Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. I hope too that you had an enjoyable Easter holiday.
Term 4 begins
today and we are hoping that all our learners will be doing their best to
re-engage with their learning. The
importance of having a routine during these challenging times can’t be
overstated, and we hope school-supported learning will be an important part of
this. If you are experiencing any
difficulties in engaging with our learning – from nursery to secondary – please
contact the school office for advice and support.
Dear Parents and Carers
After writing formally to you so often over the past few days, I am returning to the blog.
I just wanted to write a note of reassurance to you. I know a number of parents are concerned and frustrated (in equal measure) as they try to get online, access resources, sort out glitches and all the rest, so that they can get their children settled and working. Please do not worry too much about this – we’re in it for the long haul, I think. We will get there. And I promise we will be doing our best to sort out any issues you have.
I just wanted to write a short message to you as we enter the last week of term. The newsletter for Term 2 will be out soon and I have also included a message there. Nevertheless I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your ongoing support for your school. Most recently this was shown in the remarkable participation of parents and families at our primary nativity and Christmas Show and the P7 Fair. The children of P2 who led our nativity, and the children from across the school, were absolutely brilliant, and this was aided in no small part by the full and appreciative audiences which you provided.
The end of the first term is nearly here – already!
It has been great to see so many of our families in the school at various events over the course of the term. Many of you have taken the opportunity to come along to our drop-ins, soft starts and stay-and-plays to get to know us, and for us to get to know you too. It was wonderful to see so many of you come along to our family mass, led by Bishop Stephen. The theme this year was ‘Welcoming’, and this is what we want to be as a community.
The new session is now well underway and I am delighted to say that our children and young people throughout our nursery, primary and secondary are settling in very well, and settling down to the busy task of learning.
The summer term is here! Health Week is currently underway in our nursery and primary, with the secondary Health Week to come later in May. Our Bike Breakfast this morning was a great success (and thanks to Mr Antoniewicz for the brilliant picture). The exam season is ongoing, and as I write, many of our young people are sitting National 5 Mathematics. I wish all our candidates, across the whole range of courses, every success.
We are now well into 2019 as I write to you, and coming up to our short break. Since the new year our learners have been hard at work across our nursery and school. Our senior pupils have been undertaking assessment opportunities before their formal exams in April/May, and many of our S2 pupils have enjoyed a fabulous week in the Italian Alps learning to ski. A four minute video is available here to view. Secondary pupils also recently enjoyed the delights of Murrayfield for a Six Nations Rugby match. P6 have been participating (in all weathers!) in our outdoor education programme at Battleby, and P7 are busy preparing for the school show (on 27 March – mark it in the calendar!). Our Monday ‘Learning Hub’ in the library is going well, and new Families Connect sessions have begun. Read more