Calderwood Lodge Primary School and Nursery will be closed again tomorrow (Friday 2nd March) due to adverse weather conditions. We will update you as soon as possible about Monday 5th March.
Calderwood Lodge Primary School and Nursery will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 28th February) due to adverse weather conditions. We will update you as soon as possible about Thursday 1st March.
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.
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.
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
Staff and pupils at Calderwood Lodge were delighted to welcome Ken Macintosh MSP to Kabbalat Shabbat last week. Every year Mr Macintosh invites our pupils to enter a Chanukah card competition. The winning cards each year are printed and given out by Mr Macintosh as his official Chanukah cards. Well done to our three prize winners Milla Marco (3rd place winner), Daniel Dotan (2nd place winner) and Gabby Rose (1st place winner). Each of our winners was given a special prize along with some printed versions of their winning entries. Mr Macintosh also left certificates for all pupils involved in this competition. Well done to all pupils involved.
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.
At the Book Fair last week we were able to raise a total of £850. As a result Scholastic have given the school £500 worth of vouchers to spend on books. We will use these to add to the non-fiction section of our school library. A big thank you must go to Primary 7 for giving their free time to run the Book Fair.