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Wednesday 13th March 2019






March 2019

School Behaviour & Anti-bullying Policies

During Respect Week the pupils, teachers and a small group of parents helped to rewrite the school’s  behaviour and anti-bullying policies.  We also spoke to the children about their rights and the responsibilities that go with those rights.  These discussions formed the basis of our new policies.  The draft versions of the policies have been added to the School website, please take some time to read them over and let us know what you think (you can do this either directly by e-mail or by using the slip at the bottom of the newsletter).


Thanks to parents and grandparents who came along to watch the assembly at the end of Respect Week - the children had done an amazing job putting together a drama on the theme of respect in one day.

PC Brown Visit

PC Brown visited during Respect Week to discuss internet safety and cyber bullying with children and parents. For any parents who were unable to make the afternoon session PC brown would be more than happy to come and do an evening session. Please let us know if this would be of interest

P3/4/5 Choir

P3/4/5 Choir attended the Galloway Music Festival yesterday and won 1st place in their section bringing back to school for the 2nd year in a row, the Lindsay Singers Trophy.  Well done to Mrs Scott, Mrs Picken and class for their hardwork and great singing!  They are performing at the Rotary Concert again on Wed 27th May in Kirkcudbright.


Mrs MacPhee will be starting her maternity leave this month, and shall be replaced by Mrs Morag Courten.

London Trip 2020

There will be a meeting for the  2020 trip to London on Tues 26th March at 6.30pm at Gatehouse school.  The meeting, for all current P5 and 6 pupils, will provide more details about the trip and will include an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.


End of Term Service

Friday 5th April, 10am in Twynholm Church. Hot cross buns, tea and coffee in school afterwards - All welcome!

School Garden

Work on the school garden is now well underway.  Fruit trees have arrived and the children have been planting these together today.  Work on a mural for the garden will also start soon. Finally, thanks to the inspiration of Grace, Mia and Polly we have a new friendship bench that will take pride of place in the garden once it is all finished.

Events Coming up

  • Rotary QuizThursday 14th March @ 6pm at Gatehouse Primary School – Isabel, Lucy, Jethro and Declan are representing Twynholm School at this event (please arrive for 5.45pm).

  • Comic Relief Fri 15th March – Non-uniform wear something red, for a small donation. Reminder, we are also looking for empty 500ml plastic bottles for Friday’s afternoon craft activities.


  • Orienteering (P5–7) Fri 22nd March at Barhill Wood, Dalbeattie - The children will need a packed lunch and warm waterproof clothing for when they are not running.  Travelling to and from Dalbeattie by authority  bus with the Gatehouse children.


  • Rotary End Polio Now Concert (P3-5) – Wed 27th March 7–8:30pm at Cochrane Hall in Kirkcudbright – Mrs Scott’s class choir (with a few extras) will be performing at this concert - Tickets available on the door. 


  • Cross Country Event (P5-7) – Wed 3rd April @ Stewartry Rugby Club - This is in the morning and children will be returning to school in time for lunch.  Please could they ensure they have PE kit/footwear appropriate for outdoor conditions and they will be travelling to and from Castle Douglas by authority bus.


    School Behaviour and Anti-bullying Policies – Return Slip

Please record any thoughts ideas in this space and return to the school office:













Diary Dates

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


  • Thurs 14th - Rotary Quiz @ Gatehouse Primary 6pm – 4 pupils participating as detailed above

  • Fri 15th – Red Nose Day  - wear something red! (details above)

  • Wed 20th – P5-7 Rugby Session with Mr John Muir (for 3 weeks)

  • Thurs 21st – P1/P7 Dental inspections (revised date)

  • Fri 22nd – P5-7 Orienteering @ Dalbeattie (am – remember clothing & packed lunch!)

  • Tues 6th – London Meeting for parents 6.30pm @ Gatehouse Primary

  • Wed 27th – P3/4/5 Choir performance at Rotary Club Concert


  • Mon 1st/Tues 2nd - P5 Carlingwark Activities & OverNight stay

  • Wed 3rd – P5-7 Cross Country Event @ Stewarty Rugby Club (details above)

  • Fri 5th – Easter Service @ Twynholm Church 10am then Hot Cross buns/Tea/Coffee back at school – all welcome!

  • Fri 5th – Last Day Term for Easter Holidays

  • Tues 23rd – Return to school for pupils & staff Term 4

  • Fri 26th – P7 Transition to Kirkcudbright Academy 8.55 – 3.35pm travelling by school bus


  • 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

  • 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 to Kirkcudbright Academy 8.55 – 3.35pm travelling by school bus

  • Mon 20th – Rag Bag Collection

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

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

  • Thurs 30th – Sports Day *more info to follow


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

  • Mon 17th – Fri 21st – P1 Induction week @ Kirkcudbright Academy

  • 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 2