Out P1 pupils attended the Christmas K’Nex Workshop at Strachan Village Hall with other P1 children from our small schools cluster. They were read the story ‘Aliens Love Panta Claus’ and then had to work in small groups to construct an alien using K’Nex as well as designing their very own pair of underpants!
Posts bySchool Council
The document “Use of Standardised Assessment in Aberdeenshire Schools” can now be found under our link to school improvement plans and standards.
We’re adding photo galleries for each class. Click on “About our School” and “Classes” to find the links.
Congratulations to Archie Hilton, a regional winner of the Royal Mail’s children’s Christmas Stamp Design Competition!
From the Royal Mail’s Press Release:
“A budding artist from Banchory has moved a step further in becoming one of the designers of Royal Mail’s 2013 Christmas stamps.
As part of Royal Mail’s children’s Christmas Stamp Design competition, the entry from Archie Hilton, aged 7 from Drumoak Primary School was chosen as one of the best entries from thousands in Scotland.
Archie’s entry is one of 10 that have been shortlisted in Scotland and 140 UK wide. It will go through to the next stage of the competition where local judges will select their top two entries to represent the region in the national final.
During the national final, HRH The Prince of Wales will lead a panel of judges who will select the two designs from twenty four finalists that will feature on this year’s First and Second Class Christmas stamps. The stamps will be on sale from November 5th.
Archie has already won £100 in vouchers and £100 for his school. However, this will increase if he progresses in the competition*.
Astonishing response to the competition
Royal Mail has received an astonishing 240,000 entries from children aged 4-11-years old from across the UK in response to the question ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’
Entries submitted to the competition will be displayed on a special website – www.royalmailstampcompetition.com launching later this week.
Only twice before in Royal Mail’s history – 1966 and 1981 – have the official Christmas stamps been designed by children.
As with all Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail, both winning designs will have to be approved by The Queen. Other Christmas stamps for different postal rates, and a religious-themed issue, will also be available from November 5.
Note to editors
• The judges for the national final are HRH The Prince of Wales, Royal Mail’s Chief Executive Officer, Moya Greene; the author of the Charlie and Lola series, Lauren Child; Royal Mail’s Head of Stamp Design, Marcus James, and Tasveer Shemza, who was just six when she designed one of Royal Mail’s first ever Christmas stamps in 1966.
• The 12 competition regions are:
2. South East
3. East of England
4. East Midlands
5. West Midlands
6. North East
7. North West
8. South West
9. Yorkshire and Humberside
12. Northern Ireland
Overall winners x 2 School: £1,000 Child: £1,000 vouchers
Regional winners x22 School: £500 Child: £500 vouchers
Regional runners Up x 116 School: £100 Child: £100 vouchers”
Drumoak School Council invites all parents and carers to the Annual General Meeting of Drumoak School Council:
Tuesday 10th September 2013, 7:00 pm
Drumoak Primary School
The Chairperson and members of the School Council look forward to meeting and welcoming you.
School Holiday Dates
Session 2013 – 2014
Monday 29th August 2013 In-Service Day
Tuesday 20th August 2013 Start of Term 1
Friday 11th October 2013 End of Term 1
Monday 28th October 2013 Start of Term 2
Monday 11th November 2013 In-Service Day
Tuesday 12th November 2013 In-Service Day
Friday 20th December 2013 End of Term 2
Monday 6th January 2014 Start of Term 3
Thursday 13th February 2014 Occasional Day Holiday
Friday 14th February 2014 Occasional Day Holiday
Monday 17th February 2014 Half term Holiday
Tuesday 18th February 2014 In-Service Day
Wednesday 19th February 2014 In-Service Day
Friday 4th April 2014 End of Term 3
Monday 21st April 2014 Start of Term 4
Monday 5th May 2014 May Day Holiday
Monday 9th June 2014 Occasional Day Holiday
Friday 4th July 2014 End of Term 4
Dates for your diary
Friday 3rd May Teddy Bears’ Picnic for new P1s
Monday 6th May MAY DAY HOLIDAY
Tuesday 7th May P1/2 trip to Duthie Park/Aberdeen University
Thursday 9th May P7 Transition Day – Banchory Academy
Monday 13th May P4 Science/Drama day – Church Hall
Tuesday 14th May Bag2School Collection Day
Tuesday 14th May Parent-Teacher interviews 4.00-6.00pm
Wednesday 15th May Parent-Teacher interviews 4.00-6.00pm
Friday 17th May P5 Assembly
Saturday 25th May Summer Fair – The Glebe 1.00-4.00pm
Tuesday 28th May SCHOOL trip, including sponsored walk
Monday 6th June HOLIDAY
Tuesday 18th June School Council Meeting, 7.00pm School Hall
Thursday 20th June Open Evening 6.00-8.00pm
Tuesday 25th June Sports Day, Keithmuir Park
Friday 5th July End of Year Church Service, 10.00am
Friday 5th July End of Session