Our school community consists of highly literate, urban families who value education and support the students enthusiastically. The school’s community is stable, resourceful, interested and single-minded in its desire for the students to achieve their best. The positive attitude to education is reflected in parental expectations, their high level of involvement, as well as in the high levels of achievement attained by our students from the Preparatory Year to Year 7. Parents are engaged with the day-today activities and fundraising of the school and support academic, musical and social events. Parent regularly assist with in-class activities, excursions, incursions, gardening/ working bees, tuckshop, uniform shop, camps and fundraising. We pride ourselves on having a community spirit.
The school has a fairly homogeneous student population, primarily Anglo in origin, with approximately 13% of students belonging to families in which languages other than English are spoken at home. Less than 1% of students are indigenous.
A significantly high number of students perform above state and national benchmarks in standardised tests and students for the most part are highly motivated both physically and intellectually. There is a high level of parental satisfaction about the education that exists at Hilder Road State School.