St Vincent's College, Potts Point

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St Vincent's College
St Vincent's College crest. Source: (St Vincent's College website)
Potts Point, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 33°52′9″S 151°13′26″E / 33.86917°S 151.22389°E / -33.86917; 151.22389Coordinates: 33°52′9″S 151°13′26″E / 33.86917°S 151.22389°E / -33.86917; 151.22389
Type Private, Day and Boarding
Motto Latin: Scientia cum Religione
("Religion and Knowledge united")
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1858[1]
Principal Anne Fry
Staff ~63[2]
Gender Girls
Enrollment ~680 (7–12)[2]
Colour(s) Blue, Gold and White             
St Vincent's College

St Vincent's College (colloquially known as Vinnies), is a Roman Catholic, secondary, boarding and day school for girls, located in Victoria Street, Potts Point, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The college is one of Australia's oldest Catholic girls' schools, founded by the Sisters of Charity as a co-educational primary school in 1858,[3] and celebrated its sesquicentenary in 2008. St Vincent's College follows St Irenaeus' dictum that "the Glory of God is the human person fully alive", and follows the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. St Vincent's has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 680 girls in Years 7 to 12,[2] including 140 boarders.[1]

St Vincent's is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),[4] the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA),[1] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),[5] and is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS).[6]


St Vincent's College was founded as the Victoria Street Roman Catholic School, by the Sisters of Charity in 1858, a year after the sisters established St Vincent's Hospital at the same site. Originally a co-educational primary school, the school reopened as St Vincents College, a secondary, fee-paying, private, independent school in May 1882, after the hospital's relocation to the neighbouring suburb of Darlinghurst. In 2008 St Vincent's College celebrated its 150th anniversary, or sesquicentenary.[7]


Period Details[6]
1858 – 1864 Sr Aloysius Raymond
1865 – 1881 Sr Frances McGuigan
1882 – 1896 Sr Ursula Brutin
1897 – 1912 Sr Gerard Ryan
1912 – 1920 Sr Kevin Purtell
1921 – 1922 Sr Benedicta Martin
1923 – 1925 Sr Joachim Burns
1926 – 1936 Sr Dympna Bruton
1937 Sr Carmella Kissane
1938 – 1943 Sr Francis Jerome Donovan
1944 Sr Maria Joseph hegarty
1945 – 1948 Sr Marion Corless
1949 Sr Peter Fenessy
1950 Sr Laurence Young
1951 – 1955 Sr Isabel Waldron
1956 – 1959 Sr Joan Jurd
1960 Sr Amadeus Paine
1961 Sr Genevieve Campbell
1962 – 1969 Sr Marion Corless
1970 – 1976 Sr Mildred Carroll
1977 – 1983 Sr Maria Wheeler
1984 – 1994 Sr Margaret Beirne
1995 – 2001 Caroline Duhigg
2002 – 2008 Michelle Huggonet
2009 – 2014 Fay Gurr
2015–Present Anne Fry

Notable alumnae

See also


  1. ^ a b c "St Vincent's College". Schools - New South Wales. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
  2. ^ a b c St Vincents College Annual Report 2006 Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed:15-08-2007)
  3. ^ About St Vincent's College Archived 6 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed:14-05-2007)
  4. ^ "New South Wales". School Directory. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. 2008. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2008.
  5. ^ Butler, Jan (2006). "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Heads of New South Wales Independent Girls' Schools". AHIGS. The Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-11.
  7. ^ St Vincent's College - History Archived 18 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed:14-05-2007)

External links

  • St Vincent's College website
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