127 King Street
P.O. Box 40
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Mr. John Roscoe
Vice Principal – Mr. Matt Haliburton
* Hillcrest Academy is a
food sensitive school.
Any food product that contains traces of peanuts and tree nuts is not permitted in Hillcrest Academy.
As well, egg sandwiches are not allowed.
to Hillcrest Academy! We will cooperatively provide a safe, student-centered
environment that builds self-esteem, self-confidence, and the essential
skills necessary for students to become productive members of a changing
society. Students will be encouraged to accept the differences of others,
use responsible decision-making and exhibit qualities of good citizenship.
By ensuring high levels of learning for all students in our professional
learning community, we can help them be successful. We want each parent to
feel that “My child is having a great year at Hillcrest Academy.”
parental and community support enhances the quality of education at
Hillcrest Academy. We hope you will visit the school often. Please come meet
with us, communicate with us, join the Parent Teacher Support Group, and
volunteer your time and energy. We know that your involvement, combined with
the efforts of our outstanding staff, will make this school year a rich and
rewarding year for your child. Please call (902)875-5300 if you have
any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
- Our Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on Thursday,
November 10th at 10:50 am in the gym. Parents and community
members are welcome to attend.
- Parent Teacher Support Group Meeting – Tuesday, November
15th at 7:00pm.
- On November 22nd report cards will be sent home.
Parent/teacher interview request forms will also go home
that day. Please complete these and return them to the
school as soon as possible!
- Thanks to the many parent and community volunteers, our
Breakfast Program will continue this year on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings. Many of our students take the
opportunity to use this very important program. Volunteers
are still needed for the program!
- Pictures of the new playground equipment have been
posted in the 'What's New' section of this website.
- Any parents wishing to volunteer at the Hillcrest
Library please call the school at (902) 875-5300.
- To view the Provincial School Code of Conduct
Please have daily bus transfers passed in or called in by
When a student is late for school, please bring them to the
office and sign them in.
Parents must report to the office at any time during the day
when they come to our school. Parents should not go
directly to their child’s classroom.
Parents and volunteers are reminded that your RCMP and Child
Abuse checks/documents must be renewed each year. Without
the completed documentation, you will not be permitted to
participate in school activities.
We are a food sensitive school. Any food product that
contains traces of peanuts, tree nuts and egg are not
permitted in Hillcrest Academy.
Students are permitted to bring small
containers (250ml or less) of hand sanitizer to class.
School Day Schedule 8:35-8:55 School Entry
8:55-9:00 O’ Canada, Announcements
11:15-12:15 Class Time (P-6)
11:15-12:35 Class Time (2-6)
12:15-1:25 P-1 Lunch (eat 12:15-12:35)
12:35-1:25 2-3 Lunch (eat 12:35-12:55)
12:35-1:25 4-6 Lunch (eat 1:05-1:25)
arrive at school at 8:35 or later, are to enter the building and
go directly to the cafeteria or to their classroom. If
lunch is being purchased, students are to proceed to the
cafeteria to pay for their lunch and then walk to their
classroom. Students who are not purchasing lunch are to
walk directly to their classroom. Snacks will still be
available at recess in the cafeteria.
- Lunch times: P-1 Lunch 12:15 –
12:35; 2-3 Lunch 12:35-12:55; 4-6 Lunch 1:05-1:25.
The price of lunch is $3.75. The price of milk is $0.40.
- Any student that requires the
administration of medication at school must have all school
medical forms completed by the parents and placed on file in
the main office. All medication must be in the original
container provided by the pharmacy with the pharmacy label.