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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.
Once again the February – March period has brought some very wintry weather after such a mild winter to date. We hope that the disruption of the last few school days is now over and we can think about spring as opposed to wintry school closures.
Nursery: Danny Nicolson and Caitlin Gunn,:
Pupils could also place their handprint on a large Indian flag – a number of you will have seen the picture in the local press which showed Jamie Stone adding his handprint to the flag. This picture also appeared in the Inverness Courier newspaper I did subsequently hear that Jamie Stone was left with bright orange paint marks on the steering wheel of his car.
Mrs Data very kindly loaned a number of saris to the school through our management teacher Mrs Duffy. The pupils were very surprised at the length of these pieces of clothing. Mr Gulzar Miah, the owner of the K” Indian restaurant and his wife Alia Begum also visited the school to show the pupils how a traditional Bangladesh sari is worn. Mrs Begum dressed up Primary 7 pupil Lynsey Sutherland in a sari. Mr Miah very generously gave a donation of £100 towards the collection for the people of Tamil Nadu.
In addition the Primary 7 pupils had exchanged posters with pupils from a school in the city of Ahmedabad. These are currently on display in the dining room.
HER MAJESTY’S INSPECTORATE
The Scholastic Book Fair which should have been held in school last Thursday and Friday will now take place on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March. Pupils are able to use their World Book Day token in the book fair. The accompanying competition attracted a large number of entries. Pupils were asked to draw a book cover based on some pieces of writing from Hillhead pupils which they were supplied with. Each winner receives £5 to spend at the fair. The winning pictures were drawn by:
Primary 1 Steven Budge
Many many thanks to all of the pupils who came up with the name of the fishing boat which was WK 197. The correct answer was Jeannie Mackay although this boat was later named the Stack Rock. The following pupils all had the correct answer: Scott Gunn, Murray Grant, Alex More, Ryan Cormack, Naomi Sutherland, Gemma Sutherland, Ashleigh Dunnet, Chloe Sinclair, Craig Muir, Chloe, Becky and Jade Ploiwman, Aaron Stephen, Kayleigh Scollay, Bryony Munro and Coran Sutherland, There is not a coconut for everyone but they will receive a leather Hillhead winners book mark each, with Ryan Cormack lifting the piece of exotic fruit!
PARENT TIP SHEETS
BIRTHS – BIRTHS – BIRTHS
BEGG Primary 6 teacher Mrs Begg had a little boy on February 13th. Little Ewan weighed in at 8lbs 8oz (Miss Oag in the nursery won the staff raffle on the baby’s weight!) and mother and child are both doing well.
MORGAN Drew Morgan was born In Inverness on February 25th and weighed in at 7lbs 1oz. He is a new baby brother for Primary 2 pupil Greg and Primary 1 pupil Sophie. Brother Greg says that Drew is “very funny but he does cry a lot when he is hungry” Sister Sophie says. “He has some brown hair and he doesn’t eat anything yet because he doesn’t have teeth.”
SUTHERLAND Brodie Sutherland, a brother for Primary 1 pupil Coran, was born on February 9th. He weighed in at 8lbs 9oz. Big brother Coran says “ He has his own bed. He’s got dark hair and he cries when he needs his milk.”
RUDDICK – Cameron George Ruddick - a grandson for the school janitor Hymie. Cameron was born in Cumbria on March 2nd. And weighed in at 7lbs 4oz. Hymie is bearing up remarkably well to his new found image as “grandpa”.