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Hillbrook Anglican School

"We cleared out all the excess stock of unsold old uniforms and asked students to bring their old school uniforms (not shoes…yet) to school. We packed up these uniforms into over 10 boxes and sent them off to Worn Up. From there, the textiles are sorted, cleaned, processed, and then remanufactured into purposeful items such as desks, dog beds and cushion inserts" (Ella Zeeman, Hillbrook Anglican School student)

Tips for reducing clothing waste

“We know that what we are doing now, and will do in the future, is contributing greatly to the circular economy and the environment, even in ways we may not be able to see directly right now,” says Year 10 Hillbrook Anglican School student Ella Zeeman, while offering tips for families and students


Hillbrook students recycle school uniforms into desks and dog beds

As Hillbrook Anglican School sets the goal of becoming 90 per cent circular across its operations by 2030, three Hillbrook students tell us about how they have partnered with Worn Up to recycle school uniforms into desks and dog beds, while sharing tips on how other schools can improve their sustainability

Books & Guides

Girl in Between

Year 11 Hillbrook student Isabella Gockel reviews a novel, set in Rockhampton, which offers reassurance to today’s adolescents through its relatable characters, comedic take, and exploration of themes commonly encountered by our modern-day teenagers


Hermione the wonder dog

Hillbrook Anglican School’s new therapy dog Hermione, named after the iconic book series character Hermione Granger, is winning students’ hearts and calming minds