Our latest minutes can be found below.

Friends of Hillside Meeting

22nd January 2018

Present: Mrs Boudier, Mrs B, Andy O’Hanlon, Onye Chigbu, Liz Wilson, Liz Earps

1. Apologies: David Blintiff, Davina Banks, Steve Jones

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Agreed to be an accurate record

3. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Actions done

4. Xmas fair debrief

Deemed to be successful and an excellent profit made.

  • Thank you letters ACTION- Andy to liaise with Davina to sort names and contacts of sponsors and donations.

  • Due to feedback re lack of time to feed children before the fair starts, there was a discussion around whether to serve food at the next fair. Hotdogs were suggested but it was highlighted that this would require additional adult help and space in the kitchen/serving hatch. Decision to be made nearer the time.

  • Onye went through the stall profit breakdown and will email the details out.

  • Discussion around the general lack of volunteers as no relief for stall holders who are then unable to enjoy the whole fair. Could we use yr 6 students for some ‘easier’stalls? Should we have less stalls? Could each year have a parent rep to take responsibility for a stall/stand?

5. School disco 5/2/18

Liz stated that Catherine Hansen confirmed that she is able to help in the kitchen.

ACTION – Liz to send bread roll letter to Tesco and email request for helpers on the night. Andy to confirm DJ, sort hotdogs, glo-sticks and plastic cups.


6. Summer fair

There was a discussion around whether or not to hold a summer fair this year. Due to a general lack of parent support for FOH and there being no one present at the meeting able to coordinate a summer fair, the decision was made not to have a summer fair this year.

Liz W will send a letter out to all parents/guardians after Easter to inform.

7. Bingo 23/3/18

  • Catherine confirmed to Liz W that she is happy to organise and attend.

  • Mrs Boudier to ask Mr R to call numbers.

  • Non-uniform day on 9/3/18 to stock hamper prizes. ACTION – Liz W to do letter to be sent out first week back after half-term.

  • We need a bingo machine. FOH agreed to fund a basic one. Catherine getting quotes and will get back to us re costings.

  • Plan for people attending to bring own snacks/drinks. There will be no refreshments on sale.

8. Residential school trips –

Andy asked if FOH could provide financial support if required by some parents. Mrs Boudier explained that school would support in these cases.

9.KS1 playground

ACTIONMrs Boudier to ask Mr R if there have been any further quotes and the cost of these.

10. AOB

  • Treasury update from Onye. £11,000 currently in the bank. Roughly half this is allocated to projects- KS1 playground, Panto trip, ?Theatre visits.

  • Calendar/T-towels – Decision made to leave this year.

  • PR Role- Can anyone take on this role? E.g. newsletters, facebook,

  • Coin competition – Plan to go ahead on 29/03/18

  • Hoodies – to start process week following SATS. Liz W and Andy will organise.

11. Date of next mtg

19th March 2018 7pm White Lion


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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