Celebrating 125 Years

CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY

This year St Hilda’s is celebrating an important anniversary – 125 years since Miss Ross opened her house to students in Claremont in 1896.

As one of the oldest girls’ schools in Western Australia St Hilda’s has helped shape the future of over 10,000 students and is an important part of our State’s history.

Share this wonderful celebration with us as we reflect on our rich history and look forward to a vibrant future as an innovative leader in girls’ education.

This community event has been planned to connect people to the School and to celebrate our achievements. We’d love everyone to support the year, either through purchasing some merchandise, participating in events or volunteering their time.

For more information, contact Lizzie Warburton, Community Engagement Coordinator
Email: lizzie.warburton@sthildas.wa.edu.au  Telephone: 08 9285 4100

PRESERVING OUR HISTORY

The history of a school is one of its most valuable assets. We need to cherish and celebrate it.

The Heritage Centre project was launched late last year to raise funds to create a museum and interactive archive in Hope Nicholas House. As one of the original buildings on the property when it was purchased in 1930, Hope Nicholas House is a natural home for our precious artifacts, publications and memories.

The Heritage Centre will share the stories of our students, their families and our staff across 125 years. It will be designed to engage our students, supporting their understanding of their place in our history. We hope to make it a unique backdrop to Old Scholar functions and provide a valuable facility for school events.

To refurbish and fit out this remarkable historic building, we are raising funds this year through donations from the community.

If you would like to contribute to this important project, please contact Kellie Hasluck
Email: philanthropy@sthildas.wa.edu.au
Telephone: 08 9285 4100
For more information please visit here

125 MERCHANDISE

To mark our 125th, a stunning range of St Hilda’s 125th merchandise will be available throughout the year.

– Murph & Murph Neoprene picnic rugs
– Tea Towels (set of 3)
– Turkish Towels
– St Hilda’s Cap
– Drink bottles – insulated for hot/cold drinks.
– 125th Celebratory wine
– White long-sleeved polo shirts.
– Custom-made Yeagarup scented candle.
– Aromatic scented soaps and sachets.

Don’t miss out, to purchase online any of these items click here.

MAJOR EVENTS

Sunday 12 September
Twilight Celebratory Chapel Service
Starting with coffee and tea in Hope Nicholas House, we will commemorate the start of our celebrations with a Chapel service, bell ringing and musical performances. To book your place email Lizzie Warburton

Wednesday 15 September
Community Choral Concert
The community are invited to share the stage with staff and students in a stunning musical performance. To participate in the community choir, please contact Andrea Black

Thursday 16 September
Grandparents Day and Celebration
The most important people in our lives are celebrated in style.

Sunday 19 September
School Fun Run & Breakfast
Run between the two campuses. You can choose the 5km or 2.5km course to run, jog or walk. Everyone is a winner in this family-friendly event. Celebrate with a healthy breakfast.

Saturday 20 November
125th Community Celebration Cocktail Party
A gala event for the whole community, past and present. Music, dancing – a night of elegance to celebrate the year, and the past 125 years of St Hilda’s

Would you like to volunteer?
To assist with any of these events, please contact Sally Bryant
Email: sally.bryant@sthildas.wa.edu.au  Telephone: 9285 4100