HT Blog 7th September 2018

Bonjour Families,

I have included lots of important dates for your diary at the end of the blog so make sure you get them in your diaries. Read on to find out what we have been up to and what is coming up at KPS.

KPSA Information Evening

The KPSA Information Evening last night was a great success. We managed to recruit 8 new members despite the low turn out. I must give the Pupil Council (past and present) a special thank you for their presentation which kicked off the proceedings and created a relaxed atmosphere. Or maybe it was their amazing hula hoop skills!

French Phrase of the Week

L’expression de la semaine for next week is Ça va? which means How are you doing? The pupils were able to come up with at least 6 different responses to the question so see how many they can tell you at home.


This week lots of the children have been enjoying being outside in our the garden, there has been lots of wildlife to spot including bees, ants, butterflies and water snails.  Today we harvested the apples, potatoes, onions and carrots for the Village show.  Next week we are looking forward to making apple crumble for snack.  We also harvested our wheat that was planted last session as part of our Food for Thought project.  The children cut the wheat and transported it in our tractor and then used a mortar and pestle to grind the wheat to flour.   We will make bread in the coming weeks so the children can see the whole process of farm to fork. On Saturday, the children will be displaying their art work and nursery-grown vegetables at the Village show in the Community Centre. Please pop along for a look if you can.


Today’s assembly was one that the children had been waiting in anticipation for since the start of term! Mrs Whitford shared the hilarious story of the Great Dog Bottom Swap which had the children and staff in stitches. We also awarded our very first P1 star of the week certificates of the session.

Auf Wiedersehen Yannic

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our German visitor Yannic who has spent time in classes throughout the school over the last three weeks. He has taught pupils German (Kartoffeln) as well as them all about cultural aspects of Germany. The children have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and will miss seeing him around next week. Good luck Yannic!

Internet Safety Evening

Do you find it difficult keeping an eye on what your child is accessing on the internet?

Do you find it challenging knowing what your child is doing and who they are talking to on social media?

Is it a struggle to keep up with new apps, sites and trends?

Is it hard to talk to your child about these issues?

Do you worry what other dangers are out there?

Then please come along to our Internet Safety or “prepare yourself for what is coming” Evening on Wednesday 26th September 7pm-8pm where our community police officers will share some strategies to help you keep your children safe on-line.

Upcoming Events:

17th September Holiday

26th September Internet Safety Evening

4th & 5th October Parent Consultations

4th – 11th October Scholastic Book Fair in School

15th-22nd October Holidays

25th & 26th October Tempest Photographer in school

23rd October Pupils return

5th November Keeping Myself Safe Information Evening for P5 & P6 families

21st November Flu Vaccinations

5th December School Nativity presented by P2 (evening performance)

6th December School Nativity presented by P2 (afternoon performance)

13th December KPSA Christmas Film Night

W/B 17th December Christmas Parties

24th December – 8th January Christmas Holidays

9th January – Benmore Parent Information evenings

W/B 21st January P7 to Benmore

6th February Benmore Presentation Evening and Netherurd Information evening

11th – 15th February Holidays

28th & 29th March Parent Consultations

8th – 22nd April Easter Holidays

13th May Sports Day (back up date 30th May)

23rd-24th May P4 to Netherurd

4th June – P1 Induction Evening

18th – 20th June P7 Transition Days

26th June P7 Leavers’ Assembly

Au revoir,

L Henderson