Castlehill Primary School

Castlehill Primary School   |   Ralston Road, Campbeltown PA28 6LE

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June 2018


We are currently sending letters and other information to you when appropriate by email or by app notification, in line with all other Argyll and Bute schools. This policy reduces the possibility of paper copies being lost on their way to you. It also saves the paper and means that information can sometimes be made available during a school day and not just at the end of it. (Text messages may also be sent in a limited range of circumstances, e.g. regarding school closure or pupil absence. Paper-only letters are also used when appropriate, e.g. when consents/reply slips are required.)


Where parents/carers have not provided us with an email or downloaded the Groupcall Expressions App, we are alerted to this by the Messenger system that is used and are prompted to print an individual paper copy of a letter to be given to your child.


To check that you are receiving information electronically, we are both giving out a paper copy of this letter (to eldest siblings in each family) and sending it electronically. Please let us know if you do not receive it by email or via the app.


If you do need any information or have any questions or concerns on any school matter at any time, please contact me through the school phone number or via email ( I am very happy to respond as quickly as possible to any communication. If I am in Carradale or Drumlemble, either I will respond from the school I am in at the time or follow it up when I return to Castlehill, or Mrs Watson will be available to respond in school.


Reports / Classes for 2018/19

Your child’s Pupil Progress Report for the Summer Term is being issued to your child separately together with notification of your child’s class for 2018/19 and information about an optional Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 20th June.


Tennis Festival – P5

Active Schools have organised a tennis festival at the Tennis Club courts in the week beginning 18th June. All of our P5 pupils will have the opportunity to take part on Tuesday 19th June between 1.15 and 3.15 pm. We will refer for this event to the consents you have provided at the beginning of the year for activities taking place in the local area. Your child will need to have the PE kit in school on the day and will need to bring water and sun protection.


Go Green Day

Go Green Day is being held on Thursday 21st June. Classes are busy growing plants for sale to all pupils in the school on the day. Further information will be issued separately.


Football Tournaments

Castlehill entered three teams in the Baldy Cup which took place in May. Well done to the A Team who won the trophy. We will be entering three teams in the Millennium Cup which will be taking place at the All Weather Pitch at 6.00 pm on Thursday 21st June. Any support on the evening is very welcome.


Concert and Prize-Giving

Our end of year Concert and Prize-giving will take place on Tuesday 26th June at 1 pm.   Parents, carers and friends are warmly invited to attend. Further information is being issued separately.


End of Term

Arrangements for the last day of term, Friday 29th June, are as follows:

  • 11.00 Church Service - This will be a joint Church Service with Dalintober at Lorne and Lowland Church. Parents, carers and friends are invited to attend.

  • 12.00 School Closes - After the service, pupils will return to school and will be dismissed into the playground at 12 noon.

  • School Lunches - School lunches (sandwiches only) will be available. If you wish your child to have a school lunch on the last day parents/carers must inform the school office by Thursday 22nd June.

  • Transport - Parents of pupils who normally travel from school on school transport are asked to make alternative arrangements on the last day. Anyone having difficulty with this should contact the school in the first instance. Transport will however be provided to Stewarton, Pennygowan and Southend, leaving the school at 12.04 pm


I hope that you and your children have an enjoyable Summer Holiday. Hopefully, some of the good weather we have been having will still be with us for the holiday.


Kind Regards,

Richard Long, Head Teacher