The whole school assemblies are always a highlight of the school calendar at Hillside. Students are recognised by the teachers for being Respectful Responsible Learners through the school Merit Award scheme. Our Aussie of the Month and Kindness Awards are also eagerly sort by all students. Our Year 6 Leaders have the added responsibility of selecting suitable students to receive the Bus and Uniform Awards as well as running the assemblies. The Student of the Week Certificates are awarded to students who have gone above and beyond in the classroom and playground. Besides receiving a certificate the recipients receive a short character reference written by their peers. It is always wonderful to hear how supportive and caring the students are of their peers. Towards the end of last year the school received notification that it had been awarded a Local Schools Community Fund grant for the purchase of touch screen televisions for two of the classrooms. The televisions were installed at the end of term 1, replacing the older interactive whiteboards. Thank you to the Federal Member for Berowra, Julian Leeser for approving this grant for our school. The teachers and students are very excited at being able to utilise this new technology during their lessons when school returns.

Exciting times also see that our original school building is being refurbished as an extra classroom for use by all the students. The building has been sitting vacant for many years and the repair and refurbishment will ensure the school has a designated room for our music and French programs offered to all students during weekly lessons.

Our Open Day is being held during Term 3 on Tuesday 25 August. Please reserve the date in your diary now so you can come and see our great school in operation. Further details will be published soon.

Looking for a school where all students are acknowledged for their achievements, where every student in year 6 is a school leader and where every student has their individual learning styles catered for in our differentiated programs? We are enrolling now for 2021!

Call for an appointment now on 02 9652 1459. Every Day is Open Day at Hillside.

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