We are holding a Numeracy and Mathematics Curriculum Evening on Monday 23rd September, 6pm-7pm. This event is for pupils and families in P4-7. However we will be providing an opportunity for pupils in P1-3 to visit the event during the school day. If you have a sibling in Primary 4-7 you are welcome to join them on the night. Further information will come out in due course regarding a P1-3 event for our families.
Find find below a link to this session’s Parent/Carer Calendar.
Different outdoor learning experiences offer opportunities for personal and learning skills development in areas such as communication, problem solving, information technology, working with others and thinking skills. Learning in the outdoors can make significant contributions to literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. Therefore, outdoor learning offers many opportunities for learners to deepen and contextualise their understanding within curriculum areas, and for linking learning across the curriculum in different contexts and at all levels.
(Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2010)
At Kirkhill Primary we strive to provide regular outdoor learning experiences for all our children. As a school we have a fantastic outdoor space which can be used across the curriculum to develop our children socially, emotionally and academically. During last session we had a super Science Garden added to our fantastic Eco garden and we can’t wait to explore here and other areas of our school grounds!
To allow all pupils to access outdoor learning in the changeable Scottish weather, we would appreciate the children bringing in outdoor clothing (wellies, rain jackets and trousers) on days they will be learning outdoors. Class teachers will let you know via the class blogs the days that these are required so that you can keep them at home on other days. Also, if you have any spare items which your child is not using any more and you are happy to give these to the school, please put this in a bag with it clearly labelled as spare clothing for the school to allow items to be shared with our families. Please contact us if you do not have clothing and we will endeavor to supply necessary clothing for outdoors.
Thank you in advance with your support with outdoor learning and please get in touch if you have any questions. This support will allow our children to have a fantastic time learning outdoors come rain or shine!
Thank you to our talented Primary 5 pupils for creating short presentations to support all of our children with transition from stage to stage. The link below takes you to a booklet for every class. The booklets capture general information about next session. Please share these with your children over the holiday period.
- Primary 1A
- Welcome to p1b
- p3a 1
- p3a 2
- Welcome to p3b2
- Welcome to p4b
- Welcome to p5b
- WELCOME TO PRIMARY 6B
- Welcome to primary 7b
The UK Government have announced that the May bank holiday in 2020 has been moved from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020. This is to coincide with planned celebrations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The week beginning Monday 4th May 2020 will now run as follows;
Monday 4 May 2020 School Open
Tuesday 5 May 2020 School Open
Wednesday 6 May 2020 School Open
Thursday 7 May 2020 In-service Day (pupils off)
Friday 8 May 2020 Public Holiday (school closed)
In addition there are two extra in-service days that have been added to the calendar for next session
Wednesday 12 February 2020 (pupils off)
Tuesday 26 May 2020 (pupils off)
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 pilot.
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 and will remain open until 27 June 2019.
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.
Well done to our pupils for their achievements. We are so proud!
We are delighted to try out a new online booking system to reserve tickets for our forthcoming shows. Initially parents and carers will be able to order 2 tickets for either the morning or evening show and then after 1 week more tickets will be available for parents/carers to choose 2 others for any of the sessions that have available tickets. We hope this system will help us with the organisation of our events and improve how we do things. Please click below if your child is in Primary 3 or 5 to book tickets for their event https://kirkhill.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ tickets will be available from 9 a.m. on Friday 29th Mach 2019.
Our learners are successful, confident, exercise responsibility and contribute to the life of the school, the wider community and as global citizens. Our pupils achieve a range of skills and attributes through a wide range of activities.
As a school, we are committed to recognising a broad sense of achievement. Therefore, in addition to the many ways in which we celebrate achievement within school already we would like you to inform us of any additional achievements that we may not yet know about your child.
In order to modernise how we work and to be more Eco friendly, we will no longer ask you to complete a Golden Achievement Sheet for your child. Instead we would like you to photograph your child with a certificate, trophy, etc and in no more than 200 words, please outline the achievement including the pupil’s first name only. Please add this information to the proforma here- achievements and email to AchievementsK1@kirkhill.e-renfrew.sch.uk.
Alternatively, you can Tweet achievements and photographs to @KirkhillPS
Your child’s achievement will then be displayed on Twitter, on the plasma screen at reception, in the hall during lunch times and before assemblies.
We look forward to receiving your achievements.
Click here to register for our Term 4 after school clubs
Please note changes to P6 assembly dates.
Updated volunteer guides can be accessed here.
We hope you find them easy to use and navigate.
These can also be accessed in the parents section of our website.
Our Librarians Pupil group are organising some fantastic activities for World Book Day. Please see link below for details.
Please note changes to our useful dates for parents below.
East Renfrewshire Council continues to provide the highest quality services for all residents. The Education Department’s Standards and Quality Report clearly shows the progress made in achieving our expected outcomes and impact in the past year.
Please click here to view East Renfrewshire’s Standards and Quality Report for 2017 – 2018.
UNCRC Article 29
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Over the next few months we will be working closely with our Parent Council and School Community to raise funds for our new science Garden. Plans of our Garden can be found here;
UNCRC Article 29
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and
abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for
human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and
other cultures, and the environment.