To further enhance our communcation with parents and carers, we will be uploading all letters to the school website for you to view. You can access these by clicking here.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have launched a new Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood website aimed at parents and carers. To view this please click on the link below:
As the children in our school have access to Glow , it is now possible to download for free the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones. Making these apps available helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these tools offer. The Office apps which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote provide a learning platform that extends beyond school and into the world of work.
To download the Office 2016 apps, log in to Glow and either click on the ‘Download Office Now’ tile or go to the ‘Office 365 Home’ tile and once in Office 365, click on “Install Office 2016” at the top right of the page. Find out more here. If you are unable to access your child’s Glow account at home, or have any questions on how to download this software, please contact the school and arrange to speak with Mr Robson.
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.
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.
Primary 5 will begin their block of swimming on Thursday 21st January. The children will be collected from the school at 9am and taken up to the swimming pool by bus. Please ensure all pupils are in school for the start of the school day at 8.55am. Children arriving after 9.00am will not be able to attend as the bus driver will not have time to wait for them.
Please see below for details of upcoming curriculum and class events. These events are in the diary given out at the beginning of this school year. If you wish to attend any of these events then please contact the school office to confirm.
January 20th 14:00 – Primary 2 Expressive Arts workshop
January 28th 14:30 – Primary 6 and 7 Burns Supper
February 17th14:00 – Primary 3 Kodesh workshop
February 24th 14:00 – Primary 6 Ivrit workshop
Today the pupils at Calderwood Lodge celebrated the hard work by all of the support staff in the school. The pupil council set up a presentation for the staff with banners, a star balloon, a star filled table, and lots of different drinks, cakes and sweets. The staff were presented with a certificate signed by all members of the pupil council, letting them know we all think ‘they are a star in our school’. Members of the pupil council each said something about the hard work carried out by the pupil support assistants, kitchen staff, janitorial staff and office staff.
East Renfrewshire Council are currently reviewing admin/clerical processes across the department, and also looking to improve upon the current online payment systems. They would like to hear your views on your preferred type of communications for general admin. purposes, and also your thoughts on the online payment solution. Please click on the link below to share your views by filling in the short survey.
There will be a Parent Council meeting this evening at Mearns Castle High School. The meeting will begin at 7.00pm, and all wishing to attend are welcome. Please click here for a copy of the agenda.
Our Primary 6 class are taking part in a Kosher Rap competition, where they have been tasked with recording their own rap video, based around something that they have been learning in school. This is a national competition, so we will be competing against other schools throughout the UK. If we are successful in winning this competition we will win the chance to record our song and film with a professional recording company. This is a great chance for our Primary 6 class, and also a great chance to raise the profile of our school and our Kodesh curriculum. Please take the time to visit www.kosherrap.uk to vote for our entry. If you click to watch the videos then you will see at the beginning of the video which one is the Calderwood Lodge entry. Please encourage as many of your friends and family as possible to do this, as some of the other schools that we are competing against have a much bigger role than ours, with more children and families to rely on for votes.