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A Balanced Approach
Hillbrook is a co-educational secondary school, offering an academic curriculum, located in Brisbane’s inner north-west. At Hillbrook, we are building the capacity of young people as lifelong learners. We aim to provide a realistic and stimulating environment where young men and women learn to challenge and question, to respect one another’s contributions, to enjoy one another’s company and to work effectively together at an early age. We give equal priority to intellectual, spiritual, personal and physical growth and encourage our community to develop a strong sense of balance in their lives. We hope that during their journey at Hillbrook students are empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
In the early 1980s, a small group of dedicated teachers dared to dream.
They shared a vision of a dynamic new school, different from the traditional schools of the past. Their vision is reflected to this day in every aspect of the school's activities, in our motto - 'In Balance We Grow' and in our balanced focus on intellectual, physical, personal and spiritual growth.
Trust, respect, equality, inclusion, collaboration and balance.
These are the key principles on which Hillbrook was founded and they underpin everything we do.
Our enrolments are first in, first served.
We do not offer subsides, scholarships or preferential entry for high academic or sporting achievement because we believe in the potential of all students. As there's always high demand for places, we advise parents to enrol their children as early as possible.
Hillbrook will always be a relatively small school, shaped by its values.
With a cap of 720 students, we aim to preserve a strong sense of community where students learn about collaboration and cooperation and where individual potential can be nurtured.
Coeducation empowers students to live confidently and sensitively.
There's no better way to prepare young men and women for life than having them live, learn and work together, in a co-educational environment, through all the activities and experiences they engage in at high school.
Our students study a range of intellectually challenging subjects.
Wherever their destinations may be after graduation, we hope this strong academic foundation will provide them with a diverse and comprehensive knowledge of the world they live in.