This term’s house treat was won by Culzean – well done to everyone who contributed!

Judy, Megan, Ross ee and Megan (all P6) all created tower designs for Kilwinning Abbey which have been selected to be displayed at a special exhibition at Kilwinning Library. Details have to follow.

The winners of the cycling competition run by the Travel Team (Eco Committee a dn JRSO) are as follows:

P1-3 Design Cycling Helmets

1st Sophie P1

2nd William P3

3rd Shaun P2

P4-5 Poster encouraging sustainable  travel

1st Grace P5

2nd Teigan P4

3rd Tyler P5

P6-7 Poem/ Rap encouraging sustainable  travel

1st Carli P6

2nd Sahara P7

3rd Cool Biker (group of P7s)


The British Deaf Association Scotland Deaf Roots and Pride Project is hosting a Dream Big careers event at Elderbank Primary School on Friday 12th May 2017 from 10am – 2pm for Deaf children who are currently in Primaries 4 – 7 across central Scotland.  The Deaf children who attend will have the opportunity to meet Deaf adults who work in a range of different careers, including drama, fashion, science, art, photography and film and sport and attend workshops throughout the day. This event will give Deaf children the opportunity to find out more about what is involved in these career options and inspire them to start thinking about their own interests and future careers. Teachers and parents are welcome.

For a booking form, click – here

For further information click  – here

British Deaf Association


Burns Speaking Competition

Elderbank were extremely proud of three pupils who won their category at the Irvine Burns Club Verse Speaking Competition. Evelyn (P1), Eilidh (P3) and Calvin (P7) all performed confidently. A huge well done to all pupils who took part and we hope they enjoyed the experience.

Ayley’s Had The Chop!

An Elderbank pupil has made a huge difference to the lives of others by cutting her hair for charity.

Ayley in Primary 3 made the decision to cut her hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to treatment for cancer and other illnesses.

As well as the hair donation, Ayley has set up her own “Just Giving” page which can be found – here.

To date, Ayley has raised a total of £608 which will fund the cost of making 2 wigs.  There is still time to donate money by following the link above which will remain active for another couple of weeks.  Ayley will also be appearing in the local paper to publicise her achievement so keep your eyes open for her.

On speaking to Ayley about her haircut she said “Little boys and girls who don’t have hair can then have hair.  That makes them happy and that makes me happy”.

Everyone at Elderbank is so proud of Ayley’s achievements – well done!

Easter Bonnet / Bunnet Parade

As part of our work towards being an accredited Rights Respecting School, the pupils have chosen to support the Salvation Army as a charity in the local community.

We have planned an Easter Bonnet/Bunnet Parade to help raise money for this good cause. This will take place on Friday 31st March – the last day of term.  Children should bring their Easter Bonnet/ Bunnet with them to school on this date, along with a suggested donation of 50p per child. There will be prizes for the most imaginative Easter Bonnets, so enjoy designing!

The Rights Respecting School team thanks you for your support of this worthy cause.

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Following a round of local heats, the Elderbank basketball team made their way to the Emirates Arena on Sunday to participate in the finals of the competition.  After a hard fought semi-final victory, we were through to the final!  Our players showed great effort, determination and teamwork to eventually come out on top and be crowned as champions.  Well done to everyone involved for such a fantastic achievement.  A special thank you goes to the staff who supported the pupils during this event and to the parents who offered their support and attended on the day.