If you have 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
A very important information evening will be held in the library on Tuesday 26th November at 6.30pm for all students and parents who have committed to this fantastic tour. Representatives from Travel Indochina and Fairfield Travel will be in attendance.
See you there!
As most of you now know, the Hillbrook Musical for 2014 will be 'Beauty and the Beast'.
We'll have a meeting at lunchtime tomorrow (1:25 in PAC) to run through the audition songs. You would be best to attend if you are interested.
There is also a course in online@hillbrook called 'Musical 2014'. If you are interested in signing up, you should enrol in this course. The enrolment key is simply 'musical'.
We hope to see lots of you tomorrow.
Mrs O'Sullivan Williams, Mr Sharland and Mr Jones
If there are any students in Year 10 who would like to get in early for Community Action (you need to do 20 hours helping in the community in Semester 1 Year 11), I have an opportunity for you to do this over the next two weekends. It's a great chance to complete your Community Action in a no fuss fashion) PS It's delivering leaflets.
Also a chance for strings players to achieve the same thing.
See Mr Sharland if interested.
Each year, the Art department encourages students to design a creative cover for our school yearbook “Reflections”.
The competition is open to all students from years 8- 12 and there are fantastic prizes on offer.
A huge basket of Art materials will be awarded to the student who designs the cover selected for publication.
The design should measure A4 in size and should mainly consist of painting and drawing . It should be original and should reflect our Hillbrook community or environment. There is no need to include a school emblem/ logo or the title of the magazine as this will be added by the graphic designer.
So you’d better get busy as our winners will be announced before the term is out.
The closing date for all entries is September 16th. Please see Mrs Owen in G2 Art room if you need some guidance or equipment to produce your fabulous design.
The first completed design submitted will also receive a prize!!!!!!!
||Framed||Trash||Nothing to Remember||Just Stupid|
|By Christine Harris
||By Malcolm Rose||By Andy Mulligan||By Julia Holland
||By Andy Griffiths
The software running Online@Hillbrook has just been upgraded to the latest version.
It's now running Moodle 2.4.3 and should be generally a bit faster/smoother. It has a few new bells and whistles which will be configured and communicated to Students and Staff as we work them out.
In the mean time please contact me if you discover any glitches as a result of this upgrade.
|The Outsiders||The Red Cardigan||Thieves||Wonder||The Hunger Games|
|By S.E. Hinton||By J.C. Burke||By Ella West||By R.J. Palacio||By Suzanne Collins|
We've had a couple of reports today of student Mac laptops being unable to connect to home wireless networks. In both cases it appears the home wireless was running on WEP encryption.
WEP wireless encryption is a very old and no longer developed technology. A combination of old access point firmwares and new laptop wireless firmwares can allegedly make connection to WEP encrypted wireless difficult. There are also many freely available software tools which can break WEP encryption and allow access to such a wireless network in less than a minute. WEP is, however, better than no encryption at all.
Our recommendation is that any home wireless network should be running at least WPA encryption and preferably WPA2. This is an easy setting to change under the wireless settings of the web configuration interface of your home router / firewall / access point.
A quickfix/workaround with the white Macbooks would be to connect the laptop to the router with a network cable instead of using wireless. The Macbook Airs, however, have no physical network port and cannot use this option.
Below are a couple of online resources which give generic instructions on how this can be carried out on standard home networking equipment.
Keep in mind that when the wireless encryption is changed all wireless devices (laptops, phones, tablets, gaming devices etc) will need to rejoin the wireless network with the new wireless password.