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We have had an amazing week at Busby – please take a look at our twitter feed for pictures of all the fun!
Miss Lawson helped our P7 and early years pupils to make this information video about sugar and its impact on our health.
Our first ‘Fit Friday’ of the session was a great success, enjoyed by staff and pupils alike. It was fantastic to see the pupils having fun in the sun!
Thank you to all parents who have volunteered to help with future dates. If you can help out and have not yet offered, please fill in this form.
You can access last week’s Thursday Bundle here.
You can still sign up to our Family Play event on Wednesday 25th September. Please complete the online form.
Parent/Teacher meeting appointment times will be issued on Thursday 26th September. Every effort has been made to ensure parents were allocated their preferred time slot.
Thank you to all parents who attended the Meet the Staff event on Wednesday 4th September. We would really appreciate it if you would take a minute to complete the feedback form linked below.
- Busby Primary School is a nut free building and nuts should not be brought into the building at any time.
- If your child is going to be absent from school, please make sure you inform the school office before 9.30am.
- If you have not yet returned your child’s annual data check form or flu pack, please do so as soon as possible.
Please click on the link below to open the August Newsletter.
The Parental Calendar has now been uploaded to the website and will be updated as required throughout the year. You can access the calendar by clicking the ‘Save the Date’ icon on the right hand menu.
More fruit and vegetables, less processed red meat and sugar on the menu.
The Scottish Government and all local authorities are jointly committed to providing the healthiest food to children and young people. This commitment is underpinned by a duty to provide school meals that meet strict nutritional requirements, including encouraging the use of fresh, local and sustainable produce
School food regulations will be amended to ensure:
- a minimum of two full portions of vegetables and a full portion of fruit are offered as part of a school lunch, with full portions of fruit and or vegetables also available in, for example, tuck shops
- a minimum weekly amount in the school menu of red and processed red meat provision – such as bacon, ham and pepperoni
For Primary schools – Ensure no more than 175g of red and red processed meat can be provided over the course of the school week, of which no more than 100g should be red processed meat. All of the 175g amount can be used for unprocessed freshly prepared red meat.
This is a new standard and is based on the Scottish Dietary Goal for red and processed meat which is supported by scientific evidence based dietary recommendations to limit intakes of these foods to 70g per day with the purpose of protecting the health of children and young people. Therefore if a child is to have processed meat in their diet this can be managed at home by parents/carers.
Dietary advice highlights red meat as a major source of iron and zinc which can contribute to meeting the recommended nutrient intakes for primary school lunches removal of fruit juice and smoothies from primary and secondary schools to help reduce sugar intake.
The measures follow extensive consultation and advice from a working group comprising health, nutrition and education experts.
- Currently all East Renfrewshire school meals are nutritionally analysed and comply with the existing regulations laid down by the Scottish Government.
- All medically prescribed diets will be accommodated on receipt of an Acute Services Division referral form from a hospital dietician or a Doctor’s letter detailing dietary requirements.
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
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.