BBC Children in Need

Primary 7 is raising money for BBC Children in Need and Cash for Kids. On Friday 15th November children are invited to wear bright or spotty clothes and have “crazy hair”. A £1.00 donation can be paid through ParentPay. The raised funds will be halved between Children in Need and Cash for Kids.

Please click on the poster below:


Thank you for your continued support.

Talking & Listening Assessment – Individual Presentations

Please click on the link below to view full details:

talking and listening feedback

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

No Screen Day

Spending too much time on phones, computers, tablets and gaming devices can affect children and young people’s language and communication skills, sleep, and general health. In turn, this can affect their education and general well-being. Please click on the link below for further information.

No Screen Day information

Catrine Primary School No Screen Day 20 November 2019.

Outing to Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

The whole school will be visiting the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock to see “Cinderella” on Tuesday 17 December. A contribution of £10.00 can be paid through ParentPay. Payment to be made by Friday 13 December.

Your child will be issued with a permission form shortly.

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

Christmas Lunch

The date for this year’s Christmas Lunch is Wednesday 11 December. This can be ordered on ParentPay. However, please do not order yet as the menu is not yet confirmed. I will notify you as soon as I have confirmation.
Thank you.

Poppy Appeal

Our P7 pupils, in association with Mr W Garven and Poppy Scotland, will be collecting donations for poppies from Monday 4th November.

Poppies will be on sale to pupils each morning from 4th to 8th November.

All donations will be collected in a Poppy Scotland collection tin, and we will receive a certificate from Poppy Scotland highlighting the amount of money that is raised within Catrine PS.

Thank you for your support.

Literacy Open Morning

All parents/carers are warmly invited to the school on Thursday 31 October for our Literacy Open Morning from 9.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

All parents/carers should meet in the main hall where Mrs Schendel will give a short presentation on Literacy, GLOW and e-portfolios. You will then be able to walk around the school and visit your child’s class during their Literacy Lesson.

We look forward to seeing you.

Mrs Govans

Primary 3 – 7 Halloween Activities/Party

Primary 3 – 7 will be having a Halloween activity afternoon on Thursday 31 October between 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. within their classrooms. All children can bring their costumes to school and change independently during lunch time.

Talking Homework Criteria

Below is the checklist for the Talking Homework Project given out to all children. You can see what is expected of your child at each level. Feel free to use this when helping your child prepare their talk.


A Warm Catrine PS Welcome

It was lovely to see our pupils returning to school this morning, looking so smart in their uniforms and full of stories about what they’ve been up to over the holidays.

We’re delighted to welcome two new members of staff to Catrine PS – Mr Craig Speirs is a Classroom Assistant who will be working predominantly with our upper school pupils, and Miss Jill Andrews is a BA4 student from UWS who will be teaching alongside Mrs McKenna in P7 for the next four weeks.

Communication with home/school

In a bid to reduce paper use, instead of sending home newsletters we will be communicating with you digitally – through our school APP, on GLOW and by ParentPay email.

On our GLOW blog you will find regular updates about what we’ve been learning about in school, and it’s also where photos of school events, newsletters and activities, will be shared.

Our school APP is full of useful information about upcoming dates and events.

We encourage you to regularly check our GLOW site and school APP to ensure you are up to date with what’s happening – as we’re a very busy little school ………………….

If you need help accessing any of these services, please contact the school office.

Ordering of school lunches

Please ensure your child’s lunch is ordered on ParentPay by 6.00 p.m. tonight to enable Auchinleck Academy to supply the correct order.

If you require any assistance in ordering your child’s lunch, please contact the school office.

Thank you.


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


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

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!