Welcome back!

st marys pupils exiting the building

Dear Families,

And just like that ….we’re back for another school year! I hope all have managed to have some relaxation time and rest and hopefully see some sun at some point!

It was lovely to be in school yesterday for the first of our in-service days and huge thanks to Fiona Sloane (P7 parent) for preparing and facilitating an ‘escape room’ activity for us to get those ‘grey cells’ working again after the summer period. We also reviewed last session’s work as well as looking at this year’s priorities and some planning for the year ahead.

Please note that school doors will open at 0845 for all pupils.  P1 & P2 enter via the side door at the back of the school. P3-P4 enter via the front door by the office and P5-P7 enter via the back door.  *We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new P1 children who for tomorrow only will start at 0900* Finish times for P1-P2 is 3.10pm and for P3-P7 – 3.15pm. Friday finish times – P1-P2 – 12.15pm and P3-P7 – 12.25pm.

Below you’ll find some important dates for the year ahead. These have been sent out by email this week too.

Looking forward to another year working with you and the children and staff.

Many thanks as always,

Nicola Kehoe


Important Dates 2023-2024

P1 Curriculum Information Morning: Friday 8th September 0915-1015 (parents only).

Meet the Teacher/Stay & Play: Friday 15th September – parents/carers of pupils in St Andrew’s & St Margaret’s 0900-0930.
Parents /Carers of pupils in St Anne’s & St Ninian’s 0930-1000. Tea/coffee available in the hall from 0930 if parents want to stay and
have a chat.

Holiday: Monday 18th September

Whole School Mass: Thursday 21st September 10am – St Mary’s Cathedral

Flu Immunisation: Monday 2nd October

Holiday: Monday 16th October—Friday 20th October.
In-Service: Mon 23rd October.
Pupils return Tuesday 24th October.

Whole School Mass: All Saint’s Day Wednesday 1st November 10 am—St Mary’s Cathedral

Parent Consultations: Thursday 9th November 3:30-6:00pm & Friday 10th November 1-3:30pm.

Whole School Theatre Trip: Thursday 14th December morning—’The Snow Queen’.

P1 & P2 Nativity: Thursday 14th December 7pm—St Mary’s Cathedral

Class Christmas Parties: Monday 18th December. Afternoon.

End of term: Friday 22nd December. Carol Service 11am. St Mary’s Cathedral.


In-Service: Monday 8th January 2024
Pupils return: Tuesday 9th January 2024

Stay & Play: Friday 2nd February: parents/carers of pupils in St Anne’s & St Ninian’s 0900-0930. Parents/Carers of pupils in St Andrew’s & St Margaret’s 0930-1000 Tea/coffee available in the hall from 0930 if parents want to stay and have a chat.

February break: Monday 12th February—Friday 16th February
All resume: Monday 19th February

P7 Residential Trip: Monday 4th March—Friday 8th March

Parent Consultations: Thursday 21st March 3:30-6:00pm & Friday 22nd March 1-3:30pm.

Easter holiday: Thursday 28th March—Monday 15th April
All resume: Tuesday 16th April

Whole School Mass: Wednesday 9th May Feast of the Ascension. 10am Mass

150th Anniversary Event: Thursday 16th May—more info. to come

Sports Day: Thursday 23rd May. P1-P3: 0915-1015. P4-P7: 1:15-2:15pm approx. Parents/carers welcome.
‘Back –up’ Sports Day if needed: Thursday 6th June

P7 Disco: Thursday 13th June 6-8pm (school hall)

P7 Leaver’s Assembly: Thursday 27th June 2:15pm—parents of P7 pupils

End of Year Mass: Friday 28th June 10am. St Mary’s Cathedral

End of session: Friday 28th June

Parents are welcome each Friday morning between 9:00—9:30am to have a tea/coffee and meet other parents in Mr Nico’s base.