St Margaret's Anglican Girls School in Brisbane has again been named as a finalist in the Australian Education Awards for Boarding School of the Year.
There are approximately 1075 students in the school, with around 330 primary students and 745 girls in the secondary school. St Margaret's has a long and proud boarding history and around 185 boarders from Years 5 to 12 are accommodated in the boarding house, which is in the very heart of the Ascot campus.
In 2019 St Margaret's topped the country taking out the prestigious award. It is one of only eight schools in the country to be selected and the only Brisbane school to be named as a finalist this year.
Principal Ros Curtis has also been named a finalist for Principal of the Year (non-government) and the school is a finalist for Best STEM School. Ms Curtis said:
"St Margaret's has been a boarding school for 125 years and we remain as steadfast in our commitment to educating boarders today as our founders did in 1895.
"We combine solid leadership with a deep sense of nurturing and care for our boarders who are from a variety of backgrounds and geographic locations and focus on instilling a global outlook and building connections," said Ms Curtis.
With 24 years boarding experience, the school's Head of Boarding, Lesa Fowler, said student wellbeing was a top priority within the boarding house.
"We have a wonderful team of specialist boarding staff who provide support to the girls across all aspects of their day to day lives," Ms Fowler said.
"They hold the wellbeing of each student close to their hearts and work hard to provide a safe and happy environment where every girl can learn and flourish.
"Boarding has been a part of the fabric of St Margaret's for 125 years and the entire school community, including teachers, facilities and catering, contribute to the operation of the Boarding House and are invested in the success and well-being of the girls."
Winners will be announced at the Australian Education Awards on November 6 in Sydney.