Poppy Appeal


Congratulations to the Abernyte Primary School Pupil Council for collecting a record breaking total for Poppy Scotland this November – they collected more money this year than any other year that they have collected, with an amazing £761.89 raised (not bad for a school of only 8!).

Thanks to everyone who donated money this year and helped support Poppy Scotland.

Bea and Lucy (P6) wrote:
“We all got our own area to sell poppies. We also put some poppy tins in the Antique Centre, Horseshoe Café, Inchture Hotel, Abernyte Church and one here in Abernyte School. We managed to raise £761.85. It has beaten all records since 1981. We all helped count the money. Cara said “It was fun even though I did it in the rain”.”

St Andrew’s Day of Dance


On Wednesday 18th November, pupils from Abernyte Primary went to Bells Sports Centre in Perth to join with other schools for the St Andrew’s Day of Dance.

Nearly 1000 pupils came together to perform a variety of traditional Scottish ceilidh dances, including Gay Gordon’s, Military Twostep, Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow.

Molly writes:
“At the Day of Dance we got to do lots of dances including the Flying Scotsman, Reel for Genie and Gay Gordons. There were loads of other schools who were dancing as well (even some of the teachers joined in!). The event was held at Bells Sports Centre. Some schools got to sit on chairs but we got to sit on mats which was so much more fun! When you were dancing you got so sweaty, so we missed out some dances (we didn’t know some of the dances either).”

School Term and Holiday Dates 2015 – 2016

School term and holiday dates 2015 – 2016

Autumn Term 2015

Term Starts: Tuesday 18 August 2015

Term Ends: Friday 9 October 2015

Autumn Holiday: Monday 12 October 2015 – Friday 23 October 2015

Winter Term 2015

Term Starts: Monday 26 October 2015

In-Service Days: Thursday 19 November 2015 and Friday 20 November 2015

Term Ends: Friday 18 December 2015

Christmas Holiday: Monday 21 December 2015 – Monday 4 January 2016

Spring Term 2016

Term Starts: Tuesday 5 January 2016

In Service and Occasional Holidays: Wednesday 17 February – Friday 19 February 2016

Easter Weekend: Friday 25 March 2016 and Monday 28 March 2016

Term Ends: Friday 1 April 2016

Spring Holiday: Monday 4 April 2016 – Friday 15 April 2016

Summer Term

Term Starts: Tuesday 19 April 2016

Term Ends: Friday 1 July 2016


Easter Sunday – 27 March 2016
School Session 2016/17 will commence on Monday 15 August 2016 for Staff and Tuesday 16 August 2016 for Pupils.