Celebrating as a community

Duchesne is proud of the many achievements of its students and takes every opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate their success. Formal dinners, to which parents, alumnae and guests from the wider community are invited, provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate and share the stories of the ‘living tradition’ of Duchesne. The guest speakers  are chosen for the way in which their stories will resonate with the audience. These dinners enable students to understand and practise the protocols for such occasions, which is an invaluable advantage as they enter professional life.

Key events in 2017

First Semester

Date Activity

Sunday 19 February

Welcome First Year Students & Parents, Mass 1.30pm

Monday 27 February

Commencement of the Academic Year

Wednesday 5 April

Academic Awards & Scholarships Dinner

Wednesday 3 May

Wednesday 24 May

Leadership Formal Dinner

Spirituality Dinner & Liturgy (Feast of St Madeleine Sophie)


Friday 3 June

Saturday 24 June           

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Semester 1 examination period ends/ Semester 1 ends

Second Semester

Date Activity

Monday 24 July

Commencement of Second Semester classes

Wednesday 9 August

Faculty Formal Dinner (Academic Certificates)

Wednesday 20 September

Alumnae & Students Formal Dinner

Friday 20 October

Valedictory Dinner

Saturday 18 November

Sunday 19 November



Semester 2 examination period ends/Semester 2 ends


Students Depart

  • Academic

    Whilst Duchesne does not select our students primarily on the basis of their academic achievements at school, we are proud of the high academic standards achieved at University. The College average GPA is approximately 5.3, well in excess of the University average.

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  • Service and Mission

    To live the Goals of Sacred Heart Education, Mission and Service play a large part in College Life and all students are expected to participate in this area.

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  • Leadership

    Residence in College offers many opportunities for the development of leadership skills. Many of our students have held significant leadership roles at school and all are encouraged to play a full and active part in the College community.

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