St Scholastica's College
|St Scholastica's College|
|Type||Independent, Secondary, Day and Boarding|
|Denomination||Roman Catholic (Sisters of the Good Samaritan)|
|Principal||Ms Kate Rayment|
|Deputy Principals||Mr Eussen, Dr Petchler|
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
St Scholastica's College (commonly referred to as Schols), is an independent day and boarding, Roman Catholic school for girls, located in Glebe Point, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Established in 1878 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, the College provides education for girls from the Sydney region, and currently has approximately 1010 students from Years 7 to 12, including 80 boarders from international, remote and urban areas.
The College sports program includes water polo, touch football, basketball, volleyball, rowing, tennis, netball and soccer, playing in the Catholic Girls Schools Secondary Sports Association (CGSSSA) competitions and in local competitions on weekends. They also have Tennis players competing in competitions.
Before 2018 the College operated with 4 houses, Davis (Yellow), Polding (Blue), Ullathorne (Green) and Vaughan (Red).Now its carnivals and other house events are operated under 7 houses which match each homeroom and are named after notable women in the life of the College:
|House Name||Colour||Flora (Gadigal/English)|
|McLaughlin||Blue||Yarra/Sydney Blue Gum|
|Ronayne||Green||Bunya/Coastal Tea Tree|
Each year the house with the most points wins the House Spirit Cup. House points are awarded to students for swimming and athletic carnival participation and spirit, for participation in a vast range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and for gaining awards.
- Basia A'Hern – actress
- Jennifer Anne Alexander – Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Management, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory; Chairman of Gondwana Voices (also attended Rosebank College)
- Mabel Eileen Furley OBE – Member of the NSW Legislative Council (1962–64); Foundation member of the Liberal Party; Chairman of the Federal Women's Committee of the Liberal Party of Australia
- Malarndirri (Barbara) McCarthy – an Australian politician who represented Arnhem in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 2005 to 2012. School captain in 1988.
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