P1 Enrolment

Enrolment of pupils due to start school in August this year will take place in school on Monday 14th of January and Tuesday the 15th of January. All enrolments take place in your catchment school, no matter which school you wish your child to go to. That means that only baptized Catholic children from the St. Andrew’s catchment area should actually enroll in our school next week. Anyone from outside our catchment wishing to send their child to St. Andrew’s will need to make a placement request by doing so at their own catchment school. If any of this is unclear you can contact our school office for clarification.

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish everyone in our school community happiness in the year ahead.

P4 Christmas Fun

  • The P4 children wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported their Cosy Christmas Classroom, we raised the fantastic amount of £125.11 !!

The children have researched different charities, and decided by a majority vote which charities should benefit, namely SCIAF Real Gifts, where they purchased a pig, an emergency water supply and warm blankets for people in need, and a donation of £50 will also Continue reading ‘P4 Christmas Fun’

P7 Ice Bowl and Christmas Treat

Primary 7 say a big thank you to Dumfries Ice Bowl and the Parent Council today for a fantastic treat.  We had a fabulous hour of ice skating, some people learned to skate for the first time and Maya and George treated us to a great display showing us their figure skating competition routines to Disney music and to Spanish music.  It was absolutely fantastic, well done all. P7 were such a credit to St Andrews brilliant behaviour, big smiles and all so helpful and encouraging to one another on the ice. Back in class we watched Home Alone and enjoyed our choice of treats with the money we got from the Parent Council for Christmas. The chocolate ice cream and the sweet chilli Sensations were very popular.

P7 at Carlingwark

Primary 7 were split into two groups last week to spend 2 days each at Carlingwark.  While they were there the instructors took them up Screel hill, orienteering and mountain biking in Dalbeattie Forest.  The children all worked well in their teams, supporting and encouraging one another.  They learned many new skills and faced some challenges – particularly the weather! At night we had teddy bear competitions, dinner out, drama games as well as some crazier activities involving jelly babies and flour!  The children were all a real pleasure to be with and had brilliant manners and listening skills with the instructors.  Well done everyone! It certainly was an action packed week and I’ve really enjoyed reading your recounts on the experience in writing this week.  It sounds like you all had a great time and took so much from it.

P4 Cosy Christmas Classroom


“It’s  beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

The P4 classroom was transformed today as the children entertained their families with some beautiful singing, and a memorable presentation of the nativity story.

Next, in scenes reminiscent of a Christmas market (or the Boxing Day sales !), Malteser and Hot Chocolate Reindeer Cones, Truffles, Christmas Cards, Reindeer Food, Sweetie Raffle, Knitted Friends and Nativity Stories flew off the shelves, as the children confidently bought and sold their wares, calculating change from £1, £2, £5 and £10.

The ‘selfie with our elfie’ proved a popular choice, with Mr V joining in the fun too!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to support the children, we will calculate our profit and let you know as soon as possible!

St Andrew’s Day Fun

On Friday 30th November we had a very busy day in St Andrew’s RC Primary  celebrating St Andrew’s Day.  This is a very special day for us as St Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland, Our Parish and Our School.

Our celebrations started before the school bell rang with our talented past pupil, Lauren Kerr from St Joseph’s College, piping us in to school.

Once we were all in and settled we started the day with a St Andrew’s Day Assembly. We then split into groups and had the chance to do different activities including; baking, woodland fun, arts and crafts and football.

In the afternoon we had an extra surprise when we were lucky enough to have the amazing Magic Monty visit us and do a special Magic Show for us all.

It really was a fantastic day and a great way of celebrating Our Patron Saint’s Day.

Primary School Christmas Musical

 

hello we are the publicity crew our names are Alister, Jokubas, Argyle, Marley and Jack.

We will be updating you on what’s happening with the Primary School Christmas Musical, which will be performed on the 18th and 19th of December in our school hall at 6.30pm. All of Primary 6 and Primary 7 will be taking part in the show even if its backstage. The show will be about some school pupils that do not want to do  a Christmas musical and drive the teachers mad. there will be a raffle on the night, and lots of songs. The pupils will be acting as some of the teachers and children (not children from the actual school, however the teachers will be from the school!).Hope you come to our amazing show and bye from the publicity crew. here are some pictures of us rehearsing.

Primary 1 Sharing of Learning

Today Primary 1 welcomed their grown ups in to share some of their learning.  As this is Book Week Scotland the children decided to share some of the work they had been doing on the books in their free book bag.

First the children sang a French song about the colours then it was the grown ups turn to do some work too.  They had a go at three different activities:

  •   creating bats for the book ‘I am bat’ by Morag Hood
  • using go animate on the computer to create a film for the book ‘One Button Benny’ by Alan Windram and
  • experimenting with floating/sinking for the book ‘Eric Makes a Splash’ by Emily MacKenzie

Finally we thanked them all for coming and each child got their book bag to take home!

Primary 6 visit to Crochmore Farm

Primary 6 visited Crochmore Farm near Crocketford this morning as part of their topic about the journey of food which had been organised through Fiona Jamieson from RHET. I will post more photos next week but thought the class would like you to know that during our visit, a cow was giving birth and the calf arrived shortly after we had left. Angus Kerr, the farmer, asked the children to name the new calf and they chose Andrew. Here are the photos Angus sent us this afternoon.

 

 




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