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Upper School

Upper School consists of students in Years 9 and 10. To reflect their growing self-confidence and maturity, students are given increased agency and choice to tailor a program of study that suits their preferences. It’s an opportunity for students to pursue their passions and develop their intellectual curiosity and independence as they prepare for the academic challenges ahead.

Upper School is a time of continued growth and possibility for our students as they continue to explore different intellectual pathways and discover new academic passions. Through engaged learning and inspirational teaching, students are supported to take an active role in their education, and nurture their appetite for challenge, self-reflection and improvement.

We have the highest of expectations and aspirations for our students, and in Upper School, we continue to stretch and challenge them well beyond the demands of the curriculum. In order to increase their engagement and build their capabilities, students are given opportunities to develop a portfolio of micro-credentials, skill-specific certifications that are industry-recognised and that will enhance their future study and career goals.

To complement their academic work, Upper School students are encouraged to make the most of the many co-curricular, service-learning and leadership opportunities available to them, in the knowledge that success in one area often builds the confidence and competence to be successful in another. This includes opportunities to make a meaningful difference in local, national and international communities.

The Head of Upper School works closely with the Head of Teaching and Learning (Upper School), the Wellbeing team, including Year Coordinators and teaching staff, supported by School Psychologists, Registered Nurses and other staff to ensure that each girl receives the guidance and support to make the best choices according to her individual needs, abilities and interests.

The full range of Senior School subjects on offer is available here (PDF 54.6KB).