Please see the Transition Powerpoint with information on starting P1.

OLM Transition 2019


Please see attached important dates and information  for new P1 pupils starting school in August.

Date Time What Where
First Day of Term


19th August 2019

9.10am P1d, P1e

Gather at cones in P1 playground. Entry via P1 doors.

Accompany children to classes. Leave class by 9.20. Exit via main entrance.
First Day of Term


19th August 2019

9.20am Gather at cones in P1 playground. P1a, P1b, P1c

Entry via P1 doors.

Accompany children to classes. Leave class by 9.30. Exit via main entrance.
End of first school day for first week 2.50 pm


Thereafter 3.10pm

Pupils are dismissed by class teacher. P1a/ P1b/ P1c will be at the bottom of the ramp.

P1d/ P1e come down the stairs.

Please keep the exit clear and wave to your child so that the teacher can see who is collecting them.


Pupils who leave on school buses will be escorted to their buses separately.

P1 entrance.
All term days thereafter


8.50 -9.00 Pupils say goodbye to parent/care and line up at cones in playground.


Pupils who arrive on school buses will be supervised from the bus to the P1 doors and escorted to the buses at the end of the day.

P1 playground. Class lines.
P1 Lunch Experience


(menu will be sent in advance)

P1a – 27th Aug

P1b – 28th Aug

P1c – 29th Aug

P1d – 3rd Sept

P1e – 4th Sept


12 noon


Parents/carers are invited to join their child for lunch. Please join your child as they line up for lunch. They will demonstrate how they get their lunch, eat and clear. Please then say goodbye to them in the lunch hall. They will return to their classes.

Useful information

A Guide to Primary 1 – for parents by parents

Transition videos

A day in the life of Primary 1

Nursery to primary school

Following confirmation of a place for their child in primary 1, all parents are invited to an induction day where they will be given details of expectations and procedures for starting school. In the weeks following this, pupils will be invited to school to visit their classroom and meet their new teacher.

In May/June, staff from Our Lady of the Missions visit local nurseries to introduce themselves to the children and gather important information to support their transition to primary school.

Primary to secondary

Our Lady of the Missions Primary has a close working relationship with Saint Ninian’s High School. Pupils have regular opportunities to visit the high school and work with the pupils and staff throughout their time at primary school. St. Ninian’s pupils and staff also come to our school regularly to offer specialist support across the curriculum, for example: PE, Science, Computing and Maths.

In Primary 7, all pupils participate in a four week transition programme where they have the opportunity to gain some experience of high school. During this time, they visit a number of classes across the school and take part in a range of practical subjects. This is an extremely beneficial experience for all as it allows the pupils to become familiar with the layout of the school and the various rules and routines. Furthermore, events such as the cluster ceilidh, provide opportunities for P7 pupils from all of the cluster primary schools to come together and get to know one another.

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