St Hilda’s has a vibrant and caring community which comes together to embrace new families, support current students and parents.
Being a member of one or more of our support groups provides an opportunity to meet new people, establish friendships and be part of life at St Hilda's. We are fortunate to have the support of a successful community which freely gives its time and expertise.
Every St Hilda’s parent is a member of the Parents' and Friends' Association whose aim is to involve parents in social functions for friendship, fun and fundraising. A Committee is elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting in November each year. The 2018 Committee comprises:
President: Sally Vasudavan
Vice President (Senior School): Neoma Higgins
Vice President (Junior School): Bryony Oliver
Treasurer: Sharyn Arundell
Secretary: Laura Fitzgerald
All parents are encouraged to attend Committee meetings as well as Auxiliary and other parent support group meetings. All meeting dates are listed in the weekly newsletters and the School web calendar. Conservatively, our parent volunteer network contributes several thousand hours of time each year mostly organised through the P & F Association, Auxiliary and other support groups. This is a valuable resource and reflects the strong and sustained sense of community at St Hilda's.
You can email the Parents & Friends Association for more information on how to get involved. Latest documents relating to the P & F Association can be viewed via the Parent Portal.
Blackwood: Wendy Clynk
De Grey: Sigrid Gibson
Fitzroy: Busi Oyewopo and Katya Lakshmi
Gascoyne: Mairead Heaney
Blackwood: Rachel Horncastle and Natalie Cross
De Grey: Melinda O'Grady and Paula Eley
Gascoyne: Linda Ickeringill
Blackwood: Yvette Harris
Fitzroy: Gavin Cooke
Gascoyne: Reza Gilmour and Raylene Holzknecht-Evans (boarder parent)
Blackwood: Nivrithi Naidoo and Gail Simcock
De Grey: Kim Reddrop, Jo Rigg and Cailin Jordan
Gascoyne: Raylene Holzknecht-Evans (boarder parent)
Blackwood: Chevaughn Simpson Thomas and Carmen Kiggins
De Grey: Nadia Samie and Sarah Silbert
Fitzroy: Dina Le Page
Gascoyne: Catriona Nixon and Gai Breakwell
Blackwood: Kate Williams, Jill Elias and Katrina Ledger
De Grey: Melanie Lynn, Peta Scott-Morey and Katie Stewart
Fitzroy: Margie Martin and Kate Gibson
Gascoyne: Kylie Jones and Jane Barker
Whitby Parents, formed in 1981, provides the opportunity for parents of former students to keep in touch with the School and with each other through informal, social occasions held biannually. It provides a forum of fun and friendship, allowing parents to reconnect well beyond the days of their daughter’s secondary education. Membership of Whitby Parents is automatic on your youngest daughter leaving St Hilda's and there is no subscription fee.
All meetings are listed in the School Calendar.
Supporting Cocurricular activities
We also have the following groups that provide assistance for our Junior School and Senior School Cocurricular staff throughout each year:
FOLASH (Friends of the Library at St Hilda’s)
These volunteers assist in a variety of tasks from categorising, magnetising and shelving books to helping coordinate displays and Book Week activities.
MASH (Friends of Music at St Hilda’s)
These volunteers assist the Music Department with a variety of activities and functions. This includes setting up for performances, assisting in serving refreshments or helping distribute promotional information.
DASH (Friends of Drama at St Hilda’s)
DASH assists the Drama Department with a variety of productions. Volunteers help with everything from designing and making costumes, make-up, prop productions and set painting.
SupPORT (Friends of Sport at St Hilda’s)
There are a large number of House and Inter-School sporting activities across St Hilda’s. The level of parent support varies considerably depending on the sport involved. The Head of Sport contacts parents according to their daughter’s involvement if help is required.
Rowing is offered for girls in Years 9-12. We have a dedicated group of parents who provide support for rowing regattas, camps and social events.
Volunteers in these groups are called upon on an ‘as needs’ basis. If you would like to be on our volunteer list for any of these groups, we would love to hear from you. Please email or call us on 9285 4256.