Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups

Meet our Community

St Hilda’s School is made up of a strong community of not only wonderfully engaged students and staff but also enthusiastic parents, grandparents, friends and alumni, who give generously of their time and resources to support a wide range of school projects. It is a pleasure to introduce to you some of those community members who are active in formal Support Groups and to invite you to join a group of interest.

For all enquiries please contact Community Liaison Officer, Mrs Simone Crowther: scrowther@sthildas.qld.edu.au or PH  5577 7261

Parents and Friends’ Association

St Hilda’s Parents and Friends’ Association’s quarterly meetings provide a forum for the School Principal and Support Group Presidents to present and share information about School and Community news and events. Meetings are open to all parents and are a great opportunity to engage with fellow St Hilda’s parents and the Leadership team.

President
Victoria Lakis
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Treasurer
Anouk Smith 

Secretary
Angela Soutar

2018 Meetings, Thursday @ 5.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 
Term 1 – 22 March (AGM)
Term 2 – May (Date TBC)
Term 3 – 16 August
Term 4 – November (Date TBC)

Rowing Supporters Group

The Rowing Supporters Group comprises parents who support St Hilda’s rowers in three main areas:

  • Support of the girls at early morning training sessions and in making trips to Brisbane and beyond for regattas
  • Fundraising to purchase equipment
  • Offering parents and friends the chance to develop friendships while at regattas or attending one of the social functions

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Phil Jarratt and Scott Wilkins for their roles and support with the RSG over the past 2 years, we have been appreciative of their time and effort.

Welcome to the 2017 committee including new President Simon Gray, Vice-President Jason Hughes and Secretary Alexandra Paton. Thank you to Treasurer Lesley Stanich, Merchandise Coordinators Helen Solway and Sue-Ellen Noort for their ongoing support. And of course, Ravena Gosper who continues to coordinate breakfasts for our girls.

President
Simon Gray
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Vice-President
Jason Hughes

Secretary
Alexandra Paton

Treasurer
Debra Cardiff

Merchandise Coordinators
Sue-Ellen Noort and Michaela Klisch

Breakfast Coordinator
Ravena Gosper

2018 Meetings Tuesday @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, The Boardroom 
Term 1 – 13 February, 14 March (AGM)
Term 2 – 8 May, 13 June
Term 3 – 14 August, 11 September
Term 4 – 9 October

2018 Parent Rowing Manual coming soon. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Women’s Auxiliary

St Hilda’s Women’s Auxiliary provides a social contact for all mothers within our school community. It is an opportunity for mothers to meet a number of staff and establish friendships across all year levels.

The WA hosts a number of fantastic, fun events throughout the year which generate funds which are reinvested back into the School. In 2017, the WA funded new umbrellas for the Jennifer Reeves Cafeteria and committed a further $55k towards the Junior School Library refurbishment. Key WA events include the Mother-Daughter Luncheon, High Tea and the School Fete.

President
Courtney Frape

Co-Vice Presidents
Emma Scott and Rebecca Baird

Secretary
Nicole Cobb

Treasurer
Victoria Lakis

Secondhand Uniform Shop volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in assisting, click here to email Simone Crowther.

2018 Meetings Thursday @ 8.45am James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 
Term 1 – 15 February, 16 March (AGM)
Term 2 – 17 May, 21 June
Term 3 – 19 July, 16 August
Term 4 – 18 October

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

Fathers’ Project Club

The Fathers’ Project Club welcomes all Dads to their monthly meetings which include guest speakers, networking opportunities and the open discussions with School Business Manager. The FPC was established to undertake fundraising activities which would provide long-term benefits to the school and students. The Each year, the FPC hosts the annual Golf Day and Year 11 Presentation Ball in addition to their popular Father-Daughter-Grandfather breakfasts held from Pre-Prep to Year 12.

President
Darren Langen
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Vice President
Jason Hughes

Secretary
William Campbell

Treasurer
David Nye

2018 Meetings Wednesday @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 
Term 1 – 7 February, 7 March (AGM)
Term 2 – 2 May, 6 June
Term 3 – 1 August, 5 September

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

Boarder Parents Support Group

The BPSG works to enhance boarding facilities for our girls and to address any areas that could be improved through consultation with families and staff. Exchange of ideas aimed at enhancing the happiness and care of boarders comes from the active BPSG. The group meets at social functions, Chapel services and school celebrations throughout the year including the annual Bush to Beach Bash with TSS (SAVE THE DATE: 17 August 2018).

President
Wendy Henning
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Vice-President
Sharon Hannan

Treasurer
Sarah Coleman

Secretary
Anne Bridle

2018 Meetings @  James Administration Building, The Boardroom
Term 1 – 23 January 9am (AGM)
Term 2 – 24 April 9am
Term 3 – 16 July 4pm
Term 4 – 9 October 9am

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Supporters of the Creative Arts (SOCA)

The Supporters of the Creative Arts group assists and extends our Creative Arts programs with particular emphasis on student performance and the support of excellence, including:

  • Promoting and supporting events showcasing Music, Visual Art, Drama, Creative Writing and Dance
  • Encouraging wider student participation in the Creative Arts
  • Assisting in developing parental and community audiences for Creative Arts activities
  • Conducting fundraising events as required by the Creative Arts departments

President
Tracey Campbell
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Vice President
Janelle Manders

Secretary
Seema Chauhan

Treasurer
Anne-Marie Ransby

2018 Meetings Wednesday @  6.30pm Central Hall via Gate 7
Term 1 – 21 February, 21 March (AGM)
Term 2 – 16 May, 20 June
Term 3 – 18 July, 15 August
Term 4 – 17 October

Aquatics Club

The Aquatics Club is open to swimmers of all ages and levels. St Hilda’s students, family, friends and members of the Gold Coast community are invited to join the club. 

Aims and Objectives of the Club

  • To provide a positive environment where swimmers produce their best possible swimming, whether it be a personal best time or reaching State and National levels
  • To provide dedicated coaches to support your child’s dreams, goals and desires
  • To help develop each swimmer’s values and character
  • Teaching of stroke technique and race strategies, the foundation on which our program is based
  • Individual attention within a team environment

Club Nights

Club Nights are informal, fortnightly events which enable swimmers to assess their own progress, practise under race conditions and attempt new events in a familiar situation. The events are seeded from slowest to fastest and swimmers will be racing against others of similar ability. Coaches attend Club Nights and provide swimmers with encouragement and feedback on their performance. Club Nights are an ideal introduction to competition and an opportunity to meet other club members.

 

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