Hillbrook offers several opportunities for teachers and schools to learn about why and how we should engage students in Philosophical Inquiry (PI).


For individuals:


Our two-day Introductory Course is offered twice a year here at Hillbrook - in February and again in August. This course enables teachers to begin their PI journey with their students.

For more information please contact us at pi@hillbrook.qld.edu.au


A most enriching, inspiring and enjoyable experience. Thank you. (Secondary teacher)

Great balance of theory and practice. (Primary teacher)

The most useful PD I have ever attended. (Secondary teacher)

A three-day Advanced Practice Course is offered once a year, next course on 14-16 September 2020 details here. Participants need to have previously attended an Introductory Course with us (or elsewhere), and have been teaching PI for at least six months. This course provides: a greater understanding of how and why PI works, how to improve your own practice, and how to put effective curriculum together.

For more information please contact us at pi@hillbrook.qld.edu.au or register here

Register here.


This course met and exceeded my expectation ... everything had a logical and meaningful sequence. (Secondary teacher)

I feel like I have been empowered to become a better philosophy teacher. (Primary teacher)

The ultimate 'next step' ... genuinely useful, informative and a perfect depth of info. (Middle Years teacher)

For school groups:


  • We are available to come to your school to deliver the two-day Introductory Course to your teachers on site.
  • We also offer a follow up service, where we come to your school to observe sessions, provide feedback, help with curriculum development, and anything else you may need.

This training is suitable for teachers of students from kindergarten to senior secondary students.  


For more information please contact us at pi@hillbrook.qld.edu.au

Upcoming Training Events

Three-Day Advanced Course - 14-16 September 2020 - More details here