World Book Day

We were treated to some wonderful homemade props and costumes to celebrate World Book Day today.

Thanks to everyone who created a prop at home – we have some very creative pupils and parents/carers in Catrine!

Kiera and Evie in P7, who organised our Dress Down Day with a Twist, had the difficult job of choosing our winners.

The winners, who won a book of their choice from our Scholastic Book Fair, were …

Eli in P2 with ‘Tales of Monsters and Dragons’ and Demi in P5/6 with ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’.

Our runners-up were Tristan in P1 with ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, Layla in P5/6 with ‘The Kids Cookbook’ and Dylan in P7 with ‘Bad Dad’.

Another brilliant day at Catrine PS. 

Mrs Govans



Scholastic Book Fayre

Scholastic Book Fayre will be delivered to the school on Thursday 5 March. Pupils will be able to view the books on Friday 6 March. From Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 March parents/carers are welcome to come to school from 8.45 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. and 2.45 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. to choose a book along with their child(ren).

As Catrine P.S. is cashless all payments must go through ParentPay.  You will see a message in the “pay for other items” section (this will automatically show £60.00 – please don’t panic this is only a maximum amount and requires to be set). Once you have chosen a book(s) a member of staff will total your order, you will then go onto your ParentPay account and pay the total amount – this will then be confirmed with Mrs McDicken and you’re good to go.

We are the first school in East Ayrshire to organise a book fayre this way so please bear with us. We will have many laughs along the way.

Mrs McDicken will be on hand for any queries you may have.

We look forward to your continued support for our Book Fayre.


Numeracy Morning

You are warmly invited to our Numeracy morning on Thursday 5th March from 9.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m. There will be a presentation in the main hall from 9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m. led by the pupils, and then you can visit the classes to view the teaching and learning of active numeracy.

I look forward to seeing you.

Mrs Govans

World Book Day – reminder

Here are a few examples of how to make your own prop for World Book Day Thursday 5 March:
  • Charlie Bucket – if you were feeling crafty you could make a golden ticket or decorate a bar of chocolate!
  • Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs – all you need is a plastic bucket filled with dinosaur toys!
  • 101 Dalmations – you could bring a soft toy and if you want to push the boat out you could do a bit of face painting!
  • Harry Potter – decorate a twig and make the perfect wand!

I look forward to seeing all your “home-made” props!

Mrs Govans


World Book Day – Thursday 5th March

Primary 7 is asking pupils to contribute £1 (through ParentPay) to come to school on Thursday 5th March for a Dress Down Day with a TWIST! Children should come dressed down in casual clothes and bring with them their favourite book/prop from the book e.g., Harry Potter readers could bring in a wand, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory fans could bring in a golden ticket and Rainbow Fish readers could create a sparkly rainbow fish! The best “homemade” props will be awarded a prize. There will be 2 prize winners, who can choose a book from the Book Fayre.

Funds raised will go towards Primary 7’s leavers hoodies.

Primary 7 pupils will be providing some examples of “homemade” props to the whole school at Fun Time Friday and Monday’s assembly. We look forward to seeing some “really creative props” on Thursday.

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

School Photographs

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P6 Euroquiz Challenge

P6 pupils – Lucy, Neve, Madison and Daryl – represented Catrine PS at the EAC Euroquiz Challenge, which was held at Whatriggs PS in Kilmarnock. The pupils answered a wide variety of questions over four rounds, and did very well. Although we didn’t win, the pupils participated confidently and enthusiastically, answering some very difficult questions.




Access to Car Park

Please note that due to EAC Health & Safety Guidelines there is no access to Catrine Primary School car park. For safety purposes, please ensure all entry and exiting from the school is through the school gates.

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