A Message From The School Leadership Team 21/07/17

Hillbrook Senior Leadership Team 2017
Students have recently received their semester reports. Being personalised in nature, the voice of our teachers has ‘travelled home’ to provide you with a clear picture of your child’s learning and progress across their core and elective subjects. While we are aware that this is not the first time that you have received a school report, we write with tips that may be useful for discussing this report with your child:
  1. Let them know that you are proud of their efforts;
  2. Start a dialogue with your child about what they have learned in each subject;
  3. Ask your child to tell you how their report card results were determined (whether their assessment was an assignment and/or exam);
  4. Discuss with your child whether they are satisfied with their results and why/why not (this provides an opportunity to discuss the strengths of their reports, and opportunities for improvement);
  5. Plan, with your child, their learning goals for the upcoming semester and put in place steps to reach these goals; and
  6. Take an opportunity to ask how you can continue to help and support them to reach their learning goals.
At this stage of the year, another helpful conversation may be to discuss the ways in which your child believes they have contributed to the Hillbrook community during the semester and how they have made a positive difference in the lives of others. While their report provides a summary of their engagement with our balanced curriculum, it is the broader range of opportunities that are available to our students that empowers them to grow. You may like to take an opportunity to spend time discussing the new and exciting ways in which all that is on offer in our community can assist your child to develop an ongoing sense of balance in their lives. Geoff Newton, Stephanie Munday-Lake, Mark Herriman & David Briggs

Subject Selection 2018

This term, we will be hosting Parent Information Evenings, as well as Teacher/Parent/Student Interview and Information afternoons, for our current Years 7, 8 and 10 students. The dates, times and venues are below:
Year Level Information Evening Teacher/Parent/Student Interviews
Year 10 2017 into Years 11-12 2018/2019  Completed Wednesday 26 July 3.40 – 5.30pm Library
Year 8 2017 into Year 9 2018 Wednesday 2 August 6 – 7.30pm Tree of Life Chapel Thursday 10 August 3.40 – 5.30pm Library
Year 7 2017 into Year 8 2018 Wednesday 9 August 6 – 7.30pm Tree of Life Chapel Thursday 10 August 3.40 – 5.30pm Library
During our Interview and Information afternoons, parents and students will have an opportunity to speak with Teachers and Subject Coordinators about the offerings for their respective year levels in 2018. Please continue to read newsletter articles for future information regarding subject selection.

Music News

Music News Heading for Newsletter
It’s time for MUSIC and we are preparing for the Winter Music Concert Series. On Sunday 6 August we will be holding THREE concerts to showcase our ensembles – the first at 2pm in the Chapel, then 3.30pm and 5pm in the PAC. Please check the Winter Concert Series Music Concert Flyer 2017 or the Music noticeboard for arrival times and dress code. Entrance is $5 per concert. Percussion Ensembles will be involved with ‘The Big Percussion Day Out’ on Saturday 19 August. This will be on Parent Lounge and will be their Winter Music Concert. We need a couple of valued volunteers for the Sunday Concerts. If you are able to help with ticket selling at 1.30pm, 3pm and/or 4pm, please contact Peggy on 3354 6460 or email peggyp@hillbrook.qld.edu.au

Athletics Carnival – Friday 28 July

Yes, once again it is Athletics season and participation is the key. All students are expected to compete in a minimum of four events, be they novelty or formal. If a student is unable to participate in any of the activities, parents are expected to provide a short note of explanation. Our annual Athletics Carnival is a frantic day of running, jumping, throwing, novelty and competition! A day where the whole school participates in activities and fun. The carnival will be held on Friday 28 July at the AFL fields next door to Hillbrook and families are very welcome to attend. Events will commence at approximately 8.45am, however all students are required to be at the Rec Centre by 8.30am for an opening assembly. Dress standards are the same as for other informal occasions such as Free Dress Day and Outdoor Ed trips. This means:
  • covered footwear
  • sleeved shirts
  • no midriffs
  • broad brimmed hat and sun-screen is essential
  • water bottle
Students may travel to and from school in neat and tidy team colours. We ask parents to help students organise themselves to be sun safe for the day. Tuckshop facilities will be available. This is a normal school day and all students are expected to attend. Good luck!!!

Recipe Of The Week – Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Recipe of the Week was produced by a Year 10 Home Economics student, Holly Revie. After a semester of sewing the students are keen to work on refining their culinary skills. Well done, Holly!


150g butter, at room temperature 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 150g white chocolate, melted, cooled 300g (2 cups) plain flour Fresh raspberries, halved, to decorate White chocolate icing 250g cream cheese, at room temperature 100g butter, at room temperature 150g white chocolate, melted 80g (1/2 cup) icing sugar mixture Biscuit praline 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 6 Arnott’s Granita biscuits, finely crushed


Step 1 Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan forced, then line twelve 125ml (1/2 cup) muffin pans with paper cases. Step 2 Use electric beaters to beat butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate and beat to combine. Add flour, baking powder and cream, in alternating batches, stirring until just combined. Add frozen berries. Fold to combine. Step 3 Divide mixture among the prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand cakes in pans for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Step 4 For the icing, use electric beaters to beat cream cheese and butter in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add white chocolate. Beat to combine. Add icing sugar. Beat until well combined. Step 5 For the praline, line a baking tray with baking paper. Cook sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring, for 5 minutes or until dissolved. Cook until caramelised. Pour hot toffee over prepared tray. Quickly sprinkle with biscuit. Set aside to cool. Break praline into pieces. Process in a food processor until finely crushed. Step 6 Use a palette knife to spread icing over cupcakes. Sprinkle praline around edge of each cupcake and top with raspberry.

The Digital Corner

About Restrictions (Parental Controls)                                                          Digital Corner Helpful Tips

You can turn on Restrictions, also known as parental controls, on your iOS device to prevent access to specific apps and features. Learn about the types of Restrictions and how to turn them on and off on your device.

Turn on Restrictions

  1. Tap Settings > General >Tap Restrictions
  2. Tap Enable Restrictions and enter a passcode
You’ll need this passcode to change your settings or turn off Restrictions. If you lose this passcode, you will need to reset the iPad.

Keep up-to-date with what is happening on the iPad

Rather than checking every single App on your child’s device, a quick way is to go to Settings>Privacy>Camera and you will then have a list of every App that uses the camera. Some to watch for: Snapchat, HiCalculator, KeepSafe    Digital Corner iPad

Locating browsing history for Safari (websites)

While Hillbrook has capacity to track what students are browsing when they are connected to the network, it is also possible for parents to view what their children have been doing inside their web browser directly from the iPad. Settings>Safari>Advanced>Website Data This will display a list of the latest activity inside the web browser.

What’s open right now?

By double clicking the home button at the bottom of the iPad, you can see everything that is currently open on the device and the order it has been used.

Family SharingDigital Corner

Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks and App Store purchases, without the need for distributing the password. Pay for purchases with the same credit card and approve a pending purchases from other devices. By turning on ‘Ask to Buy’ for children in the family, you can still call the shots about what is being loaded on the family devices. Find out more: http://www.apple.com/au/icloud/family-sharing/

Reputations Matter

All internet users have a digital or online reputation, no matter what their age. This reputation is the opinion or view that others have about the user, based on what they say and do online. For their privacy and safety, it’s important for your children and all young people to be aware of where and how their personal information is available on the internet, who can access it, what others are doing with their information and the impression they are leaving for others to find. AIDE Parent Checklist Digital Citizenship Outline – 2016 Digital Corner Cyber BiT Snapchat May 2017 Kids Helpline Bullying-no-way eSafety eHeadSpace

Ergonomic Seating

Some of the recent additions to Hillbrook made quite the impression at this week’s EAC evening, the new ergonomic bloom chairs! The question that is being asked is: ‘Where can I get one?’ – Great question! There are a number of suppliers of ergonomic furniture in Queensland as well as a variety of distributers of the bloom chair – it is a case of doing the research and finding the best deal! Digital Corner

QUT Speed Talks With An Engineer

QUT Gardens Point campus is offering speed talks with an Engineer for Year 11 and 12 students on Tuesday 1 August. Click here for further information.  

Project Active

Project Active Circus - Girls with Hoola Hoops
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Project Active through Parent Lounge. Term 3 started this week but it’s not too late to sign up! Remember, Project Active is compulsory for Years 7 to 9. Check out the website for further information.

Parents, Please Collect Your Photos!

Hillbrook Photo Competition gallery wall
Parents, would you please come and collect your Photography Competition entries from Leisa at the front desk or Kristy in the copy room before they are filed away.

Year 12 Sea Kayaking Camp Video

Moreton Bay
In March, some Year 12 students travelled to stunning Moreton Bay for four days of Sea Kayaking. Click here to see the awesome video student Nic Seeto put together from this trip.

Tuckshop Roster

Hillbrook Tuckshop Counter
Mon 24 Jul Tue 25 Jul Wed 26 Jul Thu 27 Jul Fri 28Jul
Anita Hanlon Fiona Venardos Kym Davie Trish McLaughlin Roseanne Hansen Ginny Gudgin Susanna Derwin Kathy Christmas Linda Harvey Marion Crowther Emma Smith Lee-Anne Ryan Louise Peters Anne Spearritt Vivienne Buss Lisa Hay Sue Worsfold Valda Dorries Megan Gibson Susan Horton Soraya Annells

Uniform & Stationery Shop Roster

Hillbrook Uniform Shop
Mon 24 Jul Wed 26 Jul Fri 28 Jul
12pm – 2pm 8am – 9am  8am – 9am
Melissa Curtis Ann Single Nicole Gilbert Leonie Delisser Fiona Clark Deidre Shale Lee-Anne Ryan Judy McNelley Amanda Talbot Cherylyn Khan Carolyn Hartwig Samantha Lindsay-German Wendy Grady Susan Young

Photo Gallery – Year 11 Practice Journey

Hillbrook Anglican School