Parent Community


‘Community’ is a word we use a lot at Hillbrook. We believe it is a basic human need to be part of a larger group and to feel you belong.

Despite this, for some time now the idea of community has been declining in the western world: neighbourhoods, churches, even families are no longer as strong a source of community as they used to be.

Around ten years ago research from the United States began suggesting that schools that function as communities for their students are likely to produce stronger academic results than schools that function as bureaucracies. That research is now quite compelling: schools that are strong communities – especially with high levels of mutual trust and respect – have students who are likely to do well.

For all of these reasons we strive to maintain and develop Hillbrook as a thriving, inclusive community, where adults and young people feel connected and welcomed.

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