We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our children and families on Wednesday 17th August.
East Renfrewshire Council and its educational establishments undertake regular periodic surveys of parents and carers. Such surveys support school and local authority improvement planning and provide an opportunity for parents to share their thoughts on current and future involvement and engagement with schools.
Similar practice is undertaken by all local authorities in Scotland and educational establishments under their control. In order to rationalise this approach to surveying parents/carers and in order to allow comparable consistent data to be collected nationally, which will assist in evaluating the impact of interventions and programmes and support future policy development, every parent/carer of a school pupil in Scotland is being invited to take part in the national Parental Involvement and Engagement Census.
Only one parent/carer per child will receive an email which will include a link to the survey and it is only necessary to complete the survey once per family, per school. The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete. The survey will open on Monday 31st January and close on Monday 28th February 2022.
The data gathered will be used for statistical and research purposes and will provide East Renfrewshire Council and its schools with information to help:
- plan, monitor and deliver better policies for the benefit of all,
- identify and share best practice,
- better understand some of the factors which influence parental involvement and engagement with our schools,
- further enhance positive relationships with parents to secure positive outcomes for our children.
The information collected will also be securely shared with the Scottish Government to assist in evaluating the impact of national interventions and programmes and to support future policy development at a national level.
Further information on the collection and how the Education Department and Scottish Government will process the data collected is provided in the Council’s privacy statement and Scottish Government website:
Should you have any further questions, please contact the Education Department:
0141 577 3229
Thank you for taking part in this survey collection.
For your awareness, currently all children in Primary 1 to 4 are entitled to free school meals and as part of the Scottish Government policy, this has been rolled out to all Primary 5 children, effective from the 5th January 2022.
If your child is in Primary 6 or 7 you may qualify for a clothing grant or free school meals and for further information and to make an application, please click on the following link https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/free-school-meals
We hope that all of the Giffnock Family have had a wonderful holidays! Happy New Year and all the very best for 2022.
We very much look forward to welcoming back all of our children as planned on Wednesday 5th January.
This year we are celebrating Maths Week Scotland 2021 under the theme, ‘Our World : Sustainability in Numbers’.
Keep up to date with our Twitter feed throughout the week to share in our learning.
Information about Family Activities can be found in the SWAY.
We are pleased to share our first ‘Welcome Back’ newsletter of the year with all our Giffnock Family:
Our updated GPS Parental Annual Calendar of Events 2021-22 is available through our website and the calendar icon to the right hand side of the home page. We will update this throughout the year so please do keep an eye on it for your family planning.
We are all hugely excited to be welcoming all of our children and families back to school. Happy first day of the school year!
We are delighted to be welcoming our children and families back to school on Wednesday 18th August. Please see below for important related information:
We hope that you enjoy looking at all of the images of our school re-united over these last few weeks! Have a wonderful holiday time with your families:
At this time, we want to strike the right balance in promoting a love for reading whilst not placing extra pressures on our families. So we will not be dressing up this year but will still be enjoying a range of different activities across the school, both in school and remotely, and we hope that the information below supports your child’s learning:
Supporting Children in Challenging Times
The Educational Psychology Service is delivering three online one-hour parents’ sessions in March (see attachment for details). The aim of these will be to explore how Covid has affected how children and young people think, feel and behave, and to discuss ways in which parents can support their child through the current challenges.
The sessions will refer to our Healthier minds website and resources (https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/healthierminds) and will involve input from partners across East Renfrewshire who support children and young people’s mental wellbeing. You can access information about joining these events through the link below:
We are very excited at our Nursery to P3 children’s return to school on Monday 22nd February. Full information was emailed to all of our families earlier this week but is also available on our website here:
At this time, only children from our Key Worker and Vulnerable families are attending school. The letter below details key information for parents’ awareness:
Our Home Learning pages also provide a very broad range of highly useful information at this time: