Parents/Carers of P7 Pupils

In order for Grange Academy to share information with you, please ensure you have the ‘School App for Parents’ downloaded.

Once you open the app, click the top right hand icon, then click ‘Add School’ and search for ‘Grange Academy’. They have asked that this is done by Thursday 27th January.

Thank you and if you have any problems please contact the school office.

Rights Respecting Schools Raffle

Last week, for P4-7,  there was a Rights Respecting Schools raffle. This was a great opportunity to revisit and revise all the Articles of the UNCRC that we have looked at since last March when we returned to school from lockdown. Everyone took up to a maximum of 3 pieces of paper and wrote their name, the number of an Article of the UNCRC they could remember and a description of what that article was about. In each class, these papers were put into a tub and, on Friday afternoon,  winners from each class were drawn from all the entries. The winners were:-                                                                                     P4A – Rose Slater, Rachel Gray                                                                                   P4B – Poppy Jupp, Isla Clarke (photo above)                                             P4C – Amy Elder, Grace Boyce                                                                                   P5A – Finlay McPhail, Bobby Cowan                                                                     P5B – Callie Parker, Lauren Rankin                                                                           P6A – Emma Wright, Luke Roxburgh                                                                      P6B – Ellie McLatchie, Anaya Rana, Pip Newlands                                          P7A – Elliot Ferrie, Harvey Dow, Nina Bednarek                                             P7B – Phoebe Dunlop, Lucy Cowley

The winners received prizes of stationery. As part of their prize, most of the winners received a sharpener in the shape of a globe of the world. This is to remind us all that we are all Global Citizens and that the Rights contained in the UNCRC are for all children in the world. It is also a reminder of how lucky we are since, in some poorer countries of the world, it can be difficult for children to have all their Rights.

Here you can also see 3 of our Pledge Trees with Articles we have looked at all around. There are 4 Pledge trees in the school corridor, one for each House – red, blue, green and yellow. Each year group within the school put their thumbprint on the trees in a different shade of their House colour. All teaching and non-teaching staff have added their thumbprint too to show that we have ALL signed up to the Rights within the UNCRC – the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.                                                                A huge thank you to Mrs. Wallace, our of our parents, who sketched out the shape of the trees for us.                                                         The UNCRC is posted below which you can discuss with your parents at home.

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Rugby Opportunity for P4-7

Gordy Reid Rugby Leaflet

Parents/Carers,

Our H&WB group are reviewing our ‘Respect for All Statement’ for addressing bullying which was created in 2020. We would appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to give us some feedback using the Form below. Please submit your thoughts by Wednesday 2nd February.

Anti-Bullying Form

Thank you!

Athletics – Kilmarnock Harriers

Well done to some Gargieston pupils who were selected to compete for the Harriers in the Scottish Athletics Indoor League event last weekend.

Robbie Work (P6A) competed in the 200m, Megan Haggarty and Eilidh Mitchell (both P6B) also took part – Megan in the 600m and 60m sprint, and Eilidh in the long jump and 60m sprint. Finally, Sam Lennox (also 6B) ran in the 60m sprint.

Congratulations to all four of them on their selection – we’re proud of all your achievements!

Burns Day – Lunch Special

Tuesday 25th January

*Burns Lunchtime Special*

Haggis,  Neeps & Tatties

JRSO Road Safety

JRSO

We believe that road safety is a very important thing in our community. The safety of your child is our number one priority! We have been a bit worried recently about children coming to school when it’s darker.   When they wear a dark jacket cars cannot see them and this is very dangerous.  Here is a picture which very clearly shows this danger.  So we encourage that you give your child a brighter jacket, a torch, a reflector for their bag or jacket.   Be Seen, Be Safe!

On Monday we are going to launch a competition where the children will have the chance to design a colourful high vis vest  if they wish, the closing date will be Friday 28th January.  The winner from each class will win a JRSO goodie bag!

 

Happy designing!

The P7 JRSOs

 

New National Entitlement Card – Application Links

New National Entitlement Card

Following previous information posted regarding the New National Entitlement Card to support the Free Bus Travel Scheme.

Please see below for Links to Application Forms

Application Link for 5-10 Year Olds

NEC Application FORM 1

Application Link for 11-15 Year Olds

NEC Application FORM 2

 

New National Entitlement Cards

Scottish Government Free Bus Travel Scheme
Please see attached document on information on the New National Entitlement Cards to support Free Bus Travel for 5 to 12 year olds.
Link to Application Forms will follow

Message from the Parent Council

I have just been sent details of an online event from our East Ayrshire NPFS rep John, which may be of interest to you.  National Parent Form of Scotland are working in partnership with Education Scotland and Common Sense to run this event on supporting your child or young person to safely set up devices. The event is for all parents/carers in Scotland.

 

The session is being held on Thursday evening and you can register via the link below:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-your-child-or-young-person-to-safely-set-up-devices-tickets-230304676487

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