Senior Learning Community

Our Senior Learning Community (SLC) is the final phase of education at Hillcrest for students in Years 7 - 12. It is a time of significant emotional and physical growth for students, and a time when their identity begins to take a more defined form as they approach maturity and adulthood, and grow in personal integrity and confidence, and in a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Hillcrest provides SLC students with many opportunities to explore their personal talents and interests, while being well prepared for the rigours of tertiary education and life beyond our College. Students are guided through the art of goal setting, and meeting the higher expectations of independence, responsibility, self-motivation and self-discipline.

We offer an extensive range of senior subject choices, and guarantee to offer each subject in the timetable, irrespective of the number of students who choose it. This enables students to plan for their final College years with certainty.

Whether students intend to pursue further study through an ATAR, Rank Pathway, Vocational Education or employment, we provide students with every opportunity to succeed. Students in Years 10 - 12 are also able to participate in diploma programs, traineeships, school-based apprenticeships and first year university subjects.

Hillcrest’s renowned Gifted and Talented Program gives Years 7 - 9 students the opportunity to accelerate their learning. The Honours Program (Years 10-12) gives students access to QCAA accredited Honours and Extension Mathematics and English courses, mentoring programs and access to study university subjects while in Year 12.

We are leading the introduction, trial and preparation of the new assessment format being introduced by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) in 2019. Year 10 students will get a head start on the new assessment format, preparing them for greater success upon graduation in 2019.