With only 680 students, Stuartholme School, in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong, is small enough for each student to be personally known, yet large enough to offer an extensive, dynamic and responsive range of opportunities, according to Principal, Kristen Sharpe.
She said the School focuses on educating the whole girl, and ensuring no student will ever be lost in the crowd. “We achieve this through a balanced and rigorous academic program, supported by a nurturing environment where each girl can learn, thrive and contribute to her community.”
Staff monitor the progress of each student using a variety of tools, including dedicated software which provides valuable insights into student performance. “We not only capture data on academic performance, national and external test results, but also classroom observations and attendance records,” Ms Sharpe added. “This program allows for longitudinal reporting, so we can review performance over time.”
She said that Stuartholme teachers are experts in their fields and challenge their students to become independent critical thinkers, arming them with the confidence to actively engage in their learning. “Our teachers are highly relational. They know their students and can provide the resources to either support or extend their learning through curriculum differentiation, enrichment activities, competitions and special programs.”
Away from the classroom, students are encouraged to explore opportunities that enrich their schooling and develop their talents and interests. Students can choose to participate in sports, the arts, cultural and enrichment programs, service learning, social justice programs, study tours and domestic and international exchanges.
“I encourage parents to discover how a Stuartholme education can help their daughter to be the best she can be,” she concluded.
Stuartholme School runs regular student guided Action Tours, that offer the chance to see the School on a normal day, talk to students about their experiences, enjoy morning tea with the Principal and ask questions. For dates and more information, please click here.