Founders’ Hall is our specialist Middle School facility, specifically designed to meet the learning needs of the developing adolescent from Years 5 to 8.
The Middle School campus – Founders’ Hall - is located on Molle Street in Hobart, opposite the Senior School. The campus is specifically designed for the learning needs of young adolescents between 10 to 14 years of age. We aim to deliver a supportive environment in which staff, students and parents understand, acknowledge, accept and appropriately respond to the change and growth associated with this time of development.
In the Middle School students are expected to reflect upon and begin to control and understand how to self-regulate their social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual interests. Throughout their Middle School journey students are encouraged to become less reliant on the direct support of teachers and parents and as a result during this time both teachers and parents begin to take on a more adult, mentoring relationship with their girls.
Opportunities are provided to encourage innovation, the use of the imagination, the further development of inquiry skills and the capacity to take a chance. Students develop key skills in the areas of teamwork, communication, problem solving, empathy, gratitude and giving and the showing of respect to all. The development of personal decision making skills, taking and using initiative and learning to lead are also central to the Middle School experience.
The Middle School program is aligned with the Australian Curriculum. In Years 5 and 6 class teachers are responsible for the delivery of the core curriculum of English, SOSE, Mathematics and Science. In Years 7 and 8, where possible, two core teachers deliver these learning programs. All year groups take part in Faith and Life, Health and Physical Education, Foreign Languages and Performance and Design lessons. All subjects are led by specialist teachers who have a genuine passion for their learning area.
We expect our students to strive for individual excellence, accuracy, persistence, success and consistency in all areas of their personal development. Girls are able to choose from a wide range of co-curricular activities including Music, Art, Dance, Drama, Sport, Debating and Public Speaking, Clubs and EDGE.
The Head of the Middle School is Mrs Deb Williamson. Mrs Williamson brings to this position a distinguished career in teaching in Tasmania and in Indonesia, including leadership experience in the positions of Acting Head of Junior School and the Director of EDGE at Collegiate.
The 9 ASPIRE Program is a one of a kind. It offers our girls unique out of class curriculum enrichment opportunities, all of which promote and encourage each girl to embark on a challenging, stimulating, adventurous and richly rewarding journey that fosters personal and social development."
The Collegiate journey is one which is individualised for each girl and founded on excellence."
I continue to be inspired by the love for learning at Collegiate and the abundance of opportunities which the girls embrace."
The creative arts enliven the mind and enrich the soul."
As teachers we encourage our students to look and to see the world from new perspectives: to push past just the reiteration of information and focus on how to turn it into understanding and knowledge."
The rich educational journey experienced by our students will allow them to take their place beyond Collegiate as leaders with a global perspective, sense of purpose and social justice."
Excellence in teaching and learning underpins everything we do at Collegiate. The business services team strive to support and enable our academic staff and students. We are committed to putting students at the heart of our operations."
Each student at Collegiate is special and enriches our community in her own unique way."
From the very beginning, over 125 years ago, the Collegiate brand has represented strong and innovative education for women."
It is an enormous privilege to share the exciting journey of education with families. From early childhood to graduation, we share the experience and delight in the development of confident young women, ready to take on the world."
Our goal is to bring the world to our students in Tasmania. We provide a global education and the skills that they will need to excel in whatever direction life takes them."