Giveaways on day, even Vatican tour

IT can be so hard to know if a secondary school is the right fit for your child, which is why St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove is giving visitors the chance to hear directly from its students.

On Thursday, March 5, 3.30–6pm, the College is inviting girls planning for secondary school and their families to attend its annual Open Day.
Curious families will have the chance to get their questions answered about what it’s like to attend the school, from students like school captain Bianca Stanghieri.
“What excites me is how learning at St Ursula’s goes beyond the curriculum,” Bianca said.
“The College has offered me incredible opportunities to nurture my individual strengths and celebrate my Catholic faith.”
When families join a student-led school tour at the Open Day this year, they can discover the school’s new architect-designed learning spaces, passionate staff and diverse extra-curricular programs.
Visitors can learn about the college’s Newman Selective Gifted and Talented Program, watch a debating demonstration, see the student orchestra perform and join in sports activities and science experiments.
Giveaways, a virtual tour of the Vatican, taste testing in the hospitality classroom and photography demonstrations are also part of the fun.
St Ursula’s principal Mary Leask said: “At St Ursula’s, we take an exceptionally holistic approach, which gives equal balance to academic, social, personal and religious dimensions of education.

“Our great hope is to instil in each of our girls a deep, lifelong love of learning, and we warmly invite you to experience the passion and dedication of our staff and students at the 2020 Open Day.”
Located in leafy Kingsgrove a short walk from the station, St Ursula’s College can be found at 69 Caroline Street.

St Ursula’s College is celebrating record HSC results for 2019:

• More than 30 per cent of students received an ATAR above 90.
• Highest ATAR, 99.85.
• Ranked 66th on the SMH list of Top 100 Schools in the State.
• 97 per cent of HSC courses scored above the State average.
• Five students in the HSC Top Achievers list.
• 78 students (45 per cent) received 201 mentions (Band 6/E4) on the Distinguished Achievers list.