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Why Choose Hillbrook Anglican School in Enoggera

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Hillbrook Anglican School is a co-educational school located in Enoggera, in Brisbane. Catering for years 7-12, Hillbrook’s curriculum fosters a balance of personal, spiritual, intellectual and physical growth in students.
The school has modern facilities including science and computer laboratories, a library, home economics kitchen and a performing arts centre. Nestled amongst native trees and bird life, there is also a chapel, recreation centre and sports field.

Hillbrook’s balanced approach fosters creativity

At Hillbrook, the school aims to inspire students to become curious, engaged and interested in the world around them. Here’s how.

School of thought

Hillbrook’s Philosophical Inquiry (PI) program is embedded into the curriculum and sees students spend time each week considering the big issues fundamental to the way we live our lives. Students brainstorm, debate, and ask open-ended questions and along the way develop the ability to make reasoned judgements and the confidence to change their minds when faced with good reasons. By doing PI, students learn to think. Not what to think, but how to think.

Hillbrook Chalk Art

Mindfulness matters

As creativity, in part, relies on the brain being in a state of unfocused, restful wakefulness, Hillbrook teachers purposely schedule regular quiet periods where students can reflect, relax and enjoy some creative expression individually or as a group. This could be a chalk art session, painting in the sun, digging in the School’s vegetable gardens or an early morning bush walk.

Natural environments

Being in nature gives students the opportunity to disconnect with the busyness of daily life and be imaginative, problem-solve and engage with others. Hillbrook’s Outdoor Education program sees each Year level undertake a number of outdoor activities each semester including camping trips, kayaking, orienteering, bush walking, rock-climbing and other adventure-based activities.

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at Hillbrook Anglican School?

Hillbrook has an Outdoor Education Program that contributes to the personal and social development of each student. Outdoor education happens in parkland, urban areas, rural settings and national parks, and often includes challenging and physical adventure-based activities that enable students to demonstrate initiative, self-reliance, co-operation and leadership.

There is a strong program of physical activities including aquatics, athletics, basketball, dance, fitness activities, gymnastics, hockey, netball, orienteering, soccer, softball, surfing, tennis, touch football and volleyball. Activities are both competitive and recreational. Students take part in sports days and regional/state carnivals, as well as swimming, athletics and cross-country competitions.

The school’s music and drama program is extensive, with specialist teachers providing voice and instrumental lessons. There are various drama activities and productions, and a biennial school musical.
Students can also take part in Project Active, which offers co-curricular opportunities outside of school hours. Activities include aerobics, athletics, basketball, boxing, cross country, dance, debating, fencing, first aid courses, gymnastics, netball, orienteering, rock climbing, self defence, the Story Bridge climb, surfing, surfboard making, theatre sports and yoga.

What are the public transport options to Hillbrook Anglican School?

Hillbrook School is well serviced by public bus and train.

What are the school fees per term?

School fees, on a per term basis, are within the range of $1000-$5000.

What are the boarding options at Hillbrook Anglican School?

There are no boarding options for Hillbrook School.

Does Hillbrook Anglican School offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Hillbrook School does not offer scholarships.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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