The National Autistic Society in Northern Ireland would like to invite the staff, pupils and families of Hill Croft School to our Autism Christmas Prom (see attached flyer.) The Prom is on the 25th November at 3pm in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL.

This is a chance for the “autism family” to come together to welcome in Christmas. We are delighted to have performances by range of talented young people and adults with autism. We have a very special compere, the BBC’s Prom presenter Katie Derham. BBC newsreader Tara Mills will also be participating in the event.

If anyone would like tickets, they just need to get in touch with the office via phone on 028 9068 7066 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tickets can be posted, collected from the office or left at the door.

We hope everyone has had a lovely summer break. School recommences for the children and young people on Friday 1st September. We look forward to seeing everyone then ready for an exciting year ahead!

Its that time of year when Christmas is coming quickly! Well done to our 3 Christmas Card design winners who will be having their designs turned into Hill Croft Christmas cards. The winners are:

  • The Nursery pupils, class of 2017/18 for their lovely Christmas tree
  • Thomas Green from J9 for his baby Jesus in the manger
  • Racheal Kyle from S6 for her fantastic Rudolph picture

I'm sure you'll agree they all look amazing! The cards are being printed over the half-term holidays and will be available to buy shortly afterwards, so please hold off on buying cards just yet and help us support Hill Croft!

Well done to our amazing winners

Receiving an autism diagnosis is a major milestone for a child and their family but little is known about how parents talk about autism with their children. A short survey has been designed to gauge your experiences of talking about autism with your child, including how autism was (or will be) introduced to your child, and how their diagnosis has been (or will be) explained to them.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, but may take longer depending on how much information you wish to provide.

Participation is anonymous. All information provided by participants remains confidential and will be securely stored at UCL Institute of Education.

Please click here to complete this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RYHZGBG 

This research is being conducted by Miss Morvarid Taghrizi, a postgraduate student at CRAE, supervised by Dr Laura Crane and Professor Liz Pellicano. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like any further information.

This survey closes on Friday 9th June 2017.

Thank you for considering this request.

Department of Education have stated that all schools will close tomorrow for a second day. Hill Croft will be closed again on Tuesday 17th. We will keep everyone updated. Hope everyone stays safe. https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/news/schools-remain-closed-tuesday-17-october-2017

Department of Education have stated that all schools will close tomorrow due to weather forecasts. Hill Croft will be closed Monday 16th. We will keep everyone updated. Hope everyone stays safe. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41631481

22 energetic runners and walkers took part in today's Belfast Marathon! 3 teams took part in the relay and 7 staff walked the 8 mile route. We are trying to raise vital funds for our sensory garden and outdoor learning space!

Its not to late to donate! Just click on the following link! OUR JUST GIVING PAGE