P1/2 – Cevic Centre Visit Tomorrow

Primary 1/2 are visiting the Cevic Centre tomorrow morning. Please ensure that all remaining permission forms are returned in the morning or your child will have to remain in school.

Thank you.

Charity Run for Cystic Fibrosis

Some children (and parents) took part in a community charity obstacle run for Cystic Fibrosis. Over 100 people took part and raised over £10,000!!!!

Calvin: I was really sore the next day! I lost my shoes!

Chelsea: My mouth was full of dirty, yucky water!

Eilidh: I really enjoyed it but I was sore the next day ……. and still sore!

Hollie: It was really hard and I nearly fell backwards, because it was so mucky!

Sophie: It was really hard climbing up the rope, I nearly slipped!

A Little Dirty

What a FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT – Congratulations!

P1 & P2 Stranger Danger!👮🏼‍♀️🚓👮🏼

Today all of the children in Primary 1 & 2 received a talk from PC Baillie about the role of the Police and how they can help us. They got to try on some of the uniform/ equipment that a police officer may carry & use. The children even got to speak to the police officers at Cumnock Police Station on the radio.

Ellis – I learned that sniffer dogs help to find missing people by sniffing their scent.

Marley – I learned that the jacket she wears is to protect her tummy.

Orren – If you see a stranger you should shout, run to a safe place/home & always tell someone what happened.

Leighton – You handcuff bad people behind their back so they can’t punch you. 

P1/2 Autumn Walk 🌿🍃🍂🏞

This week Primary 1/2 went a wonderful walk in the sunshine, looking for signs of Autumn around Catrine. We found lots of crunchy leaves & are looking forward to sorting them by colour, shape & size. We also learned about the River Ayr & the importance of keeping safe near the river as well as staying away from the edge.

Naming of the new Secondary School and Supported Learning Centre in Cumnock

Every school within the Auchinleck and Cumnock Learning groups are being asked to give suggestions for a new name for the new Secondary School and Supported Learning Centre (SLC) – Auchinleck Academy, Cumnock Academy and Supported Learning Centre. The new Learning Campus which will be made up of Auchinleck Academy, Cumnock Academy and SLC, Barshare Primary, Barshare ECC & SLC, Greenmill Primary & ECC and Hillside ASN school. At the moment the name “Knockroon Campus” is a “working title” for the new schools – it is not the final name. Please complete form below:

All Catrine Primary School and ECC pupils and staff will be given the chance to give their suggestions for the new names. All proposals need to be in by Wednesday 1 November and a collated response will be sent by Catrine Parent Council.

Thank you.

Karen Shirkie – Chairperson Catrine Parent Council

Festive Outing – Odeon Cinema, Kilmarnock

The whole school will be going to the Odeon Cinema in Kilmarnock on Wednesday 13 December. The children will leave the school at 9.20 a.m. and return at approximately 12.30 p.m. The Film showing is “The Star” – based around the Christmas story (a small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas). The cost of the outing will be £7.00 per child which will include a snack box (which may contain traces of nuts). If you do not want your child to receive a snack box please complete the tear-off below. The transport cost will be paid from school funds. Monies should be paid by Friday 8 December.


Parking Issues – Health & Safety

It has come to our attention that some parents/carers are parking in the school car park at 3.00 p.m. and then walking into the school playground to collect their children. For Health & Safety reasons we would like to remind parents/carers that they should not park in the school car park. This is a very busy car park used by work vans, bin lorries and council employees.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Mrs Govans

Gold Sport Award Presentation


Kevin Ferguson, a representative from Sport Scotland, recently visited Catrine to present the Sports Committee with their Gold Sport Award. He awarded us with a flag and plaque to display in school, and  congratulated the staff and pupils for their hard work and commitment to sport.

Currently, only 3 schools in East Ayrshire have been awarded gold, including Catrine. Nationally, Catrine PS is 1 of 154 schools to have a Gold Sport Award, which is less than 8% of all primary schools in Scotland.

Well done again to all involved- what a fantastic achievement!

Primary 1/2 visit to Cevic Centre

Primary 1/2 will be visiting Catrine Cevic Centre on Wednesday 1 November. The children will leave the school at 9.15 a.m. and return by lunch time. Miss Burleigh will accompany the children. Permission forms have been issued today and should be completed and returned to the school by Tuesday 31 October.

Thank you.

From East Ayrshire Council

Catrine Games Hall

Catrine Community Trust are in the final stages of Community Asset Transfer for the Catrine Games Hall as part of East Ayrshire Councils Transformation Strategy. The Games Hall originally had no suitable organisation to apply for asset transfer and, as such, was declared surplus to requirements. The realisation that the games hall was going to be lost however, stirred the community into action with a group of dedicated volunteers coming forward to form a committee under the guidance of the CCT. These volunteers, through tens of thousands of pounds worth of in kind support, have continued the provisions within the Games Hall ensuring that Health and Wellbeing opportunities were not lost to the village.

Please show your support for the ongoing work being achieved by volunteers in this community by voting for them in the Aviva Community Fund below!

Voting is open! And now’s the time to share your project with friends, family and community supporters to get as many votes as possible. Here’s your project link that you’ll need to share far and wide to secure votes: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-502 Remember to spread the word by sharing your project – everyone you tell can cast 10 votes, which they can spread between different projects or just one, as they choose.
The more support your project gets, the better your chances of securing funding.

Check out the Aviva Community Fund website for hints and tips on how to best share your project.

Halloween Disco at Catrine Games Hall

Halloween Disco at Catrine Games Hall 27 October

Primary 1-3, 5.00 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.

Primary 4-7, 6.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Cost: £2.80 per child

For further information contact: tmilgrew1@gmail.com

P1/2 & P2/3 Peer Massage

Today Primary 1/2 and Primary 2/3 got to showcase all of their learning from the Massage in Schools Programme. They were able to work with one of their peers, or teach someone from home all of the massage moves that they have learned over the past few weeks.

Thanks again to all of the adults who were able to come along &  participate in today’s session.