St Scholastica's College

St Scholastica's College (commonly referred to as Schols) is an independent Roman Catholic single-sex secondary day and boarding school for girls, located in Glebe Point, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The College campus comprises the John Verge-designed Toxteth Park estate that is sited on the local government heritage register.[2][3]

St Scholastica's College
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The John Verge-designed Toxteth Park now forms part of St Scholastica's College, pictured in 2011
St Scholastica's College is located in Sydney
St Scholastica's College
St Scholastica's College

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 single-sex secondary day and boarding school
MottoLatin: Pax
Religious affiliation(s)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Patron saint(s)Saint Scholastica
Established1878; 142 years ago (1878)[1]
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalKate Rayment
Deputy Principals
  • Mr Eussen
  • Dr Petchler
Enrolmentc. 1,030 (2015)
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Blue and white         
AffiliationAustralian Boarding Schools' Association

Established in 1878 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan,[4] the College provides education for girls from the Sydney region, and as of 2005 had approximately 1,000 students from Year 7 to Year 12, including 80 boarders from international, remote and urban areas.[5] St Scholastica's is located within the Archdiocese of Sydney[6] and is affiliated with the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA).[5]


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. The College also has Tennis players competing.


Before 2018 the College operated with four houses: Davis (Yellow), Polding (Blue), Ullathorne (Green) and Vaughan (Red). Since then, carnivals and other house events are operated under seven 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.

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  1. ^ "St. Scholastica's College". Schools. SchoolSeek. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  2. ^ "St Scholastica's College Including Buildings and Their Interiors, Fencing And Gr". New South Wales Heritage Database. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ "House "Toxteth Lodge" Including Interior". New South Wales Heritage Database. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Our History". About Us. St Scholastica's College. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  5. ^ a b "St Scholastica's College". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. 2008. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  6. ^ "List of schools of type Secondary Girls in the Archdiocese of Sydney". Our Schools. Archdiocese of Sydney. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  7. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "ALEXANDER Jennifer Anne". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  8. ^ "Mrs Mabel Eileen FURLEY (1904 - 1985)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 30 August 2007. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2008.

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