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World Science Festival
by Damian Larkin - Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:24 AM

The World Science Festival Brisbane has invited Hillbrook to participate in two exclusive opportunities for the World Science Festival in March 2017.  Students are invited to submit questions to ask during the key education program Pioneers in Science. We are offered up to five free places for all questions chosen for our two shows. 

The two special guests for 2017 are:

-          Dr. France Córdova on Thursday 23 March (Cremorne Theatre, QPAC) 2:30pm-3:30pm

-          Professor Ian Frazer on Friday 24 March (Cremorne Theatre, QPAC) 11:30pm-12:30pm 

If you would like to attend the festival, then write a question that you would ask the presenters. Please send these questions to Mr Larkin who will pass these onto the Festival organisers. The 10 people who ask the most interesting questions will be offered a ticket to attend the presentations.

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Innovation Cell - Launch Date
by Miriam Scott - Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12:18 PM

The first session of the Innovation Cell is 2 weeks on Thursday, March 2nd! This term, we will be exploring coding in Python! The Innovation Cell is open to students in Year 8-9 and will be held in the new Digital Lab (S6).  If you haven't already entered your details into the form, please do so before next Thursday. Click here to access the Innovation Cell Form

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Poetry Competition
by Debbie Schuler - Thursday, 16 February 2017, 8:16 AM

Reminder to all students: the Poetry Competition closes Friday 17th February. Please email your entries to Ms Schuler by the end of the day.

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Smith Family Student2Student Reading Program
by Bernardine Lane - Monday, 13 February 2017, 9:51 AM

Thank you to all the students who have shown an interest in becoming a volunteer for the Student2student reading program. Your completed forms need to be returned by Wednesday 15 February. Please return your forms to Ms Lane.

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Innovation Cell - Are you interested?
by Miriam Scott - Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:39 PM

If you are in Year 8, 9 or 10 and are interested in joining the Innovation Cell, please fill out the form online. Click here to access the Innovation Cell from.

Click here to access the Innovation Cell from.

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Yr 7 and 9 STEM Horizons
by Damian Larkin - Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:56 AM

An exciting opportunity is awaiting high achieving science and mathematics students.  Select organisations, including Griffith University and the University of Queensland, have collaborated to develop an intensive and varied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program to engage the minds of Years 7 and 9 students. During the 4 days of STEM experiences in a semester, students will extend their learning in specialist facilities working alongside scientists and post graduate students.  For further information, please download the attached brochures.



After applying and hopefully acceptance into the courses, then we will know for sure which semester and which dates you will attend the STEM experiences.

Applications close 27 February, so be quick.

If you are interested in applying, see Mr Larkin.

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Valentine's Day Survey
by Jason Sharland - Monday, 6 February 2017, 10:18 AM

How would you like to use the monies raised from Valentine's Day?  Please give us your feedback!

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Poetry Competition Open
by Melanie Cooke - Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 2:08 PM

Students from all year levels are invited to take part in the 2017 Hillbrook Poetry Competition.

The topic, ‘Transition’, mirrors the title of the memorial artwork in B Block and winners will have the honour of having their poem, or poetry excerpt, etched into one of three plaques displayed as part of this artwork.

Our three winners will be announced in the newsletter on Friday 24 February.


  • Maximum 12 lines. Multiple entries accepted.
  • Open from Monday 30 January 2017.
  • Submit to Ms Schuler by email,, by 3pm on Friday 17 February 2017 (Week 4). A panel of judges will review submissions.

More Information:

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Careers Newsletter
by Sue Forbes - Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:38 AM

Please find attached the Careers Newsletter for this fortnight.

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Teacup Theatre
by Holly O'Sullivan Williams - Thursday, 26 January 2017, 9:20 PM

Year 11 Drama students who have nominated Teacup Theatre for CAP, please attend a meeting at morning tea in The Basement on Friday, January 27. It is essential that you attend so that you can nominate  which days and terms you would like to participate. Looking forward to seeing you all!