Collegiate opportunities second to none

AS a parent, choosing the right school for your child is one of the most significant decisions you will make, St Michael’s Collegiate Head of Enrolments Trisha Lowe says.

“That is why here at Collegiate, we offer personal tours,” she said.

“Families can make an appointment at a time that suits them, there is no need to wait for Open Days or special events.

“All our tours are unhurried, tailored to individual needs and families are welcome to chat with our staff and students to gain a true understanding of life at Collegiate.

“Come in and experience the impressive academic program and the outstanding range of opportunities that we offer.”

Collegiate provides a unique middle school for girls in years five to 10 and senior school for years nine to 12.

“Year five and six are popular entry points at Collegiate,” Mrs Lowe said.

“Our girls benefit from specialist teachers across their subject areas and are exposed to a wide range of opportunities – from languages, the arts and STEM, through to a wide range of co-curricular offerings.

“Parents often comment that bringing their daughter in to Collegiate in these upper primary years was the best decision they ever made.”

Girls applying for entry in year nine are often drawn by the school’s signature ‘9 ASPIRE’ program.

Mrs Lowe said 9 ASPIRE marked the entry to senior school and was a “truly remarkable program.”

“A curriculum rich in service learning and exploration is supported by four week-long expeditions throughout the year that sees students build resilience, leadership and teamwork,” she said.

“Girls can be bushwalking in world heritage wilderness areas, caving, abseiling, sailing, sea kayaking or mountain biking through to working in remote communities and even teaching in schools in the Solomon Islands.

“You’ll be amazed what 9 ASPIRE delivers in terms of personal growth – it really is a turning point in the lives of so many of our students and they develop skills that will remain with them forever.”

With extraordinary ATAR results that most recently saw 33 per cent of students score in the top five per cent of students nationally, Collegiate continues to uphold its long history of academic success.

“Our results are truly exceptional and I believe they are a reflection of our focus on a holistic education,” Mrs Lowe said.

“Our girls are encouraged to explore their passions, push their own boundaries and become measured risk takers.

“It’s amazing what happens when girls are supported to be curious and creative, provided with specialist teachers across all subject areas and given individual care and career guidance.

“I would welcome you to book a tour and come along to Collegiate armed with questions.

“It’s really important to explore every option for your daughter.”

Tours of Collegiate can be booked directly through Trisha Lowe by phoning 6211 4936, emailing trisha.lowe@collegiate.tas.edu.au or visiting the school’s website at www.collegiate.tas.edu.au.

Caption: St Michael’s Collegiate has been empowering girls for their future for more than 125-years.

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