Why choose HILLS Secondary?

Why choose HILLS Secondary?

There are many compelling reasons why families should consider HILLS Secondary:

  • Highly trained, caring and well regarded Christian educators
  • New purpose-built Secondary buildings at the Verdun campus creating an innovative learning environment connected to the natural surroundings (to be completed in 2020)
  • An authentic Christian school which caters for students and families of all faith backgrounds
  • Access to over 18 acres of land with stunning views and access to Agricultural and Environmental learning opportunities
  • A delightful, picturesque location on the convenient Onkaparinga Valley Road; two minutes from the Freeway, and only 25 minutes from Adelaide CBD
  • Small classes, averaging 17 students where the learning is focussed and the uniqueness of students celebrated
  • The broad curriculum offering at SACE level, comprising of around 30 subjects available on site (some in partnership with Oakbank Area School)
  • Well-natured students who look after and look out for each other
  • Active student leadership, including our Secondary Student Voice (SSV) who work to embody our RIPPA values: Respect, Integrity, Passion, Promoting honesty and Always united
  • Access to a wide variety of sporting and extra-curricular activities to honour students’ strengths and to provide new opportunities for learning and future pathways
  • The only Christian ELC to Year 12 School in the Adelaide Hills
  • Easy access to the school using public transport and/or the HILLS buses
  • Strong pastoral care and communication from our classroom and support educators
  • Significant support of students with additional needs and on Individual Learning Plans from our caring Extended Education team
  • Exciting and informative excursions and camps including the Year 8 Tasmania Experience, the Year 9 Mission Trip to Adelaide and Kangaroo Island
  • Member of the Adelaide Hills Student Pathways (AHSPs) group of schools providing access to over 25 local  VET Courses
  • Social family events which build strong relationships with the school and families.