Ferryhill School Newsletter – February 2015
We continue to use the Blog and Groupcall as the main ways to get information to you as we feel this is the most efficient way to do this.
The blog can be viewed at www.ferryhill.aberdeen.sch.uk
Well done to all the pupils who learned a Scots poem. The primary 7 pupils had a very tricky time trying to choose the best 3 from each class to perform at our assembly. The standard was very high and it was clear the amount of hard work that had been put in. As a follow up to this some of the pupils from primary 4 to primary 7 will be put forward to represent the school at a poetry competition in March. More details to follow.
Cross Country Running
Well done to all the pupils who are taking part in Mrs Begg’s ‘Jog Scotland’ on a Monday lunchtime. It is great to see pupils giving up some of their lunch hour to take part. Mrs Begg has also held Cross Country trials and some pupils from primary 4 to primary 7 will be representing the school at a cross country competition later this session.
Every year the school is asked to support many worthy charities. We have to make the hard decision which ones to support. At the moment we are looking at how many we can commit to so that we are not asking for your support too often. This term we have decided to support ‘Archie in Africa’. More details will appear in the press and from the school soon. We are also supporting a series of events in connection with the trip Mrs Ng is taking to Rwanda during the summer break. She will be working in schools to help support the work that is done there.
World Book Day
We will be celebrating World Book Day on the 5th March. On this day pupils can come to school dressed as their favourite character from a book.
Our P4 and P7 pupils are currently enjoying free swimming lessons at the Hazlehead Pool and the RGU pool.
Students in School
We are very lucky to have some visiting students to the school from Robert Gordon University and the North East of Scotland College. They will be leading the pupils in a variety of activities in Music and P.E.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a Spree Book through the school. This raised over £400 which will go towards school funds.
Absences and Lates
If your child is absent from school please could you let the office staff know. This will save them calling you later in the day. If you know early on, a message left on the answer phone before 8.30am is fine.
We are still concerned with the number of pupils arriving late to school in the mornings. The first part of the morning is very important as this is usually when the teachers explain the work of the day. We would appreciate your support in making sure they are here for this.
School Session Dates
School Holiday dates can be viewed on the blog and also on the Aberdeen City Council website at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
The dates for the remainder of the session are below;
Mid Term Holiday – Monday 16th February 2015
In-service Day – Tuesday 17th February 2015 (School closed to pupils)
In-service Day – Wednesday 18th February 2015 (School closed to pupils)
Term ends – Thursday 2nd April 2015
Easter Holiday (Friday 3rd to Friday 17th April 2015)
Term starts – Monday 20th April 2015
In-service Day – Friday 1st May 2015 (School closed to pupils)
May day Holiday – Monday 4th May 2015
Term ends – Friday 3rd July 2015
Mr D. Wallis