The Hon Justice Andrew Bell becomes next Chief Justice of NSW

The Hon Justice Andrew Bell becomes next Chief Justice of NSW

2 months ago

The Hon Justice Andrew Bell, in College 1985-89, Fellow 2004-11, has become the state’s Chief Justice following Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC who stepped down on 5 March. It is customary for the NSW Chief Justice to also be appointed Lieutenant Governor an office that was established by Governor Phillip on 7 February 1788 with the appointment of Major Robert Ross who was succeeded by Major Francis Grose in 1792 who was granted the land on which the College stands today, Grose Farm. Andrew was appointed President of the Court of Appeal in 2019 after a career as a leading Sydney barrister. He has a long association with the College and won University Medals in Law and Arts. He became Rhodes Scholar for New South Wales in 1990 and topped the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford in his year, before earning his doctorate from Oxford the following year. He

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Academic Results for 2021

3 months ago

Joyful news for Paul’s about last year’s academic results with 116 students – 99 undergraduate students and 17 postgraduate students – achieving a Distinction or High Distinction average in Semester 2. This is 37% of our undergraduate body, and 48% of our postgraduate coursework students! Of our top 10 undergraduate performers, five were Freshmen in their first year of university study: Mr Tommy Lu (Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science), Mr Jack Holt (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce), Mr Simon Toscan (Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies), Mr Riley Jones (Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science), and Mr Aakash Singh (Bachelor of Engineering Hons (Civil)/Bachelor of Design Architecture) – all receiving a high distinction average. The undergraduate average mark was 70.6, and our postgraduate coursework students averaged 72.9.   This is a fantastic achievement by all our students, particularly considering that all but four weeks of the semester took place

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New timber for an old hall

3 months ago

January is a time for major maintenance around the College and the Dining Hall and Kitchens are the focus. Every year the Foundation tops up the maintenance budget for heritage works and this is all made possible by the generosity of Foundation donors. The projects include the dining hall floor, new table tops and chair refurbishments. In the kitchen new vinyl is being laid and a new dish washer comes in after that. Those interested in donating an Australian hardwood floor board can do so right now. We are looking for contributions towards this project which includes the floor, dining chairs repair and (artisan-made) new tops for the tables. Please contact Richard Morgan or use the website donation form CLICK HERE Donate a floor board $250 Donate a chair $500 Donate a table top $1000

Australia Day honour

3 months ago

Mr Niels Bowen (in College 1967-70) has been awarded an OAM in the 2022 Australia Day Honours. Niels is a pharmacist and leader in the health care industry as founder of Chemist Outlet and Pharmacy by Mail. Niels has also been a benefactor to many causes including the College, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the University of Sydney in particular the refurbishment of the Pharmacy Building 2006-08. It was great to see Niels back at College for a visit early last year and the College community extends it appreciation and congratulations on this Australia Day honour.

Sem 2 Palladian Cup flashes of potential

5 months ago

The back half of the year’s Palladian events was filled with a mix of outstanding works, and unrefined gems. The College finished equal fourth place alongside The Women’s College. The highlight of the semester for the College was Palladian Art. Senior, Ethan Tsui, scored 2nd place overall for his piece, ‘Locus Amoenus No. IX’, while Freshman, James Rossiter, submitted a fantastic work, ‘Disenfranchised’, which was unlucky not to place. Our drama and instrumental ensembles were fantastic, and showcased the creativity amongst our residents. Graduate House member, Jack Stephens, will take over as Director of Music in 2022, and has big plans, with enthusiasm to match, for the College’s musical potential. Watch this space.

Rawson sport Sem 2

5 months ago

Rawson sport returned to College in a big way in semester 2. The Covid-induced hiatus meant that training and general preparation for all sports proved difficult, and often required execution of a reduced capacity. With five sporting campaigns to undertake in the best part of a month, the Paulines had their work cut out for them. Compounding the log-jam of Rawson events was the timing of the semester. The state opened back up, assessment crunch time loomed, the Palladian Cup resumed, and important College social events were reinstated to the calendar following the ease of restrictions. The term ‘intense’ was an understatement, not to mention, some men convened and competed in multiple sports… Our second place position on the overall Rawson Cup ladder at the cessation of the first semester meant that serious groundwork had to be made in order to compete with the Androvians, and keep John’s and Wesley

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Carol Service now starting 7.00 pm

5 months ago

for those coming to our Carol Service on Sunday 5 December please note that start time was incorrectly advertised. Please be seated in the Chapel by 7.00 pm. If you are coming please contact Richard Morgan by sms – 0412 016117 or email community@stpauls.edu.au

2022 Student Leadership

5 months ago

Student leadership is an important aspect of collegiate life and at St Paul’s this is no exception. In November the Students Club elected their 2022 committee: Mr Henry Hughes [BPM II], Mr Sebastian Shanahan [BComm/LLB II], Mr Nicholas Jones [BComm/BAdvStudies II], Mr Steven Parras [BComm II], Mr Hayden Fleming [BA/LLB II], Mr Mitchell Cassie [BSports&ExMgmt II] and Mr Tom Nivison [BBus/BSc II]. The new committee takes over in January. Earlier the Middle Common Room, which is the student membership of Graduate House, elected their third Executive: Mr Hugh Schroder [MD I], Mr Jethro Mahon [MComm I], Mr Vivek Chopra [JD I], Miss Eliza Santalucia [DDM I] and Mr Will McManus [no info on Start Rez!]. The third MCR Executive took office with immediate effect. The College community congratulates all those recently elected to leadership roles. It is also a time to thank the 2021 leaders for their tireless efforts in

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Brahms in the MCR

5 months ago

St Paul’s Organ Scholar Xiaoyu (Stacey) Yang and Dr Evgeny Sorkin will present an exciting chamber music programme of the work of Johannes Brahms. Tuesday 14 December 2021 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin has been in demand as performer from a very early age. At the age of 10 Isaac Stern has chosen Evgeny to perform a concert tour of the USA including performance at the Department of State in Washington. At 16 after hearing Evgeny perform, Sir Yehudi Menuhin likened his playing to that of young David Oistrakh. to Book CLICK HERE

Appointment of St Paul’s College Head of Co-residential Transition

5 months ago

St Paul’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey-Jane (TJ) Christie as Head of Co-residential Transition, a new Senior Staff role to support the implementation and welcome of the College’s first undergraduate women. TJ brings to St Paul’s a wealth of experience in collegiate communities since her own undergraduate days as a student at Sancta Sophia College. Following graduation TJ worked as a solicitor and human resources manager for more than two decades before returning to College leadership and becoming the Vice-Principal of Sancta. In 2014 she moved to St John’s College where she served primarily as Dean until 2020 and in 2021 she has been serving as the Deputy Head of John XXIII College at ANU. In these roles she has been a passionate advocate for student development and academic advancement while always remaining actively involved in pastoral care and wellbeing. Furthermore, TJ has played a significant

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