Welcome to Hillcrest School

Hillcrest School was opened on the old Pahiatua District High School site in 1964. Most of the students attend the school live within the local community.

Hillcrest School is a decile 2, small urban school, delivering education based on the National Curriculum to Year 0-8 students. 


Our caring and co-operative learning community works to develop resilient, successful individuals.

Underpinning this vision statement are our school values:

Manaakitanga - Extending, fostering and nurturing of relationships. Having a sense of moral purpose and a committment to improvement.

Whanaungatanga - Strengthening and nurturing of mutually respectful relationships within the school community, whanau and other social groupings. Creating a strong sense of belonging.

Rangatiratanga - Self determination.

Kotahitanga - Maintain unity to achieve our goals.

Mohiotanga - Intuitive knowledge.

Wairuatanga - Spiritual... being part of something bigger than self.

Ako - Promotion of effective and reciprocal teaching and learning relationships, where everyone is a learner and a teacher.

Mana motuhake - Caring for academic performance and success.