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Mitchelton State High School Graduating Class of 2021

On the 19th December 2021 Mitchelton State High School’s Year 12 students gathered for a very last time in the Performing Arts Centre to celebrate the successful completion of their high school years: Graduation of the class of 2021! After six years of high school, their efforts, determination and hard work have made them a cohort of exceptional resilience, flexibility... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

Community, Education, Newsfeed

Trivia tomfoolery raises record funds!

Thanks to our amazing Hills community the Ferny Hills State School Parents & Citizens’ Association has raised more than $8300 for the school from its trivia night and raffles! Held on Saturday 23 October, this was a party – sorry, we mean fundraiser – for professionals! Wowzers, did people put in an effort! Themed Disney, Pixar and Marvel, people came... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

Education, Young Reporters Take The Reins

Book Week Inspires Young Creatives

As part of Book Week celebrations at St William’s Catholic Primary School, the children were encouraged to write a short story with one winner selected from each age group.  Here at The Hills Echo, we are delighted to share these wonderful stories with our readers! Two of the winners, Matthew H from Year 2 and Isabel P from Year 4... Read More

by katie , 4 months ago

Education, Events, Newsfeed

A Sensational 60th for Everton Park SHS

On Saturday 31st July, Everton Park State High School celebrated 60 Years of Creating Bright Futures.   The school opened its doors to the community with a community market day and a visit by the Honourable Grace Grace Minister for Education, Industrial Relations and Racing who officially opened the new facilities. The market day attracted over 40 stall holders, and... Read More

by katie , 5 months ago

Community, Education, Newsfeed

Backpacks Brimming with Generosity

More often than not, when a child is placed in a foster home, they go with no more than the clothes on their back. There is no teddy to cuddle to provide comfort or familiar pyjamas to snuggle into, during what can be an incredibly traumatic time in their lives. The Sweet Dreams and Good night wishes charity organisation aims... Read More

by katie , 5 months ago

Education, Newsfeed

From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

The children at Camelia Avenue Childcare Centre  in Everton Hills have been hard at work constructing their very own community hub! Located outside the centre, the hub contains a herb garden, community composting site, worm farm, street library, and even a toy exchange – all created by the staff and children at the centre!  The team at Camelia Avenue Childcare... Read More

by katie , 5 months ago

Education, Newsfeed, Sports News

Kokoda Challenge 2021 Accomplished!

Earlier this year, Mrs. Karen van Raders, Miss Arnell and Miss Perry and 11 Mitchelton State High School students entered the Gold Coast 48km Kokoda School’s Challenge, taking place in July 2021.  For the first time, Mitchie entered three teams into the event and commenced their training in Term 1. The group trained by walking various distances, some as far... Read More

by Editorial Team , 6 months ago

Community, Education

Life on Land in action at Willmore Kindy

At Willmore Kindergarten, there is a strong belief that children learn in 100 languages or more, inspired by Loris Malaguzzi from Reggio Emilia. Here are some of the ways the children have been researching and thinking about trees. Since the beginning of the year, the educators have been talking and researching with the children about our earth and in particular... Read More

by Editorial Team , 6 months ago


School-wide literacy framework linked to improvement in education at Mitchelton State High School

Mitchelton State High School has implemented a new Literacy program developed by their dedicated Literacy Coaches to expand student vocabulary and improve writing skills.  During literacy lessons, students have the opportunity to participate in targeted and data-informed activities in the newly built library.  In addition, the Literacy Coaches at Mitchelton SHS actively support staff and students in embedding the Write... Read More

by Editorial Team , 7 months ago

Community, Education, Newsfeed

Beddown Finds Kindness in Cushlets

In 2019, Norm McGillivray, Beddown CEO had a vision, he wanted to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable place for vulnerable people to get a good night’s rest and help restore health, dignity and respect. Norm had been personally impacted by homelessness and he wanted to target those who sleep rough around Australia. The lightbulb moment came when Norm went... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

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