreach creates a powerful connection with communities. It connects communities through a sense of respect and understanding, and it connects communities through hardship, and the humbling experience of life

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The Reverend Dr Ed Loane appointed the 12th Warden of St Paul’s College

5 months ago

The St Paul’s College Council is delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev Dr Ed Loane as the 12th Warden of St Paul’s College.  Following an extensive and thorough search, which yielded many high quality applications, we have found the right candidate to lead this exciting next chapter at St Paul’s.  Dr Loane was raised in Wollongong and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to complete his graduate studies at Moore College, followed by a PhD at Cambridge University.  As an Old Pauline, he has a firm commitment to collegiate education, and was appointed as a Council Member in May 2017. Since his election to Council, he has been instrumental in governance matters such as our new Act, and in leading the cultural renewal process at St Paul’s, taking the initiative in the implementation of

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Graduate House scholarship winners say “thank you” for life-changing opportunity

6 months ago

Yet more students whose membership of St Paul’s College, including Graduate House, has been made possible by scholarships and bursaries have been thanking their donors for these life-changing opportunities. The last e-news reported on the many undergraduate scholarship and bursary winners who have written letters of thanks. This month we report on members of Graduate House who are doing so. Several students have been enabled to enter Graduate House and thus become members of St Paul’s College through scholarships or bursaries provided by the College and the St Paul’s College Foundation. They have recently been writing to the Chair of the College Council and the Chair of the Foundation to express their gratitude. One of the themes of their letters of thanks is a commitment to do what they can to ensure that future students have opportunities at least as good as the opportunities that scholarships have now given them.

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Grisp mentoring program delivers for students

6 months ago

Old Paulines mentoring current students brings a direct gain which is being realised through the St Paul’s College Union Grisp initiative. A successful pilot during the 2018/19 summer break has led to an expanded program in 2019.  Present students meet and share scholarly progress and life experiences with alumni providing effective mentoring that can generate positive social and professional outcomes.  The Grisp initiative is creating avenues for old Paulines and their professional colleagues to have a meaningful and on-going relationship with current members of the College community. The students in the initiative, usually in their third year of study, receive advice and coaching to kick-start and guide a career path. It is an opportunity for Pauline mentors to give back to their old College and they are inspiring some of their friends and colleagues to join them. They become facilitators of business learning and the shapers of tomorrow’s leaders. Currently the

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