Names announced for new Wick primary schools

Photo of Newton Park Primary announcement
Caithness Civic Leader, Councillor Gail Ross, (right), along with her son Max and from left, Leanne Baijal, wife of chairman of South School Parent Council, Professor Iain Baikie Chairman Pulteneytown Academy Parent Council, and head teachers Lilian Wark and Pat Bowers.

The names for two new primary schools being built under Highland Council’s modern school buildings programme were announced today in Wick by Caithness Civic Leader, Councillor Gail Ross.

Newton Park Primary School – is the new name for the new Highland Council primary school on the Wick joint campus, replacing Pulteneytown and South primary schools.

Noss Primary School was also announced today as the name of the new North of the River Primary School in Wick which will replace North and Hillhead Primary Schools.

Pupils, teachers, support staff and parents from South School and Pulteneytown Academy Primary joined Caithness Civic Leader, Councillor Gail Ross as she declared the name of Newton Park Primary School.

Around 80 primary 1 - 7 pupils walked from South School along the recommended route to the site of the new school at the rear of Pulteneytown Academy Primary to join the 254 Academy primary and nursery pupils to hear Councillor Ross declare the new school name. The school name was voted as the most popular choice in a ballot held from 30 May to 6 June. Ballot papers were counted on 9 June.

At the new joint campus site Councillor Ross said: “I am delighted to announce the results of the ballot and the new school name as Newton Park Primary School.

Councillor Ross today also declared the name of the new school north of the River Wick she said: “I am also pleased to announce the name of the new school which will combine North and Hillhead Primaries as Noss Primary School.

She said: “With shared identities for our two new schools we can now look forward to seeing the plans for our modern education in Wick become reality.”


16 Jun 2014
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