From the Principal

Educating Young Women

14-Mar-2017

International Women’s Day is a cause for both recognition and celebration in any organisation. For a girl’s school the celebration of this day holds immense significance.


We are educating young women who hold the future of our communities and our nation in their hands. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Be Bold for Change’. Women across the world are being challenged to take ground breaking action that truly drives change for young girls and women across all domains.

Each one of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender equality. Through collaboration and support we can help women advance and unleash their limitless potential to truly change the world.  The college celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with presentations at our assembly, posters, information distributed and a fantastic photo montage on our website and across the college.  The challenge for each of us is to make this day meaningful throughout the remainder of the year.

You may have heard of the IDS program that has been introduced in Year 8 at St Mary’s.  IDS or Inter-disciplinary Study provides students with opportunities to study real life problems that cross over various disciplines.  This course has been added to the Year 8 curriculum and it has really excited the Year 8 girls as they undertake studies in STEM Education, the Creative and Practical Arts and in the Humanities.  I will keep you updated on this exciting initiative as the year progresses.  For those particularly interested in this area I have attached an article that can be viewed at the following web address: https://www.edutopia.org/integrated-studies-interdisciplinary-learning-overview

Have a fantastic week.

Best wishes

Dr Frank Pitt, Principal