Super Summer BBQ

On Saturday at Calside Primary School P7 hosted their own Summer BBQ with the help of the teachers. We organised lots of stalls and activities for people to do. We had face painting, sweet pong, sponge throwing, beat the goalie, tombola, guess the teddies birthday, guess where the teddy went on holiday, guess how many sweeties in the jar, cake stall and QOS raffle. We all had a great day and we raised lots of money which will go towards our end of year trip. Thanks to all who donated prizes or cakes. Also a massive thanks to all the teachers, staff and parents who gave up their time to help us.

Electronic Learning Passports

The parental session to get you up and running with the electronic learning passports is this Wednesday 11th September 3.30-4.30 p.m. (after the Come & Join Us afternoon). If you cannot make the session, please find the guide below. You will need your child’s logon details from their class teacher before you start: this is for data protection.


If you have any issues or require more help, please contact your child’s class teacher.

There will also be a Drop In  Clinic on Wednesday 25th September: the class teachers will be available between 3.15 and 5 for any queries you have with regard to your child’s learning. This includes the learning passport as well as curriculum such as literacy or numeracy.

Aldi Sticker competition

This year Aldi are doing a sticker competition and we would like to win. If you are shopping at Aldi make sure you remember if you spend £30 or over you will receive a sticker. If we collect 300 stickers we could possibly win a sports kit for Calside primary. Make sure to hand in the stickers so we have a better chance of winning. Remember to spread the word to friends and family to increase our chance of winning.


We need a garage!

Our new playground equipment has all arrived and we are starting to get this out into the playground. However we have had reports of teenagers in the grounds over the weekends and in the evening so we do not want to get the new trikes and go-karts out unless they are safe.

We are looking for anyone who can help us to build a storage garage for them so we can use them! If you can help, please contact school to speak to P6 who are in charge of this zone. Fingers crossed!

New House Captains

On Wednesday we performed our speeches for house captains. Everyone was really nervous but gave great speeches. These are the winners for each of the house.

Class Newsletters

This term’s class newsletters will be within the electronic passports when they are up and running. In the meantime, they can be found on the link at the side of this page under “Newsletters”.

Health Care

A reminder of the Health Care protocols is in this week’s maildrop. Full details of the policy and protocols can be found under the Health tab at the side of this page.

Guid Nychburris Football

It’s been a busy week at Calside with teams taking part in the annual Guid Nychburris football tournament. All teams played well and worked hard. They were excellent representatives for the school showing great teamwork and sportsmanship.


Although the results didn’t go their way, the boys played really well: they never stopped running and were always encouraging each other. It was a really encouraging sign for their future football tournaments at Calside. Well done!


A massive thank you to Mark Kerr who took the boys along to the tournament, unfortunately they missed out on the semi finals on goal difference. Again these boys showed great sportsmanship, team work and desire. Well done!


The P7 boys along with two P6 boys took part in the tournament. Scott Hodgins kindly offered to take the boys along so again a massive thank you goes to him too. The boys again showed excellent teamwork, sportsmanship and desire. They won the tournament on penalties and what a great way for the P7 boys to end their time at Calside.


We had a fantastic uptake in the number of girls who wanted to take part this year and as a result we were able to enter two teams. Thanks goes to the hard work of Suzanne and Rachael who have coached the girls throughout the year. Both teams did really well with one just missing out on the semi finals. Well done girls!


On Thursday the 6th of June Calside took part in a hockey tournament at the King George Arena. We competed against teams from Cargenbridge, Caerlaverock and Brownhall. The team showed a great attitude and worked well together. One team finished 2nd and the other finished 4th. Well done to all who took part.



Guid Nychburris

The Guid Nychburris principals visited this morning, and they brought awards with them! A huge well done to Jemma Geddes who won the John McQueen trophy for the handwriting competition: the overall winner out of over 2000 entries. Mason Morrison won the Gold Medal for the P1 Handwriting, and Georgie Miller & Ben Murray were Highly Commended. Fiona Goldie-Wright was Highly Commended in the P6 category.


Eva Hope will be the Calside attendant to the Queen of the South, and Fergus Borland the Ring Bearer. We hope they have a great day on Saturday.

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