Strathcona is delighted to announce a new partnership with Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI). Our partnership with WPI will help our girls to become more conscious citizens, to be aware of the needs of the broader community, and to consider how collectively we can create better futures for women. It will also build their understanding of important social issues.
Named one of The Educator’s most Innovative Schools of 2021 in recognition of the award-winning Strathcona TC Envision Program – specifically tailored for Year 9 students and woven together with the Victorian Curriculum – teaches important entrepreneurial and life-ready skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, design capability, intellect, collaboration, communication and resilience. The Educator writes about TC Envision and why it is recognised as one of the most innovative programs in Australia.
“Our students are more informed, have a greater understanding of the complexities of gender stereotypes, and society’s traditional perception of females in sport. As an all-girls school at Strathcona we support our students in breaking these stereotypes and providing them with opportunities and skills to do this,” says Deputy Principal Tracy Herft in The Educator.
A child’s learning environment impacts their view of themselves and their place in the world, which is why we strive to create a safe and supportive space where our girls have the opportunity and the drive to try new things, discover their talents, and develop a strong sense of self and the confidence that
will enable them to strive for their goals, regardless of the environment they find themselves in or its gender makeup.
The events of the last year have put leaders from all industries under the spotlight, providing plenty of examples of both poor and best practice for the world to analyse. And while a global pandemic is an extraordinary event, crises and situations of extreme stress and pressure generally do reveal a lot about a person’s capacity for leadership. Leaders and organisations that have responded well are those that have stayed true to their values and mission and used these as a compass when the landscape continued to shift and change.