Enrolment

Middle Learning Community Scholarships

To coincide with the opening of the new Middle Learning Community, Hillcrest Christian College is offering limited Academic Excellence Scholarships to students in Year 5 for 2022.

Both internal and external students will be considered and students joining the College will have the opportunity to join the Gifted & Talented program known as Lumos.

This small class of less than 16 students caters for those who need extension due to academic ability or those who may be discreetly disengaged due to their cognitive abilities not being met in a mainstream classroom.

Application Process

The opening of the Middle Learning Community (MLC) in 2021 has been an exciting journey for staff and students and we are proud of the growth that has been demonstrated by our students through the year. The MLC guides students with age-appropriate learning that values personal interests and strengths while focusing on several domains that engage the ‘whole child.’

The Intellectual Domain is represented through the Academic Excellence Scholarships as we search for students who are excelling academically and will attend the College in Year 5 2022. Both internal and external students will be considered for Academic Excellence Scholarships and students will also have the option of joining our Gifted & Talented program known as Lumos. This small class caters to those who need extension due to academic ability or those who may be discreetly disengaged due to their cognitive abilities not being met in a mainstream classroom.  

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

The criteria for an Academic Excellence Scholarship include the following:

  • Majority of As on Year 4 Academic ReportsMajority of ‘Exemplary’ effort and behaviour
  • Demonstrated commitment to College values through a portfolio (see below)
  • Outcomes from an informal interview
HOW TO APPLY

Please provide a written application of no more than 300 words outlining why you believe the MLC provides the right place for you to focus on your learning journey.

  • Applicants will also need to submit a portfolio including the following items:
  • Participation and achievement in cultural events
  • Examples of leadership and community service
  • Demonstrated contribution to the applicant’s current school

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and required to participate in an informal personal interview to explore the student’s potential, study, life ethos and hidden attributes. 

Ongoing scholarship support is subject to an annual review to determine how the student has performed throughout the past year both academically and in adhering to and supporting the Hillcrest Christian College ethos and community values.

DETAILS

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR A LIMITED TIME

Applications close 9 October 2021

  • The scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the Executive Head of College.
  • No award shall be made if, in the opinion of the Executive Head of College, no candidate is of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a written application and portfolio of evidence. If a student’s application is reviewed and considered to be suitable, a short interview will be organised where informal questions can be asked to explore the student’s potential, any hidden attributes and study and life ethos.
  • Ongoing scholarship support is subject to an annual review to determine how the student has performed throughout the past year both academically and in adhering and supporting the Hillcrest Christian College ethos and community.

External applicants who have not already applied for enrolment at Hillcrest Christian College will be contacted by the College Registrar about the enrolment process. If you wish to know more about the College enrolment process such as attending a College Tour, or other information, please contact the College registrar here or phone 07 5593 4226.

Scholarship Expression of Interest Form

DISCOVER HILLCREST FOR YOURSELF

From Pre-Kindy to Year 12 Hillcrest is a unique and special community. We encourage you to attend an Executive College Tour, which takes about an hour and are available most weeks throughout the school term, departing from our Main Reception building to experience Hillcrest for yourself. 

We look forward to hearing from you and can request more information by visiting our Tours page.