Dear Parents/Carers

As you know there is a planned strike by Unison next week resulting in our school being closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  I will be in touch as soon as anything changes.

8th September is our school’s feast day so we plan to celebrate it on Friday 9th by attending mass at 10am and then having our yearly whole school picnic in the playground at lunch time.  Children are invited to bring their picnic blankets and cushions in for this and if you could provide them with a packed lunch.  If your child requires a school packed lunch please book this option on ParentPay.  As it is a special day we are even allowed to have some ‘unhealthy’ snacks 😊.  If you are available to help escort your child’s class to church please let the class teacher know or call the office and let’s pray for a dry day.

The following week on 14th September we have our meet the teacher night and we look forward to welcoming you into the school and hopefully you can stay on for a wee cuppa and enjoy some home baking, supporting MacMillan at the same time.

The children have been busy electing their captains and house captains this week and I want to say a big well done to all of the children who put themselves forward, they demonstrated real confidence and had prepared very well.  We say congratulations to the following candidates:

P4 Junior House Captains:

EarthCaptain – Leah Rechnio ~ Vice Captain – Cora Costola

WindCaptain – Emily Batt ~ Vice Captain – Marianne Harkness

FireCaptain – Jenny Kennedy ~ Vice Captain – Chloe Reilly-Bell

WaterCaptain – Dylan Van Rynswood ~ Vice Captain – Georgia Wraith

P7 Senior House Captains

EarthCaptain -Serge Kendrick ~ Vice Captain – Alice Gimson

WindCaptain – Oran Hill ~ Vice Captain – Louise Le Bars Puech

Fire Captain – Siyona Singh ~ Vice Captain – Kiefer Gallagher

WaterCaptain -Anna Grady ~ Vice Captain – Amber Milligan Shah

I am sure they will all do a fantastic job.

In the next week or so we will be electing our committee members too so the children will have many opportunities to demonstrate their leadership skills and represent their classmates in many issues.

Thank you to those of you who are dropping and going in the morning, I can see a difference at the gates and children can now easily get into the playground safely, please continue to do this.

A reminder again to please LABEL all belongings and it is really helpful if you put the current class too as we can then quickly get it returned to the child.  If passed down from a sibling or friend please update the label – it will save us a LOT of time – thank you in advance!

PE Times and Uniform/Kit

Children in P1-3 should wear a white t-shirt/polo shirt with black/navy shorts/leggings/joggers on their gym dayAll clothing should be plain with no branding.

Children from P4-7 will now change for gym in the changing rooms. They should wear their school uniform on gym days and bring their PE Kit with them. They may want to wear shorts under their skirt/trousers.

Please see a list of gym days for all classes below:

Class Gym Days
1a Tuesdays & Thursdays
1b Mondays & Tuesdays
1c Tuesdays & Fridays
2a Wednesdays & Fridays
2b Mondays & Thursdays
3/2 Wednesdays & Fridays
3 Wednesdays & Thursdays
3 /4 Mondays & Wednesdays
4a Tuesdays & Wednesdays
4b Tuesdays & Fridays
5a Mondays & Tuesdays
5b Wednesdays & Fridays
6a Tuesdays & Thursdays
6b Mondays & Thursdays
6c Mondays & Thursdays
7a Mondays & Wednesdays
7b Mondays & Fridays

 Tina MacDonald