Christmas Fair 2012

The Christmas Fair is fast approaching (Saturday 1st Dec from 10am until Noon).

We are looking for donations for any of the following :-

  • Raffle Prizes,
  • Bottles for the tombola (UNOPENED bottles of ANYTHING accepted)
  • Christmas Groceries for the Hampers
  • Good quality preloved toys, books and dvds.
  • Unwanted gifts looking for a new home.
  • Home Baking
Anybody wishing to donate can leave their donation at the school office, or get in touch with any Parent Council member if you need it collected.
Home Baking can be brought along to the Fair on the day (or the day before at the earliest)

We are also looking for volunteers to help set up stalls on the Friday and first thing on the Saturday morning, volunteers to run stalls (even if it’s only for half an hour or so, to give someone else a break), and also to help clear up at the end of the fair.

A note will be coming home with your child this week, which will also have a form attached for Calendar orders and Raffle Ticket orders for those of you unable to attend.

Please contact any Parent Council member if you wish to volunteer as it is your continued support that makes these events the success they are.

Catholic Assembly of Parents

The Catholic Education Commission invites parents to gather at the first Catholic Assembly of Parents so that they can learn from each other, encourage each other and build support for the future for the catholic education of their children.

The Assembly is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25th August at the Xavier Centre in Carfin, North Lanarkshire, beginning at 2pm and finishing with vigil mass celeberated by Bishop Devine.  Cardinal O’Brien will give the keynote address and the programme will contain a mixture of useful information and opportunites for parents to speak to each other.

To book a place at this event, please email

Primary 5 and the Nursery on a minibeast hunt

Primary 5 came to help the nursery afternoon group on a minibeast hunt in the school woods.

We had sheets with different kinds of minibeasts on, and we marked how many of each we saw. We were very careful not to hurt any of the minibeasts. We looked under logs and stones and found worms, slaters, snails, slugs, ants, earwigs, millipedes and a centipede.

It was great to see how well the children all worked together.

Jubilee fun in the nursery

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we made bunting and all dressed in red, white and blue. We enjoyed a ‘party’ where we ate cucumber sandwiches, ham sandwiches and cheese sandwiches – all with the crusts cut off! We made some buns which were delicious.


Thank you to all pupils, parents, grandparents, families, parishoners and teachers who supported Saturday’s Summer Fair. An amount of £1087.64 was raised which was fantastic!

A huge thanks goes to all the helpers who helped set up, manned a stall and cleared up. Without volunteers these events would not be possible.

Special thanks also to Mrs Johnston and her guitar group who provided live entertainment in the dining hall.

A great day was had by all and the children especially had great fun with their water guns!!

Loretto RC Parent Council




Just a reminder that the Fair takes place this Saturday and we are urgently looking for your donations – toys, books, gifts, raffle prizes, bottles for our bottle stall, plants and don’t forget home baking on the day!

We are also looking for more volunteers to help on the day so please contact us on if you can help.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for Saturday is not ‘favourable’ so if the weather is wet then we will move everything indoors to the gym hall.  We will be serving our burgers and teas/coffees in the dining hall and will also have our homebaking stall in here too.  So don’t let the weather put you off – the Fair will still go on.

A number of classes will be running stalls at the Fair so make sure you get there early to see what the children have on offer!

We look forward to seeing lots of children with their families on Saturday for another great Loretto Family Fair!

Loretto RC Parent Council

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

On Thursday, P1 enjoyed a wet but very fun trip to the Botanic Gardens! Bears under arms, we journeyed through the gardens learning about SWAF – Shelter, Water, Air and Food – the four things that every animal needs. After some bear games to start our day, we explored the temperate houses looking at different kinds of plants and their uses. Then beside the Coco de Mer tree, we received a letter from Edward the bear who gave us clues to take us back to the yurt for our picnic. In the afternoon, we imagined we were squirrels before designing islands using leaves, seeds and twigs that were fit for bears to live on. It was an amazing trip that made us think about many of our P1 topics – Materials, Toys, the Seasons and of course Living Things!

It was also Mrs Capaldi’s last full day with the class. Thank you P1 for being such a wonderful class!


P6 are organising a whole school Book Swap on Friday 8th June at 11 am.
The swap is in aid of children’s charity Aberlour which provides a range of services and support for vulnerable children and their families.
Pupils wishing to participate pay 50p for the book swap. Each pupil is encouraged to bring in a book (or books) they no longer wish to read and swap with a classmate. Literacy skills can be developed by sharing stories and discovering new ones.
Our school will receive a certificate and also the chance, if our name is selected, to receive a visit from an exciting children’s author.

We’ve been busy!

We had a busy week last week:
On Monday most of the class went to visit the Money Museum. We got to see a roll of £800 in £20 notes and learn about old coins and early forms of money.
On Tuesday we had a visit from Musselburgh Firemen to tell us about Home Safety. We tried not to ask too many ‘What if..?’ questions.
In the afternoon we went to see Nicky Orr’s ‘Remade’ shop on the High Street. You can find a use for almost everything – keep those old scrabble pieces!
On Wednesday we wrote a set of instructions and tested them out making jam sandwiches.
On Thursday we told P3 about 2D Shapes and we all became Shape Detectives in our playground. Nathan C and Thomas represented the Musselburgh Cluster this afternoon at Little and Large Cookery Competition. Although they didn’t win overall, they did extremely well and made some delicious food!
On Friday Fraser taught us Rugby Rounders!

A Busy Week in P6 on PhotoPeach