In the early 1980s, a small group of dedicated teachers dared to dream ...


Our Vision: To open minds, inspire hearts and nurture dreams.

Our Mission: To empower young people to make a positive difference.

Trust, respect, equality, inclusion, collaboration and balance.

These are the key principles on which Hillbrook was founded and they underpin everything we do.

Hillbrook @ Home


While our students are unable to physically attend school during Term 2 due to COVID19, they will be engaged in remote learning via Hillbrook@Home


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out how we are managing the risks around coronavirus here at Hillbrook along with up to date government information and helpful articles and websites.

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Our Ecological Footprint

Hillbrook has a very strong philosophy when it comes to the footprint we leave behind.

Leave. No. Trace.

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"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." 
Albert Einstein

Geoff Newton attends the Hillbrook Photography Competition winner announcement

Visit Hillbrook

There are many opportunities to visit our school and see different aspects of daily life at Hillbrook.


Outdoor Education

Hillbrook was one of the pioneers of Outdoor Education in Queensland and our program is an integral part of our curriculum.


Philosophical Inquiry

Our September 2020 three-day Teacher Training Advance Course is now open for registration. This course is for teachers who have completed the Introductory Course.


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is not education at all."  Aristotle


Climate Change Open Letter

Dear Everyone Think Globally and Act Locally Hillbrook began with a strong focus on sustainability and it has remained a…

Am I a good custodian of our land?

Friday 31 May 2019 was Hillbrook’s 32nd birthday and our Principal, Mr Geoff Newton, shared these words at our Foundation…

Bye, Leisa. With love … your hair.

Bye, Leisa. With love, your hair …  Hillbrook’s Receptionist and Student Support superstar Leisa Bye is shaving her head at…


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 Balance We Grow

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. 

Our Key Principles
Inclusive Enrolment
The Benefits of Coeducation
An Academic Foundation