The last few months have been a very special time for our boarding families and an excellent opportunity for our boarding parents to gain an insight into their daughters learning while learning online. Our boarding girls also featured in an article on news site WA Today, to read the story click here.
Our boarders travel long and far to be a part of St Hilda’s boarding community. We are their second home away from home. The map below provides an insight into where our boarders call home.
If we added up the distances the boarding families travel to arrive at St Hilda’s every term it is approximately 77,044 kilometres! That is nearly three times around Australia and nearly twice around the world.
We have a long history of boarding at St Hilda’s with our first six boarders enrolled in 1906 in a private house in Claremont, located on the grounds of what is now our brother school, Christ Church Grammar School.
In 1931 the School moved to its current Bay View campus, and today we have over 98 boarders in our newly refurbished Boarding House. It is modern, fresh, welcoming and vibrant and is the second home to this generation of St Hilda’s girls. While the experience differs significantly from 1906, one thing remains the same, and that is the incredible bond that our boarding girls share and that is the power of sisterhood.
There is so much to explore in the history of boarding at St Hilda’s and as we approach our 125 year anniversary next year, we will share these stories and insights into our wonderful history.