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Return of laptops Yr 10 7 11
by Craig Merritt - Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:11 PM

Laptops are required in the last week of school so they can be appropriately upgraded for software, re-imaged and given a clean and polish ready for the start of the school year 2017 as follows;

  • Year 11 students’ MacBook Air to be returned Thursday 24 November in Period 4.
  • Year 10 students’ MacBook Air to be returned on Wednesday 23 November in Period 4.

Prior to handing in their laptops all students must back up their data to an external USB drive such as was provided to the students using the “Time Machine” function. Failing to do so will result in loss of all their data for the next year. Students should seek assistance from their teacher with this if needed. Please also hand in your charger.

 The Collection of Student Laptops in 2017

  • Upgraded laptops will be available for collection from the IT Help Desk from Monday 9 January during normal school hours.
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Junior Ski and Snow Board Trip 2017
by Andrew Devenish - Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:32 PM

If you will be in Year 8 or 9 in 2017, and want to learn to ski or snow board with friends, (or spend a week improving if you already ski or ride if you already do) – you might be interested in the 2017 Junior Ski Trip to New Zealand.

Places will be limited, so if you are interested, talk with your parents. Hillbrook ski trips are always popular! Parents will need to log on to ParentLounge to pay a deposit and grant acceptance. The trip will be open from tomorrow.

Hillbrook Ski Trip

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Careers Newsletter
by Sue Forbes - Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 1:17 PM

Please find attached the Careers Newsletter for this fortnight.

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Return of Library and Texthire Resources
by Margaret Spiteri - Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:23 PM

All school resources need to be returned by the dates below, to avoid being billed.

Yr 12 - Thursday 17th Nov

Yr 11 - Friday 18th Nov

Yr 7-10 Monday 21st Nov

Any problems, come and see us.

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Stduent2Student Reading Program
by Bernardine Lane - Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 9:45 AM

 The Smith Family's student2student program is a unique and effective program that has helped many students to significantly increase their reading skills. If you are interested in being a Reading Buddy in 2017, check out the  Smith Family website : . Here you will find information about the program

If you think this is a program that would like to participate in, please see Ms Lane for specific details on registering as a buddy.

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Year 11 Students - Application for 2017 Year 12 Camp is open
by Andrew Devenish - Sunday, 13 November 2016, 2:03 PM

Hi Year 11 Students

Please be aware that the application process for your next camp is now open. There are many fantastic options open to you.  To maximise your chance of joining a camp that you would like to (or minimising your chance of joining a camp that you don't!) be sure to complete an application. A little thought will be necessary, but the process itself is quite short. Information and submission is available through online@hillbrook.

Due to block testing, your application can be submitted right through next week. It needs to be completed by Monday 21 November before 8.30am. After this, your choices and chance of going where you want will reduce dramatically.

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Political Club
by Jason Sharland - Friday, 11 November 2016, 9:34 AM

It is, indeed, on today.  Appropriate to a new era, we have new leadership - Dan and Jordan take the reins.  It is unlikely that they will be like Donald Trump, but anything is possible.

All welcome.  E3 - 1:30.  

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Yr 9 Student Environment Leadership Network
by Damian Larkin - Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 2:16 PM

Calling for nominations from a current Year 9 student who would like to join the Brisbane City Council's (BCC) Student Environment Leadership Network for 2017. 

Successful applicants take part in an environment-specific leadership program that helps you identify and lead behaviour change at school and in the wider environment. 

For more info, check out the BCC website.

Places are limited, so if you want to get involved, email, or see Mr Larkin.

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Daily Starter Oct 31 - Nov 3
by Sharon Baird - Monday, 31 October 2016, 1:12 PM

Arrangements for Chapel have been adjusted to accommodate Celebration Evening rehearsals.

Please be aware of where you need to be for Daily Starter this week.

Monday         Chapel for 7 – 11 Blue and 11 Green

Tuesday         Chapel for 7 – 10 Green, 12 Blue and 12 Green

                       Celebration Evening Rehearsal - Year 11

Wednesday  Chapel for 7 – 9 Red, 11 – 12 Red + 9 White

                      Celebration Evening Rehearsal - Year 10

Thursday       Chapel for 7 – 8 White, 10 – 12 White + 10 Red

                       Celebration Evening Rehearsal - Year 9

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Geography Quiz Results Round 1
by Judith Nagle - Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:59 PM

13 teams have gone into Round 2. Team Banger and Smash - come and collect your prize as you tied for 10th place.