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Newsletter Feb 2019

St Timothy’s Primary School Newsletter

              February 2019                

‘Working together, learning forever’



New Principal Teacher Appointment


I am delighted to welcome Ms McCrory to our school as our Principal Teacher.  She replaces Ms McDonnell who has now become Depute Head Teacher.  Ms McCamley and Mrs Gibbons will continue to have pastoral care for P1 – 3 and

Ms McDonnell and Ms McCrory will have pastoral care for

P4 – 7.


New Reading Scheme – Project X


We are in the process of buying in a new reading scheme called Project X.  The books have already started to arrive and by the end of this term all of our pupils will be enjoying the range of new texts which include both fiction and nonfiction. We were able to buy this scheme by using some of our Pupil Equity Funding(PEF) and we hope that the exciting books will capture your child’s attention and increase their enjoyment of reading.


Master classes


This year as part of our School Improvement Plan we are continuing to develop pupil involvement and choice within our curriculum. The children will take part in four master classes each Tuesday afternoon starting on 26th February. All of the children will be given a choice of activities and they will go to the same master class each week. The classes include baking, science, hockey, knitting, arts and crafts.  I am sure the children will enjoy the classes and the opportunity to work with pupils from other classes! If you have a talent/skill you could share with our pupils can you contact the school office and a member of the Management Team will get back to you.


School Photographs


School photographs will be taken on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February.  Please ensure your child wears their full school uniform on both these days.  A letter has already gone out with more details.


After School Clubs


This term we are offering Supported Study Clubs for numeracy for all classes.  A letter will be been sent out this week with details. Our Support for Learning workers will be offering Homework clubs this term. More details will follow.  Both these initiatives are funded by Pupil Equity Funding(PEF).


Fundraising during Lent


All classes will be involved in raising money for SCIAF during Lent.  This will range from collecting donations in SCIAF boxes to sales of work.


Glasgow Alcohol Awareness programme P6 – 7


This month P6 and P7 will have lessons from the Glasgow Alcohol Awareness programme to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol.



Please remember to check your child’s hair on a regular basis to ensure they have not caught head lice.  This will ensure that the spread of lice to another child is minimal.

Nut allergies


As a number of pupils in our school have nut allergies I ask all parents/carers not to give your child a snack containing nuts. Thank you for your cooperation.


Dates for your Diary:


Monday 11th February – holiday


Tuesday 12th February – holiday


Wednesday 13th February – In-service Day.  Only staff should come to school


Thursday 14th February – All pupils return to school for 9am


Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd February – P7 residential trip to Barcaple.


Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February – school photographs

Students of the Month for January


Congratulations to our Students of the month who have displayed rights respecting behaviours:


P1a – Poppy Donnelly and Francis McDonald

P1b – Freya Ballantyne and Cillian Ward

P2a - Eli Wilkinson and Caoimhe Romeo

P2b – Amelia Doherty and Tyler woods

P3a - Jayden Jack and Cara Monaghan

P3b – Tyler Nicol and Lexi Brannigan

P4a – Kayla Gowran and Declan Turnbull

P4b – Alfie Clements and Caiomhe Moore

P5a – Brogan Conroy and Noah Wright

P5b – Taylor Denmark and Korey Muir

P6a – Jayden McBride and Aileen Sibi

P6a – Gary Cole and Ellie McKelvie

P6b – Kyle Bain and Lana Burkevica

P7a – Calvin Toal and Sophie Greig

P7b – Caitlin McNaughton and Ahmed Alghanem


Thank you,


E Muir