Sancta Sleepover 2024

Sancta Sophia College has been a home away from home for female undergraduate students in Sydney for close to 100 years. In 2024, we invite year 11 and 12 female students to join us for the 5th Annual Sancta Sleepover.

Come and see what it’s like to live at College as an undergraduate student in the heart of Sydney’s university precinct.

Registrations for the Sancta Sleepover 2024 will open in July 2024. 

On the same weekend as the University of Sydney and Sancta Open Day, year 11 and 12 women have the chance to sleepover at Sancta. The Sancta Sleepover is in its fifth year in 2024 and provides young women considering Sancta the opportunity to meet other likeminded individuals. Attendees have the opportunity to experience life at College first-hand, and can partake in guided tours of their universities and faculties of interest with our student ambassadors. 


Saturday 31 August 2024
to Sunday 1 September 2024

Registrations for the Sancta Sleepover 2024 will open in July 2024. 


At our 2018, 2019, and 2022 Sancta Sleepovers, we were privileged to host over 55 students from 15 different schools, including: 


All Hallows’ School

All Saints’ College St Mary’s

Ascham School

Burwood Girls High School

Calderwood Christian School

Calrossy Anglican School

Kincumber High School

Kinross Wolaroi School

Loreto Kirribilli

Mackillop College Bathurst

Merewether High School

Newcastle Grammar School

Roseville College

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

St Vincent’s College

Springwood High School

Terrigal High School

Wenona School

Woolooware High School

In 2024, we look forward to being joined by even more future undergraduates from across Australia.

Careers advisers and students are encouraged to reserve spaces at our 2024 Sancta Sleepover as soon as possible.


What’s included?

Socialise and dine with current Sancta undergraduate students 

The Dining Hall is a place where friendships are made, and culture is strengthened. Our Student Ambassadors will join you for all your meals while you are at Sancta. 



Enjoy a Meet & Greet High Tea with Sancta staff and students

After your tour of campus, join Principal Fiona Hastings and Sancta students for high tea followed by a discussion on ‘Choosing Courses and College Life’.




Visit university open days across Sydney with Sancta tour guides

The Sancta Sleepover coincides with the open days of The University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, and the University of Notre Dame Sydney. Our team of Student Ambassadors will be running guided tours of campus to show you around your future university.



Meet other students from across Australia who are coming to Sancta





Enjoy a movie night and entertainment organised by current Sancta undergraduate residents

A fun evening of activities have been planned just for you. Join our Student Ambassadors after dinner to get involved. 



The Sancta Sleepover is a lot of fun! But don’t just take our word for it

“I came away feeling accepted as part of something bigger than all of us, and very optimistic that Sancta could be a very influential part of my future life.” – Eloise, Year 12 Student, 2019

“My daughter felt accepted and treated as an adult. She now feels she could be a part of something special at Sancta.”
– Jennifer, Parent of Year 12 Student, 2019

“I don’t have a favourite part, it was all amazing. Thank you to the girls running the sleepover, the Sancta girls who supervised, all the staff – it was absolutely amazing” – 
Year 12 Student, 2019

“I enjoyed meeting older students and also other peers who are interested in attending Sancta. I think the whole sleepover experience provided an excellent insight into what living at Sancta will be like.”
– Year 12 Student, 2019

“Sancta is a caring environment coupled with a wonderful experience. The young ladies who are already at College were fantastic mentors.”
– Rebecca, Parent of Year 12 Student, 2019