Performing Arts

From involvement in the primary choir, learning one of a wide range of instruments, participating in Eisteddfod competitions or being a cast member in one of our musicals or concerts, Hillcrest Primary students are able to appreciate, learn and celebrate a range of performing arts.

The Performing Arts is one of Hillcrest’s strong suites. We have over a dozen itinerant music tutors who provide lessons for hundreds of students. Secondary has a number of choirs, ensembles and bands, and every year we hold a major musical production. We are also active participants in and frequent host of many local and regional interschool events and competitions.



We love seeing all our primary students being active and healthy. Sport is an essential part of this and throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities for participation and achievement. School events, interschool games, and competitions that extend to state representative levels are all a vital part of the school calendar.

Sport is an integral part of life and learning in Hillcrest Secondary. Every effort is made to encourage and provide students with opportunities to be active, healthy young people and to develop and test out their skills across a range of sporting codes and pursuits.



All students and staff are members of one of four Houses all named by our founding principal after prominent Christian missionaries and pioneers. There are many house events throughout the year, including sports competitions and cultural activities.

Hudson Taylor

English missionary to China

Adoniram Judson

American missionary and Bible translator to Burma (Myanmar)

William Carey

English missionary to India

George Müller

German evangelist and philanthropist to Bristol, England

VEX Robotics

The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These are just a few of the many fields students can explore by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups.

Our VEX teams have gained global acclaim and have participated in multiple editions of the World Championships held in the United States. To earn a spot in these prestigious competitions, our teams consistently secured the title of National Champions, which they have accomplished on numerous occasions.


Human Powered Vehicles

The HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) program aims to extend student awareness of environmental issues and sustainability. The project encourages the use of green technology through building and/or rebuilding a single person vehicle. Students engage in the planning, competitive racing, building process of the vehicle.