Welcome to Abernethy Primary School

Welcome to our School's website where you will find information about our Primary & Nursery School

About Our School

On behalf of everyone at Abernethy PS, I would like to extend a warm welcome.

In Abernethy, we recognise that every child is unique with a variety of abilities and needs.  We strive to recognise and fulfil these needs, in order for all children to reach their full potential.
We are a Sports Gold Award for the second time and Eco School with Green flag status.  We promote each childs sense of responsibility and respect for themselves, others, their community and the world they live in.

We in Abernethy Primary are one of 11 Primary Feeder schools for Perth High School.

At Abernethy we value the importance of good relationships between home and school and seek to work closely with you throughout your child’s school career. Parents are always very welcome to come and meet the Class Teacher, Principal Teacher and/or the Head Teacher to discuss their child’s education and wellbeing. 

School Values

R  Respect
E  Equality
 Aspiration
C  Cooperation
H  Honesty

 Friendship
A  Acceptance
R  Resilience


School Aims

Our School Community will:
< help us work together, to be motivated and be responsible for own learning
< make our learning intersting, useful and challenging
< help us when we need it, to feel confident, safe and empowered to aim high
< help us be the best we can be, honest and kind, willing to try
< help everyone make good choices so we can be happy and healthy
< help us believe we can bounce back from setbacks in learning and life
< help us recognise and repect our differences and strengths
< help us contribute and respect our community and the world we live in
< share and celebrate our achievements in and out of school


S J McKenzie
Head Teacher

Dates

25-01-2022 12:35: Lunch Menu

Start Time: 25-01-2022 12:35

End Time: 25-01-2022 13:35

Additional Info: Beef Burger in a Roll* with Roast Potatoes, Creamy Chicken & Ham Pie with Roast Potatoes, Broccoli, Baked Potato & Cheese (V) with Rice & Pepper Salad, Oven Baked Doughnut* with Apple (V). (V) Vegetarian * May Contain Sesame Seeds.

26-01-2022 12:35: Lunch Menu

Start Time: 26-01-2022 12:35

End Time: 26-01-2022 13:35

Additional Info: Cheese Swirls (V), Breaded Fish with Chips, Tomato Pasta with Crusty Bread (Ve), Kickin Chicken Wrap with Carrot & Cucumber Sticks, Peas. (V) Vegetarian (Ve) Vegan.

27-01-2022 12:35: Lunch Menu

Start Time: 27-01-2022 12:35

End Time: 27-01-2022 13:35

Additional Info: Quorn Dog Roll* with Diced Potatoes, Cheese & Tomato Pizza with Diced Potatoes (V), Vegetable Curry Baked Potato (Ve) with Mixed Salad, Carrots, Banana Loaf with Pears (V). (V) Vegetarian (Ve) Vegan * May Contain Sesame Seeds.

28-01-2022 12:35: Lunch Menu

Start Time: 28-01-2022 12:35

End Time: 28-01-2022 13:35

Additional Info: Mince Filled Yorkshire Pudding with Boiled Potatoes, Fish Fingers with Boiled Potatoes & Baked Beans, Sweet & Sour Vegeball Roll* (Ve) with Potato Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Jelly (Ve) with Mandarins. (Ve) Vegan * May Contain Sesame Seeds.

31-01-2022 12:35: Lunch Menu

Start Time: 31-01-2022 12:35

End Time: 31-01-2022 13:35

Additional Info: Lentil Soup (Ve) with Crusty Bread, Chicken Curry with Rice, Vegeballs in BBQ Sauce (Ve) with Pasta, Tuna Mayo Roll* with Sweet Chilli Pasta Salad, Mixed Vegetables. * May Contain Sesame Seeds (Ve) Vegan.

Messages

Perth Junior Badminton

Perth Junior Badminton are hoping to start a local club.  Q&As are provided below.

Where and when? Kilgraston school games hall, Monday nights from 7pm-8pm for the next 10 weeks.

How much? Currently £5 per session

What do I have to bring? We supply shuttles and can also supply a racquet if you do not have your own.

What age or standard do I have to be? The club is for young beginners or improvers, even if you have never played before you can come and learn the basics. Ideally aimed at upper primary and lower secondary. Aged 8+ but if you have played before we could consider slightly younger.

Who is taking the sessions? Myself and another coach called Chloe, we also have Gregor on standby who may also help out when required. I have lots of experience playing and coaching, Chloe currently plays for St Andrews University and recently qualified as a level 1 coach . All coaches qualified to teach 'Badminton Basics', Badminton Scotland's course designed to help coach young beginners.

What are the sessions like? Learning about the shots, movement and rules over the coaching block.  A little bit of practice of shots and footwork and then plenty fun games to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves.

If you are interested then please email the club secretary Aileen Travers at perthbadmnton@icould.com or call me (David Yeaman) on 07757218110 with any questions.

 

24-01-2022

Nursery Registration session 2022-2023

Should you know anyone with children eligible to start Nursery next session 2022-2023, could you please advise them that the registration period for local authority nurseries will this year take between Monday 17 January until 11 February 2022.

Funded early learning and childcare for 3-5 year olds - 2022-2023 - Perth & Kinross Council (pkc.gov.uk)

Many thanks 

Emma Roe
 

19-01-2022

Message from Parenting and Family Learning Team

Please sse attached from the Parenting & Family Learning team

Strengthening Families for families.pdf
19-01-2022

HT New Year Message

Dear Parents & Guardians,
A Happy New Year to you all. I do hope you have had an opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation over the Christmas period, along with some much well-earned family time together.

We are about to start the new year, and new term, much as we finished the old one - dealing with an ever-evolving situation which requires us all to be as dexterous and adaptable as possible in the challenging circumstances we are all working in.

I am anticipating, that there will be some staff and pupil absences due to Covid 19. Our aim is to work together to ensure we remain fully open and if any staff shortages do occur, we shall endeavour to keep any changes and disruptions to a minimum, whilst adhering to all the Covid-19 mitigations.

Please note that the mitigations that were in place prior to the holidays remain. Please encourage your children to wear comfy and warm clothes along with and/or under their uniform, as windows and doors shall be opened regularly to ventilate.
Parents, please continue to wear face coverings and socially distance when dropping off and collecting you child/ren.
Unfortunately, parents are still unable to enter the school building, unless agreed in advance and risk assessed. 

Finally and on another note - a welcomed reminder that school lunches are now free for all P1-P5 pupils.

I wish all our families and healthy and successful term ahead.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queriers.
Kind regards,
Suz McKenzie

05-01-2022

Free school meal expansion

I can confirm that the free school meal expansion across Scotland, shall now include Primary 5 from January.
This means that your child in Pr 5 shall join Nursery to P4, in being able to have a free school lunch meal if you desire.
Any current balance on parent pay can be refunded.
Regards,
Suz McKenzie 

23-12-2021

Festive Wishes

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As the end of the term is here, and indeed as we head towards the end of the year, we find ourselves yet again reflecting on what a year it has been. With collective tenacity, resilience and sheer determination, along with a dash of creativity, patience and good humour, we have reached this point.
On behalf of the school, I would like to say a huge sincere thank you to you all for supporting our school.

My hope for us all is that the festive break is all about the 3Rs – Resting, Relaxation and Recharging.

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas, good health and much happiness for 2022.

Warmest festive wishes,

Ms McKenzie & Abernethy Staff

 

22-12-2021

National Health & Wellbeing Census - Jan 21 - P5-S6

Over this academic year, Perth and Kinross Council is asking all pupils in P5 to S6 to take part in a national census about their health and wellbeing. The findings will help your local authority to understand the needs, strengths and possible concerns of children and young people, which will help plan future improvements to local services. Please look out for a letter in the new year that will provide you with more detailed information about the census and provides you with the opportunity to let us know if you don’t wish your child to take part. Information is available at the PKC web page: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/22309/Health-and-Wellbeing-Census
Regards, Ms McKenzie

 

09-12-2021

National Health & Wellbeing Census - Jan 21 - P5-S6

Over this academic year, Perth and Kinross Council is asking all pupils in P5 to S6 to take part in a national census about their health and wellbeing. The findings will help your local authority to understand the needs, strengths and possible concerns of children and young people, which will help plan future improvements to local services. Please look out for a letter in the new year that will provide you with more detailed information about the census and provides you with the opportunity to let us know if you don’t wish your child to take part. Information is available at the PKC web page: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/22309/Health-and-Wellbeing-Census
Regards, Ms McKenzie

 

09-12-2021

Perth Christmas Wonderland - Perth Schools Discounted Tickets

We are running a brand new Christmas themed lighting trail, Christmas Wonderland at Perth Riverside. The trail promises festive fun for families and takes place between 10th – 23rd December at Norie Miller Walk. Santa will be there in person each night, so that everyone can meet Santa at no additional cost, guaranteeing that Christmas feeling. As an introductory offer, we are issuing limited discount codes for schools in the area, to enable kids and families to enjoy a special night out and experience the magic of Christmas this year.

I have attached an event map to show the range of beautiful and fun Christmas installations, and included a link to the video showreel for the event: https://vimeo.com/645264843

The discount code for your school is PERTHSCHOOLS10 it offers a 10% discount on tickets. Discount code will apply to tickets purchased before 8 December (code excludes Saturdays). Be quick to get yours before they run out! More information about the event and to book tickets, check out the website www.perthchristmaswonderland.co.uk

Please do not hesitate to share with pupils, parents and on social media to share the Christmas spirit now! 

Best wishes,

Mark Hennys Event Coordinator
21CC Group Ltd ● Hopetoun Sawmill ● Hopetoun Estate ● Edinburgh ● EH30 9SL


 

Christmas Wonderland Event Map 2021_3.pdf
03-12-2021

Message from Abernethy Community Council

We have been asked to pas on the following:

Xmas is almost upon us, so a request for one last push for Abernethy Xmas Light fund

It's easy to donate

The GoFundme page is easy to access, just go to gofundme.com and search for Abernethy and Aberargie Xmas Lights which will take you to the donation page

Or you can donate direct by BACS to

Name of Acc Abernethy Community Council

Sort Code 83-25-25

Acc No 00186388


All donations no matter how small (or big Emoji) are all gratefully received with the hope we can brighten up our area for Xmas and New Year


 

26-11-2021