Christmas Sports Camp – Aberdeen Sports Village

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Dec 092016

Christmas Sports Camps at ASV

Need to keep the kids entertained during the Christmas holidays? Look no further than Sports Camps at ASV. Join us for action-packed days of sport and physical activity including athletics, aqua run, basketball, trampoline and much more! Camps take place from the 27th – 30th December and the 3rd – 6th January from 09:30 – 16:00 with early drop-off & late pick-up options available. For more information or to book, please visit


UK International Kids’ Lit Quiz – Regional Heat

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Oct 282016

On Friday 31st October the following pupils took part in the 2016 regional heat of the UK International ‘Kids’ Lit Quiz at Harlaw Academy:

Daniel, Logan, Alexane and Erin

The children did incredibly well coming first in 2 out of ten sections and 5th overall out of a total of 18 teams.  Since most of these teams were secondary schools, this is an incredible achievement for the pupils.

Well done and keep reading!

UNCRC – Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full…


Primary 6 and 7 Bridge Opportunity

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Sep 222016





The Bridge Club, 14 Rubislaw Terrace,

(opposite Harlaw Academy).

September 2016

Dear Parents,

A new session 2016-2017 begins on Wednesday 28th September at The Bridge Club, for P6 & P7 pupils who are interested in learning the game of Bridge. Sessions start after school till 4.45 pm. Mini-bridge tuition and refreshments are free.

Teams from Aberdeen Primary Schools, have consistently done well in Scottish mini-bridge Championships winning the tournament on numerous occasions.

Some of our juniors, are now representing Scotland at international events all over Europe.  This year in Latvia one of our under 25 players who began learning when in P6 won the European junior pairs gold medal.  We find our youngsters quickly learn to love the game and it has no barriers to age, race or gender.  It opens doors all over the world for those who share the same love of the game.

If your child is interested, he/she will learn many skills such as quick counting and deductive reasoning by working within a partnership to reach a set goal. Social skills improve because of the etiquette which is taught at the bridge table.  Above all, it is fun over the Winter and Spring terms.

Bill Gates of MICROSOFT is a great advocate of the game of Bridge in developing young people’s thinking skills. His partner is Warren Buffett.


“In business you need to think logically, you have to remember details of all kinds, you have to have strong mental acuity and you need EXACTLY THE SAME ATTRIBUTES TO SUCCEED IN THE GAME OF BRIDGE.”

                  ENQUIRIES –Mrs. Loraine Findlay


Loraine Findlay

Education Officer

North District of the Scottish Bridge Union

Alternative Tel. 01224 644773 (Aberdeen Bridge Club) leave a message for me.

PTA AGM Meeting

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Sep 162016

PTA AGM – Tuesday 27th September, 6.30pm-8pm, school staff room

All parents/carers are invited to come along to support the PTA, elect the office bearers for 2016/2017 & share ideas for fundraising/social events for this school year.

The PTA gets parents/carers together for social events and to raise much-needed funds for our school to buy things for all our children e.g. iPads for every classroom, books, craft supplies, First Aid training for kids, gym equipment, p1 blue bags, buses for class trips, playground equipment, etc …….

We are always looking for new ideas & extra help to organise events. A little bit of help from lots of people can do great things so please come along &/or offer your time!

If you are unable to come to the meeting but would like to help &/or have ideas, please contact our Chairperson, Angie Nicol via the the Ferryhill School Parent Forum Facebook page, 07776 292344 or

Thanks for your support of our school!


Aberdeen Play Forum – October Programme

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Sep 022016
“This year Aberdeen Play Forum is running a Summer Programme from the 10th to the 21st of October. The sessions are completely free and open to everyone. Please find the attached flyer and feel free to circulate.
Aberdeen Play Forum provides loose parts play in parks throughout Aberdeen City. Loose Parts are materials which children can move, adapt, control, change and manipulate in their play. Loose parts play offers children high levels of creativity and choice. The materials can be whatever the child wants them to be – the possibilities are endless. There are no set instructions with loose parts – children have to use their imagination, take control and lead their own play. With a little imagination they can be transformed into almost anything… Tarpaulins turn into dens, crates and tyres could be a car or a bus, pipes for water play and lots more!  The sessions are not structured, and staff allow children to take lead.  Staff will follow children’s play cues, and join in with play where necessary.”
Hannah Gibb (Aberdeen Play Forum)
Aberdeen Play Forum

Active Schools Champion of Champions Running Series

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Jun 232016

Ferryhill children have taken part in Active Schools Champion of Champions for P4 to P7 culminating in the following final events:

Ruby and Edie took part in the P5 girls event – 1600m – Edie was the overall winner for this.

Esther took part in the P4 girls event – 800m

Sam took part in the P5 boys event – 1600m

Active Schools Running



Ferryhill Multi-Cultural Day

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Jun 122016

United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child 

Article 30 – Children have the right to learn about and practice their own culture…

On Friday 10th June pupils enjoyed  coming to school dressed up in costumes from their countries.  We held a special Assembly where the Primary 3 to 5 Highland Dance class performed some of the dances they had learned over the last few months.  Pupils from every stage were able to share with the rest of the school some interesting facts about their countries.

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Responsible Citizens!

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Jun 062016

Primary 7 girls lead by Morgan have formed their own knitting club.  They are knitting clothes and blankets for the Children’s hospital.  Well done girls!


Final Total for Ferryhill Race for Life

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Jun 062016

Fiona Harvey from Cancer Research UK came in to speak to Primary 7 and collect a cheque.  Our target was to reach £1000 but our final total was an amazing £5976.42!   Well done Sports Captains!


Summer Fair

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May 302016

Well done to Angie and her team for another highly successful Summer Fair.  £4600 was raised.  A very special thank you to everyone who helped make it a success.

The school appreciate all your support and hard work throughout the year.

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