Yrs 6 - 12 | Boarding and Day
Cnr High & Cougal Streets,
SOUTHPORT, QLD, 4215
Interim Principal: Ms Wendy Lauman
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Mrs Annette Boyle
Telephone: (07) 5577 7219
Number in School: 1260
Number of Boarders: 185
St Hilda’s School was named after the seventh century Abbess of Whitby, a great scholar who was remarkable for her leadership and compassion. On England’s
northeast coastline, she established a monastery of nuns and monks who set equality, peace and charity as the foundations of their community.
Today, St Hilda’s School upholds the values of St Hilda and the Anglican ethos as it aspires to be a world leader in primary and secondary education.
St Hilda’s School provides outstanding educational opportunities for girls from Pre-Preparatory to Year 12, including a specific Middle Years program in Years 7 to 9 and Outdoor Education experiences from Years 3 to 10. Staff are passionate about the learning needs of girls and committed to opening up opportunities for girls to develop their personality, character, intellect and leadership skills. An example of St Hilda’s approach to challenging spirit and intellect is the International Exchange program in Year 10, the largest of its kind in Australia.
The school continues to expand its magnificent facilities to meet the needs of its vibrant community. The Abbey, a $4 million preparatory centre opened in 2006, was extended to include five additional classrooms in 2012. The $6 million Centre for Scientific Learning and Research, which set a new standard in interactive learning, opened in 2009.
The leafy 14-hectare campus also features two libraries, music and performing arts precincts, the Chapel of St Hilda and the Gold Coast’s only boarding school for girls.
Supporting these innovative learning spaces are playgrounds, two gymnasiums, a fitness centre, a heated 50m swimming pool, netball and tennis courts and oval.
St Hilda’s School offers Foundation Boarding for Year 6, featuring specific learning and living precincts on the campus. Foundation Boarders reside in a dedicated area of McCulloch House and a boarding ‘mum’ cares for our students and assists them with the daily tasks of getting ready for school and attending co-curricular activities. An exciting feature of Foundation Boarding is the unique St Hilda’s@Home online transition program which is available to Year 5 students who are confirmed to enter the school as Year 6 Foundation Boarders. This free online program offers access to learning modules and class networks in the year prior to commencement, helping to smooth the transition from home to boarding. This is just one of the exciting innovations made possible through St Hilda’s use of the iTunesU platform.