Games @the Hub


P6/7 enjoyed a lovely sunny day at Forrester/St. Augustine’s High School for Games at the Hub where the group split into two groups for hockey and football. For the first half of the day, the children rotated around different activities to build up their skills, and then after lunch took part in a tournament.  No trophies this year but a great opportunity to keep fit and to meet children from other schools.


We did it!! As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Hillwood pupils took part in a worldwide Bumper Book Quiz in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people taking part in a book quiz. With 6,388 people, in 62 locations across the world (including Hillwood!) all quizzing at the same time, we successfully broke the record – well done!

Read all about it on the World Book Day site here.

Burns Supper

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Hillwood’s Burns Supper this week, we had a fantastic turn out with children and adults both enjoying a burl across the dancefloor. A huge congratulations to Calvin who won both the Burns Poetry Competition and the raffle! Well done also to Lucie, Warren and Morgan who were this year’s runners up.

Thank you also to our community members who helped to support the supper. The fantastic ceilidh band, Ceilidh Caleerie, delivered a brilliant performance (as usual!); haggis from Boghall Broxburn Butchers; donations from Morrison, Tesco and Sainsbury; and of course delicious potatoes supplied and prepared by Sophie’s parents. Thank you!

The Scottish theme continues today with Primary 6/7’s Community Café. Why not pop down at 10am to enjoy a bowl of lentil soup or stovies? Entry is £1 – see you there!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back and a Happy New Year!

This term promises to be a hive of activity at Hillwood as there are lots of exciting events coming up.

Monday 25th January – Burns Supper: expect haggis, neeps ‘n’ tatties, dancing to a live ceilidh band and of course the final of our poetry competition.

Friday 29th January – Scottish Community Cafe: P6/7 are already planning to cook up a treat for this month’s Community Cafe.  Come along and enjoy lentil soup or stovies, a warm drink and a chance to catch up with others in our community.

Friday 12th February – Scottish Open Day: Classes from across the school are learning about different aspects of Scotland – from growing up in Scotland then and now; to farming; to sustainability; to the Scottish Wars of Independence.  Come along to our Open Day to see how pupils have used ICT to present their learning.

Please look out for further details nearer the time!

Christmas Fun

A massive thanks to all who came to the Primary nativity performances yesterday and the Nursery show this morning.  All of the children did incredibly well and have certainly put us all in the Christmas spirit.

Next week, we have our Christmas parties so children can bring a change of clothes (and dancing shoes!) if they wish.