Principal's Welcome



Welcome to San Sisto College and thank you for taking the time to visit us online.

We are specialists in all-girls education, passionate about our students experiencing success, and in empowering young women to shape the future.
As partners with the University of Queensland, we are leaders in Critical Thinking Pedagogy where our students are taught to think, to question, to reason, to analyse, to challenge.  We know from academic research that, historically, girls are under-practiced at these skills… and so San Sisto girls are taught to think critically.  These skills set our students up for excellence in learning, success at university and in the workplace, giving them confidence for active citizenship, social awareness, change making, and leadership - so that they may become women of integrity shaping the future.
Our strong practice in tailoring teaching to the needs of the individual better assists girls to engage in successful learning where they find and develop their strongest skills and qualities. We know that this is a critical part of their mental, physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing. We believe in a psychologically safe school culture where our students should:
  • Feel cared about personally;
  • Feel able to speak freely and candidly;
  • Believe that their ideas will be listened to and taken seriously;
  • Feel free to admit that they do not know or understand something;
  • Be unafraid to make mistakes.
Founded in 1961 in the 800-year-old Dominican tradition, San Sisto College shapes and challenges the heart, mind, and spirit of each young woman through the lived experience of the Gospel and the principle of Veritas (truth). We know that education is both for life and about life and we value personal achievement and excellence in an environment founded in the Dominican principles (or pillars) of Community, Study, Prayer, and Service.

I believe San Sisto is a great option for innovative learning and teaching in a smaller, close-knit college where our students are recognised, nurtured, and celebrated as individuals.

Please don’t hesitate to book a tour, attend our Open Evening, or speak to our Registrar for more information.
I look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to San Sisto. 


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