St Hilda’s is more than a school - it is a community and
a way of life
St Hilda’s has a vibrant and caring community which comes together to embrace new families, support current students and promote and celebrate our old scholars.
A warm welcome
New families are personally welcomed by class parents and each year after the new student orientation, the Parents’ and Friends’ Association hosts a Sundowner to help new families connect and to celebrate the new academic year.
Support groups for present and past students and parents
Being a member of one or more of the support groups provides an opportunity to meet new people, establish friendships and be part of life at the School. St Hilda’s is fortunate to have the support of a successful community which freely gives its time and expertise to help the School.
Parents are actively encouraged to be a part of their child’s education
Become a part of your child’s education through a thriving Parents’ and Friends’ Association, volunteer class parent network and support associations for Sport, Drama, Music and the Library.
Parents' and Friends' Association
All parents of current students are automatically included in the Parents’ and Friends’ Association and are encouraged to join in meetings and become an active participant in school life.
Parents’ and Friends’ Association sub-groups
Friends of Music (MASH)
Friends of Drama (DASH)
Friends of Sport (SupPORT)
Friends of the Library (FOLASH)
Rowing Support Group (RSG)
Boarder’s Support Group
Many parents continue to stay part of the school community
Parents often develop strong friendships throughout their time at St Hilda’s and former parents are encouraged to stay in touch and a part of the School through the Whitby Parents' Association.
A wonderful network exists beyond school for students
GHS and The St Hilda’s Old Scholars Association is actively involved with the School. St Hilda’s is proud of its many successful old scholars who combine to foster a tight-knit community of dynamic women.
The entire St Hilda’s community is supported by staff in the Development Office. Their focus is to ensure that all members of the St Hilda’s community are nurtured, encouraged and presented with opportunities to connect and support the School. In addition to providing support to the Parents' and Friends' Association and various support groups, the Development Office overseas the School’s philanthropy and fundraising.
Contacting the Development Office
If you would like to find out more about joining a support group, connecting with your Year Group, updating your old scholar details, participating in an event, attending a reunion, arranging your wedding in the Chapel, volunteering your time or making a donation, please contact the Development Office.
The Development Office is situated in Grand View House on the corner of Glyde Street and Bay View Terrace. Members of the school community are welcome to call or drop in.
Mandy McFarland: Director of School Development
Sasha Colton: Assistant to Director of School Development
Kiran Veerapathiran: Head of Community Relations
Deborah Hill: Alumni Officer
General Development Office Contact Details
T - 9285 4256
E – firstname.lastname@example.org