Dolphin House Day 2

Another fulfilled day in the sun at Dolphin House. The children have enjoyed exploring and finding exciting things in the rock pools. New friendships have been made and the teachers are exhausted, but everyone is having a blast!

Catrine PS 50th Celebration

Provost Jim Todd shares some wonderful photographs taken on Wednesday 23rd May when he joined our celebrations. Please have a look ..

Health Week (Wed 6th-Fri 8th)

Health week is looking to be an exciting and fun three days. The children of the Health committee have worked hard on organising all the activities, so I look to the parents now to give as much support as you can. We have a guest speaker coming in on Wednesday the 6th of June at 3:15pm and I am calling on all parents who can attend to come along and support the Health committee and school. It won’t be for too long and should give an interesting insight into what other agencies do to support Health and Well Being in schools. There will also be a fun, family sport session on Thursday the 7th of June 3:15pm-4:15pm, so I hope to see many of you at that also.

The children should wear active/sports wear on these three days and are encouraged to bring water and a healthy snack, which they will receive extra house points for. There will also be many other people coming in to support the week and fun competitions for the pupils to take part in.

I am very lucky to be joining the P7’s at Dolphin House this week but if there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the school and I will do my best to keep in contact.

Kind regards

Mrs Cowan and the Health Committee

HM Inspectors from Education Scotland

As part of the inspection, Inspectors gather the views of stakeholders via an online survey. If your child is at our primary school, please complete this survey https://forms.education.gov.scot/s/OMOYD/. 

The deadline for this survey has been extended to Tuesday 29 May at 9.00 a.m. Please take the time to complete this important survey.

Thank you.

Thank you!

As the school closes for the long weekend, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils, staff and parents of Catrine Primary School, and the members of Catrine community, who celebrated our 50th Anniversary with us.  We had 180 visitors to our school on 23rd May, enjoying both the afternoon and evening Open School sessions.

We received so many positive comments yesterday, from former pupils, staff and parents, about how much they enjoyed getting the opportunity to revisit their old classes and to view the hundreds of school photos that have been displayed throughout the school.

The pupils all visited the different classes today to view their displays about the last five decades, and we all enjoyed a slice of Catrine Primary’s 50th birthday cake today at lunchtime!

Thank you again for your continued support, and here’s to the next 50 years of quality learning and teaching at Catrine Primary School!

Mrs Govans

Walk to School Week

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in Walk to School Week. The children certainly looked the part with their crazy hair, backwards clothing, odd socks and pyjamas! Hopefully we will all continue to develop our healthy bodies and minds as well as helping to reduce the number of cars at our school gates by walking to school whenever possible.

 

HM Inspectors from Education Scotland

Dear Parent/Carer

HM Inspectors from Education Scotland will be visiting us to conduct an inspection during the week commencing Monday 4 June 2018.  You can find out more about inspection, from the Inspection and review documentation pages of Education Scotland’s website.

As part of the inspection, Inspectors gather the views of stakeholders via an online survey. If your child is at our primary school, please complete this survey https://forms.education.gov.scot/s/OMOYD/. 

If your child is at the Early Childhood Centre, please complete this survey https://forms.education.gov.scot/s/IKUH8/

I would like to encourage you to complete the survey. Inspectors will also be meeting with groups of parents during the inspection; if you would like to be part of these discussions you should complete the survey and follow the additional links provided to indicate your interest in taking part.

It would be much appreciated if you would complete the survey by Thursday 24 May for one child or for each of your children in attendance at our school.

Mrs Govans

 

Whole school Summer Outing

The whole school will be visiting Heads of Ayr Farm Park on Thursday 21 June. The children will leave the school at 9.10 a.m. and return by 3.00 p.m. A contribution of £9.00 per child should be paid through Parentpay. If you require a barcoded letter, please contact the school office. Please note that the school has gone cashless. If you require any further information, please call the school on 01290 551436 or come into the school office.

Thank you.

Catrine PS 50th Celebration

I worked with these ladies, past and present, for 3 decades. It was great to see them look so well now retired! Mrs Watt and I have a while to go ………………………..

This is for the previous pupil, who couldn’t find herself anywhere yesterday ……. Let me know if you were in this year.

Group 4 – Transition visit

Group 4 had an excellent visit to Catrine Primary School. We even popped in to assembly to see all the crazy hair for walk to school week.

Creative Minds Team – EAC

Please find attached this year’s Dance Summer School application pack. Please note this is for children from Primary 4-7 only. All returns must be returned to East Ayrshire Council. If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01290 551436.

Thank you.

Dance Summer School Apllication Pack 2018

 

 

Mental health awareness week

As part of mental health awareness week all of the staff were encouraged to participate in some mindfulness, yoga and peer massage. Everyone that took part commented on how well they felt after it! I am very proud of them all and I’m reminded of what a great team we have here at Catrine Primary school. Well done and thanks for taking part.

Mrs Cowan