Overtown Primary School

June 24, 2016
by Miss Gibb

The Last Summer Service as Overtown Primary School

On Wednesday 22nd June we held our last ever service in the church as Overtown Primary School and what a jam packed and emotional service it was!

We reflected on our last year at Overtown Primary through an excellent video produced by the pupil council and shared some of our favourite memories of our wee school. Awards were presented to a Successful Learner, Effective Contributor, Confident Individual, Responsible Citizen and SHANARRI Star from each class. Zara Bell received the Christine Witcutt Memorial trophy – well done Zara! We said goodbye to our primary sevens and wished them all the best for their future. They were then presented with their high school ties from Mrs Smith, Chair of the parent council. We wished Mrs Forrest all the best for her retirement and presented her with flowers as a token of our appreciation for her hard work and dedication over the years. We sadly said goodbye to Miss Sommerville and thanked her for making our last eight months in Overtown Primary school AMAZING!

It was then time to look forward to our new school. Some of the children shared what they are looking forward to experiencing at Orchard Primary.


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June 24, 2016
by Miss Gibb
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Overtown Primary Showcase Event

On Thursday the 9th of June we opened our doors to the public to give former pupils, their families and staff a time to reminisce. There was a huge range of photographs and interesting artefacts on display that had been gathered over the years. The event was extremely successful  – we had a great turn out to see our wee school one last time! We were especially privileged to meet two former pupils of Overtown Primary who are now in their Nineties, Mary Hislop and William Rutherford. It was really interesting to hear their memories of school and how it has changed since they were pupils here.

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June 24, 2016
by Miss Gibb

Five Sisters Zoo

On the 6th of June, the whole school went on a trip to the Five Sisters Zoo. It was a fantastic day in the sunshine!

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June 3, 2016
by Miss Gibb

Whole School Trip 6th June

If the good weather continues, Miss Sommerville is happy for the children to wear their school P.E. kit to the trip on Monday as long as their t-shirt has the OPS logo so the children can be easily identified.

Any children who have left their P.E. kit in school can change in school before we leave. 



June 3, 2016
by Miss Gibb

Golden Time in the Sunshine!

This afternoon, the whole school went out to the playground for golden time and had great fun! It was so nice to see the boys and girls from all stages choosing to play together at the different activities. Smiles and laughter everywhere!

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Here is what P4/3 had to say about their Golden Time in the sunshine!


Connor R: “It was the best golden time ever!”

Connor C: “It was really fun because we had lots of activities.”

Ethan: “We got to play with whatever wanted.”

Leah: “I saved a great goal with my fingertips!”

Ellie: “This was my favourite golden time.”

Kian: “Fabulous fun!”

Freddie: “I wish we could do it every week!”

Jaiden: “It was a good time we had”

Aaron: “It was awesome!”


June 3, 2016
by Miss Gibb

Orchard Primary Uniform Policy & Stockists

Uniform policy

White shirt/School tie. Plain navy v-neck pullover/cardigan/tank-top


Navy v-neck sweatshirt/White polo shirt – both embroidered with the school logo

Navy Blazer/Navy Jacket – both optional

Primary 7 children have chosen to opt for braiding on their blazers

Dark grey/charcoal trousers, short trousers, skirt or pinafore

Black school shoes

Gym shoes (these will be kept within school for indoor use)


School gym kit (optional)

Black shorts

White polo shirt embroidered with the school logo


Orchard Nursery only (optional)

Navy nursery logo sweatshirt/sky blue polo shirt embroidered with the Nursery logo



Le Mirage

77 Manse Rd



Tel – 01698 252990

Web – schoolwear-lemirage-motherwell.co.uk

Opening hours:

Mon – Sat 09.30 – 17.00hrs (late night Thursday ‘til 20.00hrs during the back to school period)

Sun & Wed – Closed


Be Schoolwear

304 Main St



Tel – 01698 374000

Web – trutexwishaw.co.uk (orders can be placed on-line for delivery to your home or for collection at the shop)

Opening hours:

Mon – Sat 09.00 – 17.00hrs

Sun – Closed


Health Week

May 31, 2016 by Miss Gibb | 0 comments

Health Week was a great success! On Monday the children enjoyed participating in an athletics session led by Pat Kelly of the Law and District Amateur Athletic club. On Tuesday, the children enjoyed an ‘Olympic’ themed event led by Microfitness. During this the children got to experience three activities; go karting, space hoppers and box fit. The day was rounded off with an award ceremony where bronze, silver and gold medals were awarded. ‘Official photographs’ to follow! On Wednesday the children all participated in a fantastic dance taster session led by one of our former pupils, Eilidh Murray. On Thursday, the children took part in a Parkour session – this was very popular! Please have a look at our snaps taken throughout the week.


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May 24, 2016
by Miss Gibb

Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary

What a busy final term at Overtown Primary School – We have lots of exciting events planned!

  • Wednesday 25th May – P7 Day 1 visit to CVHS
  • Wednesday 25th May – Whole school dance taster sessions
  • Thursday 26th May – P7 Day 2 visit to CVHS
  • Thursday 26th May – Whole school Parkour taster sessions
  • Friday 27th May – School holiday
  • Monday 30th May – School Holiday
  • Tuesday 31st May – P6 Cupcake final at CVHS
  • Wednesday 1st June – P7 ‘Wear Yellow Walk’ at Strathclyde Park
  • Thursday 2nd June – Class swap activities at Castlehill Primary (AM)
  • Monday 6th June – Whole school trip to the Five Sisters Zoo!
  • Thursday 9th June – Primary 4 and 5 Primary Games event at Ravenscraig
  • Thursday 9th June – Overtown Primary School showcase Event (3:00pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm)
  • Friday 10th June – Parent Council Fun Day (12:30pm – 3:00pm)
  • Wednesday 15th June – School show (afternoon and evening performances)
  • Friday 17th June – Picnic at Castlehill Primary
  • Monday 20th June – Church practice 9:30am
  • Monday 20th June – Sports day event at CVHS
  • Tuesday 21st June – P7 treat – Airspace
  • Wednesday 22nd June – Church Service 1:30pm

May 11, 2016
by Miss Gibb

Maths Challenge Champions!

This morning two primary sevens and two primary sixes represented Overtown Primary at Clyde Valley High School’s annual Maths Challenge. It was a Maths relay race where the children had to race to be given a question and return to their team to solve it. Their speed and accuracy was outstanding and they achieved FIRST PLACE!

Well done to our team. We are extremely proud of you and delighted to have Overtown Primary’s name on the shield ‘one last time’ before we move.


Overtown PS 2016

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