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Welcome to 

Hillside School

Hillside School is situated in Browns township 9 kilometers from Winton in Southland. Our wonderful school serves mainly a mixed farming community and families who are associated with related industries in the Browns, Hokonui, Lora Gorge and Springhills areas. We are a full primary school with pupils from Year 1 to Year 8 situated in beautiful grounds with good tree shelter. It has an upgraded community adventure playground and running/activity track. 

We have recently undergone a total building upgrade and now have a modern learning environment which is resourced to promote learning that is personalized, student centred, engaging and connected to the real world.

Hillside School has two classrooms which cater for the learning and social needs of students from year one to year eight. We are a small school which prides itself on its family atmosphere, where the older students look after the younger students. As a small school every child gets a chance to take part in a variety of arts and sports events. It is a place of opportunity for all students. 

Our focus is on preparing learners for life in a global and ever-changing world. Our teaching begins with the belief that all students can learn and achieve and that teachers can make a difference for all students. At Hillside School, we have high expectations for our students and share these expectations with everyone involved in their learning. Through consultation with our community we endeavour to provide teaching and learning programmes which reflect their priorities.

Visitors are always welcome to visit our wonderful school.

Principal - Mrs Tina Shaw




Phones Away For The Day

Please note that the Government’s “Phones away for the day” comes into effect from the beginning of the year.  At Hillside if your child brings any digital devices, it must be handed into their teacher on arriving at school. It will be given back at the end of the day.


What's happening at Hillside Primary School?

Upcoming Events in June

Fri 21

Preschool afternoon

21 Jun 2024

Mon 24

Jumping June

24 Jun 2024

Sat 29

Matariki Celebration

29 Jun 2024

Latest Notices

Jumping June - Postponed
14 Jun 2024

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Jumping June demonstration day has been postponed until Monday the 24th of June from 1:30 to 2:30.

Thank you,

Tina Shaw

Cross Country - Friday 24th May
21 May 2024

The Eastern Zone Cross Country will be held this Friday 24th May 

The Main points are:

Date – Friday 24th May                Venue – Browns Pavilion         Time – 1.00 sharp.

We will break for lunch at 11.45am. You can pick up your child from 11.45. If you wish for your child to walk the course with Mrs Horrell, they must be at the domain by 12.30. Otherwise, they must be at the pavilion by 12.45. Parents will need to take their child to the domain and take them home. The juniors can leave as soon as they have finished their race. Your child will need their sports uniform, sensible running shoes, a change of clothes and a safety pin. 

Notice from the Home and School
17 May 2024


Hillside Home and School

Cross Country BBQ and kitchen: Please let school or me know if you are able to help out on the day. Many hands make light work ???? Rebekah 021 131 7959

Meat raffle: thanks to those families who are already generously donating meat or animals for a raffle. Please let school or Rebekah (021 131 7959) know if you are able to contribute something to a raffle prize

Facebook messenger: Home and School have a Facebook Messenger group and we would love for you to be part of it. Flick me a screenshot of your facebook profile or text me your facebook name and I’ll add you to the group Rebekah Zwies 021 131 7959

Rally Marshalls: we have been asked if we would marshal for the Southern car rally on Saturday 22nd June. The Home and School would get $500 for this if we can get 10 people to help. You have to be over 18, with a car. You will be given a high vis vest and info pack and be expected to stop traffic from driving on the rally course as that is an offense. You would be needed from 8am to 12.30pm. Let me or school know if you can help Rebekah 021 131 7959

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