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Save the Children Resource Pack

During school closure, Save the Children have developed a home learning pack (attached) which is aimed at parents with a child aged 3-6 years old.  It contains information on: how to talk about the Coronavirus to children; play based learning activities for children; and information for parents.  It is hoped that this resource will support parents / carers to engage positively with their children and reduce stress levels within the family.

Save the Children – UK Covid-19 Resource Pack


Oor Wullie Photo Competition

To celebrate the end of the Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail, we have been invited to take some pupils from Eaglesham Primary School to the Big Farewell Event at the SECC on Friday 13th September 2019. This will give a group of pupils the chance to see all 60 large sculptures, 143 smaller sculptures (including ours!), take part in a variety of entertainment and receive free goodies on the day. Since places are limited, we have decided to run a competition. If you took part in the Big Bucket Trail and have any photos of yourself with an Oor Wullie statue, please email the photos into the school (SchoolMail@eaglesham.e-renfrew.sch.uk) with the name of the child and class. Entrant names will be chosen at random on Friday 6th September 2019. All photos will be used at assembly and for a display when “Oor Eaglesham Wullie” returns to the school later in September.

SSPCA Competition

Scotland’s animal welfare charity has launched the competition which will be a legacy piece to mark the end of the year-long charity partnership with Scotmid. The competition is aimed at young people aged 16 and under.  The theme is “I love animals” and the Society is asking for designs which show how strong the bond between humans and animals can be.

The mural will be displayed in the Scottish SPCA animal rescue and rehoming centre closest to where the winner/s are located.

The closing date for entries is 31st July and entrants can email their designs to scotmid@scottishspca.org.

Equalities Forum

The final Equalities Forum of the school year will take place at 7pm on Thursday 16th May in the Contemplation Room, Woodfarm High School.

 The forum will showcase the work that Woodfarm High School have taken forward to promote racial and religious diversity within their school community.  A presentation will be led by Fiona Johnston, Depute Head Teacher, with contributions from pupils and partner agencies.

Everybody is welcome to attend.


Christmas Toy Appeal

Christmas Toy Appeal

Amey is running a toy recycling appeal with a number of Scottish Primary Schools, to support charities providing toys for disadvantaged children who might otherwise receive no presents this Christmas. Please consider donating your old toys, books, board games and comics. This will make room for this year’s presents. Give an old toy a new home. In 2015 we filled 3 bin bags full of toys, let’s see if we can beat that this year! Please make sure that all toys donated are in good working order. Thank you for your support.

Harvest Festival – Wednesday 25th October 2017

Our Annual Harvest Festival will be taking place on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

In previous years we have delivered bags of goodies to Senior Citizens within our community as well as donated some food to the East Renfrewshire Food Bank. This year we hope to do the same again.

If you are able to, please can you send in any of the following items:

P1 pupils should bring savoury tins (e.g. soup, beans)

P2 pupils should bring savoury tins (e.g. soup, beans)

P3 pupils should bring sweet tins (e.g. custard, fruit)

P4 pupils should bring biscuits and confectionary

P5 pupils should bring biscuits and confectionary

P6 pupils should bring tea and coffee

 P7 pupils should bring pasta and rice

 Nursery pupils should bring any food items

 Donations should be brought into school on Monday 23rd October or Tuesday 24th October.

Tesco Bank & National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools Exhibition

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure are delighted to be able to host the Tesco Bank & National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools exhibition at Eastwood Park Theatre. The exhibition will run until 14 January 2018 with free entry. The exhibition showcases work from schools across Scotland, with the aim of encouraging school children to interact with, and be inspired by, artworks in the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection.

Book your tickets online.

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





Wheelbarrow Weekend 2017

Wheelbarrow Weekend Voucher

Wheelbarrow Weekend is almost upon us!

In a change to previous years, we’d like to extend the offer of free entry to the families of pupils at all the local East Renfrewshire schools and nurseries, as well as 20% off food and drink in the Greenbank tearoom. 

If anyone has any issues printing them, please let us know and we can set up a guest list for those unable to print their own vouchers. Parents can contact us directly at greenbankgarden@nts.org.uk to let us know if they’d like to attend.

 We hope to see as many of you as possible over the weekend and are very excited to check out this year’s entries!

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!


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.