Education of mind and self

Celebrations: Tuesday, May 1 marked the official 160th birthday for St Vincent's College and saw a whole-of-community party. Photo: Supplied.
Celebrations: Tuesday, May 1 marked the official 160th birthday for St Vincent's College and saw a whole-of-community party. Photo: Supplied.
  • St Vincent’s College

This is such a special year for St Vincent’s College as they celebrate their 160th anniversary under the banner of “Different Times, Same Spirit”. The year so far has provided the college with great opportunities to reflect upon and celebrate all that has been achieved over the last 160 years.

St Vincent’s have been busy gathering together in prayer, telling their stories and sharing the pride and joy of being able to identify as past, current or even prospective members of their great college community.

160th Birthday: Recent birthday celebrations at St Vincent's were enjoyed by all complete with balloons, cake, hats, games and piñata's. Photo: Supplied.

160th Birthday: Recent birthday celebrations at St Vincent's were enjoyed by all complete with balloons, cake, hats, games and piñata's. Photo: Supplied.

Events have been organised by the Student Leadership team, with official birthday celebrations on Tuesday, May 1, an important part of a year long program of events designed to allow their current and past students, staff and parents to join in.

In recognition of the important role that boarding programs and students has always played at St Vincent’s, the celebrations are also going “on the road” and will be visiting Mudgee, Dubbo, Bourke, Wagga, Griffith, Tamworth and Narrabri.

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Education and the role played by boarding schools have undergone their own significant changes and St Vincent’s College is very proud of its history and commitment of the College to rural and regional NSW.

To find out more about St Vincent’s call 02 9358 5398, or visit http://www.stvincents.nsw.edu.au/welcome-to-st-vincents-college.

  • Wenona School

As a leading independent girls’ school, boarding forms a vital part of life at Wenona. The school offers a rich co-curricular and extra-curricular program, and given its close proximity to the city, boarders are encouraged to take full advantage of as many different opportunities as their individual schedule will allow.

Head of Borading at Wenona, Mrs Nonie Ayling, says there is no fixed formula for the number and type of activities that each girl can do to help further themselves and their education.

Opportunity to develop: Wenona girls, and their families, have the opportunity to be immersed in a diverse and supportive community. Photo: Supplied.

Opportunity to develop: Wenona girls, and their families, have the opportunity to be immersed in a diverse and supportive community. Photo: Supplied.

“We understand that each girl is an individual with different talents and interests, but everyone is encouraged and supported to 'have a go' and get involved with anything that they are passionate about,” she said.

Wenona border, Paige Sedgwick, has taken advantage of the opportunities that Wenona have to offer. She’s taken up new sports, is an active member of the Amnesty, Environment and Gender Equity Clubs, and is also a regular fixture at the Wenona Car Restoration Club. “It sounds like I do a lot, but the Boarding staff really help me to balance my study with other activities,” Paige said.

The Boarding House staff are committed to helping each girl strike a successful balance between academic and co-curricular activity.

For more information on Wenona School, you can call 02 9409 4440, or visit www.wenona.nsw.edu.au.