March Questionnaire – Results

Thank you to all our parents who completed the March Questionnaire. Your opinions and feeback is gratefully received. To view the results, please click on the link below:

March questionnaire 2019

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

Dance Summer School – EAC

The Creative Minds Team is running a Dance Summer School for children from Primary 4-7 at the William McIlvanney Campus, Kilmarnock from Monday 22 July – Friday 26 July. Places will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. Please follow the link below for further information. If you wish a hard copy, please contact the school office.

Dance Summer School Invitation and Permission 2019


Ordering school lunches

Please ensure you have your child’s lunch ordered for Monday 15th April to enable Auchinleck Academy to deliver the quantity required. Thank you for your continued cooperation with ordering lunches through ParentPay.

Whole School – Summer Outing

The whole school will be going to Blair Drummond Safari Park for their Summer outing on Thursday 13 June. The buses will be leaving at 8.45 a.m. and return at approximately 4.30 p.m. A contribution of £10.00 per child should be paid by Friday 7 June. 

The cost of the trip is £20.50 per child, however the school fund will contribute £10.50 per child towards the trip reducing the balance to £10.00. The trip is on ParentPay and can be paid by instalments.

If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Further information and permission forms will follow.

Parent/Carer Questionnaire – March

At Catrine PS we are constantly looking for ways to improve our school to ensure that we deliver the best possible learning and teaching experiences for our pupils.   We recognise the importance of the views and opinions of parents/carers, so each month we will post a short questionnaire on GLOW. 

It would be much appreciated if you could complete the questionnaire. All responses will be anonymous.  We will display the results of each questionnaire on GLOW so that you are kept up to date with our priorities for improvement.  Our pupils will also complete the same questionnaire in their House groups during our Home Circle time.   

Report Cards and Parents Afternoon/Evening

I hope you all enjoyed reading your child’s Report Card over the weekend, and have managed to complete the wee sheet highlighting the parts of  the report that you and your child are proud of, and the areas that need to be focused on.

It’s always great to read about the progress that has been made by all pupils throughout the year, and to receive guidance from their teachers about what they need to focus on to ensure continued success in all areas of school life.  

That is why making an appointment for our upcoming Parents Afternoon/Evening is so important – it gives you a chance to discuss your child’s progress, and their next steps, with their teacher which will help to make their transition in to their next class so much easier.

There are still appointments left so please phone the school on 01290 551436 to organise a time.

So far –

P1 – 13 out of 23 pupils have appointments

P2/3 – 10 out of 22 pupils have appointments

P3/4 – 11 out of 20 pupils have appointments

P4/5 – 13 out of 21 pupils have appointments

P6 – 10 out of 20 pupils have appointments

P7 – 8 out of 19 pupils have appointments

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday Afternoon/Evening.

Mrs Govans

Your child has been issued with their report card today. Included with the report card is a response sheet that should be completed at home together, once you have read through the report card. There is a section for both you and your child to comment on the aspects of the report that you’re pleased with and proud of, and areas which you would like to discuss further.. Please ensure that the response sheet is returned by Tuesday 26th March.

I hope you enjoy reading about your child’s successful year at Catrine Primary School and we look forward to seeing you at Parents’ Afternoon/Evening on Wednesday 27th March.

Mrs Govans

School Meals Survey – Pupils

Please find attached East Ayrshire Council – Catering Service – School Meals Survey for pupils. You can scan the code to complete the survey online or you can get a copy from the main office. If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

School Meals Survey – Pupils

Thank you.

Easter Chicks

A staggering £99.00 has been raised so far from selling “Easter Chicks”. The last day to purchase a chick  will be Thursday 28 March. Primary 7 would like to thank everyone who has already purchased one. A special thanks to Mrs Goudie for making our “chicks”.

There are still a few left to purchase. So hurry ………………

Movie Mania

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Some of the P4/5 pupils recently finished reading the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. Today they got the chance to watch the movie and compare the characters and plot to the novel.  The group were engrossed in the movie and loved the opportunity to spot the differences.  They had painted pictures in their head of the setting and main characters and they couldn’t believe how different they were!  They will watch the remainder of the movie tomorrow before they begin to work on some comparison tasks to finish off term 3.


A HUGE Thank you

What a wonderful morning at Catrine Primary School. Thanks to our team of enthusiastic and experienced volunteers – all 210 saplings are now planted! This could not have been achieved without the generous donation of their time and expertise. Every pupil and member of staff at Catrine Primary School were involved in the planting process and we look forward to our school environment blossoming over the coming months and years.

Special thank you to: Tam McKinnon, Tracy Smith, Mike Morgan, Christine Muir, Kate Bremner, Scott Grieve, Derek Templeton, Graham Sharp, Billy McKinnon, Jason Donnelly and Meg Sharp, Jordan McLean and Kaye Hannah from Auchinleck Community Development Initiative for their time and expertise.

Tree Planting – Friday 15 March

All children will be involved in planting our 210 saplings on Friday 15 March. Each class is timetabled to work alongside our volunteers throughout the morning. Pupils should come appropriately dressed e.g., casual clothes, warm jacket and wellington boots. We are looking forward to working together to create a quality outdoor learning environment for years to come.

Mrs Govans