Roseville College

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Roseville College
Roseville College crest. Source: (Roseville College website)
Australia Australia
Coordinates33°47′4″S 151°10′57″E / 33.78444°S 151.18250°E / -33.78444; 151.18250Coordinates: 33°47′4″S 151°10′57″E / 33.78444°S 151.18250°E / -33.78444; 151.18250
TypeIndependent, Single-sex, Day school
MottoLatin: Veritas Omnia Vincit
(Truth Conquers All)
Established1908 by Isobel Davies[1]
PrincipalMs Deb Magill
Enrolment~900 (2017)[2]
Colour(s)Burgundy and Gold
Roseville College entrance.

Roseville College is an independent Anglican day school for girls, located in the suburb of Roseville, on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

It is a member school of the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation.

Established by Isobel Davies in 1908, Roseville has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 900 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.[2]

The college is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),[3] the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[4] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),[5] and is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS).[6]


Roseville College was established on its current site in 1908, by Isobel Davies, the daughter of a retired Welsh clergyman. The school started with just seven pupils, a cottage known as "Rose Cottage" , and a small playing field.[7]


Period Details[6]
1908–1947 Isobel Davies, Founder
1947–1952 Cynthia Rogers
1952–1958 E. McMaster Horner
1959–1972 Mavis Honey
1973–1984 Mary Richardson
1985–1999 Joy Yeo
2000–2006 Elaine Collin
2006–2011 Briony Scott
2011-2016 Megan Krimmer
2016-present Deborah Magill


Roseville College has in recent times improved its academic reputation. The college has repeatedly performed well in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) over the past few years and ranks highly on a state level. In 2017, Roseville College was ranked 36th in the State in the merit list of top schools, 56% of students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 90 or above, 28% received an ATAR of 95 or above, and 68% of the cohort were offered a place at university prior to completing the HSC.[8]

Girls in Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program, establishing global learning and innovation through six transdisciplinary units of enquiry.

Associated schools[edit]

Roseville College has a sister school in Japan, Bunka High School, whose students make trips once every 2 years to the College and are hosted by families whose daughters attend the school. Roseville students visit Bunka High once every three years. The program between the schools has now been running for a number of years. Roseville College also has a number of exchange agreements with international schools, including Gresham's School in Norfolk, United Kingdom, Sutton Valence School in Kent, United Kingdom and Waikato Diocesan School for Girls in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Roseville College". Directory. Sydney's Child. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Roseville College Annual Report 2017 |date=20 June 2018 }} (accessed:04-01-2019)
  3. ^ "New South Wales". AHISA Schools. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. April 2007. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  4. ^ "JSHAA New South Wales Directory of Members". New South Wales Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  5. ^ Butler, Jan (2006). "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  6. ^ a b "Heads of New South Wales Independent Girls' Schools". About AHIGS. The Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools. 2004. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  7. ^ "History". About Roseville. Roseville College. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  8. ^ "HSC Outcomes 2018". Roseville College. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Emma Scholl". National Music Camp – Orchestral Program. Australian Youth Orchestra. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  10. ^ "Emma Sholl: Acting Principal". Sydney Symphony. Retrieved 4 January 2019.

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