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European Languages Day 2018

European Day of Languages

Newton Primary School will be taking part in ‘The European Day of Languages’ which will be held on Wednesday 26th September 2018. It is a time to celebrate the 6,000+ languages spoken around the world, promote language learning and have some multilingual fun!

The purpose of the European Day of Language is to celebrate both the cultural and linguistic diversity within Europe and to encourage and promote language learning.

The aims of the European Day of Languages include:

  • To celebrate the diversity of languages and cultures within Europe
  • To encourage language learning at any age
  • To promote intercultural understanding
  • To diversify the range of languages learnt

How can you help?

For Primary 1-4

We are looking for volunteers who would be able to come into school on Wednesday 26th September and read a story, or song or teach a few words to the children in a different language. Perhaps you are a native speaker or have learned a language for work?

For Primary 5-7

We are also looking for volunteers to talk to the children about how languages have helped them succeed in the world of work, or how it may have helped secure a job.

If you think you can help please phone or email the school office and we will be in touch.

Further information will be issued at a later date.

Thank you for your support,

Miss McDonald

NPSFG Newton Wine Tasting Challenge 2018!

Friday 28th September at Newton Primary School

  • 7.30pm arrivals for an 8pm start. Evening finishes 10.30pm.
  • Your Wine Tasting host will be Shane Dunning of WoodWinters, Bridge of Allan.
  • Enjoy a welcome glass of fizz on arrival.
  • The wine tasting challenge is based on a blind taste game – 8 wines to try (4 red, 4 white). Can you correctly identify all 8?
  • Prizes on the night!
  • Light nibbles provided.
  • We’ll make teams up on the night so come along as individuals, couples or groups of up to 6. Dubious team names welcome!
  • £15 per person. Use the tear off slip below to book your place.
  • Please join us for a brilliant night of fun and fundraising!

Adverse Weather – School Closure (1.3.18)

We have been informed that due to continuing adverse weather conditions all Stirling Council schools and nurseries will remain closed on Thursday 1st March.

Please continue to check Parentmail and Stirling Council media (website, Twitter, Facebook) and tune in to Central FM for updates regarding Friday.

While school remains closed children are encouraged to complete this week’s Home Learning tasks (P.5-7 can also access Mathletics) and enjoy celebrating World Book Day tomorrow at home. Lots of ideas and activities can be found at http://www.worldbookday.com. Parents and carers may also refer to the Parent Information section of our school website ‘How to support your child’ for ideas and activities to do at home.

We encourage children and families to enjoy the snow and keep safe, following advice, in the weather conditions. Children could have a go at designing (indoors) or creating (outdoors) their own Snow Structures?

We hope to see everyone back at school on Friday when we will celebrate World Book Day.

Adverse Weather – School Closed 28.2.18

We have been informed that due to adverse weather all children and staff must stay at home tomorrow (Wednesday).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please continue to check Parentmail and Stirling Council media (website, Twitter, Facebook) and tune in to Central FM for updates regarding Thursday.