Reconciliation Action Plan

Acknowledgement to Country

The St Hilda’s community respectfully acknowledges the past and present traditional owners of the land on which we stand, the Nyoongar Whadjuk people – who are the custodians.

Together, we recognise and appreciate the contributions of Aboriginal and non – Aboriginal Australians to the education and celebration of all children and people in this country. In the spirit of St Hilda’s and its four core values of Imagination, Belonging, Excellence and Authenticity, we encourage everyone to honour and celebrate Australian Aboriginals in this beautiful country that we all live in and share.

Reconciliation Action Plan

St Hilda’s commenced work on our Reconciliation Action Plan in 2021, coinciding with the commencement of our Madalah scholarship partnership. A committee including students, staff, parents and external advisors have met regularly and are working together through the process. This includes a Reflection Survey, writing a vision for reconciliation, assigning goals and deliverables. We hope to submit this to Reconciliation Australia towards the end of 2022.

St Hilda’s currently has a Reconciliation Committee consisting of around a dozen students. Working alongside the Indigenous Coordinator, these girls provide input into Reconciliation Week and the NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Indigenous Scholarships

Indigenous Scholarships are aimed at providing exceptional educational opportunities for Indigenous girls who have the potential to lead and inspire within the community.

Each Indigenous scholarship to St Hilda’s is provided in partnership with the West Australian organisation MADALAH.

MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students, primarily from remote and regional communities, to WA’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. MADALAH secondary scholarships provide support to students from year 7-12. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). We are a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible. For more information please visit their website –