Introducing the Yeagarup Campus
Wednesday 20 November
Outdoor learning is one of the cornerstones of our cocurricular programs at St Hilda’s. Providing the girls with the opportunity to extend and challenge themselves, away from family and in a natural setting, is an important learning that they will take with them for the rest of their lives.
Our staff work tirelessly to give the girls new experiences that provide them hands-on skills and life-skills such as teamwork, leadership, resilience and self-discipline.
The School Council has been discussing the possibility of purchasing a rural property for several years, so when the prospect to purchase a property in Pemberton arose – one that came complete with a commercial kitchen and cabin accommodation – we knew it was an opportunity we could not pass up.
Yeagarup Campus is located just out of Pemberton nestled in State forests and farmland. It is a 7.4 hectare property, complete with orchard, herb gardens and its own water tank. It is located near the Bibbulman Track, Munda Bindi bike trail and the Gloucester State Forest.
We will spend 12 months renovating some of the common areas to ensure we have a campus that suits our future programs and the girls’ needs. We see this as being a site that can be used for many different learning purposes as an extension of our wellbeing curriculum and cocurricular programs.
Having one place to house some of our extension programs will give us control over costs and provide efficiencies in running and managing the property. We are exploring management options to ensure that the property stays well maintained and ready for when the girls arrive.
I believe Yeagarup Campus will be a ‘home away from home’ for all our girls and for future St Hilda’s girls as they get to experience this unique part of the South West.
We will keep you updated on the progress of the renovations and our plans for 2021 when we plan to welcome our first set of students to the property.