Haddington Primary School – Tuesday 20th December 2022

End of Term/Christmas Holiday

I take this opportunity to thank everyone in our school community for their continued help, support and efforts.

It has been a very special time where parents, carers and families have been able to attend events in school for the first time in three years.

Our Nursery children entertained adults at their Christmas singalong.

Our Infant Campus children provided the Christmas spirit with the traditional P.1 Nativity and P.2, and P.3 Christmas song and poetry presentations.

Traditionally, the Upper Campus children have provided a Christmas Fair. We changed the format this year where year groups presented different Christmas experiences to their parents/carers. P.7 presented a Mexican Christmas including Mexican snacks and class made guacamole. P.6 children danced a ceilidh with the adults. P.5 led Christmas art activities and P.4 served teas, coffees and cakes.

The combined attendance by adults at these events was quite overwhelming. I cannot thank you enough for supporting the school and, most importantly, the children.

Some significant dates for your forward planning next term:

January 2023

·       Week beginning Monday 23rd January 2023 – rescheduled ‘World of Work’ week.

February 2023

·       Thursday 9th February 2023 – Open Morning.

March 2023

·       Wednesday 1st March 2023 at 6.30 p.m. – Parent/Carer Internet Safety Meeting.

·       Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March 2023 – 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. – Parent/Carer Consultations.

I wish everyone in our school community a very Happy Christmas. I hope that everyone enjoys a restful and happy time over the festive period, and please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023.

I look forward to welcoming our school community back for the New Year on Wednesday 4th January 2023.

Best wishes, Willie

Amazing Artwork Project

The P4 and 5 pupils were involved in a project called “Turn off the plastic tap Haddington Primary School” they were inspired by the work of artist Benjamin Von Wong, a Canadian artist who tries to make people aware of environmental issues through his artwork. They created and designed a structure to encourage our pupils and staff to reduce plastic. 

Tea Towel – PTA Appeal

The PTA have been working hard to organise a tea towel for the 2022/23 school year, featuring a superb self-portrait by each child. They will make brilliant stocking fillers for family or even a sustainable way to wrap your gifts! 🌲🎁
 
If you haven’t yet pre-ordered yours, head to https://bit.ly/HPSTeaTowelFundraiser where you can order online and either pay online or in cash via the school office. They are £4 each, or 3 tea towels for £10. All orders and payment must be in by Wednesday 30th November. All monies raised will help towards school projects, thank you for your support!

Christmas Events Dates

I hope everyone in our school community are keeping healthy and well.

I hope the following dates are helpful with regard to planning. More specific detail regarding events will be issued nearer the event.

Nursery

·       Wednesday 14th December 2022 – Nursery Christmas Party (Wednesday/Thursday Group)

·       Thursday 15th December 2022 – Nursery Christmas Songs and Singing (Wednesday/Thursday Group) – in Movement and Dance Room

·       Monday 19th December 2022 – Nursery Christmas Songs and Singing (Monday/Tuesday Group) – in Movement and Dance Room

·       Tuesday 20th December 2022 – Nursery Christmas Party (Monday/Tuesday Group)

Primary 1

·       Thursday 8th December 2022 afternoon performance – P.1 Nativity

·       Friday 9th December 2022 morning performance – P.1 Nativity

·       Monday 19th December 2022 afternoon – P.1 Christmas Party in Movement and Dance Base

Primary 2

·       Monday 12th December 2022 afternoon – P.2 Christmas Celebration for parents/carers in the Infant Campus Main Hall

·       Tuesday 20th December 2022 afternoon – P.2 Christmas Party in the Infant Campus Main Hall

Primary 3

·       Tuesday 13th December 2022 afternoon – P.3 Christmas Celebration for parents/carers in the Infant Campus Main Hall

·       Monday 19th December 2022 afternoon – P.3 Christmas Party in the Infant Campus Main Hall

Primary 4

  • Tuesday 13th December 2022 morning – P.4 Christmas Celebration for parents/carers in the Upper Campus Hall
  • Tuesday 20th December 2022 morning – P.4 Christmas Party in the Upper Campus Hall

Primary 5

·       Friday 16th December 2022 morning – P.5 Christmas Celebration for parents/carers in P.5 class bases

·       Monday 19th December 2022 afternoon – P.5 Christmas Party in the Upper Campus Hall

Primary 6

·       Friday 16th December 2022 morning – P.6 Christmas Celebration for parents/carers in the Upper Campus Hall

·       Tuesday 20th December 2022 afternoon – P.6 Christmas Party in the Upper Campus Hall

Primary 7

·       Tuesday 13th December 2022 afternoon – P.7 Christmas Celebration for parents/carers in the Upper Campus Hall

·       Monday 19th December 2022 afternoon – P.7 Christmas Party in the Upper Campus Hall

I am aware that the P.3 and P.7 Christmas Celebrations are both scheduled for Tuesday 13th December 2022. I will be looking at timings to ensure parents and carers can attend both.

I hope this information is helpful.  Best wishes,  Willie

Paid Work Experience

Calling all parents – we are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and committed parents to undertake a Paid Work Experience placement within the hospitality industry.  Whether you are just looking for some extra income or would like to pursue a career in this industry, we have many employers across East Lothian waiting to meet you.  Many of these positions have the potential to turn into permanent jobs. 
 
If you are interested please contact us using the email address or phone number on the attached flyer by Monday 28th November 2022.