Newsletter 27th January 2020

Weekly Newsletter

27th January 2020

After school Book Fair

The travelling book fair will be in school all this week.  As usual there will be a fantastic selection of books available for purchase.  School receive a commission from all sales which is used to buy books for Hillside.  Y5/6 pupils will be organising and assisting with the book fair. Children in link club everyday will be given an opportunity to buy books on Tuesday at 2.30pm.

Sports Update

Y5/6 athletics squad gave a super performance of the FAVSP sportshall athletics competition with a brilliant team result of 2nd place.

School Council

Last week, the school councillors were busy talking to children across the school.  They were conducting a survey of how we can make Hillside an even better place to Learn, Laugh and Play! 

Parents Progress Evenings

Reminder parent progress evenings on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th February. Please book your child’s progress evening appointment online.  This closes on 3rd February at 5pm.  If you have any problems booking a slot please call the school office.

Young Voices

Mrs Fletcher-Curran, Mrs Porter and Mrs Portis will be taking our fabulous choir to the annual Young Voices concert in Manchester on Wednesday.  We hope they perform well and enjoy their day (and evening).

Outdoor learning

Well done to Y3 who braved the cold on their outdoor learning journey ‘Back to the Stoneage’.

Parent Workshop

Y1 will be holding their parent workshop on Thursday at 2.15pm.  Letters were sent home last Friday (24th Jan).   

Children’s Mental Health Week

In support of Children’s Mental Health Week, we are joining schools across the country on Thursday 6th February in wearing an item pf clothing ‘Inside Out’ as a way of making us all stop and think about how someone may look OK on the outside but on the inside they may be feeling sad or worried.

We are also asking every child to share a statement of affirmation on a piece of heart shaped card.  These will be supplied by school and collected during Children’s Mental Health week and displayed for the whole school community to enjoy and feel proud of.


Clothes aid collection – Thursday 30 January

If you’ve had a January clear out and have some unwanted clothes and accessories bring them into school on Thursday 30 January for our clothes aid collection. If you haven’t already received a bag one will be coming home with the children this week.

What they’ll accept

What they won’t accept

  • Worn clothes (no rips or stains)
  • Paired shoes
  • Accessories – belts, bags etc.
  • School uniform
  • Branded work wear
  • Towels and bedding


Ask friends and relatives too – your donations will be weighed and exchanged for much needed funds for ‘Friends of Hillside’. Thanks in advance for your support!

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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 Julie Ellis
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991