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What a fantastic morning. The teachers can’t wait until they meet their ‘School Home Teams’ again.
The MAT’s will be going HOME for the first time on Friday the 6th of December 2013
The next MAT Chat will be Friday the 13th of December 2013.
Fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes: Typeonesie Day in P5 on PhotoPeach
So very proud of the PRIMARY 5 class raising £132.32 for the Junior Diabetes Charity.
Well done to all children, parents and staff who donated.
The pupil council have eventually got the pupil council discussion box ready. We’re putting this up on the website because we would like to see YOU make a suggestion about the school. The discussion box is located outside the staff room. We look forward to seeing your suggestions
kind regards the Pupil Council
The School Roles and Responsibilities badges HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!!
They will be given out at our whole school assembly this Tuesday the 29th of October. This assembly will also be Primary 4’s class assembly.
If you have a badge then you must ensure you put it on first thing in the morning and take it off last thing before going home at the end of the day. They MUST stay in school. Your teacher will help you with this.
I look forward to giving them out at this assembly.
Come and see some of the wonderful work that the School and the Nursery have been up to. They are all been learning about a specific country and that countries involvment with Water Aid.
You will be whisked away on a journey through countries such as Nigeria, India, Ghana and Malawi. You will be given a passport on entry to the school. You can drop in anytime between 9:00 and 10:30am with a little pit stop at our Macmillan Coffee morning in the dining hall. All of our tea and coffee as been sourced by P2 and is Fairtrade.
There will also be some art work for sale in each of the classrooms and all money collected will be donated to Water Aid.
Come along and enjoy the fun.
I’ve attached this month’s newsletter for your information. Please have a read and get back to me if you would to discuss anything that may interest you or you would like to find out more about.
Kind Wishes for a lovely May holiday on Monday.
Mrs S McDonaldMay newsletter 2013
Congratulations! St Martin’s RC Primary School has successfully achieved the UNICEF UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) for our Rights Respecting School work.
Open Evening March 2013
Please try to come along and support the school in helping your child learn to read and look deeper into texts by focusing on reading skills that they will be able to use everyday in all areas of the curriculum.
Please see attched letter for more information.
The Pupil Council have decided that they would like to raise some money for all the new books and playground games that the school has bought for us to enjoy.
This week is also Race and Equality week. We would like to make Friday 18th June a day when we can celebrate different cultures by coming to school dressed up to represent one of the countries in the World Cup. Everyone that gets dressed up will pay 50p and tell the rest of their class 3 facts about the country they are representing. We hope that everyone will get into the spirit of the World Cup and enjoy learning about different countries at the same time!
What or who will you come as? A flamenco dancer? A Bull fighter? A pizza chef? The statue of Liberty? A Cowboy/girl? A Greek hero from a myth? A sausage? An Ancient Roman? A Gladiator?
The Pupil Council will collect the money from each class and take photos to make a display.
We are really looking forward to seeing all the different costumes. We hope everyone makes an effort to join in the fun and help raise funds.
Below is a list of all the countries that are in the World Cup to help you choose.
The Pupil Council
France Denmark Mexico Japan
South Africa Netherlands Uruguay Italy
Argentina New Zealand South Korea Paraguay
Nigeria Slovakia Algeria Brazil
England Ivory Coast Slovenia Korea (DPR)
United States Portugal Australia Germany
Chile Ghana Honduras Switzerland
Serbia Spain Cameroon
Star Reader / Star Writer
The pupil council made up a questionaire for the school and it asked all the children what types of books they liked and which books they think we need more of. We collected in all of the questionaires and analysed the responses. We then looked at the school order catalogues and ordered new books for the school. We ordered a wide range of books so that everyone would get to read something that they would enjoy. We ordered fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels! They are really popular!
To celebrate reading even more we decided to start a Star Reader and Star Writer of the month! We made up a certificate for the winners. They would recive a certificate, a head teacher award and they would have their picture taken and put up on the wall next to their winning peice of work.
We spoke at an assembly and told everyone how it would work. They seamed excited about the idea of it!
The pupil council chose three peices of reading and three peices of writing from their class to give to the primary seven pupil council. Once all the peices of work were handed to the primary seven pupil council they decided on a winner for Star Reader from primary one – three and Star Writer from primary one – three. Next they decided on a winner for Star Reader primary four – seven and Star Writer from primary four – seven.
On that Friday at assembly the pupil council member from primary seven announced the winners to the whole school. They got to pick a book from the books laid out and then they had their picture taken with there book and a head teacher award.
We think that Star Reader and Writer will be very sucssesful!
The pupil council got lots of money! They thought the classes would like some new equipment for the playground.
The pupil council for each class went to their classroom and asked, ‘What playground equipment would you like for the playground boxes?’. We then discused with Miss Gilhooly the things they might be intrested in.
Miss Gilhooly got us some catalogs and we looked at the sheets of paper that we wrote what things the class would like and tried to find the pieces of equipment for the class.
we got the money and we sent the request for the new equipment some of equipmenent we got where.