Your views are important to us


We need your views on

How you would like information shared with you

and also

Your thoughts about the online payment system for school meals

and payment for educational visits.

East Renfrewshire Education Service have set up an online survey and are keen to hear the views of as many parents and carers as possible. Link to the survey is shown below.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey as your views are really important. The survey closed on the 13th of November 2015.

 If you don’t have internet access you can get free access at the Foundry Library.


Parents, Pupils and Teachers are welcome to our OPEN MEETING

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Dyslexia Scotland

Glasgow East Ren Branch


Mary Jane Bird

7.15pm-8.15pm Mearns Castle High School, Newton Mearns G77 5GU

Email Address is


Dyslexia Scotland 01786 446650

Helpline phone number: 0344 800 84 84

Dyslexia Scotland is a company registered by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No 153321 Charity No SC 000951



Convoy to Calais Donations


The ER Convoy to Calais has had magnificent support from the schools and nurseries in our communities. I’ve been amazed and made proud by the generosity of schools and parents

“The East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais leaves this Thursday at 8pm from the car park of ER Council HQ in Eastwood Park, Giffnock. They are taking the largest single donation from anywhere in Scotland.  Schools and nurseries from all over East Renfrewshire responded with overwhelming generosity to the appeal.  All parents, children and staff are invited to be there for the send-off. The convoy organisers want to give the families who contributed the opportunity to see their donations leave, and to send the convoy off in style.



Can you help?

Councillor Waters is co-ordinating aid to those who are held in refugee camps in Calais and is organising a convoy which leaves on Thursday 29 October.

Things which are much needed and in very short supply are:

  • small torches;
  • double AA batteries for torches;
  • tea lights;
  • jars and packets of ready to eat baby food.

The general list the Aid organisations are asking for include:

  • warm clothing for men and boys
  • waterproof clothing for men and boys
  • sturdy footwear for men, women and children (all sizes and all ages)
  • camping equipment in working order
  • basic toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc)
  • transportable food (anything non-perishable, e.g. tinned food, rice etc).

The group will accept other types of clothing donations as they will always find a use for them. Councillor Waters’ group will collect items on Friday 23 October or earlier if this can be arranged.

Please send any donations into school with your child.

Eco Assembly

Our new Eco Team led the assembly today.  They revealed the new Eco Code to the whole school and announced the winners of the Eco Mascot Shared Family Learning  Challenge.  The ideas that families had were great.  The eco team will spend next week creating the new mascot Carlibug, using ideas from a number of different mascot entries.  Watch out for more Eco news coming soon.

Intergenerational Quiz @ Carlibar

This year’s Intergenerational Quiz was held at Carlibar Primary School.  Our Team of Primary 7 pupils and service users from the Kirkton Centre in Main Street were fantastic.

We came second in the competition which means that we are through to the finals in Largs in November.  The winning team were Uplawmoor Primary who beat us by only one point!

All members of the team worked so well together during the quiz rounds on logos, famous Scots and places in Scotland.

Ellie was the fastest by far hanging out the washing  with a marvellous technique with the pegs.  Cayden and Erin looked fantastic and their rock and roll dance moves were outstanding.

Well done to the whole team.

Parent/ teacher meetings October 2015

Parent Teacher appointment times have been sent home in school bags to all mainstream classes.  These take place on

Tuesday 6th October from 5.30pm until 8pm

and on  Wednesday 7th October from 3.15 until 5.45pm.

If you have not received your times via the schoolbag please phone the school office and they will let you know your time.  If you are unable to make your time for any reason we would appreciate it if you would let the office know.

Do you visit Rouken Glen Park?

Your feedback will help us to focus our efforts to improve your park.

Can you:

tell us what we do well;
how we can do better; and
help us shape the future of Rouken Glen.

Please take part in our survey:

This survey will close on Friday 30th October so please don’t delay. Have your say.

East Renfrewshire Council Parks Team

Zoo Lab Visit

Primaries 2 and 3 were treated to a visit from Zoo Lab earlier this week.  The children had the opportunity to learn about a range of animals and how they use their senses.  These hands on workshops were great fun for all of the children and gave them the opportunity to see and handle creatures that they may never have seen before.

Many thanks to Specsavers, Barrhead as they paid for two of the workshops for us.


Free installation of Microsoft Office available to staff and pupils

As part of the Education Department’s annual Microsoft agreement, staff and pupils can download and install 10 instances of Microsoft Office Pro Plus on personally owned devices. Please note that this includes 5 installs for desktop, laptop and netbook and 5 mobile installs for phones and tablets for each staff member and every pupil.

Disclaimer In order to qualify for this benefit, you must be an East Renfrewshire employee with a Glow account or a pupil attending an East Renfrewshire school. You must understand that you are entering into an agreement with Microsoft and not East Renfrewshire Council.

 To access the Office Pro Plus installation file please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to Glow.
  2. Click the Office Pro Plus tile located on the Shared Launch Pad.
  3. The next window will display the Install button as well as links to other useful information.

There is also guidance available on Glow:

Report a Glow concern