Social Media Group & Page Guidelines

As adults, it is our responsibility to model for our children the appropriate use of Social Media. Using sites such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to challenge others about their approach to an issue, is not the place or the way. We need to model to our young people that if they have a problem, feel uncomfortable, or want to discuss a significant issue, it is best done face to face in a real conversation.

We provide Facebook pages to our College community as a way to connect families, to acknowledge our student achievements, to celebrate College life through photos and videos, and to provide reminders to parents of College-related matters. We have seen some members of our community misusing Facebook to raise concerns regarding specific subjects, teachers, and in some cases, students. Posting on Social Media does not provide the College, or the person targeted, with the opportunity to adequately address the issue, and conversations on our pages that cannot be addressed on the platform, will be closed for further discussion. Specific references to staff, students or parents (directly or indirectly) about concerns in any Facebook forum are inappropriate, do not adhere to our College's Social Media guidelines, and will be removed.

We urge families to contact the College directly if they have any concerns regarding their son or daughter’s education. We are here to listen, and we work hard to provide the best learning environment we can.

Dirk van Bruggen
Head of Senior Learning Community


Hillcrest Christian College
Social Media Group & Page Guidelines

You agree, through use of the Hillcrest Christian College Facebook groups or pages:

  • That you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or which otherwise breaches any law.
  • That advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations constitute inappropriate use of the forum.
  • That the copyright of any copyrighted material is owned by you.
  • That you are solely responsible for the content of your post and you indemnify Hillcrest Christian College in respect of any costs, expenses, losses, damages, or claims arising out of your use of this forum.
  • That you will provide accurate and valid registration details.
  • Hillcrest Christian College reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we have) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any of your posts.
  • By contributing to this forum, you consent to your post being altered, edited, or adapted in any way we see fit.

Given that posts appear in real-time, it is impossible for Hillcrest Christian College to review a post before it becomes publicly readable. Hillcrest Christian College cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any post.

Hillcrest Christian College actively monitors posts, but is not responsible for the content of posts. A post expresses the views of its author, and does not represent the views of Hillcrest Christian College.

Hillcrest Christian College has the ability to remove objectionable posts and will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame, allowing for the manual nature of the removal process. Hillcrest Christian College reserves the right to remove any post without providing a reason.

Any user who has an objection to a post is encouraged to contact the Facebook moderator, on marketing@hillcrest.qld.edu.au or report it using proper Facebook process.

Any photos posted by parents remain the property of the copyright holder, however the College reserves the right to use photos for publication in College newsletters or yearbooks and online blogs, apps and other online media, and on our website. They may also be used for display in photo montages on assemblies. If you have a concern about particular photos of your children being posted, please kindly ask the poster to remove them.

As a College, we encourage open communication and discourse within the College community, and if you have any College issues that you would like to raise, please do so by emailing the Executive Head of College's office directly on principal@hillcrest.qld.edu.au. Posting potentially inflammatory concerns is not considered proper use of the forum.


Hillcrest Christian College P&F Association
Social Media Group & Page Guidelines

Only join Hillcrest Christian College and Hillcrest Christian College P&F Facebook Groups and Pages if you agree that you will not post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or which otherwise breaches any law. That advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations constitute inappropriate use of the forum. That the copyright of any copyrighted material is owned by you. That you are solely responsible for the content of your post and you indemnify Hillcrest Christian College and Hillcrest Christian College P&F Association in respect of any costs, expenses, losses, damages, or claims arising out of your use of this forum. That you will provide accurate and valid registration details.

Hillcrest Christian College and the Hillcrest Christian College P&F Association reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we have) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any of your posts. By contributing to this forum, you consent to your post being altered, edited, or adapted in any way we see fit.

Given that posts appear in real-time, it is impossible for Hillcrest Christian College and Hillcrest Christian College P&F Association to review a post before it becomes publicly readable. We cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any post. Hillcrest Christian College and Hillcrest Christian College P&F Association actively monitor posts and recognise that a post expresses the views of its author and does not represent the views of Hillcrest Christian College and Hillcrest Christian College P&F Association. Hillcrest Christian College and Hillcrest Christian College P&F Association have the ability to remove objectionable posts and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame, allowing for the manual nature of the removal process. We reserve the right to remove any post without providing a reason.

Any user who has an objection to a post is encouraged to contact the Facebook moderator, at pandf@hillcrest.qld.edu.au or report using proper Facebook process.

Any photos posted to this forum by parents remain the property of the copyright holder, however the College reserves the right to use photos for publication in College newsletters or yearbooks and on-line blogs, apps and other on-line media and on our website. They may also be used for display in photo montages on assemblies. If you have a concern about particular photos of your children being posted, please kindly ask the poster to remove.

As a College we encourage open communication and discourse within the College community, and if you have any College issues that you would like to raise, please do so by emailing the Executive Head of College's office directly on principal@hillcrest.qld.edu.au. Posting potentially inflammatory concerns is not considered proper use of the forum.