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Primary School – Badminton Quaich 2017

Well done to all of our P.6/7 Badminton players who took part in the Quaich competition at The Peak on Friday 27th January.  We were delighted with the enthusiasm and excellent sportsmanship shown by all pupils.


Team A placed first in the competition and are delighted to have been invited back to compete in the Central Schools competition this week.

A huge thank you to Mrs McKendrick and Mr Burns, parent volunteers, and Mrs McLachlan, P.E Specialist, for supporting the P.6 and P.7 clubs throughout the year!

Good luck Team A!

NPSFG Upcoming Events

NPSFG Upcoming Events

Please ‘Save the Date’ so you and your children don’t miss out!

Friday 17th March

7:30pm to 10:30pm in School Hall! An event for the Grown Ups! Tickets cost £5 per person and we’re looking for teams of 6.  Please bring your own drinks and nibbles!  Details will follow very shortly so now is a great time to put your dream team together!

Thursday 30th March

Spring Disco

Saturday 20th May

Annual Summer Fun Day


GOLD Sports Award

We are delighted to announce that it was officially confirmed last week that we have achieved our Gold School Sports Award with Sports Scotland.  We are proud of this fantastic achievement and Mrs Brown is working with the P.7 Build Up group to plan a special event to celebrate.


The award consists of 9 core areas (see below) and we worked hard to complete the assessment and gather all the evidence to show what we do at Newton.  Well done to all involved including staff, children, parents and community partners!


Halloween Disco

Have you got your ticket for our Halloween Disco yet?  If not, you can pay at the door on the night!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their costumes!

From The Parent Fundraising Group


Up up up and away in Primary 3!

Primary 3 had the privilege of meeting the inspirational hot air balloon pilot Kate Holzer and her crew as part of their Amazing Atlantic Journeys topic.  Learners were fascinated by the science behind hot air ballooning and asked very insightful questions.  They particularly enjoyed climbing into the basket and watching/smelling/listening to the huge propane burners. Many thanks to Kate and her crew for this wonderful experience.

P.4WE Unity Assembly

P4WE assembly on Thursday 15th September was about Unity. We explained that Unity means working in a team.

We showed our individual talents. Everyone is great on their own but as a team we are even better. We showed an example with Andrew from P4WE and Abby from P7. They did a tug of war together. We won when we worked as a team.  We put on a video all about the body parts. We showed the video because if the whole body were an eye where would the sense of taste be? We need the whole body to work together.

Louise and Freya S did a duet and we sang a song called Unity. We had a lot of fun and worked very hard!

Louise and Megan

Andrew Butchart launches Inspirational Journeys in P.7!

Primary 7 were excited to welcome Olympic star Andrew Butchart to school today to launch their learning context ‘Inspirational Journeys’.  Andrew was given a whole school welcome when he arrived at Newton before being whisked away by Primary 7 to be quizzed about his Olympic journey and his overall journey as an Athlete.  More information about his visit from our P.7 Webmasters coming soon!