Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

We have now updated our Parents/Carers tab to include a new Mental Health and Well-being section.   This section of our website contains links to websites that have information and resources to help to support the Mental Health and Well-being of parents/carers and young people.

Try a Sport Week

With only one sport to go, Try a Sport Week has been a great success. Children from the Nursery Class all the way up to P7 have had the opportunity to try their hand at a range of activities, including Golf, Taewondo, Fencing, Rugby and Cricket. Next week, some stages will also be experiencing Squash. We’d like to thank all the coaches and clubs who have given up their time to support us and build our links with the community.

 

Walk to School Week!

Walk to School Week – W/B 23rd October 2017

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!

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Johnston-Smith

Principal Teacher

 

ROUTE 1 – Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs & Fri.
BRAVEHEART
8:30am Stop 1 – Top of Lynn Drive

(at local shops)

8:40am Stop 2 – Outside Library
8:45am Stop 3 – Opposite Eglinton Arms
ARRIVE AT SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

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.

Walk to School week

Walk to School Week – W/B 2nd May 2016

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!

ROUTE 1 – 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

 

 

 

 

Sport Relief

In the last two years, Sport Relief has raised well over 71 million pounds to support projects both in the UK and abroad. This money has helped over 189,000 children to attend school and get an education. It has also ensured that over 734,000 children have been given life-saving vaccinations.

This year, Sport Relief takes place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March. We would love to contribute to this great cause by encouraging our pupils to run or walk a mile on Friday 18th March. Over the course of the day each class will be given this opportunity and we would be grateful for any donations you wish to make.

Pupils should come to school in their gym clothes and hand any donations to their class teacher.

Some dates to remember for March /April 2016 …

16th & 17th March – Parents Evenings (4pm-7pm)

21st March – Parent Council meeting (7.15pm)

23rd March – P1 Easter Egg Hunt (Parent Council event)

24th March – Church Service (early lunch at 12.15pm, service starts at 1.30pm)

25th & 28th March – Holiday (school closed)

31st March – Spring Disco for pupils (Parent Council event)

 

1st April – School closes early at 2.30pm

4th – 15th April – Holiday (school closed)

18th – 29th April – “Try A Sport” fortnight events in School

21st April – P6&7 Parents meeting re: health & wellbeing (6pm)

22nd April – P7 Power Walk to MCHS (and back!)

 

2nd May – Holiday (school closed)

3rd May – Walk To School Week

5th May – School closed (election)

 

Remember for March

Parents’ evenings take place on 16th and 17th March between 4-7pm.  Please note there will be no after school clubs on Wednesday 16th or Thursday 17th March.

Fencing Club

Scottish Fencing is providing an opportunity for pupils to experience the Olympic sport of Fencing. The new club is aimed at the P4-7 age group and will introduce pupils to the basics of fencing. The club will use plastic foils with more emphasis on technique and tactics and the development of a greater range of skills while continuing to offer plenty of games to improve all-round physical ability.

 

The club will take place at Eastwood High School, Capelrig Road, Newton Means, G77 6NQ, on Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm in the school gymnasium.

 

To sign up please go to http://www.fencingfun.co.uk/meetings

 

Details of the club are:

Block 1- 28th Jan, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Mar, 1st Apr

Block 2- 22nd, 29th Apr, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June

Cost £30 per block.

Pupils can book up at any point in the block.

 

If you have any questions about the club please get in touch with Alan Martin, National Fencing Development Officer on 07803 207 349 or alan.martin@scottish-fencing.co.uk

Fun Day

On Monday 23rd June, the Parent Council have hired some inflatables (bouncy castle, slide and assault course) for the day. Each class will come out (weather permitting) and have time to go on these. The cost of this will be £1.50 which includes a drink of juice & packet of crisps and the money must be brought to school on the day.

Thank you for your continued support this school year and we hope you have a nice summer.

The Parent Council