Thank you to everyone who contributed to our shoebox appeal with the Rotary Club. We’ve just handed over 55 parcels that will eventually be delivered to children in Eastern Europe. Imagine their faces when they get to open up your gift…
In recognition of our 50th anniversary we held an open doors event for people to take a trip down memory lane and share their own special memories of Scotstown School. The gym hall was turned into a gallery for people to walk round and enjoy looking at some photographs and other artefacts that we have kept and items that were loaned to us. Thanks to everyone who came in and also to everyone who helped make the day such a successful event. It was a real team effort.
A huge congratulations to Kristoffer who received an Aberdeen City Children and Young People’s Services Award at the Beach Ballroom this week. He was awarded the Learning for Sustainability award for the Eco work he contributed to these last few years at Scotstown. I’m sure Kristoffer will continue the great work up at Bridge of Don Academy. Well done young man, we’re really proud of you!
As we are celebrating our 50th birthday at Scotstown this year (1969 – 2019) we are organising a celebration of the school’s 50 years with a mini exhibition in our gym hall on the last week of this term. I would like to put out a plea for any old photographs, artefacts, old jotters! from anyone who attended Scotstown over the years.
The children from Nursery to P7 are all working on a similar topic this term entitled “Happy 50th” and will also share their work at this event.
If you can share anything that would help us celebrate this landmark occasion we would really appreciate your help with this. Please ensure you put name/contact details on any items put into school so we can return them safely.
Thank you for any help with this and please share this with anyone who has connections with Scotstown.
Depute Head Teacher
Here are some belated Sports Day photos. We had great fun at the P4-7 sports and the rain held off. Well done to everyone who took part, especially the impromptu Parents’ Tattie and Spoon Race.
Thanks to our DJs Grace, Michael and Caleb who organised a special Lunchtime Discotime dance-off for lots of groovers and movers to strut their stuff and show off some of their dance moves.
Congratulations to Isla in P7 whose design was selected as the winner of the Create to Skate competition. Isla’s design was printed on the back of her very own skateboard. Well done Isla.
A huge congratulations to our very own Mrs McLeod who received a thoroughly well deserved award from Aberdeen City Council. This was to acknowledge all the fantastic work she does within the community. She really is a superstar!
Our last full day at Newtonmore was spent hurtling down the River Spey in rafts. There were lots of bumpy rapids that we all enjoyed. We finished up with a disco that will hopefully tire everyone out even more! The girls won the Dance Off with a closely fought contest. However Mr Mundie still remains the dance off champ after his Shakin Stevensesque moves! At this very moment with the disco still in full swing…bedtime looks a long way off! The bus could be a tad quiet tomorrow. (Fingers crossed)
The children have been an absolute credit to Scotstown this week. The instructors have frequently commented on how polite and enthusiastic the group have been, even when the weather hasn’t been the best. Miss Ross and Miss Hay have been amazing at keeping smiles on faces and encouraging the whole group so a huge thank you must also go to them. We’ll see you all tomorrow. Look out for a group call with our expected arrival at school.
Brrrrr! It was a cold one in the Gorge today however the group threw themselves into every challenge today (literally, as you can see below!). Overcoming fears and rising to challenges are what makes this week so memorable and every single person achieved a goal today, whether it was scrambling up the Gorge, flying across a zip wire or taking on the monster jump! Great fun, even in the wind and rain. We’re rafting down the Spey tomorrow. I think Miss Hay’s in for a dooking!