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School Bulletin 6th July 2018

P7 Leavers Assembly

Our P7 Leavers’ Assembly took place on Tuesday of this week. The children’s hard work over the last few weeks in planning and running the event certainly paid off. The assembly was a fantastic event and the children deserve great credit for staging such a polished and confident performance. I would like to thank parents/carers for the very good turnout at the assembly. I know that the children really appreciated your support.

Meet the Teacher

On Wednesday of this week our children spent part of the morning moving in to their new class groupings for next session. Hopefully, all parents/carers have received the letter which went home on Wednesday about the class(es) their child (ren) will be in for next year.

There will be 14 classes in the primary school next year:

P1A        Miss Kirsty Gow

P1B        Miss Aneesa Qadir

P1/2       Miss Rebecca Carle

P2           Miss Ruth Cummins

P2/3       Mrs Maria MacCallum

P3           Ms Jane Forbes

P4A        Miss Faye McCallum

P4B        Miss Kerri Diack

P4/5       Miss Lyndsey Tough

P5           Miss Jill Bennett

P6A        Mrs Emma Smith / Mrs Corinna Forrest

P6B        Miss Victoria Hutchison

P7A        Miss Hannah Ratcliffe

P7B        Mrs Katie MacLean / Mrs Sarah McPhee

School Clothing:

The school would welcome any donations of school uniforms, gym wear/shoes, underwear etc which you own children have grown out of. Any donations can be brought in to the school at the beginning of the next school session.

Summer Holidays:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers for their support for the school and nursery during this session.

I would like to wish all families and friends of Loirston School and Nursery a very happy and relaxing summer holiday.

We look forward to welcoming all the children back for the new session which starts on Tuesday 21 August 2018. A school calendar with key dates for next session will be issued at the start of the new school year.


Colin Nicol

Head Teacher



PE Kit

Dear Parents/Carers,
As we reach the end of another school year, a reminder of our PE kit for next year, in keeping with the guidelines from Aberdeen City Council.
T-shirt – no blouses, shirts or dresses please
Socks – no tights please
A change of shoes – gym shoes or trainers
No jewellery – all earrings must be removed (unless newly pierced – where tape must be applied)
Hair – tied back
Many thanks for your co-operation,
Mrs Greenhill
PE Specialist

Race for Life/Leavers Assembly/Meet the Teacher

Race for Life:

Last Friday morning pupils and staff at the school ran a mile long course to raise fund for Cancer Research.  The school would like to thank parents/carers for supporting their children to take part and we are delighted to announce that a total of over £600 was raised through donations for this very worthy charitable cause.

Leavers Assembly:

Just a reminder that the P7 Leavers’ Assembly will take place on Wednesday 3 July starting at 9.30am.  We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all parents and carers of children in P7 to attend the Leavers’ Assembly. After the assembly, teas/ coffees will be available until 11am in the community lounge for parents/carers.

Meet the Teacher:

On Wednesday 4th July at 10am children will move to meet their new teachers/ classes.  All children will take a letter home on Wednesday with information for parents/carers about the new classes for session 2018/19.

Colin Nicol

Head Teacher


Facebook and Social Media

Facebook and Social Media

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The legal department in Aberdeen City Council have issued the following statement / guide:


‘There have been a number of incidents recently where parents have posted entries on Facebook regarding issues relating to pupils and/ or staff. Parents are reminded that Facebook is a public forum and that posts made may reach a wider audience than intended.


Parents should also be aware that making abusive or offensive comments can result in the imposition of civil and/or criminal sanctions and may also result in their child being excluded from school due to the actions of their parents. It is therefore not appropriate to be discussing issues on Facebook and any issues can be discussed and resolved by contacting the school directly.’




Colin Nicol

Head Teacher