Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups

Meet our Community

St Hilda’s School is made up of a strong community of not only wonderfully engaged students and staff but also enthusiastic parents, grandparents, friends and alumni, who give generously of their time and resources to support a wide range of school projects. It is a pleasure to introduce to you some of those community members who are active in formal Support Groups and to invite you to join a group of interest.

For all enquiries please contact Community Liaison Officer, Mrs Simone Crowther: scrowther@sthildas.qld.edu.au or PH  5577 7261

Join our Virtual Parent Group Meetings from Home!

All meetings are conducted via Microsoft Teams. The links below allow you to join the meeting at the listed times.

  • Wednesday 20 May 6.30pm Supporters of Creative Arts Meeting JOIN MEETING
  • Thursday 21 May at 8.45am Women’s Auxiliary Meeting JOIN MEETING
  • Thursday 21 May at 5.30pm Parents and Friends Meeting JOIN MEETING

Parents and Friends’ Association

St Hilda’s Parents and Friends’ Association’s quarterly meetings provide a forum for the School Principal and Support Group Presidents to present and share information about School and Community news and events. Meetings are open to all parents and are a great opportunity to engage with fellow St Hilda’s parents and the Leadership team.

Annual Events
Fete Cent Auction 2020 – TBC
St Hilda’s Fete 2021 – SAVE THE DATE 24 April

President
Pia Willemsen

Vice President
Aimee Thomson

Treasurer
Joy Brown

Secretary TBC 

2020 Meetings
TERM 2: Thursday 21 May @ 5.30pm James Administration Building, On line via Microsoft Teams
TERM 3: Thursday 20 August @ 5.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
TERM 4: Thursday 15 October @ 5.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Rowing Supporters Group

The Rowing Supporters Group comprises parents who support St Hilda’s rowers in three main areas:

  • Support of the girls at early morning training sessions with breakfasts and in making trips to Wyaralong Dam and beyond for regattas
  • Fundraising to purchase equipment and sponsorship
  • Offering parents and friends the chance to develop friendships while at regattas or attending one of the social functions

The tremendous show of spirit and energy of this enthusiastic group shows at community events and through to our winning girls!

Join in the winning spirit, 2019 showed tremendous success with a record breaking 59 1st placings in the BSRA Regatta Season to claim the Aggregate Cup for the first time in the school’s 105 years of rowing, showing our strength in rowing across every year level and all regattas- congratulations girls!

For sponsorship enquiries, please email rowingsupportersgroup@sthildas.qld.edu.au. 

2020 Regatta and Event Dates (all Regattas held at Wyaralong Dam)
FYI: Please note all of the events below are presently on hold due to the COVID-19 and suspension of the BSRA season
28 May – Indoor Rowing Championships hosted by Sommerville House
19-22 June – Rowing Camp #1 Year 8 and Open Crews, St Hilda’s School
8-13 July – Rowing Camp #2 Years 9, 10 Quads and Open Crews, Grafton NSW
10-13 July- Rowing Camp #3 Year 8 Quads join rest of Crews, Grafton NSW
25 July – Regatta 1 Hosted by AHS & SOM
3 August – Regatta 2 Hosted by BSHS & SPLC
8 August – Regatta 3 Hosted by STA & STM
15 August – Regatta 4 Hosted by STU & BGGS
22 August – Regatta 5  Hosted by St Hilda’s ( catering) and Lourdes Hill (car park)
29 August – Head of the River Regatta ( hosted by AHS) and Ammonite Awards Dinner at St Hilda’s School

President
Michaela Klisch

Vice President
Andrew Cole

Secretary
Fiona Reeves

Treasurer
Craig Welsh

Merchandise Coordinator
Sue-Ellen Noort

Breakfast Coordinator
Ravena Gosper

2020 Meetings
TERM 2: Wednesday 13 May Meeting Cancelled
TERM 2: Wednesday 10 June @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Room 1 and 2
TERM 3: Wednesday 12 August @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Room 1 and 2
TERM 3: Wednesday 9 September @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Room 1 and 2
TERM 4: Wednesday 14 October @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Room 1 and 2

Thank you to our generous major sponsors:

Women’s Auxiliary

St Hilda’s Women’s Auxiliary provides a social contact for all mothers within our school community. It is an opportunity for mothers to meet a number of staff and establish friendships across all year levels.

The WA hosts a number of fantastic, fun events throughout the year which generate funds which are reinvested back into the School. In 2019, the WA funded $55k towards the Junior School Library refurbishment and in 2020 the WA have funded 80 new net balls, cricket pitch sets and volley ball nets to start the year off! Thank you WA!

Events
Markets – Mother’s Day 6 May, Father’s Day 26 August and Christmas 28 October
Mother Daughter Luncheon – Cancelled for 2020
High Tea – Cancelled for 2020

President
Courtney Frape

Vice President
Rebecca Baird

Treasurer
Pat Chiene

Secondhand Uniform Shop volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in assisting, click here to email Simone Crowther.

2020 Meetings
TERM 2: Thursday 21 May @ 8.45am James Administration Building, On line via Microsoft Teams
TERM 3: Thursday 20 August @ 8.45am James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
TERM 4: Thursday 15 October @ 8.45am James Administration Building, The Boardroom

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

Fathers’ Club

The Fathers’ Club welcomes all Dads to their monthly meetings which include guest speakers, networking opportunities and the open discussions with School Business Manager. The FC was established to undertake fundraising activities which would provide long-term benefits to the school and students.

Events
Golf Day – Friday 11 September 2020
Year 11 Presentation Ball- 17 October 2020
Father Daughter Grandfather Breakfasts TBC
Wine Tasting Series

President
Darren Langen
Send an email

Vice President
Troy Theobald

Secretary

Chris Salmon

Treasurer
Rob Wecker

2020 Meetings
TERM 3: Wednesday 5 August @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
TERM 3: Wednesday 2 September @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
TERM 4: Wednesday 4 November @ 6.30pm James Administration Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

 

Boarder Parents Support Group

The BPSG works to enhance boarding facilities for our girls and to address any areas that could be improved through consultation with families and staff. Exchange of ideas aimed at enhancing the happiness and care of boarders comes from the active BPSG. 

Events
BPSG Long Lunch 4 November 2020 – TBC

President
Wendy Henning
Send an email

Vice-President
Kate Cameron

Treasurer
Annabelle Raff

Secretary
Karen Backus

2020 Meetings
TERM 2: TBC Via On line via Microsoft Teams
TERM 3: Monday 13 July 4PM @  James Administration Building, The Boardroom
TERM 4: Wednesday 7 October 9AM @  James Administration Building, The Boardroom

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Supporters of the Creative Arts (SOCA)

The Supporters of the Creative Arts group assists and extends our Creative Arts programs with particular emphasis on student performance and the support of excellence, including:

  • Promoting and supporting events showcasing Music, Visual Art, Drama, Creative Writing and Dance
  • Encouraging wider student participation in the Creative Arts
  • Assisting in developing parental and community audiences for Creative Arts activities
  • Conducting fundraising events as required by the Creative Arts departments

Send an email

Events
School School Musical 2020 – Matilda (date tbc)
FRESH Art Show TBC

President
Barbara Leinster

Vice President
Sally Fill

Secretary
Sally Fill

Treasurer
Steven Dewhurst

2020 Meetings
TERM 2: Wednesday 20 May @  6.30pm On line via Microsoft Teams
TERM 2: Wednesday 17 June @  6.30pm Central Hall via Gate 7
TERM 3: Wednesday 15 July @  6.30pm Central Hall via Gate 7
TERM 3: Wednesday 19 August @  6.30pm Central Hall via Gate 7
TERM 4: Wednesday 21 October @  6.30pm Central Hall via Gate 7

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Aquatics Club

Visit the St Hilda’s Aquatics Club Website

The Aquatics Club is open to swimmers of all ages and levels. St Hilda’s students, family, friends and members of the Gold Coast community are invited to join the club. Aims and Objectives of the Club:

  • To provide a positive environment where swimmers produce their best possible swimming, whether it be a personal best time or reaching State and National levels
  • To provide dedicated coaches to support your child’s dreams, goals and desires
  • To help develop each swimmer’s values and character
  • Teaching of stroke technique and race strategies, the foundation on which our program is based
  • Individual attention within a team environment

Club Nights

Club Nights are informal, fortnightly events which enable swimmers to assess their own progress, practise under race conditions and attempt new events in a familiar situation. The events are seeded from slowest to fastest and swimmers will be racing against others of similar ability. Coaches attend Club Nights and provide swimmers with encouragement and feedback on their performance. Club Nights are an ideal introduction to competition and an opportunity to meet other club members.

Click here to learn more about St Hilda’s Aquatics

 

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