Over 45 Sancta Alumni gathered for the annual ‘Champagne in the Quad’ on 27th March 2010. As well as catching up over drinks and canapés in the stunning Sancta Quad, alumni and friends were entertained by current Sancta students, guitarist David Behm and opera singer Emily Murphy putting on a breathtaking performance that left everyone speechless. Many thanks to all who attended.
Sancta students who lived at the college in 1990 celebrated their 20 year anniversary on 27th March (following Champagne in the Quad). Many thanks to Kate Maher (nee Cluff) for organising the dinner. Over 23 past residents attended the dinner, some travelling quite a distance to attend. Former Principal Sister Mary Shanahan also attended the dinner.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009, 12pm for 12:30pm lunch
It was wonderful to welcome over 65 ex students, friends of Sancta and Sancta staff to the College on Tuesday, 6 October for Sancta’s 2009 Fundraising Lunch. It is always a delight to see Sancta alumnae of all ages meeting up with old friends, making new friends and meeting Sancta staff.
It was the College’s great pleasure to welcome the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for Housing and the Status of Women and Federal Member for Sydney, who encouraged all present with her informed talk on ‘Women and Leadership: Opportunities and challenges’ . Photos of the day will soon be available on the Sancta Sophia College photogallery.
The Fundraising lunch raised over $2000 in donations, over $700 from the Raffle and more than $300 from merchandise which will go towards the Fund. Thank you again for your continued generosity.
Residents and staff from Sancta, St Andrews, Wesley, Women's and John's colleges braved the torrential rain and bumper-to-bumper traffic to support their college's rowers at the 2009 Intercollegiate Regatta at Penrith on Wednesday, 1 April 2009. Crowd support was definitely a key factor contributing to the high level of competition evident in all three races. Sancta Sophia College congratulates the following colleges for placing first in their race: St Andrew's College (Rosebowl fresher IV), St Paul's College (Rawson VIII) and Wesley College (Rosebowl senior IV).
On the evening of Saturday, 2 May 2009, Sancta Sophia College hosted its annual Mother and Daughter Dinner for more than 100 guests. Ms Amanda Carter, mother of Sally Carter, was guest speaker for the evening. Ms Carter spoke about her own time at Sancta (1982–1987) as a student and in the role of Vice Principal. 2009 Senior Student Phillipa Garner and her mother also spoke on the night.
Sancta was honoured to have Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Chancellor of University of Sydney as guest of honour at the annual Academic Dinner on Tuesday, 28 April 2009. Sancta Council Member, John Sheldon, spoke.
Monday night's dinner, usually a formal event, took on a musical edge on Monday, 11 May, as students from Sancta Sophia College took the opportunity to shine in front of their peers. The annual event, Sancta’s Got Talent, chaired by Liz Jones, was enjoyed by all present, with performances from freshers, sophs and seniors.
Sancta spirit was spectacularly strong both on the court and in the crowd at this year's intercollegiate Rosebowl netball tournament. The netball team, captained by Alex Ball and the cheer squad lead by Liz Jones and Jose Walsh, held its ground against the competing colleges.
On Sunday, 22 March 2009, Sancta Sophia College had the great honour of hosting the Icon of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom (Sedes Sapientiae) during Sunday Mass in the Sancta Chapel. The Icon's visit to Sancta Sophia College is part of a nation-wide pilgrimage to visit Catholic communities at all Australian Universities.
To celebrate the Jubilee year of universities in 2000, Pope John Paul II commissioned a mosaic depicting Mary as Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom.
This Icon travels to universities around the world, uniting students and staff in their shared faith and pursuit of knowledge and is in Australia throughout 2009 and is spending First Semester in Sydney.
Sancta Sophia College offers a warm, friendly and collegiate alternative for student accommodation within the University of Sydney campus. Sancta is a residential college for undergraduate women and post-graduate men and women.
Take a look at the amazing fun this year's freshers (freshman or first year students) had during O-Week.
Sancta Sophia College's ex-stuents gathered on Saturday, 28 February to catch up with old friends and enjoy champagne and canapes in the Sancta Quad.
Special guests included Sancta's current principal, Dr Marie Leech, and past principal, Sister Mary Shanahan.
On Saturday, 28 March 2009, Sancta Sophia College turned out the lights for an hour to support Earth Hour 2009 and to help take action on global warming (view photos). "This year, Earth Hour transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming... This year 99 of the ASX100 companies registered their participation and Australia’s major icons switched off including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney." Visit WWF to measure and reduce your carbon footprint.