Grandparents Day – Friday 16 March

All grandparents/substitute grandparents welcome.  Please bring along any artefacts from your school days. 

The format of the morning – All grandparents will gather in the school hall around 9am. P7 guides will lead them around the school, visiting each class for ten minutes where they will see aspects of technology being used in each classroom. 

Some P7s will record any grandparents who’d be happy to talk about their artefact or
experience at school – really a Grandparents Show and Tell.  We’ll then be able to use this as a resource within the school. 

After the guided tour the grandparents will re-group in the dining area/hall for a well-deserved cuppa and chat. The morning will finish at 11.15am when pupils begin their Golden Time.

Grandparents of pupils in the nursery that morning may visit the nursery between 11.15 and 11.45am.

Zero Waste Heroes

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are learning how reducing the amount of waste we throw away can have a positive impact on the environment.

As part of this work we are holding a waste-free packed lunch competition on Monday 5th
March 2012.

We hope as many pupils as possible are able to participate, including those who usually have school dinners.

The ECO  group will be the local Zer0 Waste Hero Gang.

The aim of the waste-free lunch is for each pupil to bring a packed lunch, which produces as little food and packaging waste as possible. Points will be awarded to the students
or class with the least amount of rubbish that needs throwing away at the end.
A clean plate wins a sticker!

Ideas for creating a waste-free lunch include:

• use containers that can be used again. e.g. Tupperware, a flask or an old ice cream box;

• avoid using disposable packaging and individually wrapped snacks;  

and if you can’t reuse the packaging, ensure it is recyclable or compostable.


Thanks very much from the ECO



All school litter-pickups.

The ECO committee have developed an action plan on litter.

We do:

Take all classes out to do a tidy the school grounds.

Take the classes out  to pick up the local community.

We  have made a rota and gave it to all the classes so they now know that they can
keep our green flag.

In March and June 2012 the ECO committee are going to weigh the litter collected to see how much litter we have.  Last year we collected 3kg in March and reduced that by 2kg by May.

Dates for your diary: Community Council litter picking in Pencaitland will be provisionally  on 28 & 29 April

ECO committee update

The Pupil Council working with the ECO committee

You will be glad to know that the pupil council are looking at
what toys are in the playground and are looking at getting more playground

The   Nursery

As you may know the school applied for a grant to pay for the
massive refurbishment in the nursery garden. There were lots of parents who
gave up their time to help install it. THANK YOU and we are sure that the
nursery are very happy with their new equipment and are loving using it.

nursery play area