Dhirridhirri

Dhirridhirri

The little black and white birds seem to be the messengersUncle Laurie Nilsen Dhirridhirri is Gamillaraay for Willy wagtail.  This sculpture, created by Debbie Taylor Worley (a Gamillaraay woman), is dedicated to the memory of Laurie Nilsen, 1953 – 2020....
The Language of the Environment

The Language of the Environment

In its most literal sense, the word environmentmeans “surroundings”. However, environmentis much more than this one word and has a language of its own. We explore environmentthrough multiple contexts at Hillbrook and strive to “be the change” in them all. In Science,...
The Language of Development

The Language of Development

Hillbrook always has, and always will, be much more than its built environment, however the buildings and grounds are important and must blend intrinsically with what is at the heart of Hillbrook. There has been a carefully considered language at work during every...
The Language of a Past Student

The Language of a Past Student

David Morton, 2005 graduating Hillbrook Student and co-founder of Dead Puppet Society was guest speaker at Celebration Evening. The following is an excerpt from his motivating speech. What would seventeen year old me have thought if I’d been told that thirteen years...