An evening of fun for our adult community. Great food to share, live music to enjoy under the stars!Hillbrook Under The Stars is the chance for our adult community to enjoy a relaxing social evening with a lovely meal and great live music. It is hosted by the Hillbrook P&F and we had more than 320 in attendance last year. More information will appear in the newsletter in the next few weeks, and via class liaisons. This year will be the last year that Katrina Coomber and myself organise the night, so what we really need is for two people to think about shadowing Katrina and myself this year to see how it is run. Contact a friend and get involved! We have everything organised in computer files so it is not a daunting task and will not take much time this year. Ideally we would love someone who has students in the younger year levels to take over! If you would like to find out more, please email email@example.com Karen Kennelly
A vibrant and exciting week here at Hillbrook has seen us enjoy a wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities. On Monday evening, we hosted our QTAC Evening where information was given to our Year 12 parents and students about university application processes, and on Wednesday afternoon we held a wonderful afternoon with Year 10 parents and students to discuss subject choices with our teachers. This week we have also participated in the Australian Maths Competition, and hosted a preparation evening for our September tour to NASA. Monday and Thursday evenings were the quarter finals of Theatresports, and our 9.1 team competed in the final rounds of the QDU Debating Competition. Wednesday evening saw three of our Year 11 students complete in the semi-final of the USQ Mooting Competition, and make it into the final. Today we held our annual Athletics Carnival and the theme was “Warriors”. We were delighted to witness the level of participation from all students, and the support from each other to do their best. We also congratulate White who were the winning colour on the day. We are proud of everyone’s achievements. Thank you to all of our colleagues for their involvement in organising, facilitating and hosting this week’s experiences for our students. We love offering such a diverse range of opportunities that promote our motto of balance and we continue to encourage each and every student to create experiences for themselves to strive for balance in their lives. Geoff Newton, Stephanie Munday-Lake, Mark Herriman & David Briggs
Date: Friday 11 August – Week 5 Theme: The Rich & the Famous Arrival: The dance will start at 7pm, please do not arrive any earlier than 6.45pm. Students are encouraged to be dropped at the front of the school. Access: Entry to the dance will be via the side access road between Hillbrook and the Scout den. This will be well lit and fenced. Students will not be permitted to walk through the school or enter Hillbrook grounds via the adjacent sporting fields. The side access road will lead dance goers to the Rec Centre, where student IDs and pre-purchased wristbands will be checked at the door, before entry into the dance. Please ensure your child/children and their guests from other schools bring student IDs and have wristbands already attached. Wristbands and IDs: Wristbands are $10 each, on sale at lunch times from the SRC Executive. Hillbrook students can bring two high school aged guests. Finish Time: The dance will finish at 10pm sharp. Departure will be back up the side access road. Students can then be collected from the front of the school. First Aid/Security: The dance has been registered with the local Police station. For the entire duration of the dance, members of St John Ambulance and Qld Security Solutions will be in attendance. Any students wanting to leave early will be able to call parents who can collect their son/daughter from the main door of the dance. Supervision: There are a number of staff who will be supervising the dance, however a parent presence is always appreciated. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can assist.
Filled with irrepressible humour and a distinct Australian spirit, Away is a beloved modern classic. This sophisticated and stylish production of Michael Gow’s award-winning play brings an abundance of warmth and inventiveness to the Basement this winter. It’s Christmas, 1967. Three families are about to head for the coast to get away, to move on, to change. The end-of-year school play is a success. Tom and Meg’s young love is lighting up the dressing room. The cars are packed and summer holidays are finally here… But ’tis not the season to be jolly. Expect to see lots of familiar faces in our cast of Hillbrook alumni: Maddie Kerr, Dom Ryan, Julia Thorpe, Xander Matheson, Amanda Vearing, Callum Mulvey, Bridget Porter, Ben Trigger, Lillian Geiger, Tom Wilcox and Guy Thomson. Basement Arts was started as a platform for students to continue their engagement in the dramatic arts after leaving school. Support from our community is greatly appreciated to allow us to offer them this opportunity, so please book your tickets today! This particular show is suited for ages 15+ and runs for approximately two hours, including interval. Wednesday 2 August Thursday 3 August Friday 4 August 7.30pm Hillbrook PAC Basement https://www.trybooking.com/301403
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:
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.
|Year Level||Information Evening||Teacher/Parent/Student Interviews|
|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|
Social NetworkingSocial networking is a large part of the social identity of young people. They are avid users of a range of social networking services including Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Many kids also network through playing online games like Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters and World of Warcraft. All of these services provide fun and engaging ways to:
- stay connected and interact with friends and family
- post information and updates about themselves and their activities
- share photos and videos
- chat and play games
- comment on other people’s photos, posts and profiles
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.
Rohan Sutcliffe of the Year 11 Home Economics class produced this amazing meal in response to a design challenge in which he had to cook for a hypertensive adult. Not only was this meal nutritious, low in salt and in high in omega 3 fatty acids, it was delicious. Well done, Rohan! Ingredients (serves one):
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 portion of wild salmon (skin-on)
- 1 asparagus bunch, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, plus more for garnish
- 8 cups water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 4 large eggs
- Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Toast coriander in a small skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Pulse the coriander, lemon zest, ½ teaspoon salt and crushed red pepper in a spice grinder until finely ground. Coat the salmon flesh with the spice mixture (about 1½ teaspoons per portion) and place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet.
- Cut off asparagus tips and very thinly slice stalks on the diagonal. Toss the tips and slices with oil, lemon juice, mint, tarragon, pepper and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Let stand while you cook the salmon and egg.
- Bring water and vinegar to a boil in a large saucepan.
- Meanwhile, broil the salmon until just cooked through, 3 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness. Tent with foil to keep warm.
- Reduce the boiling water to a bare simmer. Gently stir in a circle so the water is swirling around the pot. Crack egg, one at a time, into the water. Cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 3 to 4 minutes.
- To serve, place the asparagus salad and salmon on a plate. Make a nest in the salad and top with a poached egg.
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|Robyn Thompson Megan Paulsen Sue Lightbody Lindsey Stevenson-Graf Emma Swenson Vena Weis||Fiona Lynch Jo McNeilly Maree Jones||Kerry Conner Heather Rogers||Lucy Forrest Robyn Riley Megan Bakewell Suzanne MacKenzie Anne Ozdowska||Rosie Grant Roslyn Wood Pip Danrell Larissa Fletcher Marie Kinshela Elizabeth Heck|
|Mon 31 Jul||Wed 2 Aug||Fri 4 Aug|
|12pm – 2pm||8am – 9am||8am – 9am|
|Amanda Doukas Michelle Ralston Susanna Derwin||Paige Buchanan Alison Boyd Tanya Saccasan Amanda Talbot||Sharon Andrews Francine Rowe Jenny Magee Zelinda Chaffey|