What a term it has been but we have made it to the Easter break! I would like you thank all the staff. They have worked so hard to learn new skills and suppport each other to ensure that the learning continues at home. They are an amazing team. Thank you for your patience and co-operation too at this very challenging time. I know the holidays this year will be different but there are lots of links on the home learning section of the website and work on the teams sites to help you keep occupied. Emails will still be monitored over the holiday period although teachers will not be uploading new material onto teams during this time.
The whole school enjoyed a day of celebrating children’s rights this week. We invited ambassadors from Alloway Primary to come and share their work with us and then each class moved around the school experiencing a range of activities including developing playground and dining hall charters. We finished the day by inviting parents and family members in to share our learing. More information can be found on our Rights Respecting School Blog page or on Twitter.
As you may be aware the Scottish Government have now pledged that by 2020 early learning and childcare hours will increase to 1140 hours per year.
Soouth Ayrshire Council are seeking the views of parents/carers on how they could plan for the future and provide flexible early learning and childcare that meets the needs of children and families in our communities.
The Housing Service are organising a Communities Fun Day to take place on Saturday 9th September at the Citadel Leisure Centre. The event is a free event for those living or working in South Ayrshire. See the link below for further details.
There are a range of activities going on throughout the Ayr and Prestwick areas during the summer holidays please click on the links below to find out more about the diffferent events that are going on.
Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2017, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. The challenge runs from 27th to 31st March. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our five days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!
All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!
Please remember to bring a lock for you bike or scooter.
The pupils had a fantastic time showing off their STEM skills and knowldege at our STEM Fayre last Friday. There was a great turn-out of parents and family members to support the event and try their hand at some of the experiments and puzzles. Visitors commmented on the enthusiasm of our scientists, engineers, technicians and mathematicians of the future!
During February, our ‘Getting It Right For Every Child‘ (GIRFEC) focus is SAFE. Our JRSOs have been very busy in the mornings and at the end of the school day taking photos of the drivers that have not followed our repeated requests to park safely and choose to ignore the very large yellow banner attached to the school railings. If you are driving your child to school, please DO NOTpark like the cars in the photo gallery for the safety of all the children. We have informed our campus cop of the campaign and he is also spot-checking the area for us.
Parking will be even more difficult over the coming weeks due to the Virgin Media cable laying, so we recommend leaving five minutes earlier to find a suitable parking space.
The ‘Future Me’ campaign as part of Read, Write, Count, encourages families across Scotland to share their children’s dreams for the future.
‘Future Me’ aims to support families to start a conversation with their P1-3 children about their hopes and aspirations, which will ultimately help to improve their lives in the future. It asks families to share those dreams, either as a picture, letter or film on the ‘Future Me’ wall at www.futureme.scot. The campaign builds on existing Scottish Government efforts to tackle educational inequalities and raise attainment in early years and beyond. With increasing time pressures on families, Read, Write, Count highlights easy activities built around everyday things families are already doing. Whether it’s going to the shops, travelling to school or at mealtimes, Read, Write, Count offers parents and carers simple ideas that will help children do their best at school.
All families in P1 – P3 will recieve a ‘Future Me’ leaflet home from school.
Providing new school uniforms to families experiencing financial hardship in South Ayrshire.
We work on a referral basis and work closely with South Ayrshire Foodbank, Home Link, Barnados, SeaScape and various agencies within South Ayrshire council who send us referrals and we supply what’s needed.
Anyone who is in a trusted position or in an organised group can refer a child to us. Here’s how…
Send us a message with the following information:
Name and address for items to go to
any special items required ie blazer / gym kit
That’s it, one step we’ll sort the rest.
For any further information please contact
Thank you to Morissons for letting us bag pack yesterday. The P5, P6 and P7 along with staff and parents raised a superb £560 to go towards our school library refurbishment. We really appreciate the generous donations made by the customers.
Our Glee Club continued to spread festive cheer as they continued with their tour around Ayr. This time they delighted the residents of Bellevue Nursing Home with traditional and modern Christmas songs. The final stop on our Glee Tour will be at Central Shopping Centre on Wednesday 21st December 2016 between 11.15am and 12 noon.
Burns Alicht is a brand new family event taking place in Alloway on Sat 28 Jan 2017! Use the promo code SPARKLE to receive a 20% discount on tickets from www.ayrgaiety.co.uk (Promo code valid until Christmas Eve) For more info see www.burnsfestival.com
Well done to the Parent Voice for organising yet another fantastic Christmas Fair. The total raised is still being calculated. Thank you to everyone for coming along and supporting the event. As always, the homebaking was amazing and the bacon and egg rolls certainly hit the spot!
Thursday 24th November is a Dress Down Day for donations for the class Christmas hampers. The hampers will be raffled at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 3rd December 10.00am – 1.30pm. Donations should be something festive – chocolates, festive drinks, decorations, shortbread, crackers,small christmas gifts, advent calendars, mince pies – no perishable goods please.