Our Achievements 2016/17
This year P7, P6 and P5 all completed a first aid award
Burns’ Scots Poetry Competition.
This year we had a fantastic final with children really concentrating on their delivery. We had funny voices, costumes and clever props. Well done to all who took part.
P7 performed a brilliant Christmas Show this year called Stable Manners. It is a modern version of the traditional nativity and included a very funny stable animals. The whole school joined in with the songs and it was very well received by all who watched.
Our P6 team this a year worked very hard to get into the Aberdeenshire Final. The questions were extremely tough this year and the performed very well as a team.
P7 performed very well in this year’s Rotary Quiz. They were only one point away from the winning team and represented the school extremely well.
Maths Enterprise Challenge
3 P7’s went to Aberdeen University to take part in a Maths Challenge. They competed against 30 schools from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and had to solve a series of clever maths problems, complete a maths test and design a poster all about measurement.
Lots of pupils have been taking part in the Cross country series across the Mearns, its great to the children being active and competitive
10 P3’s and P4’s took part in a Badminton festival organised by Active Schools at Mearns Academy. We came Third place losing out on the final by one point! A great effort by all who took part.
The P7’s are currently undertaking their cycling proficiency lessons with the help of the school and parents
Howe O’ the Mearns Pipe Band
We have entered into an exciting partnership with Howe O’ the Mearns Pipe Band who are giving our P3, P4 and P5’s free tuition in chanter, snare drums and tenor drum. We hope some of our children go on to play bagpipes or drums in the community band as they get older and more experienced.
We have been working on a project all about James Taylor a Famous Tea Merchant ( of the fame) who was born in Auchenblae. This project is going to join other projects to create an interactive museum Cutty Sark Museum
We have a good link with the local church and go for services throughout the year. At harvest we collected food for the Cyrenians food bank a Homeless charity in Aberdeen.
P1 and Nursery entertained the Friendship group with a wonderful selection of Christmas carols.
Whole School Days
Roald Dahl day
P5/6 organised a phizz-whizzing Roald Dahl Day including an assembly and an afternoon of Roald Dahl themed events. Everyone dressed as their favourite book or Roald Dahl character and we had lots of fun.
Sport for Champions
Kimberly Rennicks, a commonwealth Judo Champion, visited the school to talk about what it takes to become a world class athlete then took us through our paces on a sponsored circuit.
The whole school had great fun watching this year’s Panto, Sinbad, at Websters Theatre Arbroath. This is the second year we have been and it gets better every time.
P3/4 organised a fun Red Nose day this year. They had a fantastic assembly followed by a Red Nose Fair in the hall. Everyone enjoyed playing the games, watching the amazing talent and raising money for a good cause.
World Book Day
P1 enjoyed a visit to Montrose basin to look at the wildlife that lives there. They had fun exploring the mudflats.
P1 visited the Aberdeen Airport Fire Station.