Hamnavoe Primary School is situated on the island of Burra. The catchment area for the school is the whole of Burra. The school is non-denominational and caters for pupils of all primary stages. The school has a close relationship with the Burra Playgroup, which provides nursery education for the area, and with Scalloway School. The current roll of the school is 43.
There are two classes.
- Primary 1/3 - 24 pupils
- Primary 4/7 - 21 pupils
You can learn more about each class, and about staff and the history of the school by selecting from the menu options. Also Click on links below to read our Aims and Visions, the recent HMIe Report and our school handbook.
Our Curriculum is balanced and broad-based and includes the requirements of the National 3-18 Curriculum for Excellence Guidelines (still in implementation stage).
The guidance is structured under the headings of eight curriculum areas: Expressive Arts, Religious and Moral Education, Health and Wellbeing, Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies and Technologies.
Social Studies forms part of the curriculum throughout the school and includes a developing awareness of the potential dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, encouraging children to be confident in saying "No!” It also includes Sex Education and Citizenship.
We have individual policies for every curriculum area. These are reviewed and updated regularly.
See Quality and Standards Report on the News Page to read about all the subjects the children experience.
The pupils from the School show off another Eco-schools flag. We now have 5!
The school has achieved its fifth Eco Flag in June 2012! Click on the link Eco Schools for Eco Schools Scotland where you will find our school featured. The site has lots of features including a Pupil's Forum. As part of Eco committments we have two Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) in Primary 6. Their job is to promote road safety throughout the school. As part of their duties they will; carry out surveys on how children travel to school, display road safety material on our designated display board, deliver presentations and devise competitions.
Above Litter Project and pupils planting tatties!
Pupils and Parent volunteers weeding the garden in an after school session.
The pupils proudly showing off the home grown tatties and Primary 1s and 2s looking for tadpoles in the school pond! Concrete blocks embedded with shells decorates the pond. These were produced by the children.
Notice the lovely array of daffodils and our compost bins full to the brim with home produced compost used to grow the tatties!
The Voar-Redd-Up May 2012
Every year the whole school takes part in the Voar-Redd-Up. This means that they clear any debri that has been swept in by the sea, or simply blown in by the wind, onto the beaches. They also pick up rubbish from around the village of Hamnavoe.
Visit from Ukranian Gymnasts
In November 2011 the school had a visit from two Ex Olympic Ukranian Gymnasts - Iryna and Dariya. They gave the pupils a short gymnastic demonstration and helped pupils do a gymnastic workshop.
Hockey Event at Brae
On Wednesday 25th April 2012 our pupils from Primary 4 -7 took part in an interschool hockey event at the Brae Astro Turf. The weather was cold but dry and everyone had to keep moving to keep warm!
On Tuesday 20th March Primary 3 - 7 took part in the Music Festival at Clickamin. They performed well with the School Choir, Eunice Henderson's Fiddle Group and Jamie Deyell on his clarinet and the drumming group all picking up a Silver Award. Evie Craigie who performed a piano solo and the P5 -7 music group all gained a Gold Award. Well done everyone.