We hope you had an enjoyable summer break and that your child(ren) are ready for the new school year.
This school year we will continue to ensure you child is able to be ‘the best that they can be’. We will continue to inspire them, invest in them and involve them as they go forward in their learning. We’d like to invite you to our ‘Year Ahead’ open evening on Tuesday 22nd August, 6-8pm. This is a chance to hear about plans for our school over the next 12 months and to meet your child(rens) teachers.
We are very excited to welcome a number of new pupils this term with 8 new Primary 1s and a further 6 new starts across the rest of the school. This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our school community – staff, parents, children and partners.
We’d also like to welcome Ms Clubb who has joined our staff. We look forward to her being part of our school community.
Over the next term, there will be a variety of exciting learning experiences planned for our pupils. We will keep you informed as required. We are intending to continue with a full range of after-school clubs. Full details about these will be shared in due course.
Please continue to use www.ParentPay.com for ordering school lunches. New pupils will receive their activation code by the end of this / start of next week.
Our PFA will be continuing the weekly tuck shop. This will start NEXT Wednesday. Offers of baking are appreciated – please see Katie Kendrick.
We look forward to working with you over the coming year as, together, we ensure your child realises their full potential.
Mr James Bewsey
Dates for your diary
Tuesday 22nd August, 6-8pm = ‘The Year Ahead’ open evening.
Friday 25th August: Primary 7 workshop – What is means to be a P7.
Friday 25th August: Curriculum Overview home
Friday 8th September: Learning Logs home.
31 August 2017
This Friday (1st Sept), the Primary 7 pupils from both Coldingham and Co’path will spend the morning with Mr Bewsey and will explore the ‘rights and responsibilities’ associated with being our senior pupils.
P5 and P6 workshop
This Friday, while the P7s are with Mr Bewsey, the full P5 year group will join the P6s with Ms Clubb and enjoy a morning of challenge and problem solving.
Junior Road safety Officers
Every year we send ask two pupils to take on the role of Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs). This year it is Poppy Young (P7) and Finlay Aitchison (P6). They enjoyed a JRSO workshop this week in Galashiels were they learnt more about their role and remit.
We are very pleased to announce that, in partnership with SBC Outdoor Education team, we are offering our P5 and P6 pupils the ‘Level 1 Bikeability’ training course. This gives children a good understanding of bike care and safe riding. The event takes place NEXT Wednesday (6th Sept). Full details will be shared with P5 and P6 pupils this week.
After school clubs
Rotakids will start on Tuesday 5th September. Jim and Jo would like to trial this on a fortnightly basis for this term. They will share dates and details with pupils next week.
Sports Club will start on Wednesday 6th September. Kendal Smith will send out full details very soon.
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Vicki Anderson will be joining our nursery team as our permanent replacement for Ms De’Ath. Mrs Walker has been a great support in the intermin and we thank her very much for her time and commitment. Thank you also to Mrs Blatchley for helping on Monday mornings.
We are also looking forward to welcoming back Miss Esther Waldron in her new role as Early Years Teacher. Miss Waldron will be supporting our nursery on a weekly basis.
Mr Bewsey is excited about starting his new ‘In Headship’ professional learning course. Working with Stirling University, Mr Bewsey will be aiming to achieve a Masters in Education by the end of the school year.
6th September 2017
German Educational Trainee
We are looking forward to welcome Ms Liv Brunner to our school on Wednesdays to help with the teaching and learning of German, our selected Modern Language. Ms Brunner has moved to Scotland as part of a German teacher training programme and will be with us, and our cluster schools, until March.
This will be on Thursday (14th) next week instead of Friday. Please ensure your child has suitable gym kit and any earrings / jewellery are sorted.
The Maltings, Berwick
For some time now, we have been in partnership with The Maltings in helping promote their events. We display a poster each month. As a thank you for this, we receive 2 free tickets to cinema screenings. Each month, we draw a pupil name from the hat. Last month’s (August) winner was Scarlett McNeill-Cook. We will draw the September winner this coming week.
Technology Suite update
For some time now, the PFA has been fundraising and project planning to install a new pupil-use kitchen space in our school. After much discussion, planning department consultations and some necessary project changes we have finally received the green light to begin. We have the Building Warrant and are awaiting an Asbestos Survey in the coming weeks. Watch this space!
Parent Council meeting
Please join the Parent group on Monday 18th September, 6.30 – 7.30pm for the AGM and year planning. All welcome. A creche is provided.
Code Club at Eyemouth Library
After a successful start earlier this year, we will be continuing with our sessions on Wednesday afternoons beginning 13th September, 3.30pm – 4.45pm. Sessions are free, and are particularly ideal for learners aged 9-12 years. We have a few different, fun projects planned, but primarily we will be working with Scratch programming projects. Spaces are limited, so we strongly encourage families to contact Eyemouth Library at 01890 752767 or libeyemouth
After a recent discussion with the children we have decided it will be interesting and fun to learn about the emergency services and what they do to help us. We have changed our home corner to a hospital and we are currently looking after sick babies. We have also arranged visits to Eyemouth Fire Station on Monday 11 September, Duns Police Station on Monday 25 September and Chirnside Ambulance Station on Wednesday 4 October. We will be travelling in the Berwickshire Wheels bus and we ask for a contribution of £1 per trip to help towards the cost. Please complete the attached EV2 form for all 3 trips. Thank you.
We recently appointed a permanent Nursery Nurse, Mrs Vicky Anderson who will start on Monday 18 September. This is an exciting time for us and we look forward to Mrs Anderson starting with us. We also have a new 0.1 teacher, Mrs Blyth, who will visit on a Wednesday morning and a new teacher from the SBC Early Years team, Miss Waldron who will visit on a Tuesday morning. Both teachers are there to support and help to develop any areas required.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Walker very much for all her support and hard work over the past few months and wish her well in the future.
Thank you Mrs Walker.
Dates for Diaries
Monday 11 September Trip 1 Eyemouth Fire Station
Monday 25 September Trip 2 Duns Police Station
Wednesday 4 October Trip 3 Chirnside Ambulance Station
Thursday 5 October ELC breaks up for October holiday
Monday 16 October Back to ELC
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