Hillcrest High School follows Curriculum guidelines for Junior (Years 9-10) and Senior (Years 11-13), and promotes and encourages education beyond.

Extension & Enrichment

Extension and enrichment are features of both curriculum and co-curricular programmes at all levels at Hillcrest High School. At Years 9 & 10, students identified as gifted and talented have opportunities to participate in programmes such as JEEP (Junior Extension and Enrichment Programme) and Sports Development.

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Special Learning Needs

We take pride in the highly inclusive nature of our school. Highly skilled staff develop and implement teaching and learning strategies which are relevant, appropriate and responsive to the learning needs of the students they are working with.

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Physical Assistance Centre

The Physical Assistance Centre (PAC) provides comprehensive support for ORRS funded students who have a physical disability. PAC students’ academic and individual requirements related to disability are determined and monitored by Individual Education Plans (IEPs). They have the benefit of high support staff/student ratios including Teacher Aides and needs based specialist support such as Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and other identified specialists as required.

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Junior Curriculum (Years 9 & 10)

Hillcrest High School provides students in years 9-10 with effectively taught programmes of learning in all learning areas identified in the New Zealand Curriculum.
The junior curriculum is broad based and structured around compulsory learning areas in English, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, along with a range of options within Technology and The Arts.

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Senior Curriculum (Years 11 - 13)

range of senior level specialist subjects are available for students to choose according to their ability, interest and requirements for future study and careers.
The curriculum allows students to study subjects at different levels, and is flexible so that it caters as much as possible to student needs and our focus is on what engages young people in education.

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Fees & Payments




Parents are able to view their statement of account at anytime through the KAMAR portal. We also send out regular statements of account.

Donations are $200 per year, per student

There may be compulsory fees charged to parents and these will depend on the choices your child makes for their learning and if they partake in extracurricular activities. This charge is due for payment when committed to and will be loaded to your student's KAMAR account.

Bank account name:  Hillcrest High School BOT    

Eftpos facilities are available at the accounts office. We do not accept credit cards at reception, please see below.

Bank account number:  03-1559-0012218-00


Reference:  Please include the student's school ID number and name  Payment via credit card or visa debit card can be made by using the KAMAR parent portal.
Particulars:  Please include what the payment is for


PLEASE NOTE:  We use Flo2Cash as our payment provider for online payments. Flo2Cash charges a 2% surcharge on credit/debit card payments. This surcharge will be added to your online payments, up to a maximum of $5.00. The School will absorb any surcharge over that cap.




Important information regarding school fundraising....

Fundraising here

Application here




Assessment specifications can be found at the NZQA website.


  • New Zealand citizens/permanent residents
    Entry for all NCEA standards: $76.70
    Entry for each New Zealand scholarship subject: $30 per subject
  • International students/non-New Zealand residents
    Entry for all NCEA standards: $383.30
    Entry for each New Zealand scholarship subject: $102.20 per subject


  • Via Student Portal
  • Cash/cheque: Please include student ID, student name, and ‘NCEA Fees' on envelope
  • Internet Banking

Hillcrest High School BOT, Westpac





Your reference details (this will identify you on the school’s statement):

Students school ID
ID: 1234

Student's Name
Citizen, A

'NCEA Fees'
NCEA fees


  • Financial assistance

Financial assistance is available to secondary school candidates entering standards on the National Qualifications Framework, and Scholarship. The purpose of financial assistance is to ensure that fees are not a barrier to participation in qualifications.

To be eligible for financial assistance, the fee payer (normally the parent or guardian of the candidate) must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit (benefit-based applications);
  • Have a joint family income that would entitle the applicant to receive a Community Services Card (income-based applications);
  • Have more than one child undertaking these qualifications in the same year with fees exceeding $200, irrespective of income (multiple candidate applications).

Note: International fee-paying students are not eligible for financial assistance.

Click here for a Financial Application Form