Week beginning 25/3/19

Stars of the Week (22/3/19)

Well done to those children who received a certificate this week!

Wider achievement questionnaire

A huge thank you to all who have completed our questionnaire below, we had a wonderful response rate and your feedback is really important to us! We will leave the form live until Tuesday, when Mrs McNulty will then look at the data gathered. If you haven’t yet done so, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire about how we celebrate and recognise Wider Achievement in New Cumnock Primary by clicking on the link below.

East Ayrshire Sumdog Competition!

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Well done to all children who logged in and played Sumdog over the past week to earn points for our school in the East Ayrshire school competition. The classes and individuals who were placed are noted below. A special mention to RH in Primary 1 who came FIRST PLACE in the whole of East Ayrshire! Well done!

12th place: Primary 6

18th place: Primary 4/5

23rd place: Primary 3

25th place: Primary 5/6

35th place: Primary 4

36th place: Primary 7

Some of our pupils also made it into the top 50 students in East Ayrshire!

26th place: AP Primary 4

30th place: CM Primary 6

38th place: MM Primary 4/5

48th place: CG Primary 6

50th place: NM Primary 6

Outdoor learning opportunity for parents

On Tuesday 26th March from 3-4pm, all parents and your children are welcome to come join and join the COACH team who will be delivering lots of fun activities outside. Please make sure you are dressed for the weather and meet us at the front door of the school at 3pm.

Parent Council – Psychic Night

On Friday 3rd May, our school Parent Council are hosting a psychic night fundraiser at New Cumnock Bowling Green at 7pm. Please see the poster below for more information and how to get your tickets.

Afterschool clubs this week:

Many afterschool clubs have now stopped for the holidays, please check below to check what is on this week.

Tuesday 3-4pm:  Cycling proficiency (Mrs Johnstone)

Wednesday 3-4.30pm: Badminton (£2) (Mr Mulgrew)

Wednesday 3-4.45pm: Yipworld afterschool club at New Cumnock Town Hall (bands must be purchased prior to this)

New class blogs

We are changing the way we are sharing our learning with you through our class blogs. We have ran out of space for sharing images with you through this main blog page, and as we want to continue to share all our successes and learning experiences with you, each class now has a link to their own blog on their class page within this site. Please see the useful guide below on how to access this.

Using the tabs along the top (if on a computer) or the drop down menu (on mobile devices) select ‘Classes & Staff’.

Select the class you wish to view.

Once on the class page, select the link to take you to their own blog.

Now you are viewing that class blog.

On this page you will see all the posts created by that class.

Head Lice

Please be sure to check your child’s hair regularly to ensure they don’t get head lice.  For advice on how to manage head lice visit:


Internet Safety

It has been brought to our attention that a dangerous online game called MOMO is targeting children on social media. It instructs children to do dangerous tasks and a disturbing character threatens them with violence if these are not done.

Please be vigilant, make sure your child’s device is set up safely and encourage them to report anything they see online that scares or worries them.


Yipworld staff will be in the main reception of our school on a Wednesday and Friday morning from approximately 8.30am-9.15am for P4 and P5 parents who wish to come along and purchase a band for your child to attend the afterschool club detailed below.

School snacks


Please can all parents and careers ensure that your child has a snack for our morning break. Due to recent health and safety procedures, we are no longer able to provide children with a snack when they haven’t brought one that day.

Alternatively, you can ensure that your ParentPay is sufficiently topped up, which will allow your child to buy a snack from our school tuck shop.

Unfortunately, this also means that we are unable to accept cake sent in to share with the class when it is a child’s birthday, as very often these items contain traces of nuts.

We thank you very much for your cooperation on this matter.

Adult Literacy Club

Starting Thursday 17th January, Mrs Bradford will be running an Adult Literacy programme, designed to help with writing, talking and listening skills, and also offering support for you to further engage with your child’s school experiences. There will be confidence building workshops, looking at interview skills and support in creating and updating CVs. Please contact the school if you would like to be a part of this great opportunity!

Speech & Language Therapy in East Ayrshire

For information and advice on supporting speech, language and communication in our young people, please see the contact details below. The helpline 07980919654 is available on Thursdays from 2-4pm.

Ayrshire College – Early Years courses

Parents/carers, please see the attached leaflets, detailing January start courses at Ayrshire College. Both programmes aim to provide the knowledge and skills to enable progression to advances training pathways.

Jan Fast Track Access to HNC Childhood Practice Level 6

Jan Fast Track Access to NC Childhood Practice level 5

Car Park

A polite reminder everyone, that our school car park is for the use of staff, visitors to the school and school transport only. This is to ensure the health and safety of our pupils and to avoid the car park becoming congested. Could you also please reinforce to your children, the importance of walking on the footpaths as they enter the school playground. Again, this is to ensure their health and safety.

We are on week 2 menu this week!

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