The Week Ahead – 10th October 2016


We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for the busy week ahead. Please check the website after lunchtime today to find out what the Global Citizenship and Website Committee got up to at their first meeting last Friday!

book fair

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived and children will be given the opportunity to browse the various books on offer throughout the week. Any child wishing to purchase a book can do so between 9-9.30am this week, alternatively you can purchase a book for your child on Parents’/Carers’ Night this Thursday should you wish to do so.


Harvest Foodbank Appeal

All week we are welcoming donations for our Hamilton District Foodbank Harvest Appeal. Please see the letter below for more information:




Primary 6 & 7 Netball Club after school

Primary 6 Playground Leaders’ Training after school


Hamilton Rugby Club delivering taster sessions for P4 this afternoon (P.E. kit required)


Netball Festival at the Jock Stein Centre 12.30-2.30pm (P7s)

Primary 4-7 Drama Club after school until 4.30pm


Parents’/Carers’ Visits today from 3.15-8.15pm – Scholastic Book Fair, School Vision & Values display and parent/carer school surveys will be available on the night as well as teas and coffees provided by the Parent Council in the Dining Hall.


Harvest Assembly delivered by Christopher Rankine from Hillhouse Parish Church

Pupil Committee Meetings this afternoon 2-2.45pm

Community Links Committee visiting Redburn Farm today 1-3pm

School closed from Monday 17th October for the October Break and will re-open on Monday 24th October!

Fundraising Superheroes!

children in need

A huge well done to Mrs Hamilton and the children from the Enterprise Committee and Mrs Fearnside-Brogan and the Pupil Council for organising a fun-filled fundraising day for Children in Need. A massive thank you and well done to each and every one of our pupils who took part in our Children in Need Day including coming to school in fancy dress and taking part enthusiastically in various Pudsey-themed activities. Photographs will be uploaded to the website next week.

We are delighted to tell you that we raised a whopping £912.88 for Children in Need thanks to the generosity of our families. We couldn’t be prouder of our school community. Thank you! :-)

UNICEF Day for Change – Art Exhibition


Art Exhibition for Parents/Carers – Friday 20th February

You should have received a letter today with information about our UNICEF Art Exhibition and Fair-trade Café which are both being held on Friday 20th February between 1.00-3.00pm. Please click on the link below to read this letter.

unicef day for change 2015

We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

New Healthy Fruit Tuck Shop


The staff and pupils from our Health & Wellbeing Committee have been busy organising a brand new Fruit Tuck Shop which will run every Thursday at playtime.

The Committee are working in partnership with Hillhouse Food Co-op and will order and sell fruit on a weekly basis. The type of fruit being sold may vary from week to week depending on what is available and taking into consideration what pupils might enjoy.

This Thursday, the Committee will be selling bananas, oranges and apples for 20p. If you would like your child to buy a piece of fruit for their snack, please send in some change.

Many thanks for your support with this exciting new venture!