Hello and welcome to Hillcrest Normal School
We have a strong learner centred philosophy
and our teachers strive to ensure success for every learner by shaping and
pacing the curriculum to cater for their needs. We seek positive
relationships with whanau and caregivers where together we support your child as a learner to be the best that
they can be.
set high expectations for curriculum achievement and are proud of our
achievement record. We know that not every child will be as academically
capable as another. It is important that every child develops a positive view
of their strengths and knows what they need to improve on. Working well with others, contributing to the
school, the community and beyond as positive citizens and role models is also important
to us at this school. Success at Hillcrest is a broad concept.
is constantly with us and what we learn
today can be out dated tomorrow therefore our learners must be able to adapt to
change, to think and know how to act and respond as new opportunities present
themselves. “Learning how to learn” is
important for continued success in this world.
world has limited resources and learning to conserve, to share, to grow and to take action for a sustainable
environment is a feature of the school. This year we are wanting the community
to be involved with our gardens and food growing.
are an Asia rich multi -cultural community. In 2013 we are starting to “Re
navigate” to embrace the richness of those cultures, the benefits New Zealand
has from culturally diverse communities and the global links this has created
for families. We are embracing IT as a means of learning, of
sharing learning with friends and family and of communicating across
lifelong learners who are confident, connected and actively involved in their
Resilient and resourceful
learners who are meeting challenges and achieving success. Ma Te Mahi Ka Ora.
are confidently engaged as active learners, through a curriculum that gives
purpose to them in their own world and for the future.
021 859 916
218 Cambridge Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216
PO Box 11017, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3251