Coldingham Newsletter 20 September


Parent & Friends Association

Thank you to all who attended Monday nights PFA meeting. IT was a fruitful time with new office bearers appointed. Full minutes will follow in due course. Special thanks must go to the outgoing chairperson, Alison Ramcharran, for her commitment and tireless hard work over the past 6 years – thank you! Look out for the new PFA Facebook page that will be used to share PFA-only business,

Student Placement

We are delighted to welcome Mr Kenneth Bender to our school for the next 2 weeks. Kenneth is undertaking his Post Graduate Certificate in Education, specialising in Secondary Mathematics. His time with us is to support his understanding of Primary practices and curriculum.

PE reminder

THURSDAY (21st) will be PE day this week instead of Friday. Please ensure your child has appropriate gym kit. Also, please see note below about earrings.

Beach Clean

This Friday (22nd), the P3-7 pupils will be heading down to Coldingham Sands to undertake a ‘beach clean’. They pupils will be supported by a Marine Ranger and will be scouring the beach for litter. Nursery and P1/2 will NOT be taking part this time. The generic EV2 form that you signed at the start of the school year covers this excursion. If you are NOT wanting your child to take part, please contact the school office.


ZooLab visit

To support the class learning about animals, we will be visited by ZooLab on Wednesday (27th). The children will learn about and be able to handle a number of wonderful creatures – a really exciting learning experience.

Rugby & Hockey Festival

On Thursday 28th, pupils from P5,6 and 7 will be travelling to Eyemouth High School to take part in the annual sports festivals. Primary 5 pupils from all local primary schools will join a ‘Rugby Taster’ workshop while Primary 6 & 7 pupils will compete in a Hockey tournament. The event starts at 10am and finishes at 12pm. Lunch will be served once the children arrive back at school. The generic EV2 form that you signed at the start of the school year covers this excursion. If you are NOT wanting your child to take part, please contact the school office.


Monday 2nd October

Primary 7 pupils will be travelling to Galashiels to take part in the annual ‘Crucial Crew’ event – a personal safety roadshow. An EV2 and further details will follow in due course.

Parent Consultations

You should have received an email inviting you to register for a consultation with your child’s teacher on Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd October. Scottish Borders Council have introduced a new online booking system and we hope you find it straight forward. Please contact the school office if you have NOT received your email invitation or are having any issues registering.

Half term

Don’t forget, school is closed on Friday 6th October and reopens on Monday 14th October.



Please remember that children who have their ears pierced are required to either remove their earrings before taking part in physical activity OR cover their earrings with micro-tape or plasters. Staff are not permitted to remove or insert earrings for pupils. Likewise, the school cannot provide tape. IT is recommended that on PE days, earrings are either not worn at all or covered at the start of the day. Thank you for your help with this.

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