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)
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 level towards an accredited qualification accepted by employers, Tuesdays, 9.15-11.45am, Community Room. Run through Kirklees College.
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.
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) - Wednesdays, 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
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.
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. Thursdays, 12.00-3.00pm (starts September 20th)
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.