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College Closures

Executive Head of College's Office Thursday 30 March 2017

Earlier this morning the government made a decision to close all schools from south of Agnes Waters due to the extreme weather events that are being experienced in the region....
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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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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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​Poco Voce performs at Voices from the Trenches Festival

Performing Arts Thursday 23 March 2017

Last weekend our newest and youngest Choral Excellence Choir, Poco Voce, travelled to Brisbane to participate in the Voices from the Trenches Choral Festival. ...
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Why are the Arts important for your child? Artistic vs Creative

Performing Arts Thursday 23 March 2017

I was reading a research article recently about the new “creative class” in America. This is a new economic segment of society (paralleled in Australia) which has arisen out of the changes in workforc...
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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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From the Principal

Executive Head of College's Office Tuesday 21 March 2017

At times in the last few months, people have asked me why there is so much change at the moment and why are we doing so much? This is really difficult to explain as my answer is simple. God has provid...
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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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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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DEBATING: We brought home the treasure

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 20 March 2017

​As team members of the Junior B Debating team, we represented Hillcrest Christian College in the first round of debating for 2017. The topic of our debate was ‘pirates are better than ninjas’ and we ...
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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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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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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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Commonwealth Day Commemorative Coin unveiling

Sport & Cocurricular Monday 13 March 2017

​Today, Hillcrest celebrates Commonwealth Day. This year’s theme is ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’ and is especially significant because it marks the beginning of the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay. The ...
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March International Department Update

International Learning Community Friday 10 March 2017

International Student Department update for the month of March including: Aqua English Day, Homestay Coordinator Temporary Change, Jumpstart Classes for International Students....
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Gardiner Chess

Sport & Cocurricular Friday 10 March 2017

A gathering of talented minds in the JLC demonstrated their prowess in the latest Gardiner Chess Interschool Competition. Students had an amazing time playing seven rounds of chess against students fr...
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