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!
What a fantastic start to the year! It was lovely to see everyone back from the summer holidays. The children and young people settled in to their new classes and started to get to know each other and the teams supporting them.
We celebrated all our children and young people’s achievements this year in style.
Certificates were awarded to each individual for the area of the curriculum they had made most progress in. Participation was recognised at Pulse Recording Studio, horse riding, Caledonia Awards and Saltire Awards.
Shields were presented to our PE champion, best outdoor learner, most improved primary and secondary pupils.
Our Sports’ Day girls and boys took home a shield as well.
Next year we look forward to working with our 2 head girls and vice-head girl.
Thanks to all family and friends who made time to join us.
We had a lovely day at Ayr on Tuesday.
Our Scouts and Guides organised for us as a whole school to go to the Low Green and we had a fabulous day.
We played games, had a chippy for lunch and played in the park or on the beach until it was time for home.
Thanks to Scouts & Guides for their organisation and everyone who made it such a fun day.
On Friday (12/5/17) a group of dedicated helpers came from Caledonian Bottlers to Hillside School and spent all day working really hard to get our garden looking fantastic for the summer.
We really appreciate the time and effort that went in to painting, weeding, trimming shrubs and even making a wheelchair friendly planting station.
Fingers crossed we get the good weather back soon to make the most of it!
Last week, everyone at Hillside had a super time hearing about and trying out different types of work with help from family and friends from nearby businesses.
We had visitors to teach us how to cook, be active and safe to name a few.
Children and young people learned about the fire service, police work and even had a pamper afternoon to relax!
Thanks to family members who came in to find out more about what we do at Hillside to develop skills for learning, life and work.
Click here to see a presentation sharing some of the great work we do at Hillside.