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Was Music Our First Language?

Was Music Our First Language?

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Language is typically viewed as fundamental to human intelligence, and music is often treated as being dependent on, or derived from, language. However, from...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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The Language of a Current Student

The Language of a Current Student

Rylan Sanders-Wall, Year 11 Red, is a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC) and he spoke on Assembly about belonging. We thought we would share the message with our community here. Hey guys, so ahh …my name is Marvin, I’m 3017 years old. You might have...

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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Learning English has been a great challenge to me because it is a very different language to my first language, Japanese. Articles, 'a', 'an' and 'the', was, and still is, my biggest nightmare which is closely followed by the singular or plural matter. Japanese...

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Digital Fluency: The Future Language

Digital Fluency: The Future Language

Students who study Engineering develop a language that enables them to analyse, respond and manage ongoing technological and societal change. Australia needs enterprising and innovative individuals with the ability to make discerning decisions concerning the...

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Outdoor Education – Facilitating Growth

Outdoor Education – Facilitating Growth

Much has been written about the role Outdoor Education can play in moving students outside their comfort zone to help them grow. The underlying assumption is that growth can occur where there is some uncertainty of outcome. The tools students often state they use and...

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Our Ecological Footprint

Our Ecological Footprint

Imagine if our School community could make a real difference to the environment, and we could repair some of the environmental damage humans have created over the years? Imagine if the wider Hillbrook community got caught up in the momentum and made changes to their...

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Our Colours: Our Future

Our Colours: Our Future

HOW IS YELLOW SHAPING HILLBROOK'S FUTURE? Hillbrook is an ever changing and evolving community and 2019 has seen more changes than most, from the students’ new look uniform to the new design of the school grounds. But perhaps the most talked about change this year is...

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Helping Teachers Grow

Helping Teachers Grow

Hillbrook is committed to being a learning community. Within this commitment is a focus on helping teachers to develop skills that will support their ability to deepen the learning of Hillbrook students. To achieve this, we have been working with Emeritus Professor...

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What Makes A Great School?

What Makes A Great School?

What do parents hope for when they send their children to high school? The 3Rs, yes, but what else do they want? The recently released Independent Schools Queensland What Parents Want 2018 Survey, revealed the top five reasons Queensland parents choose a school:...

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How Green is our Tuckshop

How Green is our Tuckshop

We truly believe everyone wants to be kinder to the environment, but just how many of us regularly stick with our good intentions? It’s not because we don’t care, it’s mostly because we are busy. Many of us are working full time, bringing up children, caring for older...

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Climate Change Open Letter

Climate Change Open Letter

Dear Everyone Think Globally and Act Locally Hillbrook began with a strong focus on sustainability and it has remained a vital part of our philosophy. It is expressed in our curriculum, outdoor education program and many student environmental groups and initiatives....

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University Myths Debunked

University Myths Debunked

The Five Most Common University Myths Debunked There are popular myths about university study some of which are: First year uni doesn’t count – False. At most universities, first year results contribute to your final grade point average (GPA). Your GPA is of...

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Climate Change Open Letter

Dear Everyone Think Globally and Act Locally Hillbrook began with a strong focus on sustainability and it has remained a vital part of our philosophy. It is expressed in our curriculum, outdoor education program and many student environmental groups and initiatives....

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Ready to Enrol?

Choosing your child’s secondary education is a big step in the life of a parent. If you are ready to take that step you can start your application now, however you don’t have to complete it all in one sitting. Once you start, it will be uniquely saved for you to return and complete when convenient. 

You can also find out more about our enrolment process, including our Enrolment Policy and Entry Year Guide.