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 : or PH  55 777 261

Parents and Friends’ Association

St Hilda’s Parents and Friends’ Association provides a forum for the exchange of information between the Leadership team and parents. It also enables the school’s Parent Support Groups to coordinate their events and fundraising activities.

President – Victoria Lakis
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Treasurer – Julie-Anne Cantwell

Secretary – Angela Soutar
Meetings – One Thursday per Term  starting at 5.30pm.

Next Meeting 18 May 2017
James Administration Building Board Room

Women’s Auxiliary

St Hilda’s Women’s Auxiliary provides a social contact for all mothers within our school community. Parent coordinators from the Supporters of the Creative Arts, Rowers Supporters Group, the Old Girls’ Association, St Hilda’s Aquatics and other groups also attend meetings. It is an opportunity for mothers to meet a number of staff and establish friendships with mothers from other class groups.

During the year, WA coordinates a number of events, some of which generate funds to be used for facilities that may not be provided through the general school budget. Key events include the Mother-Daughter Luncheon, High Tea and the School Fete. WA also provides assistance to the other support groups at their events.

President – Courtney Frape
Vice President – Emma Scott
Vice President – Rebecca Baird
Secretary – Nicole Cobb
Treasurer – Victoria Lakis

Secondhand Uniform Shop Coordinators volunteer are always welcome. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Community Liaison Officer Simone Crowther  Send an email 

Meetings – Third Thursday of each month starting at 8.45am.

Next Meeting – 20 April 2017
James Administration Building Meeting Room 1 and 2

Fathers’ Project Club

The Fathers’ Project Club was established to undertake fundraising activities which would provide long-term benefits to the school and students. FPC provides an excellent opportunity to meet other fathers in the school and become involved in your daughter’s important development years. Come along to a meeting and you will be welcomed by other fathers and senior staff.

The FPC Golf Day is an annual fundraising event, in 2016 it will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort Friday 2 September and welcomes all members of the St Hilda’s and Gold Coast communities. A significant amount of money is raised through raffles, an auction and generous sponsorships.

President – Darren Langen
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Vice President – Jason Hughes
Secretary – William Campbell
Treasurer – David Nye

Meetings – First Wednesday Term Time starting at 6.30pm
Next meeting 3 May 2017
James Administration Building Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Save the Date – Special guest speaker
4 October Dr Peta Stapleton Psychologist

Boarder Parents Support Group

The aims of the St Hilda’s Boarder Parents Support Group (BPSG) are:

  • To raise the profile of Boarders within the School
  • To raise the profile of St Hilda’s Boarding outside the School
  • To encourage communication between Boarding families
  • To support the Boarding staff

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. Thank you to Jacqui Henwood for her support of the BPSG as President and to Bob and Elizabeth Nicholls as Fete Conveners over the last 4 years, they have done a sterling job! Sharon Hannan has kindly offered to be new Fete Convener for the BPSG.

President – Wendy Henning
Vice-Presidents – Sharon Hannan
Treasurer – Sarah Coleman
Secretary – Anne Bridle
Fete Convenors – required please contact
Meetings –
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Next Meeting – 9.30am 19 April 2017
Boarders Reception Lounge
SAVE THE DATE: Bush to Beach event 18 August 2017

Supporters of the Creative Arts (SOCA)

The aim of Supporters of the Creative Arts is to assist and extend our Creative Arts programs with particular emphasis on student performance and the support of excellence. To provide this assistance, SOCA will:

  • Promote and support events showcasing Music, Visual Art, Drama, Creative Writing and Dance
  • Encourage wider student participation in the Creative Arts
  • Assist in developing parental and community audiences for Creative Arts activities
  • Represent Creative Arts students and parents at Parents and Friends’ meetings
  • Conduct fundraising events as required by the Creative Arts departments
  • Assist in applying for government funding in support of Creative Arts events, activities and programs
  • Affiliate with other school and community-based Arts organisations throughout Australia

President – Tracey Campbell
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Vice President – Janelle Manders
Secretary – Seema Chauhan
Treasurer – Anne-Marie Ransby

Meetings – Second Tuesday each month

Next meeting – 19 April 2017

Central Hall, starting at 6.30pm

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 Rob Gibson and Vanessa Smith for their roles and support with the RSG over the past 2 years, we have been appreciative of their time and effort.

Welcome 2016 President Phil Jarratt and thank Secretary Scott Wilkins for continuing in his role, thank you to Lesley Stanich for stepping up as Treasurer and Ravena Gosper who will coordinate the breakfasts!

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President – Simon Gray
Vice-President – Jason Hughes
Secretary – Alexandra Paton
Treasurer – Lesley Stanich
Merchandies Co-Ordinators- Helen Solway and Sue-Ellen Noort

Breakfast Coordinator – Ravena Gosper

Meetings – Second Wednesday of each month, starting at 6.30pm
James Administration Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Next Meeting – 9 May 2017

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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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.

President – Morris McCleery Send an email  07-5577 7277
Meetings – Nominated Tuesdays, starting at 5.30pm
Next meeting –  2 May 2017
St Hilda’s Gymnasium Classroom, Sports Centre


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