Term 1 House Reward

This term we hosted a brilliant ‘Aerobercise Challenge’, which helped the pupils earn extra points for their house. All of the points so far this term have been added together, making SHETLAND the current leader of the House Cup Race.

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If your child is in the winning house, Shetland, as a reward he/she can have a non-uniform day on

Wednesday 26th October

Shetland pupils should wear their green Shetland T-shirt on this day with their normal school uniform clothes for their bottom half. Shetland pupils from P 3-7 will also be allowed a queue jump pass in the busy tuck line and all P1-7 pupils will be awarded an extra playtime to celebrate their win during the day.

P6b Enterprise Project

P6b are working with a Kirkhill parent to help collect unisex adult clothes for the charity ‘Scottish Action for Refugees’ whose aim is to provide shelter and practical aid to Refugees living in Calais. More information about the charity can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishActionForRefugees/about/

 We have been asked to collect only the items listed below:




Male underpants, size small and medium (new)

Socks (size 6-9)

If you would like to donate to the project please send item(s) in a polythene bag to school on the dates noted below.

Monday 24th October   Tuesday 25th October  

 Wednesday 26th October

Primary 6b will collect the clothing each day and liaise with our parent contact to have them uplifted. The charity will then sort and bag the items and deliver them to Calais.

 Thank you for helping.

Pupils of P6b, Mrs Hughes & Miss Muir

First/Second Level Curriculum for Excellence I am learning to protect others, and to reduce the potential harm when possible.

UNCRC Article 19 You have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated.

Book Sale

book-saleThe Book Sale will once again be visiting Kirkhill Primary School on Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16h and Thursday 17h November and will be set out in the gym hall.

Leaflets to guide you and a timetable when your child’s class will visit have been sent home. You are very welcome to come along and help your child to select a book , otherwise please feel free to send money in a sealed envelope marked with the amount  and assistance will be given. Please note that pupils are under no obligation to buy a book during their class visit to the Book Sale.

We ask that parents kindly do not use the pre-paid or internet voucher system as this has resulted in book delivery delays in the past.  In addition to books there will also be other small items for sale, e.g. pens, pencils, erasers.  If you are coming to help your child choose a book, please enter through the gym hall door, not the main school entrance.

The Book Sale will also be open for sales on the evening of Thursday 17h November during the Parent Meetings, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Please feel free to pop in.

Please note that all profit goes directly back to the school in the form of books, but once again there is absolutely no obligation for you or your child to purchase a book at the Book Sale.

If you would like to help, and hold a current PVG. please contact the school office.

UNCRC Article 31  You have the right to play, relax and take part in a wide range of activities.

31st October

Please note that Kirkhill will not be having a “Dress As You Please Day” on Monday 31st  October 2016 this year. Pupils should therefore please come to school in their usual school uniform that day.


Board Games Wanted!

board-gamesThe Fund Raising Committee are coordinating a collection of any unwanted games or jigsaws. We would ask that these be in good condition.

Once collected we will distribute them to the appropriate classes for the children to enjoy during wet playtimes and Friday Fun.

We will provide feedback as to the success of this project in the coming weeks.

Please hand any donations into the school office by Friday 28th October 2016.

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


Walking Bus


We will be running a Walking Bus every day between Monday 10th October and Thursday 13th October. Our Walking Bus promotes healthy exercise, reduces dangerous traffic around our school gates and reduces traffic pollution, thereby improving the health and safety of all our pupils.

The Eco committee have decided on a theme for this walking bus, which will be ‘silly socks’. We would like you to join us as you walk to school wearing silly socks! Odd socks, stripy socks, Christmas socks, funny socks, anything goes! You could even design your own socks. Each day, a winner from the walking bus will be chosen by a member of the Eco Committee. The winner will receive 10 house points!

Each child will be given a reflective tabard to wear on the walk. Please do not send pupils with bicycles or scooters as this can cause complications and can slow down the Walking Bus!   We would like to encourage all pupils if possible, to join us for the short walk from the Broom shops to the school. Whether pupils are able to walk with us everyday, for part of the week or even just for one day, everyone is welcome!

We will meet at the back of the Broom Shops (on the pavement at the back of the dental surgery) at 8.40am every day throughout the school week.

UNCRC Article 24 Every child has the right to the best possible health.


Home Lunches

As of

Monday 3rd October 

any Primary 2 or Primary 3 pupil going home for lunch must be collected by a parent/ carer from the school office at 12.35pm please.

Due to the extremely low numbers of pupils in Kirkhill who go home for lunch, please also advise the school office that your child will be a home lunch each day that they are going home.  Of course, if your child goes home every day for lunch or in a regular pattern each week e.g. every Monday, please let the school office know this in writing and then there is no need to inform us on a daily basis.  Please bring children to the office when returning to school after lunch, where they will be able to return safely to their playground.

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

Information Evening

On Wednesday 5th October we are holding an Information Evening for parents and carers of Kirkhill pupils, from 7pm until 9pm.  Having previously gathered your views on topics that you are interested in, we have put together a selection of workshops which you will hopefully find useful and informative. Details of these can be found in the newsletter in the ‘Information’ section of the website. Please use this table of workshops to identify which sessions you are wishing to attend and bring it along with you on the night.

In order for us to make arrangements for the evening we would be grateful if you could indicate that you will be coming along by completing and returning the slip from the newsletter by Tuesday 4th October.

Please note that this evening is for adults only and pupils should not attend.

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

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.

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