The Hermitage Primary school football team travelled to Hermitage Academy to take part in the annual Christian Aid football tournament. The boys played very well on the night winning all of their group games, scoring 17 goals and conceding 0. In the semi-final they played Lomond and despite conceding their first goal of the tournament they won the game 7-1. In the final they faced Cardross who they had already beaten in the earlier group stages.
On Friday the 29th of September, the Hermitage Primary Football team were invited to take part in the annual Adrencaple Active Schools Cup. Competing against 5 other schools in very poor weather conditions the team were fantastic! They scored 23 goals in total across all of their games and only conceded a single goal.
On Tuesday 6th December the Hermitage Primary School P7 Technology Challenge came to a close with the group presentations to an audience of invited judges and guests. Using skills in Technology, Maths, Language, Science and PSD, the pupils had to work in cooperative groups to plan and design a working electrical vehicle which was supported by a good business plan. They kept track of their progress in a booklet using the Book Creator Ipad app and delivered their presentations supported by a Keynote presentation
Bringing their interdisciplinary topic to a close, Primary 7 pupils at Hermitage Primary School took part in their Technology Challenge presentation evening on Wednesday 4th November.
Incorporating Technologies, Maths, Language, Science and PSD, the Technology Challenge required pupils to work in cooperative groups to plan and design a working electrical vehicle which was supported by a good business plan. Their progress had to be recorded in form of a booklet and a Keynote presentation.
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Primary Five pupils at Hermitage Primary School and Parklands’ pupils have been having a great time. They were fortunate enough to secure funding from the Scottish Government’s ‘Food For Thought’ programme.
This enabled them to plan, prepare and deliver a ‘Taste of St Andrew’ dinner for their parents on the evening of Thursday 27th November in the Victoria Hall, Helensburgh
The planning started even before school broke up in summer as they had to plant potatoes which would be ready to harvest later in the year.
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Bringing their interdisciplinary topic to a close, Primary 7 pupils at Hermitage Primary School took part in their Technology Challenge presentation evening on Thursday 4th December.
Incorporating Technologies, Maths, Language, Science and PSD, the Technology Challenge required pupils to work in cooperative groups to plan and design a working electrical vehicle which was supported by a good business plan. Their progress had to be recorded in form of a booklet and Keynote presentation.
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Bringing their interdisciplinary topic to a close, Primary 7 pupils at Hermitage Primary School took part in their Technology Challenge presentation evening on Thursday 6th February. Incorporating Technologies, Maths, Language, Science and PSD, the Technology Challenge required pupils to work in cooperative groups to plan and design a working electrical vehicle which was supported by a good business plan. Their progress had to be recorded in form of a booklet and PowerPoint presentation. Continue reading Technology Challenge
Getting up early on a Sunday to brave freezing temperatures paid off for pupils of Hermitage Primary when they competed at the Garscube Harriers Cross Country. The challenging course didn’t deter the pupils who secured both individual and team prizes. Hermitage Primary is very proud of all the runners, not just due to the awards they received but also because they displayed excellent sportsmanship. A special mention goes to the team prize winners. Rachael McKillop, Sophie Muchie and Sophie McAuley won bronze for the Primary 7s while Calum McGilrvrary, Cameron Cromar and Ruaridh Fletcher scooped silver for the Primary 6s.
The five day POP UK project was taught from Monday to Thursday with Primary 3-7pupils learning seven exciting pop songs all with positive messages about self and others. On Thursday the sound engineers arrived with their professional mobile studio and the children were recorded and a unique CD was made.The culmination of all this hard work and fun saw the children perform at a high profile concert in St Andrews Kirk on 12th September. Continue reading Hermitage Primary Raises the Roof with Pop UK.
Pupils from the Hermitage Primary School Streetcheer club have enjoyed recent success at the UDO Scottish National Schools Street Dance Championships. The pupils attended dance workshops over their Summer holidays to help prepare for the competition held at the SECC in Glasgow on Friday 23rd August. Their hard work and dedication paid off as they were placed 6th amongst 25 other primary schools for their energetic dance routine. Continue reading HERMITAGE STREET DANCERS
This term, Primary 5-7 pupils took part on Geocaching activities in and around our local countryside. Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which pupils who took part had to use GPS navigational devices to hide and seek containers called ‘geocaches’. Each cache contained a log book which was signed and dated on discovery using our official code name ‘Hermi-trailers’; some of the larger caches we found also had trade-able items inside and we placed a track-able item inside one of our caches -its mission: ‘to travel as far as possible’.
Well done to the football teams from St. Joseph’s, Hermitage, Cardross and Rhu for their efforts in the Challenge Cup competition. St. Joseph’s ran out worthy winners in the end and a great day was enjoyed by everyone involved. Thanks to the teachers and helpers for organising the teams and thanks to all the parents who turned up to cheer on the children. We are hoping to run the competition again next year and welcome any more schools from the area who wish to enter.
On Monday 13th May the annual Christian Aid football tournament took place at Hermitage Academy. Schools from Helensburgh and the local area took place in, what was to be, a very wet football tournament. The Hermitage football team were competing for the first time since the National Finals in which they managed to come 3rd in the whole of Scotland. Their first game was against Cardross which Hermitage won 3-1. They followed this with another two impressive results against Lomond and JLB winning 5-0 and 7-0.
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A team of pupils from Hermitage Primary have won the Argyll and Bute heat of the Euro Quiz and will be traveling to Edinburgh to compete in the final. This is the first time Hermitage has won the regional heat and the pupils are very excited to be representing Argyll and Bute in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament. The qualifying quiz consisted of 4 rounds testing their knowledge on geography, languages, culture, institutions and lots of other aspects of the EU. Continue reading EU winners
The Hermitage Primary School football team travelled to the Toryglen Regional Football Centre to participate in the Scottish Schools National Finals. The finals were played in two sections and Hermitage boys won two matches and lost one. As runners-up in their section they then played in a play off for third place which they achieved with a 3-1 scoreline. Well done boys, 3rd in Scotland is a wonderful result! There was also the consolation that the only team to beat them were the winners of the tournament!
Hermitage Primary are very proud of their cross country runners who recently competed at the Toyota Cross Country Relay in Helensburgh. The event was very well supported with 10 local primary school taking part and 7 different schools represented in the medal winners. Primary 7 defend the trophy from last year though against some stiff competition. Well done to everybody who took part.
Excited pupils from Hermitage Primary School thought that Christmas had arrived again when they returned from their Easter holidays. In just two weeks an exciting imaginative play area had grown up in a previously disused section of the grounds. As part of a larger redevelopment the playground has been extended to include an imaginative play area. There are zones devoted to story-telling, drama, music and a fabulous Viking long ship. Here you can see that the Primary Seven pupils approve whole heartedly.