The Week Ahead – 18th May 2015


This week is Walk to School Week. Please encourage your child to travel to school actively despite the unpredictable weather we are experiencing at the moment!

Front Gate Arrangements

As you may already be aware, Morgan Sindall are carrying out essential work at the Lunch Hall side of the playground therefore we have no access to this section for the foreseeable future. Children entering the school via the Front Gate are being directed to walk down the path beside the school Car Park and enter the playground via the Bike Shed gate. Owing to the high volume of parents using the school Car Park in the morning, we have no alternative but to close the Car Park entrance gates to ensure the safety of our pupils. For this reason, the gates will be closed to public traffic from 8.30am (out of school care minibuses and the West Craigs’ bus being the exceptions). You may decide that the MUGA Gate is a better option for you during this period. Thank you for your understanding.

Health Week

We had another successful Health Week  and were delighted to hear the positive feedback from our pupil evaluations! A huge thank you to our parental volunteers from Scottish Water and Block 9 Fitness who came in to work with the children. A big thank you also to Fire Service Scotland and Rockstar Cheer Dance who also volunteered their time during the week. Thank you to everyone who has handed in their forms and sponsor money from Monday’s Space Hop (can we ask anyone still to hand theirs in to do so by tomorrow!). Photographs from Health Week will be added to the website soon (we are also in this week’s edition of the Hamilton Advertiser!).

This week at Udston…


UGT Auditions taking place in classes today (please bring your music!)

Health & Wellbeing Committee Cooking Club (3.00-4.00)

Homework Club is now finished for this session.


UGT Auditions taking place in classes today (please bring your music!)

Healthy tuck-shop on today (please click here to see what’s on offer!)

Primary 5-7 Girls’ Football Club (3.00-4.00)

Primary 5-7 Badminton Club (3.00-4.00)


Second round of UGT Auditions taking place on the stage today (please bring your music!)

Primary 4-7 School Show Club (3.00-4.30)

Primary 4 Fun Fitness Club (3.00-4.00)


Sports Day at the Jock Stein Centre from 9.15 (weather permitting – will keep you updated!)

Primary 7’s educational visit to Hamilton Town House (12.30)

Primary 6/7 Netball Club (3.00-4.00)

Primary 5-7 Boys’ Football Club (3.00-4.00)


School closed for May Holiday and re-opens on Tuesday 26th May.

Extra-Curricular Activities


We have lots of clubs for our pupils to enjoy this term at lunch times and after school. Please see below for an update:


P5-7 Girls’ and Boys’ Football both start back the week beginning Monday 2nd February. Girls’ Football will still be on a Tuesday and Boys’ Football on a Thursday from 3.00-4.00pm.

Homework Club

The P6 Homework Club will resume next Monday (12th January) from 3.00-4.00pm in the ICT Suite.

School Show Club

The P4-7 School Show Club will resume next Wednesday (14th January) from 3.00-4.30pm.

Knitting Club

The Primary 7 knitting Club will resume on Thursday 15th January from 3.00-4.00pm.

We are in the process of organising a Run, Jump & Throw Club for Primary 1 pupils and a Primary 6 Netball Club – more details will follow shortly.

Please check the extra-curricular clubs section of our website to see the full range of activities offered to pupils this term. If your child’s particular stage do not have the opportunity to attend a club this term, we will aim to offer them an activity next term!