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School Overview

SCHOOL CREST

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The school crest is set against a clear background. It is distinctively marked by a cluster of trees with trunks that are intertwined. This symbolises a grove of trees, as inspired by the name of the school. The interlinking of the trunks represents the active interactions between Hillgrove teachers and students. It also signifies the moral and spiritual support students draw from one another.  

The slant at the base suggests that the trees have firm roots and stand tall on a slope of a hill. This is another reference to the school’s name.  

The large crown of eighteen leaves in varying sizes represents healthy growth so that this produces shelter and shade for those who seek it. The shared foliage signifies the common goal and unity that staff and students share.  

 Set together, the design elements express the school’s desire to be a safe environment that encourages young people to grow in values and skills needed to face life’s challenges.

SCHOOL VISION


Reflective Learners, Caring Changemakers


Hillgrove’s vision of “Reflective Learners, Caring Changemakers” describes a community of others-centred individuals who will learn, unlearn and relearn. Hillgrovians will be nurtured to our fullest potential so as to enable us to make a difference in our community and the world at large. 

As Reflective Learners, Hillgrovians enjoy learning and find learning meaningful and relevant to real life. We take ownership of our learning and regulate our efforts to gain mastery. We explore and develop our interests and strengths, fuelling a desire for lifelong learning. 

As Caring Changemakers, Hillgrovians care about what matters in our community.  We gather knowledge and resources to make change happen. Making a change within ourselves first, we inspire and influence others to make a difference.

SCHOOL MISSION

      Nurturing Hillgrovians who Learn, Care and Make a Difference.

      Every Hillgrovian will continually: 
      •         Learn with passion and give one’s best
      •         Care for the needs of self and others
      •         Make a Difference through the use of knowledge, talents and leadership

SCHOOL VALUES (ICR3)

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        • Integrity
        • Care
        • Resilience
        • Respect
        • Responsibility



Integrity
Integrity is to be honest, upright and have the moral courage to do what is right.

Care
Care is the ability to show kindness and compassion.

Respect
Respect is the ability to show regard for the worth of someone or something. It includes respect for self, respect for the rights and dignity of all persons, respect for school rules and respect for environment.

Responsibility
Responsibility is the ability to do something that you must do as part of your job or duty because it is morally and socially right.

Resilience
Resilience is the ability to persevere in the face of challenges without giving up.

THE HILLGROVE PHILOSOPHY

Hillgrove believes in the potential of students, builds their character and helps them succeed.

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SCHOOL MOTTO


United We Soar

We come together in unity to learn, care and help one another to make a difference. This is in line with our school vision and mission. As a Hillgrove family, we are deeply rooted as one. Anchored on our school values and a passion to strive for excellence, we desire to strive for greater heights.


SCHOOL CULTURE


C.A.R.E is the heartbeat of the school. It defines how we would like to relate to and work alongside one another. It speaks of the school’s desire to be others-centred. It is about helping one another to be at our best. It is also about the school being united to soar as one.

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