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Loirston School Values Survey

The staff and pupils in the school have been involved in reviewing and redesigning the Values, Aims, and Vision Statement for the school. After a lot of discussion and ideas each class sent a representative with their classes suggestions to have a meeting with Mrs Hidson on 30.11.17. In the meeting all the ideas were shared and discussed and the children shortlisted their preferred ideas to go forward for voting.
All parents, children, staff and stakeholders are invited to vote for what they feel should be the values which will underpin the curriculum and learning journey that each child will go on during their time at Loirston and the Vision Statement they will follow. Children will be voting in their classes and we would like to encourage as many people as possible who engage with the school to also vote.

Please click here to vote.

Voting will close on Friday 15th December at 3.15pm.

Paper copies are available at the front of school and can be posted into the voting box if anyone is having difficulties accessing it online.

Staffing update

Staffing Update

We are pleased to give you some positive news about the Head Teacher situation. Our Quality Improvement Officer (QIO) has been working extremely hard to fill the Acting Post and we are happy to tell you that Mrs Margaret Winton will be filling the post from Tuesday 31st October until Friday 22nd December. Mrs Winton is a very experienced Head Teacher who until recently was in position at Glashieburn Primary.
Mrs Winton will be supporting Miss Anderson and Mrs Pert to take forward the developments already in place within the school. Her experience in these areas will be a great asset to all staff.

School Bulletin Oct 2017 No.2

Loirston Primary School Bulletin
October 2017
Open Day
A huge “Thank You” to everyone who attended the school Open Day on Thursday 28th September. It was fantastic to see the school so busy and full of enthusiastic children sharing their learning with family and friends. It is great to see how many of you supported this event and the children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their school day with you all. It was lovely to read the class sign in and comment books afterwards and share the positive messages left by parents, family and friends with staff. Another big “Thank You” must go out to all staff for their hard work and dedication to the children. I am sure you will all agree that they all do a fabulous job.
First Aid
Another big “Thank You” to Jack’s Steakhouse for sponsoring our First Aid training for Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils. The children received a full day of First Aid Training and are now awaiting their certificates to show their achievements.

Wildlife Garden
As many of you will have seen on the Parent Council Facebook page, a Litter Pick and tidy up of the Wildlife Garden has been arranged for Sunday 15th October between 10.00am and 12.00pm. The Parent Council would appreciate as many volunteers as possible, even if you cannot stay for the full time, every little bit of help will be much appreciated.

Staffing Update
It is with regret that I have to inform you that due to personal family circumstances I will not be returning to Loirston after the October break.
The school are being supported by the authority to recruit a permanent Head Teacher, the advert for applications for the post closes in the October holidays. In the interim period Miss Anderson and Mrs Pert will be in charge of the school on a day to day basis. The authority are seeking support from experienced Head Teachers within the city to support them with school development until a permanent Head Teacher can be appointed.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my short time at Loirston working with all staff, parents/carers and of course, the fantastic children.
Happier News
As some of you may know Miss Anderson gets married very soon. As of the 13th November she will be Mrs Hidson. I am sure you will join me in wishing her the best of luck for her upcoming wedding. We hope you have a fabulous day!

Dates for your Diary
Friday 13th October – Term 1 Ends
Monday 30th October – Term 2 Begins
Tuesday 7th November – Halloween Disco
Tuesday 14th November – Parents Evening 1 (6.30-8.30pm)
Thursday 16th November – Parents Evening 2 (3.30-5.30pm)
Friday 17th November – Inservice Day (School Closed to Pupils)
Saturday 25th November – School Christmas Fayre
Friday 22nd December – Term 2 Ends
*Further Dates to be released in the next school bulletin (Term 2)

Mrs Mitchell 

Walk to Lochside

Walk to Lochside

Dear Parents/ Guardians.
With the opening of Lochside Academy due in August 2018, it’s important for us all to consider a safe route to school for our children should they wish to walk or cycle. Loirston Parent Council have been working closely with Local Councillor Sarah Duncan and she has agreed to walk from various areas on Cove on Thursday 12th October starting at 8.30am to identify possible crossing points on Wellington Road. The areas she is thinking of walking from are Cove Crescent, Earnsheugh and Langdykes/ Altens. If you are interested in participating then please contact Fleur Tarling on 07909754131.
Regards, Your Parent Council.