Tag Archives: Parent Council

school travel survey

The Council are seeking your input into school travel issues in the area and would like you to complete a very quick online survey and add comments to an interactive map.


There is also a section for pupils if you wish to assist your child in completing a survey.  There will be opportunities in school soon for discussion and debate on road safety and active travel choices, along with a chance for the children to complete the survey.

Finally, there is a section for anyone in the wider community to complete, therefore you may wish to promote this further yourself.

If you have school travel concerns, this is an excellent forum to voice them!

Giffnock Primary Parent Council

Pre-loved school uniform

In an effort to support all families the Parent Council would like to introduce a system to re-use “pre-loved uniform”.  At the end of the school day on a Friday (starting on Friday 31st May and weekly thereafter until the end of term) we will arrange for a rail of uniform items to be available at the “Ramp Entrance” to the school.  Parent / carers are invited to help themselves to the items of pre-loved school clothing.  There is no charge for the clothing, instead we ask that you donate any items of clean school uniform that you no longer need as and when they become available.  A box will also be available on a Friday in this area for your donations.

We hope that this will continue to support all families with the cost of school uniforms alongside the other options that you are already aware of; brand new uniform through Schoolwear Made Easy (www.schoolwearmadeeasy.com) and nearly new uniform through Apparelxchange (www.apparelxchange.co.uk).

Giffnock Primary Parent Council

Parent Council Meeting 25 February 7pm

Please find attached the agenda for the next parent council meeting, which is taking place on Monday 25th February at 7pm, in the staffroom. Please note there is a substantial agenda for Monday, hopefully gathering good discussion.  Your views and participation would be most appreciated. The highlights are:


Update on the School Council (Pupils)

Update on P7 – Bring your own device

Discussion on P1-3 Uniforms

School traffic issues and travel plan


As always, all welcome – so if you want to see what the parent council is all about, come along! Bring a buddy!


Previous minutes can be found here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/Giffnock/parents/parent-council/


Parent Council Meeting – February Agenda

Christmas Fayre

Preparations are nearly complete and we are looking forward to welcoming you all to our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November 2018.

Again we would invite pupils to wear something ‘festive’ on Friday 23rd November and our amazing class teachers will be collecting voluntary donations for our Red Stall that day.

All donations are very much appreciated but your help is also necessary to ensure these events continue to run. If you are able to spare some time on the 24th between 12 and 3 pm then please contact us at giffnockpc@hotmail.co.uk.

All money raised goes towards every child in the school.

Many thanks.

Giffnock Primary Parent Council

Parent council Christmas fayre


The Parent Council is looking forward to welcoming you to your Christmas Fair on Saturday, 24th November from 12-3pm and we need your help in order to make this event a huge success!  The more you raise, the more equipment, books and technology the school can buy.

You can help us in the following ways:

  • donations of toys, books or teddies that are looking for a new home
  • an item for the Christmas hampers

This year each class will create a festive hamper that will be raffled off at the Fair and we need your help.  Please remember items must be non-perishable food items and any alcohol will need to be handed to the Parent Council hub – see below – as pupils can’t bring alcohol to school.

The Parent Council hub will collect ALL donations in the playground on Thursday, 8th, Friday 9th &  Monday, 12th November at school drop off and collection times or sent in school bags (non-alcoholic).

Raffle tickets will be sent home with your child shortly for sale. Please sell as many as you can!

If you can help out on the day, please email giffnockpc@homail.co.uk and we’ll get in touch.

Please follow us on Facebook and twitter for further information on the Fayre and other community events and thanks again for your continued support.


Pumpkin pandemonium


The Parent Council are hosting an afternoon of spooky fun in the blue hall on Friday 26th October from 3pm – if you’re popping into the Community Café, come in and see us for some Halloween fun and games – prizes to be won!

Remember and bring £1 to school on that day for crazy/spooky hair day! Best crazy/spooky hair on the day wins a prize! All funds raised will go towards funding activities and equipment for the children at Giffnock Primary School.

Here’s a taster of what we will have on the day…………

Slime factory – make your own gooey slime to take home with you! Yeuch……

Bring in your carved pumpkins for “The Best Carved Pumpkin” competition – the scarier the better.

Guess the number of Spooky Spiders in the jar.

Good old fashioned “dooking for apples”.

Guess the name of the witches pet for the chance to win her pet – a life sized cuddly version of it.

A “Spooky Stories” area with a chance to blind feel spooky items………

Halloween would not be complete without having a “Party Piece” – tell us your best joke, sing a song or even dance – whatever you want – prize for the best on the day!


GPS parent council AGM

The Annual General Meeting  (with Cheese & Wine) of the GPS Parent Council will be held on Thursday, 4 October in the School Library at 7pm.  ALL WELCOME!  It would be great to see you, so please come along.

If you would like to join the Parent Council or have a question regarding what it involves, then please reply and let us know.  It is important that you are able to attend at least 3-4 meetings a year in order to contribute to discussion around school issues.

The GPS Parent Council meeting schedule for the year is as follows.

Wed 21 Nov – Staffroom 9am

Fri 11 Jan – Staffroom 1.30pm

Mon 25 Feb – Staffroom 7pm

Wed 17 Apr – Staffroom 9 am

Fri 7 June – Staffroom 1.30pm

If you are not able to commit to the PC meetings, then you may be able to support in other ways e.g. through volunteering as a helper at fundraising events or helping organise events.  If you would like to be added to the volunteer mailing list or have an idea about a fundraising event, then also let us know!

Thanks for your support to date.

Giffnock Primary Parent Council

Bob a Job event

We are delighted to announce that we have raised a grand total of £892.60 during our recent Bob-a-Job event.  We would like to thank all pupils for working so hard and parents for paying very generously. Between this and the money donated at our Crazy Hair/Hat Day the great news is that we have now raised enough to pay for the playground repairs. Once again, thank you for your continued support.


Giffnock Primary School Parent Council


Bob A Job Fundraiser

As you know, the Parent Council Fundraising Committee are holding separate events to raise money for playground repairs. For this event, we thought you might like a little help around the house/garden and your child/children are invited to take part in our bob-a-job event. Examples of ways they can help are by washing dishes, making the beds, washing your car, tidying their room, setting the table, helping in the garden, hoovering or anything else you think they could do. So, sit back, relax and please pay generously!

For further information and a pre-printed form, please this attached letter:

Bob A Job Parent Council Fundraiser March 18

Giffnock Primary Parent Council.

Giffnock Primary Parent Council Christmas Fair

Dear Parent /Carer

On Friday, 1st December, children are welcome to wear something seasonal/festive along with their school uniform, in support of the Giffnock Primary Parent Council Christmas Fair (Saturday, 2nd December from 12-3 pm) and bring a donation for our ‘Red Stall’.

Red Stall donations will be collected by teachers in the classrooms on Friday 1st December and donations of home (or shop!) baking – sweet or savoury – for the tea room can be handed in between 3 & 5 pm on Friday or from 11am on Saturday to Parent Council members and volunteers  who will be in school setting up for the Fair.

Any raffle donations that are not Red or consumable can be left in the box in the school office.Please contact us on Facebook, Twitter or email giffnockpc@hotmail.co.uk for further information or if you can help on the day. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at the Fair!

We are really excited about our Christmas Fair – there are lots of great stalls for fabulous gifts from handmade chocolate, cakes and jams to beautiful handmade decorations, clothing and accessories to fun toys and stocking fillers as well as fun activities for the children and our festive café.  All are welcome and funds raised will help pay for extra school activities for the children which are great fun, build friendships and help broaden the children’s school experience and build their self esteem.

P6 and P7 Movie Night


Dear Parent / Carer

The Parent Council have asked us to advise you that the P6 and P7 Movie Night will be held on Thursday 2nd November between 7 and 9 pm within the school. The pupils will choose a film soon and consent forms will be sent out and money requested. The cost of the event will be £3 per child which includes popcorn and a drink.