EAC Parental Engagement Survey

In May 2019 every parent/carer in East Ayrshire was encouraged to complete an online survey about Parental Involvement and Engagement. Thanks to everyone who completed the survey on behalf of Catrine P.S., and we are delighted to share the results with you.

We have reviewed your responses – after the October holidays look out for details about Homework Drop-In Sessions, Literacy Open Mornings and Parent/Carer Information Sessions about “what your child is learning in school”.

Take a look:


Dress Down Day – Friday 11th October

To celebrate a successful first term and to start the October holidays off, Friday 11th October is to be a Dress Down Day at Catrine PS.

Pupils and staff can wear casual comfy clothes to school – no football colours please.

There is no charge as it’s not a fundraiser – just a way to kickstart the October holidays!

I hope you all have a lovely October break, and we look forward to welcoming our pupils back to school on Tuesday 22nd October at 9.00am.

Mrs Govans


Parents’ Day/Evening

Thanks to everyone who attended Parents Afternoon/Evening yesterday – it was lovely to meet with parents/carers and highlight the progress that our pupils are making in their new classes.  We always enjoy welcoming parents/carers into our school – we operate an Open Door Policy at all times to  discuss issues or concerns.

Please click on the click below to view report on Attendance rate for Parents Afternoon/Evening


Mrs Govans


Harvest Service

to all parents, carers, family and friends who came along to our Harvest Service this morning. All donations will go to Cumnock Food bank this year who have already thanked the school. A big thank you to Rev. S. Clipston for his words of wisdom.

Sponsored Silence/Harvest Hush In

So far the school has raised £113.50 for our sponsored silence/harvest hush in. Please ensure all contributions are paid through ParentPay by Friday 11 October.
Thank you for your continued support.

Catrine PS – WWI Research Excellence


Catrine PS were presented with a Certificate of Excellence for WWI Research by Deputy Lieutenant for East Ayrshire, Richard Vernon.  The P7 class, led by Mrs McKenna and assisted by Mr Garven, were involved in a wide variety of activities in the weeks leading up to the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI in November 2018. 

Headteacher Mrs Govans nominated them for this award in recognition of their hard work and commitment, which included: organising a litter pick around Catrine War Memorial in partnership with Catrine Community Council, researching the history of all the soldiers listed on Catrine War Memorial, creating a WWI Memorial Banner which was displayed in school and in Catrine Parish Church, making remembrance crosses bearing the names of Catrine’s fallen soldiers and planting them, along with poppy seed, in the grounds of Catrine PS.

They also prepared and presented a wonderfully moving Service of Remembrance, welcoming the wider Catrine community into the school to remember the soldiers of Catrine. 

Former P7 pupils, Lucy, Chloe and Bruce – all now in S1 at Auchinleck Academy – were presented with their Certificate of Excellence alongside Mrs McKenna and Mr Garven.



Green Gym

Juliette Walsh, Senior Project Officer with East Ayrshire Schools’ Green Gym will be working with Primary 6 tomorrow. They will be making a wildflower border around the tyre area.

Please ensure your child comes to school tomorrow with outdoor clothes e.g., wellies, rain jacket etc.

This is an exciting activity to enhance the school’s outdoor space.

Harvest Service

We will celebrate our Harvest Service on Wednesday 9 October at 9.30 a.m. within the school. We look forward to seeing you. Donations of tins/biscuits/dried foods etc. will be gratefully received and then donated to a local food bank.

Thank you for your continued support.

Halloween fun at AM Brown Institute

Please click on the link below to view “Halloween Family Haunted house and disco” at AM Brown Institute, Catrine on Thursday 31st October

halloween flyer

Change to May Holiday

Please note the change to the May Day holiday in 2020 from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May. A full list of the school holidays can be found under the heading Information. You can also find the list on the school APP.
If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Active Girls Day

Active Girls Day Friday 4th October – 9.10-10.30

All girls will need PE kit in order to join in. Girls will come to gym hall in their classes.

P1 – 9:10-9:30

P2 – 9:30-9:50

P3/4 – 9:50-10:10

P4/5 – 10:10-10:30

P7 girls will manage 5 stations for Active Girls Day overseen by Miss Robb.

Stations – Just Dance, Netball Throw, Balance Beam, Bats and Balls, Skipping.


EAST – appointments

If your child is currently getting support from our EAST (East Ayrshire Support Team) teacher, Ms Thomson, she will be available on parents’ day between 3.10 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. Please contact the school office if you want to make an appointment.

Thank you.

Digital Schools Award

Miss Burleigh and Mrs Govans were delighted to be invited to Falkirk to be presented with Catrine PS’s Digital Learning Award certification.

Five ECCs, over 40 primary schools and 12 secondary schools from all over Scotland were awarded their Digital Schools accreditations and Catrine PS are proud to be included in the list of educational establishments that are including digital learning in their daily teaching environment.

Miss Burleigh and the Digital Learning Committee will now be working towards Catrine PS being presented with the CR-IS accreditation, focusing on Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety for primary school pupils.

Catrine ECC will be looking to start their journey towards Digital Learning accreditation throughout this session.