Agriculture Students on Tour

Students from Years 10 - 12 Agriculture, Primary Industries and Year 11 Earth and Environmental Science participated in a farm tour of Baker Farms intensive farming operation in Howlong, NSW.

The students began the tour by observing Baker's large grain holdings facilities and equipment used for drying large quantities of corn.  They then had a tour of the potting mix and sugar cane mulch packaging plant. 

Students were also able to see Clover and Lucerne seed ready for harvest and discussed the importance of bee hives in the seeds production.

At the end of the tour, they saw equipment set up for the drilling of a bore - which was very exciting!

Students commented that they really enjoyed observing the complexities of such diverse intensive farming operation, and loved seeing where their "cor flakes come from".

Senior Students Launch into 2018

Our Year 11 and 12 students hit the new year running with their first Senior Studies Survival Day!

Year 12 headed off recently on an adventure to Yarrawonga, to explore wellbeing, study skills tips, leadership and teamwork.  The students participated in activities on the Lake Mulwala Foreshore, and aboard the P.S. Cumberoona.

We are continually impressed with the engagement and motivation of the students, and are sure that there are great things in the future for them all.

College Expands for the Future

The new Wenke Building Extension was officially opened by Farrer MP Sussan Ley, as the first part of a long-term plan to upgrade our learning facilities.

The new building creates four separate learning areas, which can be altered to change into one large room, two, or four separate learning spaces.

The rooms are fitted out with new desks and state of the art IT equipment, delivering students with modern and comfortable areas. 

Pastor John Borchert, College Pastor shared with guests, students and staff, "Proverbs 16:16 says, that having wisdom and understanding is better than having silver or gold.  Nice and expensive items can be enjoyable, but there are very few things in life that can never be taken away, will never be outdated, and truly make you a better person.  An education is one of those things.  The construction of this building was for the purpose of providing the best possible education for our students at this time.

We are also comforted by the words in 2 Timothy 2:15 "you should study and show God that we understand truth".  This verse refers to knowing God's word and being able to point out what is false, but it applies to education as well.  As a student, commit yourself in your work and be the best you can be".

The College has a master plan to keep developing and creating contemporary learning and teaching spaces.  We believe our students deserve the very best, and we'll continue to strive to achieve that.

2017 Graduation

Congratulations to our 2017 Year 12 students who graduated Saturday 11th November.  It was a fabulous night as we acknowledged and celebrated our outgoing Year 12s.  We wish them every blessing as they commence the next chapter in their lives.
Photo courtesy of Rob Lacey Photography

2007 Ten Year Reunion

On Saturday 4th of November 2017, the Class of 2007 gathered at Soden’s Hotel in Albury to dance, drink and devour delicious finger food for our 10 year high school reunion.  

We reminisced late into the night, celebrating the students we once were and the adults we’ve now become.

The night was a huge success and we are looking forward to our next reunion in the years to come. 

Mrs Felicity White (nee Pocock)


Reformation Service Celebration

Today, St Paul’s College celebrated along with 250 primary and secondary students the 500 Anniversary of the Reformation within the Christian Church.

Students from the five Riverina Lutheran Schools attended – Lutheran School Wagga Wagga, St Paul’s School Henty, St Paul’s College Walla Walla, St John’s Jindera & Victory Lutheran College Wodonga participated in the special service of celebration.

During the service, students from each school presented a five minute creative presentation acknowledging every century commencing 1517 to 2017.  The focus for every century is: “For you – the Reformation covered the good news that Jesus is for you.  What good news for you was recovered in your century?”.

Martin Luther was instrumental in nailing a document to the church doors in Wittenberg, Germany on the 31st October 1517, outlining a list of ninety-five statements and questions concerning the church’s teaching on how a person must be saved.  The celebration acknowledged what Martin Luther did for the Christian faith, making it real and accessible to the common person – which we celebrate today in 2017.

The day ended in a lovely shared morning tea in the College grounds.


Preparing students for the future

St Paul's College Year 11 students enjoyed a morning of "mock interviews" preparing them for their future career path and lifelong journey.

Representatives from a local Employment Agency and College teachers were involved in the activity - outlining to the students what to expect and how to present themselves when in an employment interview.

We trust this training will assist our senior students and prepare them for their future endeavors.

Shooting Team Hit the Target!

During the last week of Term 3, 10 keen St Paul's College students participated in the Albury/Wodonga SSAA 8th Annual Inter-School Shoot.  

This competition is renowned throughout our region involving a combination of Shotgun, .22 Rimfire Rifle and Bench Rest shoots. 

Our College received great results with our B grade shooters placing 2nd place in the team event while Jayden Purvis placing third in the individual category.  The A grade team placed a commendable 5th in the team event with Charlie Harbison achieving the highest score overall among students from our College.

All students shot very well on the day and many volunteers commended them, not only on their shooting ability but on their conduct, manners and respect.

Shooting has become a very popular activity for students this year - both girls and boys attending a Shooting Club in Albury receiving training by professional club members.

We look forward to our first Field and Game School shoot in mid October.