Hills Principal Kevin Lynch

 “Live with Compassion, Act with Integrity, Work with Diligence, Strive for Success”

 

Hills College is a very special place. A small school with a maximum of 650 students enrolled across the 13 year levels from Prep to Year 12, there is a real ‘community’ feeling with a high level of interaction between teachers and parents as we encourage our students to achieve their personal best.

Hills College’s strategic planning is centred around the goals set by the College mission. Hills College aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and resilient young people who achieve their potential, within a school environment encouraging intercultural understanding and respect for all.

To achieve this, Hills College curriculum is rigorous and relevant to the 21st century learner, embracing research-based principles and using interactive and collaborative technologies that together form a practical framework to maximize learning opportunities for every student enrolled in our college, with a diverse range of pathways for its graduates.

To carry out this mission, Hills College:

  • Appreciates our students’ learning styles to support their strengths and talents so they are excited by learning and supported in their attainment of achievable learning goals
  • Develops a sense of belonging to an inclusive community where international mindedness is lived as well as proclaimed.
  • Fosters the development of a sense of responsibility to the wider community, and a commitment to work for justice
  • Seeks to engender personal growth and confidence in one's own talents, where efforts and achievement are recognised and celebrated

Most notable amongst the school’s recent achievements have been continued excellent results in NAPLAN and OP data, and a proud history of 100% of eligible graduating Year 12 students being offered placement at University, every year over the past 3 years.

Hills College offers a well-rounded educational opportunity for students of all capabilities, from Prep to Year 12, with our aim to be true to our motto of ‘Educating Global Citizens’. The Primary School is a ‘World School’ offering an internationally recognised program to support the Australian Curriculum. Secondary School students are provided with pathway options in the Senior Phase of Learning, with most students opting for an OP pathway. In addition, students can investigate other options – in particular, The Diploma of Childcare can be studied on site at The Hills Early Learning Centre, with successful completion of the Diploma gaining students Tertiary Ranking equivalency of an OP 9.

Girls and Boys Dormitories cater for students whose families live further afield, and is a good base for the Australian and International students enrolled in the Golfing Excellence program. Students enrolled at Hills Golf Academy complete their studies at Hills College, whilst gaining professional; tuition from the Academy’s Golf Professionals whilst completing a Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.

To truly witness the vibrancy and uniqueness of Hills International College requires a visit to its campus. Please visit www.hills.qld.edu.au or make an appointment to tour the grounds of the College by calling 5546 0667.

 Kevin Lynch