May she live, may she grow, may she flourish!
Duchesne is a vibrant, inclusive community of 213 young women supported by a team of compassionate and accomplished College professionals. Our action-packed O-Week program introduces residents to their new campus and sets the foundation for lifelong friendships that begin with “freshers” meeting across all the Colleges. Duchesne helps students smooth the transition into tertiary life, with guidance in health and wellbeing, pastoral care and academics. The Social Convenor of the Student Club ensures Duchesne residents keep striking a work/life balance, with the Duchesne Ball, Duch @ Home and Ladies High Tea popular dates on the event calendar. Strong participation in the Inter-College Competition allows Duchesne women to showcase their unrivalled camaraderie, the blue and gold always a mighty presence on the playing field.
College life for students
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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.
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.
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.