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career in engineering, studying overseas and working for NASA before returning to Tasmania and a career as Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering at UTAS. Like Jane Sargison (pictured above), Collegiate alumni, affectionately known as "Old Girls", have chosen many different life and career paths. Robyn Kronenberg says that Collegiate alumni keep the School updated on what is happening in their lives, "This year marks five years since the class of 2005 left Collegiate. Several students from that year chose to study medicine and we are proud to say that we have ten Collegiate girls graduating from medicine this year." One of those ten is 23 year old Victoria Trubody who says that Collegiate "has a really supportive learning environment which encourages girls to achieve their best." She believes this, coupled with the clear careers guidance and fantastic science department at the School, has enabled so many of her cohort to move into medical careers. Victoria has studied at Oxford University as a medical student and will be returning there to undertake her PhD at the end of her hospital internship. Whilst studying she has also been a coinvestigator for the Study of Tasmanian Outcomes of Intensive Care, a project that evaluates the outcomes of critical illness survivors. Victoria hopes to have a dual role in clinical and academic medicine in the future. She is just one example of how a Collegiate education can set girls on the path to success. Dr Elizabeth Murchison, leaver of 1998, is making her mark on the scientific world through her work mapping the Tasmanian

St Michael's Collegiate - SET FOR LIFE


t Michael's Collegiate School has a long and proud history as a leading girls' school in Australia. At its establishment in 1892 the School comprised 7 Anglican nuns and 5 orphans. It has grown and evolved over the past 118 years to have an enrolment in excess of 800 students housed on three purpose-built campuses. This year has seen exciting developments on the Senior School (Years 9 to 12) campus including the opening of a new Student Centre consisting of a library, a Careers Centre, cafeteria, study zones, as well as refurbished classrooms and offices. Speaking at the opening of the Student Centre, Collegiate Principal Robyn Kronenberg said, "A Student Centre and Library form the heart of a thriving learning community, and this new facility provides that heart for Collegiate". The new library was named the "Jane Sargison Library" in honour of Collegiate alumni Dr Jane Sargison. A leaver of 1993 and Rhodes Scholar, Jane pursued a

devil's genome and deciphering the genetic basis of transmissible cancers. This DNA blueprint provides new hope of tackling the facial tumour virus that threatens the Tasmanian devil population with extinction. Since leaving Collegiate, Elizabeth has obtained her Ph.D (Genetics) and is currently a Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge and a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. In 2009-2010 she was awarded the prestigious L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship. Speaking to these successful women there is a common thread that emerges and that is the role that Collegiate played in helping them to achieve their goals. They talk of the support and care of the staff, of the exceptional teachers, of the culture of excellence and the encouragement to be the best you can. That Collegiate prides itself on offering an outstanding education to its students is no secret, but there is more to this school than books and study. It is a school where the focus is on developing the whole person. Principal Robyn Kronenberg says "It is about developing character; what it is to be trustworthy, loyal, accountable and compassionate; to develop resilience and to have the values necessary for good citizenship".

Collegiate is a school where every girl can find her niche. Possessing a formidable sporting reputation, Collegiate offers an impressive range of sporting pursuits and encourages girls to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle. Director of Outdoor Education, David Witcomb, has created such an exceptional program that he was recently awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award. Students interested in the Arts are well served by the School of Performing Arts, a unique "school within a school" where they can pursue artistic endeavours such as music, dance and theatre. There is a comprehensive community service program and an exchange program with thirteen schools internationally. A school that consistently produces high-achievers, Collegiate is a vibrant and exciting place where there is always something happening. There are boundless opportunities for students and a sense of genuine support and caring in the school community. Perhaps it is the knowledge that they have this support that empowers Collegiate girls to push their own boundaries and strive for their best. Certainly Collegiate seems to be living up to the school slogan by ensuring that each girl is "Set for Life".

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