Hillcrest Elementary
1180 - 20th Street SE, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 2J4, tel (250) 832-7195 | fax (250) 832-5420
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Hillcrest is crazy about butterflies!  We received a grant from the World Wildlife Federation to build a butterfly garden in our courtyard.  Teachers and students tilled, raked, shoveled and planted, making a beautiful garden with plants and flowers that provide butterfly and bee habitat.  Classes paired up in buddy classes and learned about butterflies, raising them from larvae, to chrysalis and finally butterflies.  Students then released these Painted Lady Butterflies into the courtyard.  Please come by and see our beautiful garden.
                                                                         


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Early Learning
Visit the link below for more information on early learning initiatives in School District #83
Early Learning
At Hillcrest, Everyone Belongs!
This is our school motto. Our teachers and staff work towards inclusion and team work with their classes every day. Each class builds a social contract, which students from the class have input to. Programs such as big/little buddies, leadership, restitution, Friends and breakfast and lunch programs are just some of the ways we help all of our students belong.
Learning Outdoors
Our school goal this year is to, "Provide our students more opportunities to learn outdoors." With the assistance of Hillcrest parents and the support of staff, we are building an outdoor learning space. Teacher Tammy Meerza and Aboriginal Support Worker Launa Payne lead the committee to make this dream a reality. Many classes are already using this learning space at least once a week. What we are finding is not only are our students engaged and active during their outdoor learning time, they are also more settled and prepared to learn when they return indoors. We will keep you posted on the progress of this progject.
Mrs. Morrison's class video

Click on this link to see Mrs. Morrison's class learning outdoors:

 Last Modified: 3 June,2017