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 Dear Parent/Carer

 I hope you all had a good Easter break.  Continue reading ‘NEWSLETTER – MAY 2014′


UNICEF Day 4 Change

Thank you to all parents, staff and pupils for helping raise an amazing £282.00 for UNICEF Day 4 Change. This money will help children in other countries get a good education!

We had a fantastic day dressing up as teachers and some pupils even won fairtrade chocolate as a prize for the “Guess the teacher” competition.


UNICEF pupil group and Mrs McLachlan


NEWSLETTER – March 2014

March 2014

Dear Parent/Carer

It has been a very busy term and recently we have had a few events which have been supported by parents/pupils and staff, thank you. 

We had a Day of Change which raised £282.00 for UNICEF UK, Continue reading ‘NEWSLETTER – March 2014′

Fire Alarm

The Fire Alarm in school has failed and has required an urgent replacement.  This work is ongoing at school this week.

I would also advise you that while this work is ongoing during the next few evenings, we are operating our normal contingency arrangements during the school day.  Manual alarm equipment has been issued to all staff and we have enhanced the Janitorial provision at the school to ensure ongoing monitoring of the building during this period.

Mrs Susan Mackenzie

Head Teacher

Parent’s Evening – March 2014

All children will be coming home with a letter with information about the next Parent’s Evening.  These will be held on Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th March. 

Please ensure that completed forms are returned to school by Monday 10th March.

Mrs Coleman

School Secretary


29 January 2014

Dear Parent/Carer

I would like to welcome everyone back after the Christmas Holidays.  Continue reading ‘NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2014′

Scottish Book Week

The new term at Harrysmuir started with a fabulous week that focussed on Scottish books and authors. The children thoroughly enjoyed a wide variety of cross-curricular learning and were encouraged to develop their reading and writing skills through a range of activities. Children made story boards, looked at story settings, completed character studies, made comic strips, wrote book reviews and diary entries and designed posters. ICT was used to support and enhance learning and a wide variety of Art and Drama activities featured throughout the week.

Julia Donaldson stories were popular within the infants and Support for Learning with classes focussing on: The Smartest Giant in Town, Zog, The Snail and the Whale, What the Ladybird Heard and The Singing Mermaid. In P4-7, the 3 books nominated by the Scottish Book Trust: The Accidental Time Traveller, The Really Weird Removals.com and The Black Tide were the focus in most classes.

Throughout the week each class decorated their classroom door and display areas in the corridor. On the Friday morning, all children had the opportunity to walk around the school to see all the amazing displays. They then voted for their favourite. P7K were the proud winners this year, with P2M in second place, P6D/F in third and P2C in fourth.

Once again we are taking part in the Scottish Book Trust Awards and all classes are currently reading the three nominated books. The Primary 7’s have read the books to their Primary 1 buddies and they have all loved listening to the stories and carrying out the follow up activities. Voting will take place in the next few weeks and we look forward to hearing the results.

Christmas Raffle

Our Christmas Raffle was drawn this morning and the top prizes were won as follows:

Flat screen television = Fiona Kohler

MP4 Player – Kriss Todd

Large Hamper – Lewis MacIver

We had lots of amazing prizes and we have contacted everyone whose name was drawn, thank you to everyone who contributed and bought a ticket.

A special thank you goes out to companies and individuals who kindly donated items/services

Paterson Arran Ltd  - a Christmas Hamper

Butterfly World – Family Voucher

Sainsbury’s Supermarket – Chocolates

Morrison’s Supermarket – Red Wine

Gavin Kidd – selection of Johnston & Johnston goodies

Ladywell Co-op – various groceries

Sista Smile – Body Wrap & Teeth Whitening

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas

Thank you, once again

From all the staff at Harrysmuir Primary School

P1 Nativity – Fishing for Stars

Primary 1 put on two performances last week of their Nativity ‘Fishing for Stars’. They had been rehearsing for weeks but the hard work was worth it as they were all fantastic. The lead roles were played by Oscar Corbett and Amiee Bennett and they both did really well at learning their lines and dances. The Primary 7 buddies really enjoyed coming to watch along with parents, grandparents and other family members. Well done Primary 1 – you did us proud!