Welcome back and welcome to some new staff

Welcome back for the first term of a new year!

Hopefully everyone has had a proper holiday and will come back rested and ready to learn. Donald and Michelle have done a terrific job of giving the school a deep clean and putting everything back in time for the children’s arrival.

The end of term recruitment process has also now been completed and has resulted in some changes…

  • Mrs Peace moves from 2 to 4 days a week and becomes the main teacher for the P5-7 class. Her room has already been thoroughly rearranged and she is very keen to get started.
  • Mrs Wood moves from 3 to 4 days a week and takes over as our new Support for Learning Teacher. She has also been in school for a lot of the holidays moving her new room around and making preparations for the new term. Mrs Wood will also be teaching P5-7 for one day a week, (Fridays) and spending a morning a week at Burray to cover Support for Learning there.
  • Mrs Morag Ewing starts as our new Art teacher from 20th August and has spent a considerable amount of time in school already familiarising herself with resources and equipment.
  • Mrs Ingrid Norquoy begins work as our new “Tooth Fairy” and tooth brushing will commence as soon as possible!

So, with some new staff arriving and additional time at school from some of those we already have – it should be a great year for learning at the Hope!