Monthly Archives: Nov 2014

27 November 2014

Welcome to my first HT blog! I will use this blog to keep Abbeyhill parents and families, as well as other visitors to our website, updated regularly with life in school. Blog posts will be collated termly to form a paper newsletter for those who would rather catch up with Abbeyhill news in a more traditional manner!

We’ve been busy as usual in Abbeyhill over the last few weeks with events such as our Open Day on 4th November, Primary 1 registration week, our swimming pool re-opening (at last!), our Learning Journal information session for Nursery families, Road Safety Week, Anti-Bullying Week and Primary 1 Bookbug gifting just yesterday to which we were delighted to welcome P1 and 2 families.

Looking forward, the festive season is about to start in earnest and over the next 3 weeks we will be busy with Christmas parties, our Nativity, the P7 ceilidh, a Festive Family Film night and various trips. Who knows, a special visitor may even drop in on his sleigh to visit some of our parties… In amongst it all we’ll be sparing a thought for those less fortunate and raising money for Children in Need on the 12th December with Christmas Jumper Day.

Check back here regularly for more updates and news from Abbeyhill!

Sally Barker, Head Teacher

Story time sessions


As part of our Book Week Scotland celebrations, the library is open every lunchtime this week for pupils who want a quiet space to read and enjoy books.  Some of our Primary 6 & 7 pupils are doing story time sessions over lunchtime for the infant children, who are clearly loving listening to the older pupils reading stories and asking questions.  We download books.

Who said teachers are always sensible?


Miss Stewart certainly got into the spirit of “Big Bright Friday” with her outfit today.  We had to put on our sunglasses in the staff room to look at her!  (Although our JRSOs did point out that although cars would definitely spot her in the dark, she might cause a bit of a distraction to drivers!)  You can always trust Miss Stewart to embrace a theme!