Secondary Program

Our Secondary College aims to teach our students to grow to be adults who naturally encompass our College LAWS – Live with compassion, Act with integrity, Work with diligence and Strive for success. Our learning experiences continue to move towards developing inquiry as an approach to learning with links between subjects to create interdisciplinary outcomes which embrace thinking for specific purposes. Introduction of the idea of self – directed learning and learning how to learn while embedding the College Values and the noting of values within individual students.

Our International students provide other students with the knowledge of various cultural perspectives and further assist in developing international mindedness.

Hills College Teaching Staff are welcoming, inclusive and accessible. They provide students with learning opportunities which are current as well as facilitating within these learning environments experiences which are differentiated and therefore acknowledge different learning styles. Developing programs to develop student’s self -esteem and confidence is vital which assists students to acquire generic skills of problem solving, setting learning goals, opportunities to reflect upon their learning, encouragement to work collaboratively and developing good communication skills. Having learning environments which are safe and secure is paramount for achieving desired outcomes. Teachers are mentors and models of lifelong learning as are our Support Staff who are there for students with both the personal and career counselling.

Julie-Anne Skelton
Head of Secondary