Gold Sports Award

We are extremely happy to announce that Aberfoyle Primary School has been awarded the Gold Sports Award by Sport Scotland in recognition of all the sporting activity and achievements over the previous two years. The Sports Ambassadors along with, the teachers, parents, pupils and Active Stirling have worked incredibly hard over the previous two years ensuring that sport has played a large role within the school. Well done to everyone involved and it's great to see so many sports clubs already up and running again this year.  

Beetledrive Social Event!

Saturday 23 September 2017

Aberfoyle Memorial Hall

6pm - 9pm

£5 per Family

 

Aberfoyle Parents are hosting a social event for all teachers and parents/ guardians/ carers of children at Aberfoyle Primary School.

Fun for all the Family so bring all the kids along! If you can hold a pencil, you can join in - full instructions on the night!

 

£5 per family entry (simply to cover the hall fees as this is a social event and not a fundraiser).

 

Please bring a pot luck buffet offering and BYOB.

 

There will be a round for the children and a round for the adults; with a very modest prize for the winner of both age groups.

 

Please come along and join in!

Open Door Sessions

Our next Open Door Session will take place from 3-4pm in the Discovery Zone on Thursday 21 September.

 

This is an informal drop-in sessions where you will have the opportunity to discuss anything which is on your mind, offer ideas and suggestions, clarify anything you are unsure of or simply meet the staff and other parents!  Aberfoyle Primary School has long had an open-door policy and the staff are keen to make as many parents as possible aware of this and encourage open communication between the school and parents.  

 

If there is anything at all that you would like to chat to the teachers about or if you would like to find out more about what Aberfoyle Parents does then please drop in.  We look forward to talking with you!

Garden Tidy-Up

🌻We will be having our garden tidy-up on Friday 15 September straight after school.  Please come along with your gardening gloves and tools.  Bring some snacks along too!  We look forward to seeing you, many hands make light work
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Gymnastics Club

Sadly, I have to tell you all that this is the last week of gymnastics club for this term and this academic year. Friday will be our last session. I think you will all join me in thanking the school staff team for facilitating the club and for helping us to tidy up and return equipment to the storage area at the end of sessions. It has been very much appreciated. To Alison, for her excellent planning, guidance and skill and Esther, Celine for excellent coaching throughout. To all the other parent helpers and parents for supporting and encouraging our young people this year,thank you. The club goes from strength to strength having enjoyed success at both individual and group competition level. Our gymnasts just seem to improve every week! Enjoy your break and we all look forward to meeting up again in the new academic year 2017-18.

Outdoor Learning Survey

A group of parents have compiled a survey to assess the amount of outdoor learning which your child does at school. The survey closes on Friday 23 June. Please click on the link below to complete the survey. There are some questions for your child to answer at the end of the survey too. Thank you!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/APS-OL1

Summer Fair

Thank-you for your support!

 

 Aberfoyle Parents would like to thank all helpers, parents and local businesses for their support at the Summer Fair on Sat 26 May.

 

Aberfoyle Deli & Butcher very generously donated burgers, sausages and rolls to our BBQ from which we were able to raise over £200!  A big thank-you to Trevor!

Thanks are also due to Benview Garden Centre, David McPhie and William Blackhurst for their donations to the gardening stall.  Thank you to all the parents who gave up time to help set up, run stalls and clear away.  None of this could happen wothout you!

 

The full totals from all the other stalls run by Aberfoyle Parents are not yet in but it was a successful year and even the weather was kind to us.  All funds raised will go towards supporting class trips for all age groups in the school throughout the year.

 

Well done everyone!

Healthy Tuck Helpers Needed

The Health & Eco committee are looking for parent helpers to work alongside the children on Wednesday 26th October and every fortnight after, between 9.45am & 10.30am creating wonderful fruity delights for the children to purchase from the healthy tuck shop. If anyone can assist please can you contact the school asap.

P5-7 Running Club

The running club will be starting again on Tuesday 6th September 2016 between 12.15pm 12.45pm. Children are asked to bring a spare PE kit, towel and gym shoes as we will be running in all weathers.

Aberfoyle Cubs

Aberfoyle Cubs

Two Aberfoyle dads are in the process of setting up a Cub Scout group in the village. Cubs are for boys aged 8-10 ½ years, with a typical meeting consisting of a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging, and plenty of time spent outdoors! If you are interested in becoming a cub leader, a parent helper or have previous cub leadership experience, then please contact Wynne Rees on wynne.rees.home@gmail.com.

Poly-tunnel Project

Thank you for the great support you showed our little stall at the Summer Fair. All our plants were sold, pots were glittered and planted with seeds ready to be marvellous at our 'Tallest, Bestest Sunflower (or other) Competition in September, beasties knocked off the bean stalk and bees craftily directed onto the sunflower.
 
We raised over £75 towards buying a poly-tunnel for the school garden. This will enable us to over-winter our pollinating plants around our fruit trees but also enhance any gardening / health / Eco experiences across the school. Watch this space for further fundraising efforts. We need another £50 to clear the site, lay a semi-permeable fabric and cover in gravel before erecting the poly tunnel.
 
Thank you to Catriona Fenwick at Guyana Garden Centre for supplying the tomato and pepper plants, all the seeds and pots (we will use the 6's in our new poly-tunnel!). All entrants to our 'Tallest, bestest Sunflower (or other) Competition' will be contacted in late August to remind you to take a photograph of you standing next to your entry and give you a date for bringing in your photographs for judging. Look after your seeds and plants. Plant them in your garden and enjoy them over the summer holiday. We really look forward to seeing all your efforts in September.

Rag Bag

Thank you to the many parents who continue to support us by placing unwanted clothing and shoes in the RagBag bin.  This is a valuable source of funds for Aberfoyle Parents.  If you find that the bin is full when you want to drop goods off please take them home again and wait until the bin has been emptied.  Any bags left next to it will not be uplifted and will have to be thrown away if they get wet.  Lynne Steele keeps an eye on the bin and calls RagBag to have it emptied when it is nearly full.  Please feel free to get in touch with Lynne if the bin needs emptied.  It is amazing how quickly it fills!  Thank you for your support.

 

Please note that RagBag now only collect wearable clothes, paired shoes, handbags and belts.

The following items are no longer accepted

    • Workwear
    • Uniforms
    • Wet/Soiled Clothes
    • Curtains
    • Towels
    • Duvets or Duvet Covers
    • Pillows or Pillow Cases
    • Blankets
    • Table Cloths
    • Linens
    • Cushions
    • Carpets
    • Suitcases
    • Books
    • Bric a Brac
    • Clothes Hangers
    • Electricals