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Hilliard SS is an
Apple Distinguished School
recognised for:
innovation, leadership, and educational excellence
On this page, you will find information about the highly successful iLearn@HilliardSS BYO iPad Program at Hilliard State School.
Parents are welcome to contact Mr Jason Meijboom, Deputy Principal, for further information.
Check out our promo video on our School YouTube channel.
iMake@HilliardSS STEAM Centre
Hilliard SS was successfull in applying for an Australian Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Maker Projects Grant. We have used the Grant to further enhance our STEAM Centre and Technologies Teacher learning spaces, both utilised by all classes at Hilliard SS.
Robotics Club
Hilliard SS students in Years 5-6 are encouraged to join the Robotics Club, run by Miss Cowan, HSS Technologies Teacher, Thursday afternoons in the Innovation room in the Learning Centre, 3.05 - 3.55pm until Term 2, May 10. After this time, students in Years 3-4 will have an opportunity to participate.
As part of the required apps list, we require parent consent for access to a small number of these apps. A Third Party Consent Form will come home with your child at the beginning of the year.
iLearn@HilliardSS iPad Program Open Days
Hilliard SS has run 11 highly successful Open Days since 2014, welcoming over 800 staff from DET and Independent Schools. Hilliard SS has also welcomed International group tours.
iLearn@HilliardSS Open Days in 2018
Due to hosting International visitors throughout the year, from 2018, Hilliard SS will host only 1 Public iPad Program Open Day which was held in Term 1 Week 9 on Friday 23 March.

Concept Development and Charter
In 2014, we began 9 BYO iPad classes across every year level at Hilliard SS. Due to the highly successful progress of our initiative , and demand from our community, we expanded to 19 BYO iPad classes in 2015.

From 2016, every student at Hilliard SS had the opportunity to bring their own iPad to school to support them with their learning and over 95% of students have taken this up. Further information can be found in the Hilliard SS iPad Program Charter 2018 including the Student Participation Agreement.

iLearn@HilliardSS BYO iPad Program Concept Development

Visual Goal Setting on iPad. Here is a link to an example Goal setting student video made by Miss Homewood on the iPad: 
Prep Year prospective Hilliard SS students Pre-Prep Apps
We are committed to early learning development at Hilliard SS.
SKOOLBO - Access for ALL current and prospective Hilliard students
Skoolbo is a highly engaging program that supports children with learning to read and developing early literacy and numeracy skills.
Children starting Prep at Hilliard SS in 2018 can have early access to Skoolbo via the Hilliard SS Pre-Prep class, upon enrolment. All students enrolled at Hilliard SS will have access to Skoolbo.
iPad Tips and Tricks video Tutorials Part 1 Part 2
Cybersafety and Using the Internet Appropriately
At Hilliard SS, we are committed to teaching our students skills related to Cybersafety and Using the Internet Appropriately. We expect that our students follow our 3 school rules Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being a Learner when engaging with ICT.
Supporting videos:
Digital Citizenship: Ring of Responsibility
Cybersmart Citizens Guide
Parent and Community Engagement
At Hilliard SS, we are committed to supporting our parents and keeping them up to date with the progress of our iPad initiative. This is done through a monthly emag, P&C meetings, School Facebook Page and key documents shared with our community.
2018 eMags
2017 eMags
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS 2017 - Term 3
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS 2017 - Term 4
2016 eMags
2015 eMags
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS Issue 1 2015
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS Issue 2 May 2015
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS Issue 3 June 2015
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS Issue 4 July 2015
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS Issue 5 August 2015
2014 eMags
eMag iLearn@HilliardSS Issue 3 May 2014
School Support Documents
eLearning Whole School Transformation