EDUCATION WEEK OPEN DAY, saw students participating in a Book Character Parade where many bright, colourful and extremely clever ‘Superheroes’ costumes were on display. Congratulations to the Senior Band which gave an enjoyable performance and students who received an award at the Honour Assembly. A Book Fair was supported by families who generously donated new […]

Creating future leaders at Galston High School

GALSTON HIGH SCHOOL is dedicated to building leadership in youth. Bendigo Bank shares this passion for youth leadership and, as a long term supporter of Galston High School, recently sponsored a student to attend the 2019 Magic Moments Youth Leadership and Business Summit. Targeting 14-17 year olds, the Summit included inspirational speakers and coaches from […]

A Proudly Arcadian Star

THE ARCADIA PUBLIC SCHOOL canteen is well known for producing ‘home made’ delights and specials that tantalise. Our canteen is a top-notch, first-rate facility – one that we are incredibly proud of, but of course, it’s really the people who are the stars. We want to thank one particular star whose kindness in volunteering guarantees […]


A Hills teenager has had her years of community service and personal development recognised by the Governor of New South Wales at a special ceremony. KATE MATHIESON, who graduated from Pacific Hills Christian School last year, was presented with her Gold Duke of Edinburgh International Award by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, […]

Latest Message From Hillside

EXCITING THINGS have been happening at Hillside this term. The new LED sign is installed and operating, allowing the school to notify the community of events and the successes of the students. Thank you to the NSW Government for providing the grant for the purchase and installation of the sign. Our touch team has progressed […]

Steaming through STEM week at Hills Grammar

STUDENTS FROM THE HILLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL in Kenthurst have spent a week immersed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). STEM week allowed students from the Senior School to exercise their creativity and explore different theories in the related subjects. Teachers and the Director of Learning and Teaching encouraged the students to apply their knowledge […]

Alice the Musical

It was a very important date for Hills Grammar’s Junior School as they enjoyed a performance of Alice the Musical from the students. The younger grades were treated to a performance in the R J Phipps Performance centre, and was completed with costumes, music and set lighting. Then the Performance Centre was opened up to […]

Galston Garden Club

As the chill of winter continues to bite, it was lovely to see the large turnout of members for the August meeting to hear Peter Olde speak on Grevilleas. Peter was a reluctant gardener in the earlier years and when it was suggested he grow a native, take heart gardeners… it died! However, that all […]

Notice: Free Native Plants!

We’ve had a great response to our plant giveaway but we’d like to remind you apply for this offer before the heat of the summer makes planting tough on you and the plants. Our generous donor has enabled Still Creek Landcare to continue offering free local native plants to landowners who live in Hornsby Council’s […]

Bromeliad Society of Australia – Patricia Walters_Ikebana using Bromeliad Blooms

The Bromeliad Society of Australia will hold their next meeting at George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground on Saturday, 14 September with plant sales commencing at 11am followed by the meeting at 12noon. Access is via the Showground entrance off Showground Road into Doran Drive, Castle Hill, with plenty of parking on site. Guest speaker […]