Headteacher’s Blog

Well -the holidays loom ever nearer. Depending on who you are, you will probably view this fact in a variety of ways. Most of the children cannot see past next Sunday and the joys of Christmas day. The staff are ticking events off the list as each is accomplished, then starting to prepare for the next. For myself, I am concentrating hard on being in the right place at the right time with the right list, music, notes etc. etc. etc.
Parents, I imagine, are aware that there are only 4 more days of freedom to get the shopping, preparing, wrapping, organising……….. done before having to cope full time with feverishly excited offspring.
So what do you do with your children in holiday periods? Do you relish the time together free of time constraints, homework tasks, washing school uniforms and all the other things on the list? Or is it a bit of a daunting thought to have to cope for two weeks  as entertainment officer for your brood?
When children come back to school after the weekend or holidays they tell us what they have been doing (of course we would never pass it on!) and naturally they give us the highlights. Quite often the best memories they have and the ones they like to talk about are simply about being together as a family. It might be a walk on the beach, helping out with a job around the house, cooking together or a game with parents. These events often mean more and last longer in the memory than gifts they have been given or places they have been taken to.
So if you are wondering what to do with your kids for the next two weeks, don’t underestimate a walk, a game of rounders or the Scrabble board. None of these things cost a huge amount and they might well be among the highlights of your holiday.

Final week

Arrangements for the final week.

Tuesday 20th December- 9.30 am
Service in church: you are invited to join us for a whistlestop tour of Christmas around the world. Refreshments will be served back at the school afterwards.
Wednesday 21st December
Am Nursery party
Pm P1-7 party
Thursday 22nd December
School closes at usual time for Christmas holidays.

Tuesday 10th January 2012
School resumes for pupils.

All the staff at Saltoun would like to thank parents for the support you have given the school this year- we could not do without it. We wish you a happy and restful Christmas and all the best for 2012.