Clarkston Primary School pupils, and possibly some staff, will be taking part in a Sponsored Obstacle Course next Monday and Tuesday to raise funds for our school. Many thanks for all your wonderful donations and funds raised to support our pupils. Please hand in any sponsor forms and donations to the school next week. Photographs from our event to follow.
Tuesday the 13th of September marked 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller! Miss Taylor and Base 4 pupils have been looking at a selection of Roald Dahl’s most magnificent novels and today they celebrated their learning by sharing what they have learned in class with us at assembly.
We were taken on a whirlwind tour of some of the most amazing classics such as The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Twits. The pupils in Base 4 entertained us with songs, dance and of course lots of whizzpopper facts…..as the BFG would say!
A non-uniform day in aid of school funds will be held on Thursday 22nd September. Children are invited to wear casual clothes and make a donation of £1 to the school.
It is now 10 years since the introduction of the Parental Involvement Act 2006 and the authority is revising its Parental Engagement Strategy. As part of the review NLC want to accurately comment on schools’ current and intended relationship with parents.
The recently published Education Scotland Act 2016 and the HGIOS4 both contain dedicated sections which emphasise the need for schools and parents to work effectively to enhance pupil progress and school improvement.
To that end two surveys have been created for schools and parents to reflect and comment on current practice and suggest how parental engagement might be improved.
Can I encourage yourself, as a member of your school’s Parent Council and through you the wider Parent Forum, to take some time to complete the survey as your thoughts are immensely valuable.
The link for the parent survey (via Survey Monkey) is:
Many thanks for your support
Pupils and staff enjoyed a visit from 5000m Rio Olympian Andrew Butchart today. A variety of pupils asked Andrew lots of interesting questions about his running career and Olympic experience. The Olympian proved inspirational with his answers. P1-3 pupils participated in an Olympic warm-up led by Andrew and P4-7 challenged the Olympic athlete to some Clarkston Olympic Events of the splits, a front flip, the hula hoop challenge and keepie uppie. The competition from our pupils proved too strong for Andrew who had to admit defeat and present his fellow competitors with Clarkston Olympic Gold Medals. Pupils raised the roof off the school by singing a personalised song to motivate him to win his future running events. Andrew was a super sport and finished off the day by sharing his winning tips with the members of the running club during a lunchtime training session. Thanks to Mrs Craig for organising the event and, of course, to Andrew Butchart for a memorable day. It’s not every day an Olympian visits Clarkston!!!
I am delighted to announce Andrew Butchart (6th in the Rio Olympics 5000m event) is visiting Clarkston Primary School. STV is now filming elsewhere. I apologise for the short notice but I have just been notified of this. We are excited at the prospect of meeting an Olympian!
Base 4 have been learning all about Roald Dahl and his fantastic stories. On the 13th of September they celebrated his 100th Anniversary by writing factfiles about his life and created a new chocolate bar for Willy Wonka’s factory. They finished off the day by watching the live celebrations of his birthday and eating the delicious snacks they made.
Base 2 enjoyed their outdoor learning with Andy the Ranger. We listened to a story about a hedgehog in the tepee and learned about how hedgehogs survive in the winter. We had great fun looking for food, water and shelter cards in the garden.
The local Police Commander for Lanarkshire, Chief Superintendent Roddy Irvine is keen to obtain the views of individuals and groups across North Lanarkshire to improve local policing. An online survey is available at the following website www.scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts
I encourage everyone to participate in this.
Miss Bowman 🙂
Welcome back Clarkston Nursery, we hope you have all had a great summer break and are ready for the busy year ahead.
Please find attached our August and September Newsletters. These newsletters will let you know about any important dates / events that we have coming up. If you wish to ask any questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of our nursery staff members.