The junior curriculum provides a broad base for our students and is structured around: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Health & Physical Education, Languages, Technology and Digital Technologies. Hillcrest High School offers a student-centered curriculum, allowing ample opportunities for choice in all learning areas.
The Arts programme offers students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in Art, Drama and Music.
In Languages, students can learn Maaori, French, Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese. All students take at least one language in Year 9. Students whose first language is not English can also join the English Language Learning course.
In Technology students are offered: Food Technology, Electronics, Design & Visual Communication, Digital Technologies Essentials, Materials Fabrics, Materials Metal and Materials Wood.
All Year 9 & 10 students take part in a Digital Technologies course.
There are also an option for Financial Capability.