Tag Archives: Pupils

East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais



The ER Convoy to Calais has had magnificent support from the schools and nurseries in our communities. I’ve been amazed and made proud by the generosity of schools and parents.  The convoy leaves this Thursday evening and, as we promised, there is an open invitation to pupils, staff and parents to come along to the departure. We leave after school hours, so I know this will be a decision for each family to make.

To help us extend the invitation to all your parents, could you please post this message on your school websites, Facebook and twitter, if you have them?

“The East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais leaves this Thursday at 8pm from the car park of ER Council HQ in Eastwood Park, Giffnock. They are taking the largest single donation from anywhere in Scotland.  Schools and nurseries from all over East Renfrewshire responded with overwhelming generosity to the appeal.  All parents, children and staff are invited to be there for the send-off. The convoy organisers want to give the families who contributed the opportunity to see their donations leave, and to send the convoy off in style.

We hope you can join us.”


Inclusion Service – Thursday 8th October

Nursery – P7

Dear Parent / Carer

We would like to remind you that the Inclusion Service will be held on Thursday 8th October at 1.30pm in Orchardhill Parish Church – all parents are welcome to attend.  After the service the pupils will return to school for dismissal at the normal time.

Pupils in Primary 5 and Primary 6 will be leading the service and will be leaving the school early to prepare – together with choir members and pupils chosen to play guitar – we would therefore ask that these children do not have a home lunch that day.

The school will be closed to pupils on Friday 8th October (In Service day) and the following week for the October holiday with pupils returning on Monday 19th October at the normal time.

Cycling in the playground

Dear Parent/Carer

It has been brought to my attention, again, that cyclists, both children and on some occasions adults are cycling in the school playground when arriving at the start of the school day and again before exiting the playground at home time. I highlighted this in the September Newsletter………………………

“Cycle Friendly we are proud of our cycle friendly status, however to avoid accidents may I once again remind all cyclists to dismount before entering the playground and push their bikes within all playground areas. Thank you for your support.”

However, this resulted on Thursday in a cyclist colliding with a parent.

I have since spoken to pupils and in the interest of health and safety for all I ask for your support in ensuring everyone follows these procedures.

Pauline Ferguson


News from Rouken Glen Park

The latest copy of the Rouken Reporter – Issue 11 – Autumn 2015 is now available.  The link is www.bit.ly/RoukenReporter11

The newsletter is also available on the Rouken Glen Park Newsletter webpage http://www.roukenglenpark.co.uk/RGP-Newsletter

A direct link to a PDF copy of the Newsletter is http://www.roukenglenpark.co.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=15221&p=0

The next Rouken Glen Park evening talk will take place in the Pavilion Visitor Centre, Rouken Glen Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock G46 7UG on Tuesday 8 September.  The talk is suitable for all family members.

Evening Workshop – Dragons in your Garden

Tuesday 8 September,  7 – 9 pm

Doors open at 6.45 pm for tea and coffee

By Froglife’s Scottish Dragon Finder

  • Encourage children to learn about frogs, toads, newts, lizards and slow worms
  • Try out ways to invite these creatures into your garden.
  • Build model gardens at the workshop.
  • Workshop suitable for adults and older children.
  • No Booking required  


Future evening talks in Rouken Glen Park Pavilion:

  • Tuesday 29 September, 7 – 9 pm    Fungi in the Park
  • Tuesday 20 October, 6.30 – 8.30 pm   Bryophytes – mosses, hornworts and liverworts  (Please note earlier start time)
  • Tuesday 3 November,  7 – 9 pm    Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre
  • Tuesday 1 December, 7 – 9 pm    Rouken Glen Park Archaeology

I look forward to welcoming you to the evening talk next Tuesday 8 September.

Liz Rodger

Activity Project Officer – Rouken Glen Park


Meet the Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

We extend an invitation to you to come along and meet your child’s teacher on the evening of Wednesday 2nd September 2015.

This evening is designed for you to come along, meet your child’s teacher and find out a little about their time in nursery and school.  The teacher will be available to chat to you about what knowledge and skills your child will be learning, along with important class routines and tips.  You will have the opportunity to view some key resources and look at children’s displays.  The classrooms will be open between 6 and 7 pm.

The teacher will not be discussing individual children and progress.  An opportunity for this will be available during our formal parent/teacher interviews (November and March), or indeed if you have a concern a pre arranged appointment.

The Parent Council will be in school and they hope parents will take a few minutes to find out how you can join, about the wonderful work they do and how you can support them and the school.  They hope you will share with them some ideas on future council projects.

We look forward to meeting you on the 2nd September.

Film Club Review of the Week winners in P7A

Congratulations to Abbie, Lewis and Nathan of P7A for winning Review of the Week awards this month as part of Film Club in Giffnock Primary!

Film Club has been running for nearly 7 years as an after-school club. Giffnock is part of a nationwide network of clubs in schools across the UK – nearly 10,000 schools now run clubs as part of the organisation Into Film. In the club children watch a wide variety of films and are encouraged to post written reviews on the Into Film website. Each week 10 reviews, out of the thousands posted in the UK, are chosen as Review of the Week by staff at the Into Film headquarters in London.

Abbie, Lewis and Nathan have written reviews of Ernest and Celestine, The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists and Chicken Run. You can read them on the Into Film website. Click on the link below and then scroll through the pages to find the reviews.


Last Day of Term Arrangements

Parent / Carer of Nursery – P7 Pupils

Dear Parent / Carer

You are warmly invited to attend the end of term Summer Service in Orchardhill Parish Church on Wednesday 24th June at 11.00 a.m.  All pupils will return to school after the service to be dismissed at 1.00 p.m.  Please note that school lunch will only be available for free school meal pupils (which includes all P1 – P3 pupils) and the choice will be Quorn Hot Dog or Burger.

We would confirm that nursery pupils will be attending the Church Service and as the service is not expected to finish until about 12 noon could you please make arrangements to collect your nursery child at 12.15 p.m.   If this arrangement is not convenient then could you please collect your child from the nursery by 10.30 a.m. before the children leave for the Church.  Please note that there will be no afternoon nursery session as both the school and nursery close at 1.00 p.m.

We hope that you will have a lovely summer break and look forward to welcoming the pupils back for the new session at the normal time on Thursday 13th August 2015.

Sports Day for P1-P7 Friday 12 June 1.30pm Huntly Park


Dear Parent / Carer,

You are warmly invited to attend our School Sports Day on Friday 12th June at 1.30 pm at Huntly Park.

Programme of events: Sports Day June 2015 – Programme

Pupils will be leaving school at 1.10pm to walk to the park to be ready for the 1.30 pm start.  It would be very much appreciated if all pupils could stay in school for lunch that day. Should this cause any difficulty for you please contact the school office.

In the highly unlikely event of inclement weather the Sports Day will take place in school – unfortunately parents will be unable to attend the indoor event due to limited space.  We will keep you updated via the school website!