Hillcrest High School

40 Ridge Road, (main entrance in Shortlands Avenue), Hillcrest 3650, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Hillcrest High School strives to develop academic, cultural and sporting excellence in all our students and to provide a holistic and caring environment that encourages respect for individual, spiritual and social values.

Hillcrest High School has achieved over 40 years of excellence, serving the local community since 1976, providing exceptional physical and social environments in which all learners have the opportunity to become the best they can be academically, culturally, socially and in sport.

We are committed to exploring alternatives and innovations, improving how we do, what we do continuously, all the while maintaining our focus on the success of our learners.

We aim to be at the leading edge of integrating technology into teaching and learning as well as into leading, managing and operating our school.

Our 'HHS-CSGO-KINGS' team has proved a strong contender in the world of Esports and we are collaborating on incorporating robotics and gaming tactics into our teaching and learning.

We invest in Honour (developing character and leadership) and Hard work (academically, culturally and in sport), so we can Serve and influence (our communities) positively.

This is captured succinctly in our school slogan: If it is to be It is up to me! Our five pillars of academics, sport, culture, community service and leadership are aimed at giving students opportunities, to develop and excel holistically.

We had another outstanding Matric pass-rate in 2018 with a pass rate of 99,49%. and 80% Bachelor passes, and 211 distinctions, with our top student being placed in the top 5 in the Pinetown District and top 10 in KwaZulu-Natal.

Many of our students have achieved international recognition for their achievements across all of our five pillars in the sporting, academic, cultural as well as service and leadership spheres.

Our curriculum and educational policies reflect our efforts to keep abreast of the changing needs and attitudes of society and are aimed at affording students the opportunity to become well-adjusted and well equipped young adults, who are able to meet and cope with the challenges of our dynamic society.

Our balanced and co-educational approach helps students to be well adjusted to the real world, developing their skills and character – life is, after all, co-educational.

Our theme for 2019, an election year, has been: ‘Make YOUR Mark.’ Not everyone can come first, but everyone can aim to make their best mark.

We wish all members of the school community a happy and successful close to the year.

The HHS Open Day takes place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – we’d love to see you there!”

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40 Ridge Road, (main entrance in Shortlands Avenue), Hillcrest 3650, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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