PTA Round Up for 2022/23

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy end to the summer term and a fantastic summer holiday! As the first year of the Haddington Primary School PTA being back up and running, we are so appreciative of all your wonderful support and are so proud to have raised £4,180 through the various fundraising efforts throughout the year. You can find a breakdown of the money raised on the attached infographic.
Through these funds, we are thrilled to have offered support for the year group trips, among which we have contributed £350 towards the P7 trip to Dunbar, £60 to the P2 trip to Dynamic Earth and valuable ice cream funds to the Life Skills Group to East Links Farm Park. Now that we have funds in the bank, we look forward to working with the school and parent community on where they would like these funds to be spent in 2023/24.
The main PTA focus for 2022/23 had been Project Playground, with the hope of being able to put the money raised by Nancy Hamilton in 2020 via the Cash for Kids campaign into action. It has been a tricky year navigating various official policies and being shocked by the eye-watering costs of playground equipment and developments and so haven’t made the progress on this that we had hoped. This is something which we will continue to work on in 2023/24. This term however, we have donated various playground toys to both campuses which we hope the children are enjoying and look to have some fun improvements made to the playgrounds over the summer holidays. It would be fantastic to give the playground a bit of a spruce up before the new term commences, so if you or your business can help a hand with some general playground tidying up, or provide any large tyres, logs, tables, seating, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
As a PTA, we are very conscious of the Cost of the School Day and so all PTA activities which occur during the school day, such as own clothes days are by donation, so parents and carers never should feel like they need to pay for anything additional for their child or children.
To also help with the costs associated with school, we’re thrilled to have a Preloved School Uniform bank up and running. The Preloved Uniform Sale last week was an enormous success, with lots of uniform being given a new home – reducing the environmental impact of buying new clothes, whilst also saving money. We will be continuing to hold sales throughout June and will be holding regular uniform sales throughout the next academic year so donations will always be welcome at the school offices.
The PTA team have been working hard this year to come up with fresh, exciting and new ideas and we hoped you and the children enjoyed them. We are always up for new suggestions and feedback, so feel free to email us at if you have any ideas or offers of help!
Lots of thanks,
The PTA Committee

Easter Bake Sale – Friday 31st March

P7 are having an Easter Bake Sale Fundraiser on Friday 31st March.  Donations of baking items (no nuts please!) would be gratefully appreciated.  The bake sale will take place at break time in the P5 and P7 playground areas.  Bring some pennies if you would like a treat!

Open Morning – Thursday 16th March 2023

I remind you that our rescheduled Open Morning will go ahead as planned this Thursday 16th March 2023.

Please note the following:

·       Session 1 – between 9.15 a.m. and 10.15 a.m.

·       Session 2 – between 11.00 a.m. and 11.45 a.m.

·       You are invited to visit both campuses regardless of which campus your child is based.

·       You are invited to visit any classes regardless of the class your child is presently.

The Thursday Open Day offers the opportunity to visit Ms. Askew (Music Specialist) working with P.3 classes, and Ms. Ballantyne (French Specialist) working with P.6 and P.7 classes.

I hope many parents/carers will take the opportunity to visit the school to experience an operational morning.

I look forward to seeing you.  Best wishes,  Willie

Red Nose Day – This Friday, 16th March

Comic Relief delivers £3.4 million fund for BAME-led projects worst hit ...We are supporting Red Nose Day this Friday – 17th March by having a dress down or up day.  Pupils can come to school/nursery wearing their ‘normal clothes’ or fancy dress.  If you are able, a small donation would be very much appreciated however there is absolutely no obligation to do so.

Please note Wednesday/Thursday nursery group will participate on Thursday 16TH March.

Thank you for your support!

Parent Consultations

I can confirm that we are very much looking forward to welcoming parents and carers to the forthcoming Parent/Carer Consultations.
I remind you that the Parent/Carer Consultations are as follows:
·       Tuesday 28th March 2023 – 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
·       Wednesday 29th March 2023 – 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
The online booking system will ‘go live’ next Wednesday, 15th
March 2023 at 7.00 p.m. via your Google Classroom.
Please note the following:
·       Consultation duration is 10 minutes.
·       Please take a seat by your child’s class base.
·       Samples of work will be available for you to view – please arrive up to ten minutes before your allocated time to view samples of work.
·       Children are very welcome to join the consultation.
Support for Learning
A number of our children receive some additional support from members of our Support for Learning Team. Parents/carers are likely to be aware of the Support for Learning team member working with their child(ren).
Please note – appointments with our Support for Learning Team are not undertaken on our online booking system – please make an appointment by email via the email address provided below. Thank you.
·       Mrs. Paton (Principal Teacher – Support for Learning) – regrettably Mrs. Paton is not available for these consultations owing to absence.
·       Mrs. Bull (Principal Teacher – Support for Learning) – please email Mrs. Bull  at
·       Mrs. Murray (Support for Learning Teacher) – please email Mrs. Murray at
·       Mrs. Linton (Support for Learning Teacher) – please email Mrs. Linton at
I hope this information is helpful.
Thank you for your continued help and support.
Best wishes,