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, 12.30-3.00pm, Community Room (starts 20th September)
Under 5s Health Clinic - Wednesdays, 9.00-10.30am, Meeting Room in 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 level towards an accredited qualification accepted by employers, Tuesdays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room. Run through Kirklees College, starts 31st October
Adult English - work at your own level towards an accredited qualification accepted by employers, Wednesdays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room. Run through Kirklees College, starts 1st November.
Crafty Chatterers - an existing community group, which is re-locating to Castle Community Hub. Meet fortnightly on Thursdays, 9.30am-12.00. New members welcome, £1.50 per session. Contact Jan Siddall on 01484 431708 for more details.
English Conversation (for speakers of English as an additional language) - Mondays, 9.15-11.45am
Step By Step - drop-in support and advice for anyone wanting to get back into work, or change their job, Thursdays, 3.30-5.30pm, Community Room
Family First Aid - 9.15-11.45am, Community Room (starts May 9th)
Getting Ready For School - 2 sessions aimed at parents of children who will be starting full-time school or Nursery in September. Children encouraged to attend with you, Monday June 18th & 25th, 1.00-3.00pm in the Hub
Healthy Lunchboxes - a practical session for Nursery parents. Ideas for your child's lunchbox that avoid too much sugar & fat. Children to attend after Nursery and eat their lunch with their adult, Tuesday June 19th, 11.00am-1.00pm.
Introduction to Volunteers Helping in School - Mondays, 9.15-11.45am (starts 11th June for 6 weeks. Leads into Helping in Schools course in September)
Reducing Food Waste - a one-off practical workshop looking at food preparation and portion size. Tuesday May 15th, 1.15-3.15pm.
SEN Family Links - a 10 week course aimed at supporting parents of children with additional needs. Mondays, 1.00-3.00pm (starts September 24th)
Come Dine With Us - a 6 week practical cooking course, also covering basic English & Maths skills, with a competition at the end (starts September 2018)
STEPS - a 10 week course to help develop confidence and self-esteem (starts January 2019)
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.