Jul
5
8:55 AM08:55

Toilet-twinning non-uniform day - suggested donation £1

A group of our older children have been undertaking the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS), which is a precursor to the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Part of this award includes doing something to look after a community. The children have decided to toilet-twin: https://www.toilettwinning.org

By raising £240, the children will help fund a project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives. We will therefore have a non-uniform day on Friday 5th July with a suggested donation of £1 in aid of this worthwhile cause. Thank you for your support.

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Jul
3
2:45 PM14:45

Parents' evening

Your child’s end-of-year report will be sent home on Monday. On Wednesday next week, there will be an additional, third parents’ evening. 

It has always been, and remains an expectation that you meet with your child’s teacher at the Autumn and Spring parents’ evenings. There is no such expectation with this additional parents’ evening. The decision on whether or not to attend is yours to make:

You may feel that your child’s report provides a comprehensive summary of their year, that you have no concerns and therefore that you do not require a meeting with their class teacher. There is therefore no need to attend this parents’ evening.

If, however, you would like to discuss your child’s report or would like a more detailed, verbal report from their class teacher, please request an appointment using the form below. We look forward to seeing you next week.

This is a new format and one I expect us to use in the coming years. If you have questions, please come and see me or enquire at the school office. 

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Jun
25
2:30 PM14:30

Summer piano concert

Hillside’s children will perform their favourite pieces as part of our Summer piano concert. All parents, carers and wider family welcome. No tickets are required. There is no cost but there will be a donations bucket in aid of Claire House.

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Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Year 4, 5, 6 trip to see A Midsummer Night's Dream

Years 4, 5 and 6 will be walking to the Williamson Art Gallery on Tuesday 25thJune to enjoy a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The children will leave school at 9:00am, enjoying the performance and then returning to school for lunch 

 

This is an excellent opportunity to experience some of William Shakespeare’s most imaginative work and will cost £3.50 per child. If this is too expensive for you to make the full contribution, we do understand but also expect you to contribute at a level you can afford. Thank you for your support in ensuring the quality and quantity of curriculum enrichment continues.

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Jun
21
8:55 AM08:55

Down's Syndrome Awareness Day

In order to promote awareness of Down’s Syndrome, we will have our own awareness day next Friday, 21st June. The request is that everyone wears odd socks on that day. Odd socks are a symbol for Down’s Syndrome awareness in recognition that chromosomes are shaped like socks, and those with Down Syndrome have an extra one. This is an awareness day, not a fund-raising event and therefore no money is required.

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