Curriculum

Hillcrest High School follows Curriculum guidelines for Junior (Years 9-10) and Senior (Years 11-13), and promotes and encourages education beyond.

Extension & Enrichment

Extension and enrichment are features of both curriculum and co-curricular programmes at all levels at Hillcrest High School. At Years 9 & 10, students identified as gifted and talented have opportunities to participate in programmes such as JEEP (Junior Extension and Enrichment Programme) and Sports Development.

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Special Learning Needs

We take pride in the highly inclusive nature of our school. Highly skilled staff develop and implement teaching and learning strategies which are relevant, appropriate and responsive to the learning needs of the students they are working with.

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Physical Assistance Centre

The Physical Assistance Centre (PAC) provides comprehensive support for ORRS funded students who have a physical disability. PAC students’ academic and individual requirements related to disability are determined and monitored by Individual Education Plans (IEPs). They have the benefit of high support staff/student ratios including Teacher Aides and needs based specialist support such as Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and other identified specialists as required.

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Junior Curriculum (Years 9 & 10)

Hillcrest High School provides students in years 9-10 with effectively taught programmes of learning in all learning areas identified in the New Zealand Curriculum.
The junior curriculum is broad based and structured around compulsory learning areas in English, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, along with a range of options within Technology and The Arts.

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Senior Curriculum (Years 11 - 13)

A range of senior level specialist subjects are available for students to choose according to their ability, interest and requirements for future study and careers.
The curriculum allows students to study subjects at different levels, and is flexible so that it caters as much as possible to student needs and our focus is on what engages young people in education.

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