St Vincent's College, Potts Point
|St Vincent's College|
Latin: Scientia cum Religione
("Religion and Knowledge united")
|Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia|
|Type||Private, Day and Boarding|
|Principal||Ms Fay Gurr|
|Colour(s)||Blue, Gold and White|
St Vincent's College (commonly known as Vinnies), is a Roman Catholic, secondary, boarding and day school for girls, located in Victoria Street, Potts Point, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The college is one of Australia's oldest Catholic girls' schools, founded by the Sisters of Charity as a co-educational primary school in 1858, and celebrated its sesquicentenary in 2008. St Vincent's College follows St Irenaeus' dictum that "the Glory of God is the human person fully alive", and follows the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. St Vincent's has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 680 girls in Years 7 to 12, including 140 boarders.
St Vincent's is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA), the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA), and is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS).
St Vincent's College was founded as the Victoria Street Roman Catholic School, by the Sisters of Charity in 1858, a year after the sisters established St Vincent's Hospital at the same site. Originally a co-educational primary school, the school reopened as St Vincents College, a secondary, fee-paying, private, independent school in May 1882, after the hospital's relocation to the neighbouring suburb of Darlinghurst. In 2008 St Vincent's College celebrated its 150th anniversary, or sesquicentenary.
|1858 – 1864||Sr Aloysius Raymond|
|1865 – 1881||Sr Frances McGuigan|
|1882 – 1896||Sr Ursula Brutin|
|1897 – 1912||Sr Gerard Ryan|
|1912 – 1920||Sr Kevin Purtell|
|1921 – 1922||Sr Benedicta Martin|
|1923 – 1925||Sr Joachim Burns|
|1926 – 1936||Sr Dympna Bruton|
|1937||Sr Carmella Kissane|
|1938 – 1943||Sr Francis Jerome Donovan|
|1944||Sr Maria Joseph hegarty|
|1945 – 1948||Sr Marion Corless|
|1949||Sr Peter Fenessy|
|1950||Sr Laurence Young|
|1951 – 1955||Sr Isabel Waldron|
|1956 – 1959||Sr Joan Jurd|
|1960||Sr Amadeus Paine|
|1961||Sr Genevieve Campbell|
|1962 – 1969||Sr Marion Corless|
|1970 – 1976||Sr Mildred Carroll|
|1977 – 1983||Sr Maria Wheeler|
|1984 – 1994||Sr Margaret Beirne|
|1995 – 2001||Miss Caroline Duhigg|
|2002 – 2008||Ms Michelle Huggonet|
|2009 – present||Ms Fay Gurr|
- Krista Bell – Children's author 
- Natarsha Belling – Channel 10 newsreader
- Lara Bingle – International model
- Grace Boelke – medical doctor
- Melinda Gainsford-Taylor – Australian athlete and Olympian
- Alex Hargreaves Women's rugby
- Deni Hines – Singer and actress
- Karen Krantzke (deceased) – - Tennis player - ranked seventh in women's tennis singles in 1970. The WTA named an award - The Karen Krantzke Sportsmanship Award in her honour
- Rachel Marley – Singer and actress
- Gemma Rice – Founder of the School of St Jude, Tanzania
- Joelle, Singer on The X Factor Australia
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- About St Vincent's College (accessed:14-05-2007)
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- St Vincent's College - History (accessed:14-05-2007)