David Leask's Maddiston Pages

Muiravonside Parish, the way it was.

Second Log Book, Maddiston School. From 25.8.71 to 1.6.84 Headmaster. Mr. James Wilson.

1971

25.8.71 Assumed duty as Headteacher – James Wilson.

Classes arranged as follows.

Pr7 Pr2

Pr6 Pr2

Pr5/6 Pr1

Pr4/5 Pr1

Pr4 Roll 351

Pr3/4

Pr3

Miss McGlashen took Pr3 on joining the staff

Miss Gardiner took Pr4/5 “ “ “ “

Mrs. Wilson took Pr1 “ “ “ “

Visiting staff: - Needlework Mrs Monfreis Tues & Wed.

Music – Mrs. Shaw Mon am and Thurs am.

Art – Mrs. Desmond Tues pm.

Mr. Meldrum visited the school.

27.8.71 Percentage Attendance 93.7

1.9.71 Mrs. Blakey, second year student from Callander Park commenced teaching practice with Mrs. McLennan Pr2.

3.9.71 Percentage Attendance 94.4.

School closed at 3.3o for staff meeting.

6.9.71 Miss Gardiner absent in afternoon to attend Falkirk Royal Infirmary.

Mrs Shackleton W.V.S. began weekly sales of National Savings Stamps.

10.9.71 Percentage Attendance 95.5. Mrs. Moore Callander Park visited Mrs. Blakey.

13.9.71 Percentage Attendance 92.7

21.9.71 Miss. McGlashen absent to attend a wedding.

22.9.71 Mrs. Black resumed duties as school secretary.

23.9.71 Mrs. Laurie absent for hospital appointment.

24.9.71 Percentage Attendance 95.1. Mrs. Laurie returned.

Harvest Service held in hall for Pr. 3-7. hall decorated with class harvest displays. Service conducted by Re. Mr. McPherson.

Infant flower service conducted by Rev. Mr. McPherson. Flowers & fruit distributed to elderly of village.

Flag Day collection for Heather Day undertaken by girls of Pr 7.

24.9.71 Girls of Pr 7 receive inoculation for Measles.

27.9.71 Mrs. Shaw returned.

1.10.71 Mr. Wilson absent. Percentage Attendance 95.1.

4.10.71 Mr. Wilson returned.

8.10.71 Percentage Attendance 93.1.

12.10.71 School heating failure. School dismissed at 3pm.

14.10.71 Hearing Test for Easter intake and for Pr5.

15.10.71 Percentage Attendance 94.5. The Second Year students from Callander Park spend observation day with Pr1; Pr5/6; Pr6.

19.10.71 Vision Test for Pr3 and Pr5.

22.10.71 Three Second Year Students commence Teaching Practice. Percentage Attendance 91.3. Mrs. McLennan resumed duty.

25.10.71 Mid Term Holiday.

29.10.71 School Services conducted by Rev. McPherson.

Infants hold Halloween Party. Primary classes hold informal Halloween activities.

Percentage Attendance 95.3

1.11.71 Quantity of lead removed from North end of school roof during the night. Mr. McCallum, Property and Maintenance Dept. was informed and repairs were carried out. Police were informed and carried out investigations.

5.11.71 Percentage Attendance 94.3. Quarterly summary of registers taken.

9.11.71 Headmaster attends 3 day residential course for Headteachers at Dollar.

9.11.71 District Education Sub Committee visits school. Disquiet expressed at condition of school furniture.

10.11.71 Mrs. Laurie enters hospital. Mrs Motley takes over Pr 6. Remedial class temporarily disbanded.

11.11.71 Medical examinations held

12.11.71 Medical examinations held. Percentage Attendance 93.2.

18.11.71 Mr. Semple Art Advisor holds course for Primary teachers in this school.

19.11.71 Mr. Shaw visits school to inspect furniture. Reconditioned furniture ordered for rooms 3,4,5,6,7,8,9. New furniture ordered for four infant rooms.

Percentage Attendance 91.3.

25.11.71 Art Course held by Mr. Semple 3.15 pm.

26.11.71 Percentage Attendance 89.1. Services held by Rev. McPherson.

New furniture delivered for Room 3 and Room 5.

1.12.71 Mr. Brown H.M.I. visited the school: Miss Kennedy visited the school. Storage heaters in R.3 infant annexe fitted with off peak sockets.

New furniture delivered for R.6.

2.12.71 Final meeting of Art Course – Mr. Semple.

3.12.71 Percentage Attendance 90.2.

10.12.71 Percentage Attendance 89.7.

17.12.71 Infant party held in afternoon. Pr.7 party held in the evening.

Percentage Attendance 92.5.

20.12.71 Infant Nativity Service held – Mr & Mrs McPherson present.

21.12.71 Primary Dept. carol service held in afternoon conducted by Rev. Mr. McPherson. Collection taken by Infant and Primary classes amounted to £107.07. This was donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

Percentage Attendance 90.9. School closed for Christmas Holiday.

1972

5.1.72 School reopened. Mrs. Laurie returned to duty. Mrs. Motley resumed remedial classes.

7.1.72 Percentage Attendance 87.9. Nurse Walker examined pupils’ hair.

14.1.72 Letters regarding promotion arrangements sent to parents of Pr 7 pupils.

Percentage Attendance 88.1.

17.1.72 Mrs. Wilson absent. Mr. Jack, janitor absent. Mrs. Hotchkiss absent, Mrs. Shaw absent.

18.1.72 Mrs. Wilson returned. Mrs. McLennan absent. Mr. Charles Rodgers Direct Works Dept. to attend to the heating during absence of Mr. Jack. Mrs. Monfreis absent.

19.1.72 Mrs. McLennan returned.

21.1.72 Percentage Attendance 85.3.Nurse Walker examined pupils’ hair.

25.1.72 Mrs. Monfreis returned.

The school was closed at 12.00 as water supply was to be off between 9am. and 3pm.

27.1.72 Mrs. Hotchkiss returned.

28.1.72 Services in Primary and Infant Dept. Conducted by Rev. McPherson. Visit to school by Mr. Meldrum, Mr. Anderson and 14 members of County Council to examine premises with a view to planning a new school.

Percentage Attendance 86.4

31.1.72 Mrs. Shaw returned.

2.2.72 Mrs. Mackay absent P.M.

4.2.72 Percentage Attendance 84.4.

8.2.72 Verbal Reasoning Test held for pupils of Pr6 and Pr7. School closed at 3pm to enable staff to mark the tests.

11.2.72 Foot inspection of Pr5 pupils by Miss Alexander.

Staff meeting held 3.pm

Percentage Attendance 87.2.

15.2.72 Three third year students commenced T.P. with Pr 2E Pr 2S and Pr4.

18.2.72 Headteacher attended official opening of Graeme High extension. Percentage Attendance 88.8.

25.2.72 Services were held by Rev. Mr. McPherson.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

3.3.72 Hearing Test for Summer intake by Mrs. King.

Tarmac paths completed leading to Infant annexe.

Percentage Attendance 94.6.

6.3.72 Foot inspection of Pr 5 children for Easter swimming course.

9.3.72 Mrs. Smith absent.

Police film “Never Go With Strangers” shown to all classes.

10.3.72 Percentage Attendance 94.6.

13.3.72 Mrs. Smith returned.

16.3.72 P.C. Orr commenced series of 4 talks on Police to Pr 7.

17.3.72 Percentage Attendance 93.7

22.3.72 School Open Afternoon attended by a large Number of parents. Display of work in each classroom. Handwriting display in hall. Exhibition of school ties and badges and school clothing by Henry Dillon of Falkirk.

24.3.72 Percentage Attendance 95.4. End of Third Year Students practice.

29.3.72 Services for Easter held in Infant and Primary Department conducted by Rev. Mr. McPherson accompanied by Mrs. McPherson.

30.3.72 School closed at 12pm for Easter Holiday. Percentage Attendance 93.1.

11.4.72 School reopened for the Summer Term. Mrs. Desmond (Art) returned.

12.4.72 Headteachers’ meeting in Stenhousemiur Primary School.

14.3.72 Percentage Attendance 97.5

18.4.72 Mrs. Hotchkiss attends a 3 day Course at Callander Park College.

21.4.72 Percentage Attendance 96.5.

27.4.72 Medical Inspection by Dr. Jack

28.4.72 School closed at 3pm. for Staff meeting. Percentage Attendance 95.7

1972

2.5.72 Miss Alexander Chiropodist examined Pr 5.

5.5.72 Percentage Attendance 94.4

10.5.72 Preliminary sports for Maddiston Sports & Social Club Sports Meeting.

12.5.72 Percentage Attendance 94.4.

17.5.72 Miss Liddell absent. Fire Drill carried out in both buildings.

19.5.72 School Services for classes Pr 3-7. Percentage Attendance 92.0.

22.5.72 Six children participate in Art Competition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

24.5.72 Pr 7 visit to Grangemouth Police Station. Three Second Year students make initial visit to the school.

26.5.72 Percentage Attendance 93.1.

29.5.72 Mrs. Liddell returned.

31.5.72 Supply of new reference books received from County Library.

2.6.72 Staff meeting 3pm. Percentage Attendance 92.3.

5.6.72 Mrs. More Callander Park visits 3 students.

6.6.72 Mrs. Hotchkiss absent.

7.6.72 Mrs. Hotchkiss returned.

Enrolment afternoon for Infants between March & August.

9.6.72 Percentage Attendance 87.8. Mumps in Infant Dept.

13.6.72 Infant Choir participated at Falkirk Festival

Miss Forbes Callander Park visited three students.

14.6.72 Senior Choir gained 2nd place at Falkirk Festival.

Infant Enrolment for infants born between Sept. and Feb.

15.6.72 Mrs. Moore Callander Park visited 3 students. Miss Meichan absent.

19.6.72 Miss Meichan returned.

1972

20.6.72 Pr 7 accompanied by Mrs, Hotchkiss, Mrs Laurie, Mrs Smith and Mr. Wilson visited Glasgow Museum of Transport and Queens Park.

21.6.72 Infants Sports afternoon.

22.6.72 Second Year students end teaching practice.

23.6.72 Percentage Attendance 89.5.

26.6.72 Sports afternoon for Pr 3-7.

27.6.72 School closed at 3 pm. Staff tea and presentation to Miss Meichan and Miss Gardiner.

28.6.72 Infant Summer Service held, Pr 2 parents present.

29.6.72 Primary Dept. Summer Service held. Collection for S.P.C.A. £7.50.

30.6.72 School closed 12pm for Summer Holiday. Percentage Attendance 87.9

23.8.72 Staff reported for duty but children do not arrive till 1st September. In-service training work on Schemes of Work commenced with staff.

1.9.72 Start of session. Mrs. Moodie replaces Miss Meichan and Miss Hall replaces Miss Gardiner.

Classes arranged as follow:-

Pr7: Pr6/7: Pr5/6: Pr5: Pr4/5: Pr4: Pr3S: Pr3E: Pr2S: Pr2E: Pr1S: Pr1E. Roll 345. Visiting Staff: Music – Mrs Shaw Monday & Thursday mornings. Sewing – Mrs. Morfreis Tues & Wed all day. Art Mrs. Desmond Tues P>M> Infant – Mrs. Thornton Tues A.M. & Thurs. P.M.

A new T.V. set has been installed in the Primary Dept and old set placed in Infant Dept. A new record player has arrived for the Primary Dept.

4.9.72 Miss L. Connell 2nd Year student Callander Park commences three weeks teaching practice with Pr2S.

5.9.72 Chiropodist inspects the feet of Pr 6 & 7.

7.9.72 Mr. Deely Callander Park calls to see Miss Connell.

8.9.72 Percentage Attendance 94.1. School closed at 3.20pm. for Sept. Holiday.

12.9.72 Police talk and film on Road Safety to Pr7, 6/7, 5/6.

Headmaster attends meeting at Wallacestone to fix zone between Maddiston and Wallacestone schools. Mr. Ross and Mr. Tully were in attendance.

15.9.72 Percentage Attendance 91.7.

22.9.72 Percentage Attendance 93.1.

Heather Day collection by Pr 7 girls raised £14.40.

29.9.72 Harvest Services conducted by Rev. McPherson in Infant & primary Departments.

Display of flowers, fruit , painting and miniature gardens in school hall. 71 parcels distributed to elderly in Maddiston by Pr 7 girls.

Percentage Attendance 94.1.

Pr 4 & 4/5/ teachers attend P.E. meeting in Victoria School. Classes dismissed at lunch time. Roneo 470 duplicator received.

2.10.72 Cycling proficiency tests conducted by police in school playground. Pr 7. 6/7, 5/6 participate.

4.10.72 Miss McGlashan absent to attend wedding.

6.10.72 Individual photographs taken by Gratispool. Percentage attendance 92.4.

12.10.72 Mrs. Smith attends meeting for Pr 5 stage.

Eyesight and hearing of Pr 5 children tested.

13.10.72 School closed for mid term break at 3pm. Staff meeting to discuss proposed Christmas Concert for Old Folks. Mrs. Liddell absent.

Percentage Attendance 90.7.

23.10.72 School reopened 0am. Mrs. Liddell returned.

26.10.72 School medical inspection began

Mr. Ross Assistant Director visited the school.

27.10.72 School Medical Inspection ends. Percentage Attendance 91.9.

1.11.72 Mrs. McLennan absent on death of her mother.

3.11.72 Fire Drill was carried out in both Primary and Infant Departments. Pr 6/7 dismissed at 12.15.pm Mrs. Motley attends in service P.E. course. Percentage Attendance 

7.11.72 Miss McDonald, Child Guidance, visited school to discuss remedial education. Mrs. McLennan returned.

10.11.72 Percentage Attendance 92.8.

15.11.72 Preliminary visit of Second Year students, Louise lamb Pr1S Hazel Wilson Pr 5/6 Angela Morrison Pr 7.

17.11.72 Percentage Attendance 93.0. Quarterly summary totalled. School dismissed 3pm. Staff meeting re Christmas arrangements.

20.11.72 Holiday for Queens Silver Wedding.

21.11.72 Second Year students commence practice.

24.11.72 Percentage Attendance 93.6.

29.11.72 District Education Sub Committee visits school.

Mrs. Liddell attends Assistant Headteachers’ meeting in Carrongrange at 3pm.

30.11.72 Mrs. Harnett, Callander Park visited 2nd Yr. students.

1.12.72 Mr. Millar Callander Prk and Mr. Fernando,

1973

4.1.73 School reopened after Christmas holiday.

9.1.73 Gratispool Photographers took photographs of children who were absent on their previous visit on 6.10.72

11.1.73 School wall defaced by spray paint during evening of 10.1.73. Matte reported to the Police. Police interviewed 6 children who had witnessed boys with paint.

Presentation made to Mrs Lilian Shaw visiting teacher of Music who is leaving to take up an appointment in Denny High School.

12.1.73 Percentage Attendance 94.1.

17.1.73 Banda duplicating machine bought from school funds.

19.1.73 Mr. Wilson absent. Percentage Attendance 90.4.

22.1.73 Miss Hall absent. Headteacher takes Pr 3.

24.1.73 P.C. Orr commences series of 4 talks on Police Work to Pr 7. Mrs. McKenzie absent.

26.1.73 Percentage Attendance 85.8. – Influenza.

29.1.73 Miss Hall & Mrs. McKenzie returned. Mrs. McNicol joined the staff to teach remedial children on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

2..2.73 Services in Primary & Infant Departments conducted by Rev. D. McPherson.

Percentage Attendance 90.2.

6.2.73 Verbal Reasoning Test for Pr 6 & 7 pupils. 82 children out of 88 sat test.

School closed 3pm to enable staff to mark the tests.

9.2.73 Percentage Attendance 92.8.

1973

12.2.73 Inspection of all classes by H.M.I. Robertson and Walker.

15.2.73 Mrs. Hotchkiss: Mrs. Laurie: Mr. Wilson attended in service course in Laurieston School on “The novel in the Primary School”. Pr 7, Pr 6.7,

Pr 5/6, dismissed at 2.15pm.

16.2.73 Mrs. Motley absent. Percentage Attendance 92.3.

20.2.73 Miss Fotheringham Pr 5: Miss Chalmers Pr 6/7: Miss Kerr Pr 1S

Third Year students commence final teaching practice.

Mr. Wilson attends Headteachers’ meeting in Stenhousemiur Primary Sc.

23.2.73 School closed 3pm for Staff meeting.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

27.2.73 Visit by H.M.I. Brown to discuss future school roll and recent inspection of school.

Pr 5 visit to Culross in afternoon accompanied by Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Laurie and Miss Fotheringham, Third Yr student.

2.3.73 School closed at 3pm. Staff tea for Mrs. Moodie who leaves to live in Kilmarnock. Mrs Motley appointed Headteacher of Whitecross School.

Percentage Attendance 93.5.

6.3.73 Mrs. Monfreis is to give In-Service talk to Needlework Teachers at Carrongrange on afternoons of 6th 7th 13th & 14th March.

8.3.73 Mrs. Motley visits Whitecross school in the afternoon.

9.3.73 Percentage Attendance 93.2.

Mr. D. McPherson conducted services in Infant & Primary Departments.

12.3.73 Mrs. Marjory Pilaska commenced duty to take Pr3S in place of Mrs. Motley.

Mrs. Hotchkiss absent am.

Mrs. Laurie absent pm for hospital appointment in Edinburgh.

16.3.73 Chiropodist inspected Pr 5 for Swimming course at Easter. School closed 3pm. Staff presentation of records to Mrs. J. Motley who leaves today after 7 years service in the school to be headteacher of Whitecross Primary School.

Percentage Attendance 91.4.

21.3.73 Mrs. Harnett, Callander Park visited students.

Pr 7 accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss and Mrs. McKay visited Grangemouth Police Station.

23.3.73 Mrs. Liddell absent.

Percentage Attendance 89.7.

28.3.73 Open afternoon. Primary and Infant Departments open to parents and friends. Displays of work mounted in hall and corridors. Mrs. Thornton absent.

30.3.73 Mrs King tested hearing of Pr 1 children

Students’ Teaching Practice ended.

Percentage Attendance 89.9.

During the weekend police reported to Janitor that Coal Cellar door was broken down, toilet door broken and toilet seat removed from outside toilets.

Mr. J. Anderson School Convener visited the school.

4.4.73 Mr. Wilson attends in-service course at Dollarbeg in the afternoon.

6.4.73 Percentage Attendance 89.1.

9.4.73 Mrs. Liddell returned to duty.

Mrs. McConnell takes Pr 6/7.

Foot inspection for Pr 5 children.

11.4.73 Headteacher attends meeting at Viewforth to discuss post of Assistant Headteacher.

12.4.73 End of Term Services held in Primary and Infant Depts – conducted by Rev. McPherson. Collection of £15.34 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association. School closed for Easter Holiday 3pm.

24.4.73 School reopened. Mr. Wilson takes Pr 5/7 in the mornings and Mrs. McConnell in the afternoons. Mrs. Wilson (Infants) absent.

26.4.73 Visit by H.M.I. Music Mr. Sloggie.

27.4.73 Mrs. Hotchkiss appointed Assistant Headteacher from 1.6.73.

Percentage Attendance 91.7.

2.5.73 Mrs. Wilson (Infants) returned.

1973

4.5.73 Mrs. Liddell Assistant Headteacher (Early Education) submits her resignation as she is to have a baby in November. Post advertised in circular.

School closed 3.15.pm. for May holiday weekend.

Percentage Attendance 91.4.

Pr 7 girls carry out village collection in aid of British Sailors’ Society. Sum raised was £13.60.

10.5.73 Fire Drill carried out in Primary & Infant Departments.

Headmaster attends Headteachers’ meeting in Stenhousemiur School.

11.5.73 Headteacher attends Course on Education Administration for Headteachers at Falkirk Technical College – course to last 10 days over 4 weeks.

18.5.73 Mrs. King tested eyesight of Pr 3 pupils.

Percentage Attendance 91.2.

21.5.73 Mrs. Finn and Miss Stoddart 2nd Year students commence practice with Pr 5/6 and Pr 4 respectively.

23.5.73 Fire Officer inspected Main Building.

25.5.73 Services in Infant & Primary Departments conducted by Rev. McPherson.

Preliminary Sports for Maddiston Sports & Social Club School Sports held at Maddiston. Pr 7 attend sports.

Percentage Attendance 91.1.

28.5.73 Mrs. Lamb Pr 7 and Miss Wilson Pr 1 commence Second Year Teaching Practice.

1.6.73 School closed 3.15.for Staff meeting.

Mrs. McLennan absent.

Percentage Attendance 92.5.

4.6.73 Mrs. Wilson Pr 6/7 absent.

5.6.73 Mrs. McConnell takes Pr 6/7 full time for rest of the week.

6.6.73 Infant Enrolment for birthdays between 1st March and 31st August.

7.6.73 Eight Pr 7 children attend Kelvingrove Art Competition.

8.6.73 Percentage Attendance 91.2.

11.6.73 Mrs Wilson Pr 6/7 returned.

Chiropodist sees some Pr 5 children.

12.6.73 44 Pr 7 children accompanied by Mr. Wilson. Mrs. Hotchkiss, Mrs McKay, Mrs. Laurie, Mrs Lamb (student) visit Edinburgh Castle and Inverleith Park.

13.6.73 Infant Enrolment for birthdays between 1st Sept 1973 and 28th Feb 1974.

20.6.73 Medical Inspection.

26.6.73 Medical Inspection completed.

27.6.73 Presentation to Mrs. McKay and Mrs Liddell made at staff dinner in Bridge Castle Hotel.

28.6.73 Closing Services conducted by Rev. D McPherson in Primary & Infant Depts. Collection amounting to £8.60 donated to R.S.P.C.A. Presentation from children made to Mrs. Liddell at Infant Service.

Primary classes changed classrooms in preparation for next session.

29.6.73 School closed at 1pm for summer holiday. Double attendance marked.

22.8.73 Start of Session. School main building in process of being rewired. Exterior of building painted.

Mrs Elizabeth Miller took up duty as Assistant Head in Infant Dept to replace Mrs C. Liddell.

Mrs Fleming replaces Mrs McKay

Mrs, Storrar replaces Mrs. Motley.

Mrs. McLennan who is due to move during the session is replaced by Miss Kerr. In the meantime Mrs. McLennan remains on the staff to take P.E: Remedial: and relieving Mrs. Hotchkiss Assistant Headteacher.

Mrs. Gladys Thornton (temporary) has had to leave for health problems and is replaced by Mrs A. McConnell on Tues morning and Thursday afternoons.

Visiting Staff Mrs. Monfries Tues & Wed Sewing.

Mrs. Desmond Tues P.M. Art

Mrs. McNicol Mon. Wed. Thurs. AM Remedial

Classes arranged as follows:

Pr 7. Pr 6/7. Pr 6. Pr 5. Pr 4/5 Pr 4. Pr 3/4. Pr 3. Pr 2E. Pr 2S. Pr 1E. Pr 1S Roll 360.

24.8.73 School closed at 3.15pm for a staff meeting.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

28.8.73 Dental inspection commenced.

31.8.73 Mrs Miller absent due to fall after sickness bout.

Percentage Attendance 95.4.

7.9.73 School closed 3pm. Staff tea and presentation to Mrs. Gladys Thornton who has retired.

Percentage Attendance 94.0. Mrs. Fleming absent.

11.9.73 Mrs Fleming absent.

13.9.73 Mrs Fleming returned.

14.9.73 Mrs Miller returned.

Percentage Attendance 90.3. Miss V. Fotheringham (Art) to take Pr 3-5 on Friday P.M.

18.9.73 School doctor inspects Pr 2.

21.9.73 Heather Day Collection by Pr 7 girls raises £22. 00.

Percentage Attendance 95.5.

25.9.73 Mrs. King tested hearing of Pr 5 children

28.9.73 Harvest Services were conducted in Infant & Primary Depts by Rev. Mr. McPherson. 85 parcels of groceries were distributed by Pr 7 girls to elderly people in the village.

Percentage Attendance 93.8.

1.10.73 Received two portable radio’s for VHF Broadcasts.

5.10.73 Percentage Attendance 91.4. Dental caravan damaged, police told.

9.10.73 Annual visit by District Education Sub Committee.

11.10.73 Fire Drill carried out in Infant & Primary Departments – arrangements satisfactory.

12.10.73 Three 3rd Year Students made preliminary visit to school.

Miss Ewan Pr 3/4 : Miss Hulme Pr 6 : Miss Buller Pr 1.

Percentage Attendance 92.6.

16.10.73 Mrs. Hotchkiss attends 3 day conference for Assistant Headteachers at Dollarbeg.

1973

19.10.73 Services in Primary and Infant Departments conducted by Rev McPherson.

School closed 3pm for October break.

Percentage Attendance 91.8.

29.10.73 School reopened. Hall and Rooms 5,6,7,8,9. Redecorated during the holiday. Rewiring of main building completed.

30.10.73 School doctor- Rubella Injections Pr 7 & pr 5 inspection,

31.10.73 School doctor in afternoon only.

2.11.73 Litter campaign begun in school.

Percentage Attendance 96.0.

6.11.73 Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Hotchkiss attend Dollarbeg Review Meeting in Carrongrange.

9.11.73 School closed 3.25pm for staff meeting. Quarterly Summary taken.

Percentage Attendance 93.4. Percentage for Quarter 93.6.

12.11.73 Second Year students commence teaching practice. Miss Wilson 1S : Miss Cooper Pr 5 : Mr. McDonald Pr 6/7.

14.11.73 School holiday for wedding of Princess Anne.

16.11.73 Percentage Attendance 90.8.

20.11.73 Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Hotchkiss visit Graeme High School to meet last years’ Pr 7 pupils now in their first year secondary.

23.11.73 Services in Primary and Infant Departments conducted by Rev. McPherson. School dentist completes treatment at school.

Percentage Attendance 94.1.

26.11.73 Mrs McLennan absent – influenza.

28.11.73 Mrs. McLennan returned.

Mrs. King tested eyesight of Pr 3 and Pr 5.

29.11.73 Miss Macdonald P.E. Callander Park visited Miss Cooper & Mrs. Wilson.

30.11.73 Dr. Jenkins (Music) Callander Park visited Miss Cooper & Mr. McDonald.

Percentage Attendance 89.9.

4.12.73 Mr. Wilson attended In Service Organising Committee meeting at Carrongrange in afternoon.

6.12.73 Mrs. Moore Callander Park visited students.

7.12.73 Mr. Watt chiropodist examined pupils of Pr6 & Pr 7.

Percentage Attendance 89.9.

10.12.73 Pr 5 accompanied by Mrs. McGlashan and Mr. Wilson went to Callander Park College to take part in P.E. demonstration lesson.

14.12.73 Pr 5 accompanied as on 10.12.73 took part in second P.E. demonstration lesson at Callander Park College.

Percentage Attendance 89.6.

17.12.73 Infant Dept. Party 1.30 – 3pm.

18.12.73 School closed 3pm. Primary 7 party 6.30 – 9.00.

19.12.73 Infant Dept. Christmas Service 10 am. Pr. 3 to Pr 6 Class parties in afternoon.

21.12.73 Primary dept. Christmas Service 2pm. School closed for Christmas holiday at 3pm. Christmas collection of £20.50 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

1974

7.1.74 School reopened. Mrs Wilson absent.

9.1.74 Mrs. Wilson returned.

10.1.74 Mrs. Catherine Liddell rejoined the staff as a temporary teacher of music on Thursdays.

11.1.74 Nurse Fotheringham examined heads.

Percentage Attendance 89.9.

15.1.74 Infants Medical Examinations continued. (Pr 1)

17.1.74 Mrs Wilson absent.

Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Hotchkiss visit Reading Centre at Callander Park.

18.1.74 Nurse Walker inspected heads. Percentage Attendance 91.0.

21.1.74 Mrs. Wilson returned. Medical inspection completed.

25.1.74 Percentage Attendance 94.4.

31.1.74 Visit from Sergeant Tosh Road Traffic Dept to discuss Road Safety Films etc.

1.2.74 Percentage Attendance 93.0 Quarterly Summary taken.

4.2.74 Infant Dept. break in during the night of Saturday/Sunday 2nd Feb. Staffroom window and cloakroom window forced. Staffroom entered and £10.10p stolen from telephone tin. No other damage but staffroom door lock had to be forced to gain entry.. Police informed.

5.2.74 Verbal Reasoning Test for Pr 6 & Pr 7 children. School closed 3pm. for staff correction of test.

7.2.74 Services in Primary and Infant Departments conducted by Rev McPherson.

8.2.74 School closed 2.13pm for staff meeting. Percentage Attendance 91.7.

11.2.74 Third Year Students commence practice with Pr 1E. Pr 3/4. Pr 6/7.

13.2.74 Mrs. Moore Callander Park visited students.

Mrs. Monfries attends meeting at Carron Grange P.M.

15.2.74 Nurse Walker examined school.

Percentage Attendance 89.5.

19.2.74 Police film show to Infant Dept. by Sergeant Tosh Road Traffic Dept.

21.2.74 Mr. Wilson commences Pilot Course on Curriculum Development at Callander Park College of Education.

22.2.74 Percentage Attendance 91.2.

22.5.74 Mrs. Fleming absent.

26.2.74 Room 3 of Infant Annexe entered during the night. Bush transistor Radio stolen. Matter reported to the Police and Director of Ed. Mrs Paterson Callander Park visited students. Mrs. Fleming returned..

28.2.74 School closed due to General Election.

1.3.74 Percentage Attendance 88.5.

4.3.74 During the weekend R.3 of Infant Annexe was entered and teachers’ desk was damaged. Nothing was stolen. Matter reported to the police and Director of Education.

5.3.74 Police films on road safety shown to Pr5,6,7.

6.3.74 Three Assistant headteachers from Glenhead Primary School Cumbernauld visited the school.

7.3.74 Services conducted by Rev. McPherson in Primary and Infant Departments.

Miss Gillespie & Miss Jarvis Glenhead Primary Cumbernauld visited the school.

8.3.74 Mr. Scott Principal Teacher English Graeme High School visited the school. Percentage Attendance 91.6.

11.3.74 Enrolment of Infants all week.

Mrs. Moore Callander Park visited students

13.3.74 Foot inspection of Pr 5 for Easter Swimming course.

Presentation of Tufty Club Certificate to Infant Department by Mr. James Anderson. Superintendent Johnston, Sergeant Tosh and Constable Thomson also attended.

15.3.74 Nurse Walker inspected heads. Colin Campbell Pr 2 and Robert Stannage Pr 1 referred to R.S.P.C.C. on account of repeated neglect.

Percentage Attendance 91.4.

20.3.74 Open afternoon from 1.45 – 3.00. Parents visited classrooms in Infant and Primary Departments. Display of work on theme of Road Safety was mounted in the hall and in the corridors. Collection for School Fund realised £16.75.

22.3.74 End of Third Year students’ teaching practice.

26.3.74 Mr. Wilson absent.

27.3.74 Mr. Wilson returned. Mrs. Starrar absent.

29.3.74 Percentage Attendance 91.5.

1.4.74 Warning letter to Mrs Gill 3 Windsor Cres. Regarding Michaela’s attendance, Actual 149 Possible 284.

Mrs Storrar returned.

2.4.74 Police conducted Cycling Proficiency Tests with pupils from Pr 5, pr 6, Pr 6/7, Pr 7.

3.4.74 Police showed film Never Go With Strangers to Pr 1 & Pr 2.

Bad attendance of Michaela Gill pr 3 reported to District Education Sub Committee.

5.4.74 Percentage Attendance 90.2.

8.4.74 Mrs. King tested hearing of Pr 1 pupils.

9.4.74 Pr 5 accompanied by Miss McGlashen, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Hotchkiss visited Culross.

11.4.74 Easter Services conducted by Rev. D. MacPherson in Infant and Primary Departments. Collection of £16.50 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association. School closed at 3pm for Easter Holiday.

Percentage Attendance 92.7.

22.4.74 School reopened after Easter Holiday.

26.5.74 Chiropodist examined Pr 5 children.

Fire Drill was carried out in Primary and Infant Departments.

Percentage Attendance 94.8.

30.4.74 Headteachers’ meeting in Stenhousemiur Primary School.

1.5.74 Mr. Wilson participated in In Service Course for Assistant Heads at Dunblane Hydro.

3.5.74 School closed at 3pm for May Holiday Weekend.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

10.5.74 Nurse Walker inspected heads.

Percentage Attendance 92.1.

13.5.74 Six Pr 7 pupils participate in Kelvingrove Art Competition Mrs. Laurie accompanied the children.

16.5.74 County Engraver engraved school name on all apparatus.

17.5.74 Percentage Attendance 93.0.

21.5.74 Doctor in school A.M.

Mr Orr gave Police Talk to Pr 7.

22.5.74 Second Year Students visit school. Mr. McDonald Pr 3: Miss Buchanan Pr 5: Miss Francis Pr 7.

Preliminary Sports for Maddiston Sports and Social Club Sports held at Maddiston this afternoon. Pr 7 pupils + participants attended.

23.5.74 Doctor in School A.M.

Mr. Wilson attends meeting in Clackmannan Technical College. P.m.

24.5.74 Staff Meeting 3.15pm.

Percentage Attendance 91.6.

27.5.74 Staff participation in Dinner Duty finished as from today.

28.5.74 Miss Forbes, Callander Park visited students.

Mr. Wilson attended Callander Park meeting with Probationary teachers.

30.5.74 Services in Primary and Infant Departments conducted by Rev. D. McPherson.

31.5.74 Percentage Attendance 90.3.

4.6.74 Mr. Wilson attends meeting at Social Works Dept. Grangemouth to discuss case of Colin Campbell 40 Simpson Drive.

Mr. Bryce Callander Park, visited students.

5.6.74 Mr. Orr completed Police Talks to Pr 7 children.

New Pr 1 intake visited their classrooms accompanied by mothers.

6.6.74 Mrs. Frances School Library Service visited school.

7.6.74 Nurse Walker inspected heads.

Percentage Attendance 89.9

12.6.74 Pr 6 pupils accompanied by Mrs. Laurie, Mrs. Smith and student visited Grangemouth Police Station.

Infant Sports held in afternoon.

13.6.74 Pr 4 verse speaking Choir trained by Miss Hall gained 1st Place in Falkirk Festival. Group accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss, Miss Hall, Mrs. Wilson.

14.6.74 Dr.Thomas Callander Park visited students.

Handwriting prizes presented to Shirley Jack, David Sneddon, Margaret McGregor and Steven Russell.

Percentage Attendance 92.4.

17.6.74 Mrs. Moore Callander Park visited students.

Mr. Wilson absent.

19.6.74 41 Pr 7 pupils accompanied by Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Laurie, Mrs. Smith, Miss McGlashen and student Miss Frances visited Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood Park and Royal Commonwealth Pool.

20.6.74 Students completed teaching practice.

Mr. Wilson returned.

21.6.74 Mr. Wilson attends Callander Park Graduation ceremony.

Staff dinner at Inchyra Grange Hotel in the evening.

Percentage Attendance 88.7.

Mr. & Mrs. Campbell, parents of Colin 40 Simpson Drive interviewed in connection with possible special schooling for Colin. Parent is agreeable

27.6.74 Rev. Mr. McPherson conducted Summer Services in Infant and Primary Departments. The Summer Collection amounting to £15.64 was donated to R.S.P.C.C..

School closed at 3pm. A staff tea was held in honour of Mrs. Christine McLennan who is leaving to live in Dollar.

28.6.74 School closed for Summer Holiday at 1pm, a double attendance being marked. Percentage Attendance 88.2.

21.8.74 School reopened. A ramp has been constructed at the North Porch to facilitate access of Gordon Donaldson Pr 3. Rooms 1.2.3.4. have been painted. Rooms 5,6,7, have been refloored.

Miss June Marshall commenced in place of Mrs. C. McLennan. Mrs. A. Hotchkiss Assistant Headteacher will share work of Pr 6/7 class in the mornings.

Mrs. A. McConnell will relieve Mrs. Miller on Thursdays.

Classes arranged as follows:-

Pr1a, Pr1b, Pr2, Pr2/3, Pr3, Pr3/4, Pr4, Pr4/5, Pr5, Pr6, Pr6/7, Pr7.

Roll 360

Visiting Staff. Mrs. Monfries, Sewing Tues and Wed.

Mrs. Desmond, Art Monday

Mrs. McNicol, Remedial Mon:Wed:Thurs.

23.8.74 Percentage Attendance 95.1.

30.8.74 School closed at 3.15pm for Staff Meeting.

Percentage Attendance 94.1.

5.9.74 Mr. Thomson & Mrs. Moore Callander Park visited school to discuss forthcoming visits to school by 10 First Year Students as part of College Introductory Course.

6.9.74 School closed at 3pm for September Holiday Weekend.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

10.9.74 Nurse Fotheringham inspected heads.

Mrs. Fleming absent.

11.9.74 Four candidates for post of auxiliary interviewed by Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Hotchkiss and Mrs. Miller.

12.9.74 Mrs. Fleming returned.

13.9.74 Miss Hall absent. Mr. Anderson school convener visited the school.

Percentage Attendance 92.4.

16.9.74 Miss Hall returned.

20.9.74 Heather Day collection by Pr 7 girls realised £29.50.

Percentage Attendance 92.4

27.9.74 Harvest Services conducted by Rev. D. McPherson in Infant and Primary Depts. 96 parcels of groceries were distributed to the elderly people of the village by Pr 7 children.

Percentage Attendance 93.4.

30.9.74 Mrs M. Nimmo commenced duty as school auxiliary. 30hrs per week.

1.10.74 8 First Year Callendar Park students accompanied by Mrs. Moore began initial teaching practice in school.

2.10.74 Mrs. Wilson absent. Returned 3.10.74.

Fire Drill was carried out. Arrangements satisfactory.

4.10.74 Percentage Attendance 92.8.

7.10.74 Mrs. McLashen absent to attend a wedding.

10.10.74 School Holiday for General Election.

11.10.74 3 Third Year students make preliminary visit to school.

Gratispool take individual photographs of children.

Percentage Attendance 93.6.

14.10.74 Dr. visited school am for Pr 5medicals & Rubella injections for Pr 7 girls.

15.10.74 Mrs. Miller attends 3 day course for Assistant Headteachers at Dunblane Hydro.

Year 1 students practice ends.

18.10.74 Dr. examines Pr 5 children.

Mrs King examined sight Pr 3 & Pr 5.

Percentage Attendance 95.3.

School closed 3.15 for October holiday week.

28.10.74 School reopened. Mr. Jack, Janitor absent with strained back. Heating looked after by Mr. Charles Rodgers Direct Works Dept.

Mrs. Elizabeth Millar Assistant Headteacher Early Education has been appointed to a similar post in Bowhouse School Grangemouth with effect from 6.1.75.

29.10.74 Meeting of Primary Headteachers in Stenhousemiur Primary School at 2.15pm.

Mrs. Smith absent in afternoon to attend funeral.

31.10.74 Classes Pr 3/4 and 6/7 did not attend school today due to strike action by two members of the E.I.S.

1.11.74 Mr, Wilson absent.

5.11.74 Mr. Watt chiropodist visited school.

8.11.74 Services in Infant and Primary departments conducted by Headteacher in absence of Mr. McPherson.

Percentage Attendance 95.6. Quarterly Summary taken.

11.11.74 Mrs Mary McNicol has resigned from her post as Remedial Teacher 3 half days per week on grounds of ill health.

Supervision of Remedial Readers undertaken by Mrs. Hotchkiss.

8.11.74 Room 3 Infant Annexe was forcibly entered during the night and a 3KW. Belling Electric Heater was stolen. No other damage was done. Matter was reported to the Police.

11.11.74 Mr. Jack, Janitor, resumed after absence.

Gratispool photographs arrived.

13.11.74 Mr. Watt chiropodist visited the school.

1974

14.11.74 Nurse Fotheringham inspected heads.

15.11.74 School closed 3pm for staff meeting.

Percentage Attendance 92.7.

18.11.74 Infant Annexe defaced by spray paint on night of 16/17 November,. Matter reported to Police.

21.11.74 Mrs. Moore, Callendar Park, visited students.

22.11.74 Percentage Attendance 93.2.

26.11.74 Mrs. Monfries, Sewing, attends meeting at Carron Grange.

Mr. Paterson Callendar Park, visited students.

Nurse Fotheringham inspected heads.

28.11.74 Miss McDonald. P.E. visited students.

29.11.74 Percentage Attendance 93.0.

3.12.74 Children did not attend to school due to strike action by entire staff.

4.12.74 Headteacher at Viewforth to consult re Assistant Head (E. E.)

Mrs Smith absent due to death of her Father.

5.12.74 Children did not attend to school due to strike action by entire staff.

6.12.74 Headteachers Meeting for Central Region held at Larbert High School.

Percentage Attendance 90.1.

9.12.74 Mrs. Smith returned.

12.12.74 Children of Pr !a:2:2/3:3:3/4:4/5:5:6/7:7 did not attend school today due to strike action by staff.

Mrs. Moore, Callendar Park, visited student Mr. Canavan.

13.12.74 Percentage Attendance

16.10.74 Infant Department Christmas Party was held. Class Parties Pr3 to Pr6 held in afternoon.

17.12.74 Medical Inspection held.

Infant Dept Christmas Service was held in the morning. Parents of Pr 2 children attended.

Pr 7 Christmas Party was held in the evening.

School closed at 3pm.

18.12.74 School closed at 3pm for staff presentation to Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, who is leaving to be Assistant Headteacher at Bowhouse Primary School, Grangemouth.

Infant Nativity Play was presented to Pr 3 to Pr 7 in the morning.

19.12.74 Children of Pr 3/4:4/5:5:6/7:7 did not attend school due to strike action by staff.

Mrs. Eileen Hutton, Bowhouse Primary Grangemouth has been appointed Assistant Headteacher Early Education from 6.1.75.

20.12.74 Christmas Service for Primary Dept. held in the afternoon. School Christmas Collection amounting to £18.10 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association School closed for Christmas holiday at 3pm.

Percentage Attendance 86.5.

1975

6.1.75 School reopened. Mrs. Eileen Hutton commenced duty as Assistant Headteacher Early Education.

10.1.75 Percentage Attendance 94.7.

14.1.75 Mrs. Kerr absent.

15.1.754 Mrs. Kerr returned.

16.1.75 Mrs. King tested hearing Pr 1,3,5,7.

17.1.75 Percentage Attendance 92.1.

21.1.75 Gratispool photographed children absent on previous visit.

24.1.75 Mr. Watt inspected feet of Pr 5 children. % Attendance 88.1.

30.1.75 John Brownlie taken from playground by his father during morning interval. Police informed. Boy traced to fathers’ address in Tillibody.

31.1.75 Robert Millar Pr 1a was knocked down by a van on the Main Street during the lunch hour. He was taken to Falkirk Infirmary but suffered bruising only.

31.1.75 Percentage Attendance 90.0. Quarterly Summary taken.

3.2.75 Year 3 students commence practice.

Mrs. Leckie tested hearing of children on Medical Officer’s list.

4.2.75 Verbal Reasoning Test taken by 99 Pr 6 & 7 children. Two children absent. School closed 3pm for marking of test.

6.2.75 Infant Dept. entered during the night. Keys stolen. Eatables stolen. No damage done. Police informed.

7.2.75 Percentage Attendance 93.0.

13.2.75 Mrs. Harnett Callendar Park visited students.

Mr. Watt Chiropodist visited school.

14.2.75 Percentage Attendance 91.4.

20.2.75 Miss Kerr absent to attend a meeting P.M.

21.2.75 Percentage Attendance 91.6.

26.2.75 Miss McGlashen absent P.M. to attend a wedding.

28.2.75 Service in Primary Department. Percentage Attendance 93.9

3.3.75 Mr. Wilson attends meeting at Viewforth P.M.

Service in Infant Dept.

4.3.75 34 pr 5 pupils accompanied by Miss McLashen, Mrs. Hotchkiss and Miss Marshall, student, visited Culross P.M.

6.3.75 Miss Forbes, Callander Park, visited students.

7.3.75 Percentage Attendance 92.5.

10.3.75 Mrs Main, Meal Server, entered hospital. Mrs. McNeil takes over the position.

11.3.75 Visit of D.E.S.C. satisfaction expressed on condition of school.

14.3.75 Percentage Attendance 94.1.

17.3.75 Mrs. Harnett, Callander Park visited Students.

19.3.75 Primary 7 Choir and Pr 4 Recorder Group participated in concert for Old Folks at Cairneymount Church Hall in the evening.

21.3.75 Film – Never Go With Strangers shown to Pr1 & Pr2.

End of Year 3 students teaching practice.

Percentage Attendance 92.9.

Hall floor sanded and sealed.

26.3.75 Fire Drill held. Arrangements satisfactory.

School Open Afternoon 145 to 3pm. Collection in aid of School Fund realised £20.60. School closed 3pm.

27.3.75 Service in Infant & Primary Depts. Conducted by Re. D. McPherson. Collection of £18.00 donated to R.S.S.P.C.C. School closed for Easter Holiday. Percentage Attendance 93.9.

7.4.75 School reopened.

8.4.75 Medical Examination of Pr 1 on Tues: Thurs: Frid.

11.4.75 Mrs. Hutton absent to attend a wedding P.M.

Percentage Attendance 94.4.

14.4.75 Commencement of new Savings Scheme. Mrs. Shackleton W.V.S. organiser.

15.4.75 Police talks to Pr 7 children begin.

18.4.75 Percentage Attendance 94.3.

23.4.75 Mr. Wilson Callendar Park visited 1st Yr students.

24.4.75 Mrs Macnab Callendar Park visited 1st Yr. students.

25.4.75 Percentage Attendance 93.6.

29.4.75 Mrs. Hutton attends 3 day In Service Course for Assistant Headteachers ay Dunblane Hydro.

1.5.75 Headteacher attends Dunblane Conference. Mrs. Macnab Callendar Park visited students.

2.5.75 School closed at 3pm for May Holiday weekend.

Percentage Attendance 95.4.

5.5.75 May Holiday.

6.5.75 Mrs. Catto commenced series of P.E. demonstrations for each class in connection with new County Scheme of P.E.

8.5.75 Headteacher attends Conference Organising Committee at Carrongrange in afternoon.

9.5.75 Percentage Attendance 93.6

12.5.75 School closed at 3pm for staff presentation to Mrs M. Pilaska who leaves on Maternity leave of absence.

13.5.75 Mrs. Pilaska leaves. Pr4 to be taken by Mrs. Hotchkiss assisted by Miss Reid, second year student.

Headteacher attends retrial presentation to Director of Education at Viewforth.

14.5.75 Pr 7 accompanied by Mrs. Laurie and Mr. Wilson visit Grangemouth Police Station.

16.5.75 Percentage Attendance 93.5.

20.5.75 Six Pr 7 children visit Kelvingrove Art Competition with Mrs. Desmond.

Second Year students commence teaching practice.

Miss McGlashen absent for funeral.

22.5.75 Library staff conduct count of all Library material.

23.5.75 Rev. Duncan McPherson conducted his final service to the whole school before moving to a new charge. He was presented with a hold-all for robes by the pupils and staff. Mrs. McPherson received a bouquet of flowers.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

26.5.75 Mrs. Moore visited Year 2 students.

27.5.75 Headteacher visits Callendar Park to meet new members of staff.

28.5.75 Preliminary 5-a-side and Tenniouoit ties for Maddiston Sports and Social Club Sports.

29.5.75 Headteacher attends Conference meeting at Carrongrange.

30.5.75 School closed 3pm for staff meeting.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

4.6.75 New members of staff for next session visit the school.

5.6.75 School closed for Referendum on Entry into E.E.C.

6.6.75 Writing Competition prizes awarded to Pr 7 pupils.

Headteacher attends a H.T. meeting at Larbert High.

Percentage Attendance 89.9.

11.6.75 Pr 2 & Pr 2/3/ children go home at lunchtime. New Pr1 intake visit classrooms.

Verse Speaking Choir trained by Miss Hall compete in Falkirk Festival and gain second place.

13.6.75 Muss McGlashen absent for funeral.

Year 2 students practice ends.

Percentage Attendance 90.7.

18.6.75 51 Pr 7 children accompanied by Mr. Wilson Mrs. Laurie, Miss Hall and Mrs. Storrar visit Edinburgh Castle and Royal Commonwealth Pool.

20.6.75 Disbursement of School Savings. School closed 3.15.pm.

Percentage Attendance 89.4.

24.6.75 Headteacher attends Stenhousemiur and Sacred Heart presentation of Goldie Memorial Prizes as Chairman.

25.6.75 School closed 3pm for staff presentation to Miss McLashen and Miss Hall who are leaving and to Miss Kerr who is to be married.

26.6.75 Mr. C. Brown Principal of Callendar Park College of Education visited the school for discussion with headteacher.

27.6.75 End of Session services conducted by Headteacher in Infant & Primary Departments. Collection of £17.00 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

School closed 1pm for summer holiday. Double attendance marked.

Percentage Attendance 91.9.

20.8.75 School open for staff only – 1 day of In-Service work.

Mrs Gallivan and Miss Gow join the Infant Dept. Miss Cowie, Miss Higgins and Mrs. Soutar join Primary Dept.

Classes arranged as follows:- Pr 1a, Pr 1b, Pr 2a, Pr 2b, Pr 3, Pr 3/4, Pr 4, Pr 4/5, Pr 5, Pr 6, Pr 6/7, Pr 7. Roll 352.

Mrs Monfries teaches sewing on Wed & Thurs.: 

20.8.75 Mrs McLellan teaches Remedial Mon,Tues,Thurs,mornings. Mrs. McConnell relieves Pr 3 & 3/4 1.30-3.00 Wed. & Thurs.

21.8.75 School reopens.

22.9.75 Percentage Attendance 95.4

29.8.75 Percentage Attendance 96.4.

4.9.75 Headteacher attends Conference Organising Committee Meeting at Carron Grange in the afternoon.

5.9.75 Nurse Walker inspected heads.

School closed 3pm for September holiday weekend.

Percentage Attendance 95.3.

9.9.75 Illegal entry into Infant Dept. during the weekend. Approx 30p in loose change taken. No other damage. Matter reported to Police. 2 Radio Sets taken also.

10.9.75 Headteacher at meeting Viewforth A.M. and Carron Grange P.M.

12 9.75 Mrs. Soutar absent to attend a wedding.

Percentage Attendance 90.6.

19.9.75 Headteacher attends Day conference at Jordanhill.

Percentage Attendance 95.1.

23.9.75 Headteacher attends CRHTA meeting with Mr. Ross at Viewforth.

24.9.75 Medical Inspection A.M.

26.9.75 Heather Day Collection by pr 7 girls raises £31.

Harvest Service for whole school in the hall. 124 parcels delivered by Pr 7 to elderly people of Maddiston.

26.9.75 Percentage Attendance 94.9.

1.10.75 Year 3 students from Callendar Park make preliminary visit to pr 5& Pr 7.

3.10.75 Percentage Attendance 94.8. Nurse Grant visited school.

10.10.75 Percentage Attendance 95.6.

13.10.75 Motor on school boiler out of action. Convector heaters supplied to each classroom in main building.

15.10.75 Motor for boiler repaired and replaced.

Miss Philp from Shelter organisation talked to Pr 7 pupils.

17.10.75 School closed 3.15pm for October holiday week.

Percentage Attendance 94.2.

31.10.75 Service in hall for whole school.

Percentage Attendance 96.5.

3.11.75 W.P.C. Sheils talked to pr 1 classes on Road Safety.

Poppy collection in school this week.

7.11.75 Percentage attendance94.4. Quarterly Summary.

10.11.75 Mrs. Storrar absent.

12.11.75 Mrs. Storrar returned.

13.11.75 Mr. Wilson attends In Service Conference at Dunblane. AM.

14.11.75 Percentage Attendance 94.8.

17.11.75 Second Year students commence practice with Pr 2, Pr 3, Pr 3/4.

Infant Annexe break in on Sunday16th. 3 doors damaged.

Some sweets, biscuits etc. taken. Police informed.

21.11.75 Percentage attendance 94.0

School closed 3.15.for staff meeting.

25.11.75 Miss Calder Callendar Park visited students.

27.11.75 Mrs. Moore Callendar Park visited students.

28.11.75 Percentage Attendance 83.7.

2.12.75 Dr. Cormack medicals am.

4.12.75 Mr. McCann Youth & Community Dept. visited the school.

5.12.75 Mrs. Moore visited students. Mrs. Smith attended funeral 11 am. Percentage Attendance 91.8. Cheque for £6.48 presented to Miss Philp of Shelter – result of collection by Pr 7 children.

8.12.75 Mrs. Mackenzie on bereavement leave of absence.

Dr. Cormack medical inspection AM.

10.12.75 Mr. Wilson attends Headteachers meeting at Larbert High.

12.12.75 School Bank money paid out.

15.12.75 Mrs. Mackenzie absent..

18.12.75 Staff tea for Mrs. McConnell who leaves today.

19.12.75 Class parties in afternoon.

Infant Dept. party in afternoon.

Percentage Attendance 88.9. Measles in Pr 3 & Pr. 4.

22.12.75 School closed 3pm. Mrs, Mackenzie returned.

Pr 7 party 6.30-9.00pm.

23.12.75 Christmas Service for whole school. Collection £16.24 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association. School closed 1pm for Christmas Holiday – double attendance marked.

Percentage Attendance 78.6.

1976

6.1.76 School reopened.

7.1.76 Mrs. Marjorie Pilaska commenced 9qm-12noon on Wednesdays. She relieves Pr 3 & Pr 3/4 in place of Mrs McConnell.

Rhona Craw Pr 7 appears on S.T.V. “Housecall” as prize winner in Kellogg Art Competition.

9.1.76 School closed at 3pm for staff Meeting.

14.1.76 New T.V. set for Infant Dept purchases from School Funds..

15.1.76 Parents’ meeting to elect parents’ representative on Schools Council. Mr. Murray Smith, Hillcrest, California Road was elected.

29.1.76 Mrs. Thom, Red Cross, showed film to Pr 5, 6, 6/7, 7.

10.2.76 Dr. Cormack commenced Pr 1 medicals.

11.2.76 Infant staff visit Callendar Park Reading centre at 3pm.

13.1.76 “Know Your Television” competition won by Mrs. McConnachie. Sum of £64 realised to help defray cost of T.V. purchase.

18.2.76 Exchange of Library books by Mobile Library.

20.2.76 Service for whole school taken by Mrs. Hotchkiss. School closed 3pm.

23.2.76 Mid term holiday.

26.2.76 Dental inspection commenced.

4.3.76 Mr. Tom Gourdie addressed the staff on Handwriting from 3pm to 4pm.

31.23.76 Open Afternoon 1.45 – 3.00 pm. Collection in aid of School Funds raised £21.57. School closed 3pm.

6.4.76 Service for Easter for whole school 11am. Collection for RSSPCC

of 18 00. School closed for Easter holiday 1pm.

20.4.76 School reopened for Summer Term. Mrs. Pilaska to teach on Friday mornings this term in place of Wednesday mornings.

28.4.76 Fire drill practiced – arrangements satisfactory.

3.5.76 May Holiday.

13.5.76 Mr. J. Murray Smith new school convenor invited to see round the school premises.

21.5.76 School closed 3.15 for staff meeting.

26.5.76 Preliminary Sports for Maddiston Sports & Social Club held in the afternoon.

28.5.76 Mr. Morison Rector of Graeme High spoke to Pr 7 pupils in G.P. room.

16.6.76 Pr 1 pupils visit classrooms.

18.65.76 Savings Bank withdrawals today.

22.6.76 Pr 7 accompanied by Mrs Hotchkiss, Miss Higgins, Mrs. Laurie and Mr. Wilson visit Glasgow Museum of Transport and Queens Park.

21.6.76 Infant Sports afternoon.

23.6.76 Meeting of parents of new Pr 1 children in Infant Dept..

25.6.76 School closed 3pm for presentations to Miss Marshall who is to be married and Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Mackenzie who are leaving.

30.6.76 Summer Service for whole school in hall. Collection of £16 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association. School closed 1pm for summer holiday.

23.876 School reopened.

School hours changed 9 to 12.15. 1.15 to 3.30 for pupils except infants who stop at 3pm.

Mrs. Jean McKerral joined staff. Mrs Monfries teaches sewing Tues & Wed. Mrs. Desmond teaches art alternate Wednesdays. Mrs. McLellan Remedial – 3 mornings. Classes arranged as follows:-Pr 1:Pr 1/2:Pr 2:Pr 3: Pr 3/4:Pr 4:Pr 5a:Pr 5b:Pr 6:Pr 6/7:Pr 7. Roll 339.

Mrs Hotchkiss shares work of Pr 6/7

Mrs. Hutton shares work of Pr 1/2

23.9.76 Mr. Fowler Callendar Park College of Education is to work with Pr 6 and Pr 4on Thursday afternoon - Science.

24.9.76 Rev. Richard Goodman welcomed as new school chaplain at annual Harvest Service. Display of miniature gardens mounted in school hall.

24.9.76 Heather Day collection in aid of R.S.S.P.C.C. carried out by girls of Pr 7. Record sum of £37.20 was realised.

4.10.76 Dr. Cormack commenced medical inspection.

12.10.76 Photographs of family groups and individual children taken by H. Tempest.

15.10.76 School closed 3pm for October holiday week.

29.10.76 Service for whole school conducted by Rev. Goodman.

5.11.76 Quarterly register.

8.11.76 Poppy collection this week.

18.11.76 Parents Evening held from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Staff in classrooms to discuss children’s’ progress with individual parents.

23.11.76 Staff, Janitor and Cleaners attend presentation tea in honour of Mrs. Mary Hunter who retires after 11 years service as a school cleaner.

16.12.76 Presentation to mark departure of Mrs Margaret Storrar on maternity leave of absence as from 31.12.76

20.12.76 Class parties for Pr 3 to Pr 7.

21.12.76 Infant Department party.

22.12.76 Primary 7 Christmas Party 6.30-9.00.

23.12.76 Christmas Service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Infant Dept Nativity Play. Collection of £22.00 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

School closed for Christmas holiday.

1977

5.1.77 School reopened

Mrs Angela M. Hunter takes Pr 3

Mrs. Fleming absent for a tonsils operation. Mrs. Hotchkiss takes class.

14.1.77 Mrs. Margaret Speirs, meal server, retired after 12 years service. Mrs. Speirs was presented with a crystal bowl from the children.

21.1.77 Visit by H.M.I. Mr. Craig to test a group of 3 pupils from Pr 3, Pr 5, Pr 7 in mathematical skills.

24.1.77 Mrs. Hutton absent.

31.1.77 Mrs. Hutton and Mrs. Fleming resumed. Cleaners’ hours reduced. Mrs. McNeil & Miss Allan from 27 1/3 to 24: Miss Lockhart 20 ½ to 18..

4.2.77 Service for whole school conducted by Rev. Goodman.

15.2.77 Verbal Reasoning Test for Pr 7 only. Pr 7 went home at 4pm. Third Year students from Callendar Park commenced final practice. Linda Hayne Pr5: Margaret Connolly Pr 3/4.

18.2.77 School closed 3pm for Staff presentation to Miss Cowie who is to be married.

21.2.77 Visit to school by Depute Director of Education Mr. Roxburgh and Canadian Professor Albert to see Probationer teachers and to discuss with them the problems of teacher training.

24.2.77 Mr. D. Millar Callendar park visited students.

1.3.77 Dr. Thomas, Music, visited students.

2.3.77 Miss McDonald P.E. visited students.

4.3.77 Service conducted by Rev. R. Goodman.

7.3.77 Film “Never Go With Strangers” shown by Police to Pr 1 & Pr 2. Mrs McNeill absent.

8.3.77 Mr. Fowler Callendar Park visited students. Mrs. McNeill returned.

10.3.77 Mrs. Paterson and Miss Smart who taught in the school 50 years ago talked to Pr 7 on life at school in those days.

14.3.77 Mrs. Fleming absent.

15.3.77 Mrs. Fleming returned.

16.3.77 Visit by three Psychologists currently attending a course at Callendar Park College. Each spent a morning with a class. Classes involved were Pr 5,

Pr 6, Pr 7.

22.3.77 56 Pr 5 pupils visited Culross accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss; Mrs, Stevenson; Miss Higgins, Mrs. Fleming and student.

25.3.77 Miss Rose Ampofo Deaconess from Ghana visited the school with Rev. R. Goodman. Miss Ampofo spoke to the children about school life in Ghana and visited the classrooms.

30.3.77 Open Afternoon. A large turnout of parents visited the classrooms between 1.30 and 3.00pn. Mr. J. Watson, Primary Advisor and Miss Kennedy, Homecraft Advisor visited the school. Collection of £19.86 was realised in aid of school funds.

1.4.77 Easter Service conducted by Rev. Richard Goodman. Collection of £15.00 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Assoc.

School closed 1pm for Easter holiday.

18.4.77 School reopened for summer term.

21.4.77 Main building forcibly entered during the night. South Porch and Entrance doors forced. Headteachers’ room and Staff Room doors forced. Classrooms entered with keys. Nothing appears to have been stolen. Matter reported to the Police.

Police talks to Pr 7 commenced.

26.4.77 Medical examinations of Pr 1 children commenced.

29.4.77 Fire Drill carried out – arrangements satisfactory.

School closed 3pm for May Holiday weekend. School used on Tues 3rd May for District Elections.

5.5.77 School illegally entered during the night. Entry gained by roof and ceiling of headmasters’ room. Nothing stolen. Matter reported to Police.

10.5.77 Mrs. King tested hearing of pupils in Pr 1, 3, 5, 7.

17.5.77 Miss Angela Pollack Yr 2 student commenced practice with Pr 1/2.

18.5.77 School holiday for Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

19.5.77 Preliminary Tenniquoit and 5/a/side competitions run off for Maddiston Sports & Social Club Sports Day.

27.5.77 Staff meeting to discuss Progress Report for end of term.

30.5.77 Mrs. Hutton entered hospital for operation.

1.6.77 Two Year Three students in school as part of Transition to Schools Course.

3.6.77 School savings Bank money distributed today.

10.6.77 Mr. Morrison Rector of Graeme High School addressed Pr 7 pupils.

17.6.77 Infant Dept Sports afternoon.

21.6.77 45 Pr 7 pupils visited Vane Farm Kinross and Dunfermline Glen

27.6.77 Mrs Spence who is to join the staff in August, visited school. Mrs Hutton returned to duty.

29.6.77 Staff presentation to Muss Higgins and auxiliary Mrs Nimmo who are leaving.

1.7.77 Summer Service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Collection of £12.00 donated to RSSPCC. School closed 1pm for summer holiday.

19.8.77 Staff returned to duty. Mrs. Morag Spence replaces Miss Higgins. Classes arranged as follows:- Pr 7, Pr 6/7, Pr 6, Pr 5/6, Pr 5, Pr 4, Pr 3/4, Pr 3,

Pr 1/2a, Pr 1/2b. Mrs. Monfries teaches sewing Tues & Thurs. Mrs. Desmond Art Wednesday fortnightly. Mrs McLellan Remedial – Mon, Tues, Thurs mornings. Mrs Hotchkiss shares work of Pr 3/4, Pr 5/6, Pr 6/7. Mrs. Hutton shares the work of Pr 1/2a & b. Roll 322.

22.8.77 School reopened. Mrs. Blair, Nursery Nurse from Meadow St. Falkirk attends for 1 week to assist with Alistair Gow Pr1/2b.

Mrs. Lamont Meal Server commenced in place of Mrs. McMeechan who has retired.

Mrs Shirley McNee commences as Secretary on Fridays.

29.8.77 Mr. Roxburgh, Depute Director interviews candidates for School Help.

5.9.77 Mrs. J. Robertson commences duty as School Help from 10.45 to 1.15 daily.

Mrs. McLellan, Remedial, commences 4 week course at Callendar Park.

9.9.77 School closed 3pm for September holiday.

12.9.77 September holiday.

13.9.77 Mrs. Hotchkiss absent.

15.9.77 Mrs. Hotchiss returned.

21.9.77 Medical Inspections. Mrs. McNeil absent.

23.9.77 Mrs. McNeill returned.

Heather day Collection by girls of Pr 7 raised £39.00.

26.9.77 Police talk to Pr 1 children.

30.9.77 Harvest Service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Hall display of miniature gardens.

Preliminary visit by Yr 3 students to Pr 7 and Pr 5.

3.10.77 Mrs. McLellan resumed after Remedial Course.

12.10.77 Staff tea to mark the retrial of Mrs. Elizabeth McNeill school cleaner for more than 20years. Mrs. McNeil received a necklace from the teaching and cleaning staff.

13.10.77 Staff presentation to Mrs. Linda Souter who is moving to London.

14.10.77 School closed 3pm for October holiday.

24.10.77 School reopened. Pr 6/7 now taken by Mrs. Hotchkiss.

4.11.77 Mrs Cockburn, Moray House, visited Mrs. Deacon who is undertaking the Infant Teacher Course. Mrs. McNeill absent.

7.11.77 Poppy sales in school this week. Mrs McNeill returned.

9.11.77 Production of “The Water Babes” performed by the Travelling Players to Pr 3- Pr 7 in school hall.

11.11.77 Service for whole school conducted by Rev. Richard Goodman.

15.11.77 Fire Drill practised. Weekly fire drills have to be held during the national strike by Firemen. Yr 2 students Miss Saunders Pr 1/2b Mrs. Ellis Pr 6/7.

17.11.77 Parents Evening held from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.

21.11.77 Mrs. King tested hearing of Pr 1,3,5,7.

24.11.77 Fire Drill practised.

28.11.77 Mobile Library called for exchange of books.

2.12.77 Fire Drill practised.

8.12.77 Fire Drill practised.

14.12.77 School Bank money paid out. Foundations laid for two mobile classrooms behind Infant Building.

16.12.77 Pr 7 children accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss, Mrs Laurie and Mrs. McKerral visit Muiravonside Church to rehearse Christmas Story which is to be presented by Maddiston and Whitecross Pr 7 on Sunday at morning service.

Yr 2 students complete Teaching Practice.

19.12.77 Fire Drill practiced.

20.12.77 Infant Dept. Christmas Party. 1.15 to 3.25 pm.

21.12.77 Christmas Service conducted by Rev. R. Goodman. Collection of £17.00 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association. School closed 1pm for Christmas holiday.


1978

4.1.78 School reopened

9.1.78 Mrs. Gray from Loch Leven Nature Centre showed slides to Pr 7 on Birds of Scotland

11.1.78 Mrs. Monfries absent.

16.1.78 Mrs. McKerral absent.

19.1.78 Mrs. McKerral returned.

24.1.78 Mrs. Monfries returned.

1.2.78 Film – Never Go With Strangers show by Police to Pr 1 pupils

3.2.78 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

6.2.78 Mrs. Linda Blair commenced duty. She takes over Pr 6/7

Mrs. Hotchkiss resumes former timetable.

9.2.78 Parents Meeting to elect Parents’ representative on Schools Council. Mrs. McCarthy elected.

10.2.78 Mrs. Mills and Miss McCutcheon Yr 3 students commence with Pr 7 and Pr5. School closed 3pm for Staff meeting.

14.2.78 V.R.T. for 45 Pr 7 pupils.

17.2.78 Visit by Mr. John Walker visitor from Australia - working with Callander Park.

20.2.78 Mid Term Holiday

22.2.78 Mrs. Deacon absent.

Doctor commenced Medical examination of Pr 1 pupils.

3.3.78 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

6.3.78 Mrs. Deacon returned.

7.3.78 Students visited by Mr. Eric Shannon External Examiner.

9.3.78 Medicals concluded.

22.3.78 Annual Open Afternoon. A large number of parents visited the children in their classrooms. Collection of £27 for school funds.

31.23.78 End of term service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Collection of £15.00 donated to R.S.S.P.C.C. School closed for Easter holiday.

17.4.78 School reopened Two hutted classrooms erected behind Infant Annexe but unsuitable for use until repaired.

18.4.78 Staff meeting to discuss staffing for 1978/79. Mrs Hotchkiss reappointed staff representative on Falkirk East Schools Council. Mrs. Hutton appointed Staff Safety Officer.

19.4.78 Final Police talk to Pr 7 pupils.

20.4.78 Yr 1 students Mrs. Crawford and Miss Smith commence teaching practice with Pr 3 and Pr 4.

21.4.78 Mrs. Clark commenced as teacher of Sattar twins Pr 1 to encourage language development. She will come on Thursday and Friday mornings weekly.

1.5.78 May Holiday

2.5.78 General Election Holiday.

3.5.78 Mrs. Cockburn, Moray House, visited Mrs. Deacon on Infant Tutor course.

10.5.78 Parents meeting elected Mrs. S. McCarthy as Parents’ Rep on Falkirk East Schools Council.

12.5.78 Mrs. Sligo takes Sattar twins per day to encourage language development.

15.5.78 X Ray examination for staff.

16.5.78 Doctor’s visit A.M.

18.5.78 Mr. Morrison Graeme High spoke to Pr 7 pupils.

19.5.78 Staff meeting. School closed 3 pm.

22.5.78 Retiral of Mrs Main meal server for 31 years. In school hall Mrs. Main was presented with a portable radio from children and staff.

23.5.78 Year 2 students commence teaching practice with Pr 2 and Pr 5/6.

24.5.78 Preliminary rounds of 5/a/side football and tenniquoit played off at Maddiston sports field.

26.5.78 Visit by Mr. Collie, Director of Education and Mr. Kelly, Chairman of Education Committee. Each class was visited Pr 1 children of new intake visited their classrooms in the afternoon.

28.5.78 Infant Choir sang at Cradle Roll Service in Cairneymount..

31.5.78 50 Pr 1 children accompanied by 8 adults visited Edinburgh Zoo.

2.6.78 Service conducted by Rev. R. Goodman.

14.6.78 Primary 2 picnic in the afternoon.

15.6.78 Mrs. Hotchkiss absent to attend wedding.

20.6.78 42 Pr 7 children accompanied by Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Laurie, Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Monfries visited Edinburgh Castle and Royal Commonwealth Pool.

30.6.78 Mrs. Frances Laurie appointed Assistant Headteacher at Wallacestone Pr. School.

Summer Service conducted by headteacher. Collection of £15 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Assoc. School closed 1pm for summer holiday.

16.8.78 Staff only return to school

Mrs. Joyce Ferrie replaces Mrs. Frances Laurie, Classes arranged as follows:-Pr 7S, Pr 7F, Pr 6, Pr 5/6, Pr 5, Pr 4, Pr 3/4, Pr 3, Pr 2, Pr 1/2a,

Pr 1/2b.

Mrs. Kennedy teaches Music Mon & Thurs.

Mrs. Monfries teaches sewing Tues & Wed.

Mrs. Desmond teaches Art Wed. fortnightly

Mrs. McLellan teaches Remedial Mon, Tues, Thurs. A.M.

Mrs. Hotchkiss shares work of 3/4 & 5.6.

Mrs. Hutton shares work of 3/4 and 1/2a & b.

Two mobile classrooms used by Pr 5 & Pr 5/6.

In main building R.8 used by Mrs. Hotchkiss and R.9 by Mrs. Monfries. Music and Art are taught in R.1. Roll 331.

17.8.78 School reopened.

28.8.78 Interview held for cleaner of Mobile Classrooms.

31.8.78 Visit by Education Committee to examine condition of school with view to rebuilding.

4.9.78 School milk available to all children Pr. 1 to Pr 7.

11.9.78 September holiday.

12.9.78 Mrs. Annabelle Robertson commenced as 12 hr cleaner for mobile classrooms.

15.9.78 School closed 3pm. Staff presentation to Mrs. Frances Laurie.

21.9.78 Harvest Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

22.9.78 Heather Day Collection by Pr 7 girls raised £47.27.

26.9.78 Dr. Cormack – Rubella injections for Pr 7 girls.

28.10.78 Mrs. McLellan Remedial left today.

29.9.78 Visit of Yr 3 students to Pr 1/2b and Pr 5.

Clerwood Theatre company perform “ The Clown Show” to Pr 3 to Pr 7 in school hall.

2.10.78 Mrs. Young commenced as Remedial teacher Mon & Thurs. A.M.

10.10.78 Individual and family Group photographs taken by H. Tempest.

Headteacher attends 2 day Conference at Dunblane Hydro.

13.10.78 School closed 3pm for October holiday.

23.10.78 School reopened.

24.10.78 Mr. Morrison Art Lecturer from Callendar Park takes Pr 3 and Pr 4 each Thursday afternoon.

26.10.78 Service.

31.10.78 Halloween parties at all stages.

1.11.78 Falkirk East School Council hold evening meeting in school.

3.4.78 Staff meeting at 3.15 pm.

9.11.78 Fire Drill carried out – Arrangements satisfactory.

Parents Evening held 6.30 to 8.30pm.

27.11.78 Medical inspection of Pr 1 children commenced.

28.11.78 Visitation by Falkirk East Schools Council.

29.11.78 Exchange of Library books.

17.12.78 Primary 7 children + Recorder Groups participated in Christmas Service at Muiravonside Church.

19.12.78 Primary 1 7 2 Christmas Party.

20.12.78 Class parties Pr 3 to Pr 6.

21.12.78 School Christmas Service conducted by Rev. R. Goodman. Collection of £17 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

School closed 3pm.


1979

9.1.79 School reopened 3 days late due to snow and freezing conditions.

Mrs. Murdoch commenced as P.E. Teacher for one term – Tues & Wed mornings.

Mrs King commenced hearing tests with Pr 1.

16.1.79 School dentist commenced examination of pupils.

22.1.79 One day strike of manual workers involved the Janitor. Other ancillary staff on duty as normal. No school meals were served. School open as usual but closed at 3pm. Mr. Calto, Adviser in Music visited the school to see Miss Dickson who is observing music classes taken by Mrs. Kennedy.

9.2.79 Miss Fleming Pr 5 and Miss Aitken Pr1/2b commence Yr 3 Teaching Practice.

13.2.79 Verbal Reasoning Test taken by 54 pupils.

Pr 7 dismissed 3pm.

New desks and chairs for Pr 3 and 3/4 delivered.

22.2.79 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

1.3.79 School closed for Referendum on Devolution.

12.3.79 Mrs. Kennedy absent.

14.3.79 Mr. J. Watson , external examiner visited Yr 3 students.

21.3.79 Pr 5 visit to Culross cancelled due to deep snow.

22.3.79 1 day E.I.S. strike by all staff except Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Hotchkiss.

Mrs. Blair absent.

26.3.79 Mrs. Blair returned.

28.3.79 Open Afternoon attended by large number of parents. School closed at 3pm. End of Yr 3 Teaching Practice.

30.3.79 Easter Service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Collection of £17.00 donated to R.S.S.P.C.C. School closed for Easter Holiday at 12.15. Mrs. S. McNee secretary resigned to take up full time post. Mrs. Murdoch ended term of P.E.

17.4.79 School reopened. Main building forcibly entered and damage caused to doors. Mrs. Hutton seconded for Summer Term to take Nursery Teacher Class at Callendar Park. No replacement.

18.4.79 62 Pr 5 pupils accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss: Mrs. Monfries Mrs. McNeill and Mrs. Stevenson visited Culross. 9.30 – 2.30.

24.4.79 Doctors’ visit A.M.

1.5.79 Film “Never Go with Strangers” shown to Pr 1.

3.5.79 School closed for General Election.

7.5.79 May Holiday.

8.5.79 “ “

10.5.79 Maths Lecture to Pr 7 by Mr. Lamb Graeme High.

15.5.79 Mr. Morrison, Graeme High, spoke to Pr 7.

Mrs. Jane Morrison commenced as Secretary.

25.5.79 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

30.5.79 Preliminary Sports for Maddiston Sports on Saturday.

31.5.79 Maths Superstars Quiz for Pr 7 conducted by Mr. Winton Graeme High.

6.6.79 Staff Meeting 3pm.

7.6.79 School closed for European Elections.

8.6.79 6 & Pr 7 pupils attend Kelvingrove Art Competition.

19.6.79 51 Pr 7 pupils accompanied by Mr. Wilson, Mrs Spence, Mrs Ferrie, Mrs. Blair, Mrs. Monfries visited Edinburgh Castle and Royal Commonwealth Pool.

20.6.79 Infant Sports Afternoon.

22.6.79 Mr. R. Toop of Polmont gave illustrated talk of his visit to Far East to Pr 7 pupils.

25.6.79 Sports Afternoon Pr 3 – Pr 7 pupils.

27.6.79 Presentation to Miss Gow who is to be married during the summer.

28.6.79 Summer Service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Collection of £20 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

29.6.79 School closed for Summer Holiday at 12.15pm.

15.8.79 No staff changes. Classes arranged as follows:- Pr 7, Pr 6/7, Pr 6, Pr 5,

Pr 4/5, Pr 4, Pr 3/4, Pr 3, Pr 1/2a, Pr 1/2b. Roll 318.

Mrs. Kennedy Music Mon & Thurs.

Mrs. Monfries Sewing Tues & Wed.

Mrs. Desmond Art We. Fortnightly.

Mrs Murdoch P.E. Tues & Wed am for Term 1.

Mrs. Young Remedial Mon & Thurs. am.

Mrs. Hotchkiss shares work of Pr 4/5 & 6/7.

Mrs. Hutton shares work of Pr 3/4 & Pr 1/2a & b.

Mrs. Young absent for operation.

28.8.79 Pr 5 swimming lessons commenced at Boness Leisure Centre. Two return journeys made for two groups of 20 pupils.

7.9.79 School closed 3pm for September Holiday.

12.9.79 Teachers of Pr 6, 6/7, 7 attended In Service Course on Local Studies in Wallacestone School.

13.9.79 Harvest Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

14.9.79 Fire Drill carried out. Arrangements satisfactory.

21.9.79 Heather Day Collection by Pr 7 girls raised £50.00.

3.10.79 Dr. Cormack’s visit for Rubella injections Pr 7.

10.10.79 Mrs. Hotchkiss absent to participate in School Council visitation.

11.10.79 Service conducted by Rev. R. Goodman. Singing recorded for tape to be sent to Miss Rose Ampofo in Ghana.

12.10.79 School closed 3pm for October holiday.

22.10.79 School reopened.

31.10.79 Halloween Fancy Dress parade in school hall followed by informal class parties.

2.11.79 Mrs. Fleming entered hospital for operation.

13.11.79 Visit by Fire Officer to show slides to pr 6/7 on Fire prevention.

15.11.79 Service conducted by Re. Goodman.

22.11.79 Parents Evening held from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

26.11.79 Mrs. Fleming returned.

27.11.79 Mrs. Gallivan absent.

17.11.79 Mrs. Gallivan returned.

18.12.79 School closed 3pm. Pr 7 Christmas Party 6.30-9.30.

19.12.79 Class parties Pr 3 to Pr 6.

20.12.79 Infant Dept. Party 1.15 – 3.30pm. Christmas Service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Collection of £20.00 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.


1980

7.1.80 School reopened.

8.1.80 Clermont Theatre Company gave performance to Pr 2 to Pr 7.

17.1.80 Mobile Library called for exchange of books.

31.1.80 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

12.2.80 Moray House V.R.T. 93 taken by pr 7 pupils.

John Lockhart Yr 3 student commenced practice with Pr 5.

19.2.80 Headteacher commences course on Health and Safety at Work.

27.2.80 School Library Service visited school to repair books.

28.2.80 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

6.3.80 Mrs. King tested hearing of Pr1, 3, 5, 7.

19.3.80 Visit by Schools Council.

27.3.80 Easter Service conducted by Rev.Goodman. Collection of 15.00 donated to R.S.S.P.C.C.

28.3.80 School closed 12 noon for Easter Holiday.

14.4.80 School reopened. Dr. Cormack commenced Yr 1 medical inspection.

3 Yr 1 students from Callendar Park paid initial visit..

17.4.80 Chiropodist called.

24.4.80 E.I.S. strike. 6 classes did not attend school.

1.5.80 School closed for District Council Elections.

5&6.5.80 May holidays.

13.5.80 E.I.S. strike no classes attend school.

21.5.80 Film “Never Go With Strangers” shown to Pr 1 & Pr 2.

26.5.80 Mr. Morrison, Graeme High, spoke to Pr 7 pupils.

27.5.80 Preliminary sports for Maddiston Sports & Social Club sports.

28.5.80 50 pr 7 children accompanied by Mrs. Blair, Mrs. Spence, Mrs. Monfries, & Mr. Wilson visited Edinburgh Castle & Royal Commonwealth Pool.

3.6.80 30 Pr 5 children accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss, Mrs. McKerrall & student visited Culross.

9.6.80 Senior Recorder Group competed in Falkirk Festival.

10.6.80 6 individual pupils competed in Falkirk Festival.

12.6.80 E.I.S. Strike.

13.6.80 School Bank money paid out.

19.6.80 Intake visit by new Pr 1 children.

26.6.80 Summer Service conducted by Rev. Goodman. Collection of £18 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

27.6.80 School closed for Summer Holiday 12 noon.

18.8.80 School reopened. Classes arranged as follows:- Pr 1, Pr 1/2, Pr 2/3, Pr 3, Pr 4, Pr 4/5, Pr 5, Pr 6, Pr 6/7, Pr 7(I), Pr 7(II). Roll 301.

Mrs. Kennedy Music Mon & Thurs.

Mrs. Monfries Sewing Tues & Wed.

Mrs. Desmond Art. Wed. fortnightly.

Mrs. Young Remedial Mon & Thurs am.

26.8.80 Swimming lessons for Pr 5 pupils at Boness Leisure Centre begin.

5.9.80 School closed for September holiday weekend.

11.9.80 Harvest Service.

30.9.80 Individual and Family Group photographs taken by Roberts Photography.

9.10.80 Service taken by Mr. Wilson due to illness of Mr. Goodman.

10.10.80 School closed for October holiday at 3pm.

9.10.80 Colour T.V. purchased from school funds.

30.10.80 Fire Drill carried out. Arrangements satisfactory.

31.10.80 Halloween parties held in afternoon.

6.11.80 Parents Evening 6.30 to 8.30pm.

10.11.80 School closed 3pm. Staff presentation to Mrs Jennifer Gallivan who leaves today on Maternity leave of absence.

1.12.80 Mrs Fleming enters hospital Mrs Campbell temp replacement.

12.12.80 51 pr 7 children accompanied by Mr, Wilson, Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs. Ferrie attended “Cinderella” at McRobert Theatre Stirling.

19.12.80 Class Parties Pr 3 to Pr 7 in the afternoon.

21.12.80 Pr 7 children presented Festival of 9 lessons and Carols at the morning service in Muiravonside Church.

22.12.80 Christmas Service conducted by Rev. Richard Goodman. Collection of £18 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

Infant Dept. Christmas Party 1.15 to 3.30.

23.12.80 School closed 12 noon for Christmas Holiday.

1981

5.1.81 School reopened. Mrs. Fleming still absent Mrs. Campbell resumed as temporary replacement.

8.1.81 Mrs. Young left on Maternity leave of absence.

3.2.81 Mrs. Fleming returned. Mrs Campbell left.

5.2.81 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

10.2.81 V.R.T. for 51 Pr 7 pupils. All were present.

12.2.81 Swimming Certificates distributed to Pr 5 pupils who successfully completed recent course at Boness.

5.3.81 School recorder group accompanied by Mrs. McKeral, Mrs. McNeil & Mrs. Kennedy participated in Recorder Festival at Laurieston School.

9.3.81 Service conducted by Rev. Goodman.

11.3.81 Pr 7 given film and talk by Miss Hughes from Dr Barnardo’s. Pr 7 collected £63 for this cause.

17.3.81 Hearing tests by Mrs. King.

23.3.81 Rooms 5, 2, 3 repainted this week. Classes moved to spare room in rotation.

1.4.81 A large number of parents & friends attended the annual Open Afternoon. This is the 70th anniversary of the school. Miss Kerr who taught in this school from 1924 to 1934 was a guest. A collection of £35 for School Funds was taken.

5.4.81 The choir and recorder groups participated in the evening service at Brightons Parish Church.

6.4.81 The Easter Service was conducted by Rev. Goodman. The collection of £20 was donated to RSSPCC.

7.4.81 School closed 12 noon for Easter Holiday.

29.4.81 Pr 4 & Pr 4/5 accompanied by Mrs. Shanks, Mrs. McKerral, Mrs. Monfreis and Mr. Wilson visited Edinburgh Airport.

1.5.81 Maths Dept. Graeme High conducted Maths Quiz with Pr 7 pupils. School closed 3pm for May Holiday.

8.5.81 Maths talk to Pr 7 by Graeme High Maths Staff.

15.5.81 Mr. Morrison, Graeme High, spoke to Pr 7 pupils.

19.5.81 Headteachers meeting Stenhousemiur Primary.

21.5.81 Service Taken by Mr. Wilson due to illness of Rev. Richard Goodman.

29.5.81 School closed 3pm for staff meeting.

Fire Drill carried out. Arrangements satisfactory.

2.6.81 Pr 1 & Pr 2 accompanied by 4 staff and 5 adult helpers visited Edinburgh Zoo.

5.6.81 Eight Pr 7 pupils accompanied by Mrs. Desmond visited Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

8.6.81 Senior Recorder Group competed in Falkirk Festival.

10.6.81 Senor Choir gained 1st place for Scots Songs at Falkirk Festival.

New Pr1 intake visited Infant Dept. in the afternoon Pr 1 & Pr 2 dismissed at lunchtime.

12.6.81 Bank money distributed today.

Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Spence attend Maths Dept. meeting at Graeme High.

17.6.81 Girls netball team accompanied by Mrs. Blair visited Whitecross Primary.

19.6.81 47 Pr 7 pupils accompanied by Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Spence, Mrs. Stevenson & Mrs Ferrie visited Glasgow Museum of Transport and Queens Park.

22.6.81 Senior choir accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss, Mrs. Kennedy Mrs. McKerral competed in Saltire Soc. Competition in Edinburgh & gained a merit certificate.

25.6.81 Summer Service. Collection of £18 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

26.6.81 School closed 12 noon for summer holiday.

18.8.81 School reopened. Roll 268.Classes arranged as follows:- Pr 7, Pr 6/7, Pr 6, Pr 5/6, Pr 5, Pr 4, Pr 3, Pr 3, Pr 2, Pr 2, Pr 1, Pr 1.

Mrs. Kennedy Music Mon & Thurs.

Mrs. Monfries Sewing Tues & Wed.

Mrs. Desmond Art. Wed. fortnightly.

Mrs. Murdoch P.E.Mon, Tues, Thurs.AM fortnightly for terms 1 & 2.

25.8.81 Weekly swimming lessons begin for Pr 5 at Boness Pool.

25.8.81 Staff presentation to Mrs. Jane Stevenson who left on maternity leave of absence.

4.9.81 Two second year students from Callendar Park commence teaching practice.

School closed 3pm for September Holiday Weekend.

11.9.81 Police showed film Never Go With Strangers to Pr 1 & Pr 2.

15.9.81 Mrs. McKerral injured in road accident and likely to be off for some weeks.

17.9.81 Service for Harvest Time held in school hall.

18.9.81 Heather Day collection by pr 7 & Pr 6 girls raised £ 73.00.

21.9.81 Mrs. Fiona Richardson, temporary teacher takes Pr 6 in place of Mrs McKerral.

22.9.81 Mrs Hotchkiss visits Assessment Centre in Edinburgh with Falkirk East Schools Council.

23.9.81 Mrs Fleming absent.

28.9.81 Mrs. Fleming returned.

28.9.81 Infant Annexe exterior paintwork commenced.

5.10.81 New octagonal tables and chairs delivered for Dining Hall.

8.10.81 The school gathered in the hall for the presentation of china to Rev. Richard Goodman who is taking up a new charge on the Island of Mull. Mrs. Goodman received a bouquet of flowers.

9.10.81 School closed 3pm for October Holiday.

22.10.81 School Service.

26.10.81 Staff presentation to Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming who left today on maternity leave of absence.

27.10.81 Mrs. Kay Anderson takes Pr3 to replace Mrs. Fleming.

2.11.81 Mrs. Helen Young resumes as Remedial teacher Mon & Thurs am following maternity leave of absence.

16.11.81 Mrs. Hutton absent.

18.11.81 Mrs. Hutton returned.

19.11.81 School Service.

School Parents’ Evening 6.30 to 8.30pm.

20.11.81 Exchange of Library books.

27.11.81 Mrs. Richardson temporary replacement for Mrs. McKerral, left.

Mrs. Blair absent.

1.12.81 Mrs. Blair returned.

Mr. Roxburgh Depute Director of Education visited the school.

2.12.81 Mrs. McKerral returned to duty.

Staff tea for Mrs. Mari Deacon who leaves on maternity leave of absence.

3.12.81 Miss Barbara Gardner commences in place of Mrs Deacon.

11.12.81 School Bank money paid out.

14.12.81 Dr. Cormack commences Pr1 medicals.

20.12.81 Children from Pr 5,6,7, participated in Service at Muiravonside.

21.12.81 Christmas Service taken by headteacher. Collection of £21.00 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association. Infant Party in the afternoon.

22.12.81 42 Pr 7 children accompanied by Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Spence, Mrs. Shanks & Mrs. Monfries visited pantomime at MacRobert theatre Stirling.

Class parties held in the afternoon.

23.12.81 School closed 12 noon for Christmas holiday.


1982

6.1.82 School reopened.

15.1.82 School heating and lighting cut off by failure of S.S.E.B. generator. Children sent home at 9.30am.

27.1.82 Infant enrolment today and tomorrow.

28.1.82 Burns’ Supper held by Pr 6 and Pr 6/7 in GP room.

29.1.82 Mrs. Ferguson, School Library Service showed films to Infant Dept.

4.2.82 Service for whole school.

9.2.82 V.R.T. taken by Pr 7 pupils.

2.3.82 Visit from speaker from Dr. Barnardo’s who showed a film to Pr6 & Pr6/7. Pupils’ Easter Card Collection raised £94.33 for Dr. Barnardo’s.

4.3.82 Service for whole school.

10.3.82 Senior and Junior Recorder Groups accompanied by Mrs. McKerral & Mrs. McNeill participated in Recorder Festival at Laurieston School

10.3.82 Mrs. King checked sight & hearing of Pr 1, 3 & 5.

13.3.82 Scottish Country Dance Group accompanied by Mrs. Spence & Mr. Wilson attended Day of Dance at Larbert High School.

16.3.82 Staff meeting. School closed at 3pm.

17.3.82 Visit by School Council members.

24.3.82 The annual Open Afternoon was attended by a large number of parents and friends. A collection for school funds amounted to £28.

28.3.82 Choir and Recorder group took part in Evening Service Brightons Parish.

31.3.82 A badminton match was played against Westquarter School.

1.4.82 Easter Service taken by headteacher. Collection of £20 was donated to R.S.S.P.C.C.

2.4.82 School closed 12 noon fro Easter Holiday.

19.4.82 School reopened.

30.4.82 School closed for May holiday weekend.

3&4.4.82 May Holiday.

11.5.82 Mr. Morrison and Guidance staff from Graeme High speak to Pr 7 pupils.

12.5.82 Hazel Garvie Yr 2 student commenced T.P. with Pr 5. Parents meeting to consider feasibility of formation of a School Parents Association. Steering committee was formed.

6.5.82 Gala Day Queen and retinue selected by ballot in school hall.

25.5.82 43 Pr 5 children accompanied by Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Hotchkiss, Mrs. Spence & Mrs. Shanks visited Edinburgh Castle and Royal Commonwealth Pool.

3.6.82 31 Pr 5 children accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss, Mrs. Shanks & student visited Culross and Dunfermline.

4.6.82 T.P. for student Hazel Garvie ended.

7.6.82 Senior Recorder Group took part in Falkirk Festival.

8.6.82 Infant Dept. open afternoon for new Pr 1 Intake. Pr 1 & Pr 2 did not attend school in the afternoon.

9.6.82 School Choir participated in Falkirk Festival.

14.6.82 A Parents’ Association was formally constituted at a meeting in the school. Mrs. Miller was elected School Rep. on Falkirk East School Council

15.6.82 40 Pr 3 children accompanied by Mrs. Ferrie, Mrs. Mrs. Anderson & Mr. Wilson visited Beecraigs at Linlithgow.

17.6.82 Handwriting Certificates distributed at hymn practice.

18.6.82 School savings bank disbursed.

21.6.82 Headteachers Room badly vandalized during the weekend. Complete redecoration and refurnishing necessary.

Ceiling of Room 5 burs open by intruders on same weekend. Police informed in both cases.

28.6.82 Summer Service conducted by Rev. P. Wright. Collection of £17.00 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Assoc.

Concert for whole school in the afternoon.

30.6.82 School closed for Summer Holiday 12 noon. Mrs. Kay Anderson temporary replacement for Mrs. Fleming transferred to Strathdevon from 17.8.82

17.8.82 School reopened. Roll 250.Classes arranged as follows: - Pr 7S. Pr 7M. Pr 6B, Pr 6H, Pr 5, Pr 4, Pr 3/4, Pr 3, Pr 2, Pr 1M, Pr 1H.

Mrs. Kennedy Music Mon & Thurs.

Mrs. Monfries Sewing Tues Pm. Wed all day.

Mrs. Desmond Art. Wed. fortnightly.

Mrs. Murdoch P.E.Mon, Tues, Thurs.AM fortnightly for terms 1 & 2.

Mrs. Young Remedial. Mon & Thus am.

10.9.82 School closed at 3pm for Sept. Holiday weekend.

16.10.82 Service conducted by Rev. Wright.

29.9.82 Class photographs taken by Roberts Photography.

7.10.82 Staff presentation to Mrs. McKerral and Mrs. Deacon.

8.10.82 Mrs. Anne Kerr joined staff to replace Mrs. McKerral.

14.10.82 Service conducted by Rev. Wright

8.11.82 Work commenced on conversion of R.4 to inside toilets.

11.11.82 Parents Evening 6.30. - 8.30

15.11.82 Painters commenced redecoration of Rooms 5,7,8,9,1, Staffroom.

18.11.82 Service conducted by Rev. Wright

26.11.82 Mr. Buchanan 20 St. Catherine’s showed children a video film of the Gala Day.

1.12.82 Dr. Cormack commenced Yr 1 medicals.

Fire Brigade inspection of premises.

2.12.82 Mrs. Susan Ross commenced fortnightly visit as advisory teacher of recorder.

20.12.82 Christmas Service. Infant & Class parties in afternoon.

21.12.82 Pr 7 accompanied by Mr. Wilson: Mrs. Shanks: Mrs. Kerr: & Mrs. Monfries visited MacRobert Theatre Pantomime.

22.12.82 School closed 12 noon for Christmas Holidays.

1983

6.1.83 School reopened.

25.1.83 Swimming lessons commence for Pr 5 at Boness Pool.

27.1.83 Mrs. King examined the hearing of Pr -3-5-7.

3.2.83 Service for whole school.

8.2.83 VRT for Pr 7 pupils – all present.

10.2.83 Selection of Gala Day retinue in school hall.

14.2.83 New boys & girls toilets opened in former Room 4.

28.2.83 Visit by Mrs. Bagnall & McIlwraith to discuss with staff the SPMG Item Bank.

3.3.83 Service for whole school.

4.3.83 Senior & Junior Recorder Groups participated in Recorder Festival at Laurieston School.

9.3.83 Mr. Coleman, Dr. Barnardo’s spoke to Pr 7 classes.

9.3.83 Interviews for post of Janitor were held.

16.3.83 Visit by Schools Council.

23.3.83 Annual Parents’ Afternoon.

30.3.83 A presentation ceremony was held in the school hall to mark the retirement of Mr. Robert Jack after 13 years service as Janitor of this school. The pupils presented Mr. Jack with a bowling Bag and bowls equipment. The staff then had afternoon tea with Mr. Jack and he was presented with a wallet of notes.

31.3.83 Easter Service in the school hall. School closed 12 noon for Easter Holiday.

8.4.83 Mr. Jack officially retired today. His successor is Mr. James Strang 11 Moray Crescent.

18.4.83 School reopened. Notification that a Nursery Class is to be formed after the Summer Holiday.

2&3.5.83 May Holidays.

17.5.83 Rector of Graeme High spoke to Pr 7 pupils.

19.5.83 Service in School Hall.

1.6.83 Pr 1 intake visit to Infant Dept.

3.6.83 Six Pr7 children visit Kelvingrove Art Competition.

6.6.83 Senior Recorder Group participated in Festival.

7.6.83 Redecoration of Infant Annexe & Mobiles commenced.

Mr. Collie, Director of Education, paid annual Director’s visit to the school.

8.6.83 Mime Group placed first in Falkirk Festival & invited to open Festival Concert on Saturday.

Enrolment for Nursery Class.

9.6.83 School closed for Election.

14.6.83 pr 4 visit to Falkirk G.P.O.

16.6.83 Pr1 & Pr2 visit to Edinburgh Zoo.

17.6.83 Pr 7 visit to Royal Scottish Museum & Royal Commonwealth Pool accompanied by Mrs. Shanks Mrs. Blair & Mr. Wilson.

Bank money paid out.

22.6.83 Pr 5 accompanied by Mrs. Spence & Mrs. Hotchkiss visited Culross & Dunfermline.

30.6.83 Summer Service. Collection of £23 donated to Maddiston Old Folks Association.

1.7.83 School closed for Summer Holiday.

17.8.83 School reopened. Classes arranged as follows:- Pr 1, Pr 2, Pr 2, Pr 3, Pr 4, Pr 4/5, Pr 5, Pr 6, Pr 7, Pr 7. Roll 223.

Mrs. Monfries Sewing Tues PM & Wed all day.

Mrs. Desmond Art. Wed. fortnightly.

P.E; Mrs. Murdoch – summer term only.

Mrs. Kennedy Music Mon & Thurs.

A Nursery Class has been formed in Annexe. G.P. Room staffed by Mrs. Guthrie Nursery Teacher and Mrs. Dickson Nursery Nurse. The nursery caters for 20 children in the morning and 20 in the afternoon. Infant Annexe completely redecorated and rewired.

2.9.83 Staff presentation to Mrs. Grace McKenzie who has resigned as school cleaner after 7 years service.

9.9.83 School closes for September Holiday.

15.9.83 Service for whole school in the hall. Work has commenced on building of a Community Centre in the school playing field facing Parkhall Drive & Windsor Crescent.

16.9.83 Heather Day Collection on behalf of RSSPCC was carried out by Pr 7 pupils and realized £65.00.

23.9.83 Film “Never Go With Strangers” shown to Pr 1,2,3.

29.9.83 Interviews for post of cleaner. Mrs. Mary Pilley appointed. Mrs. Isabella Hughes appointed as Crossing Patrol.

4.10.83 Northern & Scottish Children’s Theatre presented Trixie & Diamond to Pr 1 to Pr 7.

1983/84

13.10.83 Service for whole school on Harvest Theme.

14.10.83 School closed 3pm for October Holiday.

27.10.83 Fire Drill carried out. Arrangements Satisfactory.

28.10.83 Halloween Fancy Dress Parade and parties were held.

3.11.83 Mrs. Kate Haston of R.S.S.P.C.C. spoke to the children about the work of the Society and organized a sponsored competition for Pr 3 to Pr 7.

8.11.83 Anna Gillespie of Pr7 won a Gold Medal in the Kanawaga World Art Competition. She was presented with her medal in the school hall by Dr. Michael Kelly, Chairman of the Education Committee. Dr. Kelly was accompanied by Mr.W.Ross Ass. Director of Education, Mr. C. Thompson Ass. Director of Education, Mr. W. Henderson Art Advisor, Mr. James Anderson Regional Councillor and Mrs. Olive Desmond, Art Teacher.

10.11.83 Annual Parents’ Evening was held from 6.30 to 8.30.

School Dentist and School Nurse examined all pupils.

20.12.83 Pr 7 pupils attended pantomime at MacRobert Theatre.

22.12.83 Christmas Service & Nativity Play for whole school.

22.12.83 Infant Dept. Party.

23.12.83 School closed for Christmas holiday.

1984

5.1.84 School reopened.

30.1.84 Mrs. Shanks & Mrs. Kerr commence 6 session course in Micro Computers from 4.30 to 6.00 in Falkirk Technical College.

2.2.84 Service for whole school.

3.2.84 Pr 5 swimming lessons commence at Boness Pool.

Mrs. Hutton Assistant Headteacher Early Education for 9 years left to become Headteacher of Falkirk Nursery School. As the roll has dropped her post will not be replaced.

10.2.84 Pr 7 children attend experimental Ice skating session at Grange Centre.

21&22.2.84 School Library service undertook review of all library material.

28.2.84 Mr. Strang janitor took ill.

29.2.84 Mr. T. Goodman commenced as temporary janitor.

1.3.84 Mrs. Hotchkiss had foot operation in Falkirk Royal Infirmary.

5.3.84 Mrs. Hotchkiss returned.

8.3.84 Miss Sarah Allan retired as cleaner after 13 years service. She is to be replaced by Mrs. C. Speirs.

15.3.84 Mr. Coleman Dr. Barnardo’s showed a film to Pr 6 & 7.

19.3.84 Recorder Group accompanied by Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Blair in Recorder Festival at Laurieston.

20.3.84 School Council paid annual visit to school.

21.3.84 Recorder Group accompanied by Mrs. Hotchkiss and Mrs. Kennedy entertained Brightons and Braes Join Disabled Club in Legion Hall Brightons.

School Doctor completed visit.

28.3.84 Annual Open Afternoon attended by a large number of parents.

29.3.84 Easter Service in school hall. Collection of £15.10 donated to R.S.S.P.C.C.

Donation of £85.00 sent to Dr. Barnardo’s as a result of a collection by Pr 6 & Pr 7.

30.3.84 Headteacher Mr. James Wilson leaves the school today after 12 ½ years to be Headteacher of Moray Middle School Grangemouth from April 16th.

Mrs. Agnes Hotchkiss will be Acting Headteacher and Miss Catherine McNeil will be Acting Assistant Headteacher until the vacancy is filled. At a gathering in the school hall Mr. Wilson was presented with the gift of an electric lawnmower by the pupils of the school.

16.4.84 School reopened. Mrs. Murdoch visiting teacher of P.E., will visit the school this term.

20.&.23.4.84 School closed for Easter Weekend.

7.&.8.5.84 School closed for May weekend.

14.5.84 Mr. McHardy, (rector) Mr. McKenzie & Mr. Steele of Graeme High visited school today to discuss next years class 1.

15.5.84 Mr. Duncan, Modern Language Dept. Graeme High talked to P7 pupils today.

18.5.84 Five pupils from P7 took part in the art competition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. They were accompanied by Mrs. Desmond.

22.5.84 Half of P7 pupils visited Muiravonside Country Park where they studied trees under the direction of Miss A. Finlayson – Senior Ranger. They were accompanied by Mrs. Shanks, Mrs. Blair & Mrs. Hotchkiss.

28.5.84 The Junior Recorder Group took part in a Recorder Festival in Westquarter School. They were accompanied by Mrs. McNeill and Mrs. Kennedy.

31.5.84 P3 and P4 outing went to Edinburgh Airport and Blackness accompanied by Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Ferrie and their daughters.

Mrs. McNeill visited St. Andrews College of Education prior to starting the Infant Endorsement Course.

3.6.84 The country dance team went to the Country Fair in Muiravonside Country park but were unable to dance because of the inclement weather. Mrs. Spence and Mrs. Hotchkiss supervised the girls.

7.6.84 Four pupils of P7 participated in a relay race for feeder schools at Graeme High School. They were accompanied by Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Murdoch.

9.6.84 The Parents Association held a sale in the school where they raised approx. £280. Staff assisting were :- Mrs. Hotchkiss, Mrs. McNeill, Mrs. Fleming, Miss Gardner, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Shanks.. Mrs. Robertson - school help – also assisted.

12.6.84 Dr. Cormack carried out routine examinations and inoculations.

The Senior Recorder Group competed in Falkirk Music Festival gaining fourth place. They were accompanied by Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. McJKerrall.

Several pupils competed in solo recorder playing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place.

13.6.84 Further pupils competed in solo recorder playing. A 2nd place certificate was gained.

P7 outing took place to East Fortune Museum of Flight where they were instructed by Mrs. Thomson. They proceeded to North Berwick for a picnic then swam in the open-air pool. Mrs. Shanks, Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Hotchkiss accompanied the pupils.