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
Inspiring women is not only our aspiration for our students but also our inspiration.
St Hilda’s Junior School focuses on the development of the whole child; encouraging and guiding students to achieve their personal best, in a happy, safe and learning focused environment.
Our broad curriculum is based around holistic values and provides opportunities to discover what motivates and inspires each and every girl. The rigorous academic program is complemented by the development of non-academic character skills such as grit, tenacity and perseverance. Staff and students work collaboratively to set learning goals, develop an understanding of how they function most effectively in the learning process and act on feedback in order to activate next level learning challenges.
In addition to the fundamentals of literacy, numeracy and technology, students create and collaborate as they engage in specialist subject learning from experts in Art, Health & Physical Education, Music, Drama, Dance, Religious Education and French. Students in year 6 also learn Japanese. Students from years 3 to 6 receive instrumental music lessons in addition to regular music classes.
Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) project-based learning occurs weekly, allowing students the opportunity to explore in detail their chosen project. Working with peers from year 3 to year 6, students select from a broad range of options including bridge building, creating soundtracks, cracking codes and designing and creating in the Laser Lab.
Our modern facilities and picturesque grounds including the 50m pool, gymnasium, STEAM room and child-centric playgrounds provide quality venues that enhance learning, ignite imagination and motivate students to challenge themselves and to learn from others.
Anglican traditions, our School motto, Non Nobis Solum – not for ourselves alone, and our values of Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope and Grace are interwoven 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 co-curricular activities. Families are welcomed and encouraged to be an active and vital partner in their daughter’s education.
A school where every girl matters, St Hilda’s School is an exciting place for girls to learn, grow, dream and achieve. I look forward to discussing with you the many dimensions of the St Hilda’s School environment.
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.