Scientia cum Religione is the College’s official publication, which brings together and showcases College news and events of students, ex-students and the wider St Vincent’s College community.

Scientia cum Religione Semester 2 2020

When I recently looked back at the first semester edition of Scientia cum Religione that was published in February, I found it unbelievable that there was no mention of COVID-19. The pandemic that has taken over the world was still a distant threat; little did we know then the tragic toll it would take on individuals, families, our communities and economy. Those months between April and October of Scientia cum Religione have been extraordinary as we reimagined the College into a virtual community and then aligned it to the current government policy.

Our agile learning platform was named Foxford to honour a very heroic story from the folklore of the Sisters of Charity in Ireland. They responded to the extraordinary impact of the potato famine with ingenuity and a belief in Divine Providence. We called upon that same tenacity whilst dealing with many challenges of COVID-19 and I commend the wonderful generous response of our students, staff, parents and ex-students that ensured the Vinnies’ spirit would survive its second pandemic. The first in 1918/1919 features in an archival reflection inside this edition.

Enjoy reading this edition, particularly if you are currently isolated from family and friends. I hope it brings back happy memories of your association with St Vincent’s College.

Mrs Anne Fry

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