We made a great start to the new term yesterday. The children relaxed back into school within a few minutes of walking into the playground and it really was lovely to have a joyful buzz in the building after all these months. Please can I thank the children for sticking to our new hygiene measures so well and for launching themselves back into school with such enthusiasm.
Of course, I need to make specific mention of our new Primary 1 pupils. Despite their parents not being able to accompany them into the classroom, the children showed huge courage and confidence and took their very first day of school in their stride. You’re all absolute stars!
Please can I take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for sticking to the guidance of not coming into the playground and for maintaining social distancing while waiting at the gates at the end of the day. It really did make things easier for staff to manage. There will be a leadership team presence in both the infant and upper school playgrounds at the end of each day to ensure each child safely locates the person collecting them. Once again, please can I ask all parents to ensure their child knows exactly where they will be collected at the end of the day or if they should walk home by themselves. Thank you.
To speed things along in the dinner hall, we will be asking pupils to choose their lunch first thing in the morning and will then submit exact numbers to catering staff. Menus can be accessed via the links below if you would like to help your child choose their meal the night before. Sandwiches will be available on all days.
After such a positive start to the term, I hope pupils, parents and staff are feeling relaxed and positive about the year ahead. It really is great to have you all back!