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Lourdes Hill College

General Overview

Girls day school
Year commenced: 1916
Number of Students: 1281               
Number of International Students: 24
Nationality mix of international students: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Pacific Islands
CRICOS Provider Code:  00503K
Website: www.lhc.qld.edu.au


86 Hawthorne Road


Queensland 4171


As as independent Catholic college, Lourdes Hill College provides education for more than 1281 girls from Year 7 to 12. The school strives to enable their students to be flexible thinkers and life long learners who will succeed in the information and knowledge age. Lourdes Hill girls are challenged to construct knowledge using disciplined inquiry to explore issues that have value beyond the classroom.

Lourdes Hill College approach to education draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality and the story of the Good Samaritan, emphasising the values that support holistic living. Students are encouraged to live out the practical Benedictine values of genuine community, compassion effective listening and moral stability.

Students are taught core thinking skills to enable them to balance the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and practical dimensions of their being. Lourdes Hill College helps their girls becoming critical, creative and reflective thinkers and provide the tools they need to apply these positive thinking skills in their learning, at home and in the community.

Senior School Curriculum 

Senior School students are provided with a diverse range of opportunities to experience real and authentic learning that connects them with their future after school. A wider range of academic subjects are offered, as we all vocational education and training opportunities, including traineeships.

  • Accounting, Economics, Business Management
  • English, English Communication 
  • Mathematics A, Mathematics B Mathematics C
  • Chemistry, Biology, Physics
  • Ancient History, Modern History, Study of Religion
  • Economics, Accounting, Geography, Legal Studies
  • Visual Art, Drama, Music, Music Extension
  • Physical Education, Health Education
  • Chinese, German, Japanese 
  • Information Technology Studies, Technology Studies, Graphics

The college also offers preparation for university entrance, one-on-one mentoring programs to enhance academic outcomes, career counselling and VET courses including traineeships.

School Facilities at Lourdes Hill College

Lourdes Hill College is conveniently located six kilometres from Brisbane's central business district and has ready access to bus, train and CityCat services. Morningside train station is an easy 10 minute walk from the College and Hawthorne CityCat terminal is a short five minute walk from the College.   

  • Good Samaritan Centre,
  • A high quality indoor sports facility accommodating netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton and many recreational activities
  • Outdoor tennis courts which  encourages students to practice and provides an on campus facility for coaching.
  • The College is fortunate in its position along the Brisbane River with the development of water sports including kayaking, sailing and rowing
  • A water sports facility also provides boat storage and rooms for the three water sport clubs, a classroom for teaching and function/conference room
  • A fully equipped kitchen and shower amenities
  • 25m swimming pool
  • Fully equipped weights room with cardio equipment
  • Synthetic long/triple jump track
  • Grass netball courts
  • Riverside basketball/tennis court.
  • Bernadette Centre is a five-storey state-of-the-art facility housing a 470 seat auditorium, science centre (including seven laboratories), performing arts centre, specialist high-tech drama and music classrooms and roof-top play area 
  • Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, the jewel in the College's crown, directly overlooking the Brisbane River

An active school life

  • Aerobics (Dance/Hip Hop)
  • AFL
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Hockey
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball 

The College sports program focuses on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development of our students and maximises participation with the intent to encourage a healthy lifestyle and a life long enjoyment of sport.

Testimonials from International Students

"As an international student I have to say that Lourdes Hill College is like a big family to me, because I receive so much extra care and help from the teachers and students... I have made many Australian and international friends from school and we enjoy learning and knowing each other’s cultures. I am in Year 12 now, and I am so glad that I am doing the subjects that I really like.  Everyone around me is very hard working because we care about our future and so do the teachers. I would like to encourage more and more international students to come to Lourdes Hill College, to be one of us. I believe everyone at Lourdes Hill College will become the best that we can be."
Joanna (Year 12, 2015)