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Leaving school at the end of the day
by Craig Merritt - Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:44 PM

No access to South Pine Rd from our Chapel. Due to the building progress at Hillbrook and next door with our neighbours at OLA/Mt Maria, access to South Pine Road is from the front of Hillbrook only. OLA/Mt Maria is blocked off due to their new building works. When you leave at the end of the day please leave by the front of the school.  


Mr Merritt

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Yr 12 English & Music Extension students
by Craig Merritt - Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 5:13 PM

Year 12 Music and English Extension students please see Mr Merritt at Morning Tea on Friday in Reception to discuss the practicalities and responsibilities for the self-study component of your timetable. Attached is a copy of the 'self-study' contract you will need to sign and submit on Friday.


Mr Merritt

Year 12 Laptop Pickup
by Oliver Jackson - Thursday, 4 December 2014, 6:12 PM
The remaining Year 12 Laptops are still ready for collection from the School.  
Due to the lower than normal staff numbers during the coming week or two PLEASE DO call the reception staff to confirm a time for collection as there may not always be someone available if you just drop in.
Online@Hillbrook Theme
by Oliver Jackson - Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 10:59 AM

The new theme for Online@Hillbrook has been set as the default for all users. The development aim has been to improve usability on different screen sizes (including tablets and phones) and a slight layout refresh.

Thanks to the people who tested it over the last few weeks and thanks also for the feedback. Hopefully all issues have been addressed.

Please contact us via the helpdesk if you discover any issues.

If you decide you urgently need the old theme back them please use the links below to control your current theme.

The old theme will cease to be an option by the beginning of the 2015 school year.

Battery Recycling
by Oliver Jackson - Monday, 11 August 2014, 4:57 PM

recycle batteriesThere's a new, small, battery recycling bin in the Admin foyer which can be used for disposing of pretty much any used battery. Any brand of AA, AAA, C, D, 9V batteries, button cells (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are accepted - simply drop your used batteries into the bin.

When the bin is full its contents will be transferred to a designated battery recycling point for processing. Batteries can be processed to recover plastics and metals, some of which are used to manufacture new batteries. Recycling also removes them from landfill where they would otherwise slowly leak toxic chemicals.

The attached Planet Ark battery recycling factsheet provides more information if you need.

iPad Printing
by Brian Kedzierski - Friday, 6 June 2014, 11:35 AM

Students can now print from their iPads. View the iPad information site for the full instructions. 

iPad assignment submission to Online@Hillbrook
by Oliver Jackson - Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 6:34 PM

upload magicSubmission of documents from an iPad as Online@Hillbrook assignment activities is newly documented on our iPad information site. Check it out.

Access your Mac Backup from Windows
by Oliver Jackson - Thursday, 12 December 2013, 11:25 AM

If you have a backup of your data from your MacBook and you're unable to read it on a Windows computer you need to know about a free piece of software called HFS-Explorer. It provides Windows with a way to read the HFS filesystem on your Mac formatted drive.

To download it and read the provided documentation visit the HFS-Explorer website here =>

If for some reason you need to also write to an HFS formatted drive then you will need one of the NOT free options such as HFS+ for Windows (US$20) or MacDrive (US$50).