From our Principal
Welcome to St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, one of Australia’s leading independent schools. Since 1896, the School has encouraged girls to follow their dreams by offering opportunities for life.
St Hilda’s mission is to ensure that every girl becomes the best she can be. Stories of individual challenge, persistence and achievement are testimony to the philosophy of St Hilda’s. These stories are evident in individual TEE and INSTEP results, at every music concert, art exhibition, drama production, sports day, arts festival event and much more. They are the results of a school that provides the opportunity for each student to strive for personal excellence.
St Hilda’s is a community of learners: We know that learning never stops and it is therefore important that St Hilda’s students learn alongside highly committed adults who are also learning. Throughout this website you will see examples of how St Hilda’s teachers constantly seek and test potentially better practices.
High expectations of students: St Hilda’s believes strongly that all students are capable of achieving. By setting explicit academic goals, providing frequent feedback, supporting and encouraging self-motivation, students will learn and achieve.
St Hilda’s provides students with opportunities to learn: Learning time is precious. The Tutoring Centre and the extended hours of the library and technology areas encourage students to continue learning beyond the school day. St Hilda’s students respond creatively and enthusiastically to the opportunities to lead school activities and to participate in decision-making.
St Hilda’s provides a safe, nurturing environment: Well-planned, proactive pastoral care programs ensure that students feel safe and nurtured – vital prerequisites for learning. St Hilda’s provides intensive and personal support services when needed.
Finally, shared values between school and home are vital. St Hilda’s fosters strong, positive relationships with parents and the wider school community. We are partners in each student’s journey to personal excellence as she prepares to take her place as a confident, compassionate young woman who will make a difference wherever she chooses to live and work.