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Newsletter 29th February 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

As we make our religious journey through this Lenten period here at Our Lady of the Missions Primary School and look forward to the great celebration of Easter this is a good opportunity to reflect on the term so far and to update the school community on activities and developments taking place here in our school. Continue reading Newsletter 29th February 2016

Newsletter 18th December 2015

Dear Parent/Carer

May I once again thank you for your tremendous support throughout the year and particularly over recent weeks. The school has been extremely busy with fetes, free days, concerts, Nativity Plays and parties. The season of Advent has been truly meaningful as we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Christmas. Continue reading Newsletter 18th December 2015

Newsletter 26th February 2015

As we begin our religious journey through this Lenten period here at Our Lady of the Missions Primary School and looking forward to the great celebration of Easter this is a good opportunity to reflect on the term so far and to update the school community on activities and developments taking place here in our school. Continue reading Newsletter 26th February 2015

Newsletter 16th December 2014

Dear Parent/Carer

May I once again thank you for your tremendous support throughout the year but particularly over recent weeks. The school has been extremely busy with Christmas concerts, Nativity Plays and parties. The season of Advent has been truly meaningful as we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Christmas. Continue reading Newsletter 16th December 2014

June Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer

We are fast approaching the end of yet another very busy and exciting session, this last term has simply disappeared and soon we will break for Summer vacation. A final newsletter therefore to keep you informed of the many and varied activities that have happened over the last few months.

Link Corridor

The building work in creating the link corridor will continue throughout the summer months and will continue until early November. Primary 4 and Primary 5 children will move in to the adjacent building on the first day in August. The building will be fully “kitted out” with furniture etc and internally there will be new carpets, blinds and painting will also take place during the holiday period. P4 and P5 pupils should assemble in the ‘ junior school ’ playground on the first day back in August. The children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3.10pm as usual; however, any children who have younger brothers or sisters or who go home by school bus will be escorted down to the main playground at 3.05pm to meet them or to catch their buses. Further information will follow separately.

First Communion

We celebrated First Communion in our local parishes during the month of May. Congratulations and thanks to all of our families and parish communities. The celebrations were very moving and extremely prayerful. Thanks to the PSA for funding the certificates and the celebration cakes for the Primary 4 children and the choir who sang beautifully at the Masses. Thanks also to Mrs Baird and Mrs Collins who led May devotions during lunchtimes.

Confirmation

Again congratulations to the children in P7 who were confirmed during the month of April in St Vincent’s, Holy Name and St Mirin’s Cathedral. The children prepared well and celebrated the sacrament with sponsors and family members, a significant milestone in the children’s continuing faith formation. I have no doubt this will continue and deepen as they progress through St Ninian’s High School. The Primary 7 pupils are now more than ready to progress to high school and they have certainly enjoyed a very full programme of activities during this final term and indeed year in primary school. We wish them well for the future.

Bikeability

Mrs Wright coordinated the cycling proficiency training for P6 pupils once again and coordinated a large staff team to train the pupils. For the first time this year the training took place both in the school playground and out on the local roads. The children should be more aware of how to conduct themselves while cycling in the local area and will undergo their assessment on Monday 23rd June. Many thanks to everyone in undertaking what is actually a mammoth operation.

Health Week

Thanks to all of the parent volunteers who visited the school during our recent Health Week and shared their skills, talents and professional expertise with the children. Thanks also to Mrs Cochrane PT who organised our Health Week.

The Parent Council intend through a sub-committee to continue to promote healthy choices with regard to food and nutrition, healthy snacks and tuck in the new session, in tandem with the Pupil Health Committee and staff as part of the Health and Wellbeing agenda on our School Improvement Plan. With this in mind we have uploaded a government information leaflet regarding healthy snack and packed lunches onto the school website for your information.

Summer Fete and Matthew Carney Memorial Trophy

Sincere thanks to everyone who played their part in ensuring that our annual Summer Fete, which took place last Saturday, was a great success despite the adverse weather. Our Parent Staff Association prepared well in advance in organising stalls, activities and helpers. A very big thanks to Joe Shaw the Chairperson and his team of volunteers not only for the Summer Fete but for all of the events that they have organised during yet another very busy year for the PSA. Many thousands of pounds raised have been used to fund a wide range of ventures for which the staff of the school are extremely grateful.

New members of the PSA are always welcome. Please come along to the AGM on Tuesday 2nd September to volunteer your services and get more involved.

The Matthew Carney Memorial football tournament also took place last Saturday thanks to Paul MacConnell for coordinating the event which saw 13 teams competing from our own and a range of local schools. St Fillan’s Primary won the tournament and Sally Smart was awarded the Matthew Carney Trophy for outstanding talent and contribution to our own P7 team.

  Continue reading June Newsletter

Newsletter – 4th November 2013

Dear Parent/Carer 

October devotions and Rosary were very well attended throughout the month, organised by our staff Liturgy Group. Thanks to Mrs Baird, Mr Docherty and Miss Kane for leading the children during lunch times. We are now in the month of November offering our prayers as a school community for those whom we know who have died, entrusting them to God’s heavenly care. Continue reading Newsletter – 4th November 2013

Parent Council November 2013 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer

October devotions and Rosary were very well attended throughout the month, organised by our staff Liturgy Group. Thanks to Mrs Baird, Mrs Collins and Miss Kane for leading the children during lunch times. We are now in the month of November offering our prayers as a school community for those whom we know who have died, entrusting them to God’s heavenly care. Continue reading Parent Council November 2013 Newsletter

Parent Council August 2013 Newsletter

Welcome!

 We hope both you and your children are settling in well to the new term. The Parent Council is already getting back to working on your behalf and we look forward to hearing from you over the year:

 Annual General Meeting – Thursday 19th September 7pm at school
Why not get involved?

You can only join the PC at the AGM each year so please come along then if you are interested.

 You can also attend meetings without joining at any time. Continue reading Parent Council August 2013 Newsletter