Amnesty International is an organisation that raises awareness regarding violations of human rights on a global scare. Amnesty gives students a voice to see that they can actively participate in protests against abuses.
Co-ordinator: Ms Amanda O’Neill
Contact: 07 5532 4922
Year Levels: Years 7-12
Terms: Terms 1 – 4
Venue: Granowski 3
Times: Varied – usually lunch times, sometimes after school
Art Life Drawing and Artist Forum
Life Drawing: Students will participate in life drawing classes working from the model. Activities are largely skills and technique based focusing on observational and analytical drawing styles.
Artist Forums: Guest lecturers, artists and practitioners in various fields will lead artist forums
and /or workshops. In the past, artists such as; Marian Drew, Donna Marcus, Dane Lovett, Mona Ryder, James Guppy have been our special guests.
On occasions, these times may also be used for excursions to exhibitions, lectures at the Gold Coast Art Gallery or Griffith University.
Coordinator: Visual Art Teacher: Alana Hampton
Contact: 07 5532 4922
Year Levels: Years 11-12
Terms: Terms 1 & 2
Times: 3.30pm – 6pm on various days as advertised
St Hilda’s has 13 teams ranging from Years 2 to 10. The girls play other schools or clubs in the district on Saturday mornings. There is an opportunity to plan tournaments throughout the year; and these girls will also be given the opportunity to be selected for representative teams.
Netball World Cup Mascot ‘Missy’ on Tour
Coordinator: Mrs Jane Shrubshall
Contact: 0404 504 519
Year Levels: Years 2 to 10
Training: one session per week, plus one match game per week
Season for Juniors Years 1-7: March to September
Matches: Saturday morning between 8.30am and 10.30am
Seasons for Intermediates Years 8 to 10: February to August with matches on Monday 5pm to 6pm; and August to December with matches on Monday 5pm to 6pm
Venue: Southport-Carrara Netball Association, Benowa Rd, Benowa
Students must have their own horses or borrowed horses to compete in the weekend competitions. St Hilda’s School fields a team when horse and riders are available.
Contact: Mel Lilley 557 77278
Year Levels: Years 8-12
Terms: All year events
Venue: Various Showgrounds
Joint TSS and St Hilda’s Book Club
Students read 4 books (though films are also allowed) which are selected at the previous meeting. Selections are made by the students present and are representative of both the boys’ and the girls’ choices. The discussion is run by the student chair of the day and begins with discussing the books. Time is allocated to choosing the next term’s reading. Afternoon tea is provided by the host team.
The school provides 3 copies of each title for students to read, but they are encouraged to purchase their own copies or borrow them from their Local Library. Students are encouraged to choose from a wide range of authors and titles – modern, popular literature and the classics.
Co-ordinator: Alexeem Boyle
Contact: 07 5577 7222
Year Levels: Years 9-12
Terms: Terms 1-4
Venue: Alternately at The Southport School Senior Library and the Horton Library
Times: Once a Term on a Wednesday afternoon 4pm-6pm
Karate teaches the art of self-discipline, focus and control, as well as practical safe self-defence techniques, Shihan Bill and his team of professional, qualified Instructors have enabled many children to learn the right way to defend themselves in a confrontational situation, with a strong focus on self-defence not retaliation.
Coordinator: Bill Wakefield, Combined Martial Arts Academy
Contact; 5527 4911
Year Levels: Years 3-12
Terms: Semester 1 and 2
Venue: Drama Class Room #2
Times: Wednesday 3.45pm – 4.30pm (15 weeks tuition)
The Science Club is for students who want to have fun exploring science. Students participate in a collection of easy to do, yet interesting and educational experiments in the different fields of science. When appropriate, external agencies and guest speakers will also be engaged. The Science Club aims to provide insight into the science behind our everyday activities.
Co-ordinator: Dr Ed Stolarchuk
Contact: 07 5532 4922
Year Levels: Years 7-12
Terms: Two events per term
Times: 3.30pm – 4.30pm on dates to be advised
The Good Coffee
The Good Coffee operates throughout the term from the Jennifer Reeves Cafeteria. It is a student-based initiative which, by selling coffee and hot beverages each morning, raises substantial funds for a charity (determined by the student body each year). Involvement will develop broad barista skills, such as customer service and beverage preparation. Trained baristas are encouraged to join in. Participation will be acknowledged by a certificate at the end of each year.
Co-ordinator: Mr Brandt Ward
Contact: 07 5577 7225
Year Levels: Years 11 and 12
Terms: Terms 1 – 4
Venue: Jennifer Reeves Cafeteria
Times: 7.25am-8.05am, on rostered days only, Monday-Friday
Yoga classes are presented in an imaginative, age appropriate way for each group from Years 1 to 12. The younger students enjoy stories, music and games to learn active Yoga postures. The older students are given more challenging postures and focus on their breathing and the flow of the movements. All sessions conclude with a deep relaxation exercise. Students notice an improvement in balance, strength flexibility and coordination and a greater sense of calm. Yoga naturally enhances self-esteem and respect.
Yoga’s Effects on the Body:
Reduced stress levels
Stimulates improvements in attention, concentration and memory
Increases cardiovascular efficiency and decreases blood pressure
Lowers heart rate and pulse rate, making it an important factor in reducing heart disease
Improves sleep and digestion
Self-growth and development
Improves mood and feelings of well-being.
Anxiety, depression and hostility decreases and social adjustments increases
Immune function increases
Physical strength and endurance increases
Flexibility and joint range of motion increases
Balance, hand-eye coordination, dexterity and fine motor skills improve
Improvement of many medical conditions and slows the aging process
Yoga classes recommended for students in Prep through to year 12 over 15 weeks of tuition, on a Semester basis, one class per week
Classes for Years Prep -4 are of 40 minute duration. Fees are $180 for the 15 week Semester.
Classes for Years 5-12 are of 50 minutes duration. Fees are $195 for the 15 week Semester.
Brandt Ward is Head of Faculty of Design and Engineering at the all girls’ school St Hilda’s on the Gold Coast. He taught for 8 years and then left education to pursue engineering related challenges in industry. In 1998 Brandt returned to teaching after securing a position at St Hilda’s. In 2004 he completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and has since been immersed in the delivery of technology and engineering curriculum to female learners. Taking a keen interest in gender issues related to technology studies, Brandt has been published both nationally and internationally and in 2013 was awarded recognition from the International Technology Engineering Educators’ Association (ITEEA) as an emerging leader. In 2011 he was awarded the Sir Samuel Griffith Excellence in Teaching Scholarship (Griffith University). Brandt’s current interests lie in the development of pedagogies related to the electronic delivery of courses catering for engineering students both locally and internationally. Brandt is currently on Queensland’s State Panel overseeing the delivery and moderation of its Engineering Technology program in the senior years.
Meet Alana Hampton
Head of Faculty Alana Hampton is a passionate Visual Arts educator with a long history of advocacy and innovation in the field. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (Education) from the University of Tasmania. Her teaching career spans three Australian states and the three sectors of primary, secondary and tertiary education. In Tasmania, she held positions as Head of Faculty at Prospect High School and Teacher of Photography and Art History at the Hobart College.
After moving to Queensland. Alana was appointed as teacher of Visual Art at St Hilda’s School in 1994 while working at Griffith University School of Education as a sessional lecturer to student teachers. In 2004, she was appointed Head of Faculty, Visual Arts. Alana has been a State Panellist for the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority in Visual Arts for 10 years and was a member of the writing committee for the current Queensland Syllabus for Senior Visual Art.
“I’ve seen the power that engaged learning in the visual arts can bring to the lives of young people. It opens them to the habit of inquiry and reflection, the expression of a considered voice, the development of a personal philosophy, and necessitates a heightened awareness of the world – all in one package. Art is a direct route to an inquisitive and meaningful life – we all deserve more than just a little of this; it is an essential building block of a healthy, connected, thinking community.” From the Culture Champions
As a practicing artist, Alana works in the medium of photography, video and drawing. Her collaborative work, Lorikeet Island is a resource for the Australian Curriculum C2C materials. An Arts Queensland Regional Arts Development Fund Grant supported this nine-channel video work and sound installation made with Marian Drew. The accompanying education resource materials are available online
Curriculum Vitae http://www.alanahampton.com/#!cv/c12xa