Roseville College

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Roseville College
Roseville College crest. Source: (Roseville College website)
Roseville, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 33°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
Type Independent, Single-sex, Day school
Motto Latin: Labor Omnia Vincit
(Work Conquers All)
Denomination Anglican
Established 1908[1]
Principal Ms Deb Magill
Employees ~72[2]
Key people Isobel Davies (Founder)
Enrolment ~820 (K–12)[3]
Colour(s) Maroon and Gold
Roseville College entrance.

Roseville College is an independent, (or more strictly an 'inter-dependent'[4]) 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 820 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.[3]

The college is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),[5] the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[6] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),[7] and is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS).[8]


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.[9]


Period Details[8]
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 seen improvement in its performance in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) over the past few years and ranks well on a state level. In 2006 Roseville College was ranked 80th in the State in the merit list of top schools and 25% of students achieved a Universities Admission Index (UAI) of 90 or above. 5% received a UAI of 95 or above.[10] In 2008 Roseville College was ranked 17th in the state. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 between 22 and 25% students obtained an ATAR or UAI of 95 or above, and between 40 and 50% over 90.[11]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Roseville College". Directory. Sydney's Child. Retrieved 17 December 2007. 
  2. ^ Roseville College Annual Report 2006 Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed:15-08-2007)
  3. ^ a b "Roseville Today". About Roseville. Roseville College. Archived from the original on 17 February 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2007. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ Butler, Jan (2006). "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2007. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "History". About Roseville. Roseville College. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 17 December 2007. 
  10. ^ "Academic Excellence: SC/HSC Results". Roseville College. Retrieved 14 September 2006. 
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  12. ^ "Emma Scholl". National Music Camp – Orchestral Program. Australian Youth Orchestra. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 
  13. ^ "BIOGRAPHIE: Emma Scholl". Musicians 1999. Glebe Music Festival. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 

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