Posted on: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Posted in: Videos and Conversations
It is an exciting time to be a part of the story of St Hilda’s. The future is full of opportunity for the young women of St Hilda’s School who we are privileged to support, educate and inspire. Please join us as we share our vision for your daughter’s future.
Our new Strategic Plan guides our pathway to 2025 and captures our intent through four key platforms: Learning, Enriching, Sustaining and Engaging. Hear from our team of passionate educators as we celebrate the past and present and look to the future, with keynote sessions on Learning in the Junior, Middle and Senior School, on Technology and Enhanced Learning, on Global Education and Cultural Exchange opportunities, on the benefits of Boarding, and, on our Master Plan including future projects in Performing Arts.
St Hilda’s has been investigating the possibility of joining the Round Square global network. This is a network of innovative schools in 50 countries on six continents that share a passion for experiential learning and character education. The Round Square approach is built around six IDEALS of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
I am very pleased to announce that Round Square has extended St Hilda’s an invitation for a delegation to participate in the 2018 Round Square International Conference in Canada in September this year. The Conference will bring together a truly global gathering of delegates from Round Square schools throughout the world, including a group from TSS. I am very pleased to announce that two of our Year 10 students have been invited to attend the conference: Stella Cole and Fiona Chen. The conference theme is “Bring Your Difference”. Ms Barrell and I look forward to working with Stella and Fiona in our exploration of the Round Square program.
One of our strategic aims is the celebration of rigour in learning. I am extremely proud of the professionalism of our teaching staff at St Hilda’s, as they demonstrate daily their understanding of this concept. Over the last few weeks we have celebrated the national recognition of three of our teachers through the “Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher” certification process. This accreditation requires academic staff to demonstrate quality teaching and excellence in their career progression through a rigorous process of reflection, observation and interview. I am very pleased to announce that Mrs Majda Benzenati has been awarded Lead Teacher recognition and Ms Sherilyn King and Mr Trent Uebergang have both been awarded Highly Accomplished Teacher status. I will include a brief excerpt from their external reports:
Majda has exceptional personal skills and in-depth knowledge of her students and the content she teaches. Majda’s extensive work with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is an indication of her commitment to remaining at the forefront of current knowledge and developments in her curriculum areas.
Sherilyn is an exceptional teacher who has an in-depth knowledge of her subjects, curriculum, and students. She knows her students’ individual strengths and challenges and gives freely and willingly her time to ensure equitable access to learning despite any circumstances of students.
Trent has shown himself to be a passionate, reflective and skilled practitioner who uses his knowledge and skill with technologies to actively build the skills and capabilities of others. Trent is to be commended on this impressive body of work.
These teachers will receive their accreditation at Government House later in the year. I am sure you will join me in congratulating them for this fine recognition of their commitment to learning and teaching.
Dr Julie Wilson Reynolds