Tuesday 13 August


St Hilda’s has enjoyed coming together as a community and celebrating the Arts in our Joy Shepherd Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) since its opening in 2012. Since its opening, it has been used for annual School productions, conferences, assemblies, guest speakers, meetings and award presentation. The JSPAC was a dream turned into a reality due to generous donations and contributions of past, present and future St Hilda’s families.

We all enjoy our incredible 900-seat facility and all of the benefits and opportunities that are associated with having such a professional and sophisticated performing space. We are most grateful to our broader school community for making this possible by their culture of giving.

The school has been discussing for several years the purchase of a piano for the JSPAC, appropriate in quality for the venue. There can be none other than a Steinway Grand Piano that can be enjoyed by our current students and for generations to come.

Historically, JSPAC seats were gifted by families as a donation during the JSPAC’s opening year, securing a piece of St Hilda’s history with a personalised named plaque. To launch our Steinway Grand Piano goal, we are offering our remaining seats for sponsorship. A plaque with your name can be added to a seat of your choice. The funds for all seats sponsored will go directly to the purchase of a Steinway Grand Piano.  You may wish to sponsor a seat for your family, with a sibling or school friend. There are a number of sponsorship options available. Parents of our 2019 graduates may like to consider sponsoring a seat as a graduation gift.

There will be additional fundraising activities to support the purchase of a Steinway and the school will keep our community updated as to our goals.

Secure a piece of St Hilda’s history and help us achieve our dream of purchasing a Steinway Grand Piano for all of our community to enjoy. CLICK HERE to sponsor a seat.