SOUTH SCHOOL MAY NEWSLETTER
19th May 2004
flown past once again and it’s time for our monthly Newsletter. I do hope
that you find these helpful and I would appreciate your comments regarding
our communication between school and home.
Walk To School Week 24th – 28th May
Please continue to encourage your child to walk to/from school and make
good use of our zebra crossing. Next week there will be a focus in walking
to and from school as part of the National Campaign.
On Friday 28th May we shall hold an official opening of the zebra
crossing. Jamie Stone MSP will take the honours of cutting the ribbon.
This will take place at 1.30pm. Please come along and support our “Safer
Routes To School” programme. Children will have an opportunity to
wear black and white clothes on that day – the staff really felt that a
fun focus would appeal to all. The children will be asked to pay £1 to
take part and all monies will go to the school fund and help subsidise
class summer trips.
Reports & Open Day
The class teachers are in the process of writing the children’s reports.
We plan to have them issued home during the week beginning the 7th June.
An Open Afternoon will follow this on Thursday 17th June from 2- 3pm. This
will be an opportunity for you to view your child’s work in their
classrooms and chat informally with their teacher. If you wish to discuss
your child’s progress in greater detail then please contact their teacher,
after you receive the report and arrange a time convenient for you both.
Changes within the school
As from next session, August 2004, it is planned to slightly amend the
times of the school day. This needs to take place to break the school day
up into more regular blocks of time.
School will start at 9.10am and finish at 3.10pm.
This allows the day to be split with 3 blocks of 100 minutes which allows
the class timetables to be more structured:
9.10am – 10.50am
11.05am – 12.45pm
1.30pm – 3.10pm
(Children in P1 – P3 have always had 30 minutes less of class time and
this means they have a longer lunch break – this will not change i.e.
12.15pm – 1.30pm).
I hope this change doesn’t cause any problems but please contact myself if
you envisage any. This will be greatly appreciated.
Due to the drop of the school roll in August, we will be reduced to 6
classes in the school. At present the school roll stands at 166 pupils and
in August it will be 145.
This means we will have - P1/2 class, P2/3 class, P3/4 class, P5 class, P6
class and P7 class.
The classes will be organised according to their age.
This will not affect the level of work your child will be covering as each
child progresses from what they have achieved at the end of this term.
There will be a meeting next week for all present Nursery to P3 parents to
attend on Wednesday 26th May at 7pm – this will be an opportunity to
discuss the composite classes.
If you have any concerns or queries
regarding any of these matters then please contact me to arrange an
Pat Bowers – Headteacher