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Lourdes Hill College (Hawthorne)

A Tradition of Educating Girls

Lourdes Hill College is situated on the Bulimba Reach of the Brisbane River and set in beautiful surroundings.

Over the past 83 years Lourdes Hill College has grown into an educational establishment well respected for the pursuit of achievement and excellence in the education of young women.

Academic Excellence

Lourdes Hill has a proud record of outstanding academic achievement and high levels of tertiary entrance by students. In addition the curriculum provides for traineeships and other opportunities in vocational education within a multiple pathways framework.

A broad range of subject offerings and teaching styles represents a commitment to assisting all students to realise their potential through the pursuit of academic excellence and personal fulfillment.

This Good Samaritan Education philosophy is manifested in a curriculum which caters for individual differences.

Lourdes Hill College has a middle management position specifically designed to mentor and support those students who demonstrate academic achievement at a very high level.

The school also has processes in place to respond to the curriculum and assessment of students at Lourdes Hill College with identified special learning needs.

Lourdes Hill College is committed to the pursuit of educational expertise in order to confront the challenge of educating young women in a constantly changing world.

The curriculum seeks to reflect both traditional and contemporary aspects and its design takes into account current educational trends and societal issues such as changing employment patterns, technological advances and adolescent development.

Pastoral Care

All staff at Lourdes Hill College places the welfare and wellbeing of our students as a main priority. Our aim is to provide a safe, caring and supportive environment that is responsible for the needs of our students academically, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and pastorally.

All members of our school community are valued, respected and encouraged to realise their full potential. It is through valuing the intrinsic worth of each person that the Lourdes Hill College Community continues to grow and to be enriched.


Lourdes Hill College has a proud tradition of involvement in the Creative Arts, particularly music. The Extra-Curricular Music Department is an important part of the College. It aims to provide opportunities for students to take part in music regardless of skills or experience, whilst providing challenges and varied opportunities for established musicians.

There are many performance opportunities for students at Lourdes Hill College; including school and outside concerts, assembly performances, music competitions/ festivals and music camps.

Each year there may be the opportunity for students to apply for an Instrumental Half Scholarship on particular instruments.


Facilities include the Good Samaritan Centre, a high quality indoor sports facility accommodating netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton and many recreational activities.

An outdoor tennis court encourages students to practice and provides an on campus facility for coaching. Lourdes Hill College is fortunate in its position along the Brisbane River with the development of water sports including Kayaking, Sailing and Rowing.

International Students

Lourdes Hill College welcomes students from other countries at all year levels, from Year 8 to matriculation in Year 12.

Not only do we have a lot to offer such students, Lourdes Hill College also believes they have much to gain as a multicultural establishment which advocates friendship, tolerance and understanding.

Lourdes Hill College (Hawthorne)

86 Hawthorne Road
Hawthorne, QLD 4171
Phone: 07 3399 8888
Fax: 07 3899 1007



Key Details:

  • Type: Catholic
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Girls
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes


Open Day
Please contact us to find out about our next Open Day. Or visit:
Tours & Open Day -- Enrolments -- Lourdes Hill College

You are welcome to telephone the school to find out more about what we can offer your daughter, or visit:
Enrolments -- Lourdes Hill College


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