Athena News - February 2020

Athena News - February 2020

Athena News – February 2020

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St Hilda’s School is committed to providing support for girls who are pursuing their dreams in elite sport, cultural endeavours or innovative programs. We work with families to offer flexibility and support to students (Years 4 – 12) whilst ensuring that they remain connected to their education and the St Hilda’s School community throughout their schooling years.

The Athena Program offers:

  • Consultation with parents/guardians to assess your daughter’s unique schooling needs
  • Personalised learning plans developed to make schooling sustainable
  • Additional pastoral care and support to students
  • Ongoing collaboration and flexibility for families to ensure curriculum delivery and schooling commitments are balanced and accessible

Applications for the Athena Program 2020 are now open. Students and parents wishing to apply are encouraged to read the Selection Criteria prior to submitting the Application Form and supporting documentation. Applications are to be submitted to or delivered to Visitors’ Reception, Attention: Lisa Cleverly.


The Queensland State Swimming Championships were held in December at Chandler and we congratulate all athletes who qualified for the event. A special mention to the following girls on their outstanding results:

  • Julia Kater (Year 9)
    • 1st 400m Individual Medley
    • 2nd 200m Individual Medley
    • 3rd 200m Breastroke
    • 3rd 400m Freestyle
  • Georgie Roper (Year 10)
    • 2nd 1500m Freestyle
    • 3rd 800m Freestyle
    • 3rd 400m Individual Medley
    • 3rd 400m Individual Medley
    • 5th 400m Freestyle
    • 5th 200m Individual Medley
  • Ava Brickley (Year 10)
    • 5th 200m Backstroke
  • Lucinda Macleod (Year 10)
    • 1st 800m Freestyle
    • 1st 400m Freestyle
    • 3rd 200m Freestyle
    • 3rd 200m Backstroke
    • 4th 100m Freestyle

Special mention to Julia Kater and Georgie Roper on setting Olympic Qualifying times in the meet.


Ava Robbins (Year 4) is a new member of the Athena Program in 2020. Ava is a track cyclist who competes with the Gold Coast Cycling Club. Recently, Ava competed in the Junior Track Cycling State Championships at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane where she earned three Gold Medals – in the 200m, 500m time trial and the Scratch Race for Under 11 year old girls. In the 500m time trial, Ava also broke the record which had been held for six years. It seems that cycling talent runs in the family, as Ava’s mum Jacqui also broke a record in the Masters Division of the same competition. Congratulations to both Ava and Jacqui!


Congratulations to Paige Sinnamon (and her horse, Calton Park!) who placed 2nd in the Equestrian Australia Show Horse Nationals in Melbourne in December.

Lisa Cleverly
Head of Athena


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