St Hilda’s is an Anglican Diocesan day and boarding school located in Southport on the Gold Coast. St Hilda’s offers schooling for girls from Pre-Preparatory to Year 12 with boarding available from Year 6. In the classrooms and on the sporting fields, every girl is encouraged to discover the enjoyment of learning with others.
The school aims to achieve outstanding academic results, pursue excellence and require involvement in a wide-ranging and adaptive curricula program, provide students with the diversity of experiences needed to develop as well-rounded individuals and foster creativity and participation in the Arts. It seeks to strengthen the international orientation of its associated educations programs, employ high quality, committed and innovative educational staff, provide excellent boarding facilities and to provide class sizes, facilities and an environment required to support an outstanding education.
The school grounds encompass 14 hectares with modern school facilities set among tall trees and beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyards. Recent developments include a $6million Centre for Scientific Learning and Research and a $4million Preparatory Centre.
The girls are accommodated in classrooms designed to enhance experiential learning. There are specialist art rooms, performance space and all classrooms are fitted with state of the art technology. There are a number of specialist music rooms and two large practice/teaching rooms and a large number of practice and individual tuition rooms.
All students spend their break times in the landscaped courtyards, in shaded courtyard areas or in the areas specified near the school administration areas. Seating and shade is provided as is climbing equipment for the younger girls.
All students benefit from the extensive sporting facilities at the school. The school has a heated 50-metre pool, a large gymnasium complete with specialised gymnastic equipment to service the elite gymnastics program, tennis and basketball courts and a grass oval.
The school provides excellent and very modern facilities for boarders from Years 6 to 12.
Boarding accommodation ranges from small groups to single accommodation. The boarding house is divided into houses based on age groupings and girls in each house are provided with study facilities of their own as well as recreational facilities including pool tables and table tennis facilities, common rooms and reading rooms enable good interaction between students. Each year level is in the care of a Resident Supervisor and Head of House who is responsible to the Director of Boarding.
In the final years of schooling, girls enjoy single rooms (Year 12) and twin share rooms (Year 11). Each room is wired to enable girls to have a computer and is connected to the library with its multimedia facilities and access to the Internet. A full program of activities operates out of school hours to provide a home-away-from-home in which young women may grow in safety in a caring atmosphere, whilst they are encouraged and challenged to extend themselves academically, culturally and physically.
The School Health Centre operates to provide care for those who are sick. A Boarders' Council operates to allow girls to have input into the decision-making process. The school employs two qualified chefs and the dining room with its daily menu provides first-class meals with a wide range of choices including vegetarian.
LIVE Learning @ St Hilda’s, an advanced approach to the integration of modern technologies, benefits students from Pre-Preparatory to Year 12. The school provides students with access to new technology and equips them with a set of practical and philosophical IT skills. LIVE Learning @ St Hilda’s allows the convergence of the Blackboard learning management system and integrated-presentation technologies, including interactive smartboards, iPods, iPads, Flash memory and podcasting.
All girls from Years 3 to 6 study violin. Participation in orchestras and bands is available from Years 4 to 12; choirs from Years 2 to 12. Inter-House plays, musicals and debating are available from Years 7 to 12. A virtual art gallery of students’ works can be seen at : www.sthildas.qld.edu.au.
Co-curricular sports: rowing, swimming, volleyball, basketball, netball, athletics, tennis, badminton, rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, softball, hockey, cross country.
Extra curricular sports: swimming, gymnastics, basketball, tennis, soccer, touch football, fitness club, yoga and karate.
Co-curricular activities: drama, debating, public speaking, music, choir, ballet, computer club, science club, art club and chess club.
Modern boarding facilities for up to 170 students. Boarding available from Years 6 to 12.
Multi-sport gymnasium, gymnastics and fitness centres, 50m Olympic swimming pool, two libraries, 350-seat chapel, oval.