Shoebox – KAFKHA Appeal

Last Christmas, we received overwhelming support from parents, pupils and the Cove community for our Shoebox Appeal.  The delight of the many children who had been victims of war was highlighted in the photographs and video given to school.

Loirston School is again keen to support the charity, Kids Acting for Kids Abroad and Home (KAFKAH).  This year’s shoeboxes will enrich the children of Kosovo whose lives have been disrupted by war.  There are two ways that you can donate to the appeal.  The first is to pack your own shoebox.  The second is to provide donations which will be packed by our pupils or KAFKAH.  The charity advises us that it is helpful if your box is labelled to state whether it is for a boy or a girl and for which age group – baby, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14 or teen, it would be most suited to. 

Could we ask that, where possible, shoeboxes be wrapped at home?  This would help us considerably.

Donations can take the form of pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers, notepads, colouring items, games, CDs, tapes and especially toiletries, jewellery, hair/nail stuff, new clothes, socks, hats, gloves, toys, small cuddly toys, sweets (but no chocolate).  In fact, anything that can fit in a shoebox. Last year KAFKAH were particularly short of pencil sharpeners and toothpaste!

It would also be helpful if a donation of £2.00 (which can be taped to the outside of the box) be given towards the charity’s transportation costs.

KAFKAH are collecting the boxes from school on 3rd  December so we would be grateful if they could be handed in before then. 

Thank you for your continued support.



Halloween Disco

Tuesday 2nd November
Calling all spooks, witches and things that go bump in the night – come and dance the night away. 
P1-3 disco is from 6.15 – 7.00 pm – children should enter from the door of the red unit
P4-7 disco is from 7.15 – 8.15 pm – children should enter from the front door
Entrance is £1 per child and a tuck shop is available at both discos

Loirston School Bulletin No 2 September 2010

Dear Parents / Carers                                                        

As we approach our first holiday weekend a list of future important dates have been included below:

 October Holidays – School finishes 3.15pm 7/10/10.  School starts 25/10/10

 Parents Evenings – Thursday 4th November from 6.00 – 8.00pm and Tuesday 9th November from 3.30 – 5.30pm.  Appointment times to follow.

 Maths Curricular Evening – 16th Nov 2010 from 6.30 – 7.30pm

 Curricular evenings

We would like to extend our thanks to all those who attended the curricular meetings on phonics and reading this term.  We hope you found them both informative and helpful.  For those of you who didn’t manage information will be made available on the Blog in the near future.  There will be a further meeting with regard to maths on the date mentioned above.

 Kincorth Stakeholder Meeting

On Monday 27th September there will be a stakeholder meeting with regard to the Secondary School estate which includes a review of Kincorth Academy provision.  Should you wish to engage with officers from the authority on this issue the meeting will start at  7.30pm  at St Nicholas Church, Kincorth Circle.

Pupil Council

Our Pupil Council members for this session have been elected from their classes.  They will be setting up our tuck shop again and also developing other initiatives across the school. 

 Many thanks to Miss Patterson and Mrs Nelson will be taking a lead on this. The pupils that represent the school are as follows:

 P7A            – Eilidh Toseland

P7B            – Jake Adcook

P6A           – Georgia Carter

P6B            – Matthew Clark

P5               – Yasmin Wilson

P4/5            – Aimee Haggart

 P4              – Christina McLeod

 P3A           – Charlotte Coull

 P3B           – Megan Watson

 P2A           – Sophie Powell

 P2B           – Evan Towler


Eco Committee


This session we have also elected an Eco Committee to look at ways of improving the school with regard to Environmental issues such as litter and recycling as well as improving our playground ares including the Wildlife Garden.  Mrs MacCallum will be leading on this with the pupils. Many thanks to Carol West our PSA who helps out and Mrs Somers, a willing and helpful parent.  The pupil members that represent the school are as follows:


               P7A – Jack Evans

               P7B – Matthew Brock

               P6A – Euan Gordon

               P6B – Craig Strachan

               P5  – Megan Middleton

               P4/5 – Erin Lawrie

               P4 – Calum Gibson

               P3A – Gemma Cutler

               P3B – Zoe Cowie

               P2A –

               P2B – Christie Patterson


   Loirston Football Team

We would like to extend our thanks to Jon Laing who has offered to coach the football team this session. This involves a lot of time and effort on his behalf and we are very grateful for his help