Before the October holidays, parent helpers helped refurbish an old scrappy outdoor classroom into a brand new, shiny outdoor classroom.
We showed pictures of how it looked when it was just started.
All the old rubble and plants had to be cleared away.
The new classroom was officially opened as part of Mrs Glover’s retirement celebrations and we would like to thank APACHE for financially sponsoring the project so we could have a lovely area outside.
They got rid of the old flower beds and planted new flowers in pots. We also got new benches and painted them a light pink colour, which makes the our door classroom nice and bright.
To decorate the classroom every child in the school had to draw and decorate a tile with a nature theme. We made them by drawing a rough copy and then using special pens. The PTA put them into a ceramic oven so that the drawings wouldn’t come off the tiles in bad weather outside. We all wrote our names on the tiles we made.
For a present for Mrs Glover leaving the P.T.A made a tile for Mrs Glover that had her name and a picture of our owl mascot on it.
We’re all looking forward to using it.
The whole school participated in a farewell assembly for Mrs Glover on Thursday. There were lots of surprises for Mrs Glover, including her husband, daughters and some grandchildren.
Mrs Glover taught Hannah Miley, the Olympic Swimmer, when Hannah was in Primary 1 and Primary 2, and she surprised the school with a special guest appearance. Everyone had a great time and got involved, including the staff.
The parents presents were there for children to see, and an extra special present was a painting made with the tiny fingerprints of every pupil in the school…
The whole school enjoyed a fabulous assembly for a well loved Headteacher.
After 7 years as Headmistress at Kingswells Primary School, Mrs Glover is paying the school a sad farewell at the end of this school term. To start off her retirement, she is planning a lovely holiday in South America and then spending some well-earned time in her garden.
The parents who appreciate all that she has done over the last 7 years got together to buy some gifts and to give Mrs Glover a send off she would appreciate.
Mrs Glover (left) had no idea that she was going to be guest of honour at our local community centre with a traditional tea party, fancy cakes and gorgeous sandwiches.
The tables were set beautifully with bunting and balloons decorating the room.
When she arrived, she was completely surprised to see parents sitting waiting to chat.
There were several gifts for Mrs Glover and how she didn’t find out about it is a mystery as most of the children in school knew about the tea party and that there would be gifts.
Gifts from parents were a weekend break at Ballathie House in Perthshire, a set of pewter Aberdeen coasters with an additional Kingswells Primary one added to the set, champagne and champagne flutes.
A lovely bench for her garden was inscribed with:
“Thanks for inspiring us to be more than we thought we could be.”
Enjoy watching the video of what our children got up to this year in school.
The wee noticeable blip that makes us look 1000 years older than we are just adds to the charm of this video of our children at work and play in Kingswells Primary School. See if you can spot it.