The logo pictured depicts a silhouette of Joshua from the Bible. It was Joshua who led the people of God into the Promised Land. He prepared a new generation for the future and all the promises it held. His outstanding qualities were faith, courage, and devotion to God. In the same way we hope that we at Hillcrest prepare the next generation to be equipped for all the promises life holds for them. Mr Barry Rodgers, the Founding Principal, developed the original concept for the College logo.
The Motto ‘True and Faithful’, a title ascribed to the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 3:14 and 19:11), encapsulates two principles – truth and faith – that guide all thinking, planning, words and actions in the life of the College.
Our guiding Scripture, both a declaration and a prayer, encapsulates our vision, mission and philosophy.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever” Ephesians 3:20-21
Hillcrest Christian College has a rich history from its inception in 1981. While the educational opportunities and facilities have been enriched and enhanced, the core Christian values and commitments remain the same.
Hillcrest began in Nyora, later adding the current Berwick site in 1996, known as the Ayr Hill Campus. This new campus began with 98 students and the 138 acre property was ideal for learning and education. In 2003 the Nyora campus was closed down.
In 2005 a new principal was appointed to grow the College and to engage in a new strategic direction which would ensure success for the coming years. Under this new direction the College has grown by 100 students each year.
This growth has been matched by the development of a number of significant facilities including: an Early Learning Centre for 3 & 4 year olds, Discovery Centre (library resource centre), Creative Arts Centre, Performing Arts Theatre, Multipurpose Centre, Science Laboratories, Administration Centre, Food Technology Centre, new classrooms and new playing fields and outdoor spaces for students.