Innovative Teaching & Learning

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Final New Horizons Celebr8 Evening for 2017

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 19 October 2017

​On Wednesday, 11 October, we hosted the final New Horizons Celebr8 Evening for 2017, showcasing student work from Years 7-9....
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​New Horizons Celebr8 Evening

Innovative Teaching & Learning Wednesday 16 August 2017

On Wednesday, 9 August, students from Years 7-9 New Horizons presented their Design Centred Learning tasks at the Celebr8 Evening in front of 200 excited guests....
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Year 8 Students Teach French to Juniors

Innovative Teaching & Learning Friday 14 July 2017

In Term 2 at Hillcrest, students in Mme Evans’ Year 8 French class were tasked with planning and constructing educational games, to teach French vocabulary to younger students. The group of Year 8s em...
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Engaging your Entrepreneurial Mindset

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 15 June 2017

​This term has again provided many opportunities for students in the Senior Learning Community to engage their Entrepreneurial Mindset in learning about innovations of the future. Students in senior I...
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Microsoft E2 Education Exchange

Innovative Teaching & Learning Monday 22 May 2017

It was an honour to have been chosen to represent Hillcrest and be one of four Australian educators at the E2 Education Exchange conference in Canada. The conference held at the Fairmount Royal York i...
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Layers of Learning - Skills for Success

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 20 April 2017

Before the heavens opened up in the last week of school in Term 1, our Year 7, 8 and 9 parents had the opportunity to set their sights on a New Horizon. Throughout Term 1 students in our Year 7-9 Gift...
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Innovation

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 20 April 2017

​When visitors enter the new Year 6 Precinct, they are amazed at the modern furniture, the specialised break-out rooms and the choice that students have as to where and how they will work. It is a pla...
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LIBRARY: Beautiful and Interesting Things

Innovative Teaching & Learning Friday 24 March 2017

Were I to be asked for two words to describe our Hillcrest Library the two that I would choose are these two: beautiful and interesting. Our Library is more than a collection of furniture and shelves ...
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FLARE

Innovative Teaching & Learning Friday 24 March 2017

​In 2017, we have started a new exciting enrichment program called FLARE. However, FLARE is not just a program, it is a way of thinking and, as such, is also present in any classroom where critical an...
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LUMOS

Innovative Teaching & Learning Tuesday 21 March 2017

This term the students of 3/4 LUMOS studied the historical aspects of, “What Was Entertainment for Australian Children of the 1800’s and early 1900’s? They explored toys of this era and each made one...
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NEW HORIZONS: Year 8 Reach New Heights

Innovative Teaching & Learning Monday 20 March 2017

​This term, the Year 8 New Horizons class have been busy at work building prototype bottle rockets. After refining their designs through the shaping and taping of fins it was time to launch. Powered b...
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NEW HORIZONS: Hope and New Beginnings

Innovative Teaching & Learning Monday 20 March 2017

​New Horizons is an allegory for hope and new beginnings. The New Horizon's program is the embodiment hope as we journey towards a brighter future with our students. The 21st Century has now become th...
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Calling New Zealand

Innovative Teaching & Learning Monday 20 March 2017

​A small group of students in Year 5 participated in a Skype session with Elim Christian College in New Zealand with Miss Jorgenson. The students have been learning about the differences between schoo...
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IGNITE: Science of Sound

Innovative Teaching & Learning Monday 20 March 2017

​Year 2 Ignite has had lots of noisy fun learning about the ‘Science of Sound’ this term. We have built 3d models of the inner ear, learnt about animal echolocation, performed some fun experiments stu...
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Layers of Learning - Learning Centred Environments

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 16 March 2017

Our Layers of Learning Framework is a set of broad guidelines relating to quality teacher practices and represents the way we teach at Hillcrest Christian College. The framework reflects our College c...
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Welcome to our 22 New Teachers

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 23 February 2017

This year Hillcrest Christian College welcomed 22 new teachers to our community as we continue to grow from strength to strength. With 6 teachers in JLC and 15 in SLC, is has been exciting to see the ...
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​The Changing Face of Learning

Innovative Teaching & Learning Monday 13 February 2017

This term our Year 6, LUMOS and FLARE students moved into their new facilities, in what used to be the middle floor of the MPH carpark. The space, known as ‘The Precinct’, has been extensively redesig...
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Layers of Learning - Real and Supportive Relationships

Innovative Teaching & Learning Tuesday 07 June 2016

At Hillcrest Christian College, we are all responsible for creating a community of mutual respect and rapport by the way we know, value and interact with each other. Our desire is a community where in...
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Layers of Learning - Authentic and Purposeful Assessment

Innovative Teaching & Learning Friday 22 April 2016

Queensland Education explains the primary purpose of assessment is “to improve student learning. [It is] purposeful, systematic and ongoing.” (Dimensions of Teaching and Learning,, 2014). Gone are the...
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Layers of Learning - Engagement in Learning

Innovative Teaching & Learning Friday 25 March 2016

Quality teaching occurs when quality learning is the goal of the teacher. It is not just about delivering content, but planning and facilitating a rigorous, engaging program that encompasses understan...
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Layers of Learning - Professional Responsibility

Innovative Teaching & Learning Thursday 11 February 2016

Our first Layer of Learning is Professional Responsibility. Our teachers’ professionalism and high standard of ethical conduct is an important foundation to quality teaching. Professional Responsibili...
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