News Archive

April 2010

As reported in the letter sent to parents on 14 April 2010, the school has undertaken a review of its Policy on the Promotion of Positive Behaviour & Discipline.  We want parents to be part of the consultation process and are encouraging you to read the policy before the end of May 2010, after which the school will adopt it - including any changes as a result of the consultation.

If you wish to read the policy, you can contact the school office to receive a 'hard copy', or click here.

And now for some more April news - with apologies for the delay...

Thanks to all our parents for their attendance at the Parent-Teacher Consultations for P1 - 6 pupils.  It is vital that the school builds partnerships with parents in order for the children to maximise their potential and time at school.  Your interest in your children's education is the foundation to its success.

Various sporting activities are very much to the fore during the summer term and many of our elder children have been busy representing the school.  The girls' netball squad came runners-up in the West Winds Tournament and the mini rugby squad took part in their regional blitz, in advance of the provincial festival at Ravenhill in May - more pictures to follow.

Our thanks and appreciation to all the children, staff and parents who support us - again, critically important partnerships!  All these events are fun, but the hard work is undertaken throughout the year, when staff expertise and enthusiasm develops the children's skills and moulds the squads together.  Well done to Miss Rodgers, Miss Savage and Mr Ferguson!

More busy pupils at this time of year are our music exam candidates.  The first group enjoyed success in their exams this month - ranging from Grade 1 debutantes to Grade 4 veterans.  We have more than 30 pupils, yes 30 pupils, entered for exams in June - so many, in fact, that the school is given the status of an 'exam centre'.  This really is a reflection of the commitment of the children, their tutors and Mrs Knaggs, our music coordinator.

April finished with two lovely events.  Firstly, Audrey, from Lepra, came to thank us all at a special assembly.  The school's total raised of £4376.07 is simply outstanding.  Audrey told us that this was the most any school had ever raised.  We are truly proud of everyone's efforts!

Our Primary 1 children are nearing the end of their first year at school, one we hope has been fun, exciting, challenging and rewarding.  They are always a pleasure to be around and their visit to Castle Espie was a great opportunity for everyone to relax and learn in a beautiful setting, just down the road...