Principal's Message

Dinu Chande

It is a privilege and honour to be Principal at Hillcrest High School!  Prior to arriving at Hillcrest, I was an administrator at Earl of March Secondary School, West Carleton Secondary School and Glebe Collegiate Institute.  I also loved being a teacher at Glebe Collegiate for many years.


Upon my arrival in 2022, it was clear that Hillcrest High School is truly a special place.  Our diverse student population is filled with youth who are kind, responsible, thoughtful and globally aware.  At Hillcrest our motto is to “soar to excellence” and our students exemplify this each day.  Hillcrest students are focussed on their academic achievements, while also being actively involved in a range of clubs and activities. Our students easily find their place at school.


Our dedicated staff of teachers, educational assistants and support staff at Hillcrest are “all in” - committed to creating valuable, engaging learning opportunities in the classroom, supporting a range of extra-curriculars, and working hard to ensure every student feels a sense of belonging and connection to the staff and the school. 


Staff at Hillcrest are committed professionals, continually reflecting upon their practice and collaborating with each other in order to create the most inclusive, engaging educational experience we can for our students.  The key focus for professional development at Hillcrest centres around fostering a strong sense of belonging for all students, anchored in strong instructional practices designed to enhance student engagement and learning.  


We value the voice of our students, families and broader community.  Please reach out to us anytime with questions, suggestions or concerns. We would love to hear from you!


We hope that you enjoy navigating through our website. Our school calendar is updated regularly with notices regarding important school events. Our contact information is posted in the Staff section. 


Wishing you a great year ahead!



Dinu Chande

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