School Garden Day (Nov 2017)

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

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 […]

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 […]

2017 Green Flag Renewal

Date: 3rd Oct 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, News

Hermitage has been awarded its renewal of the Eco-Schools Green Flag.  This is a reflection of all the hard work that the pupils, staff, and especially the Eco Committee have invested into ensuring that sustainability continues to be at the heart of our school life. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, and the pupils and […]

P6 Announce Pupil Council Election Results (Oct 2017)

Date: 1st Oct 2017, Categories: Class of 2012, Pupil Council, Videos

Following last week’s secret ballot, Returning Officers from Primary Six took to the stage at a special assembly this afternoon to announce the Pupil Council election results.  Before declaring the results, Primary Six introduced some video highlights to explain their learning to date and how they had planned, organised and ran the election as part […]

Meet Your Pupil Council for 2017-18

Date: 1st Oct 2017, Categories: Pupil Council

Following Polling Day on the 20th September 2017, we can now introduce you to the successful candidates who will form the 2017-18 Pupil Council.  Thank you to all of our class candidates who took time to write speeches and campaign for election. It was great to see so many people put themselves forward and the high level of […]

Postcard Competition (Sep 2017)

Date: 26th Sep 2017, Categories: News, Rights Respecting School

Pupils at the school are invited to design a postcard in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition being run by C.O.R.E Committee.  Card will be provided to those students who wish to enter. The competition will run until 6th October 2017 and all entries should be handed into the class C.O.R.E Rep. Winners will be selected […]

P6: Run Pupil Council Polling Day (Sep 2017)

Date: 21st Sep 2017, Categories: Class of 2012, Pupil Council

Today, P6 successfully organised and ran Hermitage Primary’s first ever polling day. The polling station was led by entirely by P6 pupils with Returning Officers, Presiding Officers, Poll Clerks and Ballot Clerks guiding pupils from P4-P7 through the balloting system. Pollsters were also on hand to try to collect live exit data as pupils left the […]

P6: Launch Electoral Commission for Pupil Council Elections (Sep 2017)

Date: 21st Sep 2017, Categories: Class of 2012, Pupil Council

As part of their democracy topic learning, P6 have been working towards planning, organising and running Hermitage Primary’s first polling day to learn about a democratic election process and to promote and guarantee a fair election and result in the 2017 Pupil Council elections. In this pre-election stage, the pupils formed an electoral commission, chose roles […]

RRS Assembly (Jun 2017)

Date: 23rd Aug 2017, Categories: Rights Respecting School

On Friday 16th June we had our last Rights Respecting School’s assembly of the year. Mrs Jackson started off by reminding the children about all of the Articles from the UNCRC that we have focussed on this year. We have learned a lot about our rights in Hermitage Primary School! Then it was over to […]