Our Pupil Council works hard to ensure that everyone in Calderwood Primary School is happy, safe and involved in decisions about their school. Representatives from every class make sure that our voice is heard and we share our ideas with the teachers about how we can make our school and our community a better place. Together we wrote our school’s aims, which you can read HERE. We think that these aims link to the Well-being Indicators from Getting It Right for Every Child which we need to do well now and as we grow. Your class representatives help to organise events throughout the year, raising money which can be used to benefit pupils across the school. If you have any great ideas to improve our school, don’t forget to tell your class representative!
The digital leaders at Calderwood are a group of ICT enthusiasts who work together to support the teaching and learning of ICT within the school. The group meets regularly to discuss new software, iPad apps, resources and computer initiatives and then return to their classes to share this information with both the class and the class teacher. The group are keen to run their own lunchtime clubs for infant classes to support their learning of basic skills such as logging on and typing. If you have anything you would like the Digital Leaders to find out about for your class, please let them know.
The Calderwood Credit Union is open for business on Monday mornings and the children in Primary 6 do a wonderful job, encouraging saving and promoting financial education. The children have support from adult helpers who are on hand to make sure every penny counts.
Our school library is run by our Junior Librarians and a team of dedicated parent helpers. We can lend library books to pupils throughout the whole school and scan them using a barcode scanner. This helps us keep track of books on loan, overdue books and allows us to return them easily for others to share. We have been recommending our Author of the Month and have been sharing our reviews of their work. There are even Scots and French language books to try so why not give it a try?
Our Junior Road Safety Officers help to make pupils, staff and parents aware of issues associated with Road Safety in and around our school. We worked with Primary 1 before they went on their community walkabout to make sure they knew how to cross the road safely and how to watch out for hazards as they travelled around our streets.