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NAPLAN Yr 7 & Yr 9 students
by Craig Merritt - Monday, 4 May 2015, 4:34 PM

NAPLAN tests will be held on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 May, for Yr 7 & 9 students.

Yr 9 Students will be in L1 (9 Green), L2 (9 Blue), L3 (9 Red), L5/6 (9 White).

Yr 7 Students will be in B8 (7 Blue), B9 (7 Green), B7 (7 Red), B6 (7 White).

  • Tuesday is the Language Conventions test [8:50 – 9:50] and Writing [10:30 to 11:20]
  •  Wednesday is the Reading test [8:50 to 10:10]
  •  Thursday is the Numeracy test (x2) [test 1 is 8:50 to 9:45, test 2 is 10:30 to 11:25] BRING YOUR CALCULATOR
  •  Make sure that you have a 2B or HB pencil [NOT A PACER], an eraser and sharpener.  You need a calculator for the first test on Thursday. 
  • You can use a blue or black pen only in the writing exam.
  • Anyone who is absent on Tuesday – Thursday will have to sit the test on Friday.  The school will need to be notified of any reason for absence.
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Vatican to Versailles Trip 2015
by Jason Sharland - Monday, 4 May 2015, 7:31 AM

Students who are attending this trip - Parent Information Evening is being held on Monday the 11th of May at 6pm in the Library.  All parents have been advised by email, but just so that you are aware as well.  Put it in your calendar.

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March Edition of 9 Blue Cheese!
by Miriam Kroker - Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 2:02 PM

The second edition of Cheese has just been released! - Congratulations 9 Blue!

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Literary Competition 2015
by Bernardine Lane - Thursday, 26 March 2015, 12:22 PM

Pen a poem, short story or non-fiction prose and enter the 2015 Literary Competition. Open to students in Years 6-12, the competition is divided into five sections with cash prizes of up to $300. The competition is sponsored by The English Teachers Association of Qld, the Independent Education Union and James Cook University. Entry forms are available via the website at or you can speak with your English teacher about entering the competition. Entries close on 17 July, 2015.

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Poetry Competition
by Bernardine Lane - Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:01 PM

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

This annual poetry competition for school aged children is a unique national project, giving Australia’s youth a voice and an opportunity to strive for excellence in literature.

The 2015 competition opens on March 1st and closes on June 30th.

This year the optional theme is ‘the open door’.

How to Enter:

Poems can be easily submitted online. Enter online

 Instructions and details about categories, prizes and conditions can be found in the Awards section.

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Issue 1 - Cheese! - by 9 Blue
by Miriam Kroker - Friday, 6 March 2015, 2:20 PM


I am very pleased to announce that the first issue of Cheese, the 9 Blue Newsflash for English, has just been released!

Hot off the presses and attached to this notice.


9 Blue

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Year 11 and 12 girls
by Kerry Batt - Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:43 PM

Australian Computer Society (ACS) Women, Digital Careers, Tech Girls Movement and QUT would like to invite all year 11 and 12 school girls and their parents to an International Women’s Day afternoon tea. 

See how a career in ICT can open a myriad of doors and get hands on to learn how to be a Digital Humanitarian and help those less fortunate around the world!

It’s free and afternoon tea will be provided.

QUT Gardens Point Campus, P502, Science and Engineering Building
When: Wednesday, 11 March
Arrive: 4pm for a 4:15 start - 7pm
Registration is essential:


Why are events like these important?

iPad Printing
by Oliver Jackson - Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 7:27 PM

PrintersWith the recent arrival and configuration of the last couple of Print Hub Devices, our print server has been configured to offer Follow-Me-Printing from iPads.

Please find complete instructions for the iPad setup required and the simple workflow for printing to any of the Print Hub Devices using Follow-Me-Printing on our iPad Info site.

Print Hub Devices are located in: S Block, B Block downstairs, E Block upstairs, The Library, F Block downstairs, G Block upstairs, and Music Staff area in the PAC.

Student iPad access to email, calendars, Google Drive etc.
by Oliver Jackson - Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 2:37 PM

As Year 7, 8 and 9 students are getting 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.

Instructions for this have been circulated to Teachers but if you'd like to save some precious class time and have a go at it yourself then there are some easy to follow step by step instructions on our iPad info site

The relevant links are:

Setup your Hillbrook eMail Account

Subscribe to the Hillbrook Calendars

Connect to Google Drive

Setup the Documents App

Add a Lock Screen Password

(Edited by Craig Merritt - original submission Thursday, 29 January 2015, 4:51 PM)

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.