East Renfrewshire are currently looking for anyone interested in becoming a foster carer. For further information please visit eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/foster or call 0141 577 3367.
Pupils and staff at Calderwood Lodge were recently paid a visit by a very special person. As part of the transition to our new school, pupils will be given the chance throughout the year to visit the site and see how the building work is coming along. Ivor Goodsite attended an assembly to talk to pupils about staying safe on construction sites in preparation for some of these visits.
As part of East Renfrewshire Diversity Day, our Primary 6 class were among 600 Pupils to attend an event held at Barrhead Foundry. The day gave the children the chance to see an exhibition of different religions, participate in a diversity themed art competition and develop their team-building skills through a number of sporting and dance activities. Four of our Primary 7 pupils (pictured above) supported former Calderwood Lodge teacher Margalit Borowski in educating pupils about Judaism.
To support pupils across the school in their Kodesh understanding and development, Mrs Rosenberg has started a Kodesh blog, similar to those used for the class blogs. She will upload the weekly parasha to this, and ask useful questions and add points for discussion to support conversations around this area at home. You can visit the blog by clicking here.
Mrs Carlton and two of our Primary 5 pupils met Mrs McBride, head teacher of St Cadoc’s Primary School along with two pupils from the school in a turf cutting ceremony at the site of the Joint Faith Schools Campus in Newton Mearns. They were joined by the Leader of East Renfrewshire Council, Jim Fletcher, along with the authority’s education convener Elaine Green.
Please click here to view the new rota for forest school in the nursery.
In term 3 children in P6 will take part in Bikeability sessions. The Bikeability programme is designed to give young people the skills and confidence to cycle, especially on roads. The programme also aims to sustain participation in cycling activity in Scotland.
This year Bikeability will take place on the following dates. Please ensure your child has their bike in school for each session.
|Tuesday 3rd May 2016||Bike Check and Bikeability session 1|
|Tuesday 10th May 2016||Bikeability session 2|
|Tuesday 17th May 2016||Bikeability session 3|
|Tuesday 24th May 2016||Bikeability session 4|
|Wednesday 1st June 2016||Bikeability session 5|
|Tuesday 7th June 2016||Bikeability session 6|
|Tuesday 14th June 2016||Assessment Date|
We are unable to store bikes in between sessions on the school premises. In previous years bikes have been stored in between sessions in our nursery hall, however this space is now a shared space used by Primary 1 and nursery children. Please speak to a member of office staff should you have any queries about this.
If any parent wishes to volunteer to support a Bikeability session please contact Miss Dunn.
A group of pupils, parents and staff participated in the Muddy Mile run on Sunday 20th March. This event was inspired by our running club and Mr Neillie, the parent who runs this afterschool activity. The Muddy Mile was great fun. We had a few lost shoes in the mud pits but the sun was shining and everyone was smiling at the finish line. We hope to make this an annual event, so we will send out more information early next year to allow more parents and pupils to join us.
Well done to all of our Pupils in Primary 3 for their recent performance at Messibat Siddur. Pupils and staff worked extremely hard in the lead up to this, culminating in a wonderful celebration for all who attended. The children are now enjoying using their new Siddurim for daily prayers and Kabbalat Shabbat.
The Care Service Inspection Report for our Nursery Class is now available to view here.
The school holidays for 2016-2017 are now available to view and download here.
The local authority launched a consultation on the future of early learning and childcare on Monday 11th January 2016. This consultation can be viewed by clicking here.
East Renfrewshire Council has set up one week when you should register your son or daughter at your local primary school. You must register your child at your catchment school, even if you intend to make a placing request to Calderwood Lodge. If your son or daughter is aged five between 1st March 2016 and the end of February 2017 you should go along to your catchment primary school between 1.45pm and 3.30pm any day during the week of Monday 11th January to Friday 15th January 2016. You must take your son or daughter’s birth certificate, your child benefit statement or a bank statement showing your benefit award, a copy of your current council tax notice and mortgage statement or rental agreement.
Parents who would like a place at Calderwood Lodge should then complete a placing request form. These are available online on the East Renfrewshire website or from the council offices in Eastwood Park and Barrhead Main Street. All placing request forms should be sent directly to East Renfrewshire Council. The school does not process the placing requests.