One of the first things people notice about HVGS is the overwhelming sense that students are really at ease with their school and each other.  

We invest considerably in wellbeing which means there is a strong focus, and more specialists on-hand to nurture students’ overall sense of self and happiness.  

Our supportive and integrated pastoral care model offers stability and consistency for each child, from the very early years. 

Students enjoy their learning because we are a happy school.



Two students laughing


Respect & Responsibility 

We believe in the intrinsic worth of every child and embrace a culture that treats all community members with care and compassion, dignity and respect.   We live and breathe our core values and they are evident in every interaction and in every action at all levels of our community. 


House spirit

Our four Houses – Barrington, Gloucester, Watagan and Liverpool – create a kaleidoscope of colour that bonds friendships, creates camaraderie, promotes healthy competition and supports connectedness.

The House system is interwoven into the HVGS student experience.  All students K – 12 are allocated a House for life. Students take pride in their House affiliation and through House activities friendships are forged and social bonds are strengthened. It’s this sense of belonging that will support them through their entire schooling experience.

Second generation students are allocated to the same House as their parents, keeping family traditions alive and well.

Students chanting

Wellbeing Snapshot



A Positive Culture 

Together we took a pledge to stand together against violence and bullying.  Our positive school climate and our values-rich culture reduces the risk of bullying at the School. In the instances where a concern is raised, it is dealt with deft and appropriate action.  

HVGS is an eSmart School. The eSmart Schools Framework aims to develop healthy, happy and safe school comunities through a deliberate focus on cybersafety, anti-bullying practices and respectful relationships.  

“I was a bit of a ratbag at school. But nobody ever gave up on me. Someone always had my back.”

Clare –  alumna (paramedic & defence force officer)