Ethos and Mission


Educating Global Citizens



Hills College aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and resilient young people who achieve their potential, within a safe and supportive  environment that encourages intercultural understanding and respect for all.

To this end, our  curriculum is rigorous and relevant to the 21st century learner, embracing research-based principles and technologies that together form a practical framework to maximise learning opportunities.  Every student enrolled in our college is provided with a diverse range of pathways.

To carry out this mission, Hills College:

  • Appreciates our student’s learning styles in support of their strengths and talents so they are excited by learning and are supported in their attainment of individual aspirational goals.
  • Develops a sense of belonging to an inclusive community where international mindedness is lived as well as proclaimed.
  • Fosters the development of a sense of responsibility to the wider community, and a commitment to work for justice and a sustainable future.
  • Seeks to engender personal growth and confidence in one’s own talents, where efforts and achievements are recognised and celebrated.



At Hills we value:

with Compassion

Acting with Integrity

Working with Diligence

Striving for Success


College Motto:

Foresight: Considering the future when taking action.
Fraternity: Sharing common ideals, goals, and interests.
Fortitude: The strength of mind which enables a person to face difficulties with courage and endurance.


College Emblem

A stylised globe:the symbol of a global outlook indicating that the College seeks to promote a fully-rounded exchange of ideas, understanding and tolerance, and an appreciation of each individual’s place in the world.

Hills International College displays many characteristics which make it unique. We are committed to providing quality academic and sporting facilities where all students have the opportunity to excel in an environment where language, culture and activities are shared. By enabling young people of different cultures to mix and learn from each other, the college is preparing a new generation of genuinely global citizens.

We maintain a policy of reasonable class sizes, and parents are encouraged to maintain contact with the College. As a result of this, we are able to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses quickly and take steps to remedy and/or extend them intellectually. Parents are welcome to make an appointment at any time to see relevant teachers or Heads of Department to discuss any concerns, or to get extra feedback on their child.

Above all, Hills is an extremely friendly school where new students are made to feel genuinely welcome. Testimony to this is the fact that every year we are host to visiting student groups from different countries, who often come back year after year to experience Hills’ special brand of hospitality.

Hills is fully committed to providing quality education in a totally safe environment, and adheres to a well-defined Behaviour Policy from Prep through to year 12.

In short, we are able to provide students with more personalised care and attention; a fact evidenced by our confident and self-assured student body.