KIRKHILL PARENT COUNCIL GALA

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

Reminder

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.

Developing the Young Workforce

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce. They are pleased to have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of their successful “in a nutshell” series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015. This new nutshell supplies parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signposts them to where they can get some more information if they need it. The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is

http://www.npfs.org.uk/career-education-a-world-of-possibilities/

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

 

Interhouse Christmas Technology Challenge

All pupils in the school took park in an Interhouse Christmas Technology Challenge.  Santa and his Elves left challenges in every classroom asking for help to create toys, Christmas decorations, bridges and chimneys to make sure all the boys and girls in Kirkhill got their presents delivered in time! The house teams did a brilliant job meeting the design challenge presented to them, with winners coming from each house at every stage.

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

 

P7 Show Dates

Amendment to Dates for your Diary

 P7 Summer Show

Tuesday 7th June 2016

 The date of the evening performance of the P7 Summer Show is being moved from Tuesday 7th June 2016 to Monday 6th June 2016 at 7pm.

 Please note that the date of the daytime performance will not change and will therefore remain as Tuesday 7th June 2016 at 10am.

 Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Christmas Services 2015

xmas treeThe Christmas services take place on Tuesday 22nd December.  The P1-3 service will start at 10:00 am and the P4-7 service will start at 1:00 pm.  As always, the services will be held in Broom Parish Church and will be led by Rev Jim Boag.  Some ladies from Broom Church have kindly offered to provide tea and coffee in the church vestibule.  This will be after the P1-3 service, but before the P4-7 service from 12:30 pm.  We hope as many of you as possible will join together for a mince pie and a chat.  All donations for coffee will as usual go to charity.

This year our choir, led by Mrs Roy, will be performing at the services, as will some of the P6 and P7 guitarists with their music teacher Mrs Miller and our violinists with Mr Robinson and Mr Watson.

Due to the timings of the services we have made the following change for Tuesday 22nd December only:

Whole school lunchtime                11:45-12:30 pm

We hope to see you at the church to join our celebrations.

UNCRC Article 14  Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion,

 

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