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St Hilda's School (Gold Coast)
General Overview
• Founded in 1912
• Approximately 1270 girls, 30 international students
• Nationality Mix: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Papua New Guinean

52 High Street,
Southport Queensland 4215
CRICOS Provider Code: 00510M
St Hilda’s School was founded in 1912 and the leafy 14-hectare campus of gardens and courtyard is situated at Southport, on Australia’s
famous Gold Coast.
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 young women who participate positively in life. 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 the
enquiry stage should a place in our Boarding School not be available in the first instance.

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
• Equestrian
• 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.