WildHearts P5 Charity Coffee Morning

Just a little update for you!  We have counted our grand total for this morning’s coffee morning and it is (DRUM ROLL!!)……..


 Wow!!  This is our grand total from the coffee morning and we still have to take money from this to pay the Eglinton Arms and cover a few other costs however we have a few other totals to add to this from smaller events in school and still hope that our Micro-Tyco total for Wildhearts will be over £1000.

 Thank you so much for this morning.  The Coffee Morning has been the talk of the village today and we have a couple of calls to the school over lunch time with people praising the event and the venue.  Thanks to all the staff that helped us today and a huge thank you to the chef for the delicious cakes (which have gone down a treat with parents, pupils and especially the staff which were treated over lunch time, for a small cost!!)


Young Scot

Young Scot is looking for committed and passionate young people (aged 8-26) from all over Scotland to become part of Communic18 – our group for Co-design Champions for the Year of Young People 2018.

The champions will be at the heart of planning and delivering key aspects of the Year of Young People 2018, as well as supporting Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament and Young Scot to ensure the year is co-designed with young people. They will be involved in main decisions about the year, including taking part in funding panels, supporting local Ambassadors in each local authority area, and supervising one of six of the year’s themes (Participation, Health & Wellbeing, Education, Culture, Equality & Discrimination, Enterprise & Regeneration).

With their leadership the Year of Young People 2018 will provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon!

Interested young people can apply to join Communic18 here: www.young.scot/communic18. If you have any questions or require more information about Communic18, please email 2018yoyp@young.scot


Read, Write, Count

Update on Read, Write, Count

For parents the prize is a personal Read, Write, Count Goodie bag filled with books, games and activities for all the family to enjoy.

The deadline to complete these is Tuesday 28 February. If you are a parent of a P2 or 3 child please also complete the parent survey too: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FCP6MQN

Secondly, Scottish Government have asked me to pass on some information about their new parental involvement campaign, Future Me.  Please see attached leaflet and details below.

Read, Write, Count’s new parental engagement campaign, ‘Future Me’ launches on 20th February. Future Me, as part of Read, Write, Count, asks parents and carers to talk to their children to discover what their children’s hopes and dreams are, to share those dreams on our Future Me wall and make a promise to do all they can to help their child realise their ambitions. It’s about what’s important to the children of Scotland, and parents making a commitment to help their child imagine a great future and live out those dreams. Future Me’s wall will preserve those dreams, and build a picture of Scotland’s children’s hopes and ambitions – a country that believes every child has the right to succeed, regardless of their circumstances.

 A copy of the leaflet which will be delivered to schools during week commencing 20 February, is attached.

 We feel that Future Me will help parents understand that learning together is useful and purposeful, we want them to feel positive, confident and optimistic about learning together and to engage in their children’s learning journey. By taking part in Future Me together families become closer, the child feels supported by their parent and the parent feels empowered to make a lasting difference to their child’s future, whatever they imagine that to be.

Lastly, thank you for all your support over the past year with the launch of Read, Write, Count.  I look forward to working with you all again this year too!

Parent posters

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:


This link will be found under the Parent tab


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


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.


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 – 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:






Art Exhibition


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


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, 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).


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