Dear Parent/ Carer,
Over the past few weeks:
- The Nursery was inspected by the Care Commission
on Wednesday 15th November and very positive comments were given by the
officer. The outdoor area was complimented and we now await the next
stage of planting and art work.
- Staff attended various training sessions
on the Inset days and many subjects were covered from Disability
Awareness, Behaviour Management techniques and Formative Assessment. We
also took time to reorganise Room 2 to provide a resource area and
- Megan Sutherland and William Miller P7 were the
wreath bearers at the Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on Sunday
12th November 2006.
- We had an extremely successful Book Fair and
over £400 was spent, this benefited the school £171 which will allow us
to purchase a class set of dictionaries. Thank you for your support. The
books should be delivered soon.
- Some of the children from M.A.A.S.K. featured on
GMTV last week – they made comments directed at Gordon Brown on the
subject of poverty within the country. Well done to Ashley McKenna P7,
Edward Allan P6, Kimberley Larnach P6, Alan Farquhar P6, Jonathon Kelly
P6, William Bruce P6 and Chelsey Allan P5 for their insightful points of
- We have appointed Ashley Fairweather and Blain
Mathieson as our Junior Road Safety Officers. They will attend a
training session this week and then inspire us with their ideas to keep
us all safe on the roads.
Do not use the car park to drop off or collect your child!
This area is completely out of bounds for all children.
I have noticed a number of parents/ carers doing so and this MUST NOT
The children’s health and safety is paramount at all times.
Please access the school by using the paths at either side.
Please remember the A.G.M. – this will be Wednesday 29th November at
6.30pm in staff room or Hall if our numbers increase!
Please come along and give your support to fund raising events and other
We will appoint new office bearers at this meeting and look at the
constitution of the group.
Gym shoes &
Please ensure that your child has gym shoes that fit and are in one
piece! All children have a shoe bag to store their gym shoes so please
encourage them to do so. Your child requires to bring their kit for P.E.
lessons – they must wear shorts, t-shirt and gym shoes.
For Health & Safety reasons, jewellery must not be worn for any P.E.
activities including swimming. It would be helpful if all jewellery was
removed before coming to school.
The days are certainly
chilly now, so please ensure your child wears a coat to school. The
children play outside at break time and after lunch unless it is too wet
Please continue to encourage your child to wear their school
sweatshirts/polo shirts each day as it really helps us all to strongly
identify with the school and it does look so smart. Items of clothing,
including winter coats and hats, can be ordered at any time from the
The kitchen and school staff are constantly encouraging the children to
try out new tastes and to make healthy choices. The children have
responded so well to this and are rewarded with various stickers. Please
ensure that your child orders their school lunch before the bell rings
at 9.10am. They will not be permitted to leave class to order lunch.
St Andrews’ Day
will celebrate our National Day by serving a Scottish style lunch on
Thursday 30th November 2006. The lunch will consist of:
Home made mince or Scottish butcher’s sausages served with tatties and
neeps followed by a St Andrew’s sponge cake.
Irn Bru will be served as an optional drink alongside milk and water.
We will also learn more about St Andrew during our weekly Assembly on
Friday. It would be appreciated if your children could wear something
tartan on Thursday to help us have a more Scottish feel throughout the
Dates for your diary
· Wednesday 13th December – South School Christmas Concert at 2pm and
· Thursday 14th December – Christmas Lunch. Details will follow in next
· Thursday 22nd December – School closes for Christmas holidays at
Thank you for your continued
cooperation and support.