Welcome to Session 2020-2021

Welcome to Term 2!   (Article 13 – Get and Share Information)                                                                                                         

Dear Parent/Carer

We will continue to operate a soft start in the mornings and staggered collection times.
Can we please ask that you are mindful about where you park and turn when you drop off and collect your children. We have had complaints from residents about parents/carers turning in residential driveways or parking across drives.  Let’s work together to ensure we are keeping our children safe and respecting our community.
There will be no playground supervision until 8.45 am and children will be shown to their classes from 8.50 am onwards.
The staggered exit times have reduced congestion at the gates and have made it safer for our children.
Exit times continue to be as follows:-
2.50 pm   Bus Children
2.55 pm   P6/7
3.00 pm   P3/4/5
3.05 pm   P1/2/3
Could we please ask that P123 parents/carers come as close to 3.05pm as possible  so that other parents at earlier pick up times can get parked.
Early Years will continue procedures already in place for drop off (8.15am to 8.50am) and pick up (11.20am to 11.30am).
Parents are still not allowed in school unless there are extreme circumstances.  If you need to hand something in please call ahead for someone to meet you at the gate or use the buzzer when arriving at the school.  We often have the side door open for increased ventilation so please do not walk straight in, use the buzzer.  Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us keep our children and staff safe.

Seesaw is working very well and in the event of children having to self isolate, Seesaw will be used to share work with your child.

The EYC extension is moving along quickly and we can’t wait for its in completion in early December – watch this space!

We have plans to do a socially distanced Christmas Nativity and will work out all the logistics. This will be shared with parents during the last week of term via a Youtube Video if all goes to plan.

Thanks again for all your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact us if you need us.

Take care!

Mrs Logan

Acting Headteacher

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G.P.S. NEWSLETTER JUNE 2020

The 2019-2020 start of session with useful information can be found here.

Further Updates

  Welcome to Term 4 letter

T4 Wk 3 parent email P1-5

T4 Wk 3 email P67

A new NAC policy to promote smoke free school grounds can be found here.   (Article 24 – Clean Environment)

Please continue to park safely at pick up and drop off times.  Remember that it is against the law to park on solid white lines and against the law to leave your car running whilst stationary.  Residents have raised this issue with the school on a number of occasions now so please be respectful to our environment and school community. 

(Article 36 – Children have the right to be protected from harm, Article  24 – Children have the right to a clean environment, Global Goal 13- Climate Action)

Our road safety committee will be assisting in the mornings and on occasional afternoons with the help of Mrs Cairns. This, in the past, had had a positive impact and most cars visibly slowed down as they passed the school.  Please inform grandparents/child minders/relatives who are picking up your children to park sensibly.  Parking on the pavements increase the risk of our children being hurt crossing the road as their sight lines are considerably reduced. We would also like to discourage drivers from turning in Reek Street. Thank you for helping us keep our children safe! (Article 36)

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