Tag Archives: special events

Musical Bumps World Record Attempt

Congratulations to everyone on our record beating total!

We are delighted to confirm that our Guinness World Record attempt has raised an amazing £11,801.26! This does not include Gift Aid which we hope will push the total even higher.

On behalf of The Playground Project, a huge thank you to all our pupils, families and friends for this fantastic effort – an OLM record for fundraising! We will let you know when we hear from Guinness regarding the success of the attempt.

Special congratulations to Leo in P2 who raised a fabulous £480 and was the highest individual fundraiser!

Thanks again to everyone for the incredible display of community spirit on the day – fantastic support from volunteers, parents, staff and of course our amazing children. As well as being the first time in 10 years the whole school has been together, funds raised will be used towards making the playground a dynamic and vibrant space for the children to enjoy for years to come.

Thanks again!


We would like to take this opportunity to send best wishes to all in our school community who are observing the holy month of Ramadan which begins this week.

We know it is a unique and special time for our Muslim families as they come together with family and friends in fasting, performing special prayers at night and being patient and steadfast for 30 days. The month-long journey encourages discipline, spiritual growth, reflection, and compassion for those who are less fortunate.

The end of Ramadan brings the festival Eid-ul-Fitr which will fall around 15th June.

Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim families!

World record to go – countdown to 11 am tomorrow!

One more sleep and we will all be together tomorrow morning to break the world record for musical bumps. We are all so excited – not only is this a unique opportunity to become record holders but a rare chance for the whole school to be together.

Please encourage the children to do their best and keep in good spirits no matter if and when they are “out” of the game – there can only be one official winner on the day but as we all know, all the children taking part are winners and will be record holders if we succeed!

You are welcome to watch tomorrow  – the attempt should start at 11 – but please note

  • no one other than children, staff and official helpers can be inside the pitch area
  • for various reasons, we do not wish photographs or video to be taken tomorrow unless these feature only your child or are long range. We will publish selected pictures etc as soon as we can – we have extensive filming obligations to Guinness and will have a fantastic record of the day!

Let’s go for it tomorrow – it will be a great day!

Catherine Dillon-Ruddy
Head Teacher

IMPORTANT NOTE – World Record for Musical Bumps – countdown to 11am on Friday 20th April

Only 4 sleeps to go until Our Lady of the Missions could enter the record books!

This really is a unique chance for our children to have fun, raise much needed funds for the school playground and most importantly to be able to call themselves world record holders!

Please do make sure they are excited for the day –  a last minute push to fill in your sponsorship forms (due in on Friday) will also be much appreciated. Remember, ticking the gift aid box will make a huge difference to the total.

Many thanks,

Catherine Dillon-Ruddy
Head Teacher


Dear Parents,

The run up to summer will be an exciting time for Our Lady of the Missions as we continue to be supported by the PSA and Parent Council in raising funds and holding events to bring our school community together. Here are a few highlights in the months to come. We even hope to be world record holders by summer…watch this space and save the dates! Continue reading FUNDRAISING AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

M & M Theatrical Productions – “Aladdin”

As part of our expressive arts programme we will once again welcome M & M Theatrical Productions to the school for three performances of Aladdin”.

The performances will be on Monday 8th January 2018.

The cost to the school is £1,850 therefore we ask each child to contribute £2.

We are asking all parents to use ParentPay to pay for this item and that payments are made by Friday 5th January 2018.

Thank you for your cooperation.


THIS SATURDAY! 2nd December 2017   1pm-3.30pm

We are still looking for donations for our stalls
Do you have any unused gifts or toys in good condition? Why not have a clear out to make room for Santa coming.
We are looking for donations of the following:

  • Tombola Items such as gift sets / perfume / make up / jewellery –plus gift bags (any occasion)
  • Children’s Books, DVDs, Computer Games
  • Bottles (anything unopened!) Such as wine, beer, miniatures or even champagne!
  • Toysin good condition please, and secure any lose parts
  • Home-baking– Donations on Friday evening (1st December) or on the day of the Fayre
    Donations can be handed in to the school office at any time, and also on the evening of Friday 1st December (until 8.30pm), while the stalls are being set up.

Face Painting, Tea Room, Bouncy castle, Visit Santa in his Grotto

Victoria Drugan and Bernadine Nordmann,

OLM PSA Joint Chair (Scottish Charity SC041564)

THE PLAYGROUND PROJECT – Active Fundraising for Active Play



‘Being unique is all about being different’

Children will be asked to choose a pebble, then design and paint it in their own unique way! They will then be able to lay their own pebble in the walkway for display in the Chestnut Garden. You will be able to view your child’s pebble in the completed display at the Parents Evenings next term!

This exciting Paint a Pebble Project will create a bright and colourful feature in the newly refreshed Chestnut Garden which will soon be open at playtime!

We will be asking for a donation of £1 per child to kickstart our campaign ‘Active Fundraising for Active Play!

The Paint a Pebble Project will take place week commencing 9th October 2017. Please support this initiative by sending your donations through ParentPay now!


Summer Fun Day Donations Please

Please hand in nearly new toys, teddies and children’s books this week for our summer fun day – Saturday 3rd June 1 – 3.30pm.
Any unwanted bottles of wine, ketchup or shampoo ? All donations for our bottle stall gratefully received.
Please bring any home baking to the school on Friday until 8pm,
Thank you for your support.



Christmas Concert Times

Monday 8th December “The Nativity” P1a at 11.30am    Tea and Coffee  at 11.00am
Tuesday 9th December “The Nativity” P1b at 11.30am    Tea and Coffee  at 11.00am
  Musicians perform at 1.00pm (Woodwind)
  Choir will perform at 1.15pm
  4a/5a Performance at 1.30pm
  “Magical Christmas Journey” 2a/3a at 2.00pm
Wednesday 10th  December “The Nativity” P1c at 11.30am    Tea and Coffee  at 11.00am
  Musicians perform at 1.00pm (Brass)
  Choir will perform at 1.15pm
  4b/5b Performance at 1.30pm
  “Magical Christmas Journey” 2b/3b at 2.00pm
Thursday 11th December “The Nativity” P1d at 11.30am    Tea and Coffee  at 11.00am
  Musicians perform at 1.00pm (Guitars)
  Choir will perform at 1.15pm
  4c/5c Performance at 1.30pm
  “Magical Christmas Journey” 2c/3c at 2.00pm
Friday 12th December “The Nativity” P1e at 11.30am    Tea and Coffee  at 11.00am
  Musicians perform at 1.00pm (Strings)
  Choir will perform at 1.15pm
  4d/5d Performance at 1.30pm
  “Magical Christmas Journey” 2d/3d at 2.00pm