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Hillcrest Year 12s Sit QCS Exams

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 30 August 2017

On Tuesday, 29 and Wednesday 30 August, 75 Year 12 Hillcrest students sat their QCS exams in Terrace Hall. ...
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Sensational Snow, Sights and Sounds for Senior Students

Senior Learning Community Tuesday 01 August 2017

On Friday, July 21, 95 Year 9 students, eight teachers and one parent/nurse, embarked on their much anticipated College camp - a week-long exploration of Sydney and Canberra. ...
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Cooktown Mission Trip 2017

Senior Learning Community Thursday 20 July 2017

The Cooktown Mission Trip was one of love and service in action, as 22 students from Years 9 and 10 and three staff members travelled to Cooktown, North Queensland, for the last week in Term 2....
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Hillcrest's Award Winning Artists

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 19 July 2017

Hillcrest Christian College congratulates our Visual Art students on their incredible achievement in the 2017 d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, held at Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall over the 2017 July school holida...
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Hillcrest United Nations Youth Representatives

Senior Learning Community Sunday 18 June 2017

Year 12 students, Alexandra Murray and Jemima Roze are preparing for leadership on an international stage these holidays. Both girls have been selected as one of 16 students to participate in the UN Y...
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​Bond University Criminal Law Lecturer Visits Hillcrest Legal Studies Class

Senior Learning Community Sunday 18 June 2017

It is a great honour to spend an hour and a half discussing the fascinating intricacies of the defences of provocation, self-defence and battered wife syndrome in real-life criminal trials with a univ...
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Year 10 Legal Eaglets have their Day in Court

Senior Learning Community Sunday 18 June 2017

On 8 May, Hillcrest’s Year 10 Legal Studies class visited the Brisbane Supreme Court, providing them with the invaluable opportunity of participating in a seminar presented by a judge in a courtroom. ...
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Year 12 ‘Legal Eagles’ Make Stirring Speeches in Queensland Youth Parliament

Senior Learning Community Sunday 18 June 2017

Four of Hillcrest’s Year 12 Legal Studies class, Alexandra Murray, Kayla Scheinberg, Paris Thompson and Shakirra Enright, had the wonderful opportunity in Term 2 this year to sit in the seats of Queen...
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World Oceans Day Photography Competition Short List: Holly Woodroffe

Senior Learning Community Sunday 18 June 2017

Congratulations Year 8 art student, Holly Woodroffe, who recently made the short list for the World Oceans Day photography competition. Her task was to take a photograph that celebrates the world ocea...
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​2017 Bond University Mooting Competition Success!

Senior Learning Community Sunday 18 June 2017

Hillcrest’s Senior Mooting Team, consisting of Senior Legal Studies students, Boyd Williams-Styles (team barrister), Georgia Cameron-Dow (barrister) and Jacob Thompson-Makras (solicitor), competed wit...
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Year 9 Visual Art

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 31 May 2017

​Year 9 Visual Art students at Hillcrest are working on a portraiture unit celebrating cultural diversity and acceptance. They have each taken a series of photographs of their peers representing cultu...
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Year 10 Careers Excursion

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 31 May 2017

Year 10 student enjoyed the opportunity to attend the Gold Coast Careers Festival 2017. The Festival was run over two days showcasing opportunities for students as they navigate their options. ...
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Year 12 Tech Studies Excursion - Wood Expo

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 31 May 2017

On Friday 26 May 2017, Year 12 Technology Studies students travelled by train to the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. The Timber and Woodworking Show has been a feature for Woodworkers and Wood turners for t...
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Year 9 Visual Art Tamara Armstrong Workshop

Senior Learning Community Monday 22 May 2017

​Year 9 Visual Art students at Hillcrest are working on a portraiture unit celebrating cultural diversity and acceptance. They have each taken a series of portrait photographs of their peers represent...
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Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

Senior Learning Community Friday 05 May 2017

On Thursday 20th of April an appeal for non-perishable food was launched within the Senior Learning Community. The Sport Coordinators and Captains advertised an appeal for non-perishable food for the ...
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What is Intelligence?

Senior Learning Community Thursday 20 April 2017

What is intelligence? Stanford University School of Medicine researcher Gerald Crabtree published two articles recently in “Trends in Genetics” proposing that our intelligence is actually declining. C...
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Sherwood Cliffs

Senior Learning Community Thursday 20 April 2017

In the first week of the school holidays a group of Year 12 boys volunteered their time to go and visit Sherwood Cliffs near Coffs Harbour. Sherwood Cliffs is an organisation, who for the past forty y...
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Why are Teenagers so Emotional?

Senior Learning Community Monday 20 March 2017

Not only are many of us as adults divided over our nation’s politics right now, expressing volatile emotions, but our young people are navigating extreme emotions at a high level. They often find it d...
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Beach to Beach walk

Senior Learning Community Thursday 16 March 2017

On Saturday, students and staff from Years 10-12 participated in Hillcrest’s annual Beach to Beach walk and head shave, to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation....
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Student Leaders - Compass Conference

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 March 2017

​On 25 – 28 February, the College Captains, Liam Scott and Stefanie Power, and Vice Captains, Jaden Fernance and Colisha Fenton, attended the Compass Student Leader Conference in Canberra, with over 1...
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UN Youth Delegate - Jemima Roze

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 March 2017

​Being a senior student; who has lived on the coast for the past 16 years, I have been readily involved with my local community. This year, I will be undertaking an international project in the winter...
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DEBATING: Senior B Round 1: we are winners!!

Senior Learning Community Thursday 09 March 2017

Stay at home parents should be paid for their work – was the controversial topic debated on Wednesday the 8th of March at Hillcrest Christian College. Round 1 of the Gold Coast Debating, Senior B comp...
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​Social Media – How can we help our children learn boundaries?

Senior Learning Community Thursday 09 March 2017

Over the years our society has put “boundaries” in place for addictive habits like smoking in public places or drinking excessively. With the wide use of social media by young people we should also co...
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Kate van Bruggen Recognised in State Awards

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February 2017

On Saturday 18 February 2017, top performing students in Queensland in 2016 were recognised by the Education Minister in a special ceremony at the State Library. 2016 is the third year that the Queens...
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Chess Update

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February 2017

Last week was a fantastic experience for some of our SLC Chess students who took part in a Gold Coast competition hosted by Gardiner Chess. Students competed in seven matches throughout the day, with ...
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Hillcrest – Building a School in Myanmar!!

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February 2017

​ Next week Chris McConnell, Chairman of the Board of Effective Aid International, will be attending our SLC Gathering to share about the exciting way that Hillcrest Christian College is helping the c...
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Thailand Myanmar Mission Trip

Senior Learning Community Thursday 23 February 2017

Year 11 and 12 students are invited to apply to be part of the annual Thailand Myanmar Mission Trip. This is a 2 week trip in the September holidays that takes our team to orphanages, refugee camps an...
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Year 10 Legal Eaglets Enjoy Visit to Queensland's Parliament House

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 22 February 2017

On Friday, 17 February, Hillcrest’s Year 10 Legal Studies class embarked on a journey of discovery through the hallowed chambers and halls of Queensland’s home of democracy, Parliament House in Brisba...
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Visual Art Excursion - GOMA

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February 2017

​Visual Art students in years 8 to 12 experienced an exhibition of the senses last Tuesday and Wednesday, visiting 'Sugar Spin' at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Students viewed and interacted ...
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Year 11 Legal Studies Excursion to Brisbane Law Courts

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February 2017

​This term, Hillcrest’s Year 11 Legal Studies class is investigating the thought-provoking question of whether or not juries should continue to decide whether people charged with serious crimes are gu...
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Hillcrest Alumni, Kate van Bruggen, shines in Bond University Mooting Competition

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February 2017

​Congratulations to Hillcrest’s 2016 Dux and Bond University Vice Chancellor Full Scholarship Winner, Kate van Bruggen, who has stunned the students and staff of Bond University’s Law Faculty, as well...
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Hillcrest Original Graduates Bond Law

Senior Learning Community Monday 13 February 2017

Hillcrest Prep original, Jaimee-Lee Jessop, graduated from Bond University with a Law degree on Saturday, 11 February, having been a Hillcrest Primary Captain and then graduating in 2013 as a Prefect,...
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Years 10-12 Careers Expo

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 February 2017

On Wednesday 8 February Hillcrest Christian College hosted their annual Information and Pathways Expo 2017 for Years 10 to 12 students and parents. ...
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Year 11 Camp - Noosa North Shore

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 February 2017

After a three-hour bus drive students from year 11 reached the retreat at North Shore Noosa. On arrival, we were shown to our allocated cabins and then everyone headed over to the camp kitchen for a f...
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Year 7 Camp - Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Senior Learning Community Friday 10 February 2017

Firstly, we would like to thank all the teachers who put in time and effort to ensure that we had a memorable experience at Tyalgum Ridge Retreat, especially our year level coordinator, Mrs Mouton. Al...
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Year 8 Camp Report 2017

Senior Learning Community Tuesday 07 February 2017

On Wednesday 1 February, Year 8s (with nine teachers in tow) bused their way to the QCCC site at Brookfield where they were based for the next three days....
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​Hillcrest’s Year 12 Students Assist with Year 8 Camp Brisbane City ‘Bridge 2 Bridge Challenge’

Senior Learning Community Friday 03 February 2017

It was wonderful to accompany nine Hillcrest Year 12 students, Austin Carlton, Jacky Choy, Genevieve Cochran, Brylee Davis, Shanae Kollen, Anabelle McConnell, Charlotte Russell, Jemima Smith and Jerem...
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​Hillcrest’s Year 12 ‘Legal Eagles’ Off to a Flying Start to 2017

Senior Learning Community Thursday 02 February 2017

The reputation of Legal Studies as a subject for the real world was enhanced on Monday, 30 January, when Hillcrest’s 22 Year 12 Legal students winged their way to Brisbane City on an express train to ...
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Legal Eagles Soar to Great Heights

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 02 November 2016

​Hillcrest’s Senior Legal Studies classes have enjoyed an exciting finish to the year with the Year 11s recently visiting the University of Queensland Law Faculty for thought-provoking interactive hu...
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Hillcrest Students Break World Record

Senior Learning Community Friday 19 August 2016

As a prelude to National Science Week, Hillcrest Christian College participated in a Guinness Book of World Records record-breaking attempt to conduct the largest Science Practical in the world. ...
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Year 9 Students Explore the Nation's Capital

Senior Learning Community Sunday 31 July 2016

​Students from our school have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students have been given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus ...
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Timber and Woodworking Show

Senior Learning Community Wednesday 08 June 2016

​On Friday 27th May 2016 Year 12 Technology Studies travelled by train to the Timber and Woodworking Show at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane....
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Hillcrest Christian College Debating

Senior Learning Community Thursday 10 March 2016

​On Wednesday 9 March Hillcrest Christian College Debaters competed in the first round of debates for the year....
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Hillcrest's Year 10 Legal Eaglets Leave the Nest for the First Time

Senior Learning Community Friday 26 February 2016

​In the spirit of real-world risk taking of intrepid Antarctic adventurer, Geoff Wilson, Hillcrest’s Year 10 Legal students paid a flying visit to Parliament House in Brisbane on Tuesday, 23 February ...
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Former Hillcrest Legal Student in Recent High Profile Criminal Court Case

Senior Learning Community Monday 01 February 2016

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