Learning never stops at the classroom door. In fact some of the most memorable learning happens on the stage, in the orchestra, on the sports field, in the swimming pool, delivering a speech, singing in a choir, or playing competition chess. Confidence, commitment, collaboration, communication and creativity are just some of the attributes developed not to mention the skills, abilities and knowledge gained through various pursuits.

Hillcrest is distinguished by its wide range of co-curricular programs and opportunities. We encourage all our students to be involved in a range of performing arts, sporting and cultural activities. It’s an opportunity for students to venture where they haven’t been before; to have a go and experience something new or just take their passion to new heights. 


All students and staff are members of one of four Houses all named by our founding principal after prominent Christian missionaries and pioneers. There are many house events throughout the year, including sports competitions and cultural activities. House traditions are building over time. (Please click on banners for details)


We love seeing all our primary students being active and healthy. Sport is an essential part of this and throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities for participation and achievement. School events, interschool games, and competitions that extend to state representative levels are all a vital part of the school calendar.

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Primary Sport

Performing Arts

From involvement in the primary choir, learning one of a wide range of instruments, participating in Eisteddfod competitions or being a cast member in one of our musicals or concerts, Hillcrest Primary students are able to appreciate, learn and celebrate a range of performing arts.

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Performing Arts

Opportunities to Shine

As committed member of the Victorian Christian Schools Events Network (CSEN) our students get to participate in a range of activities and competitions including: chess, debating, theatre sports, and cooking.


One of the highlights for our Year 5 and 6 students is that they are given the option of participating in equestrian to give them an early taster of what it would be like to take the subject in the secondary years.


Click here  to learn more about Crest’s Ayr Hill Equestrian precinct and programs Equestrian Website.