News in brief

Free First Aid Course
The British Red Cross are offering free ‘Everyday’ First Aid courses to parents. Course lasts 2 hours and would be held at the Afty – probably on a Wednesday evening. To estimate interest first of all, please could you let me know if this is something you would like to do. Once we know demand I can offer some dates to you.

Christmas Crafts
This year’s Christmas Fare at Hyndland Primary will be on Friday 2 December. The staff at the Afty will be running a craft stall. If you are interested in contributing please let us know. Helping on the day or donating crafts/small gifts would be appreciated.

New Holiday
We have recently been told the schools are now closing one day earlier on the 22 December. The Afty will provide cover for the Friday the 23 December but we will need to know demand so we can plan ahead. Please book as soon as possible for that day. As this is an extra day the fees will be due and we would appreciate payment in advance rather than on the last day of term. Many thanks.

Christmas Raffle
We will be holding our traditional Christmas Hamper Raffle as usual towards the end of term. For those new to our annual fundraiser we ask parents to donate an item (list will be up soon!) for the hamper, and/or other prizes for the raffle. The completed hamper will include everything you could possibly want for a traditional Christmas day celebration including: the turkey, ham, steak pie, sherry, wine, champagne, Christmas crackers, napkins, candles and luxury chocolates! We then sell tickets to all the parents and hopefully the hamper will go to one of you! One generous parent has already donated a new girl’s bike!

17th November for Notre Dame parents (School closed for voting day)
We will be able to offer an all day service on Thursday 17th November. However, places will be limited, so please book now to avoid disappointment and to help us plan the day. Hyndland Primary will not be closed that day so we will be running after school as normal.

The daily rate is £22 but those who have already paid for the after school place will only be charged the difference i.e. £10. Please pay on the day to save on admin costs. Many thanks. Look forward to hearing from you.