Power Cut

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There was a power cut this morning at 8.45am. Power is back on at Eaglesham Primary School and Nursery Class. This may happen again so can you please keep checking Twitter and website for updates. For safety reasons, you may be required to pick up your child.

Placing Requests

School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond.  Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be accepted however, please note that they will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application. 

As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/placingrequest

This link will be found under the Parent tab

Reminders

EPS – 20th & 21st December arrangements

Just a reminder that there is an early lunch tomorrow at 12.15pm (20th Dec) as the pupils will be going to the Church service in the afternoon.  The service starts at 1.30pm and parents are welcome to attend.  Pupils should wear shirt & tie and school/dark jackets.

Please remember that the school & nursery close at 2.30pm on Wednesday 21st December and reopens on Thursday 5th January 2017. The nursery doors will be open from 2.15pm for parents to collect children – if parents have school children to collect at 2.30pm they should pick up nursery children first.

 

Gold Sports Award

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The Extra

The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education and sport. The award also encourages sporting links between schools and the communities around them.

Eaglesham Primary, Giffnock Primary, Braidbar Primary, St John’s Primary, Thornliebank Primary and Mearns Castle High are the latest schools in the area to achieve this award.

A total of 14 schools in East Renfrewshire now hold gold status. With these latest awards, the Woodfarm cluster becomes the first in the area to all reach this level of sporting excellence.

 Councillor Elaine Green, East Renfrewshire Council’s Convener for Education, said: “I am delighted to see another six East Renfrewshire schools gain this fantastic accolade from the national agency for sport. All our staff work incredibly hard to deliver excellent opportunities for our pupils both during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. The links made with local sports clubs are an integral part of our approach to delivering physical activity as part of a rounded education, and our Active Schools co-ordinators play an important role in making all this happen. It’s also extremely pleasing to see all schools in the Woodfarm cluster recognised as providing gold level sport and physical activity, which reflects how closely these schools work together to provide the best for our pupils.”

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland added: I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils at these East Renfrewshire schools for putting physical education and sport at the heart of their school and local community. They should all be extremely proud of this fantastic achievement.”

To achieve a bronze or silver sportscotland School Sport Award, schools self-assess their current practice. However, to gain gold status an extensive external assessment is also carried out by an independent panel of experts.

The award aims to put sport at the heart of each school and its wider community. The Award also encourages schools to ensure there are opportunities for all children and young people to engage, participate and reach their potential in this area.

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P5, 6 & 7 Developing Young Workforce initiative

Students from South Lanarkshire College will be visiting P5, 6 and 7 pupils on Tuesday 13th December as part of our Developing the Young Workforce initiative.  They will be discussing jobs within the make-up industry, including special effects make-up. There may be demonstrations of make-up techniques – if your child is allergic to any products and unable to participate please let the school know as soon as possible.

 

Tesco – Groundwork Funding

Tesco teamed up with Greenspace Scotland and Groundworks to launch its Bags of Help initiative. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. Eaglesham Primary School has been selected with their bid to build a plastic bottle greenhouse. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 31 December on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. Please vote for us!

 

ParentPay

ParentPay – online school payment service coming soon.

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting payments online using a secure website called ParentPay.

Payment can be made using your credit or debit card. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school.

What are the benefits to parents/carers and pupils?

  • ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
  • Payments can be made by credit/debit card
  • Full payment history and statements are available
  • Meal and tuck selections will be available to view online for primary pupils only.What are the benefits to our school? 

The more parents/carers use ParentPay, the greater the benefit to our school.

  • Reduces the administrative time spent on banking procedures
  • Keeps accurate records of payments made to every service for every student
  • Reduces paper ‘waste
  • Allows for easy and quick refunds to be made
  • Offers a more efficient payment collection process, reducing the amount of money held on school premises

How to get started with ParentPay

 We will shortly be sending you more information on launch dates as well as your account activation details, just follow the instructions in the letter we give you to get started.

If you want to find out more about ParentPay go to:

 www.parentpay.com/Parents

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Art Exhibition

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We look forward to welcoming you at the art exhibition on Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm – 7pm. Nursery morning children are welcome on the Wednesday and Thursday at 12noon-12.30pm. Each class studied an artist and created a piece of art that reflected the artist.

Nursery – Jackson Pollock

P1 – Piet Mondrian

P2 – Charles Rennie Mackintosh

P3 – Vincent Van Gogh

P4 – Andy Warhol

P5 – George Seurat

P6 – Laurence Stephen Lowry

P7 – Georgia O’Keffe

Artwork will be on sale during both nights.

£8 for 1, £15 for 2, £21 for 3

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Pumpkin Carving Competition

PUMPKIN CARVING COMPETITION

Everyone loves to get creative with their pumpkins!

Cosgrove is running a competition which will be judged on Halloween by our Music, Art and Drama groups.

To enter the children need to post a photo of their pumpkin on the Cosgrove Care Facebook page (teacher or parents can help them) by midday on 31st October.

The winning pumpkin will receive cinema vouchers for Cineworld.

Winning pumpkin will be announced on 1st November.

 

The Music School of Douglas Academy

THE MUSIC SCHOOL OF DOUGLAS ACADEMY

OPEN EVENING – WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2016

The Music School of Douglas Academy, which was established in 1979, offers secondary pupils an opportunity to specialise in appropriate musical disciplines whilst at the same time pursuing their mainstream curriculum.

Pupils attend The Music School from all over Scotland and for those who require to stay in residence, provision is made in Knightswood Secondary School, 60 Knightswood Road, Glasgow, G13 2XD.

An Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 2 November commencing at 7.00pm, to which any interested pupils and their parents are invited. Pupils may be accompanied by their parents/teacher/ instrumental instructor.

Thereafter, applications for session 2017/2018 can be made with a closing date of Monday 30 January 2017. Arrangements will then be made for initial auditions to take place week beginning 27 February 2017, with second auditions being held in March 2017.

I am delighted to advise you that financial support is guaranteed for any pupil who successfully auditions for a place at The Music School. As funding for The Music School is given to East Dunbartonshire Council by the Scottish Government under the government’s Excellence Fund specific grant scheme for Specialist Provision,

it is no longer necessary for pupils to obtain funding from their local authority. Funding will cover specialist tuition fees, residential costs (where necessary).

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr M Evans, Course Director, at The Music School of Douglas Academy, should you require further advice or information (Tel 0141 955 2365).

 

ER October Holiday Arts Week

Please see below information regarding our October Holiday Arts Week activities on offer in East Renfrewshire. Full details of all arts activities are also available on our brand new website: http://ercultureandleisure.org/octoberarts and also advertised on our Facebook FB and Twitter accounts Twitter.

ERCL’s Culture Team has programmed a range of creative and fun activities for your child to enjoy during the October Holidays. Let their imagination run wild as they build their confidence in a range of skills from performance to painting, creative thinking to confidence, and animation to art. Our professional tutors all have several years’ experience in delivering engaging and stimulating activities in friendly, creative environments that tailor to all abilities. There’s something for everyone to take part in – even Superheroes!

 

Please note: advanced booking is required for all classes. To book call Eastwood Park Theatre Box Office on 0141 577 4956 or visit our website.

Superhero Training Academy

Suitable for 5-9 years

Woodfarm High School, 10am – 3pm

£140/£70 conc.

Following on from our successful Summer Superhero Training Academy, we’re delighted to offer another chance for wannabe saviours to sign up and become a Superhero in this week long camp! Explore your ideal superpowers through designing and making your costume, mask and accessories. Arts, crafts, fun and games allow your child to get creative and let their imagination run wild whilst developing team building as they work together to unite against villains! At the end of the week, our Superheroes will be captured flying past the life-size comic book scene that they create with a photo to treasure the experience as they graduate from Superhero Training Academy.

Play in a Week

Suitable for 8-11 yrs

Woodfarm High School, 10am – 3pm

£140/£70 conc.

Why not join our special 5 day workshop where you will work as a team to create your very own performance to be showcased in front of an invited audience!! Musical? Comedy? Tragedy? The choice is yours! “Play in a Week” will include guidance on generating ideas, having fun, creating something new and original, learning new skills and making new friends along the way!! So come on…Step into the Spotlight!!

Art School 3D

Ages 5+ 11am – 12 noon £24/£12 conc.

Ages 8+ 1 – 4pm £72/£36 conc.

Eastwood Park Theatre Art Room

 

Short workshops for exploring materials in 3d; clay, papier mache, willow weaving and paper sculptures. Individual and group activities for those who like to get messy and have big ideas!

Jewellery Beading Workshop

 

Come and join us to make your own necklace and matching earrings in our fun and friendly Beading Workshop. With expert tuition from Eilidh Hillcoat; professional jeweller and co-owner of the Makers Workshop, Glasgow.

 

All abilities welcome! 16+

Saturday 22nd November

Eastwood Park Theatre Art Room

£15 inc. materials

 

Walk to School week – w/b 10th October

Dear Parents/Carer,

The Braveheart Walking Bus will be running every day during Walk to School Week! We hope that this will be another successful week of walking. Remember, even if you do not live in the village you can be dropped off at the Eaglesham shops at 8.30am in the morning. If you would like to volunteer to help with a Walking Bus during this week, please contact Mrs Johnston-Smith. A little help really does go a long way in supporting active and safe travel to school. 

The Braveheart route is led by teachers who provide high visibility waistcoats for the children to wear ensuring a safe journey to school. The Walking Bus is a great way for children to exercise whilst socialising with their peers.  It encourages all to take an active approach in their own health and well-being.  Please note that the bus will wait at each stop for a maximum of two minutes. It is parents’ responsibility to escort their children to the bus stops.  Please do not leave a child at a stop if the bus has not arrived.  As the bus is run and manned by Eaglesham volunteers, it is classed as ‘informal’.  This means that all children attending the bus remain the responsibility of their parents until they arrive in the school playground.

If your child would like to join a Walking Bus, simply turn up on the day at one of the stops that are detailed below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs Johnston-Smith

Principal Teacher

ROUTE – Running all week.
BRAVEHEART
8:30am Stop 1 – Top of Lynn Drive

(at local shops)

8:45am Stop 2 – Outside Library
8:50am Stop 3 – Opposite Eglinton Arms
ARRIVE AT SCHOOL

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