P6 Pass-on Beach Cleaning Skills to P3 (Mar 2018)

Date: 18th May 2018, Categories: Class of 2012, Eco Committee, Eco Week, News Team

P6 have found an interest in beach cleaning and decided to adopt the West Bay in Helensburgh. Last term, Primary Six went out and collected a whopping 360kg of waste from the West Bay and enjoyed it so much that they decided to adopt the beach. “It seems very exiting because we’re doing something for […]

Super Silver Success as Hermitage Receive RRS Award

Date: 17th May 2018, Categories: News Team, Rights Respecting School

On Tuesday 24th April the school had a very important visitor from UNICEF. His name was Gerry McMurtrie. He came to see if our school was worthy of the UNICEF RRSA silver award. The C.O.R.E. committee toured Gerry and his trainee Elenor around the school and showed them all of the displays. Gerry and Elenor liked the […]

Exciting Eco Week in P6 (Mar 2018)

Date: 27th Apr 2018, Categories: Class of 2012, Eco Committee, Eco Week, News Team

P6 have been working hard in Eco Week. They have had a waste free day and have been recording the growth of their cherry blossoms. On the first day of Eco Week, P6 planned a waste free lunch. They decided to separate the waste by packed lunch and money lunch at each stage. They estimated the […]

Members of Parliament Visit P6 (Feb 2018)

Date: 27th Apr 2018, Categories: Class of 2012, Rights Respecting School

As you may know, as part of our RRS and Democracy topic work, Primary 6 have been suggesting ideas to members of the Scottish and Westminster parliaments on how to make Helensburgh more accessible for people who are disabled. On the 24th November, Brendan O’Hara MP for Argyll & Bute, came to visit us and to tell us all […]

World Book Day 2018 (March 2018)

On Thursday 15TH March P1-P3 took part in a range of exciting World Book Day activities. Books from the READ, WRITE, COUNT bags were the focus for P2 and P3 whilst P1 focused on Julia Donaldson books. A range of themed activities were planned around these. Pupils also brought in their favourite book and shared […]

Pupil Council Talent Show (Mar 2018)

Date: 19th Mar 2018, Categories: Pupil Council

Well done to all of those who participated in the Pupil Council’s Talent Show on Friday 16th March to raise money for WWF.  Please keep returning to our website to find out how much was raised on the day.  

School Garden Day (Nov 2017)

Date: 16th Nov 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, News

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers who assisted on our School Garden Day, which was held on Sunday 5th November. Green-fingered parents, grandparents and children all came to together to weed out, dig and tidy up our beautiful school grounds.  Unusually, the sun shone down upon our volunteers for […]

P6: Adopt and Clean West Bay Beach

Date: 28th Oct 2017, Categories: Class of 2012, Eco Committee, Rights Respecting School

Primary Six recently joined forces with the GRAB Trust and parent helpers to take their Eco learning outside of school. Following a workshop from Ben from the GRAB Trust on the dangers of marine litter, Primary Six undertook some community work by cleaning over 100m of Helensburgh’s West Bay. Armed with litter pickers, gloves and […]

C.O.R.E. Committee Update (Oct 2017)

Date: 25th Oct 2017, Categories: Pupil Groups

To celebrate Scottish Heritage Day on the 6th of October the C.O.R.E. committee focused on Article 31 – children have the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of artistic and cultural activities.  To encourage children to engage with this right and to celebrate Scottish Heritage Day the C.O.R.E. committee organised […]

School Garden Produce Sale (Sep 2017)

Date: 4th Oct 2017, Categories: Eco Committee

Wednesday 27th September saw our school hold its first ever Garden Produce Sale organised by the Eco Committee.  At the sale parents had the opportunity to purchase a range of produce including organic, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, herbs and flowers at very reasonable prices.  The event raised over £50, which will help sustain our garden […]