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. We embrace diversity and program for student differences through our French and Mandarin second language programs, our English Language Learner supports, 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, computer and fashion courses. For students interested in more academic enrichment, they can declare interest in exploring our STEM program. Technology is often integrated into instruction with the use of our updated computer lab and class sets of Chromebook carts. We also have a Bring Your Own Device opportunity for students who prefer this.
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. Building relationships with students is essential to any learning and that is what our staff strive to do.
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 (virtual or in-person) as needed. We also use SchoolZone to provide parents and students with course outlines, school and Division news as well as Individual Student Reports and Progress Reports. In addition, newsletters are uploaded to SchoolZone giving an overview of school activities, events, news, and information. We also keep the School Calendar on our school’s website up-to-date, so familes can always see what’s going on at Hillcrest.
We have an active School Council that meets regularly to support and enhance the student experience. We are accountable to our parent community to report on school happenings, practices, and our budget. We welcome open and honest dialogue with parents to help inform our decisions. The School Council's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yours in partnership,