Houses and Pastoral Care

Houses and Pastoral Care

Houses and Pastoral Care

St Hilda’s House structure supports leadership learning and pastoral care. Inter-House musicals, plays, debating and sporting events pave the way for friendship, teamwork and generosity of spirit.

Middle and Senior School Houses

Inter-House sports offer girls competition in Swimming (Term 1), Cross Country (Term 2) and Athletics (Term 2). Teams for QGSSSA and Andrews Cup competitions are selected following Inter-House competitions.

House Banksia

  • House Captain: Keely van der Vegt
  • House Sports Captain: Tess Donnelly

House Karragaroo

  • House Captain: Sarah McGrath
  • House Sports Captain: Abbey van Herwaarde

House Melaleuca

  • House Captain: Caitlin Boyle
  • House Sports Captain: Meg Johnstone

Pastoral Care Groups – Years 7 to 12

Our popular multi-level Pastoral Care Groups, involving collaboration between girls from Years 7 to 12 and individual staff members, are based on girls’ Houses. This provides the opportunity for the Pastoral Care Teacher to get to know her students well as they progress together through the various stages of Middle and Senior School. It is a built-in peer support system with the older students mentoring the younger ones and providing an atmosphere of security and care while listening to their needs. There are 10 to 12 girls per group. This structure enables mentoring of the younger girls by the staff member. It is designed to build a sense of belonging to the group and further enhance House spirit. Smaller groups provide an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns, to learn from shared experiences and enhance supportive behaviour.

Junior School Houses

The Junior School has a dynamic and well-established House system. Three Houses, Acacia, Grevillea and Tristania are a home-away-from-home to our students. The Houses participate in academic, sporting and cultural activities, vying for the prestigious House Trophy presented each year at Speech Day.

The House system is about more than competition. It is about supporting students pastorally and fostering them in a commitment to community service. The Junior School has long been a supporter of the Anglican Crisis Centre at Surfers Paradise. Support has resulted in monetary contributions as well as donations of goods to assist the organisation’s charitable works.

Each of the three Houses also support their adopted charity. Acacia is a friend of Abri Aged Care Facility,
Grevillea the Animal Welfare League and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital Foundation has benefitted from the support of Tristania House.

House Acacia

  • House Captain: Jessica O’Connor
  • Service Vice Captain: Eva Salmon
  • Sport Vice Captain: Georgie Sialeipata

House Grevillea

  • House Captain: Grace Fong
    Service Vice Captain: Madeleine Jackson
    Sport Vice Captain: Sarah Bigg

House Tristania

  • House Captain: Josephine Hermann
    Service Vice Captain: Summer Ledingham
    Sport Vice Captain: Analiese Murphy


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