Our School

Hillcrest Primary School

Our Vision: Hillcrest empowers future-focused learners.

Hillcrest Primary School, together with the wider community, creates a positive learning environment where diversity is celebrated, excellence is encouraged and all children strive to reach their academic, social, physical and creative potential.

We ensure your child is nurtured to become a resilient, independent person with a love of learning. When they graduate they will leave with a complete skill set, confident in their ability to face the challenges of a technologically advanced society. They will be respectful citizens armed with the problem solving skills needed to sustain success.

Principal's Welcome

Dear Hillcrest community,

I am pleased to welcome you to our website, which gives you a snapshot of the school and our operations. As a recently appointed Independent Public School, we have used this opportunity to go through a rebrand, with a new logo and website.

Hillcrest was founded in 1950 and is prominently situated on the crest of a hill overlooking the City of Bayswater. Tracing its history to before establishment the local Wadjuk people used the distinctive bush setting and sweeping views as a gathering place to share food and impart the wisdom and knowledge of crafting tools, spears and cooking implements. This relationship with Noongar Land is recognised in the naming of our buildings.

We are very proud of our school, it’s students, staff, community and environment. These four areas are also the areas of our 2021-2024 Business Plan. Our focus on improving student outcomes has led us to investigate innovative teaching strategies and programs. We are a school that is internationally recognised for our work with Jolly Phonics and Grammar, and recognised throughout the state for our sustainability programs, which also led us to winning “Waste Wise School of the Year” in 2018. Our recent move to Media Arts as a specialist area is in line with our vision, supporting Future-Focused Learners.

Our positive behaviour program is based on the premise that all students need to learn to show positive behaviours. Our Hillcrest STARR (Safety, Teamwork, Achievement, Respect, Responsibility) program has a weekly focus and lessons are explicitly taught to all students.

We encourage all families to be involved in their child's education, whether informally through parent information evenings and engaging with teachers, or formally through our P&C Association (canteen, uniform shop and fundraising events). Our School Board is strongly represented by active and informed community members who guide and promote decision making.

We are a school without a local intake area, and as such, we are now considered to be a school of choice. Our increasing enrolments is a testament to this. We regularly run tours for our Early Childhood Centre, a state of the art facility that caters for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students. We encourage you to come and have a look and get to know the school.

Liz Ford, Principal