127 King Street
P.O. Box 40
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Mr. Steven Pippy
Vice Principal – Mr. John Roscoe
* Hillcrest Academy is a
food sensitive school.
Any food product
that contains traces of peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish is not
permitted in the school.
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.
Grade Primary registration is taking place now. If you know
of any children who will be reaching Gr. Primary age (5) by
December 31st, 2013, please encourage their parent to call
us ASAP to register their child.
In lieu of purchasing gifts for each other in their class at
Christmas, students in all of our classes donated funds
towards the purchase of necessities for families in need
through the World Vision organization. The $965.00 raised
was used to provide many items including piglets and chicks,
clothing, blankets, medical clinic, wood conserving stove,
medicine, fruit trees, and soccer balls. It is anticipated
that all of our classes will continue to be involved with
this worthwhile endeavor next Christmas. Thanks to all the
parents and students who participated, and their teachers
for taking the lead in this event.
Bus transfers must be completed daily and
no transfers will be accepted after 12:30pm.
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.
IMPORTANT! Just a
reminder to please check all ingredient labels of recess
snacks, lunches, and classroom treats, to insure they do not
contain nuts of any kind, nut products or shellfish, before
sending items to school due to life threatening allergy
concerns. Thank you for your continued support in making our
school a safe environment for all students.
Students are permitted to bring small
containers (250ml or less) of hand sanitizer to class.
School Day Schedule
8:30-8:50 School Entry - 20m
8:50-8:55 O’ Canada, Announcements
Class Time - 125m
11:00-11:15 Recess - 15m
11:15-12:15 Class Time (P-1) - 60m
11:15-12:35 Class Time (2-6) - 80m
12:15-1:25 P-1 Lunch (eat 12:15-12:35) -
12:35-1:25 2-3 Lunch (eat 12:35-12:55) - 50m
12:35-1:25 4-6 Lunch (eat 1:10-1:25) - 50m
1:25-1:30 Registration - 5m
Time - 80m
Students who arrive at school at 8:30
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.
There will not be playground time in the morning.
- Lunch times: P-1 Lunch 12:15 –
12:35; 2-3 Lunch 12:35-12:55; 4-6 Lunch 1:10-1:25
- Please have daily bus transfers passed
in or called in by 10:00am.
- 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.