On Friday the 29th of September, the Hermitage Primary Football team were invited to take part in the annual Adrencaple Active Schools Cup. Competing against 5 other schools in very poor weather conditions the team were fantastic! They scored 23 goals in total across all of their games and only conceded a single goal.
Last term Primary 6 in Cardross were thinking a lot about how they could help the local community and town during Harvest time. Everyday they collected tins and packets of food from the whole school for the Food Bank in Helensburgh, they were overwhelmed by everyone’s kind generosity.Primary 6 were also the hosts for the Senior Citizen Harvest tea and this year we decided to create ‘ Super Soup’ parcels for them to take home and enjoy.
Pupils at Cardross Primary had great fun on our recent Green Day whilst learning important survival skills, starting with an assembly for Save The Children Den Day. Mrs Adirangga shared with us her experience of an Earthquake and Tsunami when living in an area known as the Ring of Fire and how she helped a community build emergency shelters.
Primary 5 recently applied to the Royal Horticultural Society to take part in a very special experiment. British astronaut Tim Peake sent down a bag of seeds from outer space in April and asked the boys and girls to grow the seeds to see if being in an area of zero gravity affected the way that the seeds grow! After many weeks of watering, measuring and following Tim’s journey, Mr Henry sent the collected data to be entered into the ‘Rocket Science Database’, with some very interesting results! There certainly could be life on Mars in the very near future!
On the 16th May 2016, Colgrain football team along with 9 other teams in the Helensburgh and Lomond area, came together to fight it out for the Christian Aid, Martha Murdoch memorial trophy. After some exciting matches in the preliminary rounds they came out top in their section, subsequently going onto win their semi-final to reach the final against Cardross Primary. After a tightly fought game, Colgrain was victorious winning 2-0. Man of the tournament was also awarded to Ryan Grant who scored a magnificent goal for Colgrain. The picture shows the team captain, Luke Godwin lifting the cup.
Pupils from Argyll and Bute’s Cardross Primary School had a ‘magical’ start to their week when they had a visit from Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show.
The innovative show uses magic tricks to highlight key road safety themes including safe places to cross, the importance of wearing bright clothing and keeping away from parked cars.
The Kodu Twilight Session with Gary Clark that was planned for Tuesday 10th will be postponed until next session. This is to allow teachers in the HALCO area that are interested in coding and computer science to attend the Introduction to Computing Science workshops instead. This is a really exciting opportunity provided by Education Scotland and we urge anyone interested in coding to attend.
The remaining sessions will continue as planned:
Tuesday 3rd May – Socrative & Nearpod
Tuesday 17th May – Tickle App with Sphero
There are still places available so if you are interested in attending please email us to book a place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardross Primary School RTC are providing free Twilight CPD Sessions for all teachers and educational staff. All sessions are free and will give practical examples, help and advice on how to use each app in the classroom. Sessions will run from 4pm until 5.30pm. iPads and refreshments will be provided. A link to download course materials will be provided the week before each course, to all registered participants. Places will be limited dependent on course content. Continue reading App Specific Twilight Sessions
This morning the WHOLE School headed off together to see Snow White at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow. What a performance! We sang, we shouted, we danced, we laughed, we clapped! Beautiful costumes and scenery.
On a cold and wet Saturday morning , 16 keen and enthusiastic Primary 6 and 7 children from Cardross Primary took part in the annual Garscue Harriers Cross Country Race in Maryhill Park.
Despite the rain and mud there was a great turnout from parents and siblings to cheer the children on.
On Thursday 8th October P6 Pupils from Cardross Primary organised a super Harvest Tea for the senior citizens in the local area. They were able to pack 27 bags of food to be given at the tea and still had stacks of food left over for Ian Kerr to come and collect for Helensburgh Food Bank.
On Thursday the 4th of June we had our Oscar Night at the Roslea Hall Hotel in Rhu. This was to celebrate the success of our Homunculi Movies which we made in our class with the help of our teacher Miss Travers. We worked with the psychologists Dr Greig and Amy to find out more about what to do if you are worried about something. Homunculi are tiny people inside your head who help you to function, solve problems and help you with your worries.
The courts were funded by a successful community covenant bid and have been named after naval ships, boats and colleges that are significant to our armed forces pupils.
Cardross Primary recently welcomed Chrissie Lamont from Education Scotland. Chrissie was impressed with our technology work at the Scottish Learning Festival and is looking forward to working with us on some exciting GLOW projects.
Pupils from P6 & P7 at Cardross Primary were invited to attend a CSI session at The University of Glasgow hosted by STEM Ambassador Dr Nicola Craise. The pupils were asked to solve the case by DNA profiles, blood, urine and hair sampling. It was a fantastic day! Continue reading Cardross Primary CSI Science Masterclass!
Cardross Infants presented ‘Baubles’ to their friends, families and some of the oldest and youngest members of the community. P3 narrated, P2 formed the school band and P1 were cast in the principal roles!