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2022-2023 News & Events

Find out what has been going on at St Cyrus this year!


Pupil Groups – August 2022
We have been busy electing members for our pupil groups.
We are delighted to introduce some of them below –

House Captains – Sophie (Curlew), Jamie (Kittiwake), Cadhla-Leigh (Sandpiper) and Marlo (Puffin)


Junior Librarians – Ruby, Fearn, Cushla, Ella

Pupil Council – Florence, Cory, Millie, Harla, Caitlin, Ryan, Angus, Cushla, Lucas


Glee competition
Our choir competed in the Primary Schools Glee Challenge at the beach ballroom in Aberdeen. They performed brilliantly and had great fun!

Rotary Club Quiz
Five pupils from our P7 class competed against pupils from other cluster schools on Thursday 16th March. They had a great time and represented the school brilliantly

World Book Day
Our Staff literacy group organised activities and competitions for World Book Day this year. Many pupils created their own books to share with partners in other classes too.

Comic Relief
P4/5 ran a number of competitions throughout the week and raised the fantastic sum of £329.10. Well done P4/5!

Coffee Mornings
It has been lovely so many parents/carers, as well as members of the community, have been able to join us for these. P3/4 hosted their coffee morning on Thursday 2nd February and P4/5 had theirs on Thursday 9th March. P2/3 finished the term off nicely by hosting theirs on the last week of term.

Mental Health Week
Mrs Bandeen, Mrs Carmichael and Ms Sutherland, members of our Health and Wellbeing Working group, arranged lots of activities and a visit too from Rhythm Nation Street Dance to help us explore Mental Health Week.

Languages Week
Mrs Greig, our Modern Languages lead organised a number of activities for classes to try throughout the week. Ils etaient fabuleux!

Scottish Poetry Competition
We once again ran our poetry competition with the final being held on Friday 3rd February. Mrs Rore, our admin assistant had the difficult job of judging this year. Competition winners can be seen below –

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit from M&M productions  and their pantomime, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ – oh yes we did!
The parent council provided an ice-cream/lolly for all pupils after the performance.


Christmas lunches

These were served on Thursday 15th December. As always, our catering staff did us proud and we all thoroughly enjoyed an excellent lunch. Many thanks to our Parent Council for providing crackers for everyone.


Christmas Show
It was fantastic to once again be able to welcome people in to school to watch our Christmas show. ‘Fireside Nativity’ was, whilst hard work, much fun to deliver. We hope our audience enjoyed the performance as much as we did.

Christmas Craft Fair
P3/4 and Mrs Jamieson, ran a stall at the Christmas craft fair, as part of an enterprise project which tested their money handling skills. Congratulations to all on their achievements.


The choir have been busy!
The choir, led by Miss Shand and Ms Campbell also sang at the fair and then shared some Christmas songs at both the friendship clubs party and with parents/carers after school one evening. Feedback on all occasions was very positive – Well done everyone!


Community Coffee Morning
P5/6 and Mrs Bandeen hosted a coffee morning on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 in the school hall. It was great to see a super turn out.
Funds raised (£206.25) went to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) who also ran a stall on the day.
Well done to all.


Children in need (Dress as you please day)
On Wednesday 16th November 2022 we held a dress as you please day. Donations were taken for the charity throughout the day. Thanks to all who donated!


Remembrance Day
Our youngest (nursery) and oldest (P7) pupils attended a short Remembrance Day service, led by the minister, at the war memorial on 11th November 2022. They represented the school well and laid wreaths on behalf of the school community. Through poppy sales Poppy Scotland raised £106.82


Pupil Council visits to Friendship Club!
In addition to our weekly pupil council meetings and on-going developments in school, our older pupil council members have thoroughly enjoyed participating in activities with members of the friendship club. Activities include games, songs and exercise. These intergenerational activities are proving very popular. Feedback from pupils includes – “It’s a good idea for people to mix and to get out. I enjoyed playing the dominoes” and “It was very nice to see what the friendship club did. We learned a lot of new words in scrabble and the quiz”.




Beach Schools
We were fortunate once again to receive support from St Cyrus Nature Reserve and Embark Forest School who  provided a further session of beach schools to all classes this term. Due to the paths being damaged in the recent storms, all sessions were held in the school grounds. We have been so lucky with the weather since Beach Schools began. We are having great fun and learning a lot about our local environment.


Bookbug Sessions for P1 and 2 and Paired Reading with P7
We are delighted so many parents and carers are being able to join us on a Wednesday for our Bookbug sessions, led by Diane Grant, Senior Library Administrator.
Our P1s are also enjoying the opportunity to share and read books with our P7s, as can be seen from the photos below –