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Realigning Children's Services

The Council and its partners are currently working with Scottish Government through a programme called 'Realigning Children's Services' to help to improve local services for children in your area. All primary schools in the area have been invited to take part and we are inviting all children in P5-P7 to complete a short online questionnnaire during school time on their lives and wellbeing.

Your child should have had a letter home in their bag. If you would prefer your child not to take part please complete the opt-out section of the letter and return to school by 25th January. Thank you. For more information please see the website below:

www.transformingchildrensfutures.scot

P1 Enrolment

S1/S2 Cross Country Running

Starting after the Christmas holidays and until the February mid-term, we will be participating in cross country running as part of the PE programme with all S1 and S2 pupils. 

This will involve the pupils running outdoors, sometimes in poor weather conditions. Pupils should therefore bring (old) trainers, preferably with a good grip.  It is advised that pupils wear gloves and a thin hat as well as base layers and tracksuits.  A heavy jacket is not advised as that would impair their running ability.  We will be going outside to run as much as possible so it is important that all pupils are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. 

 

 

Last year most pupils really enjoyed this physical challenge and tried to beat their previous times but some pupils can be less enthusiastic and need to be encouraged. The challenge is more about pupils competing against themselves so any encouragement from home in these circumstances would be greatly appreciated. 

If any pupil is not participating due to injury or illness then they will still be required to go outside with the rest of the class and therefore should bring suitable clothing for outdoors, such as jackets, hats, gloves. 

A regional cross country competition will take place in Kirroughtree Forest on Thursday 14th February 2018 for the pupils who are particularly enthusiastic about cross country running. 

A reminder that pupils should not return to school until 48 hours after they have had a sickness or diarrhoea bug. Thank you

Nuts

Just a reminder to all Primary parents/carers to please not send your child to school with nuts for a snack. Thank you

Tesco Uniform

As of 9th July Tesco Direct website will be closing - they will continue to offer the Uniform embroidery service at tesco.com but may now take up to 5 days to deliver any items ordered.