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.
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 delivered by staff passionate about their respective disciplines.
Outstanding TCE Results
We are delighted to announce the success of our most recent Year 12 Leavers who continue to uphold Collegiate’s long tradition of academic success.
We extend our warmest congratulations to Solbi Kang, Jessie Horder-Geraghty, Evangeline Drinnan, Joanne Li, Cassady Swinbourne and Danielle Lee whose results placed them in the 2016 Top 100 Tertiary Entrance Scores for Tasmania.
Five Collegiate students scored an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) above 99, placing them in the top one percent nationally. We extend congratulations to Solbi Kang 99.9, Jessie Horder-Geraghty 99.75, Evangeline Drinnan 99.6, Joanne Li 99.3 and Cassady Swinbourne 99.2.
Nineteen Collegiate students scored an ATAR above 95, placing them in the top five percent nationally and 33 students achieved an ATAR of 90 or more placing them in the top 10 percent nationally.
The 2016 Leavers chose to support local Tasmanian charity, SHE (Support, Help, Empowerment), to make a tangible difference to the lives of others through the provision of funds for counselling services and support for women who have, or are currently, experiencing family and domestic violence. An astonishing $27,570.65 was raised throughout the year, demonstrating that success at Collegiate reaches far beyond scholastic attainment.
Principal Mrs Judith Tudball said “The Class of 2016 have demonstrated exceptional service to their local community. I warmly congratulate them not only on their academic results but their commitment to helping others and their willingness to embrace leadership opportunities.”
The Board and Staff of Collegiate extend their congratulations to the 2016 Leavers on their outstanding results and wish the them all the very best for the future.
View the full overview of the outstanding 2016 TCE Results is available for download below.
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.
The learning environment at Collegiate encourages ambition and provides students with skills and opportunity to achieve their aspirations."
I have been at Collegiate since Early Learning (15 years), during these years I have grown and developed in a community that has enriched and encouraged me to be my best self, not only in schooling life but the wider community."
Collegiate has given me the chance to explore all aspects of my academic, sporting and creative endeavours."
This trip helped to create and strengthen relationships because you have to work as a team to sail a boat and learn about something that no one had much prior experience with so we were all equal. Also, you are stuck on a boat with the same people for five days in a small space so you learn to make it work and enjoy getting up on deck.
Year 9 camp was a memory and experience that I will never forget, I enjoyed every single moment of it and I am so grateful to get the opportunity to do the activities that I did."
Ever since I arrived at Collegiate the one thing I have appreciated is the unlimited opportunities that are available to me. 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 is helping 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."
Not only do I learn more – I am helped to know how to learn"
Participating in the Oratory program has allowed me to find my voice. It’s an opportunity to express my thoughts and passions – and learn how to express them well."