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Wednesday 24th April 2019

April 2019

Welcome to the first newsletter of the final term. As usual this term is a very busy one. Some of the main events are outlined below – more information will follow.

Kirkcudbright Gallery Visit

The school will be visiting Kirkcudbright Art Gallery on Monday 13th May to look at and try making Japanese prints.

Sponsored Walk & Swim

Wednesday 22nd May - This year as a fundraiser the children will be walking into Kirkcudbright along Dee Walk as far as the swimming pool.  On arrival at the pool the older children will get the chance to swim lengths in the pool and the younger children will play games on the nearby fields.  We will need plenty of helpers on the day, please contact the office if you think you can help. 

Sports Day

Sports Day is planned for Thursday 30th May and will be held in the morning (weather permitting).  If the weather prevents this we have a reserve date on Thursday 6th June.  Sports day will be followed by a picnic lunch on the school field – all welcome.

School Trip

This will be on Wednesday 14th June and this year we have decided to have a day on the beach at the Dhoon.  P4-7 children will be able to cycle from school if they wish, all other children will need to be dropped off and picked up at the Dhoon. 


School Garden

The school garden is already looking beautiful.  Work on the mural will start very soon and we will have an opening party sometime during this term. 



Football & Netball Competitions

We would like to enter teams in both of these competitions (P5-7).  To do this however, we need help with transport.  The children always really enjoy these events but without help getting the children to and from the venue we will not be able to take part.  If you can help please let the office know. 


Netball dates:  13th , 20th , and 27th May and the 3rd June 4pm -6pm all at Dalbeattie. 

Football dates:  15th May - Kirkcudbright /22nd May - Dalry /29th  May - Castle Douglas/ 5th June  -Dalbeattie

Staffing 2019-2020

As things stand at the moment we may not reach the numbers required to sustain a three teacher school next year.  We will be in a position to know pupil numbers when all placing requests and appeals have taken place during this term.  We will continue to keep you informed.

Diary Dates

Looking ahead here are some important dates you may like to write in your diary…



  • Fri 26th – P7 Transition Kirkcudbright Academy 8.55 – 3.35pm (travelling by school bus - info sent out by text)


  • Fri 3rd – Achievement Assembly @ 2.45pm – All welcome!

  • Mon 6th – Bank Holiday – School closed for Staff & pupils

  • Thurs 9th – Rotary Spelling Bee *more info to follow

  • Fri 10th – Knex challenge final  *info will be sent out seperately to children taking part

  • Mon 13th – P1-7 Art Gallery Visit Kirkcudbright am

  • Mon 13th – Netball league @ Dalbeattie 4 – 6pm (Wk1)

  • Wed 15th – Paul Jones Football @ Kirkcudbright 4 – 6.30pm (Wk1)

  • Wed 15th – P7 Kirkcudbright Academy Open Evening 6.15 – 8.30pm

  • Thurs 16th – Learning Conversation Afternoon/Evening *more info to follow

  • Fri 17th - P7 Transition Kirkcudbright Academy 8.55 – 3.35pm (travelling by school bus - info sent out by  text)

  • Mon 20th – Rag Bag Collection

  • Mon 20th – Netball league @ Dalbeattie 4 – 6pm (Wk2)

  • Wed 22nd – Sponsored Walk & Swim

  • Wed 22nd - Paul Jones Football @ Dalry 4 – 6.30pm (Wk2)

  • Thurs 24th–Wed 29th – Bookfair in school *more info to follow

  • Mon 27th – Netball league @ Dalbeattie  4 – 6pm (Wk3)

  • Wed 29th – P6 Operation Safety @ Stranraer *more info to follow

  • Wed 29th – Paul Jones Football @ Castle Douglas 4 – 6.30pm (Wk3)

  • Thurs 30th – Sports Day


  • Mon 3rd – Netball league @ Dalbeattie 4 – 6pm (Wk4 final week)

  • Wed 5th – Paul Jones Football @ Dalbeattie 4 – 6.30pm (Wk4)

  • Fri 7th  – Achievement Assembly @ 2.45pm – All welcome!

  • Sat 8th – Paul Jones Football Finals Day @ Kirkcudbright 9 – 1.30pm

  • Wed 12th June – P1 Transition Visit 2.15 – 3.15pm

  • Fri 14th – School Trip to Dhoon Beach

  • Mon 17th – Fri 21st – P7 Induction week @ Kirkcudbright Academy

  • Wed 19th June – P1 Transition Visit 9.15 – 11.00am

  • Fri 21st – P1 Tranistion Visit 11 – 1.15pm with lunch

  • Thurs 27th – Leavers Assembly (pm – more info to follow)

  • Fri 28th – Last Day Term for Summer Holidays


  • Mon 19th/Tues 20th – Inset days for teacher training

  • Wed 21st – Pupils return to school for school year 2019/20 Term 1