St Hilda’s School values its Sports program which encompasses quality coaching, a range of excellent facilities and key connections with a number of external providers. Being actively engaged in regular sporting activities promotes good physical and mental health. St Hilda’s School offers inter-school and co-curricular options in the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools.
St Hilda’s Middle and Senior girls compete in the Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools Sports Association against other QGSSSA schools. QGSSSA aims to provide member schools with opportunities to equip young women to meet and enjoy life’s challenges. To achieve this aim, the association seeks to provide quality sporting opportunities and social interaction within a school environment, which balances performance, participation, tradition and innovation.
QGSSSA Summer Fixtures
Students can choose from one of the following sports. Softball Opens and Seniors play during Term 1. Softball Juniors and Badminton play during Term 4. The girls train twice a week with games on Saturdays throughout the season.
QGSSSA Autumn Fixtures
Students can choose from one of the following sports, with training starting in Term 1. Games are played on Friday evenings at the end of Term 1 and in Term 2. The girls train twice a week specifically with their coach and team and are also offered an extra fitness session each week.
• Touch Football
QGSSSA Winter Fixtures
Students can choose from one of the following sports, with training starting at the end of Term 2. Games are played on Saturday mornings during Term 3. The girls train twice a week specifically with their coach and team.
St Hilda’s is one of 10 schools that make up the Andrews Cup Association and the school has a long history of participation, contribution and success in the competition. The students in Years 2 to 6 can compete in up to nine sports where trophies, pennants and ribbons are awarded to the top three schools at each event. St Hilda’s hosts the annual Andrews Cup Athletics Competition at Queensland State Athletics Centre and it is always an exciting day where our girls can display their school spirit and contribute to the success of the team.
Andrews Cup Cross Country 2017
As I am still so excited by our awesome performance at yesterday’s Andrews Cup Cross Country I just want to share with you a little tradition that I have with the Cross Country girls.
After I warm up the girls for their age, I like to get the girls together a take a selfie with the age group that is about to race. I find that this takes their nerves away and reminds them that they are their run and to most importantly HAVE FUN! We are so very proud of the girls!
Swimming and Cross Country are held in Semester 1 and Athletics in Semester 2. These are exciting days when all students compete for and support their House. Students who excel in the House events are selected to represent the school in the Andrews Cup and QGSSSA competitions and if successful, have the opportunity to represent South Coast and other regional teams in their chosen event.
Head of the River and Queensland Schools Championships
Historic Win for Rowers 1st VIII girls: Sophie Rice, Eve Prosser, Kate Gilmore, Alexandra Finlay, Hope Nixon, Charlee Mitchell, Jess Scott, Leukie Smith and Zara Campbell
The Head of the River is held mid to late August. After the Head of River, selected teams attend the Queensland Schools Championships which are held either in Rockhampton or Bundaberg. This regatta is held in the first three days of the September school holidays.
St Hilda’s has teams ranging from Years 2 to 10. The girls play other schools or clubs in the district on Saturday mornings. There is an opportunity to plan tournaments throughout the year; and these girls will also be given the opportunity to be selected for representative team
Coordinator: Ms Olivia Salter
Year Levels: Years 2 to 10
Season for Juniors Years 1-7: March to September
Matches: Saturday morning between 8.30am and 10.30am
Seasons for Intermediates Years 7 to 10: January to August with matches on Monday 5pm to 6pm; and August to November with matches on Monday 5pm to 6pm
Venue: Southport-Carrara Netball Association, Benowa Rd, Benowa
St Hilda’s has teams ranging from Years 3 to 12. The juniors girls play on Saturday mornings. Middle/Senior girls play on Wednesday evenings. There is an opportunity to plan tournaments throughout the year; and these girls will also be given the opportunity to be selected for representative team
Coordinator: Mrs Mel Lilley
Year Levels: Years 3 to 12
Season One for both February to June. Season Two August to November.
Junior Matches: Saturday morning between 8am and 10.30am
Middle/Senior Matches: Wednesday evenings 6-8.30pm
Venue: Owen Park, Queen Street Southport
St Hilda’s Aquatics
St Hilda’s swimming is available all year round, catering for learn to swim through to squad level swimmers. Focus is placed on development of the correct technique. All programs are skill and ability based, and as such each swimmer trains in a level of an equivalent age, ability, skill, dedication, fitness and competitive desire and also a love of the sport of swimming.
If your child did not swim at St Hilda’s in the previous school term, they will need to book in for a free swim assessment. This assessment determines which class best accommodates your child’s level of water confidence.
Assessments and classes are open to boys and girls over the age of 3. Space is limited and spots are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Aquatics Office at 07-5577 7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend your scheduled assessment time, please contact the Aquatics Office in order to reschedule. Swimmers should be in their suits with caps and goggles ready to enter the pool no later than 3:30pm or they may forfeit their assessment time.
Head of Sport Jillian Moore
I was 8 years old when I decided that I wanted to be a PE Teacher when I ‘grew up’. My greatest role model was my Year 6 Health and PE teacher Mr Wiesnieski who, along with my parents, recognised that I had a talent for athletics and encouraged me to pursue it further. I loved to run. Competitive athletics and a Physical Education degree paired nicely and now some thirty years later, I am living that childhood dream after graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies. I have taught HPE and have held leadership positions in a range of places including Tasmania, Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Brisbane and now at St Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast. My proudest achievement in Sport was racing my childhood idol, Cathy Freeman, over 200m when I was 17 years of age. I am passionate about inspiring young women to achieve their full potential and to show them that you can have it all! A career, a family and still be hungry about being the best that you can be in the sporting arena.
Brad Moore graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1998, with a Bachelor of Human Movement, majoring in Health and Physical Education K-12. He began his teaching career in Victoria teaching in both State and Catholic Schools at three different schools, all in secondary education teaching Years 7-12.
In 2010 he relocated to the Gold Coast, Queensland, and commenced employment with St Hilda’s School covering the long service leave position as Director of Sport.
Brad concluded the year teaching HPE in Years 7-10. Brad has been in Junior School as a PE Teacher and Junior School/Andrews Cup Sport Coordinator since 2011.
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