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P6 Football

Posted by loirstonconnect on August 22, 2014

Brian Forrest will we running a P6 Football Team again this session.

He is looking for volunteer coaches to help out on Saturday games (possible mid-week matches also).

If you think you may be able to help, please contact the school office – 01224 897686.


Many thanks


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Loirston School Parent Council AGM

Posted by loirstonconnect on August 22, 2014

Tuesday 26th August 2014 at 6.30pm

in staff room

We would like to invite all parents to attend our Annual General Meeting.  Loirston Parent Council is a group of parents who volunteer their time to help raise funds for Loirston school through school discos, ladies nights, bingo nights and our Christmas fayre.  Previous funds were used to buy new IT equipment including ipads, new pa system, maths and language books and new reading schemes for all children.

We are always looking for parents/carers to join our parent council as everybody brings something different to a meeting no matter how big or small.  Things like making a phone call on our behalf or if you have access to companies who would give us raffle prizes for our Christmas fayre or even just sparing a few hours of your time to help out at events.  

As this meeting is our AGM, we will nominating our new council.  We will be looking to appoint a chairperson/vice chair, secretary and treasurer.  The meeting will commence after this has been done.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday night at 6.30pm.

Thank You

Loirston Parent Council 


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Lost Property

Posted by loirstonconnect on July 3, 2014

Dear all

We have a wealth of belongings at the front of the school.  Please come and have a look tomorrow.

Many thanks

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P7 end of year performance

Posted by loirstonconnect on June 30, 2014

As  you may already know the p7 pupils will be performing  for you after their leavers’ assembly on Thursday 3rd of July. The performance is based on different memories and experiences throughout their time at Loirston. The leavers’ assembly starts at 9:45 a.m and the performance will begin directly after and will last approximately 1 hour. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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Altens Community Centre – Family Prize Bingo

Posted by loirstonconnect on June 27, 2014

Friday 4th July 2014

Admission – Adult £1    Children – 50p

Includes light refreshment

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Loirston School Bulletin – No 12

Posted by loirstonconnect on June 27, 2014


June  2014






Dear Parents/Carers

Finally I am in a position to confirm classes for next session. This year has been particularly difficult as the school has been sitting in a position between being allocated 12 and 13 classes.  However this session the authority has allocated us 13 classes.  I would like to assure you that all staff  have worked very hard to ensure both social and academic groupings have been taken into account when allocating pupils to classes.  As you will see below the composition of classes throughout the school has changed and I would like to assure you that the reason for this is due to the current numbers of pupils in each year group.For children going into  composite classes we have sent home a booklet explaining the workings of composite classes which I hope you will find informative.

Below is a list of classes.  On the copy your child brings home their class teacher for session 2014-2015 will be highlighted for your information:

P1a – Miss K Anderson

P1b – Miss A Pendrey

P2a – Mrs  E Smith

P2b – Mrs S Ritchie

P2/3 – Miss H Pate

P3 – Miss R Cummins

P3/4 – Mrs P Cowell/ Mrs K Maclean

P4 – Miss G Leiper

P5a – Mr M O’ Riordan

P5/6 – Mrs C Forrest

P6 – Mr  R Constable

P6/7 – Mrs S McPhee/Mrs S Campbell Morgan

P7 – Mrs M Beattie

Nursery classes will be as follows:

Green Nursery – Mrs E Rothnie/Alison Stewart/Claire Littlejohn

Red Nursery –    Mrs MacCallum/Carole Kellman

Blue Nursery – Mrs Pert/ Ms Thorpe/Louise Moore

Yellow pm Nursery- Mrs Pert/Mrs MacCallum and all nursery nurse staff over the course of the week.

Emma Hulse will also be working in the Nursery as a Nursery nurse over the course of the week

Yellow 8 staff

Miss Reid & Mrs Turner

SFL staff

Mrs Matthews


Some names on the staffing list may seem unfamiliar to you.  Miss Cummins is a new member of staff who will be joining us in August 2014.  Mrs McPhee started with us in May and has been covering a post in Nursery up until summer.  Next session she will be working in P6/7.

Also next session Mrs Collie from Yellow 8 will be taking up a secondment within the authority.  We will miss her very much while she is away but want to wish her the best of luck with her secondment.  In order to fully support Yellow8 next session Mrs Turner will be taking up more hours and I will also be timetabled to be working in Yellow 8. 

Mrs Campbell Morgan will be continuing her duties as Acting Depute. It is my intention to advertise the permanent post after the summer break.




P7 leavers assembly will be on Thursday 3rd July at 9.45am.  We look forward to seeing our Parents/Carers for our final farewell to our Primary Sevens.


Lost Property

Next week on Tuesday am we will lay out all our lost property on tables at reception.  Please come and have a look as if it is not claimed we will dispose of it.  There is a large amount of belongings currently unclaimed.


As we approach the last week of session I would like to thank all the Parents/Carers and the community for all their support throughout this session.  I really do appreciate all that you do to support us all here at Loirston.

K MacDonald






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Posted by loirstonconnect on June 23, 2014

Engage, a theme based club for primary aged children from 11.00 – 12.00 noon. Crafts, Games, Music, Snack , Stories and Videos. Registration on Sunday 29th June from 10.50 am at Loirston Annexe Community Center (adult must be present to register).


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P7 Football Team Helpers

Posted by loirstonconnect on June 16, 2014

Our coach, Jon Laing, is looking for volunteers to help with the P7 football team next session.

If you think you can spare a few hours, please contact him on 07947 844326.

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P5 Football next session

Posted by loirstonconnect on June 16, 2014

Current P4 children are invited to attend for football training on Tuesday 17th June from 7.00 – 8.15 on the grass area behind the school.


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Last chance for Surveys.

Posted by loirstonconnect on June 12, 2014

Just to remind you that we will be closing the Parent/ Carer surveys on Wednesday 18th June. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to complete the 2 short surveys. Your feedback is a valuable part of our annual audit process.

Survey1                         Survey2

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