Sports Day

We were so lucky that the sun shone for our Sports Day last week!  What a fantastic morning.  Well done to all the children (and adults!) who took part.  Once again our pupils impressed us with their sportsmanship, encouragement and determination.  Well done everyone!

 

Blair Drummond Trip

All children should arrive at the school tomorrow (Thursday 13th June) for 8.30 a.m. as the bus to Blair Drummond will leave the school at 8.45 a.m. prompt. The children should arrive back at school at approximately 5.00 p.m. However, a message will be sent 30 minutes before arrival time. If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you.

Heart Start with Mrs Watt

Last week P3/4 were shown how to help in an emergency.  Mrs Watt came into class to talk to us about DR ABC, how to help if we found someone unconscious.  She also showed us how to perform CPR.  The kids loved it and we all learned a lot. Thank you Mrs Watt!

 

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Primary 7 STEAM Transition Day

Yesterday eleven Primary 7 pupils attended the STEAM Transition Day at Dumfries House which was organised by Auchinleck Academy. The pupils  had the opportunity to experience five STEAM  workshops throughout the day: Science, Technical, Computing, Maths and Art. The day was a great chance for the pupils to meet and make friends with pupils from other primary schools, to get to know teachers from the academy, to  learn lots and have fun too!

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Blair Drummond Trip – information

We’re all looking forward to a great trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park on Thursday 13th June.

  • We’re asking all pupils to be at school by 8.30am on Thursday morning so that we can get registered and toileted quickly, aiming for all three buses to leave by 8.45am
  • No mobile phones please
  • Pupils don’t need to bring any money – we will not be visiting the gift shop
  • Pupils should wear their Catrine PS school uniform polo shirt and jumper please, and then shorts/leggings/trackies and comfy shoes
  • Pupils should bring a light jacket in case of rain, sun lotion/cream should be applied at home
  • Pupils should bring a packed lunch (or order from ParentPay) in a disposable bag, so that when they’ve finished their lunch everything can go in the bin and they don’t have to carry a lunch bag around
  • When the buses return to school, all pupils will go straight back into their class and, once everyone has returned, we will ring the school bell and pupils will exit the school via their usual exit.  The safety of your children is our utmost priority so we appreciate that whilst this might take a wee while it ensures that we know that every child is leaving the school safely.

We have 2 extra adult spaces for the trip. If you are able to be a parent helper (although, please note that you will not be placed with your own child’s class) please complete below:

 

Sports Day – update

Sports Day is scheduled for Thursday 6th June (weather permitting). Please note that a message will be sent at approximately 9.15 a.m. on Thursday 6th confirming if Sports will go ahead. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thank you.

Primary Engineer Inspirer – Award

George Burns, our STEM Advisor, volunteers at Catrine Primary School on a weekly basis. George has had a successful career as an electrical engineer and now has great pleasure passing on his expertise! George has just been awarded “Primary Engineer Inspirer” at the “Scottish Engineering Leaders Awards”. This award recognises an individual who has excelled in their personal support to primary school pupils taking part in the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award.

 

Congratulations George – Well done!!!

 

Budding Engineers

A huge well done to Keir and Abbie who have been shortlisted in a National STEM Engineering Competition.  The creative pair had their designs selected from an incredible 17,500 entries to be picked for an exhibition at Strathclyde University.

Only 524 entries from across Scottish Primaries were shortlisted for the prestigious event.  Abbie wowed the judges with her CoolWave invention whilst Keir impressed them with his Sign Language Robot.

Both design will be on display this Friday and Saturday at a Public Exhibition at the University of Strathclyde 9am until 4pm each day.

Well done Abbie and Keir.

School Clothing Grants and free school meals

Please note that if you have difficultly accessing the new guidelines or completing the online forms, please contact the school office who will be happy to help you.

Mrs McDicken

P3/4 Pirates

Today George was in our class for his last visit this session to help us finish our pirate STEM crafts. We were making pirate eye-patches and pirate hats. We have had great fun over the last few weeks making pirate treasure chest, weapons, flags and pirate ships.

Look at our fearsome pirate faces…

By P3/4