E.C.C. Staff

We are very sorry to announce that Mrs Gillian Richmond has moved to Loanhead E.C.C.  She has worked in our Centre for many years and will be missed by staff and children.

Mrs Shelbey Carter has moved to Gargieston E.C.C. and although only with us a short period of time will also be missed by all in the Centre.  Mrs Liz Bell will work with Mrs Garratt and the Ladybird group.

School Finishing Times – tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday 1st April 2021 the school will close for the Easter Holidays.  Please see below details of finishing times on this day –

Bus children will leave school at   2.00pm
Primary 4 – Primary 7 will finish at 2.20pm
Primary 1 – Primary 3 will finish at 2.30pm

Please make a note of the earlier finish for all classes and ensure arrangements are in place for your child/children.

On behalf of Mrs Murray, Mrs Hastings, Mrs McKillop and all the staff, we wish you and all the children a Happy Easter.  We look forward to seeing the children back on Monday 19th April.

Thank you.

Food Parcel/Gift Card

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Easter holiday food parcel and giftcard

Between Wednesday 7 and Friday 9 April, EAC will be delivering a food parcel and £50 East Ayrshire Gift Card to every child that receives a free school meal or an Early Years Spring Hardship Payment.

We will attempt to make one delivery between 09:30 and 14:00 and if there is no reply your gift card will be posted through your letterbox.

Our delivery schedule is:
Wednesday 7 April – Kilmarnock
Thursday 8 April – Cumnock and Auchinleck
Friday 9 April – Doon, Galston and Darvel
Allergy boxes will be delivered on Thursday 8 April.

Families who receive the Spring Hardship Payment can find further information online

During the Easter Holidays further support is available and Community Larders will be open. More details can be found online

Easter Food Box

Food boxes and gift cards will be delivered to school pupils who are in receipt of income-based free school meal entitlement, and to Early Years children who are eligible for the Spring Hardship Payment.

To ensure you receive your child’s Easter Food Box and Gift Card delivery, please notify the School Meals Catering team if you have recently moved address catering.support@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

Further information regarding the Easter Food Box and Gift Card will be available on the Council’s website next week.

Easter Fun Day


On Wednesday 31st March we will be holding our Easter fun day.  Miss McGhee has organised lots of fun activities for the school.

There is no cost for any of the activities.

It will be a dress down day.

P1-3 Activities

Easter Egg Hunt, Design an Easter Egg, Pin the Tail on the Bunny, Raffle

P4-7 Activities

Easter Egg Orienteering, Design an Easter Egg, Pin the Tail on the Bunny, Raffle

Uniform Swop Shop

We are delighted to announce that there are a selection of uniforms available for collection from the school (handed in from the swop shop).  These are labelled with the suitable ages.

The clothes will be available in the foyer (if wet) or outdoors (if dry) on Thursday 25th March and Friday 26th March between 10 and 2.   Please come along and take what you require but remember to maintain social distancing.

Dyslexia Friendly Schools

During lockdown our P4-P7 classes were asked to design a logo that could be used on our displays and posters in school to help us become a more inclusive school  (a Dyslexia Friendly School).

Olivia in P4 was chosen as the winner by Mrs McKillop, Mrs Hastings and Miss McGhee.  This logo will be used throughout the school and on all DFS documentation from now on.  Well Done Olivia!


‘Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

It’s a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.

Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected.

It’s estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.’

quote from the NHS website

Our judges found it very difficult to choose and these were chosen as runner ups.

Taylor P4

Declan P5

East Ayrshire Council Site

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