School Trip – Heads of Ayr Farm Park

The whole school is heading to Heads of Ayr Farm Park on Thursday 21 June. Please note that all packed lunches (including free meals) must be ordered through ParentPay by Tuesday 19 June.

Please ensure payment has been received by Friday 15 June.

Thank you.

☀️⛺️Big Sleepover ⛺️☀️

Fantastic BigSchoolSleepOut for Catrine Primary. We went back in time Celebrating 50yrs of Catrine PS at a #BigSchoolSleepOut Games of old! Everyone had great fun & participated in skipping, marbles and hopscotch!

A huge thank you to all the parents, pupils and staff who helped to make the night a great success with lots of fun and happy memories being made.

Click on the link below to see some of the brilliant photos from the night.


Some more of Health week

P1/2 and P2/3’s fruity fun!

After reading the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’, P1/2 and P2/3 decided to be brave and try some well known fruits and also a few fruits that we didn’t know much about.  We got straight to work in our tribes and began to prepare the fruit for tasting.  We had pineapple, grapefruit, mango, tangerines, bananas, peach, passion fruit and avocado.  We now plan to gather our findings and create a graph to find out which was the most popular and least popular fruit.  We’ll keep you updated with our progress!

A visit from South Africa 🇿🇦

Last week, P1/2 and P2/3 had some very special visitors from all the way from South Africa. Aimee’s relatives were visiting Scotland and very kindly offered to visit our class. We were so excited to tell them all about our topic and the amazing things we have learned. We then had some brilliant questions and found out lots of interesting facts!

“What is the weather like in South Africa?”

“How many different types of animals have you seen?”

“Have you ever seen an elephant in real life?”

“Are there any mountains in South Africa?”

“Do you play any special games or sports?”

Mrs Watt delivered Heart start

As part of health week, Mrs Watt very kindly agreed to share some of her first aid knowledge with the Primary 6/7 class. It was very interesting and very informative. The children had a great time and found out some life long skills about being first to the scene of an accident.

New Class Structure – August 2018

All pupils are coming home this afternoon with a letter highlighting their class for session 2018/19. We are going to have a mixture of straight and composite classes. Please follow the link below for EAC guidelines on composite classes.


For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Mrs Govans

Auchinleck Academy transition days

Primary 7 children must be at school for 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday 13th + Wednesday 14th June to get the bus for Auchinleck Academy for their transition visit.

Things to remember –

  • Pupils should come to the Academy dressed in their primary school uniform.  
  • Pupils should bring a bag, a snack, a pencil and PE kit. 
  • All pupils will be offered a free meal from the school canteen on both days, however they can also bring a packed lunch if they prefer.  

If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you.

Education Scotland Visit

Our Primary school and ECC welcomed 2 visitors from Education Scotland at the beginning of the week. We received lots of positive comments, highlighting the many areas of improvements across both establishments, and helping us to focus our priorities for the coming years. They were very impressed with the positive learning attitudes of our children, and the commitment and professionalism of our staff. I look forward to sharing the Education Scotland report with you soon.

Mrs Govans

Scottish Engineering Awards

Scottish Engineering Leaders Award 2017-2018

This year we took part in the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award 2017-2018. This remarkable STEM award, managed in partnership with Scottish Engineering, the University of Strathclyde, the RAF and Weir asked children:

If you were an engineer, what would you do?

We have just received feedback from the Scottish Engineering Leaders award to say that they enjoyed this year, looking at all the exciting, amazing entries from all the schools who took part.

The Scottish Engineering Leaders Award Public Exhibition of children and pupils’ invention illustrations will be open to the public at the Barony Hall, Glasgow on Friday 8th (9.00am – 4.oopm) and Saturday 9th June 2018 (9.00am – 3.oopm).

The following student/s from Catrine Primary School have been chosen to be put on display:

Neve Rafferty Shortlisted Primary 4 & Khyla Shaw Shortlisted Primary 6

Health week day 1

Summer Dance School

The deadline for applications for this year’s Dance Summer School is Monday 18th June, please find attached the form. Forms should be returned directly to us.

Dance Summer School Apllication Pack 2018

Zara Smith (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) & Joanne Allison (Thursday & Friday)








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Farewell ….

Our Janitor, Mr Rooney, is heading to pastures new. Mr Rooney will finish at Catrine Primary School today and start his new job at Doon Academy and Dalmellington Area Centre from tomorrow.

Good Luck with your new job!!!

Hope you’re not going to be doing too much of this ………………

ParentPay – update

The cut off time for parents making meal bookings on ParentPay has now been changed from midnight the night before to 8am on the day of the booking.  Please click on the link below for further guidelines:

EAC-How-to-make-a-meal-and-event-bookings-Aug 18


Wendy Watson

Systems Manager (Catering)

Health Week Reminder

Just a quick reminder that all pupils are allowed to wear sporty clothes for the rest of the week, as per school policy-no football colours please!

Tomorrow the 6th of June the ‘CHIP’ van will be on the school grounds; some of the kids got very excited when I said this, but then retracted when I told them it was for Health checks and not a chip roll! 🙂

The chip van will be available for adults and staff alike, I will be encouraging all the staff to go and get a free check up and I hope you do the same if you can.

Remember to bring water and a healthier snack!!!

Kind regards

Mrs Cowan and the Health Committee

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Dance at Dumfries House Cumnock, fully-funded dance programme for children aged 8-11. Please click on the link below for further information. Leaflets can be obtained from the school office.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Thank you.

Summer Music Hub in Kilmarnock

Please find attached information about the Summer Music Hub in Kilmarnock. If any parent wishes a printed copy, please contact the school office on 01290 551436.

Music Hub Summer School Consent Form 2018 Final

Letter Summer School2018Finalfor Cumnock Area

Music Applic Photo Perm2018 Final

Julie Carrie

YMI Co-ordinator & School Support

Creative Minds Team