The St Hilda’s School Old Girls’ Association (OGA) provides a recognised means of communication between past and present students.



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About

In 2022, St Hilda’s School proudly celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Old Girls’ Association.

The St Hilda’s Old Girls’ Association (OGA) provides a recognised means of communication between past and present students and other school support groups; to promote social interaction between Old Girls; and to promote a permanent interest in the life, activities and progress of St Hilda’s School.

At Senior Graduation, all students are automatically offered an OGA membership. The school is supported by an alumni community which is actively involved in mentoring, socialising and supporting the school through fundraising. Membership is free.

To check or update your contact details ensuring you hear about our Old Girls' Association events and activities, and to receive a link to our Spirit Magazine, please contact us by filling in the form below.

Keep up to date on OGA Instagram and Facebook.



Bush to Beach Cookbook

St Hilda's School Bush to Beach 2023 Cookbook is full of recipes, images and recollections from Old Girls life at St Hilda's School. Some of the recipes in this cookbook have been passed down through generations, some are incredibly simple, others more complex. Traditional favourites feature along with dishes that reflect the diverse backgrounds and cultures of the many generations of girls passed through St Hilda's School.



Spirit Magazine

Spirit Magazine features alumni stories, School news and updates, teacher features and more!



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Meet your OGA Committee

President: Alana Chesser (2018)
Vice President: Giorgia Christmas-Jalili (2001)
Secretary: Nikki Christmas (2004)
Treasurer: Summer Hodge (1997)
Committee Member: Monique Nickalls (1991)
Committee Member: Georgia Chesser (2020)
President: Alana Chesser (2018)

Since graduating from St Hilda’s School in 2018 as the School Captain, Alana has completed a Bachelor of Property at Bond University. Alana now works full time in her family’s property development and investment company. Alana is honoured to be the President of the St Hilda’s School Old Girls’ Association, and having been in the role since November 2019 she is so proud of how the association has evolved and she looks forward to contributing toward the OGA’s future success.

Vice President: Giorgia Christmas-Jalili (2001)

After graduating from St Hilda’s in 2001, Giorgia embarked on a Bachelor of Journalism at Griffith University, interning at the Gold Coast Bulletin during her studies.

Giorgia worked as a parliamentary staffer to various Senators in Brisbane and Sydney after graduation, before moving to Canberra to work in the Leader of the Opposition’s Media Unit.

Giorgia went on to work as an adviser to the Prime Minister.

After marrying Damon, Giorgia worked for leading international political consulting firm CT Group, including several federal election campaigns, and relocated home to the sunny Gold Coast to raise their three daughters.

With her eldest starting at St Hilda’s Pre-Prep in 2024, Giorgia is thrilled to serve on the OGA as Vice President.

Secretary: Nikki Christmas (2004)

Graduating in 2004, Nikki dabbled in Psychology at Griffith University for a year before completing a Bachelor of Property and Sustainable Development through Bond University and Kingston University (England) in 2009. Prior to graduating, Nikki began working with a local property developer as an Assistant Development Manager. After two years, Nikki was given an opportunity to work as a town planning consultant for an engineering consulting company where she gained a breadth of experience. As the company expanded, Nikki moved to Brisbane where she lived for six years, reconnecting and even living with some old friends from St Hilda’s. Nikki has recently returned to the Gold Coast commencing a role as a Strategic Planner at the City of Gold Coast (Council). Having been presented numerous opportunities due to the education she obtained at St Hilda’s School, having numerous family members attend the School and having found life-long friends through the School, Nikki is passionate, honoured and excited to take on the role of Secretary for the OGA Committee.

Treasurer: Summer Hodge (1997)

Summer Hodge attended St Hilda’s from 1986 until she graduated in 1997. She is a CPA qualified accountant with a degree in Commerce, majoring in Management and Accounting. Summer is a mother of two, with her daughter and son attending St Hilda’s and TSS. Summer splits her time between being a mother, assisting her husband who owns and operates a domestic and commercial plumbing business, and working for a large government entity where she specialises in procurement policy and governance. Summer is also of Aboriginal heritage and is working with St Hilda’s on their Reconciliation Action Plan. Summer is looking forward to contributing towards the successes of the OGA Committee.

Committee Member: Monique Nickalls (1991)

After graduating St Hilda’s in 1991, Monique completed a BSc (hons) at Griffith University, and then worked for a period of years at Griffith University in the Genomic Research Centre. Currently Monique and her husband Justin run their own business here on the Coast, Empire Property Maintenance. They have a daughter in Junior School at St Hilda’s and two sons attending TSS. She is enjoying her time being involved with St Hilda’s again as a parent, and is delighted to now be involved in the OGA.

Committee Member: Georgia Chesser (2020)

Georgia graduated from St Hilda’s School in 2020. Georgia pursued her love of working with children and is now a full-time Nanny on the Gold Coast. Georgia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks and retail therapy. Georgia is thrilled to be a St Hilda’s Old Girls’ Association Committee Member.