Dyslexia Scotland

Parents, Pupils and Teachers are welcome to our


Monday 12th September 2016


Using an ipad to Support Dyslexia

****Please bring your ipad and phone****

Presented by Craig Mill

7.15pm-8.15pm Mearns Castle High School, Newton Mearns G77 5GU


Email Address is dyslexiascotland.er@gmail.com

UNCRC Article 29  Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.


Sports Days

Our annual sports days will take place on

Thursday 16th June (Activities in house teams)

and Friday 17th june (Race Day)

P1-3   10am – 11.30sport

P4-7    1pm – 2.45

 Early lunch for p4-7 11.45 – 12.30

Normal lunch for P1-3 12.35-1.20pm

Trapped in Cyberspace

Primary 7 will be performing their show ‘Trapped in Cyberspace’ on

Monday 6th June at  7pm


Tuesday 7th June at 10am.

Tickets have been issued to families of P7 children.

UNCRC Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

Hockey Festival

On Thursday 2nd June fifteen pupils from  Kirkhill attended the Hockey National Primary Festival at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre and had a wonderful day playing hockey in glorious sunshine!

Taking the format of a round-robin with no out right winner, the Festival aims to encourage learning and teamwork, rather than winning, with each child receiving a participation certificate and a ‘Goodie bag’.

The teams would like to say a special thanks to their coach Irene Clark, a former Kirkhill Parent who runs Kirkhill’s after school hockey club.

UNCRC Article 29  Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.


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The Parent Council are delighted to announce that following the success of our gala, an amazing sum of £3,700 was raised!

A massive thank you for all the kind donations of toys, baking, bottles, chocolates and toiletries which were handed into the school office and for all the raffle prizes donated.  Congratulations to Gillian Armour who won the star prize of £200 which was very kindly donated by Rettie & Co.

Thanks to our wonderful bake off judges – Mrs Duffy, Derek Johnstone, David Orr and Gemma Dee, for tasting 19 delicious entries.  The winner of this was Amina & Imaar Pasha of P4, congratulations to you!

Thank you to MACS for very kindly donating all the proceeds of your amazing stall and for your continued support of Kirkhill.

Also a big thank you to Clarkston Fire Brigade, Graeme & Ann Wilson of Creature Comforts and Jim Swift at Beat The Goalie – all the children enjoyed these experiences immensely.

As always thanks to Saj and Shahid Sadiq for donating the Subway sandwiches, which are always a big hit.  The BBQ was run by dads Greg Love and Douglas Smith, with assistant Amy, they did a magnificent job, thank you!

And last but not least, thank you to Nicol Estate Agents who ran the Lego building table and kindly supplied the prizes for this.

The success of this year’s Gala would not have been possible without the help of all the volunteers, parents, teachers, office staff and our lovely janitors Michael, Mark and Jack.  It goes without saying that it takes a lot of organising for such an event, and the Parent Council would like to thank everyone involved.

Please forward any suggestions of how you would like the funds raised to be utilised to the Parent Council for consideration, or come along with suggestions to our next meeting on Wednesday 15th June.

The Fund Raising Committee took on board all suggestions made and with the sun shining Kirkhill Summer Gala was a great success!   THANK YOU!!!

European Referendum


European Referendum

Thursday 23rd June

Kirkhill Primary School will be used as a polling station for the European referendum.

School will close at 3pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 and pupils should return to school on Friday 24th June 2016.

Sports Relief

Today on the 18th of March the sports committee have been very busy organising the event known as Sport Relief. This morning we had the P3’s Skip-A-Thon where they were skipping and doing different techniques of skipping like 2 feet, 1 foot, and crossover and backwards. The sports committee members that were helping were Michael, Taylor, Jamie and Adam. They were helping the P3’s untie their skipping ropes. They have 4 legends (people who they thought tried the hardest) and their names were Alice, Eva, Reuben and Sonny. Well done to the 4 winners.

At the same time in the gym hall the P1’s were having an awesome Dance-A-Thon for 30mins. The sports committee members that were helping out there were Murdo, Jack, Crystelle, Sorcha and Erin. They were dancing to songs you might know like ‘Kiss Me’ by Olly Murs and ‘On My Mind’ by Elle Goulding.

After break the P5’s were doing their exhausting 1 mile run.  The sport committee members there were Murdo, Sorcha, Jack, Adam and Jamie. At the side the sports committee and the teachers were encouraging and cheering on the children. A lot of the children looked very tired and exhausted.

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Thinking Day

thinking dayFebruary 22nd is World Thinking Day; a celebration for all members of Scouting and Guiding.  If your child attends either of these organisations or a similar type of organisation, e.g.  Sunbeams, Rainbows, Cubs, Beavers, Boys’ Brigade, etc. and if they wish to, they may wear their organisation uniform to school on this day. School uniform should be worn be worn as normal if your child is not wearing an organisation uniform.

The theme of World Thinking Day 2016 is ‘Connect’.  Throughout the day in school, all pupils will take part in activities to explore and celebrate the meaningful connections that make our lives better, whether to the people closest to us, to a place we care about or to friends on the other side of the world.

UNCRC Article 15 Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Early Learning and Childcare Consultation

Consultation on the future of early learning and childcare in East Renfrewshire Council. 

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The Council is seeking the views of parents and carers so that a model of provision can be devised to best meet the needs of our residents. 

You are invited to respond by giving your views, suggestions or concerns. 

The consultation will be live until 31 March 2016 at https://getinvolved.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/

UN CRC Article 3  The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.



Cross Country Championships

Kirkhill Primary would like to put forward a P6&7 team of four boys and four girls to race in the Cross Country Championships at Rouken Glen Park on Thursday 25th February.

Trials for a place in Kirkhill’s school team will take place on

Thursday 4th February at 1.30pm.

If you wish to try out for the team please sign up in class before Tuesday 2nd February and remember to have your school outdoor PE kit with you on the day.

UNCRC Article 31  Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

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