Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne QLD
Lourdes Hill College is an independent Catholic College for girls in Years 7 to 12, with a current population of over 1200 students.
Located in Hawthorne, directly across the Brisbane River from New Farm Park, the College is one of Brisbane’s most recognisable landmarks.
Founded in 1916 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Lourdes Hill is a secondary College with more than 100 years of history. The College is proud to honour its past, whilst proactively looking toward the future and building positive pathways for its students.
The College was founded to orchestrate joyful and ambitious learning for every girl, no matter what her interests or abilities are. All Lourdes Hill students are treated as great learners and are encouraged to strive for personal excellence through a range of opportunities and support.
The College’s academic track record speaks for itself, but success is not judged by academic results alone. The test of true success is whether each student has been given the opportunity to step forward to reach her full potential.
The Lourdes Hill approach to education draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality and the story of the Good Samaritan, emphasising the values that support holistic living. Students are encouraged to live out the practical Benedictine values of genuine community, compassion, effective listening and moral stability.The LHC curriculum is faith based, built on the College’s rich traditions, practical everyday spirituality and rules for living a good life. Students are encouraged to put their faith into practice by participating in homeless and disability outreach services, compassionate fundraising and connection and experience with ministries.
An extensive co-curricular program offers students the opportunity to indulge a passion, learn new skills, develop leadership abilities and provide service to the College and the community. Students can take part in any number of activities beyond the classroom across a range of areas including sport, drama, dance, music, public speaking and photography.
A Lourdes Hill girl knows the gift of her education, even while she is in the midst of it, and is always happy to have an opportunity to talk to prospective students and parents about what makes her school an academically challenging and joyful place to learn.
Fees: Visit http://www.lhc.qld.edu.au/Enrolments/Fees.html
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