Newsletter – June 2008

Loirston School Newsletter    June 2008

Staffing Update

As you know Mrs Thom has resigned her post as Head Teacher here at Loirston School and Aberdeen City Council has begun the process of recruiting a new head teacher. The post will not be advertised until the start of the new school session. Previous experience has shown that limited interest is shown in posts advertised over the summer school holidays. Ms L. McIntosh, currently head teacher at St Machar Primary School will assume the role of Acting Head Teacher at the start of the school session and will remain in post until the new Head Teacher is appointed.

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone involved at Loirston School for making me feel welcome throughout my time here. I have been impressed with the hard work of staff and pupils at the school and wish you all success in the new school year.

Mrs Henley and Ms Aitken will be leaving Loirston School at the end of this term to take up new posts in other schools. I am sure you will join with me in thanking them for their hard work, dedication and commitment and to wish them all success in their new posts.

 

Road Safety Matters

Update on Crossing Patrol at Earns Heugh Road near the junction with Loirston Avenue

After consultation no change to the existing arrangements are presently being planned. Many thanks to those parents who responded.

 

Cancellation of Nursery Trips

Dear Parents,

 

Nursery Trips

 

Due to the bad weather forecast over the next couple of days, the Morning and Afternoon Nursery Trips will have to be cancelled.

 

This means that Nursery will continue as normal on Thursday and Friday with the morning children attending on Thursday and Friday morning and the afternoon children attending on Thursday and Friday afternoon.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and we are sure everybody will be really disappointed.

 

TRISH PERT

 

Depute Head Teacher

Class Allocation Update – Please check your child's schoolbag

Loirston School

Loirston Avenue

Cove Bay

Tel: 897686

24th June 2008

 

Dear Parents,

 

The class teacher allocation at Loirston School for the coming session (2008-2009) has been finalised.

 

Class

Area

No of Pupils

Teacher/s

Green Nursery

Red

20

Mrs E. Rothnie

Red Nursery

Red

20/20

Mrs E. Smith

Blue Nursery

Red

20/19

Mr R. Constable

P1A

Red

21

Mrs P. Cowell/Mrs S. Ormston

P1B

Red

21

Mrs M. Senior /

Mrs S. Ritchie

P1/2

Red

11 P1 & 12 P2

Mrs M. MacCallum

P2

Red

23

Miss G. Leiper

P2/3

Blue

11 P2 & 14 P3

Mrs R. Snedden

P3

Blue

29

Ms C. Thorpe

P4A

Blue

25

Mrs F. Dunbar

P4B

Blue

26

Mr S. Anderson

P5

Blue

30

Mrs L. Ross /

Miss D. Power

P5/6

Blue

16 P5 & 9 P6

Miss C. Buchan

P6

Blue

33

Mrs M. Smithers

P7A

Yellow

31

Mrs S. Campbell-Morgan

P7B

Yellow

33

Miss L. Watson

Y8A

Yellow

Max. 7

Mrs H. Collie /

Mrs J. Turner

Y8B

Yellow

Max. 7

Miss K. Reid

 

The Support for Learning and classroom support assistant provision has yet to be finalised. 

 

Congratulations and welcome to Loirston School to Mrs Smith, Miss Leiper and Mr. Anderson who have secured full-time permanent contracts with Aberdeen City Council.

 

Before the end of term, pupils will be introduced to their class teacher and shown their main teaching area.

 

During Term 1, the Senior Management Team wish to put the following procedures in place with regard to entering and exiting of pupils through the outside unit doors.

 

YELLOW UNIT

Bell rings at 9 o’clock and door opens.  Pupils have free access – i.e. no lines at this time.  The doors will be closed at 9.05 a.m.  Further entry and exit at interval and lunchtime will be made through the yellow unit doors.

 

BLUE UNIT

Bell rings at 9 o’clock and door opens.  Pupils in P4A, P4B, P5 and P6 will have free access and should make their way to pegs and then their class area.  Further entry and exit at interval and lunchtime will be made through the blue unit doors.

 

RED UNIT

Bell rings at 9 o’clock and door opens.  Pupils in P1 have their own information with regard to the start of the new term.  Pupils in P2 and P3 will line up in their classes and be collected by the class teacher outside the red unit door.  They will be escorted to pegs and class areas by class teachers.  Red unit pupils will exit for interval and lunch from the red unit.

 

Blue unit pupils (P2/3 and P3) will exit for interval from the blue unit.

Blue unit pupils (P2/3 and P3), home lunches, will exit from the red unit.

Blue unit pupils (P2/3 and P3), school and packed lunches will exit from the blue unit.

 

At the end of the day at 3.15 p.m. all Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils will exit from the red unit and be collected by parents/childminders.

 

The above procedures will be monitored and reviewed throughout the term.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

M. S. MCPHEE

 

Depute Head Teacher

Shorts & Shades Disco

Loirston School Association

DISCO

 Come dressed to impress!!!!!

 Entry £ 1.00 plus tuckshop

 P1 – P3 enter by red unit door at 6.30pm. Parents return at 7.30pm and enter by front door and move through to exit through red unit.

P4 – P7 enter by front door at 7.45pm.  Parents return via front door at 9.00pm and exit via the red unit.

ALL PUPILS NEED TO BE COLLECTED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT UNLESS THEY PRODUCE WRITTEN PARENTAL PERMISSION TO TRAVEL HOME ALONE.