Welcome back to all of our children, parents/carers and staff!
We look forward to a very busy first term.
If you have any worries or concerns, questions or queries, please do not hesitate to call the school office on 0141 570 7020 or alternatively you can email in to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to wish all of our staff and children a lovely, relaxing summer break. These last few months have been unprecedented times and a challenging time for many families. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Braidbar Primary School and Nursery in August.
We have a dedicated Covid-19 section on our website. This will be updated with relevant information for parents/carers over the summer break.
New nursery parents should go to our Nursery tab where you can access our handbook which will give you lot’s of information for your child starting with us. Your start packs have been posted out to you and you should receive these by Friday 3rd July.
An update on school and nursery provision will be posted following the Scottish Government announcement due on Thursday 30th July.
At this time of year many parents and carers will feel additional financial strain. East Renfrewshire Council’s Money Advice and Rights Team can provide support with budgeting, debt and other financial issues. If you need support or advise, please contact a member of the team on 0141 577 8420 or email: email@example.com
Please click on the link below for information on how to book FREE Taster Swimming Lessons being offered to children aged 4 to 12 years.
Taster Swimming Lessons
Please click on the link below to access the presentation from our information evening on Tuesday 28th August 2019.
Letters will be issued regarding the trip this week.
Lockerbie Parental Information Meeting Aug 19
Early Learning and Childcare Open Day
Saturday 7 September 2019
Find out more about your nursery and childminding options
From August 2020, the Scottish Government is increasing the number of funded hours your child can get in Early Learning and Childcare from 600 hours to 1,140 hours a year, giving you more choice on when and where you use it. The increase in funded hours will be available to all three and four year olds and some two year olds.
So join us to find out more about what this means for you – and also enjoy fun activities and refreshments.
Staff from East Renfrewshire Council and all our funded providers, including nurseries and childminders, will be on hand to give you lots of information about which setting could best suit the needs of you, your child and your family.
Where: Carlibar Primary School, Barrhead Road
When: 10am – 1pm
We hope everyone had a great summer break and we look forward to welcoming our new and returning children to Braidbar Primary School and Nursery Class on Monday 19th August 2019.
The school office will be open on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August. If you have any questions before school/nursery start back, please call us on 0141 570 7020 and a member of the office team will be happy to assist you.
Please click on the link below to access information and how to book the Holiday Activity programme through ERC Culture and Leisure Trust:-
Following some minor changes, please click on the link below to access the most up-to-date holiday dates for school session 2019-20:-
Please click on the link below to find information on Holiday Camps running throughout the summer holidays:-
Letter for parents- Holiday camp PR and clubs- Braidbar 2019
Parental Involvement and Engagement Census
East Renfrewshire Council and its educational establishments undertake regular periodic surveys of parents and carers. Such surveys support school and local authority improvement planning and provide an opportunity for parents to share their thoughts on current and future involvement and engagement with schools.
Similar practice is undertaken by all local authorities in Scotland and educational establishments under their control. In order to rationalise this approach to surveying parents/carers and in order to allow comparable consistent data to be collected nationally, which will assist in evaluating the impact of interventions and programmes and support future policy development, every parent/carer of a school pupil in Scotland is being invited to take part in the national Parental Involvement and Engagement Census pilot.
Only one parent/carer per child will receive an email which will include a link to the survey and it is only necessary to complete the survey once per family, per school. The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete and will remain open until 27 June 2019.
The data gathered will be used for statistical and research purposes and will provide East Renfrewshire Council and its schools with information to help:
- plan, monitor and deliver better policies for the benefit of all,
- identify and share best practice,
- better understand some of the factors which influence parental involvement and engagement with our schools,
- further enhance positive relationships with parents to secure positive outcomes for our children.
The information collected will also be securely shared with the Scottish Government to assist in evaluating the impact of national interventions and programmes and to support future policy development at a national level.
Further information on the collection and how the Education Department and Scottish Government will process the data collected is provided in the Council’s privacy statement and Scottish Government website:
Should you have any further questions, please contact the Education Department:
0141 577 3229
Thank you for taking part in this survey collection.
The school will close for the Spring break at 2.30pm on Friday 29th March. Nursery will close at 4pm on this day and there will be no Nursery wraparound between 4pm and 6pm. School and Nursery re-opens on Monday 15th April.
Have a lovely holiday!
Due to the success of the last two blocks of skiing, there will be another block for P4-P7 due to start in April 2019. The block will run for 5 weeks. If you are interested please see the letter below for further information. Please contact the Ski Centre directly to book a place.
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, Sport For All (Mar – Jun 19) programme is now available for booking. To view all of our activities, please click on the following link; Sport for All Mar – Jun 19
Already registered for our activities – you can book and pay here.
Alternatively, you can book over the phone by calling 0141 577 3008 Mon – Fri 8:45am – 4:45pm.
If you have any enquiries please contact us at SportsAdmin@ercultureandleisure.org
Please click on the link below to access information on the East Renfrewshire Council Parental Engagement and Involvement Strategy:
The link below will take you straight to the document:
Braidbar Primary School are proud to announce we have been awarded the sportscotland Gold School Sport Award . We are now one of only 284 schools across Scotland to have received this prestigious award!
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of our school’s achievements in putting sport at the heart of our school’s planning, practice and ethos. The Gold Award also highlights that our school has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
Well done to everyone involved, especially our Active School Coordinators and special mention to our very own Mr Stuart Gordon who delivers all of our PE sessions in school, and assists with and helps organise our After School Clubs.
We will have out award presented to us by sportscotland shortly. Look out for the date for this being announced…….
P4 After school Tennis Club at Giffnock Tennis Club
After the success of the Davis Cup at the weekend, Primary 4 pupils are being offered the chance to attend a P4 Tennis Club organised in partnership with our Active schools Co-ordinators and Giffnock Tennis Club.
The club will run at Giffnock Tennis Club on a Monday evening from 3.45pm-4.30pm. See below for more details:-
Venue: Giffnock Tennis Club, 4 Percy Drive, Giffnock, G46 6PA
Dates: 1st Oct, 8th Oct, 22nd, 29th Oct, 5th Nov (5 weeks – Not on 15th Oct due to Oct Holiday)
Time: 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Cost: £10 (to be paid to the club on week 1, tennis rackets can be provided if required)
Places are limited so if your child would like to attend, please email Schools@giffnock-ltc.co.uk by no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 25th September to register your child’s interest. Please include the following information when emailing:
Name of child
Child’s Date of Birth
Reference – Woodfarm Cluster P4 Monday
A confirmation email will then be sent from Giffnock Tennis Club with a copy of the tennis club’s safeguarding children form, which must be completed and returned prior to the start of the first session.
Fantastic trial Offer for all pupils
Schools have recently received some Judo taster sessions from Pro Judo Head Coach, Brian Long. The idea of taster sessions within schools is to give children an opportunity to experience a new sports/activity that they may have not participated in locally. The children really enjoyed the judo session and were enthusiastic about the prospect of joining a judo club in East Renfrewshire. Pro Judo has been established since 2006, with 19 clubs across the West of Scotland it is the largest judo provider in Schools. All coaches are fully qualified and the organisation has a pathway in place to progress children from grass roots to performance athletes.
After the recent taster sessions in schools and enjoyment of the children, Pro Judo are looking to offer pupils the chance to take part in a 4 week trial offer of Judo at one of their classes.
There are a number of clubs running across East Renfrewshire. The closest classes to your school are below.
Venue: The Maccabi Youth and Sports Centre, Giffnock
Cost: £4 for the trial block for 4 weeks.
You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Book via link: https://projudo.class4kids.co.uk/term/20/East+Renfrewshire+After+School
If your child is interested in attending please book on by clicking on the appropriate link above or email: email@example.com to get the link. Please book the trial offer. This is only £1 per week for the 4 week trial.
Please click on the link to access information regarding Glow, the services it provides and the security and privacy aspects of it including:
- Glow Community Rules
- Yammer Acceptable Use Policy
- Data Privacy Impact Assessment
- Customer Risk Report
Congratulations to our P6 pupil Libby who won a bronze medal for swimming the 200m breaststroke at ON-X in Linwood on Sunday 17th June.
Well done Libby!