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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


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.

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





Survey on early learning and childcare

Survey on early learning and childcare

Dear parent/carer ,

I am writing to let you know about a survey currently being run for the Scottish Government, and inviting you to take part in it by clicking on the link below.

What is the survey about?

The survey asks about people’s use of and views on early learning and childcare including nurseries, childminders, playgroups, or family centres.

The Scottish Government plans to increase the hours of free early learning and childcare available to 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds (further details can be found at www.earlylearningandchildcare.scot). This will be a really significant change for children (and their parents and carers), and to help plan for this the Scottish Government is interested in hearing the views of households with children aged 0-5. This includes parents or carers who do not currently use early learning and childcare.

Giving your views

You can complete the survey online at www.bit.ly/elc-survey.

Everyone taking part has the option to be entered into a draw to win one of 10 x £100 cash prizes.

The survey is voluntary, but your responses will help the Scottish Government plan for the increase in free early learning and childcare. If you feel that you are not the right person in your household to take part, you can pass this letter on to someone else. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in the survey, or if for example you are a member of a relevant Facebook group, please also feel free to pass on the link to the survey.

The survey is strictly confidential. The Scottish Government have asked Craigforth (independent researchers) to run the survey, and no-one outside Craigforth will know who has taken part or have access to individual responses.  Reporting of survey results will also make sure that no-one taking part can be identified.


If you would like to talk to someone about the survey, or if you would prefer to complete the survey by phone, you can contact Chris Thornton or Louise Blair at Craigforth on Freephone 0800 027 2245 or email survey@craigforth.co.uk.

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!

Fairtrade Fortnight!

Eaglesham Primary School (in association with Rainbow Turtle)

will be running a Fairtrade Shop from 1st to 3rd March 2017. 

The shop will be selling pocket money items, with most items being priced

at £1.00. If pupils would like to buy something from our shop,

they should bring money with them on one (or all!) of those days.



Wednesday 1st , Thursday 2nd

and Friday 3rd march 2017

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!!)