School Information

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Whinhill Primary School and Nursery Class was established in August 2012 after the closure and amalgamation of two local primary schools. All stakeholders including pupils, parents, school staff and the wider community have been consulted on the core values which have been adopted by our school. These are Honesty, Confidence, Responsibility, Kindness and Respect. We also support the goals and values identified by Inverclyde Council which are listed at the beginning of the handbook. We celebrate the achievements of our children both in and out of school in many different ways. We have a celebrations assembly each month and children receive certificates linked to the four capacities of ‘responsible citizens’, ‘effective contributors’, ‘successful learners’ and ‘confident individuals’. We are often represented in the local press and we make good use of newsletters and will use our school website to recognise the achievements of our children.

At Whinhill we value partnerships with local schools and businesses. We have twinned with our local denominational school St Patrick’s and share opportunities for religious observance and citizenship activities. We have very strong links with our active school co-ordinator who supports our children in a wide variety of sports.

We have achieved two green eco flags and promote sustainability at all times. We are an accredited Rights Respecting School and have Fairtrade status.

This year senior citizens in the area have joined us at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service, when pupils have not only provided gifts, but have been able to listen and talk to the older generation. Gaelic pupils have enjoyed the hospitality of Merino Court in return for carol singing.

We have good links with businesses e.g. IBM and have had visits from police, fire, ambulance and many other health professionals as part of our health week. We have a strong link with the Royal Horticultural Society.

In these and other ways the school becomes identified with the community, and the community with the school.

 

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