December Newsletter

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Dear Parent /Carer

Only one full week before the Christmas holidays begin!  School will close at 12 Noon on Tuesday 22nd December 2015 for ALL children.

 However before that we have Christmas lunch and also all the school parties to look forward to!  This week Primary 1A, B & C have visits planned to the Museum of Childhood, Primary 4A&B visit Stirling Castle and Primary 5B complete their swimming programme at Gracemount Leisure Centre.  We do rely on Parent/Carer/family adult support on all these occasions so a huge Thank you to our constant reliable team of Mum and Dad and Grandparent supporters who have volunteered their time this session so far.

When we look back on this term we can see all the wonderful things that have taken place in the school – Our Pirate Theme Reading and Craft week-fantastic islands and maps, Cinderella –P5,6 &7 dance interpretation of the story, Primary 1 Nativity, our Awards for Fresh Start and Learning Journals, Nursery Parent Craft Group and their fantastic Fair! Primary 5 Enterprise, Stars of the Week and Term, FAST Programme, Violin Concert, Running Club-(P1/2 Wednesdays and Fridays P5-7) Breakfast Club, all the after school activities offered-the Pupil-Staff-Parent Football and Basketball tournaments-the new programme covering January to June will be offered when we get back next term. If you are interested in helping then there is a Parent Teacher Group who meet regularly to plan events in and around the school who would welcome you to their meetings.  Please let us know if you are interested.


We have a VIP visit on Thursday from Angela Constance the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Learning. She is visiting to discuss our FAST programme as well as the many other innovations we have received recognition for – Learning Journals, iPad club, Fresh Start and Better Movers, Better Thinkers. We are identified as a school of excellence in these areas. Well done to our staff for their continued commitment and hard work.


Your child should have a note in his/her homework diary about parties.

Tuesday 15 – Primary 3

Wednesday 16th – Primary P2

Thursday 17th – Primary 1

Friday 18th – Nursery

Monday 21st – Primary 4/5/6 and 7


Christmas Lunch will be served in the dining hall on Tuesday (not P4B) and Wednesday (P4B).  The menu is:


Lentil Soup

Turkey/Quorn turkey, Yorkshire pudding

Roast potato and vegetables


Ice cream / jelly/shortbread biscuit

Fruit is always available


The menu for the remainder of that week will follow that published on the school website.


The Pupil Parliament held a raffle this week to contribute to the Teacher Parent Council Raffle and Primary 1-ticket sales for their Nativity and the winners were:


Lewis Moran in P5A

Brogan Leslie in P4A


The pupils raised £41 and this will be handed over to the Primary 1 staff to purchase new Nativity Costumes for future plays.


Stars of this term were announced on Friday 11th December at assemblies so by now all those children and their parents will be here to celebrate their achievements with us on Friday 18th.

This will be our last whole school assembly for this year…How time flies!  These are important times when the whole school does come together to share and celebrate everyone’s achievements.


We hope that everyone has a restful and happy holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back on Thursday 7th of January at 8.45am.

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