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 and we will be celebrating other festivals throughout the year.

Our religious observance assemblies for 2017-2018 are as follows:

  • 22nd September – Sonya, Scripture Union – Friendship
  • 6th October – Sukkhot, Jewish festival
  • 4th December – Rev Wells, Advent assembly
  • 22nd December – Christmas service
  • 2nd March – Holi, Hindu festival
  • 29th March – Rev Wells, Easter service
  • 4th May – Sonya, Scripture Union
  • 1st June – Ramadan, Islamic festival


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