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Parental information for returning to school Aug 2020

I am both delighted and very excited to be welcoming all of our children back on Wednesday 12th August. Our planning and organisation is in place and our staff are spending both Monday and Tuesday this week in school finalising our readiness for learning and teaching to get going again inside Giffnock Primary.

This has been a hugely challenging time for all of our community and I know that many of you will be continuing to feel the wide ranging ramifications of the pandemic. Nonetheless, I am sure that we all feel that getting our children back into school and their learning therein is a highly significant step forwards and we intend to take this positivity into the coming weeks and months in school.

We have put together a detailed overview for you which I hope will provide information and answers to many of the questions that you may have. In addition, our Director of Education has also written a letter for your further information.

GPS Parent Guide Returning to School August 2020

Letter to ParentCarers Director of Education ERC August 20

Never more have our partnerships across the school been of significance in our children’s learning. Whilst we are not be able to have as many face to face conversations as I would ordinarily hope for, strong communication lies at the heart of all that we will continue to do at Giffnock. Therefore, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Kind regards,

Rob Lawson

Head Teacher

Giffnock Primary School

Our new children P2-6 August arrangements

We welcome our new families with children (not in Primary 1 as they have other arrangements) to join us at Giffnock Primary on Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 9.15 am.

As we are of course observing social distance guidelines between adults and the school road area is likely to be extremely busy; we would like to invite you to come along to the main gates outside of the school building for 9.15 am. This means we will be able to avoid a lot of traffic and other adults passing.

Our Depute Head Teacher Ms Rawley will meet with you at the school gate (socially distancing) and help you with enrolment documents which you may need on your first day with us. She will then take the children into school and give them an introduction to our school before taking them to class.

In the past we have taken adults round the school too however at this time we are not allowed to do so. I know you will understand this is a matter of health & safety and not how we would wish to do this.

Could we also remind you to provide your child with a packed lunch to start with until pupils are all on our online lunch system. We very much look forward to meeting you all.

Parents’ Evening and trips cancellation

Good Afternoon


On advice from the local authority, NHS and wider governmental guidance we have unfortunately had to take the decision to cancel parents’ evening appointments this week.  It is our hope to reschedule these appointments at a later date.


We would also advise you that all school trips arranged before Easter have also had to be cancelled.


We apologise for the short notice but are sure you will understand the reasoning behind this decision.


Kind regards


Giffnock Primary School

Storytime at Giffnock

Welcome to” Storytime at Giffnock”.

Storytime Flyer January 2020

We want all of our children to have the opportunity to listen to high quality storytelling. People from our Giffnock School Community will entertain you with a range of our favourite stories. Keep an eye on our ‘Nursery/ Storytime at Giffnock’ page on the website for other stories that will follow in the coming weeks.

Are you sitting comfortably? Let the story begin!

Story 1: The Gruffalo