Thank You and Good Luck

Kathryn from Mearns Castle High School  has joined Class Harris every Tuesday afternoon.

She has been a wonderful help supporting all pupils and we will miss her very much as she goes to Dundee University to study Law

Here are some quotes from our pupils…
“ Kathryn has been very kind and has helped me with my work.” Demi
“ We will miss Kathryn on Tuesdays.” Emily
“I like when Kathryn plays tig with us.” Kieran and Daniel

Thank you Kathryn, we wish you the best of luck for the future.

Big Battery Hunt

IMS and Isobel Mair Family Centre are taking part in the Big Battery Hunt!

Pupils are asked to collect as many AAA , AA , C and D batteries for recycling as they can.

The school who collects the most batteries wins some
amazing prizes! Pupils will receive a collection box next week.

Food for Thought……

The Food for Thought Education Fund from Education Scotland gives financial support to develop Food and Health as a context for learning. The fund aims to improve practitioner confidence in providing progressive, high quality learning experiences which help to embed food education into the ethos of the establishment. It also provides an opportunity to plan and implement learning experiences which build sustainability and capacity for future development.

Mrs Goodlad worked painstakingly to put together our successful application to gain the funding required for Isobel Mair to build its’ own Mini Allotment within the school grounds.

Mr Coubrough has been working with class’ Harris and Skye to develop an area of the school grounds specifically for food production. The project will be up and running for growing season towards the end of March where there will be 4 raised beds with wheelchair access to enable all pupils to participate in horticulture and produce fruit and vegetables for use in Home Economics lessons. We envisage this project will be a sustainable on-going benefit to the school.

The project could not have been completed without the help of companies from our local community- MensShed Barrhead for building our planters and also Waitrose for providing seed boxes and the vital know how for tending to our crops.

Sport Relief “Move a Mile”

Let’s get walking and move a mile………..

You can donate here on the Just Giving page.

For Sport Relief this year we are going to be embracing the message of “moving a mile” and will take place over the week Monday 19th March- Friday 23rd March.

Pupils and staff will walk our daily mile route and everyone will have the opportunity to count their laps and we will display the total at the end of the week.

This year we are going digital and instead of sponsor forms going home, we have set up a Just giving webpage through Sport Relief so that parents and friends can donate directly to Sports Relief.

An order form will also be sent home for Sport Relief bands if any of the pupils wish to take part in this. All details for these will be on a letter being sent home.

You can donate here on the Just Giving page.

Let’s get walking…….. and move a mile!

World Book Day

Rescheduled World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day at a special assembly on Thursday 15th March. Children can come to school with their favourite books and dress up is optional. Prizes will be awarded for nursery, primary and secondary best costume.  #WorldBookDay2018

Lots of Socks Campaign 2018

Downs Syndrome Awareness Day

We are supporting Downs Syndrome Awareness Day on Wednesday 21st March.

All pupils and staff are invited to pay a suggested donation of £1 and wear Lots of Socks or even ODD socks to school.

Lots of socks is a fun initiative in the lead up to Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day on 21st March every year. Why socks? Well, because chromosomes look like socks and people with Down’s syndrome have an extra chromosome! “Lots of Socks” is acknowledged around the world as being associated with Down’s syndrome.

There are lots of different ways that you can do Lots of Socks including sponsored odd socks day, guess whose feet games and sock puppet making! We love to see your pictures for the day as well so be sure to send these in! If you are tweeting them, remember to use the hashtag #lotsofsocks

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