We will be running a Walking Bus every day between Monday 10th October and Thursday 13th October. Our Walking Bus promotes healthy exercise, reduces dangerous traffic around our school gates and reduces traffic pollution, thereby improving the health and safety of all our pupils.
The Eco committee have decided on a theme for this walking bus, which will be ‘silly socks’. We would like you to join us as you walk to school wearing silly socks! Odd socks, stripy socks, Christmas socks, funny socks, anything goes! You could even design your own socks. Each day, a winner from the walking bus will be chosen by a member of the Eco Committee. The winner will receive 10 house points!
Each child will be given a reflective tabard to wear on the walk. Please do not send pupils with bicycles or scooters as this can cause complications and can slow down the Walking Bus! We would like to encourage all pupils if possible, to join us for the short walk from the Broom shops to the school. Whether pupils are able to walk with us everyday, for part of the week or even just for one day, everyone is welcome!
We will meet at the back of the Broom Shops (on the pavement at the back of the dental surgery) at 8.40am every day throughout the school week.
UNCRC Article 24 Every child has the right to the best possible health.
Monday 3rd October
any Primary 2 or Primary 3 pupil going home for lunch must be collected by a parent/ carer from the school office at 12.35pm please.
Due to the extremely low numbers of pupils in Kirkhill who go home for lunch, please also advise the school office that your child will be a home lunch each day that they are going home. Of course, if your child goes home every day for lunch or in a regular pattern each week e.g. every Monday, please let the school office know this in writing and then there is no need to inform us on a daily basis. Please bring children to the office when returning to school after lunch, where they will be able to return safely to their playground.
UNCRC Article 3 The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
On Wednesday 5th October we are holding an Information Evening for parents and carers of Kirkhill pupils, from 7pm until 9pm. Having previously gathered your views on topics that you are interested in, we have put together a selection of workshops which you will hopefully find useful and informative. Details of these can be found in the newsletter in the ‘Information’ section of the website. Please use this table of workshops to identify which sessions you are wishing to attend and bring it along with you on the night.
In order for us to make arrangements for the evening we would be grateful if you could indicate that you will be coming along by completing and returning the slip from the newsletter by Tuesday 4th October.
Please note that this evening is for adults only and pupils should not attend.
Article 29 Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.