Community Zone

SLC Community (Years 7 - 12)

This page provides families with important information, forms, and links relevant to Years 7-12 students.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Assessment Calendar & Exam Schedules
Assessment Calendars

Students will be able to access their assessment calendars on their Student e-Diaries in the Student Cafe closer to the assessment period for this term. Parents can also view scheduled assessment on the calendar in the Parent Lounge.

Exam Schedules

Year 10-12 Term 3 Exam Shutdown - Friday 6 September to Thursday 12 September.  Click link below:

 2019 8 22 Year 10 12 Term 3 Exam Shutdown Schedule

Assessment Special Provisions
Years 7-9

Students wishing to gain special provisions for different short term assessment conditions, rescheduling of examinations and extensions for assignments must complete the Application for Special Provisions Form.  The form must be signed by the student and their parent. The student must then take the form to the Head of Faculty who will discuss the requested adjustment. The student must then take the completed form to the SLC office where it will be considered by the Director of Senior Studies. Applications for extension need to be submitted at least three (3) days prior to the due date and must have a valid reason. With all students having access to cloud-based storage, technology issues will not be regarded as a valid reason.

Years 10-12

Students in Years 10-12 applying for Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) due to illness and misadventure should contact the Director of Senior Studies for further advice. In most instances, the student will need to get the Part A and Part C of Confidential Medical Report completed by their Health Professional. The student is required to also complete the Confidential Student Statement. These two documents need to be submitted to the Director of Senior Studies for consideration.

Students in Years 10-12 applying for AARA due to long term conditions need to apply through Mrs Kaylene Harris.

Further information on AARA can be located on the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.

Classroom Hours & Timetable
CLASSROOM HOURS

Our daily academic timetable runs from 8.25am - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday, during term time.

DAILY TIMETABLE (Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri)

Life Group   8.25am - 8.50am
Period 1      8.50am - 9.30am
Period 2      9.30am - 10.20am
Break 1      10.20am - 11.00am
Period 3     11.00am - 11.50pm
Period 4     11.50pm - 12.40pm
Break 2      12.40pm - 1.20pm
Period 5     1.20pm - 2.10pm
Period 6      2.10pm - 3.00pm

DAILY TIMETABLE (Thur)

Period 1     8.25am - 9.15am
Period 2     9.15am - 10.05am
Break 1     10.05am - 10.35am
Period 3    10.35am - 11.25pm
Period 4    11.25pm - 12.15pm
Break 2     12.15pm - 12.45pm
Period 5/6 12.45pm - 3.00pm (Thursday Activities)

Student's Personal Timetable

Students can access their personal daily timetable via the Student Cafe.

Subjects

Students in their senior phase of learning (Years 10 – 12) can choose from over 30 different subjects, and usually choose six subjects each per year. Students must undertake English and a Mathematics subject, and can choose up to four additional subjects from our SLC Subject List.

one2one Device Program

Our one2one Device Program provides every Year 7 and 10 student with a Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface pen and relevant software. This Program ensures that students can enjoy the many educational benefits of utilising one type of device in the classroom, and means that our Tech Central IT support team can provide the necessary support required for that device. 

The device is provided at the start of each year and is leased to students for a three-year term, for a nominal fee, with the cost added to the College Fees for all Year 7 and 10 students. 

For more information please email one2one@hillcrest.qld.edu.au.

Sport & Cocurricular

Education at Hillcrest continues beyond the classroom and encompasses a wide choice of cocurricular opportunities across a broad range of interests from sport, chess, music, drama and debating, to community service, leadership activities, mission trips and outdoor pursuits, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. These cocurricular activities complement our students' academic pursuits, providing a robust and well-rounded education.

Homework Guidelines

Homework helps students reinforce classroom learning, fosters good habits of lifelong learning, self-discipline and organisation, and provides the opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning. We aim to help students and parents minimise homework frustrations by having a clear, realistic and balanced homework policy, ensuring that set homework is appropriate to the student's skill level and age, and is purposeful and relevant to the curriculum.

Types of SLC Homework

Preparatory Homework - providing opportunities for students to gain background information so they are better prepared for future lessons, such as:

  • reading background material for History or English texts for class discussion
  • watching instructional videos to discuss in class
  • researching topics for class work
  • collecting newspaper articles
  • preparing and studying for exams

Practice Exercises - providing students with the opportunities to apply new knowledge, or to review, revise and reinforce newly acquired skills, such as:

  • completing consolidation exercises
  • practising for mastery (e.g. Mathletics)
  • writing up practical work or process diaries
  • completing work started in class
  • reviewing, drafting and revising class notes
  • assessment preparation

Assessment Tasks – opportunity to show their knowledge and skills of learned topics, such as:

  • essays and reports
  • multimodal tasks
  • speeches
  • projects
  • extended experimental investigations
Suggestions for Homework

Students should record homework and assignment work in their diaries and develop a ‘Weekly Plan’ with parents help to ensure a balance of personal, co-curricular and academic commitments.

Due dates will vary depending on a task set. This enables students to manage their time across the week. If a co-curricular activity requires less work to be completed on one night, the student will need to ensure they have opportunity on another day set aside for homework in order to complete tasks by a due date.

Assessment Calendar

Every student can access their Assessment Calendar showing all due dates for major assessment pieces and events by logging into their Student Cafe account. Parents can view the same information for their students through Parent Lounge.

Students failing to complete homework without good reason may be placed on a study room. If students regularly fail to complete homework, their parents will be advised.

Please contact your child's teacher via Parent Lounge if you need to arrange a meeting to discuss homework.

Camp Information

To start each new school year, Years 7 - 12 students attend a House Camp with all year levels from their House group. Our House Camps focus on developing community by building cross-year level interaction within our House structure, and camp activities are carefully planned to develop the student’s character and their social interaction with peers. These activities will be led by our Life Team Leaders, and Outdoor Education staff at the campsite. 

Each House attends their camp at separate locations, with 2019 as follows:

  • Noosa North Shore Retreat – Taylor House
  • Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre - Greene House
  • Tyalgum Ridge Retreat – Carmichael House
  • Cedar Creek Lodges (Thunderbird Park) - Flynn House 
Tutoring

We offer additional tutoring and support for SLC students across most of our subjects. For more information, speak to the SLC Student Services Office.

SLC Pathways

Our Pathways Program has a dedicated team of staff who help every Hillcrest student identify their strengths, their future plans and goals, and guide them towards subject choices that give them the best chance for personal and career success. We provide a range of learning options and SLC students can combine a selection of programs to create a personalised learning pathway.