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December 2013  


Scottish Beaver Trial

P2 and P3 enjoyed a lesson led by a Scottish Beaver Trial Ranger all about beavers on 12th November.  We are hoping to follow this up with a further visit from the Ranger next term for a lesson specifically about the beaver's habitat.

Tag Rugby

P5 took part in a very enjoyable Tag Rugby Festival at the All Weather Pitch on 13th November.  The event was organised by Active Schools and involved children from the Kintyre schools.  The children have learned the skills of Tag Rugby in Active Schools lessons and had the opportunity to put those skills into practice in mixed schools’ teams at the festival.  Thank you to Mrs Hardman and Miss Brown for taking the children to the festival.


P6 and P7 had the chance on the 12th November to learn a new ICT skill from a visiting specialist.  They were taught how to use Kodu, a visual language programme and have since shown how well they have taken on the new skill.


Children in Need

An amazing total of £713 was raised by the children through the school’s Children in Need Talent Show and Bring and Buy Sale on Thursday 14th November.  Thank you particularly to Mrs McLean, Mrs Watson and Mrs MacKay.  Children from P6 and P7 helped at the stalls at the Bring and Buy Sale and children from all classes worked and behaved well together to make the day a success.  

Buddies and Playmakers

Active Schools has provided ‘Buddy’ training for P6s and ‘Playmaker’ training for P7s to help them learn the skills needed to take on responsible and helpful roles.  As part of their roles, both groups will have the opportunity to help the infants during ‘Positive Play’ times.  Thanks to Mrs Ramsay for her work in leading the lessons in school.  

Salvation Army Town Carol Service

The School Choir will be taking part in the Town Christmas Carol Service which will be held in Lorne and Lowland Church on Sunday 8th December at 7pm.

P1 and P2 Christmas Performance

This year children from P1 and P2 will be presenting a performance of Sleeping Beauty at 1.30pm on Thursday 12th December.  We are hoping that lots of parents, carers and friends will come along to enjoy the children's performance.  Admission will be by silver collection.  On Wednesday 11th December, the children will hold their dress rehearsal to which we are inviting children from the Campbeltown Nursery and residents from Auchinlee.

Christmas Parties/Disco

Monday 16th December,

3.30 to 5.00 pm - P6 and P7 Disco (Parents/Carers, please arrange for your child to be collected at the end of the disco.)


Tuesday 17th December,

1.00 pm - P3, P4 and P5 party.


Thursday 19th December,

1.00 pm - P1 and P2 party.

Christmas Service

Please join us for the Christmas Service which will be held in the Lorne and Lowland Church on Friday 20th December at 2 pm.  This will be a joint service with Dalintober Primary School.

Next Term

The school will re-open on Monday 6th January 2014.

School Christmas Lunch

School Christmas Lunch is on 11th December.  Please note there is no alternative school meal on the day.