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LHC Turf Hockey Team Wins Grand Final - 12 September 2017

On Friday 1 September, the LHC turf hockey team took on Norths in the JT3 Grand Final. The girls had been undefeated all season and were fired up and determined to complete their winning streak....

Scheduled Power Outage - 12 September 2017

Please be advised that a scheduled power outage will occur at the College on Friday 22 September (first week of September holidays) between 8:00am and 12:00 noon. This power outage will affect all...

Schools Gather at LHC to Tackle Domestic Violence - 29 August 2017

Over 100 students from 11 local schools gathered with LHC students In Polding Theatre on the afternoon before the Ekka holiday to share their concerns about domestic violence. Working in mixed...

Brisbane Parents Flock to LHC for Steve Biddulph Talks - 29 August 2017

Last week, over the course of two nights, more than 800 parents from all over Brisbane and beyond flocked to Polding Theatre to listen to parenting expert, author and psychologist, Steve Biddulph,...

Cyber-Hygiene with Tara Moss - 11 August 2017

On Monday 7 August, over 400 parents and students gathered in Polding Theatre to listen to Tara Moss as part of the LHC P&F Proactive Parenting Seminar series. Tara is an author, journalist,...

An Afternoon Tea with Shared Purpose - 11 August 2017

Last Friday, Lourdes Hill College welcomed Brisbane Broncos CEO, Paul White, Orange Sky Laundry General Manager - Operations, David Tubb and Year 8 LHC student Madie Bennett as special guest...

Star Netballers Continue to Shine - 11 August 2017

Last Friday, LHC had three teams enter the Vicki Wilson Cup at MDNA for a full day of competition, with 24 teams and 14 schools participating from the Met East region. This year is the first...

Santa Teresa Immersion - 31 July 2017

It was with much anticipation and excitement that the 11 members of the 2017 Santa Teresa Immersion embarked on their week-long journey on Sunday 16 July. Being of service to this remote...

Academic Awards - Semester 1, 2017 - 31 July 2017

On Friday 21 July, Lourdes Hill College paused to recognise the individual student achievements from Semester 1, 2017 at the biannual academic prize giving assembly. The academic leaders, led by...

Caitlin recognised in Young Archies - 31 July 2017

Year 9 student, Caitlin Kearney has received an honourable mention in the 2017 Young Archie Competition (13 to 15 year-old category).   Running in conjunction with the prestigious...

There's Something About Mary - 27 June 2017

Our second term of 2017 at Lourdes Hill College has drawn to a close with much to celebrate. On Monday evening, members of our community gathered in Polding Theatre for the Lourdes Hill...

Scholarship Applications Now Open for Year 10, 2018 - 27 June 2017

The College is currently accepting scholarship applications for Year 10, 2018.  The two scholarships, based on academic merit, will cover 50% of tuition fees for three...

Human Rights Week 2017 - 13 June 2017

Year 9 student, Sophie Nakamura recently delivered a powerful speech about Human Rights at Middle School Assembly for the Benenson Society, one of our Social Justice groups at Lourdes Hill...

Past and Present Lourdanians Honoured at Queensland Day Awards - 13 June 2017

Congratulations to two of our stellar Lourdanians, Jiaan Erini (Year 7) and Cody Silva (Year 10) who both received a Queensland Day Award at Parliament House on 6 June. Both girls were...

Taking the Next Step Towards Reconciliation - 13 June 2017

The 2017 National theme for Reconciliation was “Let’s take the next steps.” We are fortunate at Lourdes Hill College to be able to devote a whole week of the school calendar to...

Year 8 Rowers Break 12 Year Old Record - 30 May 2017

The Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) Indoor Rowing Championships is the first event on the rowing calendar each year for the LHC Rowing Club. The 2017 event was held on...

A Parable Comes Alive in The Philippines - 30 May 2017

It wasn't the road from Jerusalem to Jericho but in so many other ways our recent visit to Bacolod was an opportunity to truly experience the parable that underpins our ethos. Ms Anderson and...

Cabaret Showcase Success - 16 May 2017

The 2017 Cabaret Showcase, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, was a wonderful evening filled with music, drama and dance!    Congratulations to all performers...

NAPLAN 2017 - 16 May 2017

Congratulations to our Year 7 and Year 9 students on completing the 2017 National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test this week.   The LHC Middle School...

CaSSSA Sport - Trimester 1 Wrap-Up - 16 May 2017

Our CaSSSA Trimester 1 sports have now concluded. Congratulations to all the teams involved.   We had 10 junior touch football teams competing this season, with five playing off for a...

Lourdes Hill pays its respects to the Anzacs - 27 April 2017

Lourdes Hill College marked Anzac Day with a series of events. Last week, Middle School Assembly was dedicated to the Anzacs, with students moved by an inspiring presentation by Year 12...

Female leaders share wisdom with Year 11s - 27 April 2017

Last week, Year 11 students attended a Women in Leadership Forum in Polding Theatre, where they heard from a panel of three female leaders from the community.   The girls were...

Rebecca Sparrow encourages Middle School students to ‘find their tribe’ - 18 April 2017

Middle School students were recently treated to a very special visit from bestselling author, Rebecca Sparrow. Rebecca, who has written a number of popular books for teenage girls, spoke about...

Year 7s shine at Green Heart Future Brisbane Challenge - 18 April 2017

As part of the World Science Festival in Brisbane, a team of ten Year 7 girls participated in the Green Heart Schools Future Brisbane Challenge on Friday 24 March. The girls had to apply to attend...

Mirragin Moments: Close the Gap - 18 April 2017

Every year, the third Thursday in March is Close the Gap Day. This is a national day of awareness aiming to close the health and life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous...

Students make a difference in Nepal - 21 March 2017

Lourdes Hill College students are taking their ‘courage to be kind’ offshore, through an overseas volunteering program aimed at making a positive impact in other people’s...

A is for Adele, B is for Bieber, C is for CABARET - 21 March 2017

My days are filled with working alongside students with immense drive, passion and enthusiasm for the performing arts. I want to share their talent with you!   Just as Adele united...

Academic Mentoring in the Middle School - 21 March 2017

The Middle School Academic Mentoring Program is designed to equip our students with the tools they need to achieve their best possible academic outcomes. Our focus this term has been on...

We Can't Stop the Beat - 07 March 2017

Lourdes Hill College Co-Curricular Music is ready! All students are singing and playing with enthusiasm as they prepare to inspire and entertain the LHC community in 2017.   In Term...

Mirragin Moments: Year 7 Welcome - 07 March 2017

What a wonderful start to the school year it’s been for Mirragin, our LHC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Last week at our Mirragin meeting, we welcomed four new Year...

LHC celebrates a bright future for teaching and learning - 23 February 2017

Lourdes Hill College staff and invited guests gathered on Friday 10 February to celebrate the opening and blessing of CiTEL (the Centre for Innovation, Teaching Excellence and Leadership) and the...

Join Team LHC! - 22 February 2017

Lourdes Hill College is participating in the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run on Sunday 5 March and we want you to join the celebration! By signing up, together we can be part of...

Lizzy’s Star Shines in Speaking and Drama - 22 February 2017

Year 11 student Lizzy Aboud’s passion for drama began when she was a shy youngster, enrolling in speaking classes to build her confidence. Now she has topped the state in The Australian...

Caritas is spread around on Valentine’s Day - 22 February 2017

Caritas is the Latin word for love and there was plenty on display on Tuesday 14 February, when the Student Mission Team held a Roses and Chocolates stall in the Good Samaritan Centre to raise...

LHC has a new APP! - 02 February 2017

Lourdes Hill College is delighted to launch its new School App in 2017. All parents and students are strongly encouraged to download the app, which is available from iTunes or Google Play (just...

Dare to Care - 02 February 2017

Our theme for 2017, "Courage to Be Kind", is a challenge. Will we dare to care? We are confronted with a world that screams "Dog eat dog", "Look at moi" and "You...

LHC graduates awarded highly-coveted scholarships - 02 February 2017

2016 graduate and state league netball player, Ashleigh Keefe, has been awarded the Bond University ADCO Sports Excellence Scholarship.    Ashleigh, who achieved an OP1, has...

Christmas Reflection from Aunty Joan Hendriks - 08 December 2016

“For this Centenary year, we have taken as our theme, ‘Inspiring Stories’. We are inspired by the stories of our history, and the events of this year will no doubt inspire more...

QUT Future Leaders - 05 December 2016

Congratulations to Year 10 student, Amy Quinn, who has been accepted into QUT’s Future Leaders Program for 2017-2018. The QUT Future Leaders program offers high achieving students the...

Family Fun at P&F Centenary Picnic in the Park - 05 December 2016

Lourdes Hill College families enjoyed an afternoon of great fun on Wednesday 23 November, as they celebrated the end of an historic year for the College at the P&F Centenary Picnic at the...

Duke of Edinburgh Gold for Two LHC Students - 11 November 2016

Year 12 students, Amy McQuillan and Michaela Brady, have achieved the Duke of Edinburgh program’s highest level – the Gold Award. To obtain this prestigious level, both Amy and...

LHC and Coles Help Educate Children in Myanmar - 11 November 2016

A small school in Myanmar will have a permanent reminder of the partnership between Lourdes Hill and Coles Carindale when they receive $500 from a recent ice cream fundraising event, “Brain...

Queensland School Sprint Championships - 11 November 2016

The LHC Kayaking Club ended its season with the School Sprint Championships at Coomera Lake on Sunday 23 October. The girls came away with some great results – and plenty of medals –...

Middle School Makes Mission Matter - 04 November 2016

This term, Year 8 students, within their Religious Education classes, have been exploring the question,Why Does Mission Matter?  As part of a service-learning unit, the girls undertake a...

Together in Harmony - 28 October 2016

The Good Samaritan Centre was glowing purple on Thursday 20 October as 150 performers celebrated 100 years of music and dance at Lourdes Hill College.   The audience was taken on a...

Building Young Entrepreneurs at LHC! - 28 October 2016

Our Middle School students were ecstatic at Middle School assembly on Tuesday 11 October when Steve Baxter, one of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, provided our students with...

Student Leadership 2017 - 28 October 2016

The annual Student Leadership process marks, and is a reminder of, the significance of the rhythm and flow of school life. Each year begins and ends, and this flow and the marking of change from...

Mirragin Student Shortlisted for Aboriginal Model Search - 14 September 2016

Year 8 Mirragin student and Middle School STAR leader, Temanu O’Brien-Schmidt, has been selected as a grand finalist in Australia’s first ever Aboriginal Model Search. Temanu,...

Crosses for Christmas - 30 August 2016

Are you looking for something unusual to give as a Christmas gift this year? Why not consider purchasing a hand-painted ceramic cross, created by the artists at the Santa Teresa Aboriginal...

Two Social Justice Events Engage - 16 August 2016

The Mission Team has been very busy with two very successful events recently, engaging parents, friends, students and other school communities in important issues of social...

Eric Bailey Speaks 'From a Dad's Perspective' - 16 August 2016

On Monday 8 August, the second of the P&F Proactive Parenting Seminars for 2016 was held, with a focus on “a Dad’s perspective”.     Our special guest...

Senior Formal - 28 July 2016

Over the holiday break, our Year 12 students attended their Senior Formal at Brisbane City Hall. It was a spectacular evening at one of Brisbane’s most iconic and historical buildings. The...

Vale Sr Mary Roche - 28 July 2016

The farewells to Sr Mary Roche really did sum up the esteem and affection in which she was held. Along with the sadness that comes when someone special leaves your life, there was a deep gratitude...

Past Pupil Needs Your Vote - 22 July 2016

Lourdes Hill College past pupil, Georgia Richards, needs your vote for the Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future competition. Georgia, who graduated from LHC in 2011, has been...

Business is Booming at LHC - 28 June 2016

This semester, Year 10 Economics and Business students were excited to establish and operate their own global business venture at the annual LHC Global Trade Fair (Market Day). As part of their...

LHC Rowing Club Raffle Result - 06 June 2016

Congratulations to Allison Manuel, who was drawn as the winner of the Lourdes Hill College Rowing Club raffle on Monday 6 June 2016.   Allison and her husband Robert have won a...

Indoor Rowing Success - 02 June 2016

Lourdes Hill College rowers performed well across the board at the BSRA Indoor Rowing Championships last week, with some outstanding results to celebrate. Year 8 Individual Congratulations...

Celebrating Reconciliation - 02 June 2016

Last week was an incredibly busy one for STAR (Santa Teresa and Reconciliation) members and Mirragin students, as we celebrated Reconciliation Week as a school community. At Lourdes Hill College,...

LHC proudly marches on ANZAC Day - 10 May 2016

For the first time, Lourdes Hill College students proudly participated in the Oxford Street ANZAC Day March this year. It was wonderful to see our ‘purple contingent’ honouring the...

Women Share Inspiring Stories - 10 May 2016

On Wednesday 4 May, Lourdes Hill College played host to the fourth annual Women’s Forum, presented by Circles of Life. Nearly 500 women (and a few brave men) gathered in Polding Theatre to...

House Welcome Evenings - 24 March 2016

Over the last month we have enjoyed eight wonderful evenings bringing each family at LHC into their House family. The House passion, friendships and sense of fun was evident as the intensity...

Braids against bullying - 24 March 2016

The sixth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence was held on Friday 18 March 2016. This annual day is Australia's key anti-bullying event for schools, and encourages all students...

Celebrations 100 Years in the Making - 23 February 2016

Lourdes Day 2016 will live long in the memories of staff, students, parents and friends as we took the opportunity to celebrate our Centenary in style. The day began with a blessing of the...

Academic Awards Ceremony - 23 February 2016

On Tuesday 16 February, Lourdes Hill paused to recognise individual student achievements from Semester 2, 2015 at the biannual academic prize giving assembly. The academic leaders, led by our 2016...

Mirragin Moments - Indigenous Leadership Camp - 23 February 2016

Last weekend, Year 9 Mirragin student and Middle School leader, Mikayla-Haze Adams-Houston, had the unique opportunity of participating in the Indigenous All Stars Leadership Camp in her home...

The Light Shines with Excellence and Spirit - 25 November 2015

The lights at the back of the stage urged everyone to SHINE as evidence in front of them pointed to a year when the light did indeed shine on. The Celebration of Excellence and College Spirit held...

Aunty Joan receives WILPF Peacewomen Award - 25 November 2015

To celebrate 100 years of women standing up for peace and freedom, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Queensland held its Peacewomen Awards on 6 November...

Mission Matters in the Middle School - 25 November 2015

During Term Four the Year 8 students in the Relationships Theme, Religious Education, have been exploring the essential question Why does Mission matter?This service learning unit provided the...

2016 Student Council - 06 November 2015

I have much pleasure in presenting to you the 2016 Student Council:    College Captains: Cadence O’Reilly and Hannah Vokes   Service...

LHC Supports White Ribbon Day - 06 November 2015

On Friday 30 October, 400 girls from Lourdes Hill College Hawthorne joined together to pledge their support to ending violence against women. It was the annual White Ribbon Day at Lourdes Hill...

Middle School Arts Festival - 06 November 2015

The inaugural Middle School Arts Festival hosted international band, Tribal Voices, on Wednesday 4 November. Their performance took the Lourdes Hill students on a journey into the colour and...

Lourdes Immersion 2015 - 23 October 2015

On Saturday 12 September, six Year 11 girls, Ms Crowley and Ms Manders began the long 30 hours of travel to France. Arriving in Paris and being able to spend the day walking around and exploring...

Spirituality in Art Award Recipients - 23 October 2015

The Spirituality in Art Award is an annual acquisitive prize of $250 for the best religious or spiritual art work submitted in 2015. The artworks could be in any media and in any style. Through...

Vinnies School Sleepout 2015 - 23 October 2015

On the evening of Thursday 17 September, 31 Senior students and staff slept on the floor of Duhig Hall in solidarity with over 100,000 Australians that are homeless each night. Just under half of...

2015 Creative Spectacular - 09 October 2015

Lourdes Hill College is exceptionally proud of our Year 10 students, and the innovation, inspiration, compassion and leadership they display in the annual Creative Spectacular.   On...

State Honours Ensemble Program 2015 - 09 October 2015

Five Lourdes Hill College musicians were selected to be a part of the 2015 State Honours Ensemble Program at the Queensland Conservatorium. Grace Cornell, Krizia Jeffriess Rios, Sophie Johnson,...

Churchie Gender Summit - 09 October 2015

On the Wednesday 16 September, the Year 9 Middle School Leaders for both semesters were invited to attend a Gender Summit held at Churchie. While at first we had no clue what a ‘Gender...

Listen…Learn…Live - Ministry of Outreach Trip - 17 August 2015

During the recent June holidays, five Year 11 students, Brianna Mancinelli, Caitlin Walls, Lily Covic, Sarah Crew and Tasmin Stewart, accompanied by Mrs Lina King, travelled to Saint...

Cabaret 2015: Winter Solstice - 17 August 2015

The Extra-Curricular Music and Drama Department fought the winter chill on Friday 31 July with great food and even better entertainment at the biannual Cabaret, ‘Winter Solstice’. The...

Santa Teresa Immersion Reflections - 17 August 2015

Nine students and two staff members travelled to the Northern Territory recently, visiting Uluru and spending a week with the Santa Teresa Community. On assembly, they shared their reactions to...

Creativity students celebrate diversity by preparing & delivering meals to refugees. - 31 July 2015

On Thursday 28 May and 4 June, twelve Year 9 students accompanied Ms Tamara Richardson to the Mercy Community Services Romero Centre for Refugees at Dutton Park. Our Home Economics teacher,...

Kirra Womersley wins 2015 Pierre de Coubertin Award - 31 July 2015

Kirra Womersley, our 2015 Hospitality and Athletics Captain, is the recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Award for Lourdes Hill College.     Kirra was presented with her...

RACI Titration Competition - 31 July 2015

On Saturday 23 May, 12 of our Year 12 students competed in the annual RACI Titration Competition at the University of Queensland.  The competition involved the students using an analytical...

GoMA Exhibitions a source of inspiration for LHC Visual Arts students - 29 June 2015

The Year 10, 11 and 12 Visual Arts classes recently visited GoMA during their double lessons and viewed a range of exciting exhibitions: Michael Parekowhai -The Promised Land, David Lynch –...

Good Samaritan Housing is launched - 29 June 2015

Last Friday, a number of LHC members attended the launch of Good Samaritan Housing. This ministry of the Sisters aims to make a difference by providing low cost rental accommodation to vulnerable...

Outreach First Timers - 24 June 2015

Earlier this term, four Year 10 students, Olivia Arnold, Sophie McCluskey, Emma Andrew and Georgia Kahlert (pictured), had their first taste of Outreach visiting Ozcare, a homeless shelter for men...

Creativity students celebrate diversity - 16 June 2015

On Thursday 28 May and Thursday 4 June, 12 Year 9 students, accompanied by Ms Tamara Richardson, visited the Mercy Community Services Romero Centre for Refugees at Dutton Park. Our teacher,...

Vote for Georgia to win $25K sport grant - 16 June 2015

Year 11 student and champion diver, Georgia Sheehan has been selected as one of four finalists Australia-wide (and the only female finalist!) for the Colonial First State Bank Sport Boost...

Mirragin launched at Reconciliation Assembly - 28 May 2015

For some time, staff and students of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unit at Lourdes Hill College have talked about creating an appropriatename for the unit,as well as a symbol that...

LHC unites to save Champ - 28 May 2015

Lourdes Hill College’s inaugural PAW (Promoting Animal Welfare) Week (11-15 May) proved highly successful, with animal-lovers from across the College raising over $1,100 to help save the...

America or bust for three Year 7 students - 28 May 2015

Three LHC Year 7 students, Ellie Barbagallo, Ella Haddrill and Sophie Nakamura, will be taking their problem-solving skills to the world stage next month, as they compete in the Future Problem...

Lourdes Hill Reality Check! - 20 May 2015

Every month, a few Lourdes Hill students and staff get a reality check. They meet at Rosies Headquarters, Woolloongabba where they team up with Rosies volunteers. After a briefing including safety...

Annika selected for UN Youth Conference - 20 May 2015

Year 12 student, Annika Cameron, has been selected to attend United Nations Youth Australia’s National Conference. The Queensland delegation, comprised of just ten students, will travel to...

Sailing season ends on high note - 20 May 2015

Earlier this month, many LHC sailing families headed to Lake Cootharaba for the last regatta of the season.  Sailors and spectators were all rewarded with beautiful weather during the...

Lourdes Hill raises over $26K for Project Compassion - 30 April 2015

The entire Lourdes Hill community demonstrated its Good Samaritan values during Term 1, raising an impressive $26,713.65 for the annual Caritas campaign, Project Compassion. The...

Middle School students moved by ANZAC spirit - 30 April 2015

As part of our Middle School Curriculum, our Year 7-9 students have experienced a memorable week, where they were able to participate in, reflect and commemorate the 100 years of ANZAC...

Georgina wins international mooting contest - 30 April 2015

Congratulations to LHC past pupil and 2010 College Captain, Georgina Morgan, who was part of the winning team at the 6th Annual International Air Law Moot in Beijing. The moot, hosted by...

Brittany receives QUT’s premier scholarship - 02 April 2015

Lourdes Hill College graduate, Brittany Darbyshire, has been awarded the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for 2015. The $10,000 academic scholarship is awarded each year to a small...

The LHC community glitters under the stars - 02 April 2015

The LHC adult community gathered on the evening of Saturday 28 March for a wonderful celebration of conviviality. Our third annual Evening under the Stars event was the biggest and brightest...

Help Vanuatu through Project Compassion - 24 March 2015

Lourdes Hill College has a proud record of supporting the work of Caritas Australia through donations to Project Compassion, having raised $60,000 over the last three years. With news reports...

A nurturing trip to Ngatana Lui - 24 March 2015

This month, Lourdes Hill’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, accompanied by Mrs McGleenon, Mrs Larkin and Aunty Joan, travelled to the Ngatana Lui Cultural Centre, Inala for a...

LHC takes on Iona in netball match - 24 March 2015

Friday 14 March saw some fierce competition and quality spirit in the Good Samaritan Centre, with the inaugural netball match between Iona and Lourdes Hill.  During the match, 24 LHC...

New ‘Bennies’ group to allow parents active participation - 11 March 2015

You’ve heard of the great work that Vinnies does in our community and know what an impact its outreach can have on vulnerable people. At Lourdes Hill College, our parents are about to embark...

SPARC Leads ‘Clean Up Lourdes Day’ - 11 March 2015

The Lourdes Hill College environmental group, SPARC (Students Protecting and Restoring Creation), held their annual ‘Clean Up Lourdes Day’ during lunch on Friday 27 February. The event...

Year 8 students ride 800km in Thailand for charity - 23 February 2015

During the holidays, two Year 8 students, Lili Leaney and Ruby Pearson, completed an 800 kilometre bike ride in Thailand, raising money for orphanages run by ‘Hands Across the Water’....

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Past Pupils add colour to the Chapel - 23 February 2015

The Lourdes Hill College Past Pupils Association presented a cheque for $10,000 to the College for the stained glass windows project in the Chapel of our Lady of Lourdes at their annual Lourdes...

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House Project explores My Digital World - 23 February 2015

In today’s rapidly evolving digital environment, students find themselves becoming digital citizens the moment they begin using digital technologies, such as signing up for an email address,...

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Statement from the Principal regarding public transport congestion - 18 February 2015

Hawthorne’s public transport issues will be short-lived, says Principal Lourdes Hill College Principal Robyn Anderson has said that her school was working with Brisbane Transport to...

LHC welcomes new Year 7s and 8s - 06 February 2015

Term 1 2015 got off of a momentous start at Lourdes Hill College, with over 400 new students joining the College community. The introduction of two new cohorts this year – Year 8, as...

Tuckshop news - 06 February 2015

It was an exciting start to the term for Lourdes Hill’s new, cashless Tuckshop. The College has launched a brand new menu with plenty of delicious and healthy food. The Brain Boost Bar...

Lourdes Hill celebrates outstanding OP results - 15 January 2015

Queensland’s OP results were released on Saturday 20 December and Lourdes Hill College students have achieved some outstanding results. Eight of the College’s 2014 graduates...

Annika leads community in uniform drive - 03 December 2014

Annika Cameron (Year 11) has recently led a College-wide social justice campaign, collecting second hand uniforms to donate to a school in Tanzania. She wrote about why this project was so...

LHC sails away with a win! - 03 December 2014

The Royal Queensland Yachting Squadron Schools Pacer Series concluded on 16 November at Manly, with Lourdes Hill College continuing their domination to the very end. The final results were...

LHC students excel at G20-inspired challenge - 17 November 2014

On 8-9 November, thirty LHC Year 10 Business Education students were invited to participate in the G20-inspired Chrysalis Global Youth Challenge.  International Education Services (IES),...

Confucius Classroom opens at LHC - 17 November 2014

Lourdes Hill College has received its own slice of China, following the official opening of its Confucius Classroom on Friday 7 November. The themed classroom, built to promote an increased...

LHC campaigns to stop violence against women - 17 November 2014

On Friday 31October, Lourdes Hill's Amnesty Human Rights service group held a campaign to raise awareness to stop violence against women. At 8am all students were invited to meet outside...

Prep student wins iPad Mini at LHC Open Day - 10 November 2014

Competition was fierce at this year’s Open Day, with a large number of primary school-aged visitors participating in the LHC Passport Challenge. Children were invited to collect stamps...

Jessica tops the state in writing competition - 10 November 2014

Year 8 student, Jessica Pickett, has received a High Distinction certificate and medal for achieving the top score for Year 8 in Queensland in the International Competitions and Assessments for...

Remembering those “gone to God” - 10 November 2014

Lourdes Hill’s Past Pupils gathered in the new Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday 1 November at the annual Past Pupils’Memorial Mass to remember those who have recently passed...

LHC Reconciliation Action Plan: Educating to make a difference - 21 October 2014

On Friday 10 October, Senior National Schools Officer, Susanne Bowles, of Reconciliation Australia, was welcomed to Lourdes Hill by Belinda McGleenon and Sonja Carmichael of the Faculty of...

Lourdes stars shine at Women in Sport Breakfast - 21 October 2014

Five Lourdes Hill sporting stars and five HPE teachers attended the Women in Sport Breakfast at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Wednesday 15 October.  The intent of this event was to...

Students sleep-out for the homeless - 10 October 2014

On the evening of Thursday 18 September, around 50 Senior LHC students slept on the floor of the Duhig Hall veranda in solidarity with over 100,000 Australians that are homeless each...

Jess awarded Navy Cadet Medal - 10 October 2014

Congratulations to Jessica Heaney who was recently awarded a Navy Cadet Medal at the Navy Cadets’ 60th Anniversary Mess Dinner at Chermside RSL Club. Jessica, who is originally from the...

Billboard campaign takes off - 15 September 2014

  Flashes of purple will be on display throughout Brisbane over the coming weeks, as Lourdes Hill College promotes its upcoming Open Day with a vibrant billboard...

Hockey grand final victory - 15 September 2014

On Saturday 30 August, a group of very excited and nervous girls took to the hockey field for their JG3 division grand final, in a rematch of the semi-final against Easts.  The match was...

The Dawn of a New Era for Lourdes Hill - 15 September 2014

Lourdes Hill College was in celebration mode on Friday 12 September, with the official blessing and opening of its new facilities, including the state-of-the-art Bernadette Centre, chapel and...

Lasting connections with Japan - 02 September 2014

Lourdes Hill College was recently delighted to welcome back its first ever Japanese exchange student, Mutsumi “Mimi” Tashiro (nee Nakao) for a visit. It was 36 years ago when Mimi,...

Resourceful women to tell their stories - 18 August 2014

The Good Samaritan Centre will resonate with the stories of resourceful women at the Circles of Life Women's Forum from 7:00pm on Wednesday 27 August and students from LHC are looking forward...

Sr Mary Roche honoured during Catholic Education Week - 06 August 2014

As part of a special Catholic Education Week (CEW) Assembly on Thursday 31 July, the College recognised one of its very own Good Samaritan Sisters, Sr Mary Roche who was recently nominated for a...

Bringing love to the world - 06 August 2014

Listen…Learn…Live was the motto on the recent Ministry Outreach Trip to Sydney. Three Year 11 students, Georgia Beggs, Annika Cameron and Emily Caputo, accompanied by Mrs...

Snow, sun and skiing fun in New Zealand! - 06 August 2014

A group of 40 students and four accompanying teachers headed to the snowfields of Queenstown, New Zealand to ski/ snowboard the slopes of Coronet Peak and Cardrona in the second week of the recent...

Kayaking season begins with boat blessing - 01 July 2014

The kayaking season was launched with a special ceremony to bless the boats at the Stella Centre on Saturday 21 June. College Principal, Ms Robyn Anderson, and Deputy Principal Mission, Mr John...

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A flowing river of peace closes Term 2 - 01 July 2014

The Feast of St Benedict was celebrated with a very engaging Mass under a flowing “river of peace” on the final day of Term 2.   The Good Samaritan Centre was decked out...

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Beck takes out the talent contest - 25 June 2014

Students were farewelled for their winter break in colourful style with the final event for the semester being the annual House Talent Contest. Under the direction of the Seniors, each House...

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Students PAWs to consider animal welfare - 20 June 2014

Animal lovers from across the College have united to establish a new service group known as PAW (Promoting Animal Welfare). The group was formed after a substantial number of students...

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New era in business and technology studies - 20 June 2014

Lourdes Hill College is forging a path to a new era in business and technology studies, with the launch of a digital education program developed by Professional International Education Services...

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LHC students recognised as Queensland Day Award winners - 20 June 2014

There was a definite purple tinge to the maroon on display at the recent celebrations for Queensland Day, hosted by local MP, Mr Aaron Dillaway. Following a fabulous performance from the LHC...

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Cross country season ends on a high - 13 June 2014

Congratulations to the LHC Cross Country team who placed second overall at the CaSSSA Cross Country event on Thursday 29 May at Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve. The girls performed...

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Annika addresses global issues at Summit - 13 June 2014

Year 11 student, Annika Cameron, recently represented Lourdes Hill College in the UN Global Development Summit, organised by UN Youth Australia at QUT Gardens Point. United Nations...

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Walking the Talk at LHC - 13 June 2014

Lourdes Hill College celebrated this year’s National Reconciliation Week with a host of activities. In keeping with the 2014 national theme of “Let’s Walk the Talk” we...

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Tennis girls show their strength - 02 June 2014

2014 LHC Tennis Championships The annual LHC Tennis Championships were held on Friday 23 May at the Morningside Tennis Centre. Thirty-five students battled it out for the title of 2014 Singles...

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Writing workshop opportunity for students - 02 June 2014

On Monday and Tuesday last week some Year 8, 9, 10, and 11 High Achieving students took up the offer to attend a writing workshop with the acclaimed, published author,...

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Faith in action - 02 June 2014

Recently, a group of LHC senior school students attended the Brisbane City Council’s Homeless Connect event at the RNA Showgrounds. These committed members of the College’s...

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Aunty Joan represents Australia at international conference - 16 May 2014

Lourdes Hill’s very own Aunty Joan Hendriks was recently invited to participate as a panellist at the Chico Vive conference in Washington DC, from 4 to 6 April. The conference, hosted...

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A Powerhouse of proud leaders - 16 May 2014

School Leaders from across the Brisbane Archdiocese gathered at Brisbane’s Powerhouse on Monday 12 May for a day of spiritual formation. While many travelled for up to three hours by bus,...

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UQ lecturer brings musical flair to LHC - 16 May 2014

University of Queensland composition lecturer, Dr Robert Davidson recently visited the College to share his knowledge and love of music composition with Year 12 music students. The girls...

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Helping local families in need - 09 May 2014

Lourdes Hill College’s commitment to social justice continued with great enthusiasm when a number of fundraising activities were held for Vinnies Week from 28 April to 2 May. This worthy...

Sabrina recognised for state-wide award - 09 May 2014

Lourdes Hill College graduate Sabrina Schreiber was recently announced as a Highly Commended recipient in the 2014 TJ Ryan Memorial Medals and Scholarships. Sabrina, who was the 2013 College...

Parents enjoy another Evening Under the Stars - 09 May 2014

The Lourdes Hill College P&F Annual Parent Function “An Evening under The Stars” was held last Saturday evening on the picturesque college boardwalk. Whilst it was a cool evening,...

LHC joins Team Gabby for L’Arche Week - 02 May 2014

From 5-9 May, the College will celebrate L'Arche Week with a series of fundraising activities. The organisation L'Arche  is dedicated to supporting people with disabilities and on...

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Celebrity Chef visits LHC - 02 May 2014

Celebrity Chef Dominique Rizzo, well known for her role in Channel 10’s   Ready Steady Cook, and more recently as host of Channel 10 programs ‘Yes Chef’ and It's a...

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College hosts Ministerial visit - 02 May 2014

The College was delighted to welcome the Honourable Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, along with local State Member Aaron Dillaway MP on Tuesday 29...

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From Classroom to Commonwealth Games for Georgia - 16 April 2014

Lourdes Hill Year 10 student, Georgia Sheehan, has been selected in the Australian diving team that will compete in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Georgia joins the ranks of diving...

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Girls step out of comfort zone for camp - 11 April 2014

Six Year 11 students were recently put through their paces at the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) leadership camp at Edmund Park, Laidley. The camp, held from 28-30 March, brought...

Term 1 ends with moving liturgy - 11 April 2014

Staff and students gathered in the Good Samaritan Centre for a liturgy to conclude the term and to focus on the upcoming central Christian Feast, Easter. From the GSC, participants processed...

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New sports centre completed - 11 April 2014

Before the Easter break, the College community was delighted to receive the official handover of its newly constructed Stella Sports Centre. The handover took place just in time for the centre...

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Run, Lourdes Hill, run - 04 April 2014

Morningside was a sea of colour this Monday 31 March, as the Lourdes Hill girls took to the streets from Balmoral Park for the annual inter-house cross country carnival. Plenty of house spirit...

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Exams reap sweet rewards - 04 April 2014

As Term 1 draws to a close, students from across the College have let out a collective sigh of relief after completing their first exam block for 2014. No exam was sweeter than the Year 12...

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Student Mission Team Hard at Work - 04 April 2014

The Student Mission Team has continued to lead the way in raising funds for Caritas by cooking up and selling a huge pile of pikelets for breakfast at the Big Tree on the final Wednesday in Term...

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LHC partners with Sugo Mi for Social Justice - 28 March 2014

Lourdes Hill College is delighted to partner with Oxford Street Restaurant, Sugo Mi, to raise funds for the College’s social justice programs. Restaurant owner and College parent Tanya...

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Lourdes Hill takes a stand against bullying - 28 March 2014

In solidarity with students from all over Australia, on Friday 21 March, the Lourdes Hill community took a pledge to stand together against bullying.  The National Day of Action Against...

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Footy girls hit the Gabba - 28 March 2014

Tens of thousands of football fans will watch our LHC AFL girls take to the Gabba this Sunday for the 2013 premiers’ march, at half time as the Brisbane Lions take on the Geelong...

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Year 12s Step Forward to University - 21 March 2014

Year 12s step forward to university Lourdes Hill College, together with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers high-achieving Year 12 business students the opportunity to extend...

Catch them if you can - 21 March 2014

Catch them if you can Congratulations to three of our speediest students who have just returned from competing in the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney from 12-16...

Mission Possible - 21 March 2014

Conference for mission leaders Mr John Clarke and Ms Deb Langford recently represented Lourdes Hill at the Good Samaritan Education (GSE) conference for leaders of mission at Mt St...

Project Compassion launched - 14 March 2014

LHC set to raise the bar for Project Compassion On Tuesday 4 March the College’s newly appointed Middle School Leaders were accompanied by Middle School Deputy Principal Mrs Deb Langford...

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Women inspiring women - 14 March 2014

Celebrating generations of inspiring women More than 300 women and girls (and a few men) attended the College’s annual International Women’s Day breakfast on Friday 7...

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Ash Wednesday assembly renews our passion for peace - 05 March 2014

A special Ash Wednesday assembly took place this week in the Good Samaritan Centre, where the school joined in prayer, song and reflection to mark the beginning of Lent. This time is set aside...

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