Victoria Tong (Year 7)
St Hilda’s has given me the opportunity to try new things with my art, as well as explore and expand my creativity. St Hilda’s is encouraging me to do my best, and reach my full potential. Even though I’m just new to St Hilda’s, I already feel like I’m part of the community, and I’ve learnt so many techniques for art. Every week, I find myself looking forward to art. It’s my passion. I love how everyone encourages me to carry on, and I thank them for that.
Libby Ockwell (Year 12)
St Hilda’s has given me the opportunity to develop my talent in performance and singing. I enjoy being part of the Sings Hilda! and Madrigal choirs. The twice weekly practices at 7:30 am, have taught me self-discipline. It is a privilege for me and other dedicated students to receive such high-quality instruction and support from the teachers. My personal highlight for this year was being selected as a lead role in ‘Bugsy Malone’, the St Hilda’s 2012 Stage Production. In 2009, I was a nervous Year 9, singing in the chorus in my first musical.
Over the next four years, I received support and guidance from staff at St Hilda’s, which enabled me to mature into a confident performer. And I have had fun along the way.
Aleisha Ruske (Year 10)
St Hilda’s has given me the opportunity to pursue my interests in academic studies in an enriching, stimulating and supportive environment while allowing me time to continue in my competitive sporting pursuits. What I love most about St Hilda’s is the learning environment set by other students and the teachers, it’s an enjoyable and relaxing environment to learn and develop in. The teachers are friendly, hands on and genuinely interested in you and your life, and they are able to cater to your own style of learning, which I think is really unique to St Hilda’s.
Claudia Paterson (Year 11)
St Hilda’s has given me the opportunity to be involved in many co-curricular activities. Last year, I did Duke of Ed bronze which was a wonderful experience to get out of my comfort zone as I am not much of a tramper! This year I am involved in the St Hilda’s social justice group; Amnesty International, which is run at lunchtime and really opens your eyes as to what is going on in the world around you. I have also had a chance to be a part of the St Hilda’s Rowing team. I am doing my third season, and joining rowing has been a fantastic experience for me as it really builds your mental strength, as well as forming friendships with the rest of the squad.
But what is most important to me is the academic element of school. I have a very fond love of learning. Admittedly, I am a bit of a perfectionist, however, my teachers are always supportive of me with my many questions. The teachers are always willing to help you out, which makes learning much easier! I have had the opportunity to develop my love of mathematics. Throughout the years, I have been able to be involved in extra maths groups, where we always learnt concepts that I find really fascinating. The enthusiasm of my maths teachers throughout my time at St Hilda’s reminds me just what a fantastic subject it is. I have had some really amazing teachers.
Mia Knott (Year 9)
St Hilda’s has given me the opportunity to explore my interests and passions. I really like the way we have the freedom to look at something we’re interested in and the teachers and staff provide loads of support. There are many opportunities to be creative at St Hilda’s, and you’re encouraged to extend yourself. It’s a great school with a very friendly environment.