Comic Relief -Red Nose Day






You may or may not be aware that throughout the school year we get many requests to support a great variety of charities.  It is clearly not possible to help them all.  Decisions are made at the beginning of the school year about what our involvement will be.  Consideration is given to the timing of different appeals and this is one of the criteria for supporting Comic Relief and in particular RED NOSE DAY.  We also use the materials produced by the charity to fit in with our delivery of the Citizenship and Personal and social Education areas.


This year Red Nose Day is on Friday 13th March.  We (John the Janitor) will be selling red noses on Monday 9th March in the hall from 9.00am.  420 noses have been ordered and will be sold at £1.00 each. This will happen again on each day of the week until all noses have been sold.


We are inviting pupils to take part in the Red Nose Day theme –




Instead of wearing school uniform, pay £1.00 and come to school wearing clothes that make you and everyone around you happy!  It could be hair, clothes, face, socks or ALL of these and MORE!!! It’s up to you and your child/ren change the way you look and the donation will be used to spread laughter to others in this country and in Africa.



It may be that individual classes want to organise additional fund-raising activities on the day – we will see what happens.


Hope you can help to make Friday 13th March a laughter filled day and to contribute towards a big total for Comic Relief.


School Photographer


30th January 2009





The school photographer will be here on Tuesday 10th February.


This time round it will be class photographs and we ask that pupils make an extra special effort to wear uniform on that day.


You may wish to ensure that your child has a comb/brush with them, as not all classes will be photographed first thing in the morning.


Aladdin Production

In theNew Year, school has booked a theatre company to entertain us with a pantomime.

There will be a performance of ALADDIN in the school hall on the afternoon of Monday 12th January for pupils in Primaries 1 – 7.

To assist with the cost of this production we would ask each pupil to pay £2.00. This should be handed to the class teacher by the morning of Thursday 8th January 2009. If your family has more than two pupils in Primary 1 – 7, the total cost will be £4.00.

School Christmas Parties Update

9th December 2008  



Dear Parents/Carers





This is an update about the forthcoming Christmas parties at school.


Nursery parties will be on Monday 15th – details have been issued.


Primary 1-2 party will be on Tuesday 16th.


Primary 3-4 party will be on Wednesday 17th.


Primary 5/6/7 disco will be on Thursday 18th.



The primary 1-7 parties will be in the afternoon of the identified day and will commence 15 minutes after the start of afternoon school.  This allows for “changing time” of school lunch pupils who may wish to get into their glad rags for the party.


If a change of clothes is brought, please stress to your child that they should remember to pack school clothes in a bag and to take them home at the end of school.


Pupils going home for lunch on the day of their party should not return to school until 1.15pm or 1.30pm, whichever is appropriate.


Yours sincerely



M McPhee

Depute head Teacher

December Newsletter




Dear Parents,


No doubt you will all be so busy just now making preparations for Christmas.  It is such an exciting time, particularly for the younger children.  In school you can feel the anticipation building.


HMIe Follow Up Visit

Two members of HMIe will visit Loirston School on Wednesday 10th December 2008.  Following their visit there will be a written report which will be sent to parents.


Switching on the Christmas Tree Lights in Cove

Traditionally pupils who were interested in switching on the Christmas tree lights in Cove filled out a slip and then one name was pulled out.  This year, because of time constraints, we have put the name of every child in the school into a hat and pulled one out.  The child who has been selected is Logan Paterson in P4A.


Christmas Fayre

Thank you to all who contributed in any way to the success of the Christmas Fayre.  It was wonderful to see so many people on such a cold day.  We will let you know the final amount raised once all the expenses are paid.


A special thanks to the I-Time craft group.  They raised an astonishing £55.00.  This money will pay for a small farm and a year’s schooling for a child in an underdeveloped country


Book Fair

There was great interest in the Book Fair.  We made £1587.51 which is just fantastic.  The school get 60% of this total to spend on books.  We have selected a variety of fiction and non-fiction books as well as some dictionaries.


And finally………………….

Sadly, today we say goodbye to Mrs Gillian Tosh, our School Administrator.  She has been a loyal friend to Loirston School.  She started here when the school opened 27 years ago.  I’m sure she is looking forward to a few long lies and not having to face the Cove roundabout.  We wish her a long and happy retirement.  On your behalf I would like to thank her for her loyalty to the school and for always going that extra mile.


Louise McIntosh

Head Teacher