Welcome to Canberra Primary School’s website. We hope that it gives you a flavour of daily life at Canberra.
At Canberra Primary School our pupils are at the heart of everything that we do and we constantly strive to ensure that they are provided with a happy and safe learning environment where they receive the encouragement, challenge and support they require to achieve.
Canberra Primary School is an inclusive school where children are treated as individuals and nurtured to develop their skills and abilities. We have high expectations of all of our children and recognise that they need opportunities to be both successful and challenged if they are to become independent, self-motivated and resilient. We believe that the wide range of fun and creative learning opportunities provided combined with our caring ethos creates the conditions necessary for our children to achieve.
The partnership between home and school is central to our success and we aim to ensure that all parents and carers have the information they need to support their child. We hope that the information, photographs and news articles available on our website helps to achieve this aim.
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Termly dates (added 15.1.24) Please follow the link here to access diary dates for January-March 2024
Parent/Carer & Child Consultations (added 27.2.24) Our Parent/Carer & Child consultations take place on Thursday 7th March. Nursery appointments have been sent via Learning Journals. P1-7 appointments are now live on ParentsPortal. Please contact the school office if you are still not signed up to ParentsPortal and they can help you with the process. We look forward to sharing your child's successes, attainment and next steps at your meeting. We encourage our children to be part of the discussion, so please bring them along with you!
BookFair (added 27.2.24) The Travelling BookFair will be in school for our Parent/Carer & Child consultations. Children will be able to browse the bookfair the day before and books can be purchased on 7th & 8th March.
Class Showcase (added 27.2.24) Primaries 1-4 have their class showcase events in March. The dates and themes for each showcase are noted below. These are drop in sessions for P1,P3 & P4 between 1.15-2.45pm. P2 families have been allocated a time slot due to the size of the class. Children are looking forward to showcasing their learning for their families!
11th March: Primary 4 - 'Influential Scots'
21st March: Primary 1 - 'Me and my family'
21st March: Primary 2 - 'Under the Sea'
21st March: Primary 3 - 'Me and my community'
Our school and nursery newsletters are sent out in a Sway each month. They have been changed to a PDF format for the website and this means that some features and the layout might not work as effectively as in the originals.
The Parent Council meets monthly on a Monday between 6.30-8.00pm. All parents/carers of children from Nursery - Primary 7 are part of the Parent Forum and are welcome to join the Parent Council, which supports the school with decision making, fundraising and putting on events. Please contact the school office to find out more.