Notable Alumni

Sancta Sophia College has been the residence of leading academics, social advocates and professionals since her founding in 1926


Notable Alumni Notable Community Members

Baroness Gardner of Parkes
Australian Dentist and Member of the British House of Lords
Fresher 1945

Dame Constance D’Arcy
Australian Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Deputy Chancellor of the University of Sydney (1943-46)

Sir Michael Hintze AM
Businessman and Philanthropist
Tutor at Sancta 1979

John Lane Mullins
Member of Legislative Council of New South Wales (1917-34)

Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney
Fresher 1965

Sir Mark Sheldon
Businessman and Benefactor

Dr Wirginia Maixner
Australian Neurosurgeon
Fresher 1982 

Sir Charles McDonald

Physician and Chancellor of the University of Sydney (1964-69)

Justice Jacqueline Gleeson
Justice of the High Court of Australia
Fresher 1984

 Mr Justice William Sheldon

Justice Natalie Adams
Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Fresher 1984


Lee Lewis
Australian Theatre Director
Fresher 1989


Dr Ella Stack
Australian Medical Doctor and Lord Mayor of  Darwin (1975-80)
Fresher 1947


Annabelle Chauncy OAM
Founding Director and CEO of School for Life Foundation
Fresher 2004


Do you believe that there are people who should be similarly recognised? We welcome your contributions at any time. Please forward your suggestions to [email protected] with as much detail as possible. We are confident that as we move closer to our centenary year, many more recommendations will certainly come to light.


90 Notable Alumni & Friends

In Sancta’s 90th year the College paid tribute to the many alumni and friends who have contributed significantly to their profession, the community and the College over the years.

The 90 Notable Alumni and Friends were announced at the recent 90 Year Gala Dinner. You can see their full details in the 90 Notable Alumni & Friends booklet.

The list is by no means exhaustive, nor do we believe it is definitive. It is merely the first step in recognising the many and varied people who have connections with Sancta and have made their mark on the world and/or the College.

We relied on archival records and recommendations from many who have had long associations with the College. The list could be so much longer, such is the rich vein of achievement and contribution amongst Sancta’s alumni and friends.

For the purposes of inclusion in this listing, notable alumni are: former students, friends or associates of the College who have demonstrated noteworthy, remarkable, outstanding, important, or significant contribution to their chosen field of endeavour or profession, or service to their community, society or the College, at a national or international level.

We congratulate each and every entrant on in the listing and are proud to be able to call them Sancta alumni.