“Transformation is deeper than only creating a more racially and culturally diverse school body; it also has to do with influencing the heart and mind—an inner transformation.” – Debbie Martin, College Head
As a school with an illustrious history, we seek to combine our long-standing traditions with progressive thinking to provide girls with a comprehensive, holistic, modern, values-driven education which will serve them well throughout their adult years.
St Anne’s is a school with traditions, without being a ‘traditional’ school. Our buildings serve as a good metaphor for this – on the outside, you’ll see the traditional red brick; take a look inside, and you’ll find modern decor, bright colours and the latest technology.
- Modern-day relevance
- Critical thought
- Driven by technology
- Emotional intelligence
At St Anne's, we believe that good education is principally about developing character rather than acquiring a set of ‘skills’.
A person's ability to thrive in tertiary education and the workplace isn't based on good marks alone; she needs to possess genuine qualities of rational, humane, and critical thought, supported by a capacity for clear, persuasive expression.
In today's fast-paced world, it's vital that we continually assess the relevance of our curriculum and the way we teach it.
One of our chief considerations are the enormous opportunities and challenges presented by Information Technology. By incorporating appropriate technology into the curriculum, our girls are enabled to compete, connect, and co-operate in a world of digital transformation. An important part of this means equipping the girls with the emotional intelligence to deal with and leverage technology to their benefit.
- Pupils and staff represent diverse society
- Personal responsibility
At St Anne's, we aim to prepare our girls to become responsible environmental citizens.Environmental education forms a key component of the curriculum, not only because we must save our precious Earth, but also because giving back to our world develops the kind of women our girls will become. Exposure to nature has been shown to raise marks; increase creativity, co-operation, and self-confidence; reduces stress; and enhance cognitive abilities.
We're actively ensuring that our buildings and campus best facilitate a 21st century-appropriate education and environmental agenda.We have an active Environmental Committee dedicated to promoting responsible environmental use in our community. All of the school's waste is separated and recycled, all new lighting uses LED technology, we have energy-saving devices and electricity load managing in place, we harvest rain water and we are doing all we can to reduce our water consumption. In recognition of the investment that St Anne’s is making in our environment, we have been listed as an Eco-School and are working towards an International green flag certification standard. *Marge Scherer, Challenging the Whole Child
- Positive collaboration