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Hillhead Primary School - Newsletter
At Hillhead we aim to make our children successful learners. Our pupils will value themselves
as individuals and strive to achieve their full potential. We will provide them with a variety of
stimulating learning experiences in a caring environment.
In recent years there have been difficulties both with seating and noise. These matters have been drawn to the attention of the school and the School Board. The issue of seating arrangements for the service was discussed at the School Board Meeting held last Wednesday and at a subsequent visit to the Church attended by members of the Board. A number of changes have consequently been made this year. These are:
Each family will receive two tickets along with this letter which will allow them in to priority seating in the church. This should ensure that each family has two good seats from which to view the service. Please look after these tickets carefully and remember to take them with you to the service.
An area of the church will also be available for those individuals who do not have a priority ticket.
Parents are asked not to bring children who are not yet of nursery age. The church doors will not open until 6.00pm. I attach relevant information on Highland council’s policy of filming or photography at school events.
In line with the guidance issued by the Director, Headteachers should therefore confirm to parents that they must advise the school if they do not wish their child to be photographed or filmed by any spectator or member of an audience at a school event. If any parental objection is received then unofficial photography/filming should not be allowed.
Please advise me if you have any such objection. I hope these new arrangements for the Christmas service will ensure a fairer footing for all parents who attend the service.
WINNING SCHOOL AIM
As well as a central display of this statement, each classroom will also display this overall aim. The pupils will shortly be involved in producing some illustrations of the school achieving this aim. Congratulations to Mrs Falconer who wins a £10 Woolworths token for her winning entry.
HIGHLAND SCHOOLS SWIMMING
Rona Plowman: 1st Backstroke (personal best time), 1st in Butterfly. Lauren Sinclair 1st in Breaststroke, 4th in Freestyle (both times were personal bests) .Naomi Sutherland 2nd in Breaststroke .Rachael Munro 2nd in Freestyle with a personal best time, 5th in Butterfly.
Robyn Hughes: a personal best time in both the
Freestyle and Back stroke events. Liam Macleod:
In addition the Hillhead girl’s relay team won gold in the Under 12 relay. Rona Plowman, Lauren Sinclair, Rachel Munro and Erin Mackay made up the winning team.
It now seems likely that a number of these swimmers will have qualified to swim in the Scottish Schools Swimming Championship to be held in Glasgow next year.
ART COMPETITION WINNERS
HILLHEAD KITCHEN ACHIEVES SUCCESS
ABSENCE INFORMATION: Could you please ensure that you telephone the office to advise us if you child is off school for any reason.
Edward Wardle and Rona Plowman shared top spot, both achieving a score of 25 out of 30. Other pupils who scored 20 or over were; Sarah Paterson, Anna Falconer, Rachel Munro, Alexander Macleod, Emma Evans and Rachael Steven. These pupils will all receive a certificate at the end of term assembly. Primary 6 pupils also competed in a Mathematics Challenge. Gold awards went to Fiona Boyle, Mark Graham and Reece Byrne. Silver Awards were obtained by Kimberly Lewis, Jack Fraser and Ryan Aitken. Bronze awards went to Jamie Bacon, Andrew Dunnett and Liam Macleod.