YEAR 1 STUDENT WITH THE WORLD AT HER FEET
A curious girl with a zest for learning, Annabelle is in Year 1 at Somerville House and is at the beginning of her educational journey. For her, a school day is one of discovery, play, socialisation, learning and being part of a vibrant, happy community. Girls in Junior School at Somerville House love coming to school – for the place is a buzz of exciting programs, first-class facilities and opportunities galore.
With Christian values at its core, our Junior School curriculum focusses on critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication, with teachers who are passionate about supporting student growth across all areas. We believe learning is a partnership between students, parents and the School, and endeavour to create effective communication channels between home and school.
Research shows that girls have better access to leadership opportunities, achieve greater academic success, and are more confident and assertive in single-sex environments. They are also more likely to study in the ‘gender atypical’ areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at school and university – and are more likely to pursue a career in these non-traditional areas.
A single-sex school provides the opportunity for all students to be on a level playing field and be encouraged to pursue anything that interests them.