Christmas/Winter Jumper Day

The whole school is having a Christmas/Winter jumper day on Wednesday 11th December. Primary 6 will be “carol singing”  with the ECC in Catrine Square and it’s also our Festive lunch day.

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre last night was a great success. Our total profit raised was £762.50!! This was due to the continued support of parents/carers/family friends and the local community. Thank you!! Have a look ….

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Catrine Parent Council play a crucial part in our school life and are vital to school successes. They also raised £145.80 for their funds.

Thank you is enough

With Christmas fast approaching, we are all aware of the financial effects of the holiday season on the lives of families in our area.   Some families may feel under pressure to show their appreciation to staff in the school and ECC by buying gifts and presents.

Last year the BBC ran a feature about this with the simple message that thank you is enough. We want to share this message with you this year to reassure any parents/carers that are worried about affording a gift for a teacher/staff member in the run up to the Christmas break.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46580014

So, just a reminder that a thank you, a card, a handmade token of appreciation and the thought behind these small gestures, is more than enough for us.

Wishing you all the best this festive season,

Judith Govans
Headteacher

December Questionnaire

School Value focus – Fairness

Every month in our Home Circles at Catrine Primary School, and in the Welcome Groups at Catrine ECC, we will be focussing on one of our Catrine Values to ensure that our pupils have a solid understanding of them.

Our Values are – Ambition, Determination, Fairness, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork.

We would appreciate your views on what Fairness means to you and your family.

Responses will be collated and displayed around our school and ECC to show a shared understanding of our Catrine Values from all stakeholders – pupils, parents and staff.

Thank you.

Christmas Jumper Day

The whole school is taking part in Willowbank School’s visual Christmas card. Willowbank is an SEN school in Kilmarnock and some of their pupils use Makaton sign-language to communicate. Both Catrine P.S. and ECC are enjoying learning  the Makaton signs for several lines of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” to be included in their Christmas message. We will be filming our lines on Thursday 5 December and aim to look the part by wearing our Christmas jumpers. Once Willowbank school have completed their visual Christmas card – we will share with you!

 

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch will be served on Wednesday 11 December and is now available to order on ParentPay. Please ensure you have your child’s lunch ordered by Friday 6 December.

Thank you.

December Dates for your diary

Wednesday 4th – last football training session

Thursday 5th – Christmas Fayre in school 6.00-7.30pm

Wednesday 11th – Christmas Dinner

Thursday 12th – ECC closed for General Election

Thursday 12th – Nativity rehearsal at Church @ 9.30am

Monday 16th – Nativity Dress Rehearsal @ 9.30am – ECC visiting

Monday 16th – P1 and P2 Christmas party PM

Tuesday 17th – whole school visit to panto AM

Wednesday 18th – Christmas Service and infant Nativity at Catrine Parish Church at 9.45am

Wednesday 18th – P3/P4/P5 Christmas party PM

Thursday 19th – P6 and P7 Christmas party PM

Friday 20th – end of Term 2 @ 2.30pm

 

 

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre is on Thursday 5th December from 6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Please come along and join us for this exciting event! Please click on the link for further information:

fayre

All donations for our raffle will be gratefully received.

 

Gift

Catrine PS were delighted to be presented with an original painting of Catrine Mill, created by the members of the Art in Action Group in Catrine.  The painting depicts the Old Mill in Catrine, and was drawn by Mr William Murdoch and painted by members of the Art Group, which meets in the AM Brown Institute every Thursday from 1.00-3.00pm.

As an iconic part of Catrine’s industrial history, the painting of the Old Mill will be proudly displayed in the Primary School, and the school is very grateful for such a kind and thoughtful gesture.

 

Primary 2 Read, Write, Count

Primary 2 were issued with a “Read, Write, Count” bag today that included:

  • Two books
  • A notebook and writing pencil
  • Story cubes
  • A Rockets and Meteors game
  • A Parent/Carer guide

Unpack the bag with your child and see what’s inside. Lay out all the items and talk about them, helping your child to get excited.

Then go ahead and have  some fun!!

Head Lice – information

For information:

NHS-Scotland-Head-lice-information-for-parents

If you require any further guidelines/information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you.

November questionnaire

School Value focusDetermination

Every month in our Home Circles at Catrine Primary School, and in the Welcome Groups at Catrine ECC, we will be focussing on one of our Catrine Values to ensure that our pupils have a solid understanding of them.

Our Values are – Ambition, Determination, Fairness, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork.

We would appreciate your views on what Determination means to you and your family.

Responses will be collated and displayed around our school and ECC to show a shared understanding of our Catrine Values from all stakeholders – pupils, parents and staff.

Thank you.

Read, Write, Count

Primary 3 were issued with a “Read, Write, Count” bag today that included:

  • Two books
  • A notebook and writing pencil
  • Three multisided dice
  • Activity cards
  • A Parent/Carer guide

Unpack the bag with your child and see what’s inside. Lay out all the items and talk about them, helping your child to get excited.

Then go ahead and have  some fun!!