Melissa Wilkins graduated from the University of Queensland in 1994 with a Bachelor of Educational Studies. She also holds a Bachelor of Teaching from Queensland University of Technology and currently is completing her Graduate Certificate of Theology from Charles Sturt University.
Melissa began her teaching career in Brisbane where she taught at a combination of public and independent schools. Upon moving to the Gold Coast in 1998, Melissa taught at another independent school where she took on various roles including the P-3 Literacy Co-ordinator. This role included the facilitation and implementation of English and Reading programs in the Early Years.
Melissa joined the staff of St Hilda’s School in 2007, where she taught in the Early Childhood sector of the School for 4 years before taking on the position of the PP-Year 2 Curriculum Coordinator. Together with the 3-6 Curriculum Coordinator, Melissa assisted in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in the Junior School, facilitated parent information sessions and oversaw planning and assessment practices within Pre-Prep-Year 2. Throughout her time in teaching, Melissa has taught from classes from Prep – Year 7.
In 2013, Melissa was appointed as the Head of Administration – Junior School.
Ali Wood graduated from The University of South Australia in 2005, receiving a Bachelor of Junior Primary and Primary Education, Sub-Majoring in Health and Physical Education.
Ali began her teaching career in Adelaide, South Australia, teaching at a number of schools in both the private and public sectors.
In 2006, Ali relocated to the Gold Coast, Queensland, and commenced employment at St Hilda’s School, in the HPE Department. Since then, she has held various positions across the School in both the Day School and Boarding areas. These positions include Year 7, Year 2 and Prep classroom teacher, Rowing Coordinator, Junior School Sports Coordinator and Head of Whitby Boarding House. In 2015, Ali was appointed as the Pre-Prep to Year 2 Curriculum Coordinator.