Learning and Enrichment
We challenge and support girls in their learning
Our students are hardworking and we set our standards high. We want them to be challenged, to question ideas, to think for themselves, to be confident and to be empowered as a result of their learning experience. We want our students to leave school thinking about solutions rather than problems and obstacles.
Learning something new, whether it is cocurricular or academic, requires small steps before girls can become experts. Our teachers know this and our teaching is carefully scaffolded to lead girls to become proficient and experienced. We offer support though:
- Differentiated programs which include extension and extra help
- The Tutoring Centre for students from Years 7 to 12
- Extended opening hours for the Library and Technology Centre
- Online access through our learning portal
- Our pastoral care, where students from Years 7 to 12 have a Wellbeing teacher and a Head of Year, in addition to their subject teachers
We connect girls with their passions
Our range of subjects is extensive and we believe that this breadth enables girls to study something they really love doing. We increase their choice of subjects as they move through School.
St Hilda’s has numerous strategies in place to support the girls to meet their academic goals. The Tutoring Centre is an innovative hub of academic support for students in Years 7 to 12 who are welcome to attend as often as the need arises.
Specialist teachers from all subject areas are available for one-on-one or small group teaching and learning. Students may need to clarify a concept taught in class, or seek extension work to improve their marks. Individualised instruction helps girls to reach their academic goals and take charge of their learning.
The Centre’s Coordinator, teaches students how to maximise exam time and study and research effectively and is available each day at lunchtime and after school to assist with essay writing, time management and study skills.
Differentiated programs of study are devised for girls who require adjusted timetables due to illness, elite sport commitments or particular circumstances.