St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
In 2018, St Margaret’s researched and developed its St Margaret’s Plus (StM+) program and commenced a trial with Year 11s in 2019. The purpose of StM+ is to identify and document the essential skills students develop outside of the classroom through participating in extracurricular activities. It aims to: develop a whole picture of students; promote engagement and well roundedness; enhance the success of all students as they graduate; highlight skills that enhance employability outcomes of students; develop for the students an e-portfolio of evidence and a summary to supplement the QCE/ATAR information. StM+ provides each student with a Spider Graph of the skills they have developed and areas that need to be developed across Years 10, 11, and 12. By focusing on and developing ‘soft skills’ gained through activities outside the classroom, StM+ is also providing a future focused program that will benefit students as they enter tertiary study or workforce. Rather than just having on their resume they held a leadership position in school or were involved in philanthropy, the skills they gained through this involvement are demonstrable and comprehensively mapped and can be presented to their desired university or employer.