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Yr 9 Laptop return
by Craig Merritt - Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:15 AM

Return of Macbook laptop

Year 9 students will return their white Macbook, laptop case and MagSafe charger on Thursday 27th November during period 1. Please use the external hard drive provided by the school to back up your machine. You will be issued new MacAir laptops at the start of Year 10 2015.

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All Year 11 Students
by Vicki Hansen - Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 1:56 PM


11 Green and 11 Red - Your Practice is  Monday in 3A & 3B in L1 and L2.
11 White and 11 Blue - Your practice is  Thursday 3A & 3B in L1 and L2.

2B pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, ruler, highlighter and an approved calculator. The TI-Nspire is not an approved calculator. Any other non-programmable school calculator is fine. Some spares will be available for this practice test.


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by Rachel Natoli - Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 2:39 PM

To Year 12 Students,
Please remember that you are to return your calculators to text hire at the completion on your exams.  Your calculators need to be returned with the case and the USB cord you were issued with in year 10 and in reasonable condition. If there is a particular problem with your calculator of which you are aware, a post it attached to the calculator with a brief explanation of the problem would be appreciated.

Thank you

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The Big Chill and end-of-year returns
by Jane Bergman - Sunday, 9 November 2014, 9:24 PM

Please have all overdue resources back by:chill

Year 12: Cut off is Monday 17th Nov
– Prize awarded 19th Nov

Year 11: Cut off is Thursday 20th Nov
– Prize awarded 28th Nov

Yrs 8-10:  Cut-off is Thursday 27th Nov
– Prize awarded 28th Nov

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Bye for now
by Kathy Owen - Monday, 27 October 2014, 11:37 AM

To all staff, parents and student

By now, most of you will know that I am moving on to a position with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority next week for the remainder of this year and all of 2015. It would be remiss of me not to take this opportunity to thank you all for your friendship and support over the past 5 years

I have loved teaching at Hillbrook and have always been very proud of the value that the students and school place on the Arts here.
I hope that I have enhanced the learning experiences of the students I have taught but I am particularly grateful for all that they have taught me. I will particularly miss their laughter and wonderful sense of fun. Thank you all once again. I look forward to working with you again in 2016.

Kind regards
Kathy Owen

Online@Hillbrook Theme Trial
by Oliver Jackson - Thursday, 23 October 2014, 6:51 PM

We've been working on an updated theme for Online@Hillbrook. The aim has been to improve usability on different screen sizes (including tablets and phones) and a slight layout refresh.

The development is at a point where most things seem to work so, rather than me testing every single activity and page on the site, I'd like to ask anyone who is interested to try out the new theme and provide feedback when a broken thing is discovered.

Please post feedback / issues on the Theme Feedback Forum.

Links for changing between themes are below:

Thanks in advance for any help you're able to provide with this.

Upgrades and outages
by Oliver Jackson - Monday, 22 September 2014, 11:26 AM

Hi Everyone.

Online@Hillbrook will be undergoing a couple of upgrade steps during these holidays so please be prepared for the odd outage as these get applied.

Many of you may be already aware that there will also be some scheduled power outages at Hillbrook this week. During these outages there will be no connectivity to any of Hillbrook's onsite services. Student email should still work as it's a Google thing, but our website, Online@Hillbrook, Staff email, etc will be unusable at these times.

The planned power outages are for:

Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning 10:30 am (24th Sept)

Thursday evening and all day Friday (26th Sept)

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.