On Friday 21st December, the school will close for two weeks for the Christmas holidays. We would like to wish all of our staff, pupils and their families, a very Merry Christmas, when it comes, and a Happy New Year! We also say a sad farewell to our Mrs Bryce! We wish you all the best in your new adventure! You will be missed!
Pentland's Got Talent
The Music Leadership team organised and ran a school talent show on Wednesday 12th December. We were amazed at how many pupils came forward and took part! There was such a variety of talent and the atmosphere was amazing!! Thank you to Jamie Dow for hosting the event, Daniel Cowie for running all the technology, and of course our judges, Mr Steele and Mrs McLaughlin. The winners were, Kriss Gibson and Kyle Frew!! All the videos can be found on our Pentland Video album or by clicking here.
On Wednesday 5th December, the whole school sat together for our christmas dinner. As we enjoyed our turkey and steak pie, the scouts peformed Rocking Around the Christmas Tree. The winners of the Chrismas card competition was also announced. Well done to Aiden (1st Place), Callum Govan (2nd Place) and Paul Gant (3rd Place).
We have been very lucky to have Coatbridge Rovers visiting the school on Wednesdays. They have been teaching the boys football skills, which has been enjoyed by all!
Mrs Quinn's class have been busy campaigning against litter. The boys have been watching videos showing the dangerous effect dropping litter can have on animals. They made leaflets, encouraging people to put their litter in the bin, and gave them out to members of the public at Drumpellier Park. Well done boys!
As part of their Sports Leadership, Barrie and Callum G, have started a Junior Basketball club on a Wednesday break. The boys are showing
excellent leadership and management skills.
Seven Lochs Projects
This week we started a 6 week project called Seven Lochs. We are working with an Outdoor Learning teacher, Claire Brady, who will lead us in activities at Drumpellier Park. Our first session was Halloween themed, and saw us making our own magic potions and magic wands. We can't til next week! Photos can be found here.
We have welcomed new scouts on to our team. We have been busy earning our Chef Badge by cooking on fire pit, even using oranges as little pots! Check out our Scouts photo album for weekly updates.
Big Chef Little Chef
Mrs Bryce's class started a block of Big Chef Little Chef cooking classes with the residents of Bield Housing. For the first week, the group made healthy cheese wraps and some Halloween fruit treats. Both the pupils and the residents had a brilliant time! Photos can be found here.
Some of the pupils competed in the cross country tournament today and they did really well and had much fun!
We finish this week for the October week. We hope all pupils and staff have a lovely break!
Dynamic Youth Awards
A huge congratulations to all our Scouts and Primary 7's from last year, for achieving their Dynamic Youth Awards. They took part in a series of challenges and personal targets to gain the this scottish Governed Award.
The school went to the athletics tournament in the time capsule and all of the boys enjoyed it. We were that good we were invited to the mainstream athletics tournament. Pictures Can be Viewed here
Whole School Drama
Last week, Mr Rolland led the whole school in an afternoon of Drama. Pupils were given opportunities to perform and improvise during games and activities. We finished off with a performace of 'Snow White and the Seven Bams'. Much fun was had by all! Photos can be found here or on our Whole School photo Album.
Mrs Quinn's Class Assembly
Mrs Quinn's class led our whole school assembly last week. It was all about a 'World Fit for Children'. The pupils did a wonderful job and it was lovely to see some parents and carers, thank you for coming along!
Mrs Dickenson Turns 60!!!
Our lovely Mrs Dickenson turned 60 on the 1st October 2018 and to celebrate we had a party!! The school held an Afternoon Tea for our Lady, with cakes, crisps, juice and tea!! Everyone had a lovely time. Photographs can be found here or on the website.
Mr Steele's Farewell
We decided to give Mr Steele another chance to DJ, at his farewell party......which of course was Superhero/T-Shirt themed. Mrs Bryce's class put on a performance of 'Music Through the Decades' (video can be been see here or on our Video album). We also had a Stand Up Joke competition, won by our Peter, thankfully none of the jokes were as cheesy as Mr Steele's!! We enjoyed some food and some party games, before giving our BFG his gifts. Photos can be found here.
We have had a change of staff recently at Pentland. Mrs Cassidy, Mrs Grieve and Mr Steele have all left. We are sad to see them go but wish them all the best in their new adventures. We have Mr Abdul Aziz Ahmed as Acting Head Teacher and Mr Melvin is acting Depute Head Teacher.
A huge welcome back to all our staff and pupils, and a big hello to all our new pupils starting Pentland! We are so excited for all that this new school year has to offer! Stay posted for weekly updates to the website!