Learning at Hillbrook

'Curriculum' isn't just the subjects studied: it’s all the intended learning experiences that students undertake at the school, in and beyond the classroom. The Hillbrook curriculum is based on a balance of learning experiences drawn from our ever evolving understanding of how young people learn. 

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education is central to the philosophy of Hillbrook and contributes to many aspects of the personal and social development of each student in the school.

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Project Active

A wide range of co-curricular activities, ranging from fencing and athletics training to yoga and robotics, are enthusiastically subscribed to by students. 

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Learning Extension and Support

Support for students at Hillbrook takes many forms.  Staff accept collective responsibility for all students in our community, whether or not those students are in their classes. We also have programs designed for students who have a real passion for their subject area and wish to specialise even further.

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Music, Performing and Visual Arts

Performance opportunities at Hillbrook are many and varied, giving young people a chance to develop performance skills in a supportive environment.

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Sport and Physical Recreation

Healthy minds need healthy bodies, and Hillbrook’s Physical Recreation course has been designed to encourage students to keep physically fit and make positive life-long choices.

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Philosophical Inquiry

During Philosophical Inquiry, students are considering big issues fundamental to the way we live our lives. The questions discussed are raised by students themselves. They inquire together to search for answers or to try and make some progress towards truth. The process is democratic, ethical, respectful and thoroughly enjoyable.

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The Hillbrook Library

The Library is central to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching and learning program of the school.

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The library empowers students to be independent learners throughout their lives, ensuring they are effective users of ideas and information.

The library collaborates with other teachers to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.

The library provides a wide range of relevant resources, services and technologies to satisfy the varied curriculum and recreational needs of its users.

The library promotes a reading culture and provides opportunities for users to engage in literature enrichment activities.

The library creates a welcoming, user-centred environment with a dynamic learning culture, staffed by skilled, committed and caring professionals.

Our Library is vibrant and welcoming; every student can feel supported and at home. Hillbrook is a reading community and a community of readers.

Library Hours

Mon-Thu: 7:30am – 4:20pm

Fri: 7:30am – 4pm

Technology in the Classroom


Starting in 2018, Hillbrook is moving away from a Junior iPad/Senior Laptop program to a school-wide Laptop program over the next two years. Year 7 students will join the Laptop program, while Year 8 and 9 students will continue in the current iPad program until the end of Year 9.

The use of these devices is designed to introduce students to a broader variety of teaching and learning activities and to further prepare them for our information-rich world.

The iPads@Hillbrook page is designed for both parents and students to access a range of resources including, an up-to-date Apps list, information about parental controls and a number of helpful guides. 


Hillbrook’s laptop program for students is an exciting initiative to support our focus on teaching and learning.
In an increasingly digital world it is essential that our students develop ICT skills and importantly, they are able to use such technologies in their everyday learning. Currently all Year 10, 11 and 12 students are provided with a school laptop. The laptop program is supported by an Online IT Helpdesk, an IT Support Centre and explanatory information.

You can read more about Hillbrook's use of technology as an enabling tool in the October 2015 issue of Connections Magazine.

PDF: Laptop Program Frequently Asked Questions Sheet 

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