P1 Transition – June 2022

This is for parents who have a child starting at Hawthornden in Primary 1 in August 2022.

Our Primary 1 teachers for 2022/23 have created social stories for you to share with your child to help them learn about Primary 1. This includes photos of their teachers and other staff who will be there to help them, what their classroom will look like and what happens during the school day. Click here to read or download them.

P1 Transition 2022

Celebrating Pride Month at Hawthornden

🌈🫶As Pride Month starts tomorrow, the children have created badges to sell as part of our celebrations. These are the 7 winners from each stage within The Den. These will be available to purchase at a price of 50p. All money raised will go towards resources for our school.

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Social Media and Messaging – What Parents Need to Know

Police Scotland have been in school working with Primary 4 and 5 to provide input on social media and messaging services. To provide support for parents Police Scotland have shared handouts for ‘what parents need to know’.

You can find these handouts in the Digital Support and Information section of our website or click on these links:

Instagram

Snapchat

Tik Tok

Youtube

Whatsapp

This is a current issue for children at Hawthornden. Please access these resources to help you support your child/children.

Raising Attainment and Improving Pupil Achievement – We need you!

Just like we give feedback to the children about what they do well at and their next steps, we would like to get some feedback from our parents about learning and teaching at Hawthornden. This is so we can continue to work on raising attainment and improving pupil engagement.

Please take time to share your experiences and thoughts by answering the questions on this online questionnaire. Click here to start answering the questions. 

Please complete this by Monday 30th May.

Thank you in advance for your time and working with us to make Hawthornden better. Remember our motto is ‘Learning today, tomorrow, forever’.

Fostering a Midlothian Child or Young Person

Please consider fostering a Midlothian child or young person. The council is always looking for foster carers for children and young people from 0-18-years-of-age.

Come along to informal drop-in sessions between April and November to find out more about foster care options; each tailored to fit in with the needs of the children, their families and you. Whatever your circumstances, you might be surprised how you can help and offer care to children looking for a home.

The fostering team will be on hand and you can chat too to one of our foster carers about the rewards that come with fostering with Midlothian Council.

Click here to find out more about the fostering drop-in sessions.

Our new Zen Den!

We have a brand new addition to our school – the Zen Den! This is a sensory room which we were able to get after successfully bidding for funding. It is filled with a multitude of lights, a ball pit and mats. Children can access the Zen Den to help them calm and focus themselves so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others.

Free Bicycle Maintenance and Repairs – 1/4/22

The Communities, Lifelong Learning and Employability (CLLE) team are coming to Hawthornden on the afternoon of Friday 1st April 2022 to offer free bicycle maintenance and repairs to our school community. Please come along!

More information is going to be e-mailed out to parents so keep an eye on your inbox!