Our Principal


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Message from our Principal

Few decisions as a parent hold the same significance as choosing the right school for your child.

When it comes to making this decision, you want the very best for your child and, indeed, your family.

You want your child to be challenged academically in a happy, safe and nurturing environment by committed educators who are experts in student learning and development.

You want them to have a wide array of opportunities, to develop the capacity to work well with others and to have confidence in themselves and their learning.

You want them to be the best that they can be so that they are intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually prepared for the world beyond School.

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The words of our motto define both Strathcona, and the students who become part of the School community. We encourage our students to cultivate courage, optimism and an ethical mind in all aspects of their lives.

Together at Strathcona, we instil in our young people the skills and mindsets that enable them to grapple with challenges, the self-belief to embrace new opportunities, and the confidence to pursue their passions so that they can make their way bravely, faithfully and happily in a world full of possibilities.

The Strathcona environment facilitates the pursuit of academic excellence, co-curricular involvement, leadership development and the community and social engagement that each girl chooses to pursue. Our aim is to afford girls the opportunity to try various activities so that each individual is able to recognise and develop her own interests and unique attributes.

The School’s teaching and learning facilities have expanded significantly in recent years. Our goal is to forge innovative 21st century educational practice whilst remaining committed to proven traditional teaching. We seek to instil a love of learning in our girls and to encourage them to be agile and discerning thinkers, with the resilience and perseverance to problem solve and adapt to new challenges both within and beyond the School’s gates.

At Strathcona your girls can feel happy and safe in an intimate, family-orientated environment. It is the place for your daughter to gain the confidence and self-belief she needs to explore her world bravely, faithfully and happily.

I invite you to discover the difference of a Strathcona education.

Mrs Marise McConaghy