Welcome to Gatehouse Primary School
We aim to provide an exciting and enjoyable environment in which every child can achieve their best. We are very proud of our school and hope this website will show you why.
This site includes lots of useful information for parents and will be kept up to date with news and announcements. It is also a place where the children learn. The class pages are made by the children and show their recent work.
We are always keen to hear from our community, so please use the contact form for any suggestions and comments.
John Riley (Head teacher)
Gatehouse pupils present Judy Murray with a gift at the opening ceremony for the new sports clubhouse at Castle Douglas, the Stewartry Community Sports Centre. (Click image to enlarge)
Gatehouse Primary Peace Garden
by Casey, Fergus and Ryan.H.
12 Pupils with assistance from Lusi Alderslowe and Karen Slattery, will be making and designing a peace garden at the back of the school.
We are building a peace garden so that the children of Gatehouse school have a place to peacefully interact with each other and to learn about their surroundings and so that children for many years will be able to find a place to relax and be at peace in the school.
We have already started planning the peace garden and we hope it will be finished by the end of December. We have mapped and planned where it will go and are starting designing. In the next few weeks we will be starting to build and plant.
We will make the peace garden with team-work and a little help from our friends and community and also our school.
We are open to suggestions and would appreciate donations of plants and wood for building, as well as bamboo, shells, nails and screws, trees and tree guards, seeds and plants (especially ones that are edible or that smell nice and are good for wildlife).
We feel excited about the idea of having a peace garden and hope that the community will have a chance to be involved in some of the events that we may have in it.
Gatehouse School Diary
Friday 29 May – Inset day – SCHOOL CLOSED
Saturday 6 June – Summer Fete
Monday 8 June – Hmie return visit
Tuesday 9 June – Kirkcudbright Swimming Gala – 10am – 12 noon
Friday 12 June – 1:15pm Sports Day
Monday 15 June – end of year reports out
Wednesday 17 June – 3: 15 start Parents’ Evening – more details to follow
Thursday 18 June – Nursery Sports
Friday 19 June - Alternative Sports Day date
Monday 22 June – Cocoa Bean Quick Cricket Festival (P4-7 12 noon – 3pm) at cricket ground
Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 June – Transition days for P7 to Academy
Thursday 2 July – End of term service – venue to be confirmed
Friday 3 July – Wednesday 19 August - Summer Holiday
Tuesday 18 August – In-service day
Wednesday 19 August – In-service day
Thursday 20 August – Pupils return
Friday 9 October – End of Term
Monday 12 October – Friday23 October - Autumn Holiday
Monday 26 October - Return to School
Monday 30 November - St Andrews Day Holiday
Tuesday 22 November - End of Term
Wednesday 23 December – Tuesday 5 January 2016 - Christmas Holiday
Wednesday 6 January – Return to School
Wednesday 17 February - In-service Day
Thursday 18 February – In-service Day
Friday 19 February – Mid-Term Holiday
Thursday 24 March - End of Term