Ms Louise Lewis
Head of Admissions
Welcome to St Hilda's School
Australian Citizens and Residents
St Hilda's has a strong academic program and a broad and progressive curriculum designed to prepare students for tertiary studies and careers in the 21st century in the areas of business, the arts, engineering, music, medicine and law. Over 95% of our graduates will go onto further study. Our students are encouraged to follow their interests whether in sport, art or music and to participate fully in the academic, co-curricular and cultural life of the school. We provide comprehensive programs in music, art, drama, debating and public speaking as part of our co-curricular program.
Please review our Graduate Results and Tertiary Destinations for 2012. Graduate Results and Tertiary Destinations for 2013 will be published after August 2014.
We welcome enquiries and applications for entry into all year groups, however, if you are considering enrolling your daughter for entry this year or the next year, I encourage you to contact me, prior to lodging an application, to ensure there is a place available.
If you would like to have a Prospectus and Application emailed or posted to you, please provide your details here.
If you would like to arrange a tour of the campus and the Boarding House between 9 am and 3 pm, please Request a Tour.
Alternatively, please download an Application Form and forward it to the School along with a copy of your daughter's birth certificate or passport, her most recent school reports and NAPLAN results (if applicable).
Please complete the Application Form and return it to the School with supporting documentation and Application Fee of $110. Please ensure that the application is signed by both natural parents, whether married or divorced, as we encourage both parents to be supportive of their daughter’s education at St Hilda’s School.
As places are limited in some year levels, I would urge you to submit your Application as soon as you are able.
As a non-selective school no entrance examination is required. However, we will ask you and your daughters to participate in an enrolment interview (via skype if necessary if a visit to the school is difficult), in the year prior to entry, to discuss St Hilda’s School life, curriculum and co-curricular opportunities and any other aspect relevant to your daughters’s education, prior to an offer of a place being made.
Subject to availability of a place, a formal offer of enrolment will be made following the enrolment interview. To accept and reserve a place for your daughter in the nominated year level we will ask you to sign an Enrolment Contract and pay a non-refundable Enrolment Confirmation Fee of $980.
Current students will welcome your daughter on her first day to ensure she becomes part of her Year Group. This transition is helped by staff who are aware of any new girls coming to their classes.
Tuition and Boarding Fees
Please consider the Schedule of Tuition and Boarding Fees for 2014, information regarding current school fees and conditions of enrolment, including the payment of school fees and notice of withdrawal requirements.
Please review this website for further information about Junior, Middle, Senior School Curriculums, the Boarding House, Co-Curricular, Uniforms and opportunities for parents to join the community of the school.
Parking for the Admissions Office
For Admissions enquiries and enrolment interviews, please enter the School grounds via Gate 2 in Cougal Street, Southport. A map of the campus is linked here.
Government Allowances and the Education Tax Refund
Some Government allowances are available to both local and boarding families. You may wish to make enquiries with the relevant Government Departments as to your eligibility.
Education Tax Refund
Information about the Australian Government's Education Tax Refund, eligibility and claimable items can be found at http://www.educationtaxrefund.gov.au/Queensland Government Allowances
Living away from Home Allowance for students who are geographically isolated from appropriate schooling – 1800 248 997
Conveyance Allowance for students who reside more than 4.8km (Secondary) or 3.2km (Primary) from the
nearest school – 13 23 80
Commonwealth Government Allowances (Centrelink)
Assistance for Isolated Children for students who are geographically isolated from appropriate schooling – 13 23 18
Youth Allowance Education assistance for eligible students aged 16 - 24 – 13 24 90
● Schoolkids Bonus
● Abstudy Education assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students – 13 23 17
● (For Pre-Prep parents) Child Care Tax Rebate which covers 30% of out-of-pocket expenses for approved childcare – 13 61 50