Meet the principal

Mrs Judith Tudball

St Michael’s Collegiate School is a special place. From the moment each girl takes her first steps into the Collegiate family she is warmly embraced, challenged and inspired. She embarks on a journey that may begin with tiny steps  but one that will ultimately guide her to remarkable heights. This is the true story of Collegiate.

I am proud of many things at Collegiate – our commitment to academic rigour, our passion for diversity and our energy for innovation. Our ability to nurture, inspire and empower each girl and young woman, however, remains at our core. Through the promotion of learning excellence, fostering wellbeing and resilience and developing authentic relationships we have built a community that launches the thoughtful and motivated leaders of tomorrow. Young women leave our care as independent and capable citizens of the world.

As leader in single sex girls’ education, Collegiate offers a contemporary learning environment. Our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools are designed and equipped specifically for learning experiences appropriate to the developmental stages of our students. The Collegiate experience combines a rich blend of history and tradition with state-of-the-art facilities and innovative educational practices. Our dynamic learning community welcomes diversity, values excellence, and is shaped by strong Christian values.

Collegiate is a safe and caring environment where girls can flourish. While the School is a stone’s throw from Hobart’s CBD, waterfront precinct and Salamanca Market, it is set within peaceful and leafy surrounds ensuring girls have ample space to play and relax. The city of Hobart is largely an undiscovered gem – offering breathtaking scenery, historical architecture, gourmet food and an energetic cultural scene including the world renowned MONA.  Many international families have already unlocked Tasmania’s secrets and are revelling in our world class facilities set in a warm community environment. Collegiate welcomes boarders from Year 5 onwards and we value the rich diversity these girls bring to our School.

As Principal of St Michael’s Collegiate School, I am charged with a special responsibility - to nurture each individual and guide them towards a future full of happiness, confidence and opportunity. I genuinely believe in our ability to instil a life long love of learning and the preparedness to cope with change and adversity as they explore life's many challenges.

Being at Collegiate is truly being part of something special.  I invite you to discover the difference by booking a personal tour. To gain a true sense of our warmth and energy, it is important to experience our vibrant learning environment firsthand.

It is through her own journey that your daughter can become part of the Collegiate story.

Mrs Judith Tudball, Principal


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Principal's Blog

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We encourage our girls to reflect on their learning and thereby evaluate their capacity to grow as confident students.

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The power of the partnership between the School and parents is critical in education.

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At Collegiate we offer girls a well-rounded education which develops their own interests and unique talents.

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It is important our girls are respectful and supportive of others, both within their immediate and broader communities.

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Principal Mrs Judith Tudball Speech at Richard Gill's Public Forum

Alison Watkins Occasional Address Excerpt Speech Night 2016

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Principal, Mrs Judith Tudball Formal Address as MOC at Richard Gill’s Public Forum

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