What a fantastic night we had last night at our very first Catrine Primary School Ceilidh! Thank you to all who came along and joined in with the dances or encouraged from the side lines. It was amazing to see all ages laughing and having a great time dancing to our live band and our choir did us proud and sang beautifully.
P5/6 had a lovely visit to the institute this morning. We made shortbread as part of our Scottish month theme. We were all surprised at how easy it was to make and it tasted delicious. The children all have a copy of the recipe so why not give it a try at home!
Primary 7 received a visit from regional MSP Brian Whittle last week as part of their Scottish Parliament topic. During the visit the class learned about the job of an MSP and got to ask lots of questions. Brian was very entertaining, funny and honest. The class learned a lot and found it a very interesting session.
We are really looking forward to our family Ceilidh on Thursday! The band have been rehearsing and have a great selection of dances for us including Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow, Canadian Barn dance and many more. Don’t worry if you don’t know the dances, the band will walk through all the dances for you and I’m sure the children will keep you right. We will be entertained by our P6 and P7 choir and light refreshments will be available.
If you don’t have your tickets yet, please go to ParentPay where adult tickets cost £2 and a 1p charge will secure a child ticket.
Family and friends are invited to join us on Friday 31 January at 1.45 p.m. in the school for our Scots Verse Celebrations.
The winners of our Scots Verse Recital class competitions will be announced, and you will be treated to a rendition of their poem. The whole school will be singing Scots songs, and we look forward to welcoming you to a “richt guid” celebration.
We regularly highlight our Vision, Values and Aims with our pupils in both our school and ECC through a variety of activities, and our pupils have a good understanding of what they mean and how we apply them at Catrine PS and ECC. Through monthly GLOW questionnaires, we ask parents/carers for their opinions and comments about our school and ECC, and their responses are always very much appreciated. As a staff, we annually review our Vision, Values and Aims and have collaborated to produce a poster detailing them, which will be a reference point for future discussions with our pupils, and for our priorities moving forward. Our Vision, Values and Aims poster highlight our priorities and give examples of how we put them into action in our establishments.
I’m proud to present you with our new Vision, Values and Aims poster which will be proudly displayed in both our school and ECC.
I am delighted to provide you with the latest report from Education Scotland and East Ayrshire Council for Catrine PS and ECC. It states that both establishments are now officially signed off from the inspection process. Staff at both Catrine PS and ECC are very pleased with the report, and we are proud to be sharing it with you.