Kincoppal - Rose Bay offers many opportunities outside of the classroom including: sport, exchange, debating, leadership opportunities, academic competitions, social justice, camps, choir/orchestra, drama, wellness, boarding, city immersion and peer support.
THE HISTORY OF KINCOPPAL - ROSE BAY
In 1882, a Sacred Heart Association in Roehampton, England went to Australia and opened a school in a house called Claremont. It is called the Rose Bay Convent. The school's main wing begun during 1884 and the Chapel was designed by John Horbury Hunt during 1900. The junior School was in the main building of Rose Bay until 1951 when another property was bought and named 'Barat - Burn'. Until 1976 the school was amalgamated and became one site.
The Society of the Sacred Heart was founded by a french woman called Madeleine Sophie Barat, who invested her life in the education of women. The convent of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1882 while in 1909 Kincoppal was founded in Elizabeth Bay. The two schools were amalgamated in 1971, bringing it to being Kincoppal - Rose Bay, the school of the Sacred Heart.
The Hughes' House
In 1869, the Hughes family purchased an elegant residence in Elizabeth Bay. They named this residence Kincoppal. After the unfortunate death of Mr. Hughes, his wife, two sons and four daughters lived on in his legacy. Two of his daughters became Sisters of the Sacred Heart and in 1909, the eldest daughter, Maria, became a superior of Kincoppal. The property was redeveloped and in 1971 Kincoppal and another school called Rose Bay Convent were amalgamated.
This picture is from the 1880's.