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: 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.

  • Wed 7 October 9am Boarder Parents Support Group JOIN HERE
  • Thurs 15 October 8.45am Women’s Auxiliary Meeting JOIN HERE
  • Thurs 15 October 5.30pm Parents and Friends Meeting JOIN HERE
  • Wed 21 October 6.30pm Supporters of Creative Arts Meeting JOIN HERE
  • Sat 7 November 9.30am Old Girls’ Association Meeting TBC

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
St Hilda’s Fete 2021 – SAVE THE DATE 24 April

Pia Willemsen

Vice President
Aimee Thomson

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

Rowing Merchandise

Click the image below to view our range of Rowing Merchandise and Supporters Gear.


2020 Regatta and Event Dates
Saturday 29 August Head of the River Regatta at Wyaralong Dam VIEW LIVESTREAM HERE
Saturday 5 September Ammonite Awards Dinner at The Events Centre, Gold Coast Turf Club BOOK HERE

Michaela Klisch

Vice President
Andrew Cole

Fiona Reeves

Craig Welsh

Merchandise Coordinator
Sue-Ellen Noort

Breakfast Coordinator
Ravena Gosper

2020 Meetings
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!

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

Courtney Frape

Vice President
Rebecca Baird

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.

Friday 11 September St Hilda’s Foundation Golf Day presented by St Hilda’s Fathers’ Club at RACV Royal Pines Resort
Saturday 24 October Year 11 Presentation Ball at The Events Centre, Gold Coast Turf Club
Father Daughter Grandfather Breakfasts (Upcoming dates TBC)
Wine Tasting Series (Upcoming dates TBC)

Darren Langen
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Vice President
Troy Theobald


Chris Salmon

Rob Wecker

2020 Meetings
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. 

BPSG Long Lunch 4 November 2020 – TBC

Wendy Henning
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Kate Cameron

Annabelle Raff

Karen Backus

2020 Meetings
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

School School Musical 2021 – Matilda (Date TBC)
FRESH Art Show (Date TBC)

Barbara Leinster

Vice President
Sally Fill

Sally Fill

Steven Dewhurst

2020 Meetings
TERM 4: Wednesday 21 October @  6.30pm The Boardroom, James Administration Building via Gate 2, Cougal St

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Aquatics Club

Visit the St Hilda’s Aquatics Club Website

Our Aquatics Club is now in-house and welcomes a new Committee:

President: Henry Kater
Vice President: Carly Modlich
Treasurer: David Hall
Secretary: Marg Warne

NEXT MEETING: Wed 2 September 4.30pm Aquatics Club JOIN HERE
We welcome all to join and get involved!

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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