Newsletter 1st October

Weekly Newsletter

1st October 2018 

Year 6 residential

This week sees Y6 travel to the west Wales coast as they visit Min-y-don Adventure Centre for a week of outdoor and adventurous activities.  We hope that they all have a fantastic time.  The children will be accompanied by Mr Richardson, Mr Khan and Miss Frommert.  If parents have any concerns or worries during the week, please contact the office or speak to Mrs Thomas, Year 5 teacher.

Open Days

Another reminder that next week we are holding our annual open days for parents with children ready to start school in September 2019.  Please pass on the date and details to anyone you know who this applies to.  Thank you.

  • Monday 8th October             1.30pm
  • Friday 12th October              9.30am

Parking and road safety

A polite reminder to everyone to please park safely when dropping off and picking up and to consider our neighbours by not blocking driveways. Can we also remind everyone of our voluntary one-way system up Bates Lane from the main road. This has helped ease congestion at the busiest times and is a real help – please stick to it if you can.  Thank you as always for your cooperation in in these important matters as we look to keep our children safe.

Progress Evenings

Letters about booking for progress evenings on 17th and 18th October will be coming home this week.  

Extra-curricular clubs and activities

Further information about Mad Science after school club will be coming home tomorrow. All club information and finish times are on the school website, see Sports and Clubs in the main menu, then Extra-curricular clubs and activities, link attached

Uncollected cake containers

We still have several plates and unnamed cake boxes/plastic containers left over from the summer fair. Please contact the school office if you think they may belong to you.





WEDNESDAY 3rd October, 6.30 – 8.00PM

Come along and enjoy a taster of some of the fun we have at our meetings.

Elton Guide and Scout HQ, off School Lane, Elton

Look for the balloons on the grey gate alongside the school field


STEM Returners programme running in Warrington with SNC Lavalin Atkins!

Have you taken a career break from an engineering or a technical sector and wish to return? Are you working below your experience in a different sector? Do you have an engineering or technical degree that you aren’t using? Do you just wish to transfer sectors but don’t have any experience? If so this could be the opportunity for you!  We are currently sourcing candidates for the SNC Lavalin Atkins STEM Returners programme, a 13 week fully paid and supported return to work programme starting in November in Warrington.  All candidates will also have the opportunity to obtain a permanent role at the end of the programme. 

SNC Lavalin Atkins are holding an open day on Tuesday 2nd October at the Centre at Birchwood Park, Warrington.

The event will run from 1-7pm.  We want to remove any barriers so please feel free to bring your children.  Come and find out what this innovative, inclusive and flexible employer has to offer you!

No career break is too long, register to return to STEM today! For more information please visit or email




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