At Hillcrest School, our daily commitment is demonstrated through our diverse and dynamic school spirit, student programming and extracurricular offerings.
Our school is focused on maximizing opportunities for students to learn and grow, both personally and academically. We intentionally build school community and teach citizenship through our daily, cross-grade Crest groups. We embrace diversity and program for student differences through our French and Mandarin second language programs, our English Language Learner supports, our FLEX (Literacy/Opportunity) classes and our Gay-Straight Alliance.
We encourage creativity in our students as they explore arts and technology in our arts, drama, music, band, and visual communication courses and clubs. In addition, we offer outstanding opportunities for students to develop their health and wellness through physical education, outdoor education, sports performance, and a variety of extracurricular athletics. Students are challenged to develop their leadership skills through our leadership option and the Student Activities extracurricular program.
To begin exploring career pathways, students can try construction, foods, and fashion courses. For students interested in more academic enrichment, they can declare interest in being in our Honours Class. Technology is often integrated into instruction with the use of our updated computer lab and seven class sets of Chromebook carts.
Our highly-skilled staff are tenaciously positive and persistent in setting high expectations for learning and conduct and providing timely supports to ensure all students are achieving and thriving. There is a calm and friendly vibe in our school hallways.
Communication between home and school
One of the strengths of Hillcrest School is the strong relationships we develop between students, parents, and our staff. Open communication between the home and school is a key factor in the success of our students.
We have a variety of methods for parents to contact our staff including phone calls, email, and meetings as needed. We also use SchoolZone to provide parents and students with course outlines, school and District news as well as Individual Student Reports and Progress Reports. In addition, weekly Principal Updates are emailed to parents giving an overview of the weekly activities and events, and school news and information. We also keep the School Calendar on our school’s website up-to-date, so parents can always see what’s going on at Hillcrest.
We have an active School Council that meets regularly and fundraises for purchases to enhance the student experience. We are accountable to our parent community to report on school happenings, practices, and our budget. We welcome open, honest dialogue with parents to help inform our decisions.
Please feel free to contact me anytime. 780 489-2516
Fred Fonseca Fred.Fonseca@epsb.ca