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Meet the Principal

Welcome to Santa Sabina College, an independent Catholic Dominican school founded by the Dominican Order on their 800 year old motto, ‘Veritas’. Our students have the privilege of learning based on the centuries of Dominican teachings and traditions inspiring the pursuit of truth with integrity through the lens of the Gospel. Santa Sabina College has offered a coeducational education for boys and girls up to Year 4 and then a girls’ only education from Years 5-12 for the past 126 years. It is a school with a rich legacy of discerning scholarship.

Choosing the right school for our children is one of the most important decisions we will ever make as parents. Our children are growing up in a world that is ever-changing, complex and globally and technologically connected. We want them to feel secure, to be curious, to explore, to be able to make mistakes in an environment where they are encouraged to take risks and where they learn enough resilience to enable them to confidently try again. The adults of tomorrow need to be strong, intelligent, articulate, independent and globally responsive. They need to be grounded in their faith, leading and living their lives with a strong sense of social justice and compassion, so that they are able to care for, protect and serve the most vulnerable in our society. 

Santa Sabina College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) which commences with our very youngest students on the Del Monte Campus. From this early age our expert teaching team guides students to be creative, imaginative, curious, cooperative, enthusiastic, respectful and independent learners. Informed by research into how students learn, the Programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning and on developing students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing.

As our young girls step into the Middle Years, they enter a world where women take centre stage; with a rich academic and pastoral foundation, they are empowered to flourish and become confident, intelligent and thoughtful young women. When each young woman leaves us we wish for her to live life to the full with a great sense of purpose and adventure. Moving into the Senior Years, our girls have the choice to study the HSC or the IB Diploma Programme. They have access to the very best teachers in a school where every girl matters in a closely connected community. 

We are a school that values truth, joy, contemplation, justice and compassion, community and service and a love of learning through discerning scholarship. Our girls are encouraged to work hard; to immerse themselves in a myriad of opportunities on offer at the school; to develop a range of skills and interests; and, importantly, to take an active role in social justice and advocacy initiatives to make a positive difference in their world.  

Home to the Sydney Youth Orchestras, our Music Program is second to none. 

I invite you to visit our beautiful campus to explore our academic, sporting and cultural programs. We are a school that sets the foundations for young boys and girls to become curious learners and we empower our young women for a life of integrity and truth.  

When a girl is inspired to seek and speak the truth, then she can make a difference in the world. 

Ms Paulina Skerman