Hillcrest News

26 November 2021

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

John 1:29

Jeff Davis
Executive Head of College

Executive Head of College, Jeff Davis shares a final message for 2021 and what we have to look forward to in 2022.


College Highlights Reel

Below are College highlights from the awesome year that was 2021.


Early Learning


Junior Years


Middle Years


Senior Years

Sports & PA


Other News

Other News & Key Dates

Culture and Wellbeing

Just like our students, Toby has been very busy this term with his schooling. Toby has been attending classes to achieve the first level to become a therapy dog. We are very proud to announce that last week Toby graduated “Manners Class”. You will see from his smile that he is pretty proud of himself too.

Toby will now start his “Foundation Obedience” classes, which he will complete over the summer break.

A big thank you to all our students, staff and College community for loving and supporting Toby as he continues his therapy dog training. He is now very comfortable in the school environment and just loves all the cuddles, pats, chats and exercise he has with you all.

You can follow Toby’s adventures over summer on Instagram @toby.thetherapydog and he will be so excited to see you back on campus for 2022!

From the ELC

Our Kindy has been a buzz with activity over the past few weeks as we prepare for the end of our 2021 learning journey in the Early Learning Community. It has been a wonderful year together and we feel blessed to have been entrusted with your children for their Pre Kindy and Kindy years. In Week 7 we held our very special Kindy Graduation. This was an evening where we celebrated our Kindy children, shared a song or two with families and honoured the year that was. It was a memorable night and one enjoyed by all. Just as our children were celebrating their graduation from Kindy, we joined with the wider College community to celebrate our 2021 graduating Year 12 students by taking part in a Hillcrest tradition, the ‘Guard of Honour’. This was particularly special for us, as Year 12 students Miss Katie, Miss Lily and Miss Chloe have spent time in Kindy this year. We loved being able to farewell them this way! In the last week of school, the festivities continued as we shared in our Christmas Celebration Week. It was a week filled with cute farm animals fit for any nativity scene, face painting, balloon twisting, a Christmas Puppet Show and last but certainly not least a Disco Day. As the year draws to a close, our Kindy Team would like to thank you for sharing this year with us and wish you and your families a safe, blessed and holy Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Michelle Cecil
Director of the Early Learning Community

Pre Kindy, Kindy and Prep 2023 Applications are open!

Do you have a pre school aged child or know someone who has? Positions at Hillcrest Christian College in Pre Kindy (3-4yr olds), Kindy (4-5yr olds) and Prep are filling fast for 2023 and beyond. Please ensure your child’s application is in so that you don’t miss out!

Prep 2023 applications for first round offers close on Sunday, 6 February.

Get your Pre Kindy and Kindy 2023 applications in as soon as possible for the best chance to get preferred days.

Here are the links to the application forms:

Pre Kindy & Kindy Enrolment Application Form

Prep – Year 12 Enrolment Application Form

For further enquiries regarding Kindy Enrolment please email elc@hillcrest.qld.edu.au

For further enquiries regarding Prep Enrolment please email enrolments@hillcrest.qld.edu.au

From the Head of the JLC

To our JLC Community,

As we have come to the end of the school year I am, once again, in awe of the culmination of the terms units and learning on display in each of the classrooms. It is always a joy to feel the buzz of excitement as students work together to finalise their work and participate in festive activities.

This is a special time of the year, and it was wonderful to see each class celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Recognising the birth of Jesus and its significance, the importance of togetherness, service and giving amidst all that is going on in the world at the moment.

On Monday of Week 8, the JLC classes including our new Prep students had the opportunity to experience their year levels for 2022. It was wonderful to see the joy, and anticipation of the day and our students excited for what the next year holds. We finished the term with a Celebration Day on Friday, the students loved our combined Gathering and Assembly and planned activities throughout the day. It was a day of togetherness and final farewells as they departed for the year.

It is truly a privilege to be involved in the JLC community. The learning and experiences the students have been part of this year could not have occurred without the constant strength, skills, and devotion of our JLC staff. I just wanted to say well done to an incredible group of educators who nurture and care for the students daily.

I also want to say a big thank you to all our students for their hard work throughout the school year. As final reports go out, it is wonderful to see the growth and dedication each child has applied to their learning this year. Our prayers are with the Year 4s, whom we will miss greatly but are excited to see them flourish as they journey into the MLC.

Lastly, I wanted to thank the parent community for entrusting us with your children this year. Merry Christmas and may God bless you richly throughout this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

May God’s blessing be yours this Christmas.

Christy Gittins
Head of Junior Learning Community

What’s been happening in the JLC

Year 4 Fossil Visit

Recently some lovely fossil collectors, Mr and Mrs Kronk visited Year 4 and shared their amazing knowledge of fossils even showing some of their extensive collection which included large limbs off a woolly mammoth, dinosaur teeth and skulls of different creatures. In Term 4, Year 4 has been studying geology, fossils and Noah’s flood to not only understand natural geologic processes but also gain an understanding of how Biblical events synchronise very well with the evidence of the current geological world. The students should be able to compare understandings of both a Biblical and evolutionary worldview in order to understand more of this amazing and possibly even young world in an age appropriate manner. Mr and Mrs Kronk were able to provide insights from a Biblical and archaeological point of view and some amazing facts were learned, for example, it is not just meat eaters that have razor sharp teeth, the giant panda has been designed beautifully with razor sharp teeth perfect for eating bamboo. God’s design is evident in the large and small of life.

JLC Buddy Program

On Thursday 18th October, nine excited MLC students arrived at the Castle, ready to meet their JLC buddies! It was wonderful to watch them get to know each other over fun games and creative activities. Having enjoyed an engaging, interactive training session the week before, it was exciting to watch our MLC Buddies put their mentoring skills into action.

The aim of our Buddy program is to provide peer support, encouragement and positive role modelling for some of our youngest students, while simultaneously developing compassionate leadership skills in the older ones. The buddies will spend time together at a regular time each week, supervised by our JLC Chaplain. We look forward to seeing these new friendships grow, as they provide another significant personal connection between our school communities.

‘Black Belt’ Musicians (Yr 4 Recorder)

This year, students in Year 4 have been learning the recorder in Music. The recorder is one of the most accessible ways for JLC students to learn to read music. It is an excellent way to introduce them to playing a musical instrument in a group situation and provides the opportunity for students to express the elements of beat, rhythm and pitch in a practical way. The recorder program at Hillcrest is based on earning coloured belts – like in Karate. Students have been practising throughout the year, and have been earning belts as they pass each level. This has been very challenging for the students as they have had to play with accurate beat and rhythm, while also using correct technique and fingering. It has been amazing to see the musical development in the students as they have participated in this program during 2021. A special congratulations to the students who have achieved their ‘Black Belt’ in recorder this year: Maxim Chistyakov, Vincent Potts, Anna Hook, Chloe Hook, Avery Rackemann, Nia Rush and Audrey Schuurs. Well done!!

P-2 Christmas Concert

The 2021 P-2 Christmas Concert was such a hit! We had a myriad of characters to tell the miraculous story of Christ’s birth ranging from Mary, Joseph, wise men, shepherds and an angel, to the more quirky characters of cats and Little Bo Peep. Presenting a performance such as this takes a lot of work from teachers and commitment from students. Well done to all involved!
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Flare I-Time

Flare i-Time students were recently involved in Design Centred Learning that focussed on recycling. Will Ireland, in 3/4 Lumos was an inspiration with his student-led recycling initiative program which he presented to Flare students. SECRET Skills were used as students researched, collected, created, recorded and shared their findings. Some of the inventions were: toys, games, car tracks, waterproof hats and more.

Flare Maths Games Competition

This year, Year 4-6 FLARE Maths and Lumos students participated in the Maths Games, developed by the APSMO Team (Australian Primary School Mathematical Olympiads). Students practised for the competition by using George Polya’s problem solving model: SEE PLAN DO CHECK. This links with the SECRET Skills of Exploring a Question and Evaluating Evidence (SEE), Plan-Do-Review (PLAN), Find Solutions and Go for it, Finish it (DO) and Reach Conclusions (CHECK). In recognition of their participation, students were awarded certificates and our top students received trophies and pins. All Prep-Year 3 FLARE Maths students were introduced to George Polya and engaged in solving problems using this method.

Years 3-6 Christmas Card Competition

Each year all southern Gold Coast students from Years 3-6 are invited to participate in a special Christmas Card Drawing Competition. Winners could have their artwork featured on the official Christmas Card of Karen Andrews MP. This year’s theme was “Christmas on the Gold Coast.”

Karen Andrews came to Hillcrest in Week 6 of Term 4, to personally present students with their awards. Well done to all students who entered the competition.

Channel 9 Films Year 4 Christmas Choir

Channel 9 news filmed our Year 4 and 3/4 Lumos classes as part of their build up to Christmas. Students were very excited to sing although by the third take some were glad to finish singing. Thank you to Nerida and our teachers for their support. While we have requested an airing schedule please watch Channel 9 Gold Coast News for your chance to hear our students sing.

Year 3-4 Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to our Years 3-4 award recipients from this year’s Awards Ceremony. This time of celebration acknowledges the hard work from students throughout the year. Awards were given for academic achievement and effort. This year, a new award, the College Shield Award, was presented to a Year 3 and Year 4 student who embodies the College values and aspirations. It was also a time to honour the Year 4 students as they transition to the Middle Learning Community in 2022.

From the Head of the MLC

It is the final newsletter article for 2021 and the overwhelming feeling I have is, we made it!

2021 will be remembered as the year that the MLC finally opened and it is hard to believe how much we have packed into this first year as we have navigated COVID-19. I went back and read the first letter I wrote to parents this year and the topics discussed were; Building updates, Lockers, Swimming Carnival and Camp. Oh how the times have changed.

We have just finished off Term 4 with an incredible number of significant cultural events and awards and I am so pleased with the new standard that has been set by the inaugural class of 2021. In the last fortnight alone we have celebrated;

  • Year 6 Half Point 2027 Dinner
  • Year 8 Leadership Dinner
  • Co-curricular Awards
  • Semester 2
  • Compassion in Action (CIA) Day
  • Term 4 Celebr8 Day
  • Winning the Year 5 Additive Manufacturing STEM Project run across the Gold Coast
  • Winning the Overall Best School in the Gold Coast Show Arts Award

Our goal this year was clear, to establish a culture founded in a Middle Schooling philosophy based on building relationships and student engagement while focusing on preparing future-focused learners who understand the power of embracing and sharing God’s love. `We have worked on developing the whole child through our strategic focus on multiple domains; Intellectual, Emotional, Wellbeing, Spiritual and Global and we will strive to build upon this solid grounding in 2021 as we look to improve our outcomes as a Learning Community in 2022.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and our community for supporting us through a busy first year. It has been a team effort that has helped us achieve success and we appreciate your support in working together with us to bring the very best out of our students, your children.

Finally, I want to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and I hope you find the time to share in the joy of this season and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with your family and friends. Merry Christmas and I look forward to working with you again in 2022.


Darren Rackemann
Head of Middle Learning Community

What’s been happening in the MLC

Compassion In Action Day (CIA Day)

Concluding a massive seven days for Year 6 students and staff, the students organised a fete-like celebration for students from Years 1-5. For the last term during DCL, Year 6 has been investigating what it means to be an entrepreneur as well as serving others through raising money. CIA Day was about students creating a business based on something they are passionate about. They learned about branding, business plans, advertising and the benefits of competition in business. A highlight was the students pitching their ideas Shark-Tank style, to teachers who would decide if and how much money the College would invest in their business idea.

Students set up their mini businesses ready for paying customers. After lunch the MLC courts were transformed into a busy fete with hundreds of excited students purchasing everything from popcorn and soft drinks to winning prizes in skill-based challenges. At the end of the day around $4,500 was raised by the Year 6 students, contributed by Year 1-5. These funds will go directly to our six Compassion children who the College sponsors.

Year 6 Half Point Dinner

The end of Term 2 was the halfway point of the Year 6’s academic journey; 6 ½ years down, 6 ½ years to go. Unfortunately, the organised dinner had to be postponed and replanned for Term 4 due to COVID restrictions. The students were looking handsome and beautiful as they stepped out of their cars, often into the excited embrace of their equally excited friends.

The dinner was quite unique with the students able to choose a range of 15 meals from three food trucks, festival style. The fried chicken burger with fries was a hit with both students and staff. Mr Suter and Mr Rackemann presented what life was like for students 6 ½ years ago and compared it to what life might be like in 6 ½ years and beyond. After the meals had settled a little, the dancing began. Best on the dance floor was a close call with Mr Hager eventually taking the title, for the second year in a row.

It was a special evening for the students who truly deserved a night to celebrate and remember. Congratulations Year 6 for making it halfway there.

Year 8 Leadership Dinner

On Wednesday, 17 November, students in Year 8 celebrated the end of their MLC journey with the inaugural Leadership Dinner. The first two hours saw students enjoy a sit down meal in Terrace Hall while hearing from Jeremy Kendle, a professional basketball player who has played in several countries around the world. Jeremy shared some great stories of how he has positioned his Faith at the forefront of his journey and had many great messages for the students based around his values-based outlook on life.

The last part of the evening was held on Level 1 of the MLC which was transformed into another world where DJ Schnitzel (Chappy Nat) played to a packed dance floor while others enjoyed chill zones with games and fun for all. The Year 8 students who led projects or were involved in leadership roles throughout the year were also celebrated on the night and it was refreshing to see the vision of everyone as a leader come to fruition when over 60% of the students were acknowledged for their contributions across the year.

2021 Zhuhai Painting Competition

In Term 3, students across the Gold Coast participated in the 2021 Zhuhai Painting Competition, ‘Friendship Around the World’. The Gold Coast signed a sister city agreement with Zhuhai, China in 2012, and this painting competition is part of the sister city program which is designed to promote friendly exchanges between Zhuhai’s friendship cities around the world. The theme of this year’s painting competition was “New life to look forward to after the COVID-19 pandemic”. Nearly 500 students across the Gold Coast submitted artwork. In Week 7, Hillcrest received an update from the Mayor’s office stating that the Jury Committee awarded 28 Excellent Artworks. Out of the 28, three are from Hillcrest! Taylin Fourie (Year 7), “Life After Covid”, Vincent Churches (Year 8), “Food for the Soul”, and Lola Rancie (Year 5), “The Possibilities”. Zhuhai is hosting an online exhibition of the Excellent Artworks and certificates and souvenirs are being sent from Zhuhai to these students. Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork, and a big congratulations to Taylin, Vincent and Lola for their achievement!

Spreading the Joy

Last week Years 5-6 students created personalised gift bags for elderly residents at Ozanam Villa. These residents will be spending Christmas in their nursing home, with many of them unable to see family. It was delightful to see students show compassion and love towards the older generation and create little masterpieces for residents to treasure. Ozanam Villa staff will pack these bags with special treats for Christmas day.

“What an amazing effort you have put into creating fabulous gift bags for our residents! It’s obvious, the love and thought you have put into your designs. We are in awe of your talents. A massive thank you to the teachers for facilitating this. Please accept our deepest and heart felt thank you. May God bless and keep you safe this Christmas. Kylie Halik and the team at Ozanam Burleigh.”

Paper Recycling at Hillcrest

This semester, our 5/6 Sustainability Club has been researching school waste and strategies to improve sustainability across the College.

Madelyn Berkowitz, Isla Jaques and Poppy James launched their “Paper Recycling Bins” across the College last week. We now have yellow bins located at every major photocopier in the college and they will be emptied by the club in our new Gold Coast City Council Paper skip bin.

The Sustainability Club were extremely excited to get this initiative off the ground and look forward to can/bottle recycling and energy saving initiatives in 2022.

Year 5 Board Games

Year 5 has designed and created board games demonstrating their HASS knowledge about the Gold Rush this semester. They used the Makers Empire program to design their tokens and dice for their board games and then printed them on 3D printers. The Year 4 students were invited to come and test out the board games. A fun afternoon was had by all.


At the same time Year 6 students were raising funds and sharing with Years 1-4, students in Years 5, 7 and 8 were displaying their learning from the last term on Level 1 of the MLC. They ran mini lessons for students in Years 3-4 and had work on display for others to walk through and view as part of the Celebr8 phase of the DCL process. It was great to see our students leading sessions with the younger students with some very insightful learning being shared from student to student.

Makers Empire

Last week 10 Year 5 students represented Hillcrest at the Makers Empire Queensland showcase. The students answered questions about their projects and had the opportunity to see other schools’ designs too. They also learned more about the exciting future of manufacturing. Hillcrest was selected as the showcase winners. We are so proud of all the students!

MLC Awards Assembly

Our final two MLC assemblies of the year have been filled with celebration as we recognise and celebrate the achievements of students in both their co-curricular and curricular activities.

Co-curricular Awards

In the co-curricular awards assembly, we recognised students who received commendation awards and colour awards for their commitment and success in their co-curricular activities. Commendation awards recognise students who show leadership, commitment or diligence in improving themselves and their team members. Colour badge awards, including Junior Colours, Half Colours and Full Colours, are awarded respectively to students who won a College-organised inter school sport or local activity, who came second in a College-organised inter school sport or local activity and who are involved in activity at an exemplary level, such as a state championship.

Domain Awards

In Week 8’s Domain Awards assembly, students were recognised for their effort and their achievements in the IQ (Intellectual domain), GQ (Global domain), EQ (Emotional domain) and SQ (Spiritual domain).

The IQ (Exemplary Effort) Award celebrates students who have received exemplary effort ratings on their Term 3 and 4 reports across at least 80% of the subjects studied. The IQ (Academic Excellence) Award recognises the top students in each year level who have received the highest number of A grades on their Term 3 and 4 reports.

The GQ Award recognises students in each year level who demonstrate the SECRET Skills, positive engagement with DCL tasks and innovative thinking when solving problems.

The EQ Award celebrates students who build positive relationships with others, support the wellbeing of others and exceed community expectations.

The SQ Award recipients highlights students who exemplify Hillcrest’s mission and values through their Christ-like characteristics, servant-hearted actions that put others first and leadership within the MLC.

Congratulations to all the award recipients for their phenomenal achievements and contributions to the MLC community this year!


Years 3-6 Christmas Card Competition

Each year all southern Gold Coast students from Years 3-6 are invited to participate in a special Christmas Card Drawing Competition. Winners could have their artwork featured on the official Christmas Card of Karen Andrews MP. This year’s theme was “Christmas on the Gold Coast.”

Karen Andrews came to Hillcrest in Week 6 of Term 4, to personally present students with their awards. Well done to all students who entered the competition.

From the Head of the SLC

And that is a wrap …

Every time I write my final Newsletter article for the year, I have mixed feelings. It is the business end of the term and year. There is a great energy around the campus with final celebrations for our graduating class, students completing their final assessments and teachers marking and reporting. However, soon part of this energy will leave when the students depart and then diminish even further when the teaching staff leave for their vacation. While we are on vacation, the grounds, maintenance and cleaning teams commence their preparations for 2022.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Hillcrest Christian College community for all that has been done for the year. 2021 has been a wonderful year thanks to the hard work of the students, teachers, support and administration staff and the support of the parents, carers and wider community. We have again successfully navigated and adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions while keeping the vision and mission of the College central to what we do. Regardless of your role within the community, I am very appreciative of your contribution and support this year.

I am glad to work in a College where the meaning of Christmas is not lost. For many people in Australia, Christmas is about Santa, presents, big family dinners and/or other celebrations. They miss the true meaning because the commercialisation of the season has taken away from the understanding and symbolism. To me, it is about new life, new beginnings and hope for the future as indicated by the Christ Child. I also like to think of the season as being about connected, caring relationships, because the coming of Christ is about God coming to us so that we might get to know him personally. As our close friends and family bring us peace and joy, so too does closeness to Christ, every day of the year.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you enjoy spending the season with your family and close friends and look forward to welcoming you back on campus next year.

Richest blessings,

Jason Day
Head of Senior Learning Community

What’s been happening in the SLC

Write a Book in a Day Triumph

In 2021 Hillcrest ran two Write a book in a day sessions, with over 100 students participating in writing an illustrated children’s book over the course of 12 hours. In conjunction with this, the teams raised almost $5000 for the Kids Cancer Project. One of our books was shortlisted for the overall awards and the Jade Jaguars team were awarded Highly Commended in the Upper School category for Queensland. This means they were awarded runners up for the senior division in Queensland. A tremendous achievement by this team. Please congratulate the following students as they received their certificates from Mr Day:

  • Samara Ballinger
  • Kassia Nathan
  • Brienita Murphy-King
  • Emily Schwabe
  • Zoe Henderson
  • Jasmine Scott

Year 12 Graduation

In Week 7, the Year 12 Class of 2021 came to school as students for the last time. After a big year filled with hard work, achievements, celebrations and triumphs, they came to school with their parents and loved ones to close this significant chapter of life, and equipped to step into the next.

They started the morning with the Valedictorian breakfast with speeches from students, staff, the class nominated parent, Brian Johns, and Valedictorian, Jack Roper. This was followed by the Graduation Ceremony where the whole SLC attended to share in this celebration. Year 12s finished with the traditional guard of honour created by Prep to Year 11 students that winds around the school, symbolising their journey from Prep through to Year 12. Congratulations to our Class of 2021 and thank you for sharing your time with us, your learning, but most notably each of your own special personalities which make up the Class of 2021.

Year 12 International Students Farewell

The SLC International Student End of Year Dinner is a Hillcrest tradition where we bid farewell to all our international students leaving the College: some graduating, some returning home to finish high school, and some completing their Year 12 at a university Foundation Program here in Australia. It’s also a time we welcome Year 8 international students to the SLC. As requested by the students, several of our staff members were also invited including the Heads of Houses, Year 12 Life Group teachers, and a select few, student-picked teachers who have impacted the students during their time at Hillcrest. During the night, Year 12s  shared their plans for life after Hillcrest and we also heard from a HCC international alumnus who’s studying Sports Science at the University of Queensland. But the most precious moment of the evening was when the students read Scripture out loud to all the guests, first in English and then in their native tongue. Ricky Cai, Year 9 read in English, Alex Zhou Year 12 (2021 International Captain) read in Chinese, Leia Chang Year 11 (2022 International Captain) read in Korean, and Nene Oya Year 11 read in Japanese. They all read the following in their given language:

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9-10

Year 12 Originals Gathering

Each year Hillcrest acknowledges our Hillcrest Originals; students who have completed their entire schooling journey at Hillcrest. An Originals Gathering is held where students reflect on their journey throughout their schooling with guest appearances from old favourite teachers from their younger years, followed by receiving gifts presented to them from current Prep students. See below video of this special Gathering.

Sports, Performing Arts and Co-curricular

Futsal Tournament

After an amazing three days at the Australasian Champion of Champions Futsal Tournament on 5-7 November, which was held at Nissan Arena Nathan, our teams had some wins and some losses. Our five teams have all done Hillcrest proud. Congratulations to all our players, coaches, and parents!

U9 Boys – Runner Up
U10 Girls – Runner Up
U10 Boys – 5th overall
U11 Boys – 5th overall
U12 Boys – 5th overall

Basketball Pancake Breakfast

Last week, we celebrated our Year 12 Basketball students at at Pancake Breakfast. We thank them for their contribution to the Basketball program and wish them all the best in their future.
We thank our coaches for all their efforts and hard work this year and the parents for their continued support with the program and most importantly we thank the students!
Looking forward to 2022!

Mountain Biking

As the year of mountain biking draws to a close we wanted to say a massive congratulations to all students who participated in both our training and competitions throughout 2021. Thank you to our parents who tirelessly carted bicycles to and from school, week in and week out and supported our kids through the program. Your efforts behind the scenes continue to make Mountain Biking at Hillcrest a reality for our students. Enjoy some of the many weekly ride videos via the links below:

Video 1
Video 2

Please also feel free to join our Mountain Biking Facebook Group to stay up to date with Mountain Biking at Hillcrest.

AMEB Speech and Performance examinations

Congratulations to the Speech and Drama students who undertook AMEB exams. For some it was a big step but certainly a very worthwhile experience. The results speak for themselves.

Amelia Muller Year 10 – 5th Grade A+ High Distinction
Lana Waldman Year 9 – 4th Grade A+ High Distinction
Ava O’Connor Year 6 – 1st Grade A+ High Distinction
Trisong Yangzom Year 6 – 2nd Grade A+ High Distinction
Jack Flanagan Year 6 – 1st Grade A+ High Distinction
Ivy Thomson Year 5 – 2nd Grade A+ High Distinction
Andrey Waldmann Year 4 – Preliminary B Credit
Osella Yangzom Year 4 – Preliminary A+ High Distinction
Viola Chen Year 4 – 1st Grade A+ High Distinction
Sienna Perri Yr 3 – Preliminary C Satisfactory
Charlize Flanagan Yr 3 – Preliminary A+ High Distinction

2022 Club Netball

If you have child aged 8 – 16 years who is interested in playing club netball, please contact netball@hillcrest.qld.edu.au for more information and like our Facebook page here. We are currently taking expressions of interest for 2022.

Games are on Saturday mornings at Hinterland Netball Association, Mudgeeraba. Girls over 15 years of age can play in the Monday night competition.

Training is either before or after school depending on the availability of coaches who are all volunteers. If you are interested in coaching a team, please let us know.

State Honours Ensemble Program – Primary

Queensland Conservatorium of Music – Griffith University is pleased to present State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) – Primary, November 27-28. SHEP provides an opportunity for instrumental and vocal students to work in an intensive environment of musical excellence with their peers, under the leadership of a team of eminent conductors.

Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted into one of 12 ensembles and rehearsals to be held in the Conservatorium Theatre.

SHEP Primary 2021: Participant List

First Instrument Ensemble
Jonah Kilpatrick Cello String Ensemble Opal
Jay Lee Violin String Ensemble Gold
Lola Wight Viola String Ensemble Opal
Serena Zhang Violin String Ensemble Opal

Other News

The Hub – Update

As the year comes to an end, The Hub would like to thank you for your support throughout 2021. We truly consider it an honour to serve and provide the Hillcrest community food each week. We particularly want to thank you for being so flexible and adapting in our temporary space.

We’re excited for 2022 as we will be rolling out a brand new menu and commencing our renovations within The Hub. Our new menu will have a variety of fresh, healthy, and nutritious options including specific dietary requirements for gluten free, dairy free and vegan to ensure there’s something for everyone.

The students have been providing us with fresh produce from their very own maintained garden. Their herbs and tomatoes have been a great addition to our weekly salads. We will continue to use their fresh produce next year and incorporate it into our menu planning.

Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to raising the benchmark for food quality across the entire College in 2022.

Pre Kindy, Kindy and Prep 2023 Applications are open!

Do you have a pre school aged child or know someone who has? Positions at Hillcrest Christian College in Pre Kindy (3-4yr olds), Kindy (4-5yr olds) and Prep are filling fast for 2023 and beyond. Please ensure your child’s application is in so that you don’t miss out!

Prep 2023 applications for first round offers close on Sunday, 6 February.

Get your Pre Kindy and Kindy 2023 applications in as soon as possible for the best chance to get preferred days.

Here are the links to the application forms:

Pre Kindy & Kindy Enrolment Application Form

Prep – Year 12 Enrolment Application Form

For further enquiries regarding Kindy Enrolment please email elc@hillcrest.qld.edu.au

For further enquiries regarding Prep Enrolment please email enrolments@hillcrest.qld.edu.au

Key Dates