Current Year 11 students who hope to plan and complete an Extension Year 12 Expedition, are reminded that they need to submit a draft of their application to the OE department next Monday (November 3) and the application is due next Wednesday (November 5). The Extension program allows students to research and design an expedition to different areas. The form is available via online@hillbrook.
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.
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.
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)
The Senior Jersey designs for 2015 are now finalised. Please ensure you return your order form by Friday 5 September (last day of mini block) to the box in the admin foyer. This is the absolute deadline. If you missed out during Daily Starter, come and see me to try on some sample sizes. Find attached an order form if you have lost the original.
There'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.
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 => http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html