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 ESOL Students


Our school values the diversity of cultures within the school. There are children representing over 30 nationalities at Hillcrest.  Many of these children have English as their second language and are well supported.  The contributions they make greatly enhance the learning that happens within our school community.

ESOL Staff
The ESOL programme at Hillcrest Normal School has two part time teachers;
Mrs Jay Boyer who is the administrator of the ESOL programmes at HNS and who also teachers English Language Learners in Years 1 and 2. She works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The groups she works with have 3 x 30 minute lessons a week in the ESOl programme room called 'The Cottage'.
Ms Caroline Nu'u who teaches the English Language Learners from Years 3,4,5,and 6. She works on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12.30. She also teaches her groups in 'The Cottage". The 6 groups she works with have 4 x 30 minute lessons each week.

There are also 6 Learning Assistants in the school who are qualified to support our English language learners. The Learning Assistants work in classroom supporting these students with their class work especially reading and writing.

We enjoy helping new ELL children and their families settle into their new environment.  If you need someone to talk to, we will be in 'The Cottage' on Wednesday mornings from 8.30 a.m until 8.55 a.m. You can just call in or ring the main school office to make an appointment. You can also email Jay or Caroline.
Our phone number:
07 8566122
Our email addresses:
jboyer@hillcrestnormal.school.nz
cnu'n@hillcrestnormal.school.nz