We’ve had a busy start to the new school year.
Primary 1 pupils have settled into school life with great enthusiasm. Our JRSO’s attended a conference in Galashiels and continue to teach us about road safety. Nursery children have been enjoying the outdoors and joined the boys and girls at Fountainhall for play and learning.
Our ‘Meet the Teacher’ night was well attended and was a great opportunity to share our plans for the year. We are looking forward to the installation of a yurt in the school grounds. Preparatory work is well underway. Details of an opening ceremony will be available soon.
We will also begin planning a whole school topic on the Railway in Stow-Past, Present and Future which will take place from Christmas to Easter. Children will work towards an exhibition which we hope to share with the community. If you think you would be able to help in any way with this project please get in touch with the school.
Stow Primary Parent Council Volunteers are wanted to help with extracurricular activities and golden time. The school would like to invite members of the community into the school to share particular skills, interests or simply their time with the children either in specific extracurricular activities or at golden time (currently Friday 11.30-12). Examples of suggested activities (not limited to these): gardening, woodwork, chess, craft, games etc. Involvement could be for a one off session, several sessions or on an ongoing basis, as suits. Please speak to Mrs Hutchison in the office or email the school firstname.lastname@example.org Please spread the word!
Road safety: The ongoing construction of the railway has made our roads more hazardous for everyone but particularly children. The school has provided all Stow primary children with hi-viz vests and there are construction vehicle embargos in operation at school drop off and pick up times. The school turning circle and car park is now closed to non- staff vehicles. Please be aware that there are more children crossing to cars parked on Station Rd and Mill Road at key times. Children are encouraged to walk to school where possible and Fiona Hodgson is working closely with SBC to improve local road safety for our children.
Fundraising: The Stow duck race was reinstated in August, with kind permission of the Lofthouses, and raised £288. Thanks for your support! A family ceilidh is planned for the 7th February 2015, open to all members of the community. Further details to follow. Website: The PC would like to help develop a school website. If there is anyone in the community with expertise/interest in website development that they would like to share please could you contact Leonie Cairns (email@example.com).