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HMI Inspection

Dear parents

HM Inspectors from Education Scotland will be visiting us to conduct an inspection during the week commencing 22nd April 2019.  You can find out more about inspection, from the Inspection and review documentation pages of Education Scotland’s website.

As part of the inspection, Inspectors gather the views of stakeholders via an online survey which is available from the Newmilns Primary Blog.

I would like to encourage you to complete the survey.  Inspectors will also be meeting with groups of parents during the inspection so to be part of that discussion you should complete the survey with additional links provided to indicate your interest in taking part.

You should complete the survey by Thursday 28th March 2019 for one child or for each of your children in attendance at Newmilns Primary School.  Please note this inspection is in relation to the school only. The ECC is not involved at this time.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SCHOOL PARENTS IS NOW CLOSED AND THEREFORE THE LINK HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED.

THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE QUESTIONNAIRE REMAINS OPEN. PLEASE SEE THE ECC POST FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

 

copy of the letter issued today:

HMI Inspection

 

NHS – sickness guidance

All children were issued with letters today providing guidance from the NHS on gastrointestinal symptoms (sickness, diarrhoea and sometimes stomach pain etc).

The current NHS advice is:

Careful hand washing before eating or preparing food and after being at the toilet is very important to limit the risk of spread. In addition, any person, teacher or pupil, who has symptoms should stay off school or go home. They should not return to the school until they have had no symptoms for a period of 48 hours.

A copy of the letter is attached below:

nhs letter newmilns

 

Comic Relief

Thanks to all who Raised in Red today and helped us to raise £89.66 for Comic Relief. A big well done to the Rights Respecting Team for their hard work in organising this event.

 

 

Global Citizenship Coffee Afternoon

Well done to the Global Citizenship Team who worked hard to run a very successful Coffee Afternoon. The event was a great success and very busy! Thank you to all who came along and helped to support this event which managed to raise £164.33 to buy a water supply for a community in need.

Also a big Thank You to all the members of staff, especially Mrs Cochrane who helped it all to run smoothly on the day.

 

Dark Skies- British Science Week

British Science Week has gotten off to a great start here at Newmilns Primary School. Over the past 2 days we have had the Dark Skies Observatory visit with their mobile planetarium. This was all made possible through a successful funding application to the Edina Trust. As it was very dark inside it was quite difficult to get pictures to share with you all but here is a small selection of Primary 4 lying down to enjoy the show.

 

British Science Week-Dark Skies

Next week is British Science Week and we have been lucky enough to secure funding through the Edina Trust to have the Dark Skies Observatory visit with their mobile planeterium. Over their two day visit all children will have the opportunity to participate in this unique experience.

As this year is also the 50th anniversary of the moon landings I’m sure you will agree this is a great way to recognise this and celebrate!