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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Inclusive 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 areas identified in the New Zealand Curriculum.

The junior curriculum provides a broad base for our students and is structured around: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Health & Physical Education, Languages and Technology.

Hillcrest High School offers a student-centred curriculum, allowing ample opportunities for choice in all learning areas.


The Arts programme offers students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in Art, Drama and Music.

In Languages, students can learn: Maori, French, Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin Chinese. All students take at least one language in Year 9. Students whose first language is not English can also join the English Language Learning course.

In Technology students are offered: Food Technology, Electronics, Design & Visual Communication, Digital Technologies, Materials Fabrics, Materials Metal and Materials Wood.

There are also options for Financial Capability and Cross Curricular Literacy.


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Senior Curriculum (Years 11 - 13)

In years 11 - 13 a range of 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 students’ individual needs.

In the senior school, all students are required to enrol in a full time programme of study which, for most students, consists of five NCEA subjects. Some selected students may take a six subject programme. Compulsory subjects are: English (NCEA Level 1 and 2), Mathematics (NCEA Level 1) and Physical Education (Years 11 and 12).


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Fees & Payments



Parents are able to view their statement of account at anytime through the KAMAR portal. We also send out regular statements of account.

There may be compulsory fees charged to parents and these will depend on the choices your child makes for their learning and if they partake in extracurricular activities. This charge is due for payment when committed to and will be loaded to your student's KAMAR account.

Bank account name:  Hillcrest High School BOT    

Eftpos facilities are available at the accounts office. We do not accept credit cards at reception, please see below.

Bank account number:  03-1559-0012218-00


Reference:  Please include the student's school ID number and name  Payment via credit card or visa debit card can be made by using the KAMAR parent portal.
Particulars:  Please include what the payment is for


PLEASE NOTE:  We use Flo2Cash as our payment provider for online payments. Flo2Cash charges a 2% surcharge on credit/debit card payments. This surcharge will be added to your online payments, up to a maximum of $5.00. The School will absorb any surcharge over that cap.




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