All posts by Mrs Minelly

A Big Birthday for Hillside School

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!

Sports’ Day Superstars

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.

Prizegiving 2017

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.

Wonderful Helpers from Caledonian Bottlers

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!

World of Work Week

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.