Sponsored Silence

To help raise money for school funds, all pupils will be completing a Sponsored Silence on Wednesday 9th October.

P1, P2 and P3 pupils will aim for 30 minutes silence, with P4 to P7 pupils trying to keep quiet for 45 minutes!

The Harvest Hush-In will take place in class, between 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. The pupils will read books and complete activities related to reading. Pupils are invited to bring in their favourite book from home to read, or can choose a book from their class library.

Our School Fund is well used throughout the year – for instance, to help reduce transport costs for school trips and visits.

As we are now a cashless school, donations for the Harvest Hush-In should be made on ParentPay. When you log into your ParentPay account, you will see a Harvest Hush-In notification. On ParentPay the amount defaults to £1.00. However, please note that you are able to change this amount and contribute any amount – any donation gratefully received! Please do not send cash into the school. This means that we don’t need individual sponsor sheets. Please contact the school if you would like any more information, and thank you for your continued support.

All staff at Catrine Primary School are looking forward to a lovely, quiet morning on 9th October!

Holiday Reminder

The school will be closed on Friday 20th and Monday 23rd September. There is also an in-service day on Tuesday 24th September. The children will start back on Wednesday 25th September at 9.00 a.m.

Have a lovely holiday!

Outdoor Learning – September 2019

Outdoor Learning @ Catrine PS – September 2019

We are continuing with the Outdoor Learning which we enjoyed last year through our involvement with COACh (Curriculum Outdoor Attainment Challenge).

Please click on the link below to view all information:

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Massage in Schools Programme

Last year, we introduced Massage in Schools Programme in each class throughout the school.  Our staff are trained MIS practitioners, and we aim to continue building upon the positive start we made by ensuring Massage in Schools becomes part of our weekly Health and Wellbeing Curriculum, as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils.

For further information, please click on the links below:

Massage-school-letter

Information leafelt

Additional In-service days

Dear Parents / Carers

As you may be aware, the Scottish Government has granted 2 additional in-service days, to be held in academic year 2019-20, as part of the recent teachers’ pay award.

It has been agreed that the additional in-service days will be:

  • Tuesday 24th September 2019
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

Please note that all schools and ECCs will be closed to pupils on these dates.  Local arrangements may be adapted in ECCs to ensure the provision of stated hours.

 

P2 ‘Rainbow Pizza’

P2 had a lovely morning at The Institute making lots of delicious food. We made ‘Rainbow Pizza’ using healthy ingredients such as tomatoes, peppers, onions and broccoli! We then got to make some very tasty cookies.

Yum!

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AM Brown Institute Visits

As part of the Connecting Generations project our pupils will be visiting the Institute to take part in a variety of activities such as cooking and weaving.

Each class from P2 to P7 will make five visits throughout the year.  The visits will take place on a Friday morning.

Please check the timetable below to see what dates your child will be involved.  Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather as they will be walking to and from the Institute.  Pupils should also take a snack.

Pupils must have returned their permission form for the walks around Catrine to take part in these visits.

To view when your child is taking part in the Institute visits please click on the link below:

Institute Visit Timetable

Allergy update

For Health & Safety reasons Catrine Primary School would like to promote an awareness that children within the school have food allergies and intolerances, including severe nut allergies. Please ensure that your child does not bring any food/snacks which contain nuts into our school e.g.,

  • monkey nuts, nutella chocolate spread, or chocolate bars containing nuts

Thank you for your support in this important H&S matter. Please contact the school office if you require any further information.

School Flu Programme

Your child will receive their flu vaccine forms today issued from NHS. The date for the flu immunisations at Catrine Primary School is Friday 1 November. NHS have timescales to adhere to in relation to ordering vaccines etc. and due to limited resources they are not always able to visit a school more than once to collect forms. Therefore, all completed forms MUST be returned to the school by Wednesday 11 September.

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

Thank you.

Drop-in Sessions

We are nearly at the end of a great first week at Catrine Primary School. To give you a chance to meet your child’s new teacher and to see around their new classroom, we are having drop-in sessions on Wednesday 4 September:

8.45 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.

2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Please note this is an informal session – you will be able to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher during the Parents’ day/night in October.

We hope you are able to join us.

Mrs Govans

Facts on Flu

NHS Scotland recommends primary school children get the flu vaccine every year. It’s given as a painless nasal spray at school. The vaccine is the best way to protect your child against flu.

Please click on the link below for further information.

Flu-Facts-NHS

When confirmed dates for Catrine Primary School are received, further information will be posted.

Thank you.

Timetables

Please click on the link below to view your child’s PE and ICT timetable.

ICT-and-PE-timetables

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

Information

When your child returns to school on Monday 19th August they will be given the following information:

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Parental-Letter-Pupil-registration-in-schools-attendance-at-nursery-27-6-12

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Parents/Carers must complete and sign the forms and return them to the school office by Friday 23 August.

If you wish any further information/guidance on the forms above, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Thank you.