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Work Experience
by Kerry Batt - Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 3:24 PM

Queensland Police

Queensland Police are offering a 2-5 day placement in a PCYC (Arana Hills or Sandgate) supervised by a Police Sergeant. There is also the possibility of being placed with a Work Experience supervisor in Oxley or the Gold Coast.  

A 2-5 day placement at Alderley Fleet Management, where the police cars/motor bikes are repaired and ‘stickered’is also available.
If you are interested in one of these opportunities please contact me - via email - or pop in to my prep room in F block for a chat. 

(Edited by William Corfe - original submission Monday, 8 February 2016, 3:01 PM)

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Year 11 Community Action
by Bernardine Lane - Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 9:55 AM

Year 11, once you have organised your placement, you must record the details online. Please go to the Community Action page and click on the link 'Community Action Placement Form' and complete the information regarding your placement.

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Duke of Edinburgh Meeting
by Sally Barnes - Monday, 8 February 2016, 11:21 AM

The Duke of Edinburgh meeting scheduled for this Wednesday lunch time has now been postponed. The meeting will now be held on Monday February 15th at lunch time in G6. This meeting is for all students who are currently completing the award and any students who are interested in signing up. You must be 14 to start the award.

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Year 11 Community Action
by Bernardine Lane - Sunday, 7 February 2016, 5:41 PM

 Community Action Placements due by Friday 19 February.

Ashgrove Rangers Athletics Club  would really welcome some volunteers who are interested in athletics to assist them at the club. The tasks would include marshalling for community cross country events, assisting with fundraising activities such as BBQ’s etc.

If you are interested in this volunteering opportuntiy, please see Ms Lane for further details.

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by Holly O'Sullivan-Williams - Friday, 5 February 2016, 8:50 AM

Reminder: The Theatresports season is about to begin. Wednesday lunchtime, Year 10 to 12 Drama students are invited to a meeting and trial outs. Please see Mrs Mason, Mr Taylor or Ms O'Sullivan if you have any questions. Can't wait to see you there! 

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Yr11 students, First Aid training opportunity
by Simon Roberts - Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:40 AM

One of the exciting opportunities of this term is a weekend First Aid training course on here at Hillbrook.
We run this course twice a year, & it is a requirement of our operating procedures that at least one student in each expedition group has this level of First Aid training.
This training is over and above that covered in the standard Senior First Aid courses that some of you may have already done. It gives you valuable skills and knowledge about how to administer First Aid in a remote setting where ambulance services may not be immediately available. That is, how do you look after someone in the bush for a few hours when they have a serious illness or injury?
There’s not much time to register your interest, the course is on in a couple of weeks (20-21 Feb), cost of the course is $250.
If you would like more information or you think you might be interested, please contact Simon Roberts via email:

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Valentines Day Performers
by David Jones - Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:48 AM


 This year, along with the usual Valentine’s Day festivities, there will be live performances on the stage at the tuckshop. We’re looking for any musicians who’d like to perform (any grade or instrument) and have a corny love song or two up their sleeve. Like Nepal Day last year, these performances will be similar to busking and help raise money for The Heart Foundation with the SRC.

If you’re interested please see Claire Hayward, Claire Litwinowicz or Alistair Hill in grade 12.

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by Holly O'Sullivan-Williams - Saturday, 30 January 2016, 11:08 AM

Please find here the revised Musical Rehearsal Schedule for CAST and CREW.  If you can foresee any problems, please see Ms O'Sullivan, Mr Jones or Mr Taylor as soon as possible.  Thanks for all of your hard work! 

Student iPad access to email, calendars, Google Drive etc.
by Oliver Jackson - Friday, 22 January 2016, 3:44 PM

As all Year 7 students are about to get run through connecting to the Hillbrook wireless network and setting their new passwords the next step is to get some other Hillbrook services setup on the iPads. There are five steps linked below which will need to be completed as part of the configuration process on Monday morning.

Please don't try anything requiring your Hillbrook password until you've set that up in the session at school on Monday. Steps 2 and 5 can be performed prior though. There are some other easy to follow step by step instructions on our iPad info site

The relevant links are:

1 Setup your Hillbrook eMail Account

2 Subscribe to the Hillbrook Calendars

3 Connect to Google Drive

4 Setup the Documents App

5 Add a Lock Screen Password


Microsoft Office 2016
by Oliver Jackson - Thursday, 21 January 2016, 6:20 PM

office 2016This year all year 10, 11 and 12 laptops will have Microsoft Office 2016 pre-installed. All student and staff iPads will also be able to install and run the full Microsoft Office apps.

The license required to activate and run these Office apps is via a Hillbrook provisioned Office365 account which you will sign into with your Hillbrook password. Please use the two links below to find full step by step instructions for this process.

All staff laptops will also be able to run pre-licensed Office 2016 via a simple visit to the IT Support Centre to access the software.