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Class Organisation 2023/2024

I am pleased to inform you of your child’s class teacher for the next Academic Session, 2023/24. Please refer to the attachment. Thank you.

Please note the following information:

·       Our five P.1 classes have been re-organised to four P.2 classes. This is an annual occurrence created by the maximum class size of 25 in P.1 increasing to 30 in P.2. P.1 parents/carers will be notified of their child’s class no later than the close of business on Friday 16th June, or before if possible. Please note that parents/carers will receive confirmation of the class and class teacher individually. We are required to communicate in this way owing to GDPR.

·       On the afternoon of Tuesday 20th June 2023, all classes/children will meet their teacher for next year as part of our transition programme. The classes/children will meet the teacher in the class base they will occupy next academic session.

Parent and Carer Class Organisation 2023 – 24

I hope this information is helpful.

I offer my sincere thanks to all parents/carers for their continued help and support.

Best wishes,  Willie

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!