St Scholastica's College

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St Scholastica's College
St Scholastica's crest. Source: (St Scholastica's website)
Coordinates33°52′34″S 151°10′48″E / 33.87611°S 151.18000°E / -33.87611; 151.18000Coordinates: 33°52′34″S 151°10′48″E / 33.87611°S 151.18000°E / -33.87611; 151.18000
TypeIndependent, Secondary, Day and Boarding
MottoLatin: Pax
DenominationRoman Catholic (Sisters of the Good Samaritan)
PrincipalMs Kate Rayment
Deputy PrincipalsMr Eussen, Dr Petchler
Enrolment~1030 (2015)
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,[2] 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.[3]

St Scholastica's is an independent school of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney,[4] and is affiliated with the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA).[3]


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)
Clarke Orange Wadanggari/Banksia
McLaughlin Blue Yarra/Sydney Blue Gum
Gibbons Purple Bumura/Kangaroo Apple
Adamson Yellow Wagdanguli/Sydney Wattle
Hart Red Warada/Waratah
Byrne Pink Midjuburi/Lilly Pilly
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.

Notable alumnae[edit]

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  1. ^ "St. Scholastica's College". Schools. SchoolSeek. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  2. ^ "Our History". About Us. St Scholastica's College. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ a b "St Scholastica's College". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. 2008. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  4. ^ "List of schools of type Secondary Girls in the Archdiocese of Sydney". Our Schools. Archdiocese of Sydney. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  5. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "ALEXANDER Jennifer Anne". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  6. ^ "Mrs Mabel Eileen FURLEY (1904 - 1985)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2007-08-30. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-08.

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