Newsletter 16th July

Weekly Newsletter

16th July 2018 

Thank you

Thank you to all parents and carers and grandparents who have supported the children this year.  All pupils have made progress this year with most pupils making very good progress and achieving their best.  It is the strong relationship that we have between home and school that enables our children to achieve so well.  We hope that you have found the annual school report informative and that it provided you with a good overview of the last year.  If you have any questions or queries, please ask Mr Richardson or check with your child’s classteacher.

Leaver’s assembly

Year 6 are very much looking forward to sharing their leavers’ assembly with parents and family on Thursday at 9.30am.  We hope that it goes well!

End of term arrangements

All parents, family and friends are welcome to attend our last assembly of the year at 1.15pm on Friday before school closes at 2pm for the summer holiday. We hope that everyone enjoys a great summer and look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 4th September.

Lunch accounts

Please ensure payment on your child’s lunch account is up to date by the end of term. Any outstanding debt must be cleared by this Friday, 20th July. Thank you.

GDPR request for consent

A reminder to please return the new ‘request for consent’ form in relation to use of your child’s image in school. If we do not receive it, we cannot assume you agree and therefore your child may miss out. Please contact the office if you need another copy.

Marie Curie

Charlie Donnelly a Year 5 pupil completed his challenge of walking up and down Snowdon on Saturday 14th July.  So far he has raised an amazing £500 for Marie Curie!  His just giving page will remain opening for another couple of weeks but if you wish to donate in school there is a collection box in the school office.  Charlie would like to thank the pupils and parents of Hillside for their donations.

Summer Activities

Radiate Arts CIC who run the art jam after school club are producing free digital animation workshops in libraries throughout the summer holidays including Helsby and Frodsham, to support the Summer Reading Challenge.  You will need to visit the library to register your children. Dates and further details are available at

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We are SO excited to announce that this year’s summer fair raised an overwhelming profit of £2,292.64p! (excluding match funding and with a sponsorship of £50 to hopefully still arrive) compared to £2,037.90p last year. We didn’t sell any calendars or tea towels this year either, so this is a phenomenal PROFIT!  We have truly smashed it this year, well done Hillside! - thank you to everyone for all of your hard work, contributions and to everyone who came. We simply could not have achieved this without TEAMWORK!


It’s the final countdown to our well earned summer holidays and there’s no better way to end the term than a summary! Here’s what FOH have done from April-July’18:

Events Held and Profit Raised

Floss Dance Disco - £279.14

ClothesAid collection - £81.50

Year 6 Hoodies - £142

Summer Fair - £2,292.64

Music Concert - £13

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Tesco Tokens - still awaiting results to see if we can fund new musical instruments.

Summer Camp - will be announced after event.

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The profits from above, gives us a great start to our 18/19 school year - thank you so much to everyone!

Here’s a reminder of what we have FUNDED during the 2017/18 academic year!

1) New light and sound system for the School Hall supported by our School council winning a £500 grant.

2) A Christmas cracker for all children with their Christmas 2017 lunch.

3) Transport costs for the whole school to visit the Pantomime.

4) KS1 Playground renovations supported by Tesco’s Bag to Help Scheme.

5) iPad Project

6) Image Theatre visit for whole school.

7) Books and classroom resources from the Coin Competition winnings.

Even though we have not been able to offer gifts or cake sales this year, the results show that we have had an amazing year! We have all come together to support our children’s learning and well-being at Hillside. Be proud Hillside!


Thank you for contacting us about the roles available from September. All handovers will take place at our AGM on Monday 17th September, 7pm at School. If more than one person is interested in a role, the normal practice is, to have a vote. This is done at the AGM. So thank you to those who have come forward. We do appreciate it and we look forward to seeing you at our AGM. Roles available: Chair, Secretary, Vice-Treasury.

Don’t forget our Summer Camp: Saturday 28th July, 3pm on School Field!

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Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs F MacCready
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991