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Our Sport and Cocurricular program at Hillcrest is important to the holistic education of students and is integrated throughout the Prep - Year 12 timetable. This program is consistent with the educational aims of the College, and provides experiences at all levels and abilities, in a fun, supportive and Christ-centered environment.
Junior Learning Community Sport
In the JLC, we foster a passion for physical activity with an engaging house-based culture, and broad exposure to a variety of sports. These include netball, basketball, tennis, soccer and athletics, and are led by experienced coaches both during and after school. As students progress through the upper years of the JLC, students can join the competitive interschool sport competition and participate in basketball, netball, soccer, rugby league, hockey, oztag, touch football and AFL.
Our curriculum sports programs include Sports Development for Years 3 - 4 students, interschool sports for Years 5 - 6, and participation in multiple gala days across our target sports which include basketball, netball, AFL, and futsal, and team participation with our Hillcrest basketball and netball clubs.
Senior Learning Community Sport
Students in our SLC are encouraged to contribute to the positive sporting culture that exists at Hillcrest and can participate in a range of teams, interschool sport competitions, excellence programs and extracurricular activities. Students displaying excellence in pursuits such as swimming, cross country and athletics can join our specialised training programs and may also trial to represent the College at either State and National levels through the Hinterland District Sports Association.
Students may also participate in our Basketball Excellence Program, where Hillcrest’s teams are regarded as amongst the best in Queensland and Australia. Other opportunities for team-based excellence exist within our futsal and netball programs, where Hillcrest competes at a State Championship level each year.
We encourage our junior students to participate in our extracurricular Sparks, Flames and Explosions programs, which provide a breadth of options and are offered before and after school, to offer a cost-effective way for children to develop extracurricular and sports skills, in a fun, safe and supportive environment.
Our Chess, Debating, Public Speaking, Mooting and Art Club programs complement the academic progress of students, while also engaging with the broader community through formal competitions. The Duke of Edinburgh program delivers an opportunity for eligible senior students to engage in Bridge, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, which expose students to adventurous journeys that challenge them personally, physically and socially.
We have a range of sporting facilities to ensure our students have access to the best possible training equipment and facilities, including:
- Two indoor sports complexes, including high-performance basketball court
- Three outdoor multi-use sports courts
- Grassed sports oval with athletics facilities
Our Sporting and Extracurricular programs are designed to be fun and engaging, to ensure our students develop a personal love of sport and exercise, and to equip them with the skills and desire to lead an active and healthy childhood, which transcends throughout their lives.