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Kingswells Choir Takes the Stage!


The Kingswells After School Choir led by Morag Simpson took part in 2 concerts at the Music Hall.  The first concert, Around the World in Music, was on Sunday 1st March and was organised by the Westhill and District Rotary Club.  The second concert was on Saturday 21st March and was part of the Aberdeen Music Centre Concerts.

At the first concert, there were a lot of other performers including the Westhill Ceilidh Band, the Morven Singers and Hazlewood School Choir.  Our school choir joined with the choirs from other primary schools and performed 6 songs.  Sophie Deans from our Kingswells choir sung beautifully in her vocal duet “The Rattlin Bog”.

At the Music Centre Concert, Kingswells joned with other schools again to sing a selection of pieces. The Aberdeen City Youth Orchestra, Coro Piccolo and a brass and wind band also were part of the concert.

The Music Hall is due to close for refurbishment so it was a good opportunity for us to perform on the stage before it closes for 18 months.  It is scheduled to re-open in November 2017.

by Hannah Shearer

Insight to School Dinners

Let me introduce our schools’ head cook, Christine Illingworth.  Christine and her team showed me around her very clean and organised kitchen at school and wanted to take the opportunity to show parents/carers a typical lunch for school dinners available to the children.

P1-P3’s have their 1 hour lunch from 12.30pm whilst the p4-P7’s have their lunch from 12.45pm.  The menu choice is always displayed in the hall.  The cooks display all the food available to see too.  Showing here, for mains, there is chicken pie, veggie burgers, tuna rolls and cheese rolls.  On the side are salad, plain and buttered bread, cooked vegetable and mashed potatoes.  For desserts, there are Angel Delight, fresh flavoured yogurts, biscuits, cheese and ready prepared fruit.  The fruit bowl looks amazing!

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There are 2 queues (left and right), both offering the same menu choice. After some valued feedback from the children, there are now Tropical juice as well as the usual apple juice, orange juice, milk and water.

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When queuing, the children hand over their lunch ticket to the cook as they’re about to choose their lunch.  If any child has forgotten their dinner ticket, don’t panic, they will still be given lunch but a note will be sent home with the child to explain that you owe them a ticket.  Please hand this to the kitchen team as soon as possible.

The cooks and teachers often encourage the children to try everything that is available (ie mains, sides and dessert) but yet there still seems to be a few that resist therefore resulting in a small and unbalanced lunch. Please encourage your child/children to choose a healthy and varied lunch before they set off for school.

If there are any queries, please contact Christine on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8.55 – 9.05am in the room located at the school office or alternatively you can contact Christine on 01224 745082.

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After lunch, the children are expected to clean away their plates by scraping leftover foods into the bins provided, soaking the cutlery in the allocated tubs, stack up their plates and neatly put the trays away.

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So here’s a group of happy customers when asked how their lunch was …





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Wastebuster: Recycling Rewards

Kingswells School are joining with Brimmond School in a recycling scheme called Wastebuster:Recycling Rewards as part of our Eco Green Flag. The scheme provides science resources in exchange for clothes/textiles and other items. A flyer and a plastic bag will be issued to all families later this week (w/beg 2 March). Please bring any clean, unwanted clothes or textiles, shoes, or even small electrical items into school or drop off directly to the Bucksburn Library during the week of 9th-14th March 2015. ( See the attachment below for a full list of what can be collected). if you would like more information about Wastebuster please go the following website, http://www.wastebuster.co.uk. Thank you.