Newsletter 4th Nov 2019

Welcome back!

Welcome back to all our pupils, parents, grandparents and friends.  We hope that you enjoyed a restful break and that the children are excited about the new half-term.  As always, this will be a busy time in the run up to Christmas!  Please make a note of the important dates in December, especially for our Christmas productions and the FOH Christmas Fair!


Roof works

Over half term, scaffolding has been erected in several locations around the main school buildings and contractor’s equipment/fencing placed in the KS2 playground as essential works are taking place to replace some of our flat roofs. We expect this will only take a few weeks with minimal disruption to school.


General Election

Further to the announcement of a general election taking place on Thursday 12th December, the KS1 building and playground entrances will be used again as a polling station. School will remain open as usual and Reception and Y1 will be based within the main school building that day.


Themed lunch – 5th November

A reminder that there is a special bonfire day themed lunch on Tuesday 5th November- the choices are sausage and mash, a veggie option or jacket potato.



Please remember it’s individual school photograph day this Thursday, 7th November.


Harvest donations

Thank you so much to everyone for your generous donations of food for ‘Save the Family’ during our Harvest celebrations.  We also collected £122.78 after our Harvest Festival at St Paul’s Church which has also been sent to ‘Save the Family’.


Parent workshops

Mrs Thomas is leading a workshop for Y5 parents this Wednesday at 2pm.  We do hope that Y5 parents find the event useful.  Details of other workshops for Years 1,2,3 and 4 will be available soon.  Thank you.


Poppy Appeal

We will be supporting The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal during this week of remembrance by selling poppies and other merchandise in school. Please support the appeal.


Sports update

Well done to the Y6 hockey team who took part in the ‘Quick Sticks’ tournament at Neston hockey club last week.  Mrs Moore reported that the children played well as a team and tried hard.

This Thursday sees our Y3/4 and Y5/6 football teams play in their first tournament of the season.  Good luck to all involved!


Notices - Play your part

Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched an innovative engagement exercise called ‘Play Your Part’ to give residents, businesses, partners, young people and community groups the chance to share ideas about how they can improve the borough.


Play Your Part centres on five key challenges the borough faces, including climate change, supporting children, supporting adults, improving local neighbourhoods and boosting the local economy.


CWAC would like as many people as possible to have their say on what the Council’s focus should be for the next four years, including how the budget should be spent and how our communities could get more involved.  The Council has also set out proposals for bridging its funding gap.


There are lots of ways you can get involved:

  • See the dedicated website .  Here you can fill in a survey, vote in quick polls and post thoughts on online ideas boards.  You can choose to engage with all of the challenges or just those that interest you most.

  • Take part through social media – tweet @Go_CheshireWest using #playyourpartcw,

  • Email views to
    Please get in touch if you would like printed copies of the engagement booklet, in either standard or Easy Read format, via

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Halloween disco – a great success

A big thank you to all those who came to support the Halloween disco. There were some wonderful costumes and lots of excited children! We’re working out our final fundraising total and will share it with you next week.


Christmas Fayre -  Friday 29 November
Now Halloween is over it’s time to focus on Christmas festivities. Our annual Christmas Fayre takes place on Friday 29 November from 18:00 – 20:00 and we'd love your help to make it a night to remember. 

  • Would your company be able to donate a prize or sponsor a stall?

  • Do you know any local businesses who could donate a prize?

  • Could you spare an hour or two on the night to help to run a stall?


If you can help in any way, please get in touch … our contact details are below. 

Your continued support really makes a difference. Thank you.

WhatsApp: Join in - Email your number to Andy:

Facebook: Please like our page ‘Friends of Hillside’

Email:     Webpage:

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

SEN Contact: Mrs Lynda Thomas

SEN Email: