Religious Observance

Although Hillwood Primary is a non-denominational school, we do observe various religious celebrations across the school year as part of our weekly assembly programme. We have welcomed Mr Wells from Ratho Parish Church and Zonya from Scripture Union to teach us about various Christian festivals and celebrations, as well as Mrs Akhtar and Ms Begum who taught us about Eid-al-Adha.

Our religious observance assemblies for 2015-16 are as follows:

  • 9th September: Scripture Untion – Respect
  • 7th October: Harvest
  • 14th October: Yom Kippur
  • 18th November: Guru Nanak Birthday
  • 2nd December: Advent
  • 9th December: Prophet’s Birthday
  • 22nd December: Christmas
  • 24th March: Easter
  • 5th  May: Scripture Union – Active
  • 12th Buddha Day


Hillwood Primary has started working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School and are proud to be taking part in the ‘1 in 5: Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh’ initiative aimed at reducing the cost of the school day. Find out more about this exciting new project by clicking here.