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Kosher Rap Competition


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 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.


Sports Day

Sports dayWe are very quickly coming to the end of the summer term, with a few exciting events still remaining. On Monday 15th June Primary 1 to 7 will take part in our sports day.  This will take place at Muirend Pavilion and will begin at 1pm.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Nursery pupils will be doing their own sporting events within the nursery.

Health Week


Next week in Calderwood Lodge sees us turn our attention to all things healthy as we participate in our very own Health Week.  This has been organised by Miss Dunn, and includes exciting activities such as zumba, yoga, handball, rugby, karate, hip hop taster sessions, alongside smoothie making, oral health sessions and visits from parents to talk about sporting achievements.  We look forward to what should be an exciting week of activities.  Please could you ensure that your child has a change of clothing for each day that is suitable for both outdoor and indoor wear.  We anticipate the children will be working up quite a sweat so would like to ask that you also ensure that they have a bottle of water with them each day to stay hydrated.

Nursery Graduation


It’s hard to believe that in just a few shorts weeks the pupils from our nursery will be getting ready to finish this part of their school journey with us.  Our Nursery Graduation this year will be held on Wednesday 17th June, starting at 9.10am.  Please join with us to celebrate the achievements of our boys and girls in the nursery.

Book Fair

Book Fair 1Book Fair 2To tie in nicely with all of the celebrations this week for ‘World Book Day’, the book fair will once again be in school next week.  The children will have the chance to browse through the books during class time, and there will also be opportunities to purchase books and stationary at break and lunch time.  The book fair will be open for parents’ evening and there is also the opportunity to order and pay for books on line following the instructions on the attached leaflet.  Anyone wishing to pay by cheque should make them payable to Calderwood Lodge Primary School.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Book Fair 3Book Fair 4

Child Protection

East Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee are hosting three major events to tackle the concerns of parents, young people, staff and those in our local communities about exploitation in a number of ways, and at a time of increased media attention.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on the events.

Tackling exploitation

Purim Celebrations

Rabbi RubenPupils and staff at Calderwood Lodge had a fantastic time today celebrating Purim in school.  As usual there were many wonderful and creative costumes, and this year as Purim coincided with World Book Day we took the theme of ‘characters from stories and books’ to help us choose our costumes.  The whole school celebrated in the hall with an assembly that included a fashion parade, a play presented by Primary 5, a comedy sketch from Mrs Yedd, Mrs Borowski and Shosh and a visit from our very own Smurf Rabbi Rubin.  Activities carried on throughout the day linked to World Book Day.  Look out for pictures to follow in The Jewish Telegraph and check back here later for a gallery of photographs from the day.

Book Fair

Once again the Book Fair will be in Calderwood Lodge for the week.  Each class will have a chance to visit the Book Fair during the school day.  The Book Fair will  be open at break times and lunch times for the children to purchase books and other small items.  There will also be an opportunity for parents to visit during the upcoming parents’ evening.