Aug 252015

OPEN MEETINGS for 2015/16

All Meetings to be held at MEARNS CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL



Inspirational speaker Paul McNeill

Come along and hear Paul talk about his journey with dyslexia, from leaving school with no qualifications to becoming a regional manager with the Scottish Football Association


CALEDONIAN UNI – Nadia Northway to present on Irlen Syndrome



THURSDAY, 5 May 2016

SHONA COOK – to present a ‘parents perspective’ and break out in to groups to chat.

Email Address is

Aug 172015

East Renfrewshire Disability Action (ERDA)  were launched at the Barriers & Bridges Community Conference event in March 2011 and exist as a local disability organisation to raise the issues and concerns of disabled people at a local and national level and to challenge policies and decisions which maintain and reinforce the social, physical, attitudinal, cultural and economic barriers that prevent disabled people taking up their rightful role as full and equal citizens. The organisation is always on the look-out for new members both disabled and able bodied.  For more information, please e-mail or the website at


Jun 222015

We are delighted to announce that our Gala held last Saturday made a huge profit of over £4000!  A big thank you to everyone who attended, to all the parent helpers, teachers who came along to help, everyone who donated raffle prizes, gifts and home baking.

Special thanks to our sponsors Nicol Estate Agents for supporting our event, and for donating the Ipad for the raffle’s top prize.

Thanks to Councillor Jim Swift who once again performed wonderfully as our Beat the Goalie. Big thanks to Mark the Janitor and his wife Linda whom we kept busy with setting up and cleaning up afterwards.  Thanks to Kate and Scott Telfour for supplying the advertising banner and once again for placing it around Newton Mearns!

Thanks to Saj and Shahid Sadiq for providing all the delicious Subway sandwiches, and to all the fantastic bakers out there who donated some sensational home baking.

The chocolate cake bake off was another great success, and we had 2 winners – best novelty cake and best tasting cake. These were won by Eilidh Thomson and Laura Osbourne. A Big thank you to Jim Swift who picked the novelty cake winner, and to our very strict tasting panel consisting of teachers Mrs McDougall, Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Uprichard who had the “enviable” task of tasting 14 chocolates cakes and picking a winner!

The top prizewinners in the raffle were as follows:

1st prize – An Ipad Air, won by Ian Cant

2nd prize – An ipad mini, won by Robert Crerar

3rd prize – £100 cash, won by Mrs Malik

4th prize – £50 cash, won by Claire Gallacher.

The parent council has now allocated £2000 to the school for outdoor playground equipment and Friday fun toys and games, and £630 for teacher’s class supplies.

All our fundraising events are organized with the same aim – to support and benefit all our children at Kirkhill – so thank you to everyone who helped make the Gala another Kirkhill success.

Kirkhill Parent Council

Fundraising Committee.

Jun 122015

School will close on Wednesday 24th June at 1.00pm.

Please note normal arrangements will apply for pupils using school transport.

School will return next session on

Thursday 13th August 2015

Happy holidays!

Jun 122015

Please note:

Money on the accounts of any primary 7 children cannot be transferred to high school. Please ensured all money is spent before the end of term or transferred to a sibling’s account by requesting this option from the school office.


Thank you.

Jun 052015

Tuesday 16th June – Race Day

On this day we will be holding a traditional ‘races’ Sports Day. This will be held on the banking area. Each year group will be involved in a flat race and then, time permitting, one novelty race of their choice. e.g. Egg and spoon or wheelbarrow. Every 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winner will receive house points which will go towards the Kirkhill House Trophy awarded to the winning house at the end of the session.

Parents watch out – there will even be a parents race so wear your trainers!

Thursday 18th June 2014 – Activity stations

The activity stations will allow all children to participate in a variety of mini sporting activities such as hockey, basketball, javelin and a tug-of-war! These events will be held within the muga and P6/7 playground areas. The children will be split into house teams and the winning house will receive a medal. All points earned will again go towards the Kirkhill House Trophy.As children are taking part in ‘house’ teams, we would appreciate it each child could wear an item of clothing in their house colour. Primary 7 pupils should wear their’ house hoodies’ to both events.


Timings for both days are as follows

P1-3: 10.00am – 12.15pm

P4-7: 1.00pm – 2.45pm

If there is torrential rain on either day, unfortunately the event may have to be cancelled.


Please send your child to school dressed for both sports days in their outdoor school tracksuit with shorts etc. underneath.


UN Convention on the Rights of the child Article 31

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.



May 292015

parent teacher

Parents/teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday 3rd June between 3pm and 5.30pm and on Thursday 4th June between 6pm and 8.45pm giving you an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress. All parents should have received an appointment time. We look forward to seeing you then!


UN Convention on the Rights of the child Article 3

The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.


May 202015

The school will be closed on Friday 22nd May and Monday 25th May for the May holiday.

The school will also be closed to pupils on Tuesday 26th May as this is an In-service day for staff.

Pupils should return at the normal time on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

May 192015

Please find below links to comprehensive lists of the variety of ways in which your child’s progress while at Kirhill Primary is reported. These can also be found on the ‘Useful Documents’ page of the website under ‘Parents’.
Reporting To Parents List

Reporting Map

UN convention on the Rights of the Child Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.


May 062015

Due to Music Services Music Camp which is running from Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd May and involves some of our P7 pupils, the P7 Together Time Assembly (Lochgoilhead Showcase) has been moved again to

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 11am.

Report a Glow concern