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Hillhead Primary School
Macleod Road, Wick, KW1 4 PE
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Head Teacher: Mr  A  Budge - Telephone:01955 603233
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20 June 07
Hillhead Awarded Green Flag
Hillhead Primary School has recently been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award making it the only school in Caithness and the largest school in the Highlands to be named an Eco-School. Eco-schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment.

Over the past few years the whole school has been involved in making Eco-Schools part of the curriculum. In addition last year Eco-committee with the support of a Scottish National Heritage grant re-designed The Square to include a bird table, sitting areas and planting areas for staff and pupils to enjoy. This year's Eco-Committee has continued to develop the square and encouraging people to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The Eco-committee, made up of staff and pupils, played a central role in co-ordinating the work in the school. Robyn Hughes chairperson said "It has been a lot of work being on the committee but also a lot of fun. I am delighted that we were able to earn the Green Flag."

Mr Henderson the Eco-Schools co-ordinator said "I am delighted with how hard everyone has worked towards integrating the ethos of Eco-Schools into Hillhead Primary School allowing us to earn the Green Flag and become an Eco-School." Well done to Hillhead Primary School for all their hard work and success.

13 April 07
Hilhead's Eco Committee Gains Bronze Award
Hillhead Primary School's 2005-2006 Eco-Committee with their Eco-Schools Bronze Award. Hillhead has the distinction of being the first school in Caithness to achieve this award. The 2006-2007 Eco-committee will be building on this success by working towards the silver award or even the Eco-Schools Green Flag

June 2006
Visit To Dounreay
Hillhead Primary School recently enjoyed a day out at the Dounreay Visitor Centre. The children were given the opportunity to meet the Civil Nuclear Constabulary's police dog. The children are pictured here with staff from the primary school and visitor centre guides, Sonya Bowles and Helen Mackay (back row, middle).

9 June 06
Hillhead School Wins Wick Town Netball Cup
Hillhead School won the 'Wick Town Cup' in the primary school netball league for the East side of the county. In the final game Hillhead beat Pulteneytown Academy 18 - 9.  Hillhead will now play the winning team from the West side of the county in the county final.

Music Festival 2006

Congratulations To Hillhead Primary School Wick
Hillhead Primary School, Wick Wins ICT Learning Award In Glasgow
Highland Successes at Scottish Education Awards

"What a day for Highland education!" This was the reaction of The Highland Council's Convener Alison Magee on learning of four successes at the annual Scottish Education Awards held in Glasgow today (Friday 2 June 2006).  The Council won the local authority award of the year - Making a Difference - for its partnership working with NHS Highland in securing health promoting school status for every school in Highland. Raigmore Primary School, Inverness, picked up the Healthy Living Award, and Hillhead Primary School, Wick, won the ICT Learning Award.

Caithness.org Launches TV.Caithness.org
We launch a new video section on the web site today and start with a test drive around a few streets in Wick and two news videos from Hillhead Primary school.  Hillhead Primary School, Wick are today in Glasgow at the education awards after being short listed in the ICT category.  Well done kids and now everyone can see some of your work online.  If anyone has any film of Caithness let us know and we will see if it can be added to the web site.

Hillhead Primary School At ICT In Education Awards At Hilton Hotel, Glasgow Today
Hillhead Primary School, Wick has won a place in the short leet of the ICT in Education category of the 2006 Scottish Education Awards. Their successful entry (one of 3 in the ICT in Learning section) was based on the excellent news programmes produced by Mr Henderson's Primary 7 pupils this session. This event, which in previous years has been attended by top Scottish politicians and celebrities, is being sponsored by the Daily Record. The ceremony which is being held in the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Friday, 2nd June will be broadcast live on the Fred MacAuley programme on BBC Radio Scotland from 9.30 - 11am.
3 pupils, (Rachael Steven, Anna Falconer, and Matthew Thain) have been chosen to attend with their teacher Mr Henderson, Head teacher Mr Budge and staff member Mrs Camilla Elder.. Lets wish them well!
Tune in to the Fred Macaulay And Co Show or listen live online HERE from 9.30am - 11.am.  If you miss the show you can still go in and Listen Again for up to one week after.
Scottish Education Awards -2006 - Full List of Finalists - Hillhead, Wick in the ICT Section

25 May 06
Maths Day At Hillhead
Pupils at Hillhead Primary school had fun with Maths on Monday. All pupils from the nursery to Primary 7 participated in a variety of fun activities. Pupils in the primary school moved from class to class to take part in different fun maths activities ranging from bingo, shape puzzles, giant floor puzzles, graphing and activities in a minute. Even Andy the school chef got in on the act with pyramid potatoes and number spaghetti being served for school lunches. The day was enjoyed by all and helped to show the pupils that maths can be fun.

5 April 06
Easter At Hillhead

Kyle Gunn Makes Big Rubber Band Ball
Featuring in this months Hillhead school newsletter newsletter is Kyle Gunn and his big Rubber Band Ball made from a collection of rubber bands.  The challenge is to find anyone with a bigger one.  If anyone has a bigger one send a photo to bill@caithness.org

26 January 06
Another Successful Bring And Buy
The Bring and Buy sale at Hillhead is organised and run by the Primary 7 pupils each year. All proceeds go towards the cost of the Primary 7 trip to York. It is an important event in the diary of the pupils as for many it is one of the first times they are free to purchase an item without the guiding ideas of their parents. Bargains abound and you might always find that special something. Few things sell for more than 20p. Money is still trickling in but a final sum of around 340 is expected. Have a look at some happy customers including pupils, staff and students.

The Hillhead School Newsletter Index
February 2007

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