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)


Sport is an integral part of life and learning in Hillcrest Secondary. Every effort is made to encourage and provide students with opportunities to be active, healthy young people and to develop and test out their skills across a range of sporting codes and pursuits. A highlight is our annual Celebration of Sport evening that includes a guest speaker. Check out the wide range of events and competitions.


Performing Arts

The Performing Arts is one of Hillcrest’s strong suites. We have over a dozen itinerant music tutors who provide lessons for hundreds of students. Secondary has a number of choirs, ensembles and bands, and every year we hold a major musical production. We are also active participants in and frequent host of many local and regional interschool events and competitions.

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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.


We are one of the few Colleges in Victoria that has its very own Equestrian Centre providing learning pathways through to VCE. We are a key venue for hosting the Victorian Secondary Interschool show jumping and other competitions.

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



Human Power The HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) program aims to extend student awareness of environmental issues and sustainability. The project encourages the use of green technology through building and/or rebuilding a single person vehicle. A team of Secondary School students engage in the planning and building or rebuilding process of the vehicle.