The generosity of many Paulines and friends who have given in 2020 has made a huge impact on the start of 2021. College has been able to support many more students than ever before because of these gifts, large and small.
The diversity in the student population has been growing for the last few years but in 2021 we have students including many from regional areas, interstate and overseas. Many of the regional students cannot afford the cost of living in Sydney and without a place at Paul’s some would be unable to begin or continue a degree at Sydney University (or the other near-by universities the College now services).
There is a genuine aspiration to provide scholarship support for the more needy students who live in regional and remote parts of Australia. This is being achieved in 2021 through the goodness of many Pauline supporters, parent-donors and philanthropic foundations. The appeal for funds last year has allowed the College to provide over $1.5M in scholarships and bursaries. To everyone who contributes to the Foundation and other funds we thank you.
The 1970s Fresher Reunion was held on 17 December and we especially thank this hearty group of 68-year-olds who generously raised funds to make a group donation to the College.