It is that time of year again where we approach the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Exams, pressure is on for students and most parents as Students preparing for exams often feel under pressure. The pressure may result in feelings of anxiety or nervousness, and this exam pressure can really exert stress on our students. To help you prep, our team here at Hillcrest Collegiate have pulled together our tried and tested strategies for approaching the exams to win.


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Hillcrest Collegiate set to observe Autism Awareness

  Hillcrest Collegiate is all set to observe Autism Awareness. The school has had significant success with learners who are Neruodivergent. So what is Neurodivergence and why is it important to educate ourselves about this? Neurodivergence refers to the idea that...

Maintaining A Safe Environment At Hillcrest Collegiate

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Bullying: The Warning Signs

One of the biggest challenges kids are facing in school at the moment is a culture of Bullying that seems to permeate most schools. It has become a disease that is running rampant and it is so important for parents to be aware of the culture and the emotional...

Behind the scenes at Hillcrest Collegiate

Getting to know what inspired our founder Janice BreetzkeFinding affordable, good, quality education in the Hillcrest area was a challenge not too long ago. In fact, this is how our Founder and Executive Head of Hillcrest Collegiate, Janice Breetzke, started her...


We at Hillcrest Collegiate are confident that we can challenge and develop all those who come to us at whatever age, stretching the most able whilst supporting those who need a helping hand.

Our aim is to send our students out into the world with strong friendships already forged and the ability to make new ones, with the knowledge and skills to succeed at university and beyond, and with a broad range of interests to enrich their lives.

We do hope you will come by and see for yourself what Hillcrest Collegiate does each and every day and what it can do for you and your child.

Academic Programme


Elective Subjects

Physical Science

Physical science is the study of the inorganic world. That is, it does not study living things. (Those are studied in biological, or life, science.) The four main branches of physical science are astronomy, physics, chemistry, and the Earth sciences, which include meteorology and geology


Computer Application Technology is the study of the integrated components of a computer system such as hardware, software and software applications.

Consumer Studies

Consumer Studies focuses on developing knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in learners, to enable them to become responsible and informed consumers of food, clothing, housing, furnishings and household equipment, and to use resources optimally and in a sustainable manner.

Engineering, Graphics & Design

Teaches you how to plan or draw and produce items. For example a building, a garment, or other objects before they are made.


Accounting or accountancy is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial and non financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations.

Life Science

Is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution.


Tourism treats its study and research area as a whole, where physical, economic, social and cultural aspects of tourism, tourist markets, and destinations are the main corner-stones of learning.

Business Studies

Is an academic subject taught in schools and at university level in many countries. Its study combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, organizational studies and economics.


Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it.


The history of the world is the memory of the past experience of Homo sapiens from around the world, as that experience has been preserved, largely in written records. By “prehistory”, historians mean the recovery of knowledge of the past in an area where no written records exist, or where the writing of a culture is not understood.



Design education develops discerning consumers, quality entrepreneurs and creators of products, services, systems, processes, and environments. Design is applied art that creates a detail plan of a structure of something, focussing on the appearance, convenience and efficient functioning of a final design.

Value Added Services

We provide a quality academic programme that is designed to stimulate and engage students. The academic programme is the National Senior Certificate and is moderated by the SACAI moderation board.

SACAI’s role includes:

  • Moderation and approval of question papers
  • Verification of the moderation of internal assessments
  • Monitoring of the conduct of exams
  • Monitoring of the marking process
  • Verification of marking Standardization of the results

We work provide subject choices and career guidance assessments to guide our learners in their vocational abilities and pathways.

It is so important for students to understand their strengths and abilities and know what professions will be best suited to their profile and these assessments guide this process from Grade 9 subject choice to tertiary education applications.

Hillcrest Collegiate offers extra lessons for Mathematics, English and Afrikaans and other subjects as required.

These lessons are provided by experienced teachers who are familiar with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

In our fun, friendly and colourful environment your kids are sure to enjoy the time they spend here in our aftercare. Our high standards of safety and personal attention to each child will keep you at peace of mind as well. We offer aftercare up until 4pm.


Bullying: The Warning Signs

Bullying: The Warning Signs

One of the biggest challenges kids are facing in school at the moment is a culture of Bullying that seems to permeate most schools. It has become a disease that is running rampant and it is so important for parents to be aware of the culture and...

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A Much More Convenient Way for Parents to Make Payments

TapTuck enables pocket money limits, purchase reports & messages to parents to help their child on this money learning journey. And never worry about sending cash to school again.

We understand parents want the best for their child.

We enable multi-merchant transactions within one platform, creating a true cashless school environment.

We offer our tuck shops healthy menu advice & we enable parents to make these healthier choices on our platform.

We enable all other merchants on campus to list & deliver products & services safely & conveniently.

We enable safe & secure, contactless payments at campuses across the country.

The school environment is one of the early touch points for a child, where they are trusted with money & empowered to learn how to transact.

You can:

  • Make School Payments
  • Order Healthy Meals
  • Order Uniforms
  • Order Stationery
  • Order Sports Equipment & More
  • Scan a school merchant QR code to make easy & secure payments.
  • Order a cashless card and set card spend limits.

allowing your children to make safe payments at a school merchant.

Download the app today & never worry about sending cash to school again