Young West Enders: Kelvinhaugh Primary School
News Autumn 2002
Primary 5, 6 and 7
A busy start to the school year. They were invited to a new 3D IMAX film at the Science Centre and launched a new 'climate change' website at the SETT conference in the SECC with MSP Nicol Stephen and 'Heather the Weather'. They are also off the a special Celtic Connections concert and have been attending tin whistle workshops with our friends in Willowbank Primary. Coming up next for them are visits to the Tall Ship and David Livingstone Centre.
The school continues to use the Kelvin Hall for upper school P.E. and after-school clubs.
The Wildlife Garden
Looking spectacular as autumn comes. One of our new parents is going to work on its development every Tuesday morning. We hope to introduce some recycling for the school.
Last session's Primary 3/4 collected their gold medal in the Art Galleries annual art competition in the group entry. This is the second year running that the school has been awarded with this prize.
This year's P3/4 attended a great print workshop at the Galleries too.
Primaries 1 and 2 have had visits from the Community Police.
Doors Open Day
The school opened up its doors for this event for the third time. Visitors got the chance to see the newly refurbished top floor for the first time.
Kelvinhaugh Primary School Newsletter Summer 2002
The school have been very busy this term with a visit from Her Majesty's Inspectors of Education. We are pleased to report they commended us on communication with parents, local community links and the pastoral care of the children. We were really pleased about this as we do put a high priority on these areas. Our non-teaching staff will get a special mention and those of you who know Mrs Gerrard (Clerical), Mrs Raja (Classroom Assistant), Beatrice (Janny) and Mary (Glasgow's most famous Lollipop Lady) will agree that this is very deserved !
Our Primary 3/4's were not just a winner in the National Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity Film-making Competition - they were THE winner of the Primary School catagory. Unfortunately our friends at the Kelvin School couldn't make the awards ceremony in Edinburgh but they were mentioned in our acceptance speech. Eat your heart out Steven Spielberg !
Primary 5 are attending a new club at the Glasgow University Zoology Department. P4/5 are taking part in a series of Celtic Connections art and music workshops. P6/7 are stillenjoying athletics and badminton at the Kelvin Hall. Next session the P5's will be getting swimming lessons as well as the oldest children. Cycling Proficiency Training is coming to an end as the pupils prepare for their test.
Our wildlife garden now has an impressive pond. Dug with help from our friends at Starling Learning, it will be a great resource on our doorstep. The diggers were disturbed by our fox and managed to get a photo of it. We are also going to introduce recycling and vermiculture (that's worms to you and me) to the school with help from the Coach-house trust and Belmont Lane Gardens Association.
3 of our classes are off to the Science Centre this term. P6/7 will help launch National Food Hygene Week with the Lord Provost and, also this term, will help the Scottish Office launch a new website in the school- more details to follow. We are looking forward to the new bridge over the Clyde being finished as it will cut our walk to the Centre !
Our new Parents' Club will be holding a Fun Day on the afternoon of Saturday 15th of June. Why not come along ?
Our Pre-entrant programme for new Primary ones begins on the 30th of May. If you are interested in your child attending the school please contact us on 339 0559.
Spring 2002 News - March, 2002
Congratulations to Primary 3/4 on being a national winner in the Leonard Cheshire Charity Film Competition. Their film, "Disability - Ability" will be shown at an Oscar-type ceremony in the Edinburgh Film House. They will end their special day with a workshop in the Edinburgh Modern Gallery.
Primary 6/7 have had 2 exciting visits to the Science Centre. One to see the new Planetarium and another to see the incredible 3D Virtual Reality show. Look out for them on BBC Breakfast News.
Primary 4/5 launched the Fire exhibition at the Transport Museum, opened by
4 new baskets of playground games and new football nets are being thoroughly enjoyed in the playground - in between the gales and rain ! They are there as a result of the Pupil Council who gave a great presentation to the local Community Council recently.
Primary 5 are all set to release their brown trout fry into the Clyde as part of "Clyde in the Classroom". The fish have been reared in our coolest room - the Gents' Toilet !
Our Spring Fair date - Friday 15th of March at 1.30 p.m.
February Newsletter - 2002
We have already enrolled a good number of new Primary 1's for next session. Our role is set to increase again this year (not the current trend across Glasgow !).
Every class has been to Celtic Connections in the Royal Concert Hall and we had some fine Scottish poetry reading on Burn's Day.
This term we have hockey and badminton coaches for the middle school and swimming and Kelvin Hall P.E. lessons for the older children.
Our Pupil Council members gave an excellent presentation to the Kelvingrove Community Council on their ideas for improving the area for young people.
We also forged a link with a local environment group and will be adding features, including a pond, to our enormous wildlife garden. In a recent RSPB bird-watch survey we spotted what we think might be the only Glasgow school entry for a 'cormorant' as we can see a stretch of the Clyde from our science room. As for mammals we have a resident fox but we are still on the lookout for a seal or dolphin which our friends at the SV Glenlee assure us are common visitors!
P3/4 have sent their entry in for the Leonard Cheshire charity video competition and the whole school had their very own episode of CITV's 'Ripley and Scuff' transmitted nationally in January.
Trips coming up include visits to the Science Centre planetarium, virtual science show and a trip up the tower to photograph the school just across the river. Primary 5 will also collect fish eggs to grow and release in the Clyde.
This term we begin our entries for the annual Art Galleries Art competition. Although we are unlikely to repeat our amazing successes from last year, We'll still give it our best shot!
Winter News from Kelvinhaugh
On St. Andrew's Day Primary 7 attended the Equal Futures Conference celebrating 25 years of the Race Relations Act. They took part in drama workshops, mixed a CD and saw their artwork printed on the banners over the main stage.
Primary 1 visited the Science Centre to see Santa abseil off the Glasgow Tower which is now open to the public.
The infants visited the Kelvin School for the visually impaired to see a display by the mounted police.
Upper school children took part in the International Bowls Championships at the Kelvin Hall.
Primaries 4 and 5 visited Stirling Castle where they found information for their Castles topic.
Primaries 1,2 and 3 had two performances from Nautical College and RSMAD students.
This term we have ice-skating, parties a Nativity and Christmas service to look forward to.
Our Christmas Fair is in the school on Thursday 6th of Dec from 1.30 - 2.30 p.m. Enter by Gilbert Street. Everyone welcome.
Primary 4/5 visited the Art Galleries to see an exhibition of Cuban Art and take part in a papier mache workshop.Contact: Kelvinhaugh Primary School, 20 Sandyford Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow, G 3 8QJ.
Kelvinhaugh Primary Autumn Newsletter
Read about what's been happening at Kelvinhaugh Primary School and plans for the rest of the term
The summer now seems a lifetime away ! Our attendance at the State visit of President Mbeke and the official opening by the Queen at the Science Centre are distant memories.
Pupils win awards
This term the pupils have been celebrating their success in the 97th Annual Art Galleries and Museums Art Competition. Two of our Primary twos won gold medals and our Primary 5/6 class won a group gold medal and the prestigious Robert Logan Memorial award for the best school entry. They were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Kelvingrove.
We opened our doors for Doors Open day to welcome visitors and former staff and pupils.
Our Primary 6's continue with their British Sign Language Classes.
We took part in World Sight Day at the Art Galleries with the Lord Provost.
The upper school are off to Blairvadach Outdoor Centre for an adventure week in November.
Before Christmas we will be involved in filming 'Bits and Bobs' for the BBC and 'Ripley and Scuff' CITV.
Look out for our winning Christmas card designs for the Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour and the R. MacDonald House in Yorkhill hospital.
Look out for our award-winning display of the history of our school in the Art Galleries.
Contact: Kelvinhaugh Primary School, 20 Sandyford Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow, G 3 8QJ.
Kelvinhaugh Primary School Newsletter - April, 2001
What the school did in March......
The school is looking very smart - every classroom has a new carpet and our new state-of-the-art toilets are open. They have palm trees, framed watercolours, ceramic fish and electronic air-fresheners. Local Urban Artist, Stuart Wright, is nearly finished his spray paint murals. Our wildlife garden has had a big clean up and our After-school Care are digging new flower beds. We have two new picnic tables to add to the 5 existing ones. Also 6 new pencil-shaped bins are being well used in the playground and our bird-feeders and tables are being stocked with food to last over the Spring Break. Our new car park has also been finished.
Thanks to everyone who supported our Spring Coffee Morning. We raised £360 for school funds. We also enjoyed our Easter Service, Easter Egg Decorating Competition, Our Easter Egg hunt in the wildlife garden and our Spring Disco.
Primaries 6 and 7 enjoyed taking part in 'Sport for Youth[not equal] entering the football, badminton, hockey and netball events. Some of the senior pupils have started training for their cycling proficiency test and are doing well in their swimming lessons.
Our new Pupil Council members were elected and have asked for water to be available in all classes. They also requested clocks in every room and new sports equipment. All their requests have been put in place.
Primary 3/4 visited the Dinosaur exhibition and Primary 2/3 enjoyed a Bird Workshop at Kelvingrove Museum.We raised £275 for Comic Relief by collecting small change and selling tuck.
All children interested in free tickets for the Claymores American Football game should contact the school. Glasgow City Council Free swimming passes will be available soon. In the meantime swimming in the city's pools is free for all children anyway.Contact: Kelvinhaugh Primary School, 20 Sandyford Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow, G 3 8QJ.
Kelvinhaugh Primary School Newsletter. February, 2001.
Refurbishment of the School
Kelvinhaugh Primary School have had a busy start to the New Year. The last part of our major building work is nearly finished. To add to our new windows, new roof and dry-rot treatment, we will soon have new indoor toilets, including wheelchair access, bringing the total to over half a million pounds worth spent on our lovely 115 year-old building. The public were able to see our renovations at the most recent Doors Open Day.
Science, Ships 'n Trips
Our links with the new Glasgow Science Centrecontinued with us helping to launch 'Clydewatch'. Schools can help collect valuable scientific information all along the riverside. We're planning another visit over the Bell's Bridge to the IMAX to see the latest films. It takes us only 15 minutes to get there.
Our friends at the S.V. Glenlee arranged for our Primary Sevens to have a go on a speedboat that will give trips on the Clyde from easter onwards. Photos were taken of us, squealing with excitement, for use in the Leisure Show at the SECC.
As part of their WW2 topic, one of our classes visited the Holocaust exhibition and art workshop at the Art Galleries, which they found both interesting and moving. Also we had a trip to Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Staff in both buildings congratulated the children on their excellent behaviour.
Award Winning Design
Although our 'Now and Then'banner has now come down outside the Art Galleries, look out for our award-winning money collector design being built in the Transport Museum over the next few weeks.
After-school Care Service
Our after-school care is flourishing ! Local families please note that you can use this facility even if your child is not one of our pupils.
Congratulations to our Netball Team , who won all of their games at the Kelvin Hall Festival.
Thanks to the music students from Jordanhill college for their entertaining visits.
Contact: Kelvinhaugh Primary School, 20 Sandyford Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow, G 3 8QJ. i think kelvinhaugh is the greatest school i have ever been to it's got the most nicest people hi ms raja mrs gerrard beatrice and mrs rae
i attended kelvinhaugh primary nice to see the schools still getting along nicley. keep up the good work!
--khadiga ( krammali at hotmail dot com ) from libya on 6.8.2003; 8:58:49 Uhr
--donna ( bergalina2003 at aol dot com ) from scotland on 6.6.2003; 12:39:00 Uhr
i think kelvinhaugh is the greatest school i have ever been to it's got the most nicest people hi ms raja mrs gerrard beatrice and mrs rae
i attended kelvinhaugh primary nice to see the schools still getting along nicley. keep up the good work!