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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.
8:30am Stop 1 – Top of Lynn Drive

(at local shops)

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





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

Bus Shelter Competition

The Brief

TREE (The Regeneration of Eagleshams Environment) is a local community organisation.  With funding from the Whitelee Wind Farm Fund they plan to improve the local environment through bulb planting, tree planting, planters and general tidying up of the village. TREE are painting a mural, designed by an Eaglesham Primary School pupil, on the bus shelter at the Eglinton Arms Hotel.

To design a mural for the bus shelter at the Eglinton Arms Hotel.

  • The design must ‘flow’ from one section to the next
  • Think about the surrounding area
  • Think about village life

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get involved in the future of your local environment and become a street art artist!

The Winning Design

The judges could not choose one winning design so they chose ten! The ten designs and final outcome are displayed at the Eaglesham Library. The winners took a trip to the library today to see their winning design and collect a fantastic prize.

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Lighting up Malawi

The Light up Malawi project aims to raise awareness of and money for solar lights for Malawi. We wanted to celebrate this project by lighting up the stage during our Scots’ Verse evening. Well done to the Eco Committee and School Choir to ensuring this event was a success.

Please click on the link below to view Eaglesham Primary School featuring in the newspaper.



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Remembrance Day

Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.

At Eaglesham Primary, a two minute silence was held in the gym hall at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. Primary 7 pupils researched soldiers that lived in the village and made silhouettes to decorate the hall.


March Reminders

3rd March – P3 Trip to Amazonia

The pupils will enjoy a tour of the indoor rainforest and will learn about the insects, animals and plants of a real rainforest. There will also be a handling session where the children will be able to touch the insects and animals.   Please note that on all school trips, apart from sporting events, school uniform must be worn.

4th March – Problem Solving Workshop for P4-5 Parents

The above workshop will be held from 7-8pm on the above date. Further information to follow. 

14th March – P7 Walk

P7 pupils will be taking part in a Power Walk to help prepare them for their Ardentinny trip.  They will leave the school at approximately 9.30am and the route will take them through Eaglesham and Waterfoot, to Mearns Castle High School then back again to Eaglesham, with police supervision to ensure safety at all times. The total distance is approximately 6.5 miles (or 10.6 km).

 19th & 20th March – Parents Evenings

Please remember Parents Evenings will take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th March between 4.00pm to 7.00pm.  As part of this Parents’ Evening, the school and nursery will be holding an Art Exhibition in the Gym Hall. Every child has produced an individual piece of art with their class teacher based on a theme. There will be a limited crèche available in the Dining Hall. This should be used only by those parents who have no alternative arrangements available to them. 

21st March – P6 Trip to the Scottish Parliament

P6 pupils will be visiting the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on the above date.  Please note that on all school trips, apart from sporting events, school uniform must be worn.

25th March – P4 Trip to Vikingar

The Vikingar Experience brings to life the imagery and excitement of the Vikings and tells the saga of the Vikings in Scotland, from the earliest Viking raids to their defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263.  Please note that on all school trips, apart from sporting events, school uniform must be worn.

Sports Day


Sports day this year will be held on Monday 10th June 2013.  Pupils should come to school dressed in joggers, polo shirts and trainers (bring blue shorts just in case the weather is nice!).  A lightweight jacket may be required. Pupils should also bring their water bottle with them, as they will be working hard!

 The day will consist of fun activities and races.  The programme for the day is as follows:


  • Lower School Sports skills (includes obstacle race; target throw; shuttle runs; standing long jump; tennis throw and circle ball)
  • Upper school sports (includes beat the goalie; standing long jump; rugby runs; hockey hustle; javelin throw; chest pass circleball; basketball bounce and skipping)



  • P1-7 races
  • Relay races
  • Parent races

 We look forward to seeing you on the day if you are available to attend (parents are welcome to come and see either the morning or afternoon session – or both!) and fingers crossed for sunshine!