Houses and Pastoral Care

Houses and Pastoral Care

Houses and Pastoral Care

St Hilda’s House structure supports leadership learning and pastoral care. Inter-House musicals, plays, debating and sporting events pave the way for friendship, teamwork and generosity of spirit.

Middle and Senior School Houses

Inter-House sports offer girls competition in Swimming (Term 1), Cross Country (Term 2) and Athletics (Term 2). Teams for QGSSSA and Andrews Cup competitions are selected following Inter-House competitions.

BANKSIA HOUSE

House Captain
Amy McIlwraith
House Vice Captain
Courtney Withers
House Sports Captain
Dodie Wilson
House Vice Sports Captain
Elly Domrow
Middle School Banksia Leaders
Niamh Hayden
Sophie Rice

Banksia War Cry

Banksia! Are You Ready?
Are We Ever!

Red White Red
Banawara, Banawara, Barrabee-Hoo
Aracata, Aracata, Arracoopanoo
Illawarra, Mittagong, Yarrabee! Ha
Banksia, Banksia, Ya,Ya,Ya

Banksia! Are You Ready?
Are We Ever!
Red White Red
Banawara, Banawara,,Barrabee-Hoo
Aracata, Aracata, Arracoopanoo
Illawarra, Mittagong, Yarrabee! Ha
Banksia, Banksia, Ya,Ya,Ya

KARRAGAROO HOUSE

House Captain
Nina Eid
House Vice Captain
Alexandra Elliot
House Sport Captain
Harriet Dignan
House Vice Sports Captain
Scarlett Fahey
Middle School House Leaders
Milla Harrison
Adele Scaysbrook

Karragaroo War Cry

Karragaroo! Are you ready?
Are we ever!
Gold Black Gold
Wagga-Parra, Wagga-Parra Oomparee
Boomerachi Boomerachi Wallawaree
Yanki-tara Yanki-tay Dandi-garra-hoo
Karriton Karritah Karragaroo!

MELALEUCA HOUSE

House Captain
Tegan Lerm
House Vice Captain
Emma van der Schyff
House Sports Captain
Matilda Gee
House Vice Sports Captain
Holly Gibson
Middle School House Leaders
Ava Alderson
Annalise Whittingham

Melaleuca War Cry

Melaleuca! Are you ready?
Are we ever!
Blue white blue
Hocka-tika Hocka-tika Karra -jarra hah
Karra-jarra hah hah, Karra-jarra hah
Boomericka bositicka, loo doo hoo
Melaleuca, Melaleuca, blue white blue

Pastoral Care Groups – Years 7 to 12

Our popular multi-level Pastoral Care Groups, involving collaboration between girls from Years 7 to 12 and individual staff members, are based on girls’ Houses. This provides the opportunity for the Pastoral Care Teacher to get to know her students well as they progress together through the various stages of Middle and Senior School. It is a built-in peer support system with the older students mentoring the younger ones and providing an atmosphere of security and care while listening to their needs. There are 10 to 12 girls per group. This structure enables mentoring of the younger girls by the staff member. It is designed to build a sense of belonging to the group and further enhance House spirit. Smaller groups provide an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns, to learn from shared experiences and enhance supportive behaviour.

Junior School Houses

The Junior School has a dynamic and well-established House system. Three Houses, Acacia, Grevillea and Tristania are a home-away-from-home to our students. The Houses participate in academic, sporting and cultural activities, vying for the prestigious House Trophy presented each year at Speech Day.

The House system is about more than competition. It is about supporting students pastorally and fostering them in a commitment to community service. The Junior School has long been a supporter of the Anglican Crisis Centre at Surfers Paradise. Support has resulted in monetary contributions as well as donations of goods to assist the organisation’s charitable works.

Each of the three Houses also support their adopted charity. Acacia is a friend of Abri Aged Care Facility,
Grevillea the Animal Welfare League and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital Foundation has benefitted from the support of Tristania House.

House Acacia

  • House Captain: Amelia Salmon
    Service Vice Captain: Yvette Willemsen
    Sport Vice Captain: Jemima Rice

House Grevillea

  • House Captain: Varvara Litvinova
    Service Vice Captain: Georgie Thomson
    Sport Vice Captain: Makable Wright

House Tristania

  • House Captain: Chloe Lao
    Service Vice Captain:  Xabby Dickinson
    Sport Vice Captain:    Casse Eyears

 

Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope, Grace