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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.

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Chairperson of the School Board Awards presented this Friday
by Craig Merritt - Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:52 PM

It is with great pleasure we announce the recipients of the Chairperson of the School Board award for excellence in academic achievement for Semester 2, 2014. These awards will be presented at Assembly on Friday.

These are special awards recognising excellence in student achievement across all subjects studied in a semester. In Year 8, this involves the four core subjects. In Years 9 and 10 it involves seven subjects, and in Years 11 and 12 it involves six.  To qualify for the award, students need to gain an "A" standard (including A-) in all, or all but one of their subjects, and that one subject needs to be no lower than a "B" (including B-).

Please check the attached document for the students who will be receiving the award. You will be required to attend a quick rehearsal on Wednesday at 1.45pm in the Rec Centre.  The details reflect class and year level from last year. Please see Mr Merritt for more details or any queries.

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Green Justice
by Jason Sharland - Monday, 23 February 2015, 8:09 AM

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Green Justice Meeting from today (Monday) will be postponed until Tuesday lunch (tomorrow).  Sorry about the change.

Mrs Dunlop (via Mr Sharland)

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Year 11 Community Action
by Bernardine Lane - Sunday, 15 February 2015, 9:18 AM

Congratulations to the many students who have either completed their 20 hours of community service or found a placement. A reminder to those students yet to do so, that details of your placement must be lodged online by Friday 20 February. Please see your PSD teacher or Ms Lane if you need help finding a placement.

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)

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Co-curricular Music Information
by David Jones - Friday, 30 January 2015, 8:10 AM

All instrumental music lessons will commence in Week 2. All ensemble rehearsals will commence in Week 2 with the exception of Brass Bands.

View the Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule and Gig Guide here:

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Leaving school at the end of the day
by Craig Merritt - Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:44 PM

No access to South Pine Rd from our Chapel. Due to the building progress at Hillbrook and next door with our neighbours at OLA/Mt Maria, access to South Pine Road is from the front of Hillbrook only. OLA/Mt Maria is blocked off due to their new building works. When you leave at the end of the day please leave by the front of the school.  


Mr Merritt

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.

Battery Recycling
by Oliver Jackson - Monday, 11 August 2014, 4:57 PM

recycle batteriesThere's a new, small, battery recycling bin in the Admin foyer which can be used for disposing of pretty much any used battery. Any brand of AA, AAA, C, D, 9V batteries, button cells (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are accepted - simply drop your used batteries into the bin.

When the bin is full its contents will be transferred to a designated battery recycling point for processing. Batteries can be processed to recover plastics and metals, some of which are used to manufacture new batteries. Recycling also removes them from landfill where they would otherwise slowly leak toxic chemicals.

The attached Planet Ark battery recycling factsheet provides more information if you need.

iPad assignment submission to Online@Hillbrook
by Oliver Jackson - Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 6:34 PM

upload magicSubmission of documents from an iPad as Online@Hillbrook assignment activities is newly documented on our iPad information site. Check it out.