Term 2 Welcome
Dear Parents and Guardians
We are already into the second term of our school year and this is going to be a busy one. Our upper stages have been out to the university to visit the Egyptian exhibition and to see a film at the Into Film festival. There will be a number of different events throughout the next term – some of which will involve visits to the school by yourselves to attend the Christmas fair and also to see the nativity. Please keep an eye on the dates list that was sent home to you last term. We will remind you of course, but it is good to know what is coming up as we are adding events all the time. The hallowe’en disco was hugely well-attended with some great dancing and activities planned by the P6 classes, with the proceeds going to SCIAF. I didn’t win the competition to wear an inflatable duck costume but (thankfully) Mr Buchanan did and it suited him very well!
Fr Emmet O’Dowd, curate at St. Mary’s Cathedral, continues to visit us each Tuesday to work with classes and to answer some higher order questions with clarity and sensitivity. We have also enjoyed our Friday morning masses which he celebrates for us. Please feel free to join us at 8:30 – it is a lovely start to the day.
The wet and windy weather has begun to set in. I will go into more detail in the newsletter, but please make sure your child is completely ready for this weather as they will be outside in it unless it is entirely unsuitable.
Thank you to those who signed up for our curriculum event. With numbers quite low and this being a big task needing as much input as possible from the wider school community, we decided to postpone it until we were able to encourage a bigger group. The Parent Council and I will work together on a plan.
Enjoy the next few months of learning and exciting activities!
Mrs Sinéad Lindsay