Hillcrest High School


Welcome to our latest newsletter! This is the Hillcrest High School termly publication that highlights outstanding student and staff achievements. If you have something to celebrate, please email office@hillcrest-high.school.nz


  1. HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL PREM BOYS VOLLEYBALL - 3RD IN NZ

    Congratulations to our Premier Boys Volleyball team who have finished 3rd in the New Zealand Secondary School Championships. Read more…
  2. Principal's Message - Bouquets and brickbats

    Since it is the end of the term, I would like to write about bouquets and brickbats. This is an idiom (saying) not really heard these ... Read more…
  3. Input Valued

    We have a short survey we would love you to fill in so we can get a feel for what you think about a range of aspects of our school. ... Read more…
  4. Senior Student Leaders 2024

    Last newsletter we introduced our Head Students. This newsletter, meet the rest of our 2024 Senior Student Leaders: Read more…
  5. New staff 2024

    This year we have a number of new faces within our Kura. In our last newsletter we introduced you to some of them. Check out some of ... Read more…
  6. Appointment of Associate Principal

    On Friday the Board of Trustees conducted interviews for the Associate Principal role. Subsequently, we are able to announce the ... Read more…
  7. PPTA Paid Union Meeting 15th May

    School will close early on Wednesday 15th of May for a PPTA Paid Union Meeting Read more…
  8. Senior Excellence Assembly

    On Monday 11th March we had a Senior Excellence Assembly to celebrate our students who received an Excellence Endorsement for their ... Read more…
  9. Student of the Week - Week 5

    Congratulations to Yr 12 Antonia Wu (Sheppard House) for being our Student of the Week for week 5. Read more…
  10. Student of the Week - Week 6

    Congratulations to Yr 11 Paul Huggins (Rutherford House) for being our Student of the Week for week 6. Read more…
  11. Student of the Week - Week 7

    Congratulations to Yr 13 and Head Student Alex Mathieson (Rutherford House) who is the Student of the Week for Week 7. Read more…
  12. Student of the Week - Week 8

    Congratulations to Yr 12 and Volleyball Prem Boys Captain Liam Smith (Rutherford House) who is the Student of the Week for Week 8. Read more…
  13. Student of the Week - Week 9

    Congratulations to Yr 12 Noah Standring (Te Puea House) who is the Student of the Week for Week 9. Read more…
  14. Autumn Gala

    Autumn Gala, 2024’s hottest carnival was at HHS on Monday, 25th March. It was a blast and seeing the huge number of people coming and ... Read more…
  15. Macbeth by William Shakespeare Performance

    Our students in the cast and crew of Shakespeare's Macbeth have been working hard to perfect their performance for opening night on ... Read more…
  16. Hillfest 2024

    The Arts Captains Amira Stephenson and Jasmine Terry alongside the Arts Council (Zara Brassington, Max Brazendale, Sarah Briston, ... Read more…
  17. Student Success

    Year 13 student Leo Reid's short story A Borrowed Interest has been chosen for publication in Re-Draft 23, The Report. Read more…
  18. PAC Fundraiser & Free Dress Day

    A huge thank you to the HHS community. As a result of our Free Dress Day we raised $1427.70 Read more…
  19. Library Lift Opening

    As an inclusive school we are proud to now have our Library accessible to all students. Yesterday we had the official opening of our ... Read more…
  20. PAC Cowshed Visit

    Recently, the PAC visited the Cowshed, located on the outskirts of Glenview. The Cowshed is a small farm and centre dedicated to ... Read more…
  21. ALUMNI - Former HOD History Peter Thomas publishes book

    Peter Thomas, a retired Classics and History teacher who spent many years at Hillcrest High School has recently published a book. Read more…
  22. ALUMNI - Bayleys Cambridge Sponsorship

    We are very thankful for the support from Amanda Merrington of Bayleys Real Estate Cambridge. Read more…
  23. ALUMNI - Take a walk through time

    With the recent retirement of Mr. Kelvin Whiting as Principal after almost 21 years Mr. Whiting has had his portrait added to the wall ... Read more…
  24. Level 1 Geography Maungatautari Trip

    This term our Level 1 Geography students have been exploring the Maungatautari Maunga environment. Read more…
  25. Hamilton City Council Tote Bag Finalists

    We are pleased to hear that Risha Deo, Mila Bremner and Katie-Mae Dewys were finalists in the ever Design a Tote Bag competition run ... Read more…
  26. Puuhoro Waananga Term One

    On Monday 25th March, fifteen Y11 and Y12 students attended the Puuhoro Waananga, which was held at Claudelands Events Centre. Read more…
  27. National Secondary Schools Futsal championships success

    Four Hillcrest teams, senior and junior boys and girls, competed at the national secondary schools last week in Wellington. Read more…
  28. Maadi Cup Success

    Hillcrest High School's rowing team had a fantastic showing at the recent Maadi Regatta held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel during the ... Read more…
  29. Athletics Success

    The Waikato Bay of Plenty and North Island Secondary School Athletics meets were held recently and Hillcrest had two outstanding young ... Read more…
  30. WSS Golf Tournament

    Between 18-20 March, three students competed in the Waikato Secondary Schools Matchplay Tournament at Te Awamutu Golf Course. Read more…
  31. Chiefs Rugby Experience Day

    On Friday 22nd March 20 Hillcrest High School students participated in the Chiefs Experience Day. The afternoon was run by six Chiefs ... Read more…
  32. Pasifika Kilikiti Competition

    A group of our Pasifika students competed in the annual Kilikiti Competition held at the University of Waikato. Read more…
  33. Level 3 Business Studies

    Level 3 Business Studies students have been busy preparing for their upcoming Marketing Plan assessment Read more…
  34. Year 12 Biology trips to Mount Pureora

    Our Year 12 Biology students went to Mount Pureora in Week 7. These overnight trips were part of an internal assessment which had them ... Read more…
  35. 2024 School Ball 'Secrets of the Sea'

    The School ball is one of the most looked forward to events of the student body, and we are looking to make it as great as possible. Read more…
  36. Hamilton Welcomes International Students

    On Tuesday 19 March more than 250 international students new to Hamilton were formally welcomed to the city by the mayor, Paula ... Read more…
  37. Teacher Only Day

    Teacher only day this term focussed on te ao Māori. Read more…
  38. Junior and Senior Theatresports team take the win!

    Both the Junior and Senior Theatresports teams representing Hillcrest High won their respective age groups at the Meteor on the 11th ... Read more…
  39. Staff Success - Whaea Niki National Touch Champion

    Hillcrest High School is thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our very own teacher, Whaea Niki, who recently competed in the ... Read more…
  40. French Immersion Camp

    On Friday the 8th of March, Mrs Howard-Shi and I drove the school van to the Koopua camping ground in Raglan with a group of 5 Year 12 ... Read more…