Important Documents (inc. Child Safe)

Child Safe Framework

Child safety is an ongoing key focus at Hillcrest Christian College. Providing a safe and supportive environment for children has always been an important part of being a Christian School. Legislation and compliance now demands all schools in Victoria focus in specific ways on child safety.

We are committed as a school community to doing our part to protect the children under our care. A safe environment includes developing a culture of child safety in the school, including a zero tolerance of child abuse. We all have been entrusted with an obligation to do the best we possibly can to keep our children safe from harm.

We have embraced the opportunity to strengthen the safety of our operations and aim to further develop a culture of child safety. We do not simply aim for compliance with the Child Safe standards; instead we seek to be a place of excellence where Child Safety is deeply embedded into the culture of the organisation.

Please download the following document for greater detail in relation to our Child Safe Framework.

Child Safe Policy

Expectations, Discipline & Communication

One of the cornerstones of a Hillcrest education is character and one of the keys to building character is clear and high expectations of personal behaviour and interpersonal relationships. Maintaining an orderly learning environment in which students feel safe and valued means that we emphasise and reinforce all positive aspects of student attitude and conduct. When discipline is required we endeavour to work in ways that are firm, fair, and consistent, tempering all interactions and processes with dignity and grace.

Discipline Policy

Community Charter

No Place for Bullying

Hillcrest Christian College does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of the Hillcrest community are committed to ensuring a safe and caring environment, which promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem for all. We recognise that wherever people with different values systems, personalities and backgrounds come together there can be tensions and sometimes bullying behaviours. A very strong proactive approach has been developed to deal with this aspect of interpersonal relationships. 

Anti-Bullying Policy

Community Report

Please use the following link to download the latest version of the Crest Community (Annual) Report.

2022 Community Report.pdf

2022 Community Report.doc