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Video calling our partner school

On Wednesday the whole school gathered in the hall to take part in a video call with our partner school in Israel. The event was organised by our Ivrit teacher Mr Guetta, and Nava, an English teacher at Azarim. Our Primary 7 class and pupils from Arazim school took turns to light candles on the Chanukiah, accompanied by a number of special blessings.  Primary 7 presented a dance and the whole school sang some Chanukah songs. The children were very excited on both sides, and we look forward to our next video call with them.

Special visitor to Calderwood Lodge

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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.

Book Fair

Book FairAt 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.

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.


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.

Mitzvah Day

This year Calderwood Lodge is working alongside UJIA to mark Mitzvah Day.  The Pupil Council are collecting non-perishable food items to be used to make Welcome to Glasgow packs for asylum seekers.  Goods collected in school will be given to the UJIA who alongside other community organisations will package the goods on Sunday 16th November at the Jewish Community Centre, 222 Fenwick Road.  Parents and pupils can go along between 10 am and 12:30pm to help.

Parents can donate the following items to be brought to the school no later than Thursday 13th November:

Cooking Oil
Instant Noodles
Instant Soup packets
Tins Of soup
Tins of Tuna
Baked beans
Kidney beans