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Kate van Bruggen Recognised in State Awards

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February

On Saturday 18 February 2017, top performing students in Queensland in 2016 were recognised by the Education Minister in a special ceremony at the State Library. 2016 is the third year that the Queens...
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Kindy Update

Junior Learning Community Thursday 23 February

The first few weeks of Kindy for 2017 have been very exciting with all our Kindy children settling in so well into their new learning environments. 2017 has also seen the implementation of new program...
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Chess Update

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February

Last week was a fantastic experience for some of our SLC Chess students who took part in a Gold Coast competition hosted by Gardiner Chess. Students competed in seven matches throughout the day, with ...
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From the Principal

Principal's Office Thursday 23 February

​Throughout the first half of this year, I have been reading through Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus with specific interest in the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land. Moses as the...
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Update from The Hub

Community News Thursday 23 February

My name is Leanne Nunnink and I am very excited to be able to serve our community as the new Hub Manager. The Hub team (pictured) is made up of Mandy, Jennet, Cathy and I, and we are very exciting ...
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Welcome to our 22 New Teachers

Teaching & Learning Thursday 23 February

This year Hillcrest Christian College welcomed 22 new teachers to our community as we continue to grow from strength to strength. With 6 teachers in JLC and 15 in SLC, is has been exciting to see the ...
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Hillcrest – Building a School in Myanmar!!

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February

​ Next week Chris McConnell, Chairman of the Board of Effective Aid International, will be attending our SLC Gathering to share about the exciting way that Hillcrest Christian College is helping the c...
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Thailand Myanmar Mission Trip

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February

Year 11 and 12 students are invited to apply to be part of the annual Thailand Myanmar Mission Trip. This is a 2 week trip in the September holidays that takes our team to orphanages, refugee camps an...
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Hillcrest Host Korean Teachers

International Student Department Thursday 23 February

At the start of February, Hillcrest Christian College partnered with Bond University to host 6 teachers from the Republic of Korea as part of a cross-cultural professional development initiative. The ...
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Homestay Families – Have a Go!!

International Student Department Thursday 23 February

This year, Hillcrest Christian College is host to 56 long-term international students who come from 6 different countries including: China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and Denmark. Hillcrest will also host...
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Year 10 Legal Eaglets Enjoy Visit to Queensland's Parliament House

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 22 February

On Friday, 17 February, Hillcrest’s Year 10 Legal Studies class embarked on a journey of discovery through the hallowed chambers and halls of Queensland’s home of democracy, Parliament House in Brisba...
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District Swimming Carnival

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 20 February

The Hinterland Green District Swimming Carnival was held on Monday 20 January at TSS. Hillcrest was represented by 30 students in Years 4-12, with many students being unavailable for the carnival due ...
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​The Changing Face of Learning

Innovative Learning Monday 13 February

This term our Year 6, LUMOS and FLARE students moved into their new facilities, in what used to be the middle floor of the MPH carpark. The space, known as ‘The Precinct’, has been extensively redesig...
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Visual Art Excursion - GOMA

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February

​Visual Art students in years 8 to 12 experienced an exhibition of the senses last Tuesday and Wednesday, visiting 'Sugar Spin' at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Students viewed and interacted ...
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Year 11 Legal Studies Excursion to Brisbane Law Courts

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February

​This term, Hillcrest’s Year 11 Legal Studies class is investigating the thought-provoking question of whether or not juries should continue to decide whether people charged with serious crimes are gu...
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Hillcrest Alumni, Kate van Bruggen, shines in Bond University Mooting Competition

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February

​Congratulations to Hillcrest’s 2016 Dux and Bond University Vice Chancellor Full Scholarship Winner, Kate van Bruggen, who has stunned the students and staff of Bond University’s Law Faculty, as well...
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Hillcrest Original Graduates Bond Law

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February

Hillcrest Prep original, Jaimee-Lee Jessop, graduated from Bond University with a Law degree on Saturday, 11 February, having been a Hillcrest Primary Captain and then graduating in 2013 as a Prefect,...
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Years 10-12 Careers Expo

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 February

On Wednesday 8 February Hillcrest Christian College hosted their annual Information and Pathways Expo 2017 for Years 10 to 12 students and parents. ...
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Year 11 Camp - Noosa North Shore

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 February

After a three-hour bus drive students from year 11 reached the retreat at North Shore Noosa. On arrival, we were shown to our allocated cabins and then everyone headed over to the camp kitchen for a f...
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Year 7 Camp - Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 February

Firstly, we would like to thank all the teachers who put in time and effort to ensure that we had a memorable experience at Tyalgum Ridge Retreat, especially our year level coordinator, Mrs Mouton. Al...
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Homestay Families Needed - Short & Long Stay

International Student Department Wednesday 08 February

Welcome an International Student into your home and have a true cultural experience. Opportunities exist for both Short Term and Long Term Homestay families. ...
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JLC Swimming Carnival

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 08 February

The first major sporting event for 2017 was the Junior Learning Community Interhouse Swimming Carnival. This was held in Week 2 and saw a major change from previous years with the introduction of Year...
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Year 8 Camp Report 2017

Senior Learning Community Tuesday 07 February

On Wednesday 1 February, Year 8s (with nine teachers in tow) bused their way to the QCCC site at Brookfield where they were based for the next three days....
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​Hillcrest’s Year 12 Students Assist with Year 8 Camp Brisbane City ‘Bridge 2 Bridge Challenge’

Senior Learning Community Friday 03 February

It was wonderful to accompany nine Hillcrest Year 12 students, Austin Carlton, Jacky Choy, Genevieve Cochran, Brylee Davis, Shanae Kollen, Anabelle McConnell, Charlotte Russell, Jemima Smith and Jerem...
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​Hillcrest’s Year 12 ‘Legal Eagles’ Off to a Flying Start to 2017

Senior Learning Community Thursday 02 February

The reputation of Legal Studies as a subject for the real world was enhanced on Monday, 30 January, when Hillcrest’s 22 Year 12 Legal students winged their way to Brisbane City on an express train to ...
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OP Success Year 12 Cohort 2016

Principal's Office Monday 19 December

Congratulations to the 2016 Year 12 cohort on their excellent OP results this year. Of the eligible students, 25% received an OP 1-5, 59% OP 1-10 and 82% an OP 1-15. You are to be commended on the way...
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Legal Eagles Soar to Great Heights

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 02 November

​Hillcrest’s Senior Legal Studies classes have enjoyed an exciting finish to the year with the Year 11s recently visiting the University of Queensland Law Faculty for thought-provoking interactive hu...
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Prep to Year 3 Sports Day

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 18 October

​After initially being delayed in Term 3 due to wet weather, the Prep-Year 3 Sports Day took place in the second week of Term 4. ...
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Samsung Primary Schools Netball Cup (State Championships) 2016

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 17 October

More than 100 Queensland primary schools will battle it out for the chance to be crowned state champion at the Samsung Primary Schools Cup at Ipswich Netball Association this weekend....
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Queensland State Chess Finals

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 17 October

​The Queensland State Chess Finals closed with an exciting finish this weekend! Gardiner Chess said it was the closest competition they have had in years....
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Gold, Silver and Bronze for Duke of Edinburgh Expeditioners

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 17 October

It was a big weekend for our Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students. ...
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2016 State Champions!

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 05 October

From the 15th – 18th of September Hillcrest Christian College’s Open Boys and Girls Basketball teams participated in the Champion Basketball School of Queensland (CBSQ) tournament. This tournament is ...
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​Year 5 Leadership: Prep Mini Olympics

Junior Learning Community Thursday 15 September

Students in Year 5 have been exploring the ideas behind the Modern Olympic Movement this term in Health, looking at Piere Fredy’s belief that the Olympics could bring about world peace....
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Year 5 Odd-Job-a-Thon

Junior Learning Community Thursday 15 September

​Year 5 has been involved in fundraising for their sponsor children this term through doing an odd-job-a-thon. They were given the challenge of over an 8 week period giving up some of their time in as...
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Chess-ed for Success

Junior Learning Community Friday 02 September

​The JLC had 36 students participate in the Gold Coast Regional Interschool Chess tournament that involves more than 30 schools and over 600 students attended....
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Check Mates

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 31 August

JLC Chess students take out Brisbane chess invitational. Congratulations boys!...
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Hillcrest Students Break World Record

Senior Learning Community Friday 19 August

As a prelude to National Science Week, Hillcrest Christian College participated in a Guinness Book of World Records record-breaking attempt to conduct the largest Science Practical in the world. ...
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​From Textbooks to Antarctica: Hillcrest students go beyond the classroom

Principal's Office Thursday 11 August

Hillcrest Christian College has partnered with Australian adventurer, Geoff Wilson of 5th Element Expeditions in creating learning experiences beyond the classroom and to the far reaches of the earth ...
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Year 9 Students Explore the Nation's Capital

Senior Learning Community Sunday 31 July

​Students from our school have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students have been given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus ...
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Brad Huddleston

Principal's Office Tuesday 19 July

Next week, we have invited internationally renowned speaker, Brad Huddleston, to address our school community about the dangers of digital technology. Brad is a qualified a computer scientist who ha...
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Students shine at Murwillumbah Eisteddfod

Performing Arts Friday 24 June

​Between the 16th and 21st June 2016 many Speech and Drama students participated in the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts. It was a very worthwhile experience and such a boost for confidence. T...
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4P Connections Day

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 22 June

​On Monday 20 June 2016, 4P held their Connections Day (indigenous studies) where they spied strange 'white swans' arriving on the shores of their land. It was discovered that these swans carried unus...
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Junior Chess - Gold Coast Interschool Champions

Junior Learning Community Friday 17 June

Congratulations to our Junior Chess Teams who achieved fantastic results in the Gold Coast South Primary Term 2 Interschool Chess....
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Principal's Update - 16 June 2016

Principal's Office Tuesday 14 June

I was recently in Canberra attending the Nation Policy Forum for Christian Schools. This annual event allows all Christian schools from around Australia to gather and develop consistent policies on is...
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Year 4 Numinbah Valley Excursion

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 14 June

​On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June, Year 4 classes travelled to Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre....
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Year 4 Materials and Packaging

Junior Learning Community Thursday 09 June

​This term, our Year 4s have been investigating materials and packages. They looked at different materials such as plastic, paper and cardboard and have conducted numerous experiments. ...
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Year 4 Excursion to Movieworld

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 08 June

On Monday 6th June 2016, the Year 4 cohort visited Warner Brothers Movieworld. Our aim was to discover different materials and packages which are used at the various food outlets, and make conclusions...
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Timber and Woodworking Show

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 08 June

​On Friday 27th May 2016 Year 12 Technology Studies travelled by train to the Timber and Woodworking Show at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane....
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ESL Excursion to Movieworld

International Student Department Wednesday 08 June

Recently our ESL students from the Senior Learning Community visited Warner Bros. Movie World. Their task was to research how Warner Bros. Movie World helps Non-English speaking visitors to enjoy thei...
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Layers of Learning - Real and Supportive Relationships

Teaching & Learning Tuesday 07 June

At Hillcrest Christian College, we are all responsible for creating a community of mutual respect and rapport by the way we know, value and interact with each other. Our desire is a community where in...
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JLC Year 2 Excursion - Botanic Gardens

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 25 May

​The Year 2’s put their insect spray on, hopped on the Hillcrest bus and headed out to search for magnificent Mini-beasts at the Botanic Gardens. ...
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District Cross Country Carnival

Sport & Cocurricular Friday 20 May

On Tuesday of this week, 68 students from Years 7-12 participated in the District Cross Country Carnival at Runaway Bay. In very hot conditions, the team participated very well with Eliza Rogers p...
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JLC Social Chess Club

Junior Learning Community Thursday 19 May

With the assistance of Mrs Pickering and Mrs Collins, Year 4 students organised and conducted social chess club gatherings during lunch each Tuesday and Thursday. Children came to learn or just pla...
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2016 Hillcrest Library Photographic Competition

Community News Monday 09 May

​Entries are now open for the 2016 Hillcrest Library Photographic Competition. This competition is open to all students, staff and parents in the Hillcrest community. We have decided this year to have...
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Principal's Update - 22 April 2016

Principal's Office Friday 22 April

We live in an ever changing world of dissatisfied people. Everyone dreams of a future that is better than the present and work tirelessly to find the secret to a better life. I am amazed to see how ma...
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Layers of Learning - Authentic and Purposeful Assessment

Teaching & Learning Friday 22 April

Queensland Education explains the primary purpose of assessment is “to improve student learning. [It is] purposeful, systematic and ongoing.” (Dimensions of Teaching and Learning,, 2014). Gone are the...
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Layers of Learning - Engagement in Learning

Teaching & Learning Friday 25 March

Quality teaching occurs when quality learning is the goal of the teacher. It is not just about delivering content, but planning and facilitating a rigorous, engaging program that encompasses understan...
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Hillcrest Christian College Debating

Senior Learning Community Thursday 10 March

​On Wednesday 9 March Hillcrest Christian College Debaters competed in the first round of debates for the year....
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Hillcrest's Year 10 Legal Eaglets Leave the Nest for the First Time

Senior Learning Community Friday 26 February

​In the spirit of real-world risk taking of intrepid Antarctic adventurer, Geoff Wilson, Hillcrest’s Year 10 Legal students paid a flying visit to Parliament House in Brisbane on Tuesday, 23 February ...
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Layers of Learning - Professional Responsibility

Teaching & Learning Thursday 11 February

Our first Layer of Learning is Professional Responsibility. Our teachers’ professionalism and high standard of ethical conduct is an important foundation to quality teaching. Professional Responsibili...
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From the Principal - 5 February 2016

Principal's Office Friday 05 February

Welcome back to the 2016 school year. I trust you had a wonderful break and enjoyed having your children with you for the holiday period....
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Former Hillcrest Legal Student in Recent High Profile Criminal Court Case

Senior Learning Community Monday 01 February

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Exciting Appointments for 2015

Principal's Office Wednesday 15 October

The College Board is pleased to announce the appointments of two new Director positions for 2015....
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Tyler de Snoo in AFA National Schools Futsal Championship

Sport & Cocurricular Thursday 09 October

Year 8 student, Tyler De Snoo participated at the 2014 AFA National Schools Futsal Championships in Bendigo, Victoria from 29 September to 2 October....
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Choral Kaleidoscope 2014

Performing Arts Wednesday 08 October

​For one night only enjoy the kaleidoscope of voices from the Year 2 – Year 12 Hillcrest Christian College Choirs. Each choir will present selections from their 2014 repertoire before joining togethe...
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Cinema Under the Stars

Community News Wednesday 08 October

Hillcrest P&F Association presents... Babe the Movie...
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