Hillcrest High School has a range of impressive facilities for its students to enjoy.
The school has two fully-equipped computer rooms for student use with additional PCs available in the media centre. Most classrooms are equipped with a digital projector and the entire school has Wi-Fi coverage.
All students have access to the computer facilities during breaks and after school in a controlled environment. Students are encouraged to register their personal devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops so that they can access their data and the internet via Wi-Fi during classes with the express permission of their teachers. Systems and hardware are constantly being upgraded or replaced to keep pace with the rapid advances in these areas.
The Media Centre is situated on the first floor and houses a computerised collection of 13 000 items comprising books, audio visual material, magazines and newspapers. It was awarded the ELITS Prize for best High School Library in 2003, and, in the past year, has been completely refurbished. It now has Wi-Fi access for pupils, electrical power pyramids for laptops, tablets and other devices, as well as thirty six computers. The library is open during lesson times for classes, as well as during both breaks and after school for homework, reading and research. The Chess Team - 2013 PADSSA winners - practices, has training and plays tournaments in the library.
The Cage Theatre provides the students with a space where they can hone their many talents in the large rehearsal area. It is in this space where supper theaters are held to showcase the best of student work done throughout the year. A hub of creativity and madness, the Cage is the place to be.
Hillcrest High School is immensely proud of the quality of art produced by its many talented students and, in particular, of the outstanding matric results achieved each year. Two large art studios, situated above The Cage Theatre, cater for both the novice and advanced student.
Victor Deitz Science Laboratories
A generous grant from the Victor Deitz Foundation has enabled the school to upgrade the science laboratories into a state of the art facility.
The Uniform Shop, fully stocked with regulation school and sports uniforms, is located on the premises and is accessed off the internal road that runs alongside the main sports field, just before the LSU classrooms.
New parents are advised to make an appointment with either Mandy Hayward or Mandy Summerton for individual attention. Their contact details are as follows;
- Mandy Hayward: 0824888508
- Mandy Summerton: 0832563721
The Tuck Shop, Smart Stop, is under new management and offers a range of healthy meals for our students.
The Kingfisher Room
The Kingfisher Room, an entertainment/small conference venue, is located above the sports change rooms on the main sports field. This venue is also used to host visiting headmasters and their staff at major sporting events at our school.