Gymnastics in P6/7

P6/7 have recently done a gymnastics block in P.E. The children have enjoyed working together to create their own balances, as well as experimenting with all the equipment. They have developed their balance, flexibility, strength and creativity skills whilst having fun too!

K-Nex Challenge

Erin and Dannii were at Auchinleck Academy today taking part in the K-NEX Challenge quarter finals . They had to work to a time limit ……they worked well under pressure and managed to complete the challenge on time and answer all Mr Gilchrist’s questions!

Both girls received a certificate and some pencils. Well done girls and also well done to Ochiltree Primary who will take part in the semi finals.

Tour of Ayrshire Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April

From East Ayrshire Council

The Tour of Ayrshire will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April. You will find everything you need to know about the event, and associated road closures, in our list of Frequently Asked Questions. This information is available from the Tour of Ayrshire website and the Council’s website –


Parents’ Information Session

Tuesday 2nd May – 6.15pm

Over the last few months we have been looking to increase parental participation and we all hope you feel very welcome in school.  We have an open door policy but in addition to this, we thought an information session on issues parents often discuss maybe useful.  We intend to hold this prior to our Parent Council Meeting on Tuesday night . All parents are very welcome and there will be the opportunity to discuss composite classes and plans for the following year.

As this is the first information session we will plan a short presentation on composite classes and future plans for the primary.  However if there is another issue or topic you would like more information on please complete the comment box below.

Parent Open Afternoon

Primary 6/7 are looking forward to welcoming family, parents and carers into class tomorrow afternoon. We will be working collaboratively to create a safari themed picture for Catrine Show. We will also be sharing our learning so far, and there will be an opportunity for you to go around the school and see all our hard work, displays and e-portfolios.

Hope to see you there!

A visit to the Voes


We went a walk around Catrine Voes on Tuesday morning and captured some lovely images of our village.





Parents Drop In

Primary 2/3 parents I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Friday 28th April at 1.30pm-3.00pm for our drop in.  We are creating Safari Pictures using any materials on A4 paper.  You are welcome to bring any additional resources from home for your child to use to create a beautiful safari image.

I hope you can all make it and join in with our art activities.

P7 Leavers Jumpers

The Primary 7 pupils have worked hard to raise money towards the purchase of their leavers jumpers.  The pupils have now agreed a colour and design, which has now been sent to the printers- very exciting!  We have some sample sizes in school and the pupils now need to choose the size of their jumpers.  Mrs Schendel will help each pupil with this. If any of the P7 parents would like to come in to help choose the size for their child please do so by Friday 28th April.

Girls Football Festival

Well done to the girls who made it to the Girls Football Festival final that took place at Ayrshire College Kilmarnock . It was a cold day but the girls enjoyed participating in the event . They also asked Scotland international ladies player Jo Love some interesting questions and received some balls for the school. Well done !!

Tempest photography – commission

Image result for photographyWe received £225.39 commission today from Tempest Photography. A huge thank you all who made this possible. The monies will be put into our school fund account. You will be notified at a later date of how the commission will be spent. 

Primary 3/4 visit to Catrine Community Hub

Primary 3/4 will visit Catrine Community Hub on Wednesday 26 April. The children will leave the school at 9.10 a.m. and return by lunch.

Please complete:

Primary 7 swimming lessons – Auchinleck Academy

Primary 7 will start their swimming lessons at Auchinleck Academy from Wednesday 3 May until Wednesday 21 June inclusive. The children will leave the school at 9.30 a.m. and return at approximately 11.10 a.m. Please complete:


Homework Club

We have been using a new resource and all children have an Active Maths log in.  Children also have a Glow username and password.  To ensure all children have access to these resources we will start a new lunchtime and after school club in the ICT suite.  The lunchtime club will begin this week on Tuesday from 12.40pm until 1.15pm.  Children will be given more information at this week’s assembly.  We would like to know which night would suit for the after school club which would run from 3pm to 4pm.  Please indicate your choice below.


Parent Drop In

We were delighted to see so many people attend parents night however we would also like to give you the opportunity to drop in on Friday 28 April between 1.45 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. During our open afternoon you will have a chance to see your child’s work, active games and new resources the school has purchased.  In the report card feedback we asked if you had looked at your child’s own blog.  Many of you hadn’t seen it and as the children have been writing their targets on here we thought this would be a good opportunity for you to add a comment.

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Enterprise – survey questionnaire

We are spending more time out and about in the village and are concerned at the amount of rubbish and litter in the woods and other areas. The Enterprise Committee are keen to work with everyone to try and improve things and have suggested we carry out a litter pick. Would you please spare a few minutes to complete this survey on this subject.


P1 visit to Catrine Early Childhood Centre

Primary 1 will be visiting Catrine Early Childhood Centre on Wednesday 26 April as part of transition/outdoor day. Please complete:

STEM in P6/7

Primary 6/7 had a visit from engineer George Burns today. Mr Burns will be working with us over the next few weeks, to help us with a science-based topic about electricity. Today we learned how important electricity is to our daily lives. He taught us about different sources of electricity, such as mains and batteries. We also found out the meaning of insulators and conductors, and discovered what types of materials were insulators and conductors. Finally, we investigated electrical circuits, and discovered how to produce electricity to light up a bulb, make sounds and power the motor to make a fan spin!


P6/7 Visit to Scotland Street Museum

Primary 6/7 visited Scotland Street Museum in Glasgow yesterday, to learn about what school was like for Victorian children. We got dressed up in Victorian clothes, and experienced a typical Victorian school day. We did mental arithmetic, geography, handwriting, spelling, poetry, singing and drill lessons, with a very strict, no nonsense school teacher! We interacted with Victorian artefacts including the belt, dunce hat and headmaster’s bell. After our lesson we discussed the similarities and differences between school life then and now. Overall, it was a very interesting and worthwhile trip where we learned new things and had fun!