St Hilda’s unveils innovative precinct to CELEBRATE 100 YEARS

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This Friday 22nd July, prestigious Gold Coast girls’ School St Hilda’s School will unveil its new, state-of-the-art Junior School building to celebrate St Hilda’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the Old Girls’ Association.

The new $8 million building will breathe new life into the Junior School, offering a vibrant, modern learning center for 217 students in Year 4 to Year 6 before they progress into senior school.

As part of annual St Hilda’s Day celebrations, members of the Old Girls’ Association will be invited back to the school to meet students, alumni and faculty, and see how the facilities have transformed since their time there.

St Hilda’s School Head of Junior School, Amanda Shuttlewood, said she is excited to showcase the new Junior School building on what is a momentous occasion for the school and community.

“Our new Junior School building will offer an elevated, state-of-the-art learning center which students will be able to enjoy for decades to come,” said Mrs Shuttlewood.

“St Hilda’s is continually seeking ways to innovate with the evolving needs of our students. We recognised the need for classrooms that catered to our modern leaning environment and the previous buildings that this project replaced were at the end of their lifespan.

“Giving old and new girls a first-look of the new Junior School building on St Hilda’s Day, the same day that we’re celebrating a century of our Old Girls’ Association, is very fitting.”

The architecturally designed Junior School building, constructed by Gold Coast-based construction company Altran, will offer natural, light-filled spaces with glass walls, providing an optimal learning environment for students.

The building has been designed with environmental sustainability at the forefront, featuring solar panels, recycled materials for carpet and flooring, and pre-conditioning and heat exchange for optimal air-conditioning efficiency.

The new building is being unveiled in the lead up to St Hilda’s School annual Open Morning next Saturday, July 30, inviting prospective students, their families, and members of the community to experience the school.

“We welcome prospective families to tour our new Junior School building at our Open Morning next Saturday and discover why a St Hilda’s education is right for them,” said Mrs Shuttlewood.

The Junior School building has recently opened to students, with an official opening in the first half of 2023.

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