Headteacher's Welcome 

Ms Gillan

Welcome to the Cairns Primary School website. It is my privilege to be the Head Teacher of Cairns Primary School, nursery class and ASN department. At Cairns Primary, we aim to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which each child can enjoy learning and develop their strengths and talents. Our school is a vibrant community where we foster an ethos of respect, equality and trust to allow our pupils to learn and develop in the best possible atmosphere. We believe it is important for our pupils, parents and staff to feel safe, supported and valued here at Cairns to allow them to develop their skills and achieve their own personal goals.

We have a dedicated and hardworking staff who provide a varied, interesting, valid and balanced curriculum for our pupils. The impact of Covid 19, has made school life here at Cairns very different from the norm. Many of our activities and celebrations of learning have not been able to take place, however we hope we will be able to resume a full and varied programme soon. In usual times, all staff participate in our very full lunch time and after school programme of activities which enhances the school’s provision and provides our pupils with the opportunity to participate in a variety of new experiences which help to promote and develop skills for life, learning and work as well as encourage independent learning and enjoyment.

We are fully committed to our Open Door policy and welcome parents and carers to our school to discuss their child’s learning. The staff and Senior Leadership team are always happy to meet with and work with parents, as we believe partnership working is the key to improvement and a successful, caring school. At the moment, we ask that parents continue to follow the latest Scottish Government and SLC guidelines and contact the school via email or telephone to discuss the best way forward to support your child.

Our website seeks to provide you with an overview of our school and an insight into the many different aspects of life here at Cairns. If you would like to visit, please contact our office staff who will be delighted to arrange a tour or meeting for you, providing guidelines allow.


Helen Gillan

Head Teacher

Our Aims

Our Aims

At Cairns Primary School we strive to create a safe and nuturing learning environment

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