HILLS strives to enable children to learn and grow to achieve their potential by providing an individualised and purposeful student-centred curriculum that inspires creative risk-takers and collaborative, entrepreneurial problem solvers who have a passion for lifelong learning and service to others.
This vision is supported by the 4 pillars of principle:
HILLS recognises that intrinsic motivation on the part of all students and educators is crucial for engagement in the learning process. Educators facilitate inspiring learning experiences that motivate students to nurture their passions and become independent learners. We make connections between learning experiences and knowledge to frame a guiding purpose and appropriate action.
HILLS recognises that effective collaboration empowers people to connect and understand others, and work towards a common goal. Educators facilitate opportunities for students to learn from, and contribute to, the learning of others and strive to build Christ centred relationships that are safe and shared.
HILLS develops learners who consider needs and perspectives broader than their own. Educators provide opportunities for students to be challenged to incorporate ideas, thinking and cultural perspectives that can improve our understanding of the world and stimulate an attitude of service.
CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING
HILLS recognises that each individual has God given skills and abilities that are used to express imaginative and innovative vision. Educators facilitate opportunities for students to make purposeful, self-regulated judgement, which results in interpretation, analysis, evaluation and reasoned conclusions. Students explore problems with curiosity and wonder to seek purposeful and original solutions to real world issues. Together, we seek opportunities to improve our world through the acceptance and understanding of difference and the ideas of others.