Calside Courier

Calside Primary School, Dumfries

Dates for your Diary

Usually we would advise parents/carers of the diary dates for the whole session in August. However, under the current guidance, we will only be able to advise of diary dates a term at a time.

At present, we are unable to hold whole-school assemblies. Dates for Showcase and topic assemblies will be later in the year if and when these are allowed to occur.


Learning Updates have been sent out- if you have not received this, please contact the schooloffice


P3, P4 and P5 present “Santa’s On Strike”: this will be released in twice-weekly episodes via Teams, and then the whole DVD will be available to order.


Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd December
Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th December
Tuesday 15th December and Thursday 17th December

Thurs 3rd: Individual and Family Photographs

Weds 9th: Christmas dinner; festive hats provided by the Parent Council

Fri 11th: Christmas Movie afternoon; refreshments provided by the Parent Council

Mon 14th: last date for Christmas cards in order that they can all be sanitised

Mon 14th: P3 and P4 Christmas parties

Tues 15th: P5 Christmas parties

Weds 16th: P1 and P2 Christmas parties

Thurs 17th: P6 and P7 Christmas parties

Fri 18th: Inter-house Christmas quiz (slightly different arrangements to usual due to safety guidance)

Fri 18th: end of Term 2, winter holiday starts

January 2021

Tues 5th: INSET day- staff training, school closed to children

Weds 6th: Pupils return



Mon 15th, Tues 16th and Weds 17th: February holidays

Thurs 18th and Fri 19th: INSET days- staff training, school closed to children


Learner conferences will be held: dates and arrangements to follow, in line with the Health and Safety guidance at the time.

Fri 26th: end of Term 3, spring holiday starts


Mon 12th: return to school, start of Term 4

Weds 26th to Fri 28th: P7 residential to Rock UK


Mon 3rd: May bank holiday, school closed

Thurs 6th: P7 Ainslie Irvine tournament

Fri 14th: first date for Sports Day (weather dependent, and subject to safety guidance at the time)

Weds 19th: P7 parental drop-in session for P7 portfolios between 1.30 and 3

Fri 21st: reserve date for Sports Day (weather dependent, and subject to safety guidance at the time)


Fri 11th: reports due out

Mon 21st: P7 leavers’ ceremony 6 p.m.

Weds 23rd: P7 leavers’ trip

Fri 25th: end of year presentations 9.30 a.m.

Fri 25th: end of term, summer holiday starts

Dates for P7 transition to high schools will be announced nearer the time. Once these are known, dates for Nursery and P1 transition will be decided.

August 2021

Weds 18th: INSET day- staff training, school closed to children

Thurs 19th: children return to school


Term dates are set by Dumfries and Galloway Council and can be found here:











Term and Holiday Dates

These are set by Dumfries & Galloway Council. Copies for the dates agreed can be found on the Council website here.

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