Catrine Parent Council have been discussing the school dress code. At the meeting it was agreed to promote all children wearing our school uniform.
Here is some guidance regarding school uniform :
Light blue polo shirt (preferably with school badge if not wearing a school sweat shirt)
Maroon school sweat shirt/cardigan
White shirt and school tie
Maroon/grey/black jumpers or cardigans
Light blue checked summer dress
School shoes (we agreed that black trainer shoes are acceptable however trainers in other colours are only suitable for gym)
Parents agreed that the best time to promote this would be at the beginning of a school session so as parents did not feel they needed to go out straight away to purchase anything new. The parent council would like any comments below.
YIPWorld will be in the Catrine Games Hall area throughout the summer starting on Wednesday 5th July at 18.30. They will be doing detached street work where they will provide activities in areas around Catrine where young people hang out.
Primary 7 have been working hard to practise their leavers songs in class over the past week. All pupils are looking forward to performing them at their leavers assembly, which will follow our prize giving service tomorrow at 10am.
It’s shaping up to be a great (and emotional) performance!
In the ECC, Primary 1 and Primary 2 we are continuing to work on the development of our talking and listening skills using Word Aware and Big Talk. We have prepared a small pack of homework for the Summer holidays related to things you may be doing or discussing at home. We ask that you discuss and take a few short notes on the words and topics we have provided at some point during the Summer holiday just to keep up the good work you have been doing throughout the session. We are beginning to see the impact this has had and are continuing to work with Speech and Language Therapy in order to measure this formally.
We would like you to discuss the following broad general topics during the holiday in addition to the sheets provided:
Earlier in the week our new Head teacher was appointed. Judith Govans is Depute Head teacher at Hurlford Primary however this session she has been working in the Auchinleck community supporting Drongan Primary. Mrs Govans attended Catrine primary as a pupil and is passionate about continuing our improvement journey. We would all like to congratulate her in her new role and look forward to her starting in the new session.
Erin and Cadence from Primary 5/6 have organised a dress-down day on Thursday 29 June for all children in the school. Erin and Cadence think this is a good idea as a treat to start the holidays! Please all take part.
This morning P3/4 visited the Community Garden and we were lucky enough to taste some of the produce they have grew. We started our morning with a sensory walk around the garden. Then we had great fun testing out our taste buds by having a blind food challenge. The children were so adventurous and tried lots of new and exciting foods.
This afternoon our Heritage Committee spent a lovely afternoon finding out about how life in Catrine has changed. The children asked lots of interesting questions about school life, houses, shops and even outside toilets! We enjoyed delicious baking, teas and juice while chatting together. Thank you to Heather and all the staff at the Cevic Centre for being fabulous hosts. And a special thanks to all our guests, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Wow, what a fantastic day! The whole school took part in Save the Children’s Den Building Day to raise money for the charity. The children, and adults, had great fun creating imaginative dens using lots of different materials. We couldn’t have wished for better weather too! We finished our activities by having a picnic lunch in our newly built shelters. Thank you to everyone who came along and helped us make it a day to remember!
We have managed to purchase a set of 6 Cobuild Dictionaries for use in our classes with the money raised from our Easter Extravaganza. These are an essential part of our Word Aware Programme. Mrs Campbell (Literacy Champion) would like to thank you for your support, which has enabled the school to purchase this resource. The Authority have also provided us with another Primary and Early Years teacher’s book for use throughout the school.