St Vincent’s College

Principal Mrs Anne Fry
Year levels 7 to 12
Enrolment numbers 620
Boarding or day boarding
Phone (02) 9368 1611
Fax (02) 9356 2118
Postal address Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point

St Vincent’s College, founded in 1858 by the Sisters of Charity, is the oldest Catholic School in Sydney. As a day and boarding school for girls located in the heart of Sydney and within easy access of multiple transport hubs, it provides a rich history and the potential for an exciting future. Mary Aikenhead, who founded the Sisters of Charity in Ireland, sent five Sisters to Australia to provide education and health support in the emerging nation. More than one hundred and fifty years later, the legacy left by the Sisters of Charity includes their first school (St Vincent’s College, Potts Point) as well as a number of other schools and major health facilities. The core values of generosity of spirit, hope, justice, respect and service of the poor, shape the faith community of St Vincent’s College. Students are encouraged to engage in a wide range of social justice activities including overseas immersion programmes, outreach activities through Sydney and charity campaigns. The College strives to develop confident, independent, creative and resilient young women who, through their experiences at the College, will continue to live out the charism of the Sisters of Charity. St Vincent’s provides a rigorous learning environment in which students are challenged to think independently and perform at their best. The College has an enviable record of results in national and state examinations: NAPLAN, School Certificate and HSC. The academic curriculum is underpinned by the best learning opportunities that technology can offer, including a one-to-one laptop programme embedded in well researched teaching and learning pedagogy. The wide range of extra curricular activities, including Mock Trial, Public Speaking, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, photography and ceramics, enhance students’ broader educational experiences. The compulsory Physical Activity program thoroughly engages students in a wide range of sporting pursuits and facilitates student representation at a local, state and national level in a variety of sports including swimming, tennis, water polo, touch football, netball, hockey, athletics and cross country. The College has a rich history of Performing Arts, partnering with Trinity College in providing tutoring in Speech and Drama. In addition, students are able to study Dance and Drama, a wide range of instruments, and are invited to participate in the numerous choirs, ensembles and festivals in the College. The staff at St Vincent’s is highly dedicated and experienced. Teachers appreciate the fundamental link between the social and emotional welfare of students and their academic performance. Hence, St Vincent’s provides a strong pastoral care system that underpins the academic curriculum. In addition, outdoor education, co-curricular and social justice programmes provide a truly holistic education in a diverse and special learning environment.