|Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney|
|Full name||Sancta Sophia College|
|Motto||In sapienta ambulate|
Walk in wisdom
|Named after||Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart|
|Principal||Dr Marie Leech|
sister_college = -
|Location||University of Sydney, H2|
8 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW, 2050
Sancta Sophia College, or simply Sancta, is a Catholic residential college at the University of Sydney. Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat ( December 12 1779 &ndash May 25 1865) was a French Saint of the Catholic The Society of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic religious congregation established in France by St Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Most of the colleges forming the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford are paired into sister colleges across the two universities Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia The college admits female undergraduate and male and female postgraduate students. The Principal Dr Marie Leech has governed the College since 2008.
Sancta Sophia College was founded in 1925 as a residential college for Catholic Women.
The first steps to establish a residential college for Catholic women at the University of Sydney were began as early as 1910 when social changes meant it was expected that more women from rural as well as urban centres would enrol at the university. In November 1923 the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Michael Kelly and the Bishops of New South Wales issued a pastoral letter that drew attention to the advantages of university education for the Catholic community and announced that a Catholic Women’s College would be built. The College was to be administered by nuns from the order of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, which had been founded in France in 1800.
The foundation stone of the Hall of Residence was laid on 26 March 1925, and the name ‘Sancta Sophia’ was chosen. Archbishop Michael Kelly was appointed Visitor of the College and, in due course, the newly elected Council of eighteen members appointed Reverend Mother Margaret MacRory as the first Principal.
The first students moved into the Hall in its current location on Missenden Road, on 15 March, 1926. Three years later, in 1929, the Hall was raised by Act of Parliament to the status of a College within the University of Sydney. It remained under the administration of the Religious of the Sacred Heart until December 1991 when the first lay Principal, Mrs. Janice Raggio, was appointed. .
Sancta Sophia is a combination of Latin and Greek words meaning "holy wisdom" and also commemorates the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Madeleine Sophie Barat, who was canonised in 1925. The Society of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic religious congregation established in France by St Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat ( December 12 1779 &ndash May 25 1865) was a French Saint of the Catholic Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Being a University College academia is the main focus of Sancta Sophia. A program of organised tutorials exists for students. These are organised within the College and students can also attend tutorials at the other colleges.
The Chancellor's Dinner is an auspicious annual event at which the College community recognises the academic excellence of College scholars of high achievement. Prizes are awarded.
Each year the college holds an Informal and a Formal event. The main financial purpose of the Informal is to raise the money to fund the Formal. The Formal is a black-tie event held in second semester. It is common for college students to attend the Informal and Formal events of other colleges.
Student life at Sancta Sophia is very culture rich. The students can participate in the college's choir or perform at after formal dinner performances. Sancta also competes in the Intercol Performing Arts Challenge (also known as the Palladian Cup) in the fields of instrumental, vocal and drama. Each year Missenden Players (the students of Sancta and the neighbouring college, St John's) perform a play. St John's College, or the College of St John the Evangelist, is a residential College within the University of Sydney. Examples from the past few years are Noel Coward's Present Laughter and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Sir Noël Peirce Coward ( 16 December 1899 26 March 1973) was an English Actor, Playwright William Shakespeare ( baptised Sancta also competes in the Intercollegiate Debating Cup, which the College won in 2004. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
Sancta competes in the wide range of Sydney University Intercollegiate sporting events, which for the women is the Rosebowl Cup. The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia The Rosebowl sports are played throughout the year amongst the colleges and include: rowing, swimming, netball, hockey, tennis, basketball, softball and athletics. There are also social soccer and social touch football competitions.
Each Sunday night there is an optional Mass held in the College Chapel at 5:30pm. The Mass is the Eucharistic celebration in the Latin liturgical rites of the Roman Catholic Church. The celebrant is Father John Baron, a Dominican Friar. The Order of Preachers ( Latin: Ordo Praedicatorum) after the 15th century more commonly known as the Dominican Order or Dominicans, is Students of the College are regularly involved in the Masses by providing readers, music, altar servers and Eucharistic Ministers.
Each Monday evening the College celebrates Formal Dinner. The dinner is a three-stage process which begins with pre-dinner drinks in the College's Lower Common Room where members of the college can mingle with the evening's speaker and the leaders of the college. The dinner is a two course meal followed with a speech by the guest speaker. After dinner there are after dinner drinks and a musical performance in the Lower Common Room. Traditional formalities are observed and the students wear academic dress which comprises formal shoes, a skirt and an academic gown.
Each year an Archbishop's Mass and Dinner is held at the College. Every second year the successful candidate of the Archbishop's Scholarship is announced. The scholarship is granted to a Sancta Sophia College student displaying outstanding academic achievement and involvement within the Catholic Church.
Other special occasion dinners include the Alumnae Dinner and the Mother and Daughter and Father and Daughter dinners.
Every student of the College is a member of the Sancta Sophia Students' Club and the Students' Club is run by a student-elected House Committee. The House Committee is responsible for planning activities on behalf of all the students. It is also responsible for liaising with the other colleges and carrying out general activities and business of the Students' Club. The members of the House Committee convene each week to discuss student matters of the College.
The positions of the House Committee are as follows:
(The first three positions comprise the executive. )
The College is governed separately from the University of Sydney, with its own board of directors consisting of the principal and 15 other members. Membership of the council is by election for a term of service of 7 years.