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Welcome to Hopetoun 21/22

Hello Everyone!

Meet the children…

This year the children have helped to create our work display where we will show off their latest and best work!

Meet the team…

We are looking forward to another fun and busy year ahead!

Welcome Back – Duntarvie 2021/22

A warm welcome back to all our pupils in Duntarvie.

We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and we were blessed with some brilliant weather.

We are looking forward to some new ASDAN and SQA challenges this year and hopefully being able to get out and about in the wider community too in 2022.

Duntarvie team look forward to meeting you all through the course of the year at events and gatherings.

We are also looking forward to working with some of the pupils and staff in Ochiltree too this year in our senior phase and ASDAN groups.

Ochiltree 2020/21

What a year!

Despite all the restrictions and changes over the past year we have managed to survive and cope tremendously well with a new way of life in Beatlie.

The children in Ochiltree adapted so well and have shown a great determination to develop and build on their skills as well as have fun in all the different activities new and old.

The Ochiltree team has had lots to deal with and we came together and enjoyed supporting the children to work on their independence skills and communication. Over the year you have witnessed how impressive they have been.

We have also had lots to do with Learning for Sustainability and helping out in the community which has been vitally important in this climate. The children all helped to start and maintain a vegetable garden producing vegetables used in our recipe book and cooking the different dishes as part of our Connectng Classrooms project with schools in Africa. We have also planted lots of flowers to encourage diversification and they are beginning to bloom with the summer sun.

There are so many moments I would love to share with you but I don’t know where I would stop. Please have a look at our video which gives just a short peek into life in Ochiltree.

Myself, Anna, Gina, Jacqueline, Shonet & Catherine would like to wish you all a fantastic summer and look forward to seeing you all again soon x


Term 3 in Duntarvie

Ochiltree Term 2

It has been a term like no other in Ochiltree but we have survived and got through it together and hopefully the new year will bring about positive changes for us all.

The children have coped tremendously well over the year and have made some great progress despite all the hurdles that they have faced.  We have had a packed timetable despite the restrictions and we have been able to experience more of the outdoors and new activities throughout our day.

We have enjoyed our topic of electricity and the new class jobs that we experienced – using the hoover, microwave and lots of switching toys, tools and utensils.

We have been outside lots – going on walks, litter picks, experiencing different weathers and different environments. We are enjoying looking after the courtyard area of the school and look forward to planting and growing produce we can use in recipes as the year progresses in 2021.

We have had lots of experiences cooking, craft work and games in the classroom which has been fun for everyone getting to know each other and building relationships as they learn to take turns and share with each other. All of the children have made some great personal progress with their independence and target work as well as working on ASDAN and SQA modules which we will continue to update you on in their Learners Journals.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all again soon in 2021.


Article 28 (right to education)
Every child has the right to an education.
Primary education must be free and
different forms of secondary education
must be available to every child. Discipline
in schools must respect children’s dignity
and their rights. Richer countries must help
poorer countries achieve this.

Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s
personality, talents and abilities to the
full. It must encourage the child’s respect
for human rights, as well as respect
for their parents, their own and other
cultures, and the environment.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and
take part in a wide range of cultural and
artistic activities.


People Who Help Us/Emergency Services

There are a few classes in the school who are covering the topic of ‘people who help us’ and ’emergency services’ so we thought it would be a great idea to invite some of these fantastic people to visit the school and make it a whole school event for anyone to come and see them.

2 weeks ago we had a visit from the community police and they were fantastic! we had so much fun and interaction with Paul and Ollie who were so good with the children.


Last week we then had a visit from the local fire brigade – Blue Watch! Again they were fantastic and cannot thank Ross Duffy and the crew enough for all they did for the children and I must admit we had lots of fun too! We look forward to seeing them again in the future.

We would love it if we could get a visit from a paramedic – if you or if you know someone who is a paramedic who could give up some of their time to visit us we would love to see you. If anyone has an ambulance parked in their driveway the children would love to see that to!