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    School Philosophy

    Hillview School's vision is that all students reach their highest level of achievement and become good citizens within a safe and caring environment. This will be accomplished through the combined efforts of students, staff, parents and community members.

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Greetings from the students and staff at Hillview School.  A HUGE thank you to our School Council and the Woodvale Community League for their generous support of our reading incentive program for the 2014-2015 school year and again this year. We also thank them for a donation made last year to assist in purchasing resources to enhance our technology and our physical education program.  Thank you very much for helping to ensure success among our students!

At Hillview School in 2014-2015 we are proud to offer FREE field trips; effective instruction; A strong Reading Focus; Student clubs and activities; Leveled Literacy programming; A comprehensive Leader in Me program; Early Education Programming; Grade 4, 5 and 6 French as a second language; Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy intervention; and the APPLE School health and wellness initiative.

We are a small school with a BIG heart. Come join our learning family!

Principal's Message

Welcome to a new year at Hillview School.  I hope this website provides you with all the necessary information you will need about our school, its programming, policies, and events.  A Hillview School has a new logo introduced late last year.  The hills represent a book as we have a significant focus on reading; the apple tree represents that we are an APPLE School involved in improving the health and wellness of our Hillview community of learners; and the seven apples on the tree represent each of the Leader in Me habits. 

Please note that our elementary handbook and Early Education handbooks provide specific information about our belief system, learning policy, instructional focus, and behavior policies.  We will continue to build on our Leader in Me program to provide students and staff with a safe, friendly and welcoming atmosphere to promote optimum learning and achievement.  Each month a classroom will oversee a Leader in Me habit.  We will build on these habits throughout the year.  We will also continue to build on the Assessment for Learning practices and the technology used at Hillview to help improve student engagement.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to call me at any time.  Communication between home and school is very important to me and I value your input and feedback.    Please remember to check your Schoolzone account on a regular basis. 

I look forward to meeting all of you throughout the year.  Come and visit our school often; come to see your children working, speak with the staff, and contribute to the learning process at our school.  Your support is always welcome and demonstrates to your child the importance you place on their education.  Our children are our future; let’s do all we can to assist them in becoming productive, happy and healthy citizens for a lifetime! 

Mr. Duncan McColl,