New Year, New Book

It’s that time of year to cosy up with a cup of tea and a captivating new book! If you’re looking for something new, here are some of our recommendations!! Happy Reading!!





English department showcase: upcoming P7

This week we have had Primary 7  pupils and parents visit HHS. We have thoroughly enjoyed showing them a variety of activities and skills they can experience when they start in S1. Here are some photographs of our showcase- a range of projects and, of course, a sample of our favourite books!!



English Supported Study

S5 Supported Study for English prelims will take place Monday-Thursday. Remember to bring your orange attendance card to be signed by your teacher each session!

(after school) Ms Cunningham

(after school)  Miss Rothery  (Higher Close Reading)
(after school)  Miss Lawrie    (N5/Higher Scottish Set Text)

(after school) Miss Lawrie (N5/Higher Close Reading/Scottish Set Text)

(lunch) Miss Rothery  (Higher Close Reading / Higher Critical Essay)
(after school) Ms Logan (N5 Close Reading)
(after school) Ms McGlone  (N5 Scottish Set Text/ Critical Essay)

War Horse launch Glasgow

We thoroughly enjoyed the launch of War Horse at the SEC Glasgow! It was so impressive to learn about the incredible creation of this production especially the massive horse puppet, music and sound!


Summer reading challenge!


Record how much you read over the summer and challenge yourself to read new and more difficult books! If you successfully complete the challenge see Miss Rothery for a prize in August!

Point system:

2 points- read for 30 mins
5  points-
read for 1 hour
6 points-
finish a book
+try the list on the second page too!!


*if you manage to reach 100 points= prize rewarded



Drop Everything and Read!

 Thank you to all staff and pupils for participating and promoting this event!

The day was full of suspense and excitement as pupils and staff anxiously waited to hear the announcement to drop everything and read! It was so lovely to see the whole school enjoying the wonderful world of reading! We look forward to next term with more secret D.E.A.R events!


Here are some staff and pupils caught reading!



Thank you to Ms Arnett!

A massive thank you to Ms Arnett for all her hard work over the last few months in the English department! Best of luck from all of us and thank you for this beautiful department coat of arms!!!! Can anyone guess where each member of staff is represented on the illustration?! We LOVE it!!!!