September 2017

Hello again, everyone, and welcome back!

The school term dates and holidays are now on the Calendar page of the website; as the weeks progress, we'll be updating the Calendar with events, too.

Please click below to view the school dinner menu for this term.  Dinners cost £2.60 each and can be ordered on a Monday morning.  We really appreciate you sending in the exact amount of money for the week and details of the day(s) your child requires a dinner.

School dinner menu for Term 1

The children's Christmas Dinner will be on Wednesday 6 December 2017.  Please make a note of this as further flyers won't be sent out.

Our extensive after-school programme will be starting soon.  For your reference, please click on the link below to see what's coming up this term - we hope you'll find something you like.  We very proud of the programme, especially the fact that our staff are so involved in its delivery.  For those activities that cost, please appreciate that our school receives no extra funding to cover such activities, so we have to pass on the costs to our parents.

After-School Programme, Term 1

September is always a mixture of excitement, challenge and busyness - for families getting back into routine as well as for school.  Thanks to everyone for making our job run smoothly and, for all our new families, we hope that your first month has been happy and successful.

While we have been tweeting regularly - more followers always welcome - the website provides an important platform for highlighting school news and creating a valuable archive of what we are about, so we hope you enjoy the first monthly news of the new year.

It is traditional, and rightly so, to start our monthly news articles with pictures from P1.  Here are the children engaged in a variety of outdoor and indoor activities - the latter sees them making - and tasting - fresh apple crumble from our very own harvest!

Every September we are treated to a visit from Don Scott, our 'Owl Man', as he comes to visit the P4 children to not just tell them about Owls, but show them some members of his own collection.  They are truly beautiful birds and always make a huge impression on the pupils - especially those that get a chance to hold one!  Making topic work, quite literally in this case, come alive, is so much more interesting than just searching on google...

We tweeted quite a few pictures from our P6 Comber Trail during the month - where the children follow a local history trail around the key historical sites in the town.  This always proves to be enjoyable for the children and the staff - we all learn and revise lots!  We are indebted to Rev and Mrs Gilpin and Canon Barry for their reception and presentations at the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church and St Mary's respectively.  Here's Mrs Gilpin telling the children about the Andrews' family connection to the church.


Just a wee reminder about checking the class Newsheets (by half-term), Calendar page and Twitter for more news - you really are very very welcome!