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Operation safety

On Wednesday we went to operation safety. It was held at the old hospital in Dumfries. We had talks from the fire service, ambulance, police and Scottish power. We got to do loads of different activities designed to raise awareness of how to keep ourselves safe. Check out the photos below.


Amazing Day at Moat Brae

On Friday 27th of September primary 1 went to moat brae for a peter pan adventure! They were split into 3 groups and did different things. Group 1 went outside and looked for all the crocodiles, played on the pirate ship and became mermaids for the day. Group 2 went inside and played with story stones. Story stones are where you get given an animal and you decide if you want to take it to never land with you. Group 3 went and explored all the rooms. There was a theatre, nursery rhymes, chase Tinkerbelle and lots more fun things for the scavengers to do. Primary 1 had lots of fun at moat brae and would love to go back.

Terrific Transition Day

On Wednesday the 25th of September the p7’s went to a transition day at the Dumfries high school for a drama  lesson on internet safety and awareness. We played some games to build our confidence. We then planned and performed our own play.

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!

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!

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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