St Hilda’s is a Christian school in the Anglican tradition.
Students have Chapel once a week with their Whanaungatanga group. We also have full school Chapels for special events such as Eucharist services, Ash Wednesday, and St Hilda's Day. Many students contribute to our Chapel Services and there is an active Chapel Committee.
Students have Religious Education classes at every year level from Year 7 to Year 12. However, we don’t expect all of our students and their families to be Anglican, or even Christian. We do expect that they embrace the values that our special character brings
This begins with the willingness to explore faith, and includes respecting the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and spiritual well-being of all people, as well as relating to each other, and the world, with compassion, service, grace and justice.
It is these values, above all, that guide everything we do in the school – from the classroom to the sports field.
St Hilda's in the community
See the following articles to find out what we have been doing to give back to our community.
We have a long affiliation with Anglican Family Care Dunedin, often organising fundraisers and collections within our Whanaungatanga groups. Click here to see a recent article about the fundraising intiative the girls put in place to purchase a Reborn Baby Doll.
In 2020 the students organised activity packs for children, with the aim of enriching the lives of these individuals in respite care. Use the following link for more infomation (The Sun, Page 18).
Anglican Family Care gave a group of St Hilda's girls $5 each, with a challenge to 'grow' this amount over the space of a term. See the following Otago Daily Times article to see how they increased the final amount to $4500!
School Hymn and Prayer