Halkirk School, opened in 1956, was built as a Junior Secondary School and it became a Primary School in 1967. The primary classrooms are in the schools main wing of the building.
There are 8 classrooms in this wing – one for each of the five classes, one used as a Support for Learning Base and the other is used as our television, Inter-active Smart Board room and library.
The Head Teacher’s office, Secretary’s Office, Staff Room and Janitor’s room are also situated around the main entrance hall of the school. The main entrance is unfortunately rarely used. It is an attractive entrance which may be approached by steps from Braal Road or a paved walkway along the front of the school if entering from Braal Terrace. Otherwise, entrance to the school is by any of the doors leading in from the tarmac playground area at the rear of the school.
The School has a large hall with stage. It adjoins the school kitchen and is used as a dining hall and for social functions.
There is a large, well equipped gymnasium and changing rooms. The Music Room, in the middle wing, is large, bright and airy and large enough for the whole school to gather. We use this room for School assembly and other occasions when we wish the whole school to meet together. It is also used by the younger classes for music and movement.
In the middle wing are the Art/Craft room and the Playgroup. The north wing of the school is now used by the Mother & Toddlers’ Group and 1st Halkirk Girl Guides. We also have a fully equipped kitchen here where some of the children enjoy baking.
Various organisations including Senior Citizens’ Art Class, Girl Guides and Junior Football Club make use of the school in the evenings, while there are occasional lets to the Youth Club, Field Club, Community Council and other organisations ensuring that the school fulfils its role in the community.
The school is set in a large area of open ground providing ample playing space for all pupils. There are two football pitches and other large, grassy areas. The school has recently been upgraded with a new drop off/pick up parking area, the playground and parking areas have been fully re-surfaced and the netball court re-lined.
We encourage our school “Golden Rules” which are as follows:
|Do be gentle||Do not hurt anybody|
|Do be kind and helpful||Do not hurt people’s feelings|
|Do work hard||Do not waste your or other people’s time|
|Do look after property||Do not waste or damage things|
|Do listen to people||Do not interrupt|
|Do be honest||Do not cover up the truth|