In 2019 St Hilda's embarked on a multi-million dollar Boarding House refurbishment, with Stages 1 and 2 now complete.
The refurbishments included a new reception area, upgraded bedrooms and bathrooms, the creation of an enclosed gym, a sound-proof music room, larger communal spaces for the girls, a transformation of the activity room into a multi-purpose flexible recreation space and end of journey facilities for parents among other improvements.
“The new spaces make the boarding house so welcoming,” says Dean of Boarding at St Hilda’s Rachel Stenslunde.
“Everyone is loving the open common areas to sit together and chat. They love being able to work together at the large kitchen benches during study prep. It’s just so exciting for everyone to now make the space their own.”
The refurbishments are designed to provide the girls with a more comfortable and practical living environment that reflects the everyday feel of home life.
Year 8 St Hilda’s student Ella emphasises that there is “lots of natural lighting which makes it so welcoming to come back to after school.”