IT could be because Hilliard Christian School espouses its four core values of belonging, integrity, respect and perseverance.
These biblically-based values are shared with the students throughout the curriculum.
In assemblies, students receive acknowledgement for how they have demonstrated these values.
Perhaps it is due to the quality of the teachers.
The teachers at Hilliard Christian School are keen for each student to achieve to the best of their ability.
The school uses data to inform curriculum planning.
The teachers care for the children and encourage them to improve themselves throughout their schooling.
Hilliard Christian School provides this quality throughout the school.
From the introduction to schooling with the Little Wallabies program, through kindergarten and the primary and high schools up to year 10.
To smooth the transition from primary school to high school, the year five and six students have the opportunity to participate in some high school subjects, helping them prepare for year seven.
The school is also developing its technological offerings, with each student from years three to 10 to have individual access to Chromebook to support them in their studies.
The curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum and is taught innovatively, utilising modern techniques and incorporating STEM principles.
In addition, students take a values-based Encounter program, which also gives them the opportunity to participate in service activities around the community.
Students can also choose to involve themselves in a variety of extra-curricular activities.
There are many other reasons as well, such as the full-size gymnasium for students to take classes and play in.
The enthusiastic comments of parents.
The engagement of students in class and the way that they support each other out in the playground.
Perhaps the biggest reason, though, is like the Hilliard slogan says, “because your child matters.”
Caption: Hilliard Christian School students, pictured left, with school chaplain Pr David Leo getting into the Movember spirit, raising money for men’s health. Pictured right, students have a go at woodworking.