Category Archives: Latest News

Active Schools – Summer holiday camps/activities

Dear Parent/Carer,

A number of local clubs are running activities and camps during the school summer holidays.  Please see our website for information on what sports/activities are on offer:

Active Midlothian – Summer holiday activities!

We will continually update this as we get information from clubs so please check back for updates.

For latest updates on what’s on please also follow us on social media:
Twitter – @Active_Mid
Facebook – Midlothian Active Schools

Many thanks,
The Active Schools Team

P7 Transition – Family Information Session 3

Nearly 180 families managed to join Lasswade High School for session 2 of their family information sessions. LHS are pleased that so many found the session useful. The presentation has been posted on the school website for those who could not make it to session 2. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with them if you have any queries or questions.

Session 3 is taking place on Thursday 3rd June 6.00pm – 6.45pm
The Zoom details for session 3 of the programme are:

Meeting ID: 979 6397 2156
Passcode: 850442

For more information on this read the letter from Mrs Brown, the Depute Head Teacher at Lasswade High School, here or download your own copy.

P7 Transition 2021 Family Information Session 3

Duck Race!

The virtual duck race organised by the Parent Council has taken place! Over £500 has been raised and funds are still coming in! We will update you with the final total soon! 😊

Programme for Parents – More than Words

Our Speech and Language Therapists have developed a programme for parents called ‘More than Words’ to help children with social communication difficulties. The programme involves weekly sessions for parents to learn and develop strategies to support their children’s social communication skills. It would be particularly helpful for parents of children with diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), possible ASD and children who struggle with friendships or social skills, such as turn taking.

The next ‘More than Words’ programme is planned for the summer term 2021. If you would be interested in taking part call the Speech and Language team on 0131 454 9544.

Remote Learning Feedback – Students and Parents

As challenging as the last few weeks were, Hawthornden would like to hear from families and students to learn something about your experiences! Your voice is important to us and it can help us improve how we teach and support everyone, remotely or in person!

Linked below you will find 2 forms, both are to collect your thoughts and feedback: one for students and one for parents.

As a reward for taking the time to tell us your thoughts, everyone who completes a form will be entered into a prize draw – you can win extra break time for your whole class! The more students from your class fill in the survey, the higher are your chances to win! Parents can win a voucher by completing the form.

P4-7 students can complete the form independently if they wish to. For P1-3 students should complete the form together with an adult or older sibling.

Click on the links below or copy and paste the links into the browser. When your child does the survey please ask them to sign into Glow and Google Classroom.




Thank you in advance for your help!