A t St. Hilda´s it is fundamental that our pupils know how to conduct themselves ethically, upholding the Christian principles and values laid down by the founders of the school almost a century ago.
Throughout the school year professionals are invited to talk to students of all ages about important issues relevant to growing up in the world today. We consider it is important to educate the pupils on topics such as alcohol, drugs, sexuality, and the responsible use of the internet. The programme for students is complemented by talks for parents which strengthens the bond between home and school and helps us to work together to ensure our pupils are model citizens.
- Learning Support
- Merits Awards
- Social Work
- Career Guidance
Students entering the school, whose English may not be as advanced as their new classmates, are given support language lessons so they rapidly reach the required new level and can be fully integrated.
Students with different learning abilities are monitored and given support by specialists who accompany them so that they can develop their full potential.
The school also employs educational psychologists who are available to all the children during their school life.
Merits awards are given to students for their achievements in different areas of learning and sports.
They are not necessarily given to the student who has the highest grades, but often to those who have excelled beyond their expected level.
Since 2011 St. Hilda’s College has implemented a Leadership, Values and Principles Program which consists of all extracurricular activities that complement the integral education our students receive in the classroom. With this in mind, Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School each implement annual programs and activities in accordance with the School Mission, “To ensure that each student achieves his or her maximum intellectual, physical and cultural potential, in an academic environment which develops character, work ethics, discipline and respect for Christian values, especially tolerance and concern for others, within a framework of a bilingual, international curriculum.”
One of the activities carried out on a yearly basis is the Social Work Program. It involves campaigns to help different organizations (mainly schools and daycares) according to their needs with the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary each deciding what institutions they will be assisting. In Primary and Secondary School it is students in their last year who actually lead the campaigns. Additionally, once a year, in the month of June, the whole School Community comes together to raise funds for “Caritas” in their National Fund Raising Campaign.
Through these programs, which are in accordance with Christian values mentioned in the School Mission Statement, students are encouraged to develop a social conscience and are given the opportunity to be generous towards others. We believe this contributes towards their character development and in assisting them to become better people.
We also require that pupils be aware of their social and community responsibilities giving their time and raising funds for those less fortunate than themselves.
The programme Guided towards a meaningful life for the students during their final years at school assists them in the process of discovering their own calling and career choice.
During some time the University Fair was held at St. Hilda´s, which was open to the general public, where the stands from the participant institutions offer a wide array of information to the students at the final years of Secondary School. Now we have decided to visit the Universities and get the students to see how is the real life within it. Besides, a lot of useful information is send to the student´s emails. Regular meetings are scheduled with the persons responsible for the admission departments of several universities, at which academic aspects related to the transition between the middle school and the university life are discussed.
We also have the program “Together with a profesional“. Its aim is to have the students visiting the different jobs and understanding how they work.
The options to study abroad are also taken into consideration.
St. Hilda´s College holds agreements for academic collaboration and institutional exchange with the following universities:
- UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO (UB)
- UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA ARGENTINA (UCA)
- UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL
- UNIVERSIDAD DEL CEMA (UCEMA)
- UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN ANDRÉS (UdeSA)
- UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR
- UNIVERSIDAD DI TELLA (UTDT)
- UNIVERSIDAD DE CIENCIAS EMPRESARIALES Y SOCIALES (UCES)
- UNIVERSIDAD DE FLORES
Prefects are elected from the students in their final year at St. Hilda’s College. They are chosen in consultation with students and teachers. Being a prefect requires leadership skills and must also be seen as positive role models and examples to other students.
Prefects are a bridge between students and teachers, taking on certain responsibilities which help in the day to day running of the school. Normally around 12 prefects are elected, some with responsibilities in specific areas of the school.
Congratulations to the following Year 12 students who were chosen as Prefects for 2017:
- Captain of the School: Isabella Dallasta
- Vice Captain of the School: Juan Manuel Mirazón
- Games Captains: Ignacio Fernandes and Delfina Friedrich
- Music Captain: Gregor Oblak
- House Captains: – St. John’s: Delfina Mirenna – St. Paul’s: Guillermo Miri Echavarría – St. Peter’s: Dolores Cainzos
- Prefects: – Eugenia Grondona – Celina Gutierrez Santurio – Agustín Carrillo – Natalia D’Agostino