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Coronavirus

Please be assured that we are currently following Scottish government advice and guidance. We look forward to seeing the children at school until we are told otherwise. Please see below for current updates:

CORONAVIRUS: Please refer to the NHS Scotland website for information:
http://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19
For updates please visit: http://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19

Winter Respiratory illness – advice

Key advice for parents and carers from NHS Lothian:
In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:
• Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water
• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.
• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
• Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold
https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu
Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.

Harvest Drive – road closure

Please note that from Monday 14th January for 2-3 weeks there will be essential roadworks taking place on Harvest Drive. This will mean that Harvest Drive will remain closed during this time. We have been in touch with the bus company so that they are aware of this. If you use this route to get to school you either need to go along the A8 to the airport or look for alternative places to park and walk through to the school. Please click on the link to open the map. cec – harvest drive, newbridge – road closure – tbc 14th jan 19 (3 week…

Hour of Code

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P6/7 spent a fun-filled afternoon at Craigmount High School for an Hour of Code where they wrote their own dance algorithms for Marty the Robot using Scratch software. They also enjoyed learning how to write code using ‘Code Monkey’. The children proved that Hillwood has plenty of budding computing talent so watch this space!

Christmas Fair

Thank you to everyone who helped make Hillwood’s Christmas Fair a huge success. It was fantastic to welcome members of the community through our doors to enjoy home bakes, face painting, tombola, children’s crafts and much more. The event has already raised an incredible amount of money which will fund a trip to the panto for the whole school!

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