Welcome to Skene Primary School

Skene School is situated half a mile west of the village of Kirkton of Skene, with Westhill and Elrick creeping closer all the time. The view from the school playing field is of the Loch of Skene with the Tower Lodges of Dunecht Estate, which are featured in our School logo, in the foreground.

The catchment area includes the villages of Kirkton of Skene and Garlogie and surrounding rural areas, as well as areas of Westhill and Elrick. The school liaises closely with the three local primary schools – Crombie, Elrick and Westhill and our local secondary school, Westhill Academy, to which the children transfer at the end of Primary 7.

There are currently 81 pupils in the school.  We have four teaching areas for session 2019-20. P1/2, P3/4 and P5/6 are taught in the three class areas within the main building. This building also contains a multi-purpose hall, administrative areas, a staff room and a library area. Pupils in P6/7 are taught in the large, bright class in the relocatable unit. School meals are prepared daily on the school premises and served in the hall. Two tarred playing areas and a full sized football pitch allow the children ample space to let off steam, as well as providing excellent scope for outdoor learning.

Seating areas, including two covered shelters, are available to those children who are looking for a bit of peace and quiet. A playground supervisor is on hand to ensure that the children are safe and happy during their breaks.

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Our opening times

School Opening Times

09:00 School Day Starts

09:00 – 10:30 Learning Session 1

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:15 Learning Session 2

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Learning Session 3

14:00 – 14:15 Break

14:15 – 15:15 Learning Session 4

15:15 School Day Ends

What can teachers tell us about our grades?

Education and Children’s Services Committee enjoyed meeting with representatives of @AberdeenshireYC, our Pupil Participation Forum and MSYPs again this week.

The session honed in on assessment worries: https://bit.ly/3uWg0WU

Next in our series featuring Specialists Nurses is Liz Towsie on of 6 Macmillan Nurses in #Aberdeenshire. Watch Liz explain what she does for patients with a Cancer diagnosis https://youtu.be/6mzSazjC-TY
#InternationalNursesDay @NHSGrampian @macmillancancer

Young people in #Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to stand for election to the Scottish Youth Parliament. Elections are held every two years, and those aged between 14 and 25 are being invited to stand. For more information please visit http://www.bit.ly/3eIkoDx

This week is also Mental Health Awareness Week and to show how our teams have adapted and risen to the #COVID19 challenge here is the South Buchan Community Mental Health Team #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MentalHealth @NHSGrampian @Aberdeenshire

A public meeting to discuss the future of Gartly School was held this week.

A full options appraisal will be presented to Marr Area Committee in June and public engagement is a big part of deciding what will be recommended.

More at: https://bit.ly/3fgw1Aq

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