I have heard people describing isolation as the greatest affliction affecting the Gold Coast and I don’t know if that is true in any statistical sense, but I do get the feeling that many people do feel cut off and alone. One of the things we need as a human species is connection to others. Humanity is a tribal creature, scripture and anthropology agree on this, and we need each other. In the video this week I mention notes of affirmation that are shared across digital media and whilst I affirm their role, I would ask that if you are able during the next few weeks to spend some time with each other, in a positive and affirming way. Put aside your technology, for the sake of your humanity, reach out an actual hand to show you ‘like’ someone rather than just clicking a button, and make a positive impact. In this we all have the ability, because the power lies in your presence.
Chapel of St Hilda
The Chapel was completed in 1962, the School’s Silver Jubilee Year.
The leadlight windows depict the floral emblems of the School’s Houses.
Acacia, Grevillea, Tristania
Middle and Senior Houses
Banksia, Karragaroo, Melaleuca
Anglican Schools - What we offer
There are over 20 Anglican schools in the Queensland region with the number growing steadily. These include boarding and day schools, boys, girls and co-educational schools all of which cater to the entire community regardless of race or nationality. Most schools offer Prep to Year 12 classes and nearly all have a full-time chaplain who cares for the students' religious education and spiritual development.
Our students are taught respect for intellectual endeavour, commitment to tradition, and dignity within school life and worship, and a sense of social responsibility. We follow and teach Christ's example of love and respect for all people.
Queensland Anglican schools are committed to achieving outstanding standards of education for young Queenslanders. The rich traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history are an integral part of this commitment. Our Indigenous Education Policy is designed to enhance educational opportunities for Indigenous students and to encourage all people to learn about different cultures, building partnerships with, and respect for each other.
Our teachers are highly qualified and committed to providing quality learning for our students, and you will find our facilities and grounds are very impressive.
St Peter’s Anglican Church
83 Nerang Street
The School community is welcomed to St Peter’s Church by Father Harry Reuss for a range of celebrations and opportunities for worship. Choirs and instrumental ensembles are invited to perform on a regular basis for St Peter’s congregation and senior students contribute to services throughout the year.
A magnificent stained glass window of St Hilda was donated to St Peter’s Church by the St Hilda’s School Old Girls’ Association in 2004.
St Peter’s Anglican Church and Surfers Paradise Anglicare Crisis Centre
The School supports the work of volunteers at the Crisis Centre which provides meals, care, support and guidance for people and families in need. Students raise funds annually and make donations such as toys and to various appeals such as the Crisis Centre’s Easter, Winter and Christmas Appeals.