Hillmorton High School
Tankerville Road
PO Box 33-115, Hoon Hay
Christchurch 8025

T: +64 3 338 5119
F: +64 3 338 1609
E: admin@hillmorton.school.nz


An innovative programme is in place for all Year 7 and 8 students.

Hillmorton High School is dedicated to 

  • The Rigorous Pursuit of Academic Success
  • Celebrating Diversity and Community
  • Developing Leadership and Independence
  • Ako - Passionate Teaching and Learning
  • Whanaungatanga - A Caring Community
  • Whakaiti - Pride and Humility
  • Mana - Integrity, Honesty and Respect
The school has - 
  • A teaching staff committed to being a professional learning community.
  • A commitment to the pursuit of excellence and the highest of pedagogical practices
  • ensures that all students will learn
  • A culture of collaboration and a focus on results that means that every student is assured of an education that is second to none.
  •  A wide range of subject choice.
  • Ideal size of 750, where students are able to be known by name and supported in small tutor groups and in ‘Base Camp’.
  • A unique Year 7 and 8 programme.
Key Features of Years 7 and 8 in this Year 7 - 13 context
Middle Schools or Junior High School are common models of schooling globally. 
There are a number of benefits of being in Year 7 and 8 in this environment.
  • Fewer transitions provides stability in the crucial middle years.
  • Students are well-prepared for the next step of secondary education
  • There is an emphasis on developing a strong community.
  • A personalised learning journey is developed with all staff as your child grows through Years 7 to 13.
  • We offer an inclusive smaller learning environment where students are known and taught as individuals. This allows for our students to enjoy a significant number of opportunities that are not always available in other contexts.
  • Experienced specialist Year 7 and 8 teachers.
  • Experienced subject specialists in Science, The Arts, Technology, Physical Education and Languages.
  • Access to secondary specialist facilities – fully equipped Science laboratories and new purpose built Technology facilities are examples.
  • Students are provided with abundant opportunities for personal development and passions with such activities as sport, J Rock and itinerant music lessons
  • There is the opportunity to learn from senior students in a safe environment where senior students are role models.

Click on the link below for the Year 7 and 8 prospectus.

For further information - also see - Curriculum - Year 7 and 8


CONGRATULATIONS to our students involved in this festival.
Have a look at their great performance at the Festival
Here is the link to  their 2016 performance - 
Here is the link to their 2015 performance -  



PRIMARY SCHOOLS' MUSIC FESTIVAL CONGRATULATIONS to our students involved in this festival. Hillmorton participated in the Massed Choir. They can be seen here -


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