We continue to follow the NHS guidelines on infection control, as described in previous communications however there have been more new cases in the last 24 hours. Therefore, we would urge all parents to please continue sticking to the NHS rule of waiting a minimum of 48 hours after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea before sending children back to school even though the sickness may have occurred at the weekend.
As we advised yesterday, following advice from the NHS Health Protection Team, we have been instructed to cancel all after school clubs next week as well. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment but hope that you understand why we have to do this.
In addition to high level of cleaning that is happening on a daily basis the whole school and nursery will undergo an antiseptic clean this weekend.
I hope you all have a great weekend and we all come back happy and healthy.
We have created a pop up shop to sell the Corstorphine Primary School PTA 2018 Calendar. This makes a great Christmas present for friends and family or if you haven’t got a 2018 calendar for yourself maybe this is the one for you.
It can be purchased online here https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/corstorphineprimaryschoolptashop and will be delivered based on instructions you provide with your order.
Due to the norovirus situation within school this week, please be advised that our Nativity show has had to be rescheduled. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause but please be assured that we have taken this decision to ensure that our children and their families are not put at any other risk.
Nourish Book Week Scotland writing campaign
I’m delighted to announce that Sophia Herbert has had her fantastic story ‘My Journey without Gluten’ chosen to include in the Nourish Book Week Scotland schools e-book!
You can view it on our website. http://scottishbooktrust.com/reading/nourish/nourish-for-schools-ebook
Well done Sophia!
Eco Art Fair
Due to the norovirus situation, the Eco Art Fair is being rescheduled from this Friday to Wednesday 20th December in the gym hall, 9:00am-10:00am.
The children have been working hard creating their art displays and we look forward to welcoming you in to enjoy them!
Christmas Lights Switch On
It was lovely to see so many families, including former pupils, at the Christmas Lights Switch on on Tuesday despite Norovirus trying to dampen our spirits. The ‘pop-up’ choir supported some members of the Corstorphine Primary School Choir in their renditions of ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ and ‘Away in a Manger’ before Santa made his appearance.
I am pleased to let you know that Pamela Briggs, currently Depute Head Teacher at Murrayburn Primary, will take up the permanent post of Head Teacher at Corstorphine Primary school in January 2018. Pamela is a very experienced DHT who has acted up as Head Teacher on a number of occasions. Pamela had her first visit to school today and will visit on another couple of occasions before taking up her post in the new year.
Christmas Jumper Day
It’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15th December. Instead of insisting Christmas jumpers are worn, we will have a Christmas/ Winter themed dress down/up day. Pupils may use old decorations to make a costume or simply add a little bit of tinsel to their school uniform.
Due to the cross contamination risk of Norovirus we have decided to postpone the Christmas Post until the last week of term.
Parent Council Travel Survey
The Corstorphine Primary Parent Council are about to review the School Travel Plans and as part of this we need to do a baseline of current travel, to and from the school. We have been looking at solutions and ideas on how to improve school travel and also how the school deals with complaints relating to parking and increased traffic surrounding the school. We want to take advantage of and harness some of the recent interest in cycling and the Councils Active Schools programme and the Governments Active Travel opportunities. We are doing some research into what parents/carers, pupils and staff feel about the subject and also looking for some input of your ideas.
We are hoping to improve the best ways of keeping the communication channels with parents/carers, pupils and staff, open on this subject, as this will be an ongoing process for a short while.
As part of our first step in reviewing the School Travel Plan, we would like you to help us by answering a few quick questions, which won’t take long, about your journey to and from school and your ideas. We really appreciate your time in doing this.
We have prepared a Survey Monkey, attached which should take up five minutes of your time. Each child should each complete their own survey. We encourage you to fill it in as much information as possible, you may need your parents or carers to help you do this but it is important we have your opinions.
Lastly if you want to get involved or interested in hearing more please give us your name and an email address at the end.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time.
CPS Parent Council
Parent/Carer Travel Survey link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3QY9F6S
Pupils travel survey link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3CJ7PV8
The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.30pm in the staffroom.
The next Parent Council meeting is on Wednesday 31st January at 7.15pm in the staffroom.
- 15th December P4-7 Theatre Performance
- 19th December Nursery Performances
- 20th December Nursery Christmas party
- 22nd December Church Services
- 24th February – Family Ceilidh
- 16th March – P5/P6/P7 Movie Night
- 24th April – P1 Spring Party (Gladys Chucklebutty)
- 25th April – P2 Spring Party (Gladys Chucklebutty)
- 25th April – Bags to School
- 26th April – P3/P4 Disco
- 5th May – Car Boot Sale