Easter Egg Decorating Competition

What a fantastic effort by all our pupils once again for our Easter Egg Decorating Competition. The entries were, as always, of a very high standard.

Well done to our winners:

P1  Josh Larcombe, P2 Ellis Watson, P3 Lauren Grieve, P4 Sophie Donnelly, P5 Evie Hogarth, P6 Cadence Gardiner, P7 Erin Shirkie


Goodbye to Miss Donnelly

Thank you to everyone who managed to come along to our Easter Service at the Church today.  Our readers – Carley, Paige, Cadence, Lucy, Stuart and Kyle – all read aloud beautifully, and our MCs – Josh and Erin – ensured that the service ran smoothly.

Thanks to Rev Clipston and Mr Liddell for arranging the church for our Easter Service.  It was a lovely setting on such a gorgeous Spring day.

The end of any term brings both good and bad news.  Our good news is that we’re delighted to be welcoming back Mrs Campbell after the Easter Holidays.

However, we are saying goodbye to Miss Donnelly.  She has been such an important member of the Catrine PS staff over the past few years, and has been instrumental in our school achieving the Gold Sports Scotland award.  We wish her every success in the next stage of her teaching career, and thank her for all of her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm during her time at Catrine PS.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter break, and I look forward to welcoming our pupils back to the PS and ECC on Monday 16th April.

Take care, and fingers crossed that the sun keeps shining!

Mrs Govans

P5/6 outing to Dumfries House

Primary 5/6 is taking part in the Dumfries House ‘Festival of Farming’ on Wednesday 18 April. The children will leave the school at 9.05 a.m. and return by 3.00 p.m. All children should bring a snack/water + a packed lunch. Children in receipt of free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch. However please ensure you have ordered your child’s packed lunch on ParentPay. You can also purchase a packed lunch, if required, for your child on the trip day on ParentPay. Mrs McKenna will supervise the children on their outing.

If any parent does not want their child’s photograph taken during this event, please contact the school office.

Thank you.


P1/2 outing – 27.3.18

Please note that P1/2 will be out at the Green Space tomorrow during lunch and require a packed lunch. Children who have a school meal must order a packed lunch through ParentPay. The school office has changed all orders that were on today. However, if you still require a packed lunch for tomorrow, please order by midnight.

Thank you.

Dyslexia Ambassadors Visit

Our Dyslexia Friendly School committee group contacted Auchinleck Academy recently, and asked if their SfL Ambassadors (Support for Learning)  could visit Catrine PS.

We were delighted to welcome Iona in S6, Liam in S5 and Matt in S3 to our assembly this morning.  They spoke to us about what it means to have Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, and highlighted the support that is available when pupils move onto secondary school.

They emphasised that nobody should feel embarrassed or silly if they need some support with their schoolwork. They told us their own stories about times when they have struggled with their schoolwork and how they overcame their problems.

We would like to thank the pupils and Mrs McCrorie for visiting us today.


Clothing Grant & Free School Meals

East Ayrshire Council will issue clothing grant and free school meals application forms to all parents this week for session 2018/19 via the school. Please see link below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Clothing Grants poster 201819

Fund Raising Committee – Bake Sale

We are having a Bake Sale tomorrow (Tuesday 27 March). We would be grateful for donations for baking and cakes. The Committee will be selling the cakes for 20p and upwards. We are raising money to put towards Primary 7 leaver hoodies.

Thank you for your support.


Report Cards

Your child has been issued with their report card today. Included with the report card is a response sheet that you and your child can complete together, once you have read through the report card. There is a section for you and your child to complete. Please ensure that the response sheet is returned by Tuesday 27 March.

I hope you enjoy reading about your child’s successful year at Catrine Primary School and we look forward to seeing you at Parents’ Night on Wednesday 28 March.

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

P1/2 and P2/3 Fairyland Adventure continued.

The dragon left us Three Little Pigs to look after as the wolf had blown their houses down and we used many different materials to build them a new house.  The wolf shared with us his side of the story and we discussed who we believed and why.  Ask your child about the wolf’s story and decide who you believe. 🤔


Please ensure all photograph orders are returned to the school by Wednesday 28 March to ensure Tempest have time to process them over the Easter holiday.

Our Easter Service will be at Catrine Parish Church on Thursday 29 March at 9.30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there.


Down Syndrome Awareness Day

The whole school put their best foot forward and made a great effort to raise awareness for this amazing cause.  The children watched power points about Down Syndrome and even had the chance to watch that famous video that has gone viral. The primary 6/7 class had some great discussions about fairness and equality.

School holiday options 2019/2020

Please see attached appendices indicating the options for the format of holidays for East Ayrshire schools for academic session 2019-2020.  Parents/Carers are asked which option they prefer.

School Holidays – Consultation Paper 2019-2020 (003)

Please complete:


P6 K’Nex Challenge

Tyler and Declan participated in the recent K’Nex Challenge. They had a design brief to follow, and specific engineering details that had to be included in their finished model.

They represented our school well, with their excellent manners, attitude, commitment and behaviour.

Well done boys!

Mrs Govans

P1/2 Cevic Centre Visit

P1/2 will be visiting the Cevic Centre on Friday morning. We are still waiting on quite a few permission forms being returned. Can all remaining forms please be returned by tomorrow – Thursday 22nd March.

Thank you