INCLUSIVE 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.
Hillcrest High School has a strong commitment to improving the emotional, social, cultural and academic outcomes for all students. Specialised programmes are in place to support students with identified learning issues.
Hillcrest High has a whole school approach to student wellbeing, so every student and adult has a responsibility to care for each other.
The Pastoral care system includes Teachers, Deans, Nurses, Senior Leaders and Guidance Counsellors.
HHS has four counsellors who are professionally trained members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, to support students, families and staff. The counsellors work professionally and ethically under the NZAC Code of Ethics. The team works closely with other staff. Our aim is to support students to achieve their personal best academically, emotionally and socially. Counsellors advocate for those who are disempowered. They also offer mediation and restorative meetings.
The counsellors have strong links with agencies in our wider community and are able to guide students and whanau to them if specialist expertise is appropriate.