External Courses

The information/courses listed below are provided in good faith for St Hilda’s parents. They are not organised by the School nor do they form part of the School’s curriculum. Parents should make their own enquiries about the suitability of these activities for their child.

Courses and Community Events

The Naked Scientist

Murdoch University will be hosting Dr Chris Smith, BBC's Naked Scientist, and his live and explosive chemistry show. Dr Chris Smith is a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology at Cambridge University and its teaching hospital, Addenbrooke’s. He is also a Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Date: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Where: Murdoch University, ECL1 South Street Campus

Million Paws Walk

RSCPA’s Million Paws Walk is taking place on Sunday May 21 in South Perth. With distances of 1km, 2.5km and 5km, this family friendly event is suitable for people of all ages, and dogs of all sizes!

On the day, you and your four-legged friend will be treated to entertainment, displays, stalls, giveaways and a host of other fun activities. You could even meet an RSPCA Inspector and some dogs that are currently looking for their forever home.

It's a great day out for the whole family while raising funds for animals in need! Register online or call 9209 9300 for more information.

Breast Awareness and Injury Prevention

In collaboration with a team of physiotherapists and a strength and conditioning coach with a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health) and Masters in Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning), PEGY has developed product knowledge, experience and fitting expertise and tailored a packaged of valuable information for teens and women in relation to breast awareness, injury prevention and sports bra fitting guidelines.  PEGY offer information sessions and professional fitting services for teens and women to encourage and support them in their pursuits of sporting activities, general fitness, health and well-being in achieving active healthy lives. 

Further information is available here, via email or mobile on 0416 298 760.

Talking Drugs Information Session

Parents, teachers and school staff have a crucial role to play in the prevention of young people’s risk of harm from alcohol and other drugs. School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) and MLC are hosting a FREE Talking Drugs information session to help parents understand the role they play in school drug education. Parents will learn the real picture of illicit drug use and how to open up a dialogue with their children about drugs. 

To book this free event and for more information please contact Kelli Dawson at SDERA on 9402 6267 or via email. Please RSVP by 7 June 2017.

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Time: 6:15pm - 8pm
Where: Methodist Ladies’ College, Hadley Hall

UWA-Nedlands FC: Under 17s Girls Soccer Tryouts

UWA-Nedlands FC is a soccer club based in the Western Suburbs of Perth. Trent Pagnozzi has recently been appointed as the Under 17s girls team coach for UWA Nedlands FC. The team trains at Mount Claremont Oval every Wednesday evening 6pm - 7:30pm and games are every Sunday. Trent coached the St Hilda’s Junior A Soccer Team in 2016, as well as Athletics sprints, and will be coaching the St Hilda’s Year 7/8 A Soccer Team in 2017. 

If you are interested in trying out for the UWA Nedlands FC Under 17s soccer team, please contact Trent on 0422 801 548 or via email.   

Engaging Adolescents Parent Workshops

Behaviour Tonics in Wembley is running Engaging Adolescents – parenting skills for resolving teenage behaviour problems. Running over two 2.45 hour sessions it is full of information, tips and practical strategies. 
When: Wednesday evenings of 14 & 21 June.
Time: 6.45pm – 9.30pm
Fee: $150pp or $270 for 2.

Free Fitness Sessions

Girls between the age of 12 and 19 are eligible for a month of free fitness sessions through the Girls Make Your Move program, sponsored by the Federal Government. The sessions will be available at YMCA Health and Fitness Centres: click here to find your nearest one. More information about the program can be seen here. The program is running until the end of June. 

Junior Biologists Wanted!

WA Maritime Museum is the place to be for junior biologists this school holidays! Students can get up close and personal with a squid without getting wet on Wednesday 19 April and have a closer look at all the slimy parts that make up this amazing mollusc. With their very own dissection equipment, students will be able to identify many different parts of this fascinating marine animal. Limited places available: bookings essential.

Asthma and Food Allergy Forum

The Asthma Foundation WA is running a parent forum on Monday 1 May from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Rivervale Community Centre, with presentations from the Asthma Foundation WA and Princess Margaret Hospital. For more information click here

Claremont Girls Junior Football Club

Girls in Years 7-9 are eligible to sign up for the Tiger Girls Footy team! For further enquiries please contact Kim Stewart on 0467 597 738 or via email. Click here to register: the competition for registration is 2017 Girls Registration Fees.

Holiday Hockey Clinic

The pre-season holiday hockey clinic is running again this year with a choice of two four-day programs. Click here for more information. 

Exercise Therapy

The Exercise Therapist runs two junior programs: Breathe Easy, for mindfulness, and Adolescent Strength and Conditioning. It is also running workshops for staff and students on the impact of mindfulness and exercise on anxiety and mental health for the youth. 

The FunPad

The FunPad is a brand new, clean and hygienic mobile soft play centre/jungle gym. Fitted out in a fully refurbished double decker bus, the FunPad’s equipment provides hours of fun for children aged 3-12 years. 


High energy hip hop dance classes for all ages, from beginner to advanced. Click here for more information about classes and pricing. 

Vogue Performers

Jazz, tap, acrobatics, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre and singing for babies to adults. If you mention that you saw this in the newsletter, Vogue Performers will offer new students a 1-week free trial. Click here for more information. 

Dance Classes

All Star Dance and Performance Centre is offering fun, professional and family-run performance classes for all ages throughout 2017. Click here to view the flyer.

Phillips Dojos

If your child is interested in learning martial arts, please click here for information about Phillips Dojos in Nedlands.