The National Parent Forum of Scotland

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce. We are pleased to have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of our successful “in a nutshell” series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015. This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it.

The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is


Some dates to remember for January / February 2016 …


6th January 2016 – pupils return to school

11th Jan – P1 & Nursery seeing show in school “The Elves and the Shoemaker”

11th Jan – clubs restart

11th – 15th Jan – P1 registration (1.45pm-3.30pm)

19th Jan – Enterprise is Business workshop for P6 pupils

21st Jan – P4.2 start swimming lessons

22nd Jan – Scots Verse assembly for pupils (early lunch at 12.15pm)

25th Jan – Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

28th Jan – Scots Verse evening (6.30pm)


3rd & 4th Feb – P1 & P7 dental inspections in school

10th Feb – Last ski lesson for P6 pupils

11th Feb – P6 ski trip to SnowZone

12th Feb – In-service day (school closed)

15th & 16th Feb – Holiday (school closed)

27th Feb – Career Bus visiting for P5, 6 & 7 pupils



Scots Verse Evening

Winners of the Scots Verse Competition and their families are invited to an evening event on Thursday 28th January starting at 6.30pm.  Further details will be sent out nearer the time.


Parking Issues

We have been notified of a concern regarding parking issues around Eglinton Drive and have been asked to issue a reminder.  We would, therefore, be very grateful if you could refrain from parking in this area.  Residents, elderly and disabled, require access to and from their houses at all times.  The area around the houses is garden area and this is being ruined with cars mounting the verges.  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.



Following on from last year’s successful ‘Towards a litter-free East Renfrewshire’ campaign, the Environmental Department is running a new initiative which raises awareness of the impact of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) on the environment and will also include an amnesty for small appliances that are broken or no longer in use, which will then be sent for recycling.

We are looking for any small WEEE that they may have lurking in drawers at home, such as old computer consoles, hair-dryers, Ipods, mobile phones and chargers etc.


November and December Reminders

Some dates to remember for November / December …


4th Nov – P1.2 & 1.3 visiting Library

5th Nov – P4.1 swimming lessons start

11th Nov – P6 to MCHS for “Choices for Champions” event (shirt & tie must be worn)

11th & 12th Nov – Parents meetings (4pm-7pm) (no clubs)

13th Nov – School and Nursery photos (shirt & tie must be worn)

16th Nov – Parent Council Meeting @ 7.15pm

18th Nov – P6 ski lessons start (bring school uniform to change into after lesson)


4th Dec – Last day for clubs until Monday 11th January 2016 (except P7 Debating club

4th Dec – P2-7 pupils trip to Citizens Theatre (shirt & tie must be worn)

5th Dec – Parent Council Christmas Fayre

11th Dec – P1 & 2 Christmas Show (9.45am-10.30am)

17th Dec – P1 & 2 Christmas Party

18th Dec – P3-7 Christmas Parties

21st Dec – Early lunch (12.15pm) & Church Service (1.30pm)

22nd Dec – Non-uniform day – jeans and Christmas jumpers & School & Nursery closes early at 2.30pm


11th & 12th November – Parents Evening: Appointment letters have recently been sent to parents.  If you cannot attend the day and time given, please contact the school office.


13th Nov – Photos: School and Nursery photos will be taken on 13th November and we ask that School pupils wear their shirt and tie that day.  The photographers will take photos of siblings, together with the individual photos (photos are for pupils attending the school or nursery only).  There will also be a class photo taken for P1 and P7 pupils.


4th December – Christmas Show, Citizens Theatre: P2-7 pupils will be going to see Rapunzel on 4th December.  Pupils should wear their shirt and tie and bring a small snack for the theatre. Nursery and P1 pupils will be seeing a Puppet Show in the school at a later date.


11th Dec – P1 & 2 Christmas Show: This year the show will take place at 9.45am-10.30am on 11th December – further information will be sent out in due course.


17th December – P1&2 Christmas Party: The party will be held after lunch in the gym hall with special visitor coming if the children are good.  Pupils should bring party clothes to change into after lunch.


18th December – P3-7 Christmas Parties: Parties will be held after lunch in classrooms – pupils should bring party clothes to change into after lunch.


21st December: Pupils will be attending church for our Christmas Service on Monday 21st December at 1.30pm. The collection will be taken to raise money for Shelter. Parents are more than welcome to join us.  The school will be having an early lunch from 12.15pm to 1.00pm on that day.  Children should wear white shirt, tie and grey trousers/skirt and wear blue/dark jackets.


22nd December: Non-uniform day – jeans and Christmas jumpers (Christmas colour can be worn, please don’t go and buy a jumper especially for the day!).  No charity collection being take, just for fun on the last day.


Return to School

Pupils return to school on Wednesday 6th January 2016.

Convoy to Calais





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 convoy leaves this Thursday evening and, as we promised, there is an open invitation to pupils, staff and parents to come along to the departure. We leave after school hours, so I know this will be a decision for each family to make.


To help us extend the invitation to all your parents, could you please post this message on your school websites, Facebook and twitter, if you have them?


“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.


We hope you can join us.


Margaret Pettigrew

Digital Communication and Online School Payments

Digital Communication and Online School Payments


ERC have created a short survey for parents/carers to capture your views on both preferred methods of general communications with schools/pre-five establishments and your thoughts regarding the online payment solution.


If you would like to add your views, please click on the survey link below.

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