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After years and years of service to Lanark PS & ELC, we say our fond farewells to Mrs Tait and Mrs Graham. We will miss them both dearly but wish them all the very best for their retirement. Thank you for your service ladies. You will always be part of #TeamLPS!

Enrolment for New Primary 1 Class

Please note that the enrolment for the new intake of P1 children takes place week beginning 13th January for children who are 5 years of age between 1st March 2020 and end of February 2021. If you have any wee ones ready to start school in August or know of anyone in the locality who does, please take note of or share the following information.

Enrolments will take place on:

Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th and Friday 17th January

 8.30am- 10.30am AND 2pm-4pm

If you have any difficulties, please call the school and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please remember to bring along the full birth certificate and two proofs of address. Please note it must be a parent or legal guardian who comes to enrol.

Parent Council Christmas Sale

Many thanks to the Parent Council, parent volunteers and friends for organising and helping out at the annual Gift Sale. The children enjoyed choosing their gifts (for themselves and their loved ones) and getting them individually wrapped too! Over £1600 was raised which is fantastic!

Our Parent Council have already gifted each playroom and classroom £100 to help purchase creative, play resources- a great addition to each stage- thank you!

Christmas at Lanark Primary School

VIPs- We will be celebrating our children’s achievements by continuing with the Christmas VIP (Very Important People) Award. Every day from now until Christmas, two or three children from each class will be VIPs for the day and will be treated to a special table with Christmas treats at lunchtime. They will be first into the canteen at lunchtime whether they are packed lunch or school dinner and sit at tables decorated for Christmas. Each child will receive a small treat to enjoy.

Christmas Lunch- Lunch will be served in the canteen on Wednesday 11th December and the menus have already been distributed to the children.

Parties-Please take note of the dates for parties at the end of this newsletter. The parties all take place in the afternoon (P7s after school) and a special visitor will come to the ELC and P1 and 2 parties. School children who are getting ready at home can leave/be collected at 12noon this year and should return for 1pm.

Pantomimes -School children will visit Lanark Memorial Hall on Tuesday 11th December and I’m sure the children will have a fantastic time! We will provide children with a snack and drink for this and as already stated, the Parent Council are funding the tickets- thank you!

Our ELC children have already visited Gouldings to see Santa, where they showed our values of good manners and respect throughout the trip- well done! Again, thank you to the Parent Council for donating funds towards this outing.

Nativity- Our P1s and P2s showcased their talents with their performances of ‘Everyone Loves a Baby’, this week. All the children were fantastic, and we are all so proud of them!

ELC Christmas Concerts- The ELC Christmas Celebrations will take place on Wednesday 11th December at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Christmas Jumper Day Friday 20th December- Please remember if you have any old Christmas jumpers that may be of use to someone else, please feel free to hand these into the office. You or your child can collect a Christmas jumper from the foyer anytime from Monday 9th December.

Our Vision & Aims

Our Vision:

At Lanark Primary School and ELC, learning is at the heart of all we do. We strive to provide rich learning experiences that build confidence and self-belief. We foster a ‘can do’ attitude which enables everyone to reach their full potential.

We work in strong partnership with our parents and the wider community to ensure that all feel safe, included and valued within our school community…and beyond.

Our Aims:

These are:

to have a clear focus on learning and teaching

to provide high quality teaching of core skills (e.g. literacy, numeracy- including problem solving)

to provide real contexts for learning, including outdoor learning, and link learning to support pupils’ understanding of the world around them

to develop the key personal qualities of resilience, perseverance and a positive attitude to learning (being ‘ready to learn’)

to encourage skills for life, learning and work

Our Values

  • Good Manners
  • Learning
  • Working Hard
  • Teamwork
  • Active
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Trust and Honesty
  • Kindness