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Backstage Musical Meeting
by John O'Sullivan-Williams - Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 12:07 PM

Meeting this Thursday Lunch 1:30pm at Mt Maria Campus
If you’ve previously put your name down for being a part of the backstage for the musical, there is a meeting this Thursday 24 April.  Please note that if you don’t turn up for this meeting you will not be in the backstage crew.  We will be dividing up into the following areas and giving you the dates and times that you are required.  These areas include:

Sound & Lighting
Stage Crew
Set Construction/Painters
Coffee Shop
If you cannot make this meeting, please see Mr Williams before Thursday lunch.  See you then.

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2014 ICAS Mathematics, Science and English Competitions
by Christel Long - Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 1:46 PM

Hillbrook will once again be running the ICAS Mathematics, Science and English competitions. Please check the information below to make yourselves familiar with both the closing  date for nominations and the test sitting dates for each subject. If you are interested in sitting any of these tests please email me and be very clear about the tests in which you wish to participate.


Closing date: 7/05/2014

Sitting date: 4/06/2014

Cost: $8.80 per student



Closing date: 1/07/2014

Sitting date: 19/07/2014

Cost: $8.80 per student



Closing date: 15/07/2014

Sitting date: 12/08/2014

Cost: $8.80 per student

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Gifted and Talented Conferences
by Christel Long - Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 1:41 PM

The Senior and Junior Gifted and Talented Student Conferences are once again being held in the Brisbane area.

The Senior Gifted and Talented Conference is for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and will be held on Monday 12th May 2014 at St Laurence’s College.  Topics include “ The Origins of the Universe,” “Justice, Truth, Beauty and Mathematics” and example of The Oxbridge Question, which is a rigorously designed problem solving activity and is part of the selection interview process for Oxbridge candidates. There will also be a debate in the afternoon. You can register your expression of interest by email me or coming to see me in the Enrichment Centre.

The Junior Gifted and Talented Conference is for students in Years 8 and 9. The ...

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Parent, Teacher & Student interview evenings
by Craig Merritt - Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 11:50 AM

Parent, Teacher & Student interviews start on Thursday 20 March.

The Yr 9 parent, teacher & student interview evening will be held on Tuesday 1 April from 3pm to 8pm. Year 9 students are encouraged to attend with their parents.  Please note that we will finish school at 2.45pm on each of the interview days. The library will be open for student use on each of these afternoons.

Other year level interviews evenings are as follows;

  • Year 12 is on Wednesday 23 April
  • Year 11 is on Wednesday 30 April.
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Year 12 Mini Block Testing Timetable
by William Corfe - Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:26 PM

A copy of the Year 12 Mini Block Testing Timetable can now be found under Year 12 Info - General Information

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Readers' Cup
by Loris Phair - Sunday, 9 March 2014, 11:59 PM

Hillbrook's Year 9 Readers' Cup Competition has begun. The 5 books selected for students to read are:

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins
  2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  3. Thieves a Novel by Ella West
  4. Hit List by Jack Heath
  5. Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood

Good luck Year 9!


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Yr 11 Community Action
by Bernardine Lane - Monday, 24 February 2014, 11:07 AM

Congratulations Year 11. 115 students have found a placement for Community Action by the due date!! Once you begin your hours, please remember to record the date, the hours completed and have it signed by a supervisor. There is a log book section in the Community Action handbook that you may like to use.

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Year 11 Community Action
by Bernardine Lane - Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 9:13 AM

Places at Samford Riding for the Disabled are filled. Those students who have been accepted must attend a training session on Saturday 8 March.

Thank you to all those students who have completed their online submission. The due date for submission is Friday 21 February.

Ms Lane

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Year 10 Students: University of Queensland Science and Engineering Challenge
by Christel Long - Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 7:09 AM

The University of Queensland is once again running the Science and Engineering challenge. This is your opportunity to spend the day solving scientific problems with friends and meeting students from other schools. I will need eight teams of three to four students. The challenge day is the 5th of March and I will need numbers by the end of week 2.  If you are interested please come the Enrichment Centre and talk to me about it.

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Year 11 Community Action 2014
by Bernardine Lane - Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:49 PM

Community Action placements need to be organised by Friday 21 February. To assist you in finding an organisation where you can complete your 20 hours of volunteer work, please see the Community Action page at online@hillbrook. Here you will find a comprehensive list of past placements.

Your 20 hours needs to be completed by the beginning of Term 3 - Monday 14 July

Talk to your PSD teacher or Ms Lane if you need assistance with any aspect of this compulsory program.