Junior Learning Community

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Term 4 Junior Science Awards Recipients

Junior Learning Community Monday 20 November 2017

​Our Years 3-6 Science Awards for Term 4 were presented at the Week 6 Assembly. ...
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Crazy Hair and Socks Day

Junior Learning Community Thursday 09 November 2017

​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 2017

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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Year 5 Camp - Well Worth the Wait!

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 31 October 2017

​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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JLC Term 3 Science Awards

Junior Learning Community Thursday 05 October 2017

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 2017

​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 2017

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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3JT and 3JY's Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum Visit

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 29 August 2017

​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 2017

​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 2017

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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Bike Education Week

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 15 August 2017

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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Year 4 Students Enjoy an Outdoor Science Lesson

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 15 August 2017

On Monday August 7, our Year 4 students ventured out of the classroom for an excursion to Numinbah Valley Education Centre. ...
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Father and Son Night a Huge Success

Junior Learning Community Monday 14 August 2017

​On Saturday, August 12, around 230 Year 6 boys and their dads had an awesome time at the inaugural Father and Sons night! From checking out rally cars and Pastor Dave's red Corvette, to an interview ...
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Noah's Ark travels to Hillcrest for JLC Presentation

Junior Learning Community Monday 07 August 2017

​On Friday, 4 August, Rod and Nancy Walsh from Creation Ministries visited our Year 3-6 students to present their Ark Van ministry. This was a fascinating presentation involving a scale model of Noah’...
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Grandparents Day 2017 - Another Great Success

Junior Learning Community Thursday 03 August 2017

​Thank you to the wonderful Grandparents of our Prep - Year 6 students who attended our special Grandparents Day event on Thursday, 3 August. ...
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Year 4 Students Conquer Camp Goodenough

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 02 August 2017

​From July, 31 – August 1, Hillcrest's Grade 4 students went on their first overnight camp to Camp Goodenough, in Bilambil. During the adventure-filled camp, many fears were conquered and a memorable ...
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Year 3 Students Step Back in Time

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 01 August 2017

Hillcrest's Year 3EA and 3HC stepped back in time during their excursion to Beenleigh Historical Village last week and discovered how much life has changed over the past 150 years. ...
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Regional Readers Cup 2017

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 19 July 2017

Hillcrest Christian College was honoured to host the Regional Readers Cup again this year, with 27 teams in attendance from schools across the Gold Coast region. It was a wonderful night of friendly r...
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Year 3 Goes Bananas

Junior Learning Community Sunday 18 June 2017

​This term the Year 3s have been looking at procedures in our English Genre lessons. We have learned about what procedures look like, when to use them, why they are used and the language features that...
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Prep - Year 2 Medieval Day

Junior Learning Community Friday 02 June 2017

​National Under 8s week was celebrated in Prep to Year 2 at Hillcrest Christian College last Tuesday 23 May 2017. Our youngest students did this in style by celebrating with a Medieval Castle Day. Stu...
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Year 4 RCBC Visit

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 31 May 2017

​This term Year 4 has been learning about the Christian church and how churches support people in the local community.As part of their investigations the Year 4 cohort along with 3/4 Lumos visited Ree...
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Year 3 Cash Coach

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 31 May 2017

​Year 3 had an amazing time this week learning about Finance from Mark at the Commonwealth Bank. Students were delighted to witness Mark’s transformation into a savings superhero – Cash Coach! ...
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Year 4 Update

Junior Learning Community Friday 05 May 2017

​Year 4 had their first enrichment presentations on Friday. Although it doesn't have to be a class presentation, lost of them wanted to share what they had done with the class. We had driftwood scienc...
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JLC Science

Junior Learning Community Friday 05 May 2017

At assembly Wed 26th April for the JLC, 8 students received Term 1 Science subject awards. Each year level had an Academic Achievement Award and also an Encouragement Award. Both students from each ye...
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Year 5 Willy Wonka Movie Night

Junior Learning Community Friday 05 May 2017

Year 5 students and parents in mainstream entered into a world of pure imagination on Monday afternoon participating in a Willy Wonka style feast before watching the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate F...
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From the Head of Junior Learning Community

Junior Learning Community Thursday 20 April 2017

​Welcome back to Term 2. I pray you had a relaxing time with family over the Easter period....
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5KM Fire Department Visit

Junior Learning Community Friday 24 March 2017

Students in 5KM were visited by the crew from the Robina Fire Department to show their emergency kit recommendations they have been developing as part of their bushfire study in HASS. The students app...
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Jiu Jitsu - Kalani Salussolia

Junior Learning Community Thursday 16 March 2017

Kalani Salussolia (from 3EA) is a grey-belt Jiu Jitsu student who is passionate in what he does. On Sunday 12 March 2017 he went to the BJJ Australia Open in Byron Bay and after winning three out of t...
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Year 2 Sculpture Crawl

Junior Learning Community Friday 10 March 2017

Despite dreary, overcast conditions, Monday, 27 February saw two bus loads of effervescent, excited Year 2’s set off to explore the Coast from Currumbin to Southport, in search of significant sculptur...
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Year 5 Sea World Excursion

Junior Learning Community Friday 10 March 2017

​On Wednesday 8th March, Year 5 mainstream students had the wonderful opportunity of using their Theme Park passes to visit SeaWorld as part of their Science studies. Mr. Parkes and the students have ...
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Kindy Update

Junior Learning Community Thursday 23 February 2017

The first few weeks of Kindy for 2017 have been very exciting with all our Kindy children settling in so well into their new learning environments. 2017 has also seen the implementation of new program...
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Prep to Year 3 Sports Day

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 18 October 2016

​After initially being delayed in Term 3 due to wet weather, the Prep-Year 3 Sports Day took place in the second week of Term 4. ...
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​Year 5 Leadership: Prep Mini Olympics

Junior Learning Community Thursday 15 September 2016

Students in Year 5 have been exploring the ideas behind the Modern Olympic Movement this term in Health, looking at Piere Fredy’s belief that the Olympics could bring about world peace....
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Year 5 Odd-Job-a-Thon

Junior Learning Community Thursday 15 September 2016

​Year 5 has been involved in fundraising for their sponsor children this term through doing an odd-job-a-thon. They were given the challenge of over an 8 week period giving up some of their time in as...
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Chess-ed for Success

Junior Learning Community Friday 02 September 2016

​The JLC had 36 students participate in the Gold Coast Regional Interschool Chess tournament that involves more than 30 schools and over 600 students attended....
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Check Mates

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 31 August 2016

JLC Chess students take out Brisbane chess invitational. Congratulations boys!...
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4P Connections Day

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 22 June 2016

​On Monday 20 June 2016, 4P held their Connections Day (indigenous studies) where they spied strange 'white swans' arriving on the shores of their land. It was discovered that these swans carried unus...
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Junior Chess - Gold Coast Interschool Champions

Junior Learning Community Friday 17 June 2016

Congratulations to our Junior Chess Teams who achieved fantastic results in the Gold Coast South Primary Term 2 Interschool Chess....
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Year 4 Numinbah Valley Excursion

Junior Learning Community Tuesday 14 June 2016

​On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June, Year 4 classes travelled to Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre....
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Year 4 Materials and Packaging

Junior Learning Community Thursday 09 June 2016

​This term, our Year 4s have been investigating materials and packages. They looked at different materials such as plastic, paper and cardboard and have conducted numerous experiments. ...
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Year 4 Excursion to Movieworld

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 08 June 2016

On Monday 6th June 2016, the Year 4 cohort visited Warner Brothers Movieworld. Our aim was to discover different materials and packages which are used at the various food outlets, and make conclusions...
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JLC Year 2 Excursion - Botanic Gardens

Junior Learning Community Wednesday 25 May 2016

​The Year 2’s put their insect spray on, hopped on the Hillcrest bus and headed out to search for magnificent Mini-beasts at the Botanic Gardens. ...
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JLC Social Chess Club

Junior Learning Community Thursday 19 May 2016

With the assistance of Mrs Pickering and Mrs Collins, Year 4 students organised and conducted social chess club gatherings during lunch each Tuesday and Thursday. Children came to learn or just pla...
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