Apr
17
1:30 PM13:30

Easter Service at Oxton St Saviour's

To celebrate Easter, we will be participating in a service at Oxton St Saviour’s Church on Wednesday 17th April. The children will share Easter poems, songs and prayers as part of the service.

 Years 1 and 2 will be walking from school to church, leaving at 12:35pm. Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will set off five minutes later. School lunches will not be affected and the children will be back in school before the end of the day.

Please ensure that your child is wearing sensible shoes and a waterproof coat. School uniform must be worn as usual.

You participation is welcome, particularly in walking with the children to and from church. If you’re available to come along on the walk with us, we would greatly appreciate it. Please inform your child’s class teacher so we can finalise arrangements as soon as possible. 

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Mar
14
3:20 PM15:20

Comic Relief charity cake and biscuit sale

Hillside will be supporting this worthy cause with a cake and biscuit sale. Children will be helping to decorate edible items before these go on general sale on the playground at 3:20pm. We encourage you to make purchases at the end of the school day and look forward to seeing you there.

Please note this will NOT be a non-uniform day though children are welcome to wear their red noses.

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Mar
7
9:00 AM09:00

World Book Day/word-themed dress-up day (second of two days)

As costumes for World Book Day can be expensive and/or time-consuming to make, this will be our second of two dress-up days in celebration of World Book Day. Children must choose any adjective (describing word) and come to school either:

1) dressed as a character from a book and wearing their adjective card which describes that character (For example, dressing as Harry Potter and describing yourself as determined or heroic); or

2) dressed in a way which explains their adjective card (For example, dressing messily and describing yourself as messy or dishevelled).

Mrs Culshaw’s letter dated 12th February (see the Letters home section of the website) explains more detail. If you are unclear, please come and see us!

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Mar
1
8:55 AM08:55

World Book Day/word-themed dress-up day (first of two days)

As costumes for World Book Day can be expensive and/or time-consuming to make, this will be our first of two dress-up days in celebration of World Book Day. Children must choose any adjective (describing word) and come to school either:

1) dressed as a character from a book and wearing their adjective card which describes that character (For example, dressing as Harry Potter and describing yourself as determined or heroic); or

2) dressed in a way which explains their adjective card (For example, dressing messily and describing yourself as messy or dishevelled).

Mrs Culshaw’s letter dated 12th February (see the Letters home section of the website) explains more detail. If you are unclear, please come and see us!

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Feb
13
2:30 PM14:30

Early Years Foundation Stage Love Picnic

Dear parents and carers,

 Foundation 2 are hosting a ‘Love Picnic’ on Wednesday 13th February 2018 at 2:30pm. Please enter school via the school office. There will be activities, snacks and drinks to share with your children. We would love to see you there so that we can all have lots of fun and talk about the things that we have been learning in school! 

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Feb
5
8:55 AM08:55

Internet Safety Day: parent open afternoon from 3:00pm; eSafety and resilience talk by Kayte Walsh for parents of children from all year groups 3:30-4:15pm

Technology is developing quickly so keeping up-to-date is increasingly important in enabling use to protect our children against the many dangers associated with the use of internet-based games, apps and social media.

On Tuesday 5th February, Hillside will be recognising national e-Safety day by taking part in a range of activities that promote a safe and mindful approach to the use of the internet and technology. Kayte Walsh, an e-Safety specialist with an exciting, down-to-earth approach, will be running workshops for the children throughout the day. These will be complemented with activities, including how to protect personal information, who is safe to communicate with online, dealing with online bullying or inappropriate online content and how to avoid unwanted online in-app or in-game purchases. It is set to be a hands-on, informative learning experience for all.

We would like to invite parents and carers to join your child at 3:00pm to share what he/she has learnt through the day. Access to the school will be through the main entrance from 2:50pm.

This showcasing of learning will be followed by an e-Safety and resilience talk in the hall, starting at 3:30pm and lasting for approximately 45 minutes. Presented by Kayte Walsh, this will be aimed at keeping your child safe and resilient whilst using the internet or internet-based games and apps. This is open to parents of children from all year groups and is free of charge. The session will focus on potential dangers, how to spot behaviours which might indicate your child is unsafe and how to encourage an open dialogue in relation to what your child may have seen or heard whilst using technology.

I cannot overstate how useful parents at other schools have valued the content of the talk and encourage you to attend if you possibly can.

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