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Mailbag 11 March 2022

Mailbag 11 March 2022


News for Everyone


Red Nose Day - We in the Fundraising Committee believe that Comic Relief is an extremely important charity to support. Red Nose Day is on Friday 18th March and we have decided to punish some of the Hillcrest Staff with a Punishanator! 


If you would like to punish a teacher, we are asking for £1 to spin the spinners to randomly select a punishment and a teacher, OR, if you would like to choose the teacher and the punishment, we are charging £2.

The teachers up for punishment are: Mr Boyle, Mr Mac, Mr Barham, Mr Taylor, Mrs Howells, Ms Sharples and Mrs Loader.


And on the Punishments menu are: dancing the waltz with another teacher, ice down tops, pie in the face or having a wet sponge thrown at them.


All children are welcome to come dressed in red as well to celebrate this amazing charity.


The teachers will take their punishment in front of the whole school the following week (Mr Mac better watch out!)


The Fundraising Committee



Readathon sponsorship money - Please pay in any money raised via this link:

or hand the cash in to the office. Thank you.



Our sports teams have done us proud in inter-school tournaments this week! Click on the links to read the match reports - Hillcrest Harriers, our football squad, and Hillcrest Hurricanes, our netball squad.



Celebration Awards - Congratulations to this week’s award winners! Photo here.



Parents Evenings for all year groups will be after school next Tuesday and Thursday (except for Miss North’s which will be next Thursday and the following Tuesday, 22nd), between 4pm and 7pm. If you haven’t already booked an appointment with your child’s teacher you can do so at Please contact the office if you need help to book.



Chickenpox - There have been a couple more cases reported this week. Keep an eye out for symptoms. See the NHS guidance HERE. Most adults will have had chickenpox as children so won’t be susceptible, but just check the guidance if you are, or might be, pregnant.



News for Year Groups


Reception Redcatch Community Garden visits letter


Yr 1 Aerospace Museum trip letter


Yr 4 Camp Meeting - As camp is quickly coming around, we would like to invite parents and children to a meeting on Wednesday 23rd March, at 5pm in the Big Hall, to explain about our trip to Magdalen farm and answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you then.
Mr Taylor and Mrs Loader


5CS Belmont Estate trip letter


6DB Belmont Estate trip letter


Yrs 5 & 6 Bikeability - If you have booked a place for your child please remember to sign and return the Consent form. Contact the office if you would prefer a paper copy. Thank you to everyone who has returned their forms so promptly this week.


Yr 6 Leavers’ Party - Yr 6 parents have started work on organising the Leavers’ Party. If you have a child in Yr 6 and would like to be involved, please text Chloe on 07584 284928





Look in your child’s year group ‘satchel’ under Homework on the website for this week’s retrieval questions.



Check out the Community Notice Board on the website for...


  • Redcatch Park mast proposal - public meeting
  • Girls’ Brigade at Totterdown Baptist Church
  • Minna’s Cake & Jewellery Sale for Ukraine
  • Happy Feet - Dance for Pre-schoolers


Look out for your next Mailbag on Friday 18th March.