This year, as part of being a Nurture Pathfinder School we have introduced Bounce Back. To consolidate this, we have organised a whole school visit from Rookie Rockstars, a Music and Anti-Bullying Charity. Rookie Rockstars will work with the pupils the week beginning Monday 24th April, to teach them songs and record a CD. The theme of the songs promotes self-esteem and values. The following week we have organised two events to showcase the songs at Ingliston Country Club, Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May, 6.15-7.30pm.
The Eagles and Ospreys will perform on Tuesday 2nd May then the Falcons and Hawks on Wednesday 3rd May. As we expect a high turnout for this event we will be limited to sell two tickets per family in the first instance and then will be on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the tickets will cover the expenses of Rookie Rockstars. CDs of the songs will be available to pre-order and other merchandise will be available at the events. £1 from every CD sold will help to raise money for the school funds.
Ingliston Country Club have very kindly agreed to host this event free of charge as they would like to promote community spirit. Palomino’s restaurant will be open before and after the event but they expect to be busy, so please book at least two weeks in advance and leave plenty of time for service. They will also be opening ‘On the Hoof ‘at 5.00pm offering hot snacks, filled rolls, cakes, pastries, teas & coffees etc. This is an indoor facility and has a seating area with tables, although the arena is quite cold so dress appropriately. More information about the events will be provided nearer the time.
We are very excited about this whole school event as Rookie Rockstars has an amazing reputation. Please visit their website for more information: https://rookierockstars.org.uk/ We are looking forward to watching the pupils perform and hope to have a great turnout for both events.
On Friday we held our annual House Christmas Art Day. This year our focus was important buildings in Paisley to help with their bid to become the UK City of Culture 2021. The Ospreys had the important task of recreating Paisley Town Hall and they did a wonderful job.
Here are our Ospreys hard at work. Please keep scrolling to see our completed display.
Our completed display (and our House Captains): Paisley Town Hall
Well done to all of the houses for working so hard today during the Christmas Art Day! It was wonderful to see everyone helping each other to create amazing individual art pieces and contributing to the big house displays.
I am sure all the visitors will enjoy looking at them tomorrow at the Christmas Fair.
Here are photos of the finished displays. They each feature a Paisley landmark to support the bid for Paisley City of Culture in 2021.
Would all P6 and P7 Eagles please bring a clean empty milk carton (any size) for House Art Day next Friday. You can bring your cartons to Mrs Ferguson’s class any time before next Friday. If you have a couple, maybe you could bring a spare one in case someone forgets.
The Eagles were learning about Italy. We can say buongiorno and ciao and count to 10. P 1-3 made pizza plates and added their favourite toppings. P3 – 5 looked at paintings by Italian artist Arcimboldo who used fruit and vegetables to make portraits. We had fun deciding which fruits and vegetables to use in our portraits. P6 – 7 made modern day Mona Lisas. More photos to follow.
Your new school travel champions have been appointed from P6G and P6P! They are: Tayla, Cameron, John and Emma. We have conducted surveys in each class to determine how many of us walk or cycle to school. Coming up we will be having a poster competition to encourage walking/cycling to school (details to follow) and each month we will be conducting a walk to school event. We have some fun ideas to encourage everyone to walk to school and each month the best class will get an extra five minutes of playtime! We will keep you updated!