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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The Grisp – alumni mentoring students

1 month ago

Uniting past and present Paulines through The Grisp mentoring has taken a big step forward in 2021. Co-ordinators Nick Ingate (2003-06) and Nick Jones (2nd Year BComm) commented that they now have more alumni than ever interested in supporting students. On 29 April on the McMillan Building Roof Top Terrace 12 mentors and 30 students joined together for the first themed event, “The Future of Leadership”, when a panel of four business leaders provided insights based on their professional experience and took a deep dive into world trade, artificial intelligence and the future of global relations.  The Grisp is always interested to connect with Paulines who can support this initiative which has been growing quietly year after year. Let the College know if you can assist in any field of endeavour and the team will establish a link with one of the senior students who wants development in your field.

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Paul’s support for the Indian COVID disaster

1 month ago

As the World watches on, one of our international students, Nakul Reddy (2nd Year), has set to work campaigning to support the poorest people of his homeland who are suffering the depths of the devastating second wave of Coronavirus across India. Nakul came to Paul’s in Semester 1, 2020 and has not been able to return to his home in Bangalore because of the COVID situation there. Now in his 4th year of study for a Bachelor of Software Engineering he is giving what he can through UNICEF to support the Indian appeal which has been championed by Cricket Australia. He get bad news daily, the number of Indian deaths is at 250,000 and is climbing. His parents and cousins are in isolation and every day he learns of people from his extended family, school friends and neighbours who are being infected and in some cases succumbing to the virus.

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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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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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Chapel organ celebration

2 months ago

Here is a clip from the Re-dedication concert on 17 April with director of Music Mr David Drury (organ), Mr John Foster (trumpet) and Miss Elise Morton (soprano) performing GH Handel’s ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’. After the welcome from the Warden, the College Chaplain, Revd Antony Weiss, led the re-dedication of the organ. The organ remained silent until the organ scholar Miss Stacey Yang of Graduate House began the concert with Felix Mendelssohn’s celebratory Sonata No. 4 (Allegro con brio). The music continued with David taking over the bench and performing a broad repertoire from a 16th century Erbach Canzon to J S Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C to a 20th century Moreau Cantabile. Both Elise and John joined David to augment the splendid sound of the newly refurbished organ that was built by the Dutch firm of D A Flentrop in 1971 thanks to the generosity of

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