P7 RESIDENTIAL TRIP - AMENDMENT TO DATE
I am writing to advise you that the date for the P7 residential trip in 2018, has been changed from 5th - 9th March to 26th February - 2nd March 2018.
The cost of the trip is unchanged at £281 per pupil, excluding transport cost. We will ask if the parent council (Friends of Drumlanrig) would be willing to cover the cost of transport again next year.
As previously advised, the deposit for the trip is due to be paid to the travel company by the end of April 2017 and the final payment by January 2018. This may seem like a long way away but starting payments early, you will be able to spread the cost. We would not wish for any child to miss out on the trip due to difficulties with finance, therefore, we would ask you to contact Mrs Gordon to discuss how we can help if this is an issue.
As discussed at the meeting, the deposit of £55 should be paid by Friday 1st April. However, if your child does not go on the trip for any reason, the deposit is not refundable.
Payment Arrangements - Deposit £55 per child due by 1st April 2017
Interim Payment £75 per child due 9th September 2017
Interim Payment £75 per child due 4th November 2017
Final Payment £76 per child due 16th December 2017
Hawick Reivers Festival
On Saturday 25th March the primary 7s and 6s came to the school to have a Reivers like breakfast they had stuff like biscuits, fruit cakes and porridge then they had to get themselves ready. Next P7s and some primary 6s walked down to the high street to take part in the parade, plays and Reivers games. At the parade the children had to watch The Lord Buccleuch say a speech and an arrest. After the parade p6 went straight on to the Reivers games and the P7s cheered them on. In the Reivers games the P6s came 3rd overall and did very well . After the Reivers games the P7s walked to St. Mary's church to start their plays. They had a lot of people watching them and they would like to say thank you to St. Mary's church for letting us have some much needed practice. Once we were finished they play we all went home.
Tranmere Rovers vs Southport
Following successful trips to Tranmere Rovers in previous years, P7 children are again being given the opportunity to attend a Tranmere Rovers' home game; this season against Southport at Prenton Park on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
The cost for any child wishing to go on this trip will be £25 including transport and entrance. Supervising staff will be Mr Hunter and Mr Comley.
If your child is allowed to attend this match, please return this reply slip from the letter to Mr Hunter by Friday 24th March. Please note that this trip has always been over subscribed and so places will be allocated based on a draw of reply slips received by Friday 24th March. Further details of departure times will be supplied nearer the time.
Please do not send any money at this time.
P7 Residential Trip Lockerbie Manor
On Monday 6th March 2017, 33 primary 7 pupils from Drumlanrig Primary School went to Lockerbie Manor in Dumfries and Galloway for their residential trip. On their way to Lockerbie Manor the primary 7s went to Carlisle Castle to have a little talk and look in. After that they went to Carlisle Bowling Centre to play bowling and after they had a good decent hour of fun they then had their lunch. They then got the bus to Lockerbie from the Bowling Centre and they arrived quicker than they thought, they got a talk to start with and then they headed off for their first activity and as the week went on they had an absolute ball!
Hawick Reiver's Festival- SATURDAY 25th MARCH 2017
We have again been invited to take part in the reivers festival.
All Primary 7 pupils are invited to take part in drama activities connected to the reivers.
There will be one performance of our productions , at around 11,30 a.m. in St Mary's church. pupils will also be invited to take part in the parade witch opens the event and to sample a reivers breakfast. After the productions, children and their families are free to enjoy what in the last years has become a popular Borders event. You will be supplied with a full programme of festival events to help you do this.
The schools drama section of the festival aims to give children of various age groups experience of live theatre as means of recreating local social history using a variety of drama techniques. We hope parents, relatives and friends will support the productions . There are no admissions charges, but this year, we are suggesting the audience make a voluntary donation towards the upkeep of the church building witch provides our venue .
You will be sent further details regarding the productions later regarding the production later, together with your copy of the festival programme . If you are happy for your child to take part in this production, please return the slip by Friday 27th January.
LOCKERBIE MANOR RESIDENTIAL TRIP , MON 6TH -FRI 10TH MARCH 2017
You are invited to attend a short information meeting at the school on Tuesday 31st January 2017 from 7.00p.m. when it is hoped we will be able to give you further information regarding the trip.
Please return the reply slip by Friday 27th January so that we know how many people will be attending.
We realise that you may be making preparation for the trip. However , please DO NOT buy new clothing for your child, it is not required.
INDOOR BOWLS 'TASTER SESSION' AT TEVIOT LEISURE CENTRE
An opportunity to take part in a indoor bowls 'Taster session' is being offered to our primary 7 pupils.
The children will walk to Teviot Leisure Centre at 9.00 a.m. on Friday 20th January and will be back at school for 11.00 a.m. please ensure that your son/daughter has a suitable coat and outdoor shoes on that day. The children will take their indoor shoes with them.
If you have any questions about this activity, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
On Monday 19th December P7 & 4 P1 pupils visited the new cafe at Wilton Lodge Park
We recently advertised for the P6 vacancy on a Monday but unfortunately there were no suitable applicants. Mrs Douglas has informed us that she is unable to continue working with P6 due to other work commitments from January. She has really enjoyed working with the class and is sorry to be leaving.
In order to minimise the disruption to the children's learning I am delighted to inform you that Mrs Robson has very kindly agreed to return for the foreseeable future. we are very grateful to Mrs Robson for agreeing to give the children some continuity. Mrs Fairbairn will also continue to work with the class on Monday afternoons.
Miss Hopkins, Mrs Douglas and Mrs Robson will be sharing information about what the children have been learning and what they will be moving on to next.
If you have any questions or items you would like to discuss on this matter then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We would like to offer children in Primary 6 & 7 the opportunity to participate in a music club. We are very fortunate to have a music instructor as a parent in our school and Mr Common has very kindly offered his time to give the children a music tuition.
The club will run on a Tuesday and Friday at lunch time. The children will be given a choice of instruments to play and will learn to play ceilidh type music.
Places are limited due to the nature of this activity. We expect this club to be very popular so places will be allocated on a first come basis. Please contact the school office for further details.
Lockerbie Manor Residential Visit 2017
The third instalment of £75 for the above trip is due to be paid by Friday 4th November 2016.You can pay by Parent Pay, cash or cheques (made payable to Drumlanig school).
Please remember that the final instalment of £76 is due by Friday 16th December, taking payments to £276.1`f
You can pay any amount at any time running up to these dates.
If you have any queries, or are having difficulty making these payments, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Thanks to FoDS and Mr Tierney for organising this year's Halloween Disco.