As you know we are developing our Relationships Policy this session. This involves exploring our current practice with regards to developing positive relationships within the school community, managing behaviour and promoting our school vision and values.
A big thank you to those parents who managed to attend our focus group last week. As you know we are keen to involve the whole school community in school improvement opportunities and appreciate your time and commitment.
During Get2gether on the 24th February, we will be discussing our Right of the Fortnight:
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Please ask your child how this right is met within New Cumnock Primary School.
Well done to this weeks Stars of the Week! 🤩
Primary 1 – Aurelia K
Primary 1/2 – Milah J
Primary 2/3 – Jacobi M
Primary 3/4 – Lyle P
Primary 4 – Thomas W
Primary 5 – Mollie O
Primary 5/6 – Aaron M
Primary 6/7 – Jasmine H
Primary 7 – Keenan S
Well done everyone! Keep up the hard work! 😁
6 members of our school choir came along to the Afton Lily Burns Supper this Friday evening to entertain the locals by performing some of our favourite Scots songs and winning poetry recitals.
A huge well done to our talented youngsters! The audience were thoroughly entertained and made Mrs McNulty and your family members who came to see you extremely proud!
This week our P1-3 Community Partnership Rich Task group worked with Tammy from the NCDT to create a New Cumnock quiz for the next edition of the New Cumnock News.
We also discussed the best places in New Cumnock to deliver the next issue of the newspaper to ensure it reaches as many people as possible. Once the latest issue of the paper is printed, our group will be out delivering it locally.
Our primary 6 pupils are showing excellent responsibility taking on the role of buddies. They were asked to complete a short written response to explain “My experience of being a buddy…” and their responses totally blew Mrs Johnstone away. Every single pupil showed compassion, caring, responsibility and enthusiasm towards this very important roll. Here are some of the comments…
”She is very funny and puts a smile on my face.” (Chailyn)
”I feel responsible being a buddy.” (Euan)
”My experience of being a buddy so far has been so good and Belle always makes my day so much better.” (Kate)
”I feel very happy and am feeling more responsible for myself and looking after Leyton.” (Kieran)
” I love getting to understand them and it lets me know I can be sensible.” (Cameron)
”My buddies have bonded with me so fast.” (Brooke)
Here we are focussing on writing our thoughts about being a buddy.
Please see below for information a public meeting being held on Wednesday 26th February from 11am-1pm in the Town Hall to gather suggestions on how we can commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Knockshinnoch Disaster.
At New Cumnock we feel our core values should be implemented throughout the school effectively. We as a school encourage and celebrate equality at every given opportunity. Primary 6/7 therefore believed that we should educate all of our community about the importance of showing racism the red card.
Please watch our short campaign video as we hope you take these values on board like we are.