Christmas Dinner 2018

On Wednesday the 12th of December, there will be a special Christmas Dinner Menu available for the children.

The menu will be –

  • Turkey with all the trimmings
  • Quorn roast with all the trimmings


As each school has a different day for the Christmas lunch, it isn’t possible to change the menu options on ParentPay. To order the turkey option please select the Scottish Beef Grill with chips and to order vegetarian option select Quorn Korma with Rice. Please note there will be no Bake Potato option on this day.

Orders must be placed via ParentPay by the end of Wednesday the 5th of December to enable us to submit out order to the Catering Manager.


Free Cooking Classes For Parents

Free cooking classes for Hermitage Park Parents

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 Would you like to learn how to cook simple, healthy, money-saving recipes for your family alongside other parents?

  • Classes are taught by a local chef at Hermitage Park Primary
  • Classes involve food preparation, cooking, nutritional advice, food waste reduction and budgeting
  • Fridays 09.15-11.30 (you can stay for a cuppa after in the school)
  • Classes start 8/6/18


Please contact or telephone 0131-554-2952 for booking and/or more information.

Health Week Clubbercise Fun

Hermitage Park will be celebrating Health Week from the 30th of April to the 4th of May.   There will be plenty of healthy activities for all to enjoy – even parents, carers and staff!!

On Monday the 30th of April there will be a Clubbercise taster session being held from 4.15pm to 5.00pm in the Gym Hall.  This session is open to all parents, carers and staff.

If you would like to attend this session please email Lisa Black on

If you would like to find out more about Clubbercise and the benefits, further information can be found here.

Time to get ready to groove and move!


School Dinners Update

The Easter Holidays are just about here but before we head off to (hopefully) enjoy the sunshine – school dinners need to be ordered for when we are back at school.

For week commencing the 16th of April, school dinners will need to be ordered on ParentPay by 11.00pm on Wednesday the 28th of March.

It is important to note, that after the Easter Holidays the Spring/Summer menu will be in place.  This menu is a little bit different from the Autumn/Winter menu, so it is worth bearing in mind your child’s food likes and dislikes when ordering!





P6 Lagganlia Camp

P6 Have Arrived At Camp!!

We have received a phone call from Mr Hutcheson to let us know that P6 have arrived safe and sound at Lagganlia.

On the way up, they had a stop at Dunkeld to stretch their legs.

The children are currently having lunch, making up their beds and getting ready to head out on their first activity.

We hope that they have a brilliant week at Lagganlia!




Website banner winners

The Pupil Council had such a hard job choosing the winners of the website banner competition! We chose a winner from each class and overall winners. Each winning entry will be displayed for a month. Well done to all the winners!

P2a Florence               P4a Ruben                 P4b Aidan                     P5a Ellie

P6a Kiera                      P6b Alba                    P7b Logan

Overall winners:

1st Logan,  2nd Aidan,  3rd  Alba

Thank you Blackwell’s!

Blackwell’s helped us to celebrate World Book Day today by bringing a stall to school. They brought enough £1 World Book Day books to ensure that each Hermie pupil go home with a free book today. They also offered  a 20% discount on their other books. It was lovely seeing so many parents and carers coming in at the end of the day to visit the stall. Thank you so much Blackwell’s!

Schools of Cooperation Level 3

Hermitage Park Primary is the first school in Edinburgh to receive the level 3 Schools of Co-operation award. This award was given to us by the Co-Operative Education Trust Scotland (CETS) and was awarded after a presentation by the Pupil Council to Morag Pendry and Hugh Donnelly.


To become a school of co-operation we had to democratically select and implement a co-operatively led school project chosen by the pupils and show increased awareness of co-operative values and principles (caring for others; democracy; equality; honesty; openness; self-help; self-responsibility; social responsibility; solidarity).  We follow and promote these values in school and cover them in whole school house meetings every month.


We were delighted when Morag announced that we were awarded level 3.  We previously had a level one award and managed to bypass level two with our project.schools-of-coop