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Santa Sabina College

Santa Sabina College

90 The Boulevarde, Strathfield, Sydney, NSW 2135, Australia

+61 2 9745 7000



Santa Sabina College
School type Girls' Day
Status Private
Principal Dr Maree Herrett
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 4-19
Boys Age Range 4-10
Number of pupils 1,210
Day fees per annum AU$13,000 - AU$21,100
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Julie Harris
PYP Coordinator Karen Campbell
Associations IB

Welcome to Santa Sabina College. We are a Catholic Dominican P-12 school located in the diverse, multicultural Inner West of Sydney.

Established in 1894 by a group of Dominican Sisters, Santa Sabina College, a Catholic school in the Dominican tradition, educates students to achieve personal excellence, to act with justice and compassion, and to embrace the future with an optimistic global vision.

As a P-12 College we benefit from the continuity of approaches to learning from the early years to Year 12. Inquiry learning in a student-centred learning environment characterises each stage of the learning journey. Our early education centre, Mary Bailey House, embeds the principles of inquiry learning through the Reggio Emilia programme.

We are an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (Years P-5) and the Diploma Programme (Years 11 and 12).

Our Middle Years (6-8) and Senior Years (9-12) at Santa Sabina College are similarly committed to inquiry at increasingly sophisticated levels. Our strategic intent is to grow a community of discerning scholars who are intellectually curious, creative and reflective.

The pastoral care of our students is integral to our approaches to teaching and learning.

The significant sporting and co-curricular life of the College ensure that education is holistic and inclusive of a wide variety of student interests and abilities. Music education P-12 is designed to maximise students’ opportunities for authentic performances in a range of contexts.

The structures and processes we employ at different stages of a student's education share common principles that reflect our values of community, service, prayer and learning. We encourage students to make good choices, and support them when they don't. Our aim is always to work with students and families in a spirit of community. The emotional, social and spiritual growth of students is critical to their present and future lives. It cannot be an afterthought to academic achievement.

Learning is enabled through a rich variety of educational experiences. Students participate in retreats, outdoor education, curricular and co-curricular programmes at our Tallong campus in the Southern Highlands. In the secondary years, students are encouraged to participate in immersion experiences to Central Australia, Solomon Islands and to South Africa to deepen their understanding of global interconnectedness. These experiences are part of the fabric of life at Santa Sabina.

Our ex-student community is active, involved and committed to both the legacy and the future of the College. Our Dominican Sisters have a continuing presence on our campuses, and offer pastoral support to families, as well as to students.

We invite you join us in 'this place' that is so special to generations of families.