At Hillside, we pride ourselves on providing excellent learning opportunities not just for the children in our local community, but the adults as well. We have established links with Kirklees College and other education providers, in order to provide free classes in a range of subjects. The Hub now has it's own direct line - 07578044989, so you don't need to go through the school office any more. You can also text us on this number. The Hub has it's own website too at www.castlecommunityhub.org. You can also find it on Facebook.
Classes & Activities Currently on Offer:
Stay & Play - Tuesdays, 1.45-3.15pm, Nursery
Community Cards - Come along and help make greetings cards to sell for the Welcome Centre, Wednesdays, 1.00-3.00pm, Training Room in the Hub
0-19 years Drop-In Health Clinic - Wednesdays, 9.00-10.30am, Meeting Room in the Hub
Coffee Morning - Fridays, 9.00-10.00am, in the Hub. Come along for a chat, free refreshments and make new friends
Adult Maths - work at your own pace towards a Level 1 qualification, Tuesdays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room. Run through Kirklees College.
Adult English - work at your own pace towards a Level 1 qualification, Wednesdays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room. Run through Kirklees College.
Crafty Chatterers - an community group, which meets fortnightly on Thursdays, 9.30am-12.00. New members welcome, £1.50 per session. Contact Jan Siddall on 01484 431708 for more details.
Step By Step - drop-in support and advice for anyone wanting to get back into work, Thursdays, 3.30-5.30pm, Community Room
Works Better - 1-1 support for getting back into work, Fridays, 8.30-12.00pm, TrainingRoom
Careers Advice Drop-in - Tuesdays 9.00-4.30pm in the Hub Meeting Room. Call in or make an appointment by calling Tracey Curran on 07918550847. Advice for anyone wanting to change their job or looking to get back to work.
Helping in Schools - a 14 week Level 2 course for people wanting to develop the skills needed to be a volunteer in schools. Mondays, 9.30am-2.30pm (starts September 17th). Please note that you need to have a placement set up in a school or childcare setting for 2 hours a week before September. (FULLY BOOKED)
SEN Family Links - a 10 week course aimed at supporting parents of children with additional needs. Mondays, 1.00-3.00pm (starts September 24th, creche available) (FULLY BOOKED)
Get Together Lunches - A free 2 course meal for the elderly & isolated members of our local community, 12.00 noon -1.30pm, booking essential. Next lunch is Christmas special on December 7th.
Introduction to Getting Online - Starts Thursday November 8th, 1.00-3.00pm and every first Thursday in the month.
Christmas Crafts - December 11th & 12th, 1.15-3.15pm (creche available on the 12th). Come and make things for our Christmas Fair and to take home.
Christmas Baking - Thursday December 13th, 1.00-3.00pm, baking for Hillside's Christmas Fair
STEPS - a 10 week course to help develop confidence and self-esteem (starts January 2019)
Emergency First Aid - Monday February 4th 2019. A 1-off workshop covering emergencies such as choking, scalds, burns etc.
Please note that all classes take place in the Castle Community Hub (former Children's Centre), are free to attend and run during term time only.