Category Archives: Parents

Meet the Teacher!

Thursday 19th September 2013.

This evening is designed for you to come along, meet your child’s teacher and find out a little about thier time in nursery and school.

The classrooms will be open as follows;

Nursery – Primary 3 : 5.30pm to 6.30pm  and Primary 4 to Primary 7 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

The Parent Council will be in school and they hope to take the opportunity to share the work they do for the school.

Sports and Dance Showcase!

1 year to go- Commonwealth Sports and Dance Showcase: August 2013

In 2014 Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games and to celebrate ‘ 1 year to go’ East Renfrewshire Council will be holding a Sport and Dance showcase at the new Eastwood High facilities.

This event will encourage children in P4-S2 within East Renfrewshire to take part in 5 taster sessions in a hope that they will join a local club. The event is FREE but children need to book on.

The main aim of the event is to offer young people the opportunity to try Commonwealth Games sports, dance activities and a variety of other sports within their community and create pathways to local clubs and organisations signposting their programmes and activities.

This event will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2013- THIS WEEKEND!!

It is a great opportunity and we would like as many children taking part as possible click here for more information.

End of Terms Service

The end of Term Service will take part at 11am, Orchardhill Parish Church.

The children will return to school to be dismissed at 1.00pm.

May we wish all children and families a great summer break and look forward to seeing you all back on Wednesday 14th August 2013 at 8.55am.

Primary 1 Registration

East Renfrewshire Council has set up one week when you should register your son or daughter at your local primary school for school education in East Renfrewshire.  

You must register at your catchment school, even if you intend to make a placing request to another school or to defer your place and keep your son or daughter at home for another year. The school will be able to provide you with a placing request form. You will require to complete this form and return it to the Education Department at the address listed below.   

Please note that if you live in the combined Robslee/Giffnock catchment area you should register your child at Giffnock Primary School. 

If you intend to educate your child privately or at home you should still register at your local catchment school.  

You may choose to enrol your son or daughter in either the local denominational or local non-denominational school.  This choice will determine the secondary school to which your child will transfer.  

If he or she is aged five between 1 March 2013 and the end of February 2014 you should come along to the primary school between 1.30pm and 3.30pm any day during the week of: 

Monday 14th January 2013 to Friday 18th January 2013.  

You should bring your son or daughter’s birth certificate, your child benefit statement or a bank statement showing your child benefit award, a copy of your current council tax notice and mortgage statement or rental agreement.  

A leaflet is available with information on registering your son or daughter either from your local primary school, on the council website, or by contacting Ann Nairn: By telephone on 0141 577 3578  By email at  

By writing to the Council Offices at: 

East Renfrewshire Council Offices,
Education Department,
211 Main Street,
East Renfrewshire G78 1SY  

Council Website:

Get Safe Online!

Get Safe Online is a UK joint initiative between government, law enforcement and leading businesses. They provide computer users and small businesses with free, independent user friendly advice that allows them to use the internet confidently and safely on a wide range of issues including how to protect and destroy a PC or mobile phone, recognise scams, protect privacy and what to do when things go wrong. East Renfrewshire Council are running a Get Safe Online Awareness campaign during the month of November, reaching out to staff, citizens and small businesses.