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Young Firefighters Course August - October 2017

At Macalpine Fire Station, some of our children took part in a Young Firefighter Course. They took part in six sessions where they learned about:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Using breathing apparatus to rescue a casualty from a smoke filled building.
  • How to run out a hose and attach it to a hydrant.

 

Over the six-week Firefighter course, the children developed different types of skills such as teamwork, problem solving, communication, awareness, listening skills. Taking responsibility, as well as showing a positive attitude.  All of these skills are very important for being a firefighter. 

Here are some other things they were involved in:

Touring the fire station and learning about the fire engines.

How to put out different types of fires using a hose and fire extinguishers.

Learning about fire safety and how to keep themselves and others safe.

In the final session they took part in a fire drill where they used all the skills and knowledge they had developed over the 6 week course.

 

Ceilidh for our American Visitors

Once again St Andrew's played host to psychology students from America.

The youngsters, who number some twenty young psychology students, were invited to take part in a traditional ceilidh with pupils from St Andrew's.  Apart from the usual dancing, the pupils entertained the students with traditional song, poems and playlets.  The Emory students in turn provided the company with a dance routine that reflected their culture and was very well received.  There was much fun and laughter as the students tried to master dances such as the Gay Gordons, the Flying Scotsman and the Canadian Barn Dance (done at double quick time!).  Emory University, recognized internationally as one of the top 100 universities in the world,  is located in Atlanta, Georgia.  The students are here to observe our education system and, in particular, how well our children learn.  They will shortly be moving on to continue their studies in London and we wish them well.

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St Andrew's Win Rock Cup

St Andrew's have won the Rock Cup for the second time in three years with a victory over St Joseph's at Elliot Park. The match, which took place on Friday 10thJune, was a hard fought affair with St Andrew's twice coming from behind. There was very little between the teams and St Joseph's played some magnificent football but St Andrew's showed great character and determination. Congratulations to Mr McMahon and the boys for a gutsy performance played in great spirit! Below is a match report written by team captain Jamie McCord and vice captain Jamie Downie.

 

St Andrew's Primary were playing in the Rock Cup final against St Joseph's.  St Andrew's scored first with a drilled ball across the box to Aiden McDougall who tapped in to go 1-0 up.  Minutes after, St Joseph's equalised with a header into an open net.  St Andrew's were being dominated but then it was half-time.  A minute after half-time St Joseph's went 2-1 up with poor defending from St Andrew's.  Five to ten minutes later Jamie McCord equalised with a half volley.  About two minutes later St Joseph's went 3-2 up from a deflected goal.  Right after the starting whistle St Andrew's went on the attack and won a free kick.  Out of nowhere Jamie Moran put it in the top corner.  With about 7 to 8 minutes left Jamie Moran punted the ball up to Jamie McCord who then volleyed into the top corner to win the cup.  St Andrew's lifted the cup after an amazing game.

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St Andrew's compete in the annual athletics meeting

St Andrew's pupils competed well in the Dundee Schools annual athletics meeting.
St Andrew's compete in the annual athletics meeting

Our proud champions; Chloe Lyons, Chloe Clarkson and Iona Birse. Click on image to enlarge.

Accompanied by our PE specialist, Miss Kennedy, the children thoroughly enjoyed their day doing well in all disciplines.  The children took part in 100mts, 400mts, 800mts and a relay race, as well as the long jump and the javelin events.  They all did well and the children were praised for their good behaviour and sportsmanship by parents who were present.  A special mention should go to our champions: Chloe Lyons of P7B for winning a silver and a bronze in the 100mts and 800 mts respectively; Chloe Clarkson of P7B for winning a bronze in the javelin and Iona Birse of P7A for winning a bronze in the long jump.  Other children taking part were; Maryam Ibrahim, Teighan Milne, Theo Glaister, Jamie Fraser, Reece Suttenwood, Leonie Middleton, Daisy Davidson, Niall Flynn, Ewan Mannion, Emmie Ray Miles, Belle Thomson and Jamie Moran.  Well done one and all!  For more pictures why not go to our Twitter Feed.

Recruiting School Crossing Patrollers

Are you or anyone you know interested in working within your local community in the post of ‘School Crossing Patroller’?

To see an advertising poster click here.  For more information or to complete an application please follow the link below;

http://www.tayside-contracts.co.uk/

Developing the Young Workforce.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce.

The school received the following information from the council’s Parental Involvement Officer and I would encourage all parents and carers to take a look at the following link http://www.npfs.org.uk/career-education-a-world-of-possibilities/.

Anne Leary (Head Teacher)

Severe Weather Arrangements

In an effort to minimise any disruption over the forthcoming winter period, I would like to provide you with information about how school closure information will be cascaded to parent/carers and what the expectations of staff and pupils will be during this time.

To read the full text of Director of Education Michael Wood's letter go to the School tab, click on Documents and open Severe Weather Arrangements.