HT Blog 2.2.18

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                              2.2.2018

What a great start to the week- the Pupil Council on the front page of the Evening News with Lari Don. The photograph is on our school website along with a few others. The Scots finalists armed with their Lari Don book prize, were delighted to showcase their talented recitations to parents and carers at the HPPA Coffee Morning. Thank you all for your support.

Congratulations to our Hermitage Park Stars of the Week: P1a Devyn, P1b Lexi,   P2/1 Caiden, P2 Luolin,  P3a Erskine,  P3b Maya,  P4a Skye, P4b Rhys, P5a Miller, P5b Amelia, P6a Maisie, P6b Matthew, P7a Ming Chang, P7b Harry.

Well done to: P1a Youcef, P2 Freya, P2 Joe, P2 Hannah, P2 Harris, Sophia, Sam, P4b Jude, Humza, P6b Luke, P7b Kalina, Lewis, P7 Campbell and Weronika for receiving their Bronze House Point Certificates.

Well done to: P6b Liam for receiving his Silver House Point Certificate.

Please note there are more certificates to be presented on Monday.

If your child is absent from school please phone the school providing a reason for the absence. This enables us to record the correct code. Please leave a message on the absence line in response to an absence enquiry.

Unfortunately, we have had several incidents this week of inappropriate use of messaging using social networking sites by children.  This is extremely concerning for all and has caused upset both within and out with school.  Our Community Police Officer PC Ferry met with our P6 and P7 classes to discuss Cyberbullying. The children will be learning more about Internet Safety with their class teachers, and at assembly next week.

Please see the links below for more information.





Please remember that the minimum age requirement to be eligible to sign up for the social media sites listed is 13+

Following the success of our P5-P7 Drumming Sessions recently, if your child is interested in a Drumming Club there are some free places available on Monday evening and Friday groups.  Please e-mail Rohan to find out more



Please note the HT Blog and Nursery news will be published on the school website on a Friday and sent via parent pay on a Monday so we can include the Stars of the Week and House Point Certificates. If you have not already registered for parent pay, can I please ask you to contact Sarah Reid in the office who will issue you with log-in details.

You will be sent a link via email to access your child’s Learning Journal.  I hope you enjoy reading about their learning journey as much as I have.


Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 6 February: Safer Internet Day

Thursday 1 March: HP Schools Association movie night

Thursday 1 March: World Book Day

Friday 9 February- break for February Holiday

Monday 19 February- children return

Friday 16 March: Mindfulness Workshop for Parents and Carers


If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Kind regards,

Natalie Borrowman

Acting Head Teacher










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