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St Hilda’s School

The 14-hectare St Hilda’s School campus features buildings old and new, their origins intermingled within a long history dating back to 1912 and the early days of Southport.

St Hilda’s opened with 23 boarders and just two years later, there were 60 enrolled. Today, the school has around 1,200 students.

Nestled amongst melaleuca trees and a grassy bank, the Junior STEAM Building takes on a minimalist approach, through the use of raw fibre cement panels, steel and glass, inspired from the rawness of the bark of the melaleucas.

The Horton Building continues to prosper some 26 years post its last major extension and renovation.

It was refurbished and extended in 1991, resulting in the rebirth of an outdated building that had lost its place on campus.

The Horton Building won a Regional Commendation at the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards and was shortlisted for the Qld State Architectural Awards.

52 High St, Southport QLD 4215

9AM - 12PM



40 minute guided tour for up to 20 people at 9am, 10am and 11am. Smart casual dress; closed in shoes.

Building type



Original architect unknown.
The Jennifer Reeves Building – Burling Brown Architects
2017 STEAM Building - Burling Brown Architects
Turbayne Tennis Centre -  Willemsen Architecture
Centenary Wall -  Willemsen Architecture


Founded 1912. Expansion 1917

Latest buildings: The Jennifer Reeves Building – 2015; STEM Building - 2017