Welcome to St Hilda’s Junior School – a community motivated by a common focus on learning, growing and improving together. Our girls are encouraged to be curious, to be courageous and to lead.
Our staff build strong positive relationships, have high expectations of students and themselves and teach girls how to think, not what to think.
As you walk the beautiful grounds, spend time in our classrooms or chat with our girls, my hope is that you will gain a strong sense that everyone wants to be here; learning and growing together.
I look forward to sharing the St Hilda’s School learning environment with you.
Tracey Maynard – Head of Junior School
We welcome students to the Junior School from three and half to four years of age and we see them learn and grow from the beautiful kindergarten child, into confident young ladies ready to move onto exciting opportunities in Middle School and to become modern young women. On graduating from Junior School, we see our students as happy, compassionate and creative girls who strive to achieve their best, eager to be involved in many differing activities and are confident to have a voice.
The Junior School is renowned for academic rigour, innovation and our vast range of specialist subjects and co-curricular offerings. This sets us apart from other schools. Our curriculum builds strong foundations in Literacy and Numeracy, stimulates creativity, individuality and cognitive skills. Our modern facilities and picturesque grounds and play areas provide a beautiful setting for a first-class education for any girl.
Anglican traditions, our School motto, Non Nobis Solum, and our values of Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope and Grace are woven into all aspects of School life and relationships within the School community.
The broader school community is caring, friendly and engaged. This can easily be seen in the afternoons where playgrounds are full of parents interacting, children playing or involved in one of the many extra-curricular activities which take place each afternoon or in the mornings with many parents sharing a coffee in the Café. Families are welcomed and encouraged to be an active partner in their daughter’s education. Our school has vibrant and engaged parental body that enjoys taking part in the many community events. Some events which are very popular and not to be missed have included – Mother/Daughter Morning, Father/Daughter BBQ Breakfast, House Family Chapels, Expressive Arts Showcase, High Tea, Mother’s Day Classic, Easter Celebrations and Christmas Concerts.
A school where every girl matters, St Hilda’s is an exciting place for girls to learn, grow, dream and achieve. I look forward to welcoming your daughter and your family to our School community.
Mrs Tracey Maynard joins us from Canberra Grammar School, where she has worked since 2002 and for the last six years in the role of Deputy Head of Primary School and Director of Primary Academic Education. Tracey comes to St Hilda’s School highly recommended as a strong, calm and innovative leader in Primary Education.
Tracey holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration and her goal is to nurture dynamic, caring and optimistic students. She does this by empowering others to make positive contributions to the communities in which they live and work.
Dedicated to a responsive approach to teaching and learning, Tracey encourages teachers to develop a deep understanding of their students as they plan and implement inspirational and targeted learning experiences.
Inspired by the blessed and distinctive characteristics of the St Hilda’s School community, Tracey relishes the opportunity to forge positive relationships, nurture individuals and to work together to deliver a stimulating, optimistic and forward thinking vision for the Junior School.
Tracey is a keen sportswomen having spent time playing, coaching and leading a number of sporting organisations.