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Bell Times

9:10 AM - 3:30 PM

Child Care

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Chris Blunsdon - 905-549-3076 | Email


Mark Tweyman | Email


Adnan Shahbaz - 905.527.5092 x 2622 | E-mail Adnan Shahbaz


Ray Mulholland - 905.547.2237 | E-mail Ray Mulholland

Administrative Office Staff

  • Mrs. J. Bishop-Dove
  • Mrs. C. Nagel

Our School

Hillcrest Elementary School, one of our Board’s newer buildings, is located in the east end of Hamilton.  Various initiatives often occur to help support families in our community with basic food and clothing needs.  In addition, our staff and parent volunteers manage a daily nutrition program available to all of our students.  The cost of such a program exceeds $15 000 annually which we receive through fundraising endeavors and personal donations. Our students enjoy after school Literacy Improvement programs, inter-scholastic and extra curricular activities and various club activities supervised by the teaching staff.  Our school serves over to 500 students.  We support 2 self-contained Special Education classes.  Our Learning Resource teachers and Educational Assistants along with our classroom teachers provide programs for students that are firmly based on Ontario Curriculum expectations and have a strong basis on integration.  Through divisional and full-staff meetings we have established consistent communication and decision-making processes designed to support and deliver the best possible programs for our students.  Our staff is committed to implementing strategies such as DRA, EQAO, The Literacy Improvement Project that support current school and Board literacy initiatives.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Transition program with local High School
  • Partnership with Hamilton Police
  • CYCP mentoring program for At Risk youth
  • OEYC

Program Highlights

  • Literacy and Numeracy wide goals


  • Dance
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Games

Before/After School Program or Activities

  • Interscholastic and Intramural programs
  • All Sports
  • Music

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

  • TLE – Transforming Learning Everywhere
  • Balanced Literacy
  • Numeracy – 3 Part Math Lessons
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Learning Goals and Success Criteria used daily
  • Use of Descriptive Feedback giving students the information they need to improve

Environment Focus

  • Safe Schools Initiatives
  • Nutrition Program for all students

Parent & Community Involvement


  • Community Partnerships
  • Co-op placements from local High Schools
  • McMaster Nursing Student program
  • Reach Program


  • School Council
  • Parents are involved in volunteering in the classrooms, Library and running the Nutrition program
  • Various Information Nights
Updated on Wednesday, October 06, 2021.
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