On the fifteenth of January 2014, St. Andrews RC P.S celebrated its 10th anniversary with a mass attended and led by Archbishop Cushley & Canon White. We had lots of songs and hymns to learn because some we hadn’t done before. When the day of the mass loomed upon us we tried our hardest and sung our hearts out. The mass was part of a normal mass and part of a St. Andrews mass. When the mass had ended and the Archbishop and the Canon had left with their gifts, then the class songs [that were all 2004 songs] were performed. p1 sang three craws. P2 sang with a little help from my friends. P3 sang car wash. P 4/5 sang ‘Take me out’. P 5/6 sang ‘Let’s get it started’ & P6/7 sang, a song by Will Young. [click here for pictures of the pupil concert]. After that everybody was in good spirits and that mood continued for the rest of the week.
By Patrick (P5/6)
On the 15th of January 2014 St. Andrews Primary School celebrated our 10th year of being in the school at Gowkshill. We had a special mass in the morning with Archbishop Leo Cushley and Canon Hugh. After that we had drinks and lots of cake! We came back into the hall for all of the classes to perform a song from 2004, it was great fun! The next again week we had Ceilidh- click here for pictures of the ceilidh – for friends and family to come to there were lots of dancing! Our 10 year anniversary was AMAZING!
Written by Shelby (P6/7)
Staff, pupils and friends of St Andrew’s gathered together on 15th January to mark a very special occasion. The school celebrated it’s tenth birthday and former staff and pupils returned to enjoy a trip down memory lane. Current staff, parents and pupils have been working hard over the past few months to commemorate this anniversary year with a range of teaching and learning experiences which reflect inter-disciplinary work across all areas of the curriculum. From P1 – P7, pupils have been working collaboratively to ensure a very special experience for all our guests. The highlight of the day was a community mass celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Leo Cushley and Parish Priest, Canon Hugh White. More updates on events will be posted soon, and a collection of photographs will be posted for all to enjoy. Happy birthday, St Andrew’s!
Along with pupils across the whole of Scotland and the UK, children and staff at St Andrew’s held a special assembly to commemorate all the people affected by the World Wars, and other conflicts which have had such a terrible impact on lives across the globe. Prayers were said, and a minutes silence was observed, and the children reflected on what sacrifice truly means. Working together, teams from each class jointly produced some very special wreaths to mark the occasion. Click here to see some pictures of our assembly.
Pupils and staff flexed their creative muscles and certainly caught the eye with an impressive array of of ghoulish disguises. Great fun was had by all, with a mix of dancing, games, and competitions – particularly the ‘best pumpkin’ award. Follow the link to view a gallery of photographs of our fun night.
A huge thank you to all pupils, parents, family and staff who helped make our first car boot sale such a success. There were 28 stalls selling a variety of items such as toys, baking, books and jewellery. The pupils raised a fabulous £356.00 which will be used towards the bus for school camp. A special thanks to the following companies who donated raffle prizes Costco, Dobbies and Lloyds Pharmacy. The raffle and guess the bears birthday will be drawn during the Christmas Fair on the 5th Of December.
On the 26th of October, P6/7 are having a car boot sale at St Andrew’s Primary School from 9:00 to 1:00. It costs £7 for each pitch, and £3 for a table hire. The sale will take place in the school car park, and we hope to raise money for P7 camp. If you come it will mean a lot to pupils and school staff. Thanks!
P6/7 looking forward to raising lots of cash for P7 camp adventure
St Andrew’s RC Primary school have been learning about countries in Europe and showed what they had learned to parents in our European Day of Culture Assembly on Friday 27.09.13. P1 learned some interesting things about France, P2 learned all about Spain,P3/4 learned some Polish language, while P4/5 learned a lot about Italy. P5/6 sang some Irish songs, and P6/7 told us lots of Greek facts. It was a fun morning which was enjoyed by all.
P5/6 share their Irish experience
By Euan Guthrie P4/5
Please follow this link if you would like to see more pictures from our fantastic assembly!
We were set a challenge to create a snow person or a snow creature. We had the chance to win house points!
We had great fun
As part of our Eco Week Calum from Cool Creatures brought in some of his animals for us to learn about. We had great fun learning lots of new facts and having a handling session with the animals. Everyone from Nursery to Primary 7 and the staff participated, some more than others!
This is us holding Heffer the snake.