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|ST RITA'S COLLEGE - College Tour Mon Mar 27 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM [2 Days to go]|
St Rita’s College, Clayfield, was established by the Presentation Sisters in 1926 and is committed to the mission of educating students, in partnership with their families, to be Women of Action - not Words.
St Rita’s provides a learning experience in which creativity and critical thinking exist together. The academic, vocational and cocurricular disciplines embed Catholic Social Teaching into all subjects across all Year levels.
January 2020 saw the opening of an innovative new learning precinct, the Trinity Centre, to enhance the St Rita’s education experience for all students. Enabling a new era of learning and pedagogy, the Centre is home to Music, Drama, Film, Television and New Media, and a range of subject disciplines. The new learning precinct provides the perfect educational environment for cross-class teaching and learning, with spaces that shift from the traditional ‘one to many’ methodology toward a more contemporary environment. It bolsters the College’s long standing reputation for delivering first-class academic and vocational pathways.
At St Rita's, your daughter will be encouraged to be passionate about learning, to question rather than to assume and to take the lead rather than to follow. St Rita and the Presentation founder, Nano Nagle, were women of determination, persistence and passion – characteristics which are promoted and valued in our College today.
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St Rita’s has an established reputation as a safe and welcoming school community that nurtures its students to be intelligent, confident and caring young people. At the heart of our support network is a pastoral care framework that encourages partnership between students, staff and parents/guardians to better our student experience of a sense of purpose and belonging and boost communication between students and staff.
Our supportive staff takes a professional and personable approach to the social and emotional wellbeing of our students. St Rita’s is a school where the individual is nurtured and obstacles are overcome together.
Central to the success of our pastoral care program is a vertical House structure to enable each student to be recognised as an integral part of the College community. Our House system is the hallmark of the personal formation of our girls and a central component of daily, cocurricular and general activity life at St Rita’s. Our eight Houses celebrate, encourage, support and nurture each individual to do and be their best. Each House also provides opportunities to look beyond self, supporting a Presentation Ministry and a well-being initiative.
Each House has a staff member appointed as Head of House who is responsible for the monitoring of the spiritual, academic and social wellbeing of each student. Our Houses bring together students from each Year level and students build friendships across the Year levels, cultivating a considerate and sharing school community. There are six House Groups within each House, each supported by a House Group Teacher, and students remain with their House Group throughout their time at St Rita’s.
A longstanding tradition at St Rita’s is the ‘Big Sister/Little Sister’ program which pairs each incoming Year 7 student with a Year 12 student. This unique program provides a point of communication and orientation for each young Year 7 girl from late Term 4 the year before commencement at St Rita’s right through to first day and beyond and facilitates the settling in of our new students to their new learning environment and routines with greater comfort and ease. Daughters of Past Students are generally allocated to the same House of their mother, if known. Siblings are also placed in the same House unless otherwise requested.
St Rita’s College is situated in the Brisbane suburb of Clayfield, which is approximately 15 minutes from the CBD. The College is close to bus and rail public transport.
41 Enderley Road, Clayfield, Queensland, 4011
The Brisbane City Council bus route of 300 services Alexandra Road, an approximate 100 metre safe walking distance from the College. Multiple Brisbane City Council bus routes from both the city and northern suburb directions service Sandgate Road. Sandgate Road is a safe 250 metre walk through suburban streets to St Rita’s.
Red and White Coaches (Coach Australia Pty Ltd) transport students from St Rita’s, St Margaret’s, Clayfield College and Mary MacKillop College and operate school runs to and from the northern suburbs of Brisbane. Please refer to their website for school bus routes www.coachaustralia.com.au or email email@example.com or phone 3269 6466.
Hornibrook Buslines run the 999A/315 and 999B/315 services from Kippa Ring to St Rita’s and other surrounding schools and a service to connect with the train from Sandgate. 3284 1622 or www.hornibrook.com.au
Hendra and Clayfield rail stations are both approximately 800 metres from the College.
Visit Translink or phone 13 12 30 to find the most convenient public transport options that are closest to your home.
Nano Nagle was the founder of the Presentation Sisters, whose courage and hope in providing education to the poor children of the City of Cork was unfailing during the Penal Laws era of the eighteenth century. Along with that of St Rita of Cascia after whom St Rita’s College is named, Nano Nagle’s mission and vision for the education of women and girls continues to provide guidance to the St Rita’s College community.
The St Rita's College Scholarship Program awards scholarships and bursaries to young women who excel, or have the potential to excel, in academic, music or sporting disciplines. Specifically, the program exists to enable young women from families of limited or no financial means to attend the College and experience the benefits of a St Rita’s College education.
The Scholarship program of the College is a means-tested application-based program and applicants are required to sit the independent ACER scholarship test.
The College Principal and Scholarship and Bursary Management Committee has stewardship over disbursements made for the purpose of the Nano Nagle Bursary program.
For full information, please visit the College website: www.stritas.qld.edu.au
Future preparations are underway for the St Rita’s College Class of 2022 after another year of exceptional academic results.
The graduating class obtained a median ATAR of 88.85, with 19% of students achieving an ATAR above 95 and 40% of students achieving an ATAR above 90*.
Three students also attained a perfect subject score of 100%, topping the class in English and Literature Extension, Drama and Music.
In addition to academic results, the cohort also gained real world qualifications for future pathways. 103 students achieved vocational qualifications, completing either a Diploma, Certificate II, III, IV or a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship
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