Excellent DTIM Mass turnout

Despite horrible wind and rain from Storm Dennis, over 40 children and their families attended the annual Saturday night Vigil Do This In Memory Mass in St John’s church this evening.

This is the second year of the combined Mass for Primary 3 pupils preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Primary 4 learners getting ready for First Communions before summer and the children were a credit to the school and their families in the way they participated during mass, with thoughtful prayers for those in need and some excellent answers to Father Jock’s questions after the Gospel.

Father Jock spoke about rules in school and home and explained that whilst we are meant to keep the Ten commandments Jesus asks us to not be angry with one another and to make good choices.

It was lovely to see the church so busy on such a cold, dark and rainy evening, well done everyone who took part tonight!

Rights Respecting Schools Group 2019

NameClass/Role
ArchiePupil P3B
OliwiaPupil P4A
OscarPupil P4B
MayciPupil P4B
EmiliaPupil P5A
NevePupil P5B
VickyPupil P5B
LeandroPupil P6A
MillyPupil P6B
EmaanPupil P7A
EllysePupil P7A
IshaaPupil P7B
ClarePupil P7B
LucaPupil P7B
RuaridhGold & Gray
Miss ColemanTeacher
Mr BurgessDepute Head Teacher

Tea with SLT 6th February

This afternoon we were delighted to meet with some of our pupils for Tea with SLT. The children shared their excellent work with us and it great to reflect on the learning which is taking place throughout the school.

Lucas in P1 has been practising his blending and reading so well and Mhairi in P2A has produced an excellent piece of artwork all about the seasons. Eftelya and Fajar have made excellent effort with their writing.

Sophie in Primary 3 has been so kind, patient and sensible in class, Rory has used logical thinking in problem solving and was able to clearly describe his strategies and Jack wrote a fantastic story using sentences and a variety of openers.

John in Primary 4B has stayed focused and worked very hard in maths, Rebecca has worked very hard to learn subtraction in class.

Adrian in Primary 5 arrived for Tea with SLT because he always works hard in class and shows bravery and initiative. Charlotte always shows kindness and care towards her classmates. Ahmad has produced excellent language work in literacy this past week.

In P6 Vi has demonstrated enthusiasm when tackling problems in maths. He showed excellent perseverance and also supported others well. Also from Primary 6, Liam has included excellent creative ideas when writing his poem all about Nessie.

Well done to everyone who visited us this week for Tea with SLT, we are proud of all your learning achievements and the way you show kindness and care for others around you. Well done!

First Meeting for Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group

This morning we held the first meeting of our RRSA steering group. The group is composed of P3-7 pupils, Mr Burgess and Miss Coleman. It was lovely to spend time talking to the children about the importance of Respecting each other and learning about their Rights.

The role of the group is to display evidence of the work carried out in class and to lead class challenges on a rota basis.

Each week in assembly, different articles relating to the childrens UN charter of human rights are highlighted. Last week we were focusing on UNICEF Day of Change and Chinese New Year.

The Steering Group will look to focus on Fairtrade Fortnight in the two weeks after February holidays.

We will keep you updated with our progress!