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Past Student Achievers

We pride ourselves on having produced many fine academics, sportsmen and sportswomen over the years, many of whom are showcased under Past Student Achievements. Please do take a moment to browse through this section of the website.

The School’s Overall Achievements

Hillcrest High School is very proud of their Matric 2022 results. Despite our Matric class of 2022 having to face some very challenging and disrupted years of academic study, they managed to achieve a 99% pass rate and a 76% bachelor pass rate.  

Of the 203 students who wrote, 216 subject distinctions were achieved, with the top students being a clean sweep by the ladies. Chole Padayachee achieved 8 distinctions, with a further distinction in Further Studies Mathematics (previously called AP Maths), Louriece Odendal, Khethelo Phewa, Michaela Swan and Caitlyn Burwood achieved 7 distinctions each, closely followed by Amber Bunce, Stephanie Cameron (Head Leader 2022) and Makayla Galleymore, who all received 6 distinctions each. Tamsin Manning, Paige Saunders and Gabrielle Wright all achieved 5 distinctions each. A further nine students each achieved 4 distinctions and 11 students achieved 3 distinctions each.

For more on our 2022 achievers, please download  download our 2022 Achievers Booklet.

In the KwaZulu-Natal Senior Certificate Examinations:
We are consistently one of the top schools, having been placed recently in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Schools in South Africa;
Our learners have been placed regularly in the top 40;
In 1996 and in 2012, we had the top candidate in Kwazulu-Natal;
Our exemption and pass rates are well above the Provincial average.
In past years, Hillcrest High School students have been awarded with the:
Grade 12 KwaZulu-Natal Young Geographers Conference
Grade 11 South African Young Historians Conference
Grade 10 and 12 Alan Paton Literary Competition
Top places in the English, Afrikaans, Science, Typing and Computer Olympiads 
Maskew Miller Longman Trophy for the Best Performing School in the Pinetown District (Matric 2000)
ELITS Provincial Library Award for Excellence in 2003
In 2022 we received two awards viz. for a school that has obtained consistently excellent Matric results (our pass rate has been above 99% for the last 3 years) and for the Quintile 5 (top quintile) school that obtained the best Physical Science results in the District.