The Somerville House Foundation has established two different pathways for Support Groups and families to support co-curricular programs at the School.

Gifts to Somerville House via either the ASF or the Cultural Fund support the development of equipment, facilities, coaching and training for sporting and cultural programs at the School. 

Australian Sports Foundation (ASF)

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) provide P&F Support Groups with a platform they can leverage to raise funds for approved projects.

Tax deductible donations support travel and equipment and will make a difference to girls who actively participate in sports where specific projects have been approved.

By using the Australian Sports Foundation supporters can be confident their gifts will be used for their intended purpose.

To discuss your donation or direct your gift to a sport not listed, please contact Petrina Gilmore, Director of Philanthropy, P +61 7 3033 9289 or E: PGilmore@somerville.qld.edu.au.

Cultural Fund

In 2018 the Somerville House Foundation established the Cultural Fund as a deductible gift recipient fund, which is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO), to assist Support Groups with their fundraising activities. 

Gifts to the Cultural Fund tax deductible.

The nine activities that can utilise the Cultural Fund are listed on individual tiles below with P&F Support Group projects which have been approved by the Principal and the School’s Co-Curricular office outlined in greater detail in the ‘accordion’ which follows. 

Chess
Christian Fellowship
Co-curricular Drama
Debating
Duke of Edinburgh
Music
Opti-MINDS
Robotics

According to RoboCup Junior, Somerville House has the largest Robotics program at a girls’ school in Australia. 

In 2019, a Somerville House OnStage team qualified to enter the International Robocup 2020 (since postponed to 2021), the first for the school in twelve years.

Robot Builds - Funding for EV3 bricks

EV3 bricks form the essential basis of all Junior and Intermediate robot builds. In July 2020 Somerville House Robotics had 72 EV3 bricks that functioned. 

At least ten new bricks should be bought each year at a cost of $5,220 to maintain our current program.

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