Kirknewton Primary School

June 28, 2019
by wladele.cowie@glow
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What a Talented Bunch!

Kirknewton certainly has talent. We had so many certificates to hand out we were almost out the door!

We had certificates for responsibilities such as House Captains, Digital Leaders, Building Resilience Hub members, JRSO, supporting Healthy Tuck, raising money for charity as well as competition winners.

Well done to everyone for their successes this year. We are very proud of you!

A special shout out to Sophie in P6 who won the Stellar Writing Award for West Calder schools.

2018/19 has been a fabulous year! What will 2019/20 bring?..

June 26, 2019
by wladele.cowie@glow

Kaimes House Winners!

On Friday we announced the house winners at Kirknewton Primary School-KAIMES!

This term, we have been encouraging our pupils to #choosekindness, where pupils could earn tokens for their house if we saw this in action.

On Friday, we had a special assembly where our brass band played for us. We also had an exciting quiz in our houses for pupils to try and earn a few extra tokens, before revealing who the overall winners were for 2018/19.


We are delighted that the money the school has raised for Dress Down Friday will be donated to Sheltered Scotland.

Well done to all houses for a great effort!

June 21, 2019
by Mr Wilson

Nursery Info Last Week of Term

Dear Families,

The last week of term is upon us and there is so much to look forward to! The photo above is the information about what is on this week. Please speak to a member of staff on Monday, should you have any questions :). Please remember to bring a teddy bear for Tuesday’s Teddy Bear Picnic. Mr Wilson, Mrs Sharkey and Mrs Ritchie have theirs!

A Group Call has been sent to families this afternoon from Mrs Tracey HT,  to remind families that there is a yellow weather warning in place for Monday during the Pre Schooler’s Trip to Conifox, so lease ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing for wet weather and wellies, and has a bag with lunch, a change of clothes (just in case!) and suncream (just in case!).  🙂

For our Ante Pre School children, Mr Wilson & Mrs Storrie have planned some fun activities for you! We have lots of party games and some prizes up for winning.

Whilst it is going to be a busy week we are looking forward to celebrating all the children over the next week and having so much fun in our final week of session.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Wilson


June 17, 2019
by Mr Wilson

Nursery Key Dates June

Dear Parents,

Mrs Tracey – Head Teacher, has sent a Group Call to all nursery families to inform them of the upcoming events in the nursery. There are reminders in the cloakroom also as below:

Monday 24th – Pre Schoolers Trip to Conifox

Tuesday 25th – Teddy Bears Picnic  AM   then Teddy Bears Picnic PM

Wednesday 26th –  Morning Class Graduation

Thursday 27th – Afternoon Class Graduation

Last PM Session of Term

Friday 28th – Last AM Session of Term


Please note that this is a reminder and should any changes occur or added, then this will be in the form of a group call. Should you have not received a group call, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of nursery staff to check we have your most up to date/correct email.


Mr Wilson

June 17, 2019
by Ms Anderson

Tennis Opportunities

Free group session trial
We welcome pupils of Kirknewton to a free trial session at Hatton Sports or James Young High School. Please just mention schools name and year group. Our termtime timetable is at

Hatton Summer Camp
We are running camps all weekdays of the West Lothian School Holidays. Mini Tennis Camp (P1-6) takes place 9-11am each morning at Hatton Sports Club. Junior Camp (P7 onwards) take place 11-1pm. The camps are £50 per week (10 hours).

For bookings and information please contact head coach Eoin Swan at or 07843190823

June 17, 2019
by wladele.cowie@glow


House Captains reminded pupils that at Kirknewton we can earn tokens for #choosingkindess. They reminded pupils about bullying, what it is and what it isn’t and what they can do if someone has been unkind to them. We are using the ASK-SPEAK-TELL strategy. Pupils should ask the child/children who are being unkind to stop, speak to them about how their actions make them feel then tell an adult if they do it again. The house captains also shared a couple of videos about #choosekindness.

House winners will also be revealed this Friday! We cannot wait to find out who has earned the most tokens for their charity!

June 15, 2019
by Miss Hocking
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Primary 2

Primary 2 and Primary  1 are enjoying reading all the Lighthouse Keepers stories. We have also been finding out about lighthouses and Grace Darling’s bravery. As part of the transition process Primary 1 visited the P 2 classroom in groups and made lighthouses  with the P 2 pupils. We all enjoyed making seagulls too.

June 15, 2019
by Mrs Kendall

Primary 1 Health Week

Primary 1 enjoyed a wide range of activities during Health Week. They participated in tennis, judo, football, dance and fitness sessions which were all great fun. They also enjoyed their very successful sports day, learned about keeping healthy and had the opportunity to make their own healthy sandwiches. With the help of some enthusiastic primary 7’s the children buttered their own bread and chose their own toppings. Here are some pictures of the sandwich making.

June 14, 2019
by Mr Buckley

P5 Healthy Tuck Shop Success. Update 6/2019

The Healthy Tuck Shop which is run by P5 and parent helpers (Aimée’s, Alastair’s and Holly’s mums) continues to be a raging success.  Everyone looks so much happier and healthier! Who would’ve thought that vegetables could be so tasty!

It has been great fun.  We’ve had amazing support from our local supermarkets including Tesco and Aldi.  Here are just a few of the more recent photos.  Enjoy.

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