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2019 Hillcrest Student Captains and Leaders Announced

Executive Head of College's Office Monday 19 November

Congratulations to our Hillcrest Christian College Student Leaders for 2019, who were announced at our 2018 JLC and SLC Celebration evenings....
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2018 Capture Film and Television Awards

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 07 November

​On Wednesday, 24 October, the annual Capture Film and Television Awards night took place at Hillcrest to showcase and celebrate the incredible achievements of our Years 10 - 12 Film students in their...
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Annual Art Exhibition and Choral Extravaganza a Resounding Success

Community News Thursday 01 November

On Monday, 29 October, we held our annual Art Exhibition and Choral Extravaganza entitled 'Inspirations,' and enjoyed sharing the wonderful artworks of our senior students, and our sensational singing...
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Annual Hillcrest Photographic Competition Wows Judges

Community News Thursday 01 November

This year we received a range of wonderful entries from our College community for our annual Library Photographic Competition, and congratulate our 2018 Award winners....
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Respect: Earned or Expected - blog from the Head of SLC

Senior Learning Community Monday 29 October

​Respect is the current generational debate in relation to young people, and we often hear the catchcry “they just don’t respect anyone anymore.” So why are a growing number of young people struggling...
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Years 6 - 12 Swimming Carnival 2018

Senior Learning Community Monday 29 October

​This year’s SLC Swimming Carnival took place on Thursday, 25 October, and was the first taste of life and culture in the Senior Learning Community for our Year 6 cohort, and boy were they entertained...
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Celebrating our Academic Enrichment Programs

Senior Learning Community Monday 29 October

On Tuesday, 23 October 2018, Hillcrest parents, students and staff celebrated the achievements of our 91 senior students who undertook a wide range of Pathways programs this year, to enhance their ‘no...
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Exciting Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 24 October

During the weekend of Friday, 19 – Sunday, 21 October, two groups of adventurous students headed to the Hinterland to participate in their Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions....
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Fun in the Sun on Our New Castle Playground

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 24 October

This week our Prep - Year 2 students were excited to see the sunshine so they could enjoy their brand new Castle Playground!...
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Pre-Prep Students Enjoy Inaugural Teddy Bear's Picnic

Community News Wednesday 17 October

​On Wednesday, 17 October, we were delighted to host our 2019 Prep students and their families to Hillcrest for the inaugural Teddy Bears Picnic event. ...
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Hillcrest Teacher Co-Authors Biology Textbook for New Queensland Secondary Syllabus

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 17 October

Hillcrest's Head of Faculty for Health and Natural Sciences, Mr Sam Fesuk, has been working with Pearson Publishing to co-author the latest version of the Queensland Biology textbook for Units 1 & 2...
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2018 Thailand Myanmar Mission Trip

Community News Monday 15 October

During the final week of Term 3, 2018, our Hillcrest Christian College Mission team departed Brisbane Airport, bound for the border of Thailand and Myanmar, with hearts and hands ready to serve and bl...
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Success in the 2018 Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards

Senior Learning Community Thursday 13 September

Congratulations to Eva Marks, Stephanie Phelps, Olivia Hunter and Tatiana Allo on successfully making it to the Finals of the 2018 Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards....
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Year 4 Camp 2018

Wednesday 12 September

​From the 6 - 7 September, our Year 4s went on their very first overnight camp to Camp Goodenough, in Bilambil....
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​Our Children will be Adults Before we Know it - A blog from the Head of SLC

Community News Tuesday 11 September

​Ready or not, our children will be adults before we know it. And like it or not, young people today are part of a generation that feels empowered and that they may not “need” older adults to form the...
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Year 12s Complete QCS 2018

Senior Learning Community Tuesday 11 September

​Last Tuesday and Wednesday (4 - 5 September) we saw 54 of our Year 12 students put into practice the skills and knowledge they have honed over their senior years of schooling during the 2018 QCS test...
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Hillcrest Recieves an Array of Awards in Schools Science Competition

Community News Monday 10 September

​Hillcrest recently entered a number of students into the rigorous 2018 Griffith University Gold Coast Schools Science Competition and received a raft of awards across a range of categories....
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Book Week Wows With Wearable Art

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 29 August

Last week our JLC students (and staff) enjoyed a range of festivities for Book Week, including our highly-anticipated costume parades....
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Year 10 Market Day

Senior Learning Community Tuesday 28 August

Our much-loved annual Year 10 Market Day was held at lunchtime on Thursday 23 August, in the SLC Courtyard and was a great success....
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Making Maths Fun for Young Learners

Junior Learning Community Thursday 16 August

This week, from 13 - 16 August, all Prep - 6 students at Hillcrest participated in an exciting, problem-based ‘Fun with Maths’ incursion. ...
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Spectacular Sights at Science Week

Junior Learning Community Thursday 16 August

Science Week kicked off informally at the Father and Son night on Saturday, 11 August, and from 13 - 17 August, our JLC students have loved learning more about Science during a range of spectacular sc...
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Year 8s Wow Audience With Strong Messages at Dramafest

Performing Arts Tuesday 14 August

​On Saturday 11 August, nine Year 8 Hillcrest students presented a thought-provoking student-devised drama at the 46th annual Gold Coast Drama Festival, held at Trinity Lutheran College....
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Let it Snow! Year 9s in Sydney and Canberra

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 August

This week our Hillcrest Year 9 students returned from their 2018 camp to Sydney and Canberra and the students named some of their favourite activities from the trip....
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Sensational Singing and Sightseeing in the States for Bel Canto

Performing Arts Thursday 02 August

​In the recent June - July school holidays, 32 Choir members of Hillcrest’s Bel Canto Excellence Choir, and five support staff, travelled to the USA to participate in an International Choral Festival....
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Year 3s Head to Beenleigh Historical Village

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 01 August

​Hillcrest's Year 3 classes stepped back in time during their recent excursions to Beenleigh Historical Village, and they were amazed to discover how much life has changed over the past 150 years....
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Kindy Flies Flags of Reconciliation

Early Learning Community Thursday 26 July

​As part of the Reconciliation Action Plan in place at Hillcrest Christian College Kindy, the Centre had a special visit from The Hon Karen Andrews MP on Wednesday, 25 July, who presented the students...
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Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts Success

Performing Arts Thursday 19 July

​Some of our youngest Hillcrest performers showcased their talents at the 87th annual Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts from 22 - 27 June....
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2018 d'Arcy Doyle Art Award Recipients

Community News Thursday 19 July

Congratulations to our talented Hillcrest artists whose works were displayed at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall for the d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards recently....
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2018 Cooktown Mission Trip

Community News Thursday 19 July

​Over the recent June-July school holidays, a dedicated team of senior Hillcrest students and teachers headed to North Queensland for the annual Cooktown Mission Trip,...
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Preppies Go Wild at Their Very First Excursion

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 17 July

​The Preppies finished Term 2 at Hillcrest with an absolute highlight, as they ventured off campus for their very first College excursion....
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Hillcrest Basketball Women to Shine on World Stage

Sport & Cocurricular Friday 08 June

Two of Hillcrest's elite female basketballers have received the call up to the Aon New Zealand Women’s Under 17 team to compete in the FIBA Under 17 World Cup being held in Belarus at the end of July....
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Year 3s Journey Back In Time

Junior Learning Community Thursday 07 June

​On Tuesday 5 June, and Wednesday 6 June, the Year 3 classes went on a journey over Burleigh headland to Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. ...
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The Power of Grit

Senior Learning Community Thursday 31 May

Many recent studies have identified 'grit' as the personal characteristic which is a determining factor of personal success. ...
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Building Resilience and Capacity into Young People

Senior Learning Community Thursday 31 May

Developing resilience and independence in our young people is so important, and have included some interesting research and ideas for teaching this at home....
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Castle Playground Construction Set to Commence

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 30 May

​With Castle Playground plans now complete, construction is scheduled to commence in Week 2 of Term 3, and should take approximately four weeks to complete. ...
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Celebrating Cultural Customs at Under 8s Day

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 23 May

​Hillcrest's highly-anticipated Under 8s Day took place on Tuesday, 22 May, for our Prep – Year 2 students. This annual event celebrated some of the cultural backgrounds of our students, with customar...
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A Great Mother and Daughter Date

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 22 May

We were excited to celebrate our inaugural Mother and Daughter date on Saturday, 19 May, with over 250 mothers and daughters from our JLC community....
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Hillcrest Listed One of the Top 100 Innovative Schools Worldwide

Community News Thursday 17 May

Hillcrest Christian College had the honour of being recognised as one of the 100 most innovative schools worldwide, by Cambridge University...
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Keen Kayakers Complete Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 14 May

​On Saturday, 5 May - Monday, 7 May, 12 students completed a Duke of Edinburgh Award kayaking expedition, with the expert guidance of Hillcrest staff members Paul Wotton, Cath Baddeley and Steve Badde...
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Another Amazing Musical

Performing Arts Monday 14 May

Well done to our Hillcrest community for a very successful production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe musical, which ran from 9 - 12 May, and told C.S. Lewis' iconic story of redemption....
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New Horizons Celebr8 Evening Showcases Design-Centred Learning

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 09 May

On Thursday, 26 April, our Senior Learning Community welcomed over 200 parents and teachers to the New Horizons Celebr8 evening to showcase their Design-Centred Learning projects....
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Hillcrest Students Represent QLD in Basketball Championships

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 09 May

​Two of our student athletes represented Queensland in the Australian U18 National Basketball Championships last week in Geelong. ...
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LOL (Love Out Loud) Day

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 09 May

On Wednesday, 2 May, hundreds of excited JLC students joined in the festivities for our seventh annual LOL (Love Out Loud) compassion day....
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Hillcrest Honours Our ANZACs

Community News Thursday 26 April

​On Tuesday 24 April, we held two very special services for our College Community to commemorate ANZAC Day. These heartfelt assemblies were an important opportunity for our students to reflect on the ...
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Hillcrest Kindy Exceeds National Quality Standard

Early Learning Community Tuesday 24 April

Hillcrest Kindy recently completed their annual rating and assessment by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), and was awarded the high overall rating of 'Exceeding'...
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NZ Tall Ferns Play Hillcrest Open Boys Team

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 23 April

​In the last week of Term 1, Hillcrest welcomed the New Zealand Women’s National Team, the Tall Ferns, to our College to play against our Open Boys team....
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Celebrating Community Culture at Cross Country Carnival

Junior Learning Community Monday 23 April

​A buzz of excitement and anticipation hovered over the Hillcrest Christian College Oval on Friday, 20 April, as our Junior students got set for the JLC Dash and Dance Party as part of our annual Cros...
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New P&F Committee Announced for 2018

Community News Monday 23 April

​​The P&F Annual General Meeting was held in Term 1, and attendees cast their vote on the new P&F Committee. Congratulations to our successful P&F nominees for 2018!...
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Gold Coast Shines for Commonwealth Games

Community News Monday 16 April

The Commonwealth Games gave our city a unique opportunity to shine, and our College and students were honoured to be involved in the Games in a number of ways....
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A Fun-Filled Fox in Socks Day for Prep

Junior Learning Community Thursday 05 April

​Things turned a little wacky on Friday, March 23, in Prep, when all classes celebrated their 'Fox in Socks' Day, with a Dr Seuss theme....
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Year 6 Students Enjoy Amazing Adventures at Camp Lawrence

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 21 March

Our Year 6 Students ventured off to Camp Laurence from Wednesday, 14 - Friday, 16 March, for an action-packed few days on their annual Camp....
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Walking Together to Help Beat Blood Cancer

Community News Monday 19 March

On Saturday, 17 March, 110 Hillcrest Senior Learning Community held their eighth Annual Beach-to-Beach walk, raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave....
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Bushwalking for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 14 March

​Our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award participants spent Saturday, 3 March - Sunday, 4 March trekking through Lamington National Park....
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Hillcrest's OSHC Offers an Exciting Program for Students

Community News Monday 12 March

This year, our OSHC Program welcome Natarsha Oldham, as the new OSHC Coordinator, who has introduced a number of exciting new initiatives....
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Students Continue to Develop Their Sports Skills

Junior Learning Community Monday 12 March

Throughout the term, our JLC students participate in a range of Sports Development activities as part of our curriculum program, designed to strengthen their skills in a range of different sports....
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God's Creation Displayed in Dioramas

Junior Learning Community Monday 12 March

Our Year 4 students have been busy designing and creating dioramas that have an important message to share....
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Beautiful Botany in Year 4

Junior Learning Community Monday 12 March

This term, our Year 4 students have enjoyed learning more about biological plant life and their life cycles, through a series of hands-on activities, observations and presentations....
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Hillcrest Launches Community Worship

Community News Monday 12 March

​This year Hillcrest launched Connect, a fortnightly worship morning for our College community....
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Our JLC and SLC Chess Players Put Through Their Paces

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 07 March

​It has been a busy time for our JLC and SLC Chess players, who participated in the recent Gardiner Chess Interschool Tournaments...
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Woolworths Earn and Learn Resources Arrive

Junior Learning Community Monday 05 March

Representatives from our local Reedy Creek Woolworths presented our College with the Earn and Learn resources last week...
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Our Preps Say See You Later Summer

Junior Learning Community Friday 02 March

Our Preppies said ‘See you later Summer,’ during a fun day designed to celebrate the end of our sunny summer season....
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Year 8 Visual Art Students Enjoy Workshop with Award-Winning Artist

Senior Learning Community Friday 02 March

Our Year 8 Visual Art students enjoyed a wonderful workshop with award winning artist, Jan Lawnikanis. ...
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House Camps Help to Build Community

Senior Learning Community Thursday 08 February

​Last week our Years 7 - 12 students and staff attended our first House Camps. Greene and Carmichael headed to Noosa, while Flynn and Taylor ventured to Tyalgum. ...
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Applications Now Open for Prep 2019

Early Learning Community Thursday 01 February

Applications are now open for Prep 2019, and close at midnight on Sunday, 4 March 2018....
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Welcome to 2018 - From the Executive Head of College

Executive Head of College's Office Thursday 25 January

​Welcome to the 2018 school year at Hillcrest. I trust that you had a refreshing break and enjoyed spending time with your children during the holiday period. It has been wonderful to see our College ...
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Hillcrest's OSHC Coordinator Retires After 12 Amazing Years of Service

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 20 November

Thanks to Hillcrest's Outside School Hours Care Coordinator Mrs Diane Glover for 12 year's of dedicated service to running our OHSC program....
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Term 4 Junior Science Awards Recipients

Junior Learning Community Monday 20 November

​Our Years 3-6 Science Awards for Term 4 were presented at the Week 6 Assembly. ...
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From the Executive Head of College

Executive Head of College's Office Monday 20 November

​It is hard to believe that we have nearly reached the end of another school year, and it is quite amazing to look back and reflect on the incredible blessings God has provided for Hillcrest Christian...
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Junior Students Celebrate Another Successful Year

Junior Learning Community Monday 20 November

On Thursday, 16 November, our Junior Learning Community students, parents, families and friends, gathered in the MPC Auditorium for the JLC Celebration Night....
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Hillcrest Christian College Announces 2018 Student Leaders

Community News Friday 17 November

We congratulate our Hillcrest Christian College Captains and Leaders for 2018, who were named at our Celebration Evenings recently....
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Senior Students Celebrate Another Successful Year

Senior Learning Community Thursday 16 November

​On Tuesday, 14 November, our Senior Learning Community students, parents, families and friends, gathered in the MPC Auditorium for the SLC Celebration Night....
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Kindy Students 'Graduate' to Prep

Early Learning Community Friday 10 November

​Our three Hillcrest Kindy classes held their graduation ceremonies during the week beginning on the 6 November, 2017....
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Crazy Hair and Socks Day

Junior Learning Community Thursday 09 November

​On Wednesday, 8 November, many JLC students and staff expressed their wild sides in a colourful display at our annual Crazy Hair and Socks Day. ...
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Preppies Christmas Picnic Day

Junior Learning Community Thursday 09 November

On Wednesday, 15 November, our youngest students and their teachers enjoyed a fun and festive time at our annual Preppies Christmas Picnic Day....
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Years 6-12 Swimming Carnival

Senior Learning Community Friday 03 November

Students made a splash at the 2017 SLC Swimming Carnival for students in Years 6-12....
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Hillcrest Students Excel in ICAS National Test

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 01 November

Congratulations to our many Hillcrest senior students who were successful in a number of National ICAS tests this year....
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Year 5 Camp - Well Worth the Wait!

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 31 October

​Our Year 5s waited patiently for their turn to venture off on their 2017 camp... And it was well worth the wait, as all students enjoyed an amazing time at Tallebudgera Recreational Camp last week....
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Hillcrest's Inaugural Founders' Day Celebrations

Community News Tuesday 24 October

From 23-24 October 2017 we celebrated our Hillcrest Christian College Founders' Day events, with some exciting and insightful activities taking place across the College....
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Final New Horizons Celebr8 Evening for 2017

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 19 October

​On Wednesday, 11 October, we hosted the final New Horizons Celebr8 Evening for 2017, showcasing student work from Years 7-9....
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CAPTURE Film Awards

Senior Learning Community Thursday 19 October

​Each year, Hillcrest hosts 'CAPTURE,' a Film Presentation Awards Night that celebrates the production work of our Years 10-12 FTV&NM students. ...
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October Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 18 October

During the weekend of 13-15 October, a number of senior students participated in the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, accompanied by Hillcrest teachers....
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2017 Thailand/Myanmar Mission Trip

Community News Wednesday 11 October

We gathered early on Wednesday, 13 September, with suitcases full of donations, ready to board the bus to Brisbane Airport for our Thailand Mission Trip. The excitement was palpable, even with the nin...
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From the Principal - October

Executive Head of College's Office Thursday 05 October

​Welcome back to Term 4. I pray that you had a relaxing break and are excited about the shortest term this year, one that promises to be full of learning and end of year celebrations....
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​Gold Coast Eisteddfod - Speech and Drama

Performing Arts Thursday 05 October

In the final week of Term 3, a number of our Speech and Drama students competed in the highly competitive Gold Coast Eisteddfod....
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JLC Term 3 Science Awards

Junior Learning Community Thursday 05 October

Our Years 3-6 Science Awards from Term 3 were presented at the Term 4, Week 1 Assembly. ...
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JLC Precinct Gardens Take Shape

Junior Learning Community Thursday 14 September

​Stage one of The Precinct Gardens and Surrounds is now heading towards completion, as many students and teachers of the JLC have been working hard on various aspects of the project. ...
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Year 5 Students Get Creative with Art Workshops

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 13 September

This term, our Hillcrest Year 5 cohort have had the opportunity to choose their preferred art workshop and produce art pieces based on the Commonwealth or Olympic Games theme....
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Hillcrest's 2017 Library Photography Competition Winners

Community News Wednesday 13 September

The annual College Library Photography Competition is greatly anticipated by students, parents and staff, and we received a number of very impressive entries again this year. ...
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Funtastic Fete Celebrates Community

Community News Tuesday 12 September

With a hum of excitement across Hillcrest Christian College, we opened our school gates for the biennial Funtastic Fete on Saturday, 9 September....
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Prep Castle Opening Celebrations

Community News Friday 01 September

On Thursday, 31 August, 2017, Hillcrest opened our doors to the final stage of the Prep-2 precinct, with the highly-anticipated grand opening of the “Castle.”...
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Hillcrest Bands and Choirs Take Centre Stage at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Performing Arts Thursday 31 August

Our Hillcrest Christian College Bands and Choirs took to the stage of the Gold Coast Arts Centre this week, for their Eisteddfod performances....
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Duke of Edinburgh: Adventurous Journey

Sport & Cocurricular Wednesday 30 August

Congratulations to our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Bridge Award participants who took on the challenge of an Adventurous Journey with a bushwalking expedition in Lamington National Park from 26 - 27 ...
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International Student Visitors Enjoy Hillcrest's Hospitality

International Learning Community Wednesday 30 August

​Over the first five weeks of Term 3, Hillcrest welcomed over 100 students from our international sister schools....
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Hillcrest Year 12s Sit QCS Exams

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 30 August

On Tuesday, 29 and Wednesday 30 August, 75 Year 12 Hillcrest students sat their QCS exams in Terrace Hall. ...
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3JT and 3JY's Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum Visit

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 29 August

​Last week, classes 3JT and 3JY stepped back in time on their excursion to Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum....
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National Children's Book Week Celebrations

Junior Learning Community Monday 28 August

​To promote National Children's Book Week, JLC students participated in a range of activities aimed at celebrating the beauty of books. ...
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Hillcrest Students Celebrate National Science Week

Junior Learning Community Thursday 17 August

To celebrate National Science Week, JLC students were invited to a series of lunchtime activities focused on different scientific concepts. We were excited to see around 40 students pack into the clas...
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Quota Beenleigh Eisteddfod

Performing Arts Thursday 17 August

On Wednesday, 9 August, our Hillcrest Dance Teams represented the College exceptionally well at the Quota Beenleigh Eisteddfod. ...
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​New Horizons Celebr8 Evening

Innovative Teaching & Learning Wednesday 16 August

On Wednesday, 9 August, students from Years 7-9 New Horizons presented their Design Centred Learning tasks at the Celebr8 Evening in front of 200 excited guests....
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Bike Education Week

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 15 August

Our Bike Education Week took place from 7 – 11 August this year, and involved our Year 4 classes taking turns visiting the Ashmore Bike Education Centre. ...
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