We finally woke up to a dry morning! Hurray!!! The children had another early start to the day. It seems to be getting harder and harder to waken up! The groups started their third day on high ropes, climbing wall, blind trail and obstacle course. As it had been raining previously some of them returned very wet and muddy.
The rest of the day tooks us theough orienteering, abseiling, archery and mountain biking. Many more so relieved the rain had stopped for a change.
Tonight all groups went for an evening walk where some of us managed to climb a height to see spectacular views of Lockerbie and beyond.
As we come to to the end of our trip, the positive feedbacks from the instructors is very apparent. They are very complimentary of the children and they are a credit to Burnside and their families. Although a disappointing start weather wise this did not dampen their spirits. I’m sure they’ll have lots of stories to tell tomorrow on their return.
Over and out.
Lockerbie Manor day 2 - Wednesday (added 8.5.19) Well our first morning waking up was rather interesting. I have done this for the last 6 years and usually the first morning of the day all are very awake and ready to begin their day. I woke up just after 7am where I heard nothing. As anyone would themselves I checked my phone to make sure it was the right time, which it was. When I was organised I left my POD and there was not one soul to be heard or seen. I went to one of the boys PODs to find everyone still completely out of it. It them became very apparent that everyone was still sleeping. I raised the alarm (my voice) and finally we had some movement. Breakfast was early this morning (7.30 am) so the children didn't have long to get themselves together and get along for breakfast.
The activities today included zip wire, abseiling, crate stacking, obstacle course, canoeing and kayaking. Poor group 3 have had all water activities in this miserable wet day. They are currently completing raft building.
Again it was great to see so many of the children challenging themselves - especially when height may have been a bit of a barrier. Even if some did not complete the activity they certainly gave it a go.
The rain has finally stopped here (although not necessarily bothering the children). I've had a look at the forecast and it due to be dry tomorrow (thank goodness).
Activities on Thursday include blind trail, climbing wall, orienteering, evening walk, high ropes and mountain biking.
Looking at some of thei children's faces at dinner I think we'll have a bit of a quieter night tonight. BTW the boys were top of the class last night - it was only some of the girls who had Ms. McGuinness up for a converdation at 1.30 am.
Lockerbie Manor day 1 (added 7.5.19)
We all arrived safe and sound in the glorious May rain. The children were very quickly given a tour of the centre and shown to their PODs. The first set of activities included raft building, zip wire, abseiling, crate stacking. The poor group who had the raft building activity this evening were completely soaked right through. Some interesting faces when they returned back to the POD village. After showers and tuck they’re all currently enjoying their free time running wild around the POD village playing “two man hunt”. As I type I’m thinking ‘what time will we get to bed tonight?!’ Please wish us all the best of luck!
Spring/Summer 2019 Lunch Menu (added 24.04.19) The new lunch menu which commenced on 23 April can now be found below in the 'quick links' section. A reminder that P.4-7 lunches are now priced at £1.70.
March 2019 Newsletter (added 04.03.19) Please find March 2019 within the 'Newsletters' section of this website.
P.1 Transition for session 2019-20 (added 19.02.19)
Parents/carers of pupils enrolled to start at Burnside Primary in August 2019, should note the following arrangements for transition. Letters will be posted this week:-
Thursday 7th March 2019, 5.00-6.00pm.Parent/carer only.
We will take a look at phonological awareness and early maths which will give you some ideas about how you can prepare your child in these areas. You will also have the opportunity to have a brief informal chat with current P.1 parents.
Tuesday 11th June 2019,1.30-2.30 pm Parent/carer and child.
Your child will have the opportunity to join their classmates for some fun activities with the P1 staff, while parents/carers come along to information sessions in the school hall, where we will provide an overview of starting school at Burnside Primary including what to expect in the early days, school routines, breakfast club, learning approaches and parental involvement.
Wednesday 12th June,11.15-12.15 pm. Parent/carer and child.
Your child will have the opportunity to join their classmates for some fun activities with the P1 staff, while we will provide some additional information in the hall for parents/carers as well as an introduction to your child’s Induction Pack, tour of the school, Big Buddies and a taster lunch for children around 12.00pm.
Friday 21st June,1.45-2.45pm.Parent/carer and child.
Everyone gets together for a fun activity (tbc) ~ a great way for parents/carers to meet each other!
Beat the Street (added 19.02.19) New!
Well done to everyone who has contributed to our 25270 points so far! Currently we are third on the leader board so let's see if we can climb to first place. We will keep pupils and staff up to date with our progress and invite you to send in any photographs of you taking part to firstname.lastname@example.org Have fun everyone!
Also, we now have an incredible 492 downloads of our school app. The app makes it easier for us to ensure you have all the latest information and updates and feedback has been really positive. Remember it's free, so please encourage anyone involved in your child's education to download the app by visiting the Apple/Google Play Store and searching 'PSA primaryschoolapp'. Once the app is opened, just search for 'Burnside Primary'.
Happy New Year! (added 04.01.19)
We hope you have managed to enjoy some time off with your families. We are looking forward to strarting back on Monday 7 January at 9 am. The next newsletter posted will be for February so in the meantime, please refer to our school app for all updated information. The app is free and can be accessed by visiting 'PSA primaryschoolapp' in Apple or Google Play app stores. Once opened, search for 'Burnside Primary School' to download.
We would like to wish all our families a Happy Christmas when it comes and we hope that you will enjoy some time off together over the holidays. We look forward to seeing pupils on onday 7 January for a busy 2019 at Burnside Primary.
P1 enrolment will take place in school at the following times:-
~ Monday 14 January at 9.15am and 2.15pm
~ Tuesday 15 January at 2.15pm
~ Thursday 17 January at 9.15am and 2.15pm
~ Friday 18 January at 2.15pm
Please bring along your child's FULL birth certificate and 2 pieces of identification with your name and address e.g utility bills (except mobile phone bills)
December 2018 Newsletter (added 05.12.18) Please find December newsletter within 'Newsletters' section of this webpage.