Sem 2 Palladian Cup flashes of potential

Sem 2 Palladian Cup flashes of potential

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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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Armistice Day

7 months ago

At 11 am on Thursday 11 November members of the College gathered for a Commemoration of Remembrance Day at a service in the Chapel led by the Chaplain, Revd Antony Weiss. As is traditional the Senior Student, Mr Matthew Moran and the Senior Student-elect, Mr Henry Hughes, jointly laid a wreath before the Roll of Honour and read aloud the names of the Paulines who gave their lives in World War I. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might”, said St Paul in his Letter to the Ephesians (Chapter 6, Verse 10) which was used by the Warden in the second lesson. Lest we forget

Press Release – St Paul’s College to Admit Women as Undergraduate Members

8 months ago

St Paul’s College in the University of Sydney is pleased to announce that it will become fully co-residential for the 2023 academic year. The College Council voted on 25 October 2021 to open admissions to undergraduate women for the first time since its founding in 1856. St Paul’s was all-male until 2019, when it began admitting postgraduate women to its fully co-residential Graduate House. The Council made the decision to admit women undergraduates following a period of thorough community consultation throughout 2021, which included gathering input from current students, alumni, members of the broader community, and the University of Sydney. The Warden of the College, The Rev’d Dr Ed Loane, said “We are so pleased to be able to announce this exciting new chapter in the history of our College. St Paul’s has a distinguished history of producing society’s leaders in business, the church, academia, the arts and politics, including

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Music legacy and Paul’s musical future

8 months ago

A permanent fixture of College life, Mr David Drury, is moving to a new role in the College which will give him more time to compose for, and perform on, the Australian and international stage. David will become College Organist and Composer-in-Residence and remains a vital and highly respected member of the residential community. Mr Jack Stephens, who has been a resident member of Graduate House since 2020, takes over as Director of Music in November. Jack is an operatic bass baritone and completed BMus (Hons) last year and is now studying a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Conservatorium. Jack was the producer earlier this year of the highly successful Opera in the Quad, Purcell’s King Arthur, performed by a miscellany of professional and student musicians. Jack is also the Principal Lay Clerk at St Andrew’s Cathedral, sings in St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, and is regularly engaged as a soloist across Australia.  David said, “I

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Residents support mental health wellbeing

8 months ago

Mr Daniel QI (GH MComm Year 2), pictured with Mr Robbie McIntosh (GH MD Year 3) and 2021 Middle Prefect Mr Meheer Zaveri (GH MD Year 2), has made good use of his lockdown restrictions as a time to help others. He has run a half-marathon in September and other on 23 October to raise money for headspace. Headspace is a program of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 and their families across Australia through our network of centres and online via eheadspace. With COVID-19 and lockdowns as the new reality, Dan believes that charities like headspace are more important than ever, and can really help people in our age bracket who are doing it tough, and alone now more than ever. CLICK HERE for the link to fundraiser page for headspace. Please

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