A successful Day 1(added 21.08.15)
Thank you for preparing your children so well for their return to school at our decant building. They had a great day, touring the building and catching up with their friends. There was great excitement! Staff did a super job of making sure children settled in ~ thank you all. As e-mail lists are not yet updated, keep an eye on the website and school bags for communication.
Almost there! (added 19.08.15)
Our amazing staff team at Burnside have worked so hard to prepare our school for welcoming pupils tomorrow. The building seems to have turned into Burnside Primary overnight ~ thank you all! This afternoon, we welcomed many of our new P1 pupils and families as they popped in to see their classrooms and teachers. It was so encouraging to hear such positive comments about our welcoming environment. P1 parents will have an opportunity to join current parents at a coffee morning in school this Friday, from 9.30 am.
Staff will be on hand to welcome pupils from the buses in the morning. We will also be at the 'Nursery Entrance' from 8.50 am to welcome returning pupils not travelling on the buses and at 9 am to welcome our new P1 pupils. We understand that some P1 pupils (booked on buses) may be picked up by parents at 12 pm in the first couple of days. Please telephone the school office by 11 am if this is the case ~ we don't want to escort any pupil onto a bus who is being picked up!
As tomorrow will be our first functioning day in the decant building, for safety reasons we need to limit the number of adults in the building at peak times. We will therefore ask P1 parents bringing their children to school at 9 am to remain outside the building. Staff will escort children safely to the hall and their teachers. There will be an opportunity for parents to take photographs of their children at our 'Meet our Teachers' event on Wednesday 2 September, 11.30 - 12.00 pm.
Good luck to all pupils on their first day of the new session at Burnside Primary!
Welcome to session 2015-16! (added 13.08.15)
A huge thanks to all of you for making our last few weeks at the old Burnside Primary such a memorable time - we certainly left with a bang! We have now started the huge task of unpacking in our new temporary home at the old spittal Primary:-
Burnside Primary Decant
(all other contact details remain the same)
Staff will be working hard over the next few days to get organised for our pupils returning on Thursday 20th August.
If your child will be travelling to/from school via bus, you should now have received information from Support Services regarding bus numbers and pick-up points etc. Once your child is safely on the bus, the escort will ensure that they are seated safely and do not leave the bus again. Once all buses arrive in the school playground, children will be escorted by school staff into the school hall, one bus at a time. Class registers will be taken as normal at this point. At the end of the school day, children will be escorted from the school hall onto the buses, once bus registers are taken. For the first 2 days, P1 pupils will be picked up from the decant building at 12 pm (Mr. Wardlaw, Support Services Co-ordinator has asked me to pass on his apologies for the wrong date noted on the P1 letter). P1 pupils will be in school all day from Monday 24th August.
All children not travelling by bus, should come up the path onto the grass area in front of the car park, at the 'nursery entrance'. They will then be escorted into the building at 9 am. If it is raining, children can enter the building via this entrance from 8.50 am, where they will be supervised indoors. At 3 pm, children can be picked up from the bottom of the path.
As we are a little tighter on playground space, we would like to encourage our P1 and P2 pupils to play on the grass area. It would be helpful if you could send in an old pair of wellies (labelled with your child's name) for outdoor plays, which can be left in school.