It was Martin Luther King Jr who said that “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve…You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
One of the pillars of purpose of Hillcrest is Service, which encapsulates the desire to see students live and learn in ways that has them live not for their own self-interest but for the benefit of others. Not only do we want all our students to flourish but for them to help in seeing their neighbours, both local and global, flourish as well. Hence our emphasis on “Service Learning.”
Service Learning incorporates everything from our Primary Choir singing at an aged care facility to raising money for the work of World Vision; from showing appreciation to sectors of our local community on the National Day of Thanks to sending a teacher to Cambodia to work with Samaritan’s Purse in a teacher development project.