Hillside School were fantastic musicians on Monday 9th September 2019. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra visited us at Hillside school and spent the day working with secondary and senior pupils. There was some wonderful music created and lots of fun as pupils explored the instruments and engaged in sound making activities.
In preparation for moving to our new Barony Campus the design team have launched a competition to design a bridge panel for the new campus walkway.
On Thursday 7th March 2019 our pupils, staff and families worked together with Ruth our college Art Specialist to create our entry. We love our shared design and can’t wait to see it immortalised on the new campus in a years time!
Pupils hard at work!
Some of our lovely mums working alongside their children and young people!
Cameron finds out about mining!
Our finished designs look great! Well done everyone!
The inspirational Singing Hands duo joined pupils, staff and families at Hillside School for a day filled with joy and celebration.
Singing Hands are experts in Makaton signing to support the development of spoken language. We use Makaton signing every day at Hillside but our school community needed a wee bit of inspiration and we received it in absolute bucket loads from Suzanne and Tracey as they led us on a journey of story, song and signing throughout the day.
There was loads of rich learning for us all. Our pupils were so engaged in the sessions developing attention, communication and social skills whilst smiling, laughing and having loads of fun with their friends.
The girls worked with individual classes in the morning then led a rousing afternoon session with the whole school community including families.
The day was rounded off with an excellent staff workshop and a large tray of strawberry tarts!! What a great day for our Hillside family!
We celebrated our school becoming 25 years old on the 22nd March.
It was a day full of family, fun and friendship as we looked back on the last 25 years of the school and turned our thoughts to what would be in the coming years as we move in to the Barony Campus.
It was great to see family, friends and school partners join the children, young people and the staff team for a balloon parade and treats to eat and drink!
This year we went down to Cumnock Juniors to take part in Sports Day. Our PE buddies from Barshare Primary helped get us there safely and made sure the races ran smoothly. They helped build a lovely atmosphere.
Janet organised races for everyone and they have been practising in PE.
We had a great turn out from family and friends to cheer us on!!
Our Sports Day champions will get their shields at Prizegiving.
Thanks to the kind donation of juice and snacks from Mauchline Keystore.
Our whole school had a very successful trip to M&Ds kindly hosted by the Variety Club. Children all enjoyed the atmosphere, rides and treats that were available. Some children (and adults!) being brave and trying new rides…..some of them got soaked!
Our Senior class went out to a Boccia Tournament at the Citadel in Ayr and participated really well in the sport.
Their teacher was so impressed at how well they represented the school that they were all awarded ‘Stars of the Week’!
We came back to school to find out we have been awarded ‘Makaton Friendly’ status! All our hard work developing our signing has helped our children and young people engage with their learning and become more chatty through sign. A great achievement!