As parents, we want the very best for our children, we want them to feel good about themselves, care for others and purposefully contribute to society.
We understand that choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the most significant and important decisions you will make as a parent or caregiver. It is a decision that will shape her development during her teenage years and will set the foundations for the woman she will become.
As an educator, I am passionate about the development of girls in becoming women of courage, resolve and integrity. With my background in and commitment to girls’ education, I believe that an all-girls environment is the best place for girls to be educated.
Ours is an environment where the focus is on the students; their learning, their wellbeing, their needs and activities. Women live longer and earn less than their male counterparts, therefore, we need to ensure that our girls are extraordinarily well equipped to be economically independent, articulate, confident, and resilient. There is considerable research evidence that tells us that girls at girls’ schools enjoy not only equal opportunity but they can also embrace every opportunity. All activities are open to girls: they participate, influence and lead. There is no gender stereotyping; girls are able and actively encouraged to explore a career or future in any area.
“We believe in nurturing the individual’s learning style rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching.”
Our dedicated staff and governance boards fully embrace our creative new approaches which respond to our students’ changing needs. We uphold the values and traditions that have stood the test of time since 1914 alongside the drive to be dynamic, outward-looking and forward-thinking.
I am privileged to be Principal of our very exciting education community. We would be delighted to welcome your family to work alongside us as we nurture and empower your daughter on her own unique learning journey of discovery.
Maria Taylor Principal Taranaki Diocesan School for Girls