Our College

Facilities

Hillcrest Christian College is located within a tranquil bushland setting, on 10 hectares of land in Reedy Creek on the Gold Coast. We have made a significant investment into our student facilities, and recently completed a number of major building works which have completely transformed our facilities, to provide our students with the best possible educational and cocurricular experiences.

General College Facilities
  • Shaded areas for passive student play
  • Undercover Terrace Assembly Hall seating 600+
  • Undercover and extensive onsite parking
  • Specialist teaching spaces to cover a range of subject offerings
  • Six computer laboratories providing approximately 700 student computers
Junior Learning Community Facilities

Our Junior Learning Community students enjoy newly-completed facilities, which were specifically designed with age-appropriate learning spaces in mind. These include our Castle classrooms, and Years 5 - 6 Precinct.

This new learning environment incorporates our Linda Richmond Prep Centre and Years 1-2 Castle classrooms, and features exterior sandstone walls and Castle turrets, coupled with vibrant aesthetics and innovative open-plan learning spaces. The Castle provides an inspirational environment which has quickly captured the imagination, curiosity and creativity of our youngest students, and features:

  • Retractable doors
  • Break out spaces
  • Modern and movable furniture
  • Quiet zones
  • Interactive play equipment

This exciting new facility promotes a strong focus on Design-Centred Learning (DCL), to engage students in authentic tasks that solve real-world problems. The Precinct is an innovative, purpose-built environment that inspires excitement and interactive learning, and features:

  • An expansive open-learning area
  • Modern and movable furniture
  • Quiet study areas
  • Breakout rooms
  • Sound studio
  • Green room
  • Skype room
  • Maker Space
  • Media room
  • Café
Senior Learning Community Facilities

Our Senior Learning Community facilities have been extensively renovated with refurbishments to many classrooms and common areas, equipping students with state-of-the-art technologies and adaptable spaces for a variety of individual and collaborative projects. Our senior students now enjoy:

  • A brand new Science Block, with leading technological science laboratories
  • Purpose-built Art rooms, with a kiln
  • A commercial-grade hospitality kitchen
  • Engineering workshops with 3D printers
  • ESTEAM Labs
  • Purpose-built Year 7 Learning Complex with open-plan teaching spaces
The Resource Centre (library)

Our Resource Centre (library) is more than just a facility and provides an important service to our students and our wider College community. The Centre is staffed by friendly and supportive librarians, who offer a comprehensive array of library services in our modern, bright and well-equipped facilities, which include: 

  • Glass learning pods
  • The 'maker-space' zone
  • A dedicated Years 10 - 12 mezzanine study space
Resource Centre Hours & Activities
BEFORE SCHOOL 

Open from 7.45am, Monday - Friday, for students in Years 3 - 12.

AFTER SCHOOL 

Open until 4.30pm, Monday - Friday, for students in Years 4 - 12.

Students in Year 3 or under are welcome to use the library after school but only accompanied by a supervising parent/adult. Students in Year 4 or above may use the library without a parent after school until closing time, as long as they are able to engage in quiet activities which do not disturb the other students who are using the library.

ACTIVITIES

There are a range of activities which are available most days for students to choose from if they have completed homework or assignments which include reading, chess, board games, Maker Space activities (some days), arts and crafts, puzzles, or helping the Librarians with small jobs.

Our Mini College Libraries
Street Library

We also provide a Street Library open all day outside The Hub canteen which is stocked with magazines, daily newspapers, and literature books for students, parents and guests to browse.

Library Bus

In late 2018, we completed our Library Bus for our youngest learners in the Castle Precinct. The decommissioned Hillcrest school bus was relocated to the site at the Castle, fully renovated and fitted with books and other literature, and comfortable reading spaces for our Prep - Year 2 students to enjoy.

Performing Arts & Sporting Facilities
Performing Arts
  • 260-seat fully-equipped performance theatre
  • Music, Dance and Drama studios with practice rooms and recording facilities
  • Undercover Terrace assembly hall seating 600
Sporting Facilities
  • Two indoor sports complexes
  • Three outdoor multi-use sports courts (two covered)
  • High quality grassed sports oval with athletic facilities
  • Performing Arts Facilities
Tech Central

Tech Central was completed in 2019 as our new collaborative technology space for Hillcrest students and staff, providing an open-plan, flexible, shared place for students to come and learn about new technologies, as they interact with our latest gadgets, like our mini 'Ozbots,' VR goggles, and drones.

The innovative space was also designed to improve our IT Support team's integration into teaching and learning by offering a comfortable and modern space for students to drop in any time for IT Support, and where the IT Support team can present PD Sessions and showcase new technologies.