Back to Back Wins in the Pool
21 March 2013
St Hilda’s once again took command in the pool to win the 2013 IGSSA Swimming Carnival held at Challenge Stadium.
Months of hard work and dedication from students and staff, again helped to bring home the trophy for only the second time in 37 years.
The 97strong team of swimmers proved to be formidable opponents and their amazing team effort saw the School winning by an overall 120 points - 60 points more than last year.
Cheered on by an impressive cheer squad, four year groups took out their pennant; including Year 7, Year 8, Year 11 and Year 12 and Year 9 and 10 were placed 4th. Most of the girls swam personal best with some shaving two seconds off their times.
The carnival win comes off the back of St Hilda’s triumph at the recent IGSSA relay carnival also held at Challenge stadium.
Results are listed here
Congratulations to Year 12 Students and Beazley Medal winner Katie Dyer
08 January 2013
Congratulations to all of our hardworking Year 12, 2012 students on their fantastic results and to St Hilda's 2012 dux Katie Dyer on winning the Beazley Medal. We are very proud of all of your efforts.
Image source: School Curriculum and Standards Authority
Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2012 - Guest Speaker.
Louise Momber, Wednesday 5 December 2011
Watch the address above or download an audio version here (.mp3 11Mb)
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen - and of course the graduating class of 2012.
To say it's an honour to be here this afternoon doesn't being to describe what it means to me.
It feels like just yesterday I was one of you - sitting in the audience at my graduation here at St Hilda’s - listening to the guest speaker who was the same age I am now - and thinking "There is no way I will ever be so old that I'll be asked to speak at the St Hilda’s graduation".
But it's been 15 years since I sat where you are - and what a ride it's been so far.
Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2012 - Principal's Address.
Principal, Mrs Joy Shepherd, Wednesday 5 December 2011
Watch the address above or download an audio version here (.mp3 21Mb)
Bishop Goldsworthy, Special Guest Louise Momber, Karen Farley and Members of Council, invited friends, parents, staff and students: welcome to today’s Graduation and Awards Ceremony, the first to be held in our magnificent Performing Arts Centre. As I reflected upon the many highlights of 2012, I was struck again by how the powerful forces of continuity and change shape the present.
Seventy years ago on the 8th December, in what we now call the School Hall, a weary headmistress, reflected upon the challenges of keeping a school functioning well in wartime. There were staff shortages, boarders were evacuated to Bencubbin and enrolments fell by 49%. Yet, remarkably teaching and learning continued. Boarders appeared to love the freedom offered in Bencubbin’s bush setting, traipsing to the local church for a bath, cheerfully attending to household chores and community service work as well as their studies. Back in the city, day girls were involved in air raid preparation: they readied the school to take evacuees and dug trenches. The Hall was equipped as a first aid post, windows were blacked out with gauze and indoor shelters were organised. It was all rather like Year 10 Camp, but with a more urgent purpose.
There are other connections between wartime St Hilda’s and today. Senior girls in 1942 worked hard to achieve fine academic results in their Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations, with many exceeding their teachers’ expectations. They were supported by dedicated staff who Miss Small thanked for their acceptance of strange duties and unusual conditions. Sound familiar?
Rhodes Scholar Recipient 2013 - Katherine Noonan ('05)
07 December 2012
St Hilda’s Old Scholar, Katharine Noonan , was recently announced as UWA's second and Australia’s third Rhodes Scholar award recipient this year.
Katherine plans to undertake a Masters by Research in Psychiatry with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry section at Oxford University in 2013.
Katharine, who recently completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), was the 2005 Dux of St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls and was awarded the WA Department of Health Prize in Public Heath for the highest mark in fourth-year MBBS in 2012. She has a passion for working with children and mental health issue treatment.
She completed her fifth year of studies last year at the Rural Clinical School in Kalgoorlie, where she also volunteered for the Red Cross Soup Patrol and the Western Desert Kidney Health Project, which aims to reduce the high rate of kidney disease in Aboriginal communities in the Goldfields. Katharine also spent a month earlier this year working in paediatrics in Tanzania
Beauty and the Beast - VIP Gala Evening
28 June 2012
On 27 June, St Hilda’s hosted the gala opening of the new Performing Arts Centre. The VIP event began with drinks and food served in the new Forrest Foyer area followed by the performance of Beauty and the Beast.
During intermission, the special guests commented on the outstanding performance of the girls and the professionalism of the production team. They were left thoroughly entertained and amazed at the spectacular venue and the efforts of students and staff in creating a magical evening.
Performing Arts Centre Opening and Blessing
14 June 2012
On 14 June, St Hilda’s Performing Arts Centre was officially opened by the Honourable Gary Gray, Member for Brand.
The Head Girls of the Junior and Senior School, Eliza Honey and Claire Hughes, thanked Mr Gray on behalf of the students.
The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy, Assistant Bishop of Perth, blessed the wonderful new facility. Members of St Hilda’s Council, including the Chair Ms Karen Farley, joined staff and students for the ceremony.
Read the Principal's speech here or watch the ceremony below.
First Senior School Assembly in the new Performing Arts Centre.
12 June 2012
Finally! It’s finished!
Today, Senior School students attended their first assembly in the new Performing Arts Centre. Students were able to see the amazing facility in full operation with Chloe Manford and Claire Fahie performing "Home", from Beauty and the Beast accompanied by Mr Tim Chapman and Orchestra. Students and staff were excited to experience the new facility and its state of the art lighting and acoustics.
The official opening and blessing of the PAC will take place on 14 June 2012 followed by the VIP event on 27 June 2012. Tickets for Beauty and the Beast can be purchased online through our website.
Year 7 Students to move into secondary schools
Read the ground-breaking media statement by the Premier, Colin Barnett, and Minister for Education, Liz Constable, concerning compulsory Pre-Primary schooling and Year 7 moving to Senior School. St Hilda’s took the initiative to commence Senior School in Year 7 five years ago, after conducting extensive research into the needs of young adolescents. Some of St Hilda’s findings are now being cited by Dr Constable.