Welcome Class of 2015 P7C

P7C are delighted to be back at Harrysmuir and they are really pleased that they are at the top of the school.

This week they have taken part in a wide range of activities such as zentangle art , manifestos and people bingo  but they have definitely enjoyed buddying the new P1’s the most.

This year P7C are really looking forward to achieving their  targets  and being good role models to the rest of the school.They are also looking forward to going to Belmont camp with the children that are going to high school with them.

Overall P7C are looking forward to the challenges that await them and are hoping for a great school year


Welcome back

A very warm welcome to our new Primary 1 pupils and parents and welcome back to our P2-7 pupils. We hope you have all had good holidays and are raring to go for a new school year.

The beginning of the school year is a great time: it’s a chance for a fresh start. You can make the year into anything you want to.

At Harrysmuir Primary School we aim to provide an environment where our pupils  will develop the knowledge and skills to become responsible citizens, successful learners, confident individuals and effective contributors. High expectations will be expected from all within the school community and we will encourage our pupils to reach for the stars. After all, Harrysmuir is where the magic happens :)


Our new Eco Greenhouse

A huge well done to Mr Lund, Mrs Coutts and the Eco Club who have worked in partnership with New Caledonia Woodlands to build a fantastic Eco Greenhouse in the school grounds.

Over the past few months the Eco Group have been encouraging the whole school community to save all their plastic bottles for this project. All their plans finally came to completion yesterday with a day of hard work (in the pouring rain!). The finished Greenhouse will be a fantastic addition to our school grounds and I am sure the Eco Club are looking forward to making plans for what they would like to grow. Watch this space for more news on the Greenhouse in the new term.



Papay celebrate with a barbecue!

Well done to Papay who are our winning house this year. The children across the school have received points throughout the year for good behaviour, homework, lining up nicely outside, having Fairtrade snacks or for being caught as confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens or effective contributors. Papay received the most points throughout the year and chose to celebrate their win with a barbecue.

Megan McConnachie (House Captain) and Kristen Lawley (Vice Captain) enjoyed an afternoon of fun with the rest of Papay. A variety of activities were on offer including giant lego, board games, playground games, football and rounders.  The children also enjoyed burgers, hot dogs and juice.


Achievement Certificates

This year we have been celebrating achievement in school and out of school linked to the SHANARRI indicators. This helps pupils to reflect on their achievements and involves parents in the process. Each SHANARRI indicator (Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible & Included) is represented by a different coloured jigsaw piece and these are displayed on our ‘You Fit Right In’ wall in the gym hall for everyone to celebrate.  We will continue to celebrate our successes next session :)






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June 2015


Dear Parent/Carer

I can’t believe we are at the end of another session.  Thank you for your continued support.  It has been great seeing many Parents and Carers supporting events throughout the session.

A special thank you to our P.S.A. who as well Continue reading ‘NEWSLETTER – JUNE 15′

P3 Roots of Empathy

This year P3D have been involved in the Roots of Empathy programme. The aim of the programme is to develop children’s social and emotional knowledge. Every 3 weeks, Mrs McLachlan and baby Lex have visited the class. A trained Roots of Empathy Instructor has taught the children to observe Lex’s development and to label his feelings. The children have then identified and reflected on their own feelings and the feelings of others.

The class have thoroughly enjoyed the programme and have learned a great deal about the development of a baby and the importance of nurture. They especially enjoyed singing songs to Lex, feeding him new foods and playing with him.

On Friday 12th June, Dylan and Jorja went to Deans Community High School with Mrs MacKenzie and Mrs Bracewell to celebrate the end of their programme. They met all the other children and babies that had been involved and got chance to have one last play with baby Lex. They will miss seeing him and would like to thank Mrs McLachlan and Lex for sharing so much with them.



Primary 2 visit local restaurant in Ladywell

As part of our topic ‘the Restaurant’, P2 visited Oscar’s Bar and Grill a local restaurant in Ladywell.  We went along to find out how a restaurant was run and we made pizza! As well as making the most delicious pizza we also met the restaurant mascot ‘Oscar’. We would like to thank the staff of Oscars who were very helpful and who answered lots of our questions! It was a fun visit and we learned lots.

Moving On

Primary 7’s were visiting Inveralmond for their transition days this week. Most came back feeling excited about their move onto high school, some nervous. They enjoyed Maths challenges, working with Bunsen burners in science and creating keyrings in CDT.

Blog Notifications


Wouldn’t it be great if you could be notified any time a new post is made to the Harrysmuir Blog?  Well, now you can! :-)

The Harrysmuir Blog has a brand new Twitter feed that will send you an alert, straight to your phone, any time a new post is made. To set this up:

  1. Access Twitter, search for and choose to follow Harrysmuir Primary. (You will have to create a Twitter account if you don’t already have one .)
  2. Click on the ‘settings‘ icon and ‘turn on notifications.’
  3. You will then be given instructions on how to get instant updates sent to your phone.

For further instructions please select one of the links below:

How to get push notifications on a i-phone
How to get push notifications on an android phone

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