St Margaret's Anglican Girls School

Queensland, Australia


Location: Queensland, Australia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls

About St Margaret's Anglican Girls School

St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School is an independent day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Prep to Year 12. We also welcome boys in Pre-Prep and Prep.
 

There are approximately 890 students in the school, with around 280 primary students and 610 girls in the secondary school. St Margaret's has a long and proud boarding history and around 170 boarders from Years 5 to 12 are accommodated in the boarding house, which is in the very heart of the Ascot campus.
 

St Margaret’s is well known for its focus on academic excellence, quality learning and teaching, and its commitment to pastoral care. Its smaller size is its greatest strength, with a true focus on each individual child and personalised learning.
 

St Margaret’s girls are engaged, enthusiastic and energetic in all they do. They embrace the many extracurricular opportunities available, which make for very vibrant sporting, music and performing and visual arts programs. Additional clubs and activities also allow girls to explore a range of interests.  

St Margaret's is a local school with a global outlook, offering students a variety of international learning opportunities through an extensive global exchange program in Year 10 and touring options.
 

The staff at St Margaret’s are highly qualified and committed to the learning and the wellbeing of the students in their care. The school's six core values - Spirit, Faith, Integrity, Courage, Respect and Passion - and the school's motto,Per Volar Sunata (Born to Fly Upwards), inspires St Margaret's students to grow and achieve their personal best in all endeavours.

As a school of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent, worship and spiritual development stand at the centre of St Margaret's. In addition to weekly religious and values education classes, students participate in regular prayer, reflection and formal worship. Age-appropriate liturgies are supported by regular chapel services and whole school celebrations of major Christian festivals occur throughout the year. 


Learning

At St Margaret’s we are committed to giving each student a deep learning experience through the provision of a broad, balanced and flexible curriculum within an optimal learning environment. The factors we have identified as being fundamental to good learning are articulated through our own Framework of Quality Teaching and Learning. They can be categorised in terms of environment, process and pedagogy. When these three dimensions are considered with a view to fostering high quality student and teacher engagement then deep learning is the outcome.

At St Margaret’s we believe that the best learning environments are characterised by five key pillars: connection, differentiation, motivation, challenge and feedback.  These five pillars form the foundation of pedagogical practice, inform curriculum development and shape the thinking which underpins educational leadership at the School. Together they enable the provision of optimal learning experiences through thoughtful pedagogy and a systematic, transparent approach to deep and sustained learning.

St Margaret’s aims to provide students with an understanding of the learning process and how it feels. Our taxonomy of learning articulates three stages as being central to the learning process - surface, deep and deeper. Categorising learning in this way allows us to engage students in a discussion of different types of thinking with a view to pushing them towards metacognitive functioning. 

St Margaret’s aims to provide students with an understanding of the learning process and how it feels. Our taxonomy of learning articulates three stages as being central to the learning process - surface, deep and deeper. Categorising learning in this way allows us to engage students in a discussion of different types of thinking with a view to pushing them towards metacognitive functioning. 

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Location


Address: 11 Petrie Street, Ascot, Queensland, QLD 4007, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3862 0777