Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Unicef’s Day for Change

On Friday the whole school will be taking part in UNICEF’s Day of Change which this year is focusing on health care in Papua New Guinea. The children were introduced to the issue on Monday and are following this up with home work activities through out the week. They can also take part in a Dressing Down Day (on Friday morning) in the colours of the Papua New Guinea flag – black, red, yellow or white. (or a mixture of all of them!) We are asking for a donation of 50p for this fundraiser. Children can bring as much or as little as they can.

Learning Stories/Dates for your Diary

Today all children will take their learning stories home to show parents.
Everyone has been busy adding their own comments to each section beside the teacher’s comments.
Now it will be the turn of the parents to add theirs.

On Wednesday 10th the Infant Department will be putting on their Nativity for the whole school and
then perform a further 2 shows for the parents in Ormiston Church.

The children are looking forward to their class parties on the last week of term so here’s a little reminder of the days for each class.

P5 and P6 – Monday afternoon 15th Dec.
P3 and P4- Tuesday afternoon 16th Dec.
P1 and P2 – Thursday afternoon 18th Dec.
P7 Dance – Tuesday evening 17th Dec.

Church Service – Thursday morning 18th Dec. 9.30am
School finishes at usual times on 19th Dec. and reopens Monday 5th January 2009

Parent Council Meeting

The School Parent Council are holding their first A.G.M on Tuesday 25th November 2008.

The meeting will take place in the School from 7.00 – 8.30pm and all parents/carers of children at the school, including the Nursery Class, are very welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, but are interested in becoming a member of the Parent Council or want further details, please e-mail your details to

Farewell to Miss Francis

Most of you will know already that after 48 years at Ormiston Primary as secretary, Miss Francis is retiring. We are hoping that she doesn’t have time to read the school blog just now as she is very busy with all the end of session jobs. Why? We need your help – if you have any old school photos or memorabilia could you please contact Mrs Rafferty and her Nursery staff. The Nursery are also collecting any anecdotes (a short account of a humorous or interesting incident) for a Memories book to be given on her retiral, so if you have any, they would be delighted to receive these (anonymous if you wish).

There will be a special farewell service in Ormiston Church on the last day of term at 9.30am.

Dates for P7

Primary Seven have a very busy term ahead of them.
Bowling trials on 24th of April.
Cross Country on the 1st of May (selected team).
African Art/Drums 7th;9th of May (to tie in with transition topic of Malawi).
Visit to Scottish Parliament on 16th of May.
Choices for life day on 21st May.
Museum of Flight World War 2 Day on 3rd of June.
Two day High School visits on 11th and 12th June.

Dates for December

Please check out the dates for December so you can mark your calendar now.
You will receive a news letter soon with all the information about the different events happening in school.
P5/6 Maths Roadshow 29th November
P3 Maths games 30th November
P5 Assembly 30th November
P3 Enterprise activities 3rd December
P4 Enterprise activities 4th December
P5/6 Enterprise activities 4th December
P5 Enterprise activities 5th December
p2 Toast Cafe 6th December 9-9.30am
P7 Enterprise activities 6th December
P2 Toast Cafe 7th December 9-9.30am
School Christmas Dinner 11th December
Panto performances 2:00pm and 18:30 12th December
P7 Coffee afternoon 13th December
P3 AND P4 Class party 17th December
P7 Class Party at St Martin’s 18th December
P5 and P5/6 class party 19th December
Christmas church service 20th December
P1 and P2 Class Party 20th December
School Holidays 21st December

Enterprise Week

All pupils are looking forward to a variety of activities to co-incide with enterprise week. This has become an annual event in school with many parents coming in to help with the activities.

Children can look forward to fun events through maths games and Christmas workshops e.g. making cards or gift boxes