20 June 07
Hillhead Awarded Green Flag
Hillhead Primary School has recently been awarded
the prestigious Green Flag Award making it the only school in Caithness
and the largest school in the Highlands to be named an Eco-School.
Eco-schools is an international initiative designed to encourage
whole-school action for the environment.
Over the past few years the whole school has been involved in making
Eco-Schools part of the curriculum. In addition last year Eco-committee
with the support of a Scottish National Heritage grant re-designed The
Square to include a bird table, sitting areas and planting areas for staff
and pupils to enjoy. This year's Eco-Committee has continued to develop
the square and encouraging people to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
The Eco-committee, made up of staff and pupils, played a central role in
co-ordinating the work in the school. Robyn Hughes chairperson said "It
has been a lot of work being on the committee but also a lot of fun. I am
delighted that we were able to earn the Green Flag."
Mr Henderson the Eco-Schools co-ordinator said "I am delighted with how
hard everyone has worked towards integrating the ethos of Eco-Schools into
Hillhead Primary School allowing us to earn the Green Flag and become an
Eco-School." Well done to Hillhead Primary School for all their hard work
13 April 07
Hilhead's Eco Committee Gains Bronze
Primary School's 2005-2006 Eco-Committee with their Eco-Schools Bronze
Award. Hillhead has the distinction of being the first school in Caithness
to achieve this award. The 2006-2007 Eco-committee will be building on
this success by working towards the silver award or even the Eco-Schools
Visit To Dounreay
Primary School recently enjoyed a day out at the Dounreay Visitor Centre.
The children were given the opportunity to meet the Civil Nuclear
Constabulary's police dog. The children are pictured here with staff from
the primary school and visitor centre guides, Sonya Bowles and Helen
Mackay (back row, middle).
9 June 06
Hillhead School Wins Wick Town Netball Cup
School won the 'Wick Town Cup' in the primary school netball league for
the East side of the county. In the final game Hillhead beat
Pulteneytown Academy 18 - 9. Hillhead will now play the winning team
from the West side of the county in the county final.
Music Festival 2006
Congratulations To Hillhead
Primary School Wick
Hillhead Primary School, Wick Wins ICT Learning Award In Glasgow
Highland Successes at Scottish Education Awards
"What a day for Highland education!" This was the reaction of The Highland
Council's Convener Alison Magee on learning of four successes at the
annual Scottish Education Awards held in Glasgow today (Friday 2 June
2006). The Council won the local authority award of the year -
Making a Difference - for its partnership working with NHS Highland in
securing health promoting school status for every school in Highland.
Raigmore Primary School, Inverness, picked up the Healthy Living Award,
and Hillhead Primary School, Wick, won the ICT Learning Award.
We launch a new video section on the web site today and start with a
test drive around a few streets in Wick and two news videos from
Hillhead Primary school. Hillhead Primary School, Wick are today
in Glasgow at the education awards after being short listed in the ICT
category. Well done kids and now everyone can see some of your
work online. If anyone has any film of Caithness let us know and
we will see if it can be added to the web site.
Hillhead Primary School At ICT In Education Awards At Hilton Hotel,
Hillhead Primary School, Wick has won a place in the short leet of the ICT in
Education category of the 2006 Scottish Education Awards. Their
successful entry (one of 3 in the ICT in Learning section) was based on
the excellent news programmes produced by Mr Henderson's Primary 7
pupils this session. This event, which in previous years has been
attended by top Scottish politicians and celebrities, is being sponsored
the Daily Record. The ceremony which is being held in the Hilton
Hotel in Glasgow on Friday, 2nd June will be broadcast live on the Fred MacAuley programme on BBC Radio Scotland from 9.30 - 11am.
3 pupils, (Rachael Steven, Anna Falconer, and Matthew Thain) have been
chosen to attend with their teacher Mr Henderson, Head teacher Mr Budge
and staff member Mrs Camilla Elder.. Lets wish them well!
Tune in to the Fred Macaulay And Co Show or listen live online
HERE from 9.30am - 11.am. If you miss the show you can
still go in and Listen Again for up to one week after.
Scottish Education Awards -2006 - Full List of Finalists -
Hillhead, Wick in the ICT Section