The Senior School provides authentic and effective learning opportunities to equip young women for life beyond the school gates
St Michael's Collegiate Senior School campus - located in Macquarie Street, Hobart - has housed the school since the Sisters of the Church moved to this site in 1895. With a rich sense of history and tradition, the school offers a wide range of specialist teaching spaces and contemporary facilities tailored for the sophisticated learning of senior school students.
The Senior School campus is a vibrant and inspiring learning community providing exceptional education to girls in Years 9-12.
We believe that students learn best when they are intellectually stimulated and personally engaged with their learning. They value learning from passionate teachers in an environment of intellectual curiosity where they feel safe to explore and grow. In the Senior School, the students’ ability to discuss, analyse and evaluate is fostered as they explore content in depth and are challenged by ideas. Through a myriad of opportunities, girls become appreciative of aesthetic beauty; there is an emphasis on creativity in their thinking, the way they learn and in the way they respond and compose.
The Senior School campus is designed to reflect the growing maturity, responsibility and independence of senior girls. To this end the campus is easily and freely accessible, diverse in its offerings of faculty and recreational facilities, reflective of a wide range of learning choices and interests, accommodating of a variety of learning needs and mindful of mature aesthetic tastes. At the centre of the campus is the contemporary Emily Centre which contains meeting, learning and study areas. The campus in its entirety is a metaphor for the senior experience: independence, responsibility, maturity and diversity.
Girls in the Senior School study a rigorous academic program underpinned by the Australian Curriculum and delivered by staff passionate about their respective disciplines. They also experience a warm sense of safety and belonging - there are many opportunities to build strong and supportive relationships and many of these connections form the beginning of life long networks. Many Collegiate Old Girls offer advice and support to Senior School students, creating a rich mentoring framework. Some of the remarkable stories of Collegiate graduates can be viewed on our Inspiring Old Girls gallery.
The Head of Senior School is Mrs Nicole Tuck. Nicole was an outstanding competitive swimmer for many years, a member of various Australian Junior and Senior swimming teams and an Australian record holder. Nicole's background is as a proud Health and Physical Education teacher, and she a passionate advocate for girl’s education and empowerment.
Collegiate offers the best of both worlds to our girls once they reach the Senior School in Years 11 and 12. Through a cooperating arrangement between Collegiate and our brother school, The Hutchins School, students are able to choose from an impressive list of around 100 subjects. The schools plan timetables and subject lines together to expand the selection available to our students. Each girl is personally counselled by our Careers Counsellor to ensure her needs are addressed.
As well as receiving an incredible education, I have developed skills and formed relationships which I will cherish far beyond my years at Collegiate."
The Collegiate staff are passionate and dedicated individuals who nurture all girls to be their best."
Collegiate taught me the value of a community that really cares and how beautiful it is to be a part of something that is actively trying to make you into the best person you can be."
Collegiate helped me to discover my passions and then gave me the courage to pursue them."
The learning environment at Collegiate encourages ambition and provides students with skills and opportunity to achieve their aspirations."
Collegiate gave me the chance to explore all aspects of my academic, sporting and creative endeavours."
I have always been grateful for everything Collegiate has provided me with.
Over the years that I’ve been here the sense of belonging and family has been a constant. Your sense of place is always strong, it’s just a great place to be."
I chose an all girls’ school because it develops my confidence."
Every girl deserves a quality education. My school helped me reach my full potential by challenging me every day."
Collegiate doesn’t hand me success, it provides me with opportunity to create my own success."
When you educate a woman, you educate an entire family."