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Drumlanrig PS P1-3 Girls only Football after school club

                                                                                     Friday 10th March to Friday 24th March 2017, 1 pm to 2 pm

                                                                                    3 week introductory block in the Drumlanrig PS gym hall

Hawick Active  Schools, Hawick Youth Football Club and Drumlanrig PS are pleased to offer every Primary 1 to Primary 3 girl at the school the opportunity to attend a new girls only football after school club. The club will run for 3 weeks starting Friday 10th March 2017, from 1pm-2pm in  the Drumlanrig PS gym hall.

Due to anticipated  high demand there will be a limit of 20 pupils set on the class size. It is therefore imperative if you son/daughter wishes to attend that the return slip below is returned to your school office as soon as possible to confirm your place.

Local SFA qualified coach and Drumlanrig parent Mrs Leigh Deas will take the children through various tailored skill practices followed by some small sided games. The club is about getting more girls interested in playing football and having fun. It doesn't matter if the girls haven't played before, all ability levels will be catered for.

Can we please ask that these forms are returned to the school office by as soon as possible to allow sessions to be planned depending on the numbers attending. P1-3 girls will be walked along to our Drumlanrig PS gym hall for 1pm to allow a prompt start. we look forward to seeing you all there! This club is free of charge to attend.

All children should wear suitable clothing to play football and bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated.


TRIP TO BOWHILL-TUESDAY 14TH MARCH 2017

Pupils in P1N and P1W have the opportunity to visit Bowhill on Tuesday 14th March 2017. We will be travelling over by bus at 9.00AM and returning back to the school at 3.00Pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience outdoor learning and exploration of the surroundings.

Mrs Watson won the trip to Bowhill in a competition, so there is no cost to the parents or the school.

Please can all children come dressed appropriately with a waterproof coat, suitable wellies or outdoor footwear and warm clothing as the weather can be changeable at this time of year. All children will need a packed lunch. If you would like a packed lunch, please order as usual on ParentPay.

As always, trips like these would not be possible without the help of parents. If you are free and able to accompany us to Bowhill, please call the school (373521). We will need at least four helpers, If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.


PUPIL EQUITY FUND

You may have read in the press about additional funding which we are due to receive. The allocation of money is based on the number of children who are registered for free meal Entitlement (FME).

We feel there may be some people who are eligible to apply for FME but for various reasons they have not applied ,for example , all children in Primary 1-3 are given free school meal therefore there is no need to apply. The more register children on FME the more money we will be allocated !

Free meal Entitlement is calculated each year , therefore , it is important that people complete an application from each year , especially for children moving into Primary 4.

If you feel you meet the criteria please complete the from by using the link:

https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/fsm or ask at receptions for a paper copy. If you require assistance completing the from then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Gordon

Free school meals criteria:

. Receive Income Support , Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)

. Child Tax Credit (But not Working Tax Credit) with an annual Income Less than 16 ,105

. Maximum Working Tax Credit and maximum Child Tax Credit with Income below 6,420

Support under Immigration and Assylum Act 1999 (part vi)

Universal Credit.


P1 Work

Mirren Maisie

P2 Work


Rugby Skills Training

I am writing to advise that Rugby Skills Training will be offered to pupils in P2C on Thursday afternoons for two weeks, 12th - 19th January 2017.

Mr David Oliver from Hawick Rugby Club Youth Development, will instruct the children in the  presence of their teachers.

We have been advised that the emphasis will be on ball skills and tactics rather tackling and body contact.


Rugby skills training

I am writing to advise that Rugby Skills Training will be offered to pupils in P2P on Thursday afternoons for two weeks, 26th January - 2nd February 2017

Mr David Oliver from Hawick Rugby Club Youth Development, will instruct the children in the  presence of their teachers.

We have been advised that the emphasis will be on ball skills and tactics rather tackling and body contact.


 Rugby Skills Training

I am writing to advise that Rugby Skills Training will be offered to pupils in P1T and P1W on Thursday afternoons for two weeks, 9th and 16th February 2017.

Mr David Oliver from Hawick Rugby Youth Club Development, will instruct the children in the presence of their teachers.

We have been advised that the emphasis will be on ball skills and tactics rather than tackling and body contact.


Drumlanrig PS P1 Football after school club

Friday 27th January to Friday 3rd March 2017 , 1pm to 2pm 5 week block at Drumlanrig PS gym hall (Week off- 10/2/17 due to school in-service)

Hawick active schools, Hawick Youth Football Club and Drumlanrig PS are pleased to offer every primary one pupil at the school the opportunity to attend a new football after school club. The club will run for 5 weeks starting Friday 27th January 2017, from 1pm-2pm in the Drumlanrig PS gym hall. We will have one week off on Friday the 10th February 2017 due to a school in-service day.

Due to anticipated high demand there will be a limit of 20 pupils set on the class size. It is therefore imperative if your son/daughter wishes to attend that the return the reply slip is returned to your school office as soon as possible to confirm your place.

Local SFA qualified coach and parent Mrs Leigh Deas will take the children through various tailored skill practices followed by some small sided games. The club is about getting boys and girls interested in playing football and having fun. It doesn't matter if you have never played before, all ability levels will be catered for.

Can we please ask that the forms are returned to your school office by Friday the 20th January 2017 to allow sessions to be planned depending on the numbers attending. P1 boys and girls will be walked along to Drumlanrig PS gym hall for 1pm to allow a prompt start. We look forward to seeing you all there! The football club will be FREE of charge to attend.

All the children will need is suitable indoor clothing footwear for playing football and a bottle of water to keep hydrated the session.


P1 Class - Update

Further to the letter of 18th November, I am pleased to say we are interviewing a number of candidates for the Primary 1 post. We will know by the end of term who will be taking over from Miss Thomson and will notify you of successful candidate is able to start.

We have also arranged to hold Primary 1 Parents Evenings a little earlier than the rest of the school so that , along with Mrs Watson , Miss Thomson can share information about your child's progress so far in Primary 1.

Primary 1 Parents Evenings will take place on the 18th and 19th of January. You will receive a separate letter which will advise you which day and at what time your appointment will be. If , due to work commitments , you are only available on one of these evenings , please telephone the school office as soon as possible and we will try to arrange an appointment on the appropriate day. For parents who are separated and unable to attend together or share information , please phone Mrs Hedley as soon as possible and two separate appointments will be arranged.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.


P1 Class

Miss Thomson will be leaving Drumlanrig School in January. Miss Thomson has secured a full time permanent post with the SBC Early Years team. Miss Thomson is very sad to be leaving Drumlanrig but her new post allows her the chance to share her expertise and knowledge of Early Years with other school staff and private partner organisations.

The Primary 1 has now been advertising and we will be holding interviews in December. We are planning to ask candidates to teach the class for 20-30 minutes as part of the interview process so your child will be able to meet the candidates.

As Miss Thomson has been team teaching with Mrs Watson we know the children will have continuity of provision. Mrs Watson and Mrs Whillans will continue to plan and prepare lessons to ensure there is no disruption to the children's learning.

We will miss Miss Thomson and wish her every success in her new job.