Welcome

Hillcrest Christian College commenced its International Student Program in 1996, and is registered to accept international students from Prep - Year 12. Our very successful and supportive program gives international students a genuine Australian school experience and strong academic support in one of Queensland’s leading private schools, assisting our students to progress into the future academic or career pathway of their choice.

Our College values the range of cultural traditions and perspectives that our international students bring to Hillcrest, and every student is a welcomed and cherished member of our community.

We aim to:

  • Immerse our international students into the Australian culture within the Hillcrest Christian College community, while facilitating an educational environment of excellence and integrity.
  • Provide a loving and safe Christian environment that is founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the Bible.
  • Teach sound academic principles and at the same time encourage young people to develop in character, morality and social justice.
  • Provide Australian students with an exposure to other cultures and ideas, and to broaden their understanding of the global context within which Australia is situated.
  • Provide English language support so that students can be successfully integrated into mainstream classes with Australian standards.
  • Provide equal opportunity for International Students, enabling them to exit secondary schooling suitably prepared for a chosen pathway, either in Australia or their country of origin.
  • Encourage young people to achieve to their potential.
  • Integrate International students into our wider College Community.
  • Foster an acceptance and understanding of multiculturalism within the Hillcrest Community.

The Hillcrest International Learning Community is conveniently located in a central position on the Hillcrest Christian College main campus. It provides easy access for visitors, with close proximity to visitor car parking, and easy access through our Main Reception. International students are encouraged to take full advantage of the modern facilities available to all students at Hillcrest Christian College. Read more about our College Facilities.

The International Learning Community has a purpose-built learning facility, comprising of:
  • Two large learning spaces
  • A classroom for ESL lessons
  • A meeting room
  • A kitchenette for international students to heat food
SOCIAL
  • Social functions are organised throughout the year to help foster friendships between students. Our International Day, End of Year Dinner, Formal and Semi Formal events, all provide students with the opportunity to meet outside of school hours
  • New students are allocated a ‘buddy’ to assist them in their assimilation into College life
  • Parents and relatives are welcome to visit the College. Please contact the Director of International Learning Community prior to the visit, to arrange a suitable time.
    CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
    • An optional 'Aussie Experience' trip may be planned during the year, if enough students are interested. A College-appointed chaperone would accompany students.
    • Pastoral care during their enrolment
    • Intensive support during their initial 'settling in' period
    • Private ESL tutoring can be arranged at the current rates
    • Homestay monitoring and support (intervention when needed)
    • Career counselling and assistance with tertiary planning
    • Holiday travel: policies and procedures are in place to monitor student travel and ensure their safety when travelling during the holidays
    • Open lines of communication to parents, usually through an Education Agent, to inform them of their child’s progress, including term reports, reports on request including (academic and non-academic), a Semester/Term newsletter and a letter of attendance/completion for Secondary students on graduation.

    For further information regarding studying at Hillcrest, please contact the Director of Hillcrest International Learning Community, Mr Edward Enriquez:

    Email: international@hillcrest.qld.edu.au

    PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED FORMS TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT:

    Hillcrest Christian College
    PO Box 2503
    Burleigh MDC QLD 4220 Australia