Principal’s Welcome

We asked students what they thought of Mrs Johnston and what she does at St Hilda's.

Welcome to St Hilda’s.

As an educator of many years, I have had the joy of seeing the positive impact education has on young women on a daily basis. It informs who we are as adults – our relationships, our success in our careers, how we adapt to challenging situations.  It shapes our lives.

A St Hilda’s education teaches our girls that the possibilities are endless and that creativity and uniqueness are necessary to greatness. This lesson is taught in all areas of the school. Our girls value personal excellence and recognise that excellence is never an accident but the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution.  They have the vision to see obstacles as opportunities and appreciate that every great accomplishment is the result of a thousand small steps.

St Hilda’s is proud of its reputation for academic rigour and academic excellence as a non-selective private girl’s school. We will always be committed to excellence and providing opportunities and experiences for our students to realise their goals and dreams. However, in this rapidly changing world, academic results alone will not be enough to ensure the success and happiness of young women. Young people will thrive and be successful when we focus on their wellbeing, emotional intelligence, natural gifts and talents to the same extent as their academic results. We believe our innovative approach to wellbeing supports the girls with not only academic excellence but as well-rounded leaders of the future.

With a range of specialist programs and cocurricular activities to embrace, it allows girls to step out of their comfort zone and find their passions.  These opportunities extend their minds and potential well beyond the classroom and into the world around them.

I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how St Hilda’s Sparks Extraordinary Futures for each and every girl.