Hillcrest Elementary offers the following programs:
A strong English Language Learners (ELL) program coordinated and delivered by a specially trained ELL teacher to meet the needs of all learners from many diverse backgrounds. Our current ELL teacher is Ms. Paula Duncan who works Tues – Thurs with students from K – 5.
Challenge program for learners who could benefit from enriched curriculum in grades 4 – 5. Ms. Duncan is our Challenge Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year,
Integration of curriculum using Aboriginal perspectives, knowledge, and culture: Mrs. Coughlin (Principal) is the Aboriginal Connections Coordinator for the school.
A comprehensive Fine Arts program that supports the performing arts through weekly instruction in Music, Dance, Drama, and Strings for the grade 5 students. Mrs. Seale is the Performing Arts teacher. Mr. Paul Beauchesne teaches the Strings program to Grade 5 students
Each year there are a variety of noon hour opportunities for students: ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Sketch Club, Stamp Club, Library Squad, Chess Club, Leadership, Lunch Monitors, Tour Guides, and the Coding Club
Sports opportunities run throughout the school year with cross country, soccer, basketball, track, rugby, soccer, swim club and pickle ball . ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
GRADE 5 STRINGS PROGRAM: Teacher: Mr. Paul Beauchesne. Stings instruction is outside of school hours: Tues/Thursday mornings from 7:55 – 8:40 AM in the school gym.