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St Hilda's School (Gold Coast)

General Overview

•  Founded in 1912

•  Number of students: 1200 girls

Number of international students 70

•  Nationality Mix: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Papua New Guinean

St Hilda’s School has a three school structure:
  • Junior School
  • Pre-Preparatory to Year 6
  • Middle School
  • Year 7 to Year 9
  • Senior School
  • Year 10 to Year 12

Website: www.sthildas.qld.edu.au
CRICOS Provider Code: 00510M


52 High Street,

Southport Queensland 4215

A strong academic program and outstanding results

St Hilda’s has a strong academic program and a progressive curriculum designed to prepare students for tertiary studies and careers of tomorrow.  The School offers a broad curriculum to prepare students for studies in business, the arts, engineering, music, medicine, law and other fields which girls may pursue.

The school offers a range of exciting programs from Pre Preparatory to Year 12 and our graduates are confident, energetic

Over 90% of seniors will go on to further study.  The School provides comprehensive programs in music, art, drama, debating, and public speaking.  St Hilda’s girls are encouraged to participate in sporting activities for relaxation and fitness. Moreover, St Hilda’s girls are passionate about learning and contributing to their school, as well as to local and global communities.

St Hilda’s is an Apple Distinguished School, offering an integrated iPad and MacBook Program from Pre-Prep to Year 12. Girls have access to a range of iPads, MacBooks and iMac computer laboratories

A place where girls dream and achieve

A high percentage of women who have become leaders in their fields were educated at girls’ schools. Girls perform better at school and in life if they are educated at single-sex schools. Girls in girls’ schools achieve significantly stronger academic results than any other group in Australia.


•   There is a greater sense of connectedness – listening, helping and accepting others’ points of view

•   All leadership roles are filled by girls, from captain of the touch football team to head of the student body

•   In girls’ schools, girls see strong female role models and understand that they too can achieve successful outcomes from their own efforts

•   In an all-girl classroom, girls take on the roles in the group, providing an atmosphere where students take the risks necessary for genuine achievement

•   All activities are open to girls – participate, influence and lead

•   Girls thrive and excel in collaborative teams

•   Teachers can match their teaching to the way girls learn and develop their courses to suit girls’ needs

•   Girls can work through the challenges of adolescence without fear of embarrassment or harassment

•   Girls develop their relationships in a supportive environment

•   There is no obstacle preventing girls from exploring a career in any area

Boarding at St Hilda’s

International students who are not living with parents or guardians live in school approved accommodation. St Hilda’s has been offering a caring community life for boarders for nearly a century. Boarders at St Hilda’s develop lifelong friendships, enjoy the support and good humour of those around them, develop skills that will equip them for independent living when they leave the security of the school environment and enjoy the many cultural and recreational opportunities that are available on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.

Pathway to Boarding

As a renowned Boarding School we often experience times when our accommodation is at capacity. In these circumstances, we are able to offer Homestay Accommodation for International Students. Homestay fees and application process will be made available at

School Facilities

•   State of the Art Senior School Centre

•   Science Centre

•   Two Libraries

•   Music and Performing Arts precincts

•   Visual Art and Technology hub

The Chapel of St Hilda

Supporting the innovative learning spaces are playgrounds and sports precincts with two gymnasiums, a fitness centre, a heated 50m Olympic swimming pool and tennis courts, an oval for hockey, touch football and other sports. As well as indoor courts for basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton

Sports and Extra Curricular Clubs

•   Amnesty International

•   Art life drawing and Artist Forum

•   Book Club

•   Science Club

•   Good Coffee Club

•   Netball

•   Equestria

•   Karate Club

•   Yoga

•   Swimming

•   and many Others!

Career Pathways and Tertiary Options

Career pathways is an important part of the successful transition from the schooling sector to higher education or employment. Girls are encouraged to see their career as a journey and not a destination. The Careers Centre staff is available to support students in their endeavour to decide future education or employment pathways as well as support them through the wide variety of alternative study options in Years 11 and 12.


Assistance with the following is available: Career counselling, VET pathway advice and support, subject selection in Senior School, resume writing, job search, interview preparation, tertiary 

pathways and program information, QTAC and interstate tertiary applications, tertiary scholarships and residential accommodation, work experience, Tax File Numbers, registration for tertiary studies and experience programs, careers expos, GAP year options.