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Paperless Home Learning

Following the Pupil Leadership Group’s consultation, Ardgowan is going to begin emailing home learning rather than sending paper copies. This will begin week beginning 27th January. If any family would prefer a paper copy, then please call the school office to arrange.

Christmas Fayre

MASSIVE thank you to everyone involved in making our Christmas Fayre such an amazing event – greatest thanks to our fabulous Parent Council for planning and organising the event and for all pupils, families and friends for supporting it and coming along. We raised an amazing amount of over £2500!! Thank you 🙂



Dear parents,

We would like to send out Home Learning via group call instead of paper copies.  At the moment we use over 400 sheets of paper a week on this one task!  
Here are our reasons why:
  1. ECO friendly
  2. quick links to websites and online learning links.
  3. save money
  4. save photocopying ink
  5. save organisation time in class
  6. no more losing our sheets!
Families who receive a paper copy of the newsletter will automatically get a paper copy of home learning.
Teachers will still check bookbags for letters, notes, sparkling moments etc, 
Please contact the school office if you DO NOT SUPPORT this change. The deadline for your response is Friday, 16th November.

We will let you know what everyone says and make a decision for the start of Term 3. 
The Pupil Leadership Team
Mud Kitchen!
Massive thanks to Home Fix Scotland for the amazing mud kitchen.
Not only is mud play a fun activity to entertain and engage children, it is also brilliant for developing key skills. Our pupils will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills whilst role-playing with others in the mud kitchen, as well as developing physically through the movement and handling of the equipment. The pupils will use their creativity to unlock the potential of this wonderful resource.


Halloween Disco – success!
Thank you very much to our wonderful Parent Council and to all of our parent helpers who helped run fantastic discos for our pupils. Over 350 of our pupils attended and the Parent Council have made in the region of £600. The kids had a ball and it looked liked all the adults did too! Well done everyone!!

STEaM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths Week) 
A big thank you to Mrs Jones and Mrs Cowan for planning and organising the week.  Thank you to the parents and partners involved, especially the lecturers from West College Scotland – our children loved the interactive science lessons, from learning about the digestive system, to making mouthwash and being forensic scientists!  We also held another exciting and challenging Mathlete Quiz… our teachers won the event!!!  Well done to the teachers, support staff, parents and mathletes who took part. Thanks to Mr McGowan for planning and hosting the event.

Head of Education visit
We had our new Head of Education, Michael Roach, visit our beautiful school yesterday.  He seemed very impressed with our learning environment and loved meeting our lovely, well mannered, enthusiastic pupils. I am so proud of our pupils.

Pupil Medicines / asthma / Epi pens etc
After a meeting with our Health and Safety Manager and a discussion around the Administration of Medicines in Schools document published by the Scottish Executive, it is a requirement that all asthmatic children keep an inhaler on them at all times, including the playground. There should also be a spare inhaler kept in the office for emergency purposes.  It is a parent’s responsibility to ensure that inhalers are provided.  Mrs Taylor does a wonderful job trying to keep parents up to date with out of date medicines / inhalers etc, however we request that you are really diligent about this.  If you have a child that is asthmatic and does not have 2 inhalers in school, please make it a priority.

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