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


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,


International Human Rights/Christmas Jumper day

We had a fantastic day learning about Human Rights and raised  the grand total of £461 pounds for ‘Save the Children’ charity.  Children at Kirkhill learned how to take part in a Unicef campaign to protect children’s rights and thought about which of these rights were most important to them. We also had a guest speaker to tell us about the important work Save the Children undertakes at home and abroad and designed our own Christmas jumper bunting. Thank you to all parents and carers for your support for this worthwhile cause.

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UN CRC Article 1

Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.


World Kindness Global Charity Day

Thank you to all parents for your kind donations to support Water Aid – our chosen charity for World Kindness Day.

In addition to learning about the charity, the children have had super fun shooting goals in the gym hall and creating a kindness tree where pupils have nominated someone who has been kind to them, all organised by our fantastic Welbies pupil group.

Thank you once again for supporting this worthwhile charity.

Refugee Collection – Message from Councillor Waters

The East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais leaves this Thursday at 8pm from the car park of ER Council HQ in Eastwood Park, Giffnock. They are taking the largest single donation from anywhere in Scotland.  Schools and nurseries from all over East Renfrewshire responded with overwhelming generosity to the appeal.  All parents, children and staff are invited to be there for the send-off. The convoy organisers want to give the families who contributed the opportunity to see their donations leave, and to send the convoy off in style.

We hope you can join us.


Refugee Collection

Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their donations to help refugees in Calais. The response was overwhelming and we have approximately 200 bags of much needed items.

On behalf of all the families that will benefit from your generous donations, a very warm and heart felt “thank you”.

Mrs Lord (Rights Respecting School Coordinator)

Refugee Aid

Please remember to send any donations for refugees in Calais to the school on:

Wednesday 21st October

in a tied carrier bag or bin bag. Thank you.

  • small torches
  • double AA batteries for torches
  • tea lights
  • jars and packets of ready to eat baby food
  • warm clothing for men and boys
  • sturdy footwear for men, women and children (all sizes and all ages)
  • basic toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste et

UNCRC Article 39

Children neglected, abused, exploited, tortured or who are victims of war must receive special help to help them recover their health, dignity and self-respect.

Quarrier’s Day

The Pupil Council  worked extremely hard to organise a Quarriers Charity Day at Kirkhill. Quarriers provide care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. To support the important work that the charity does, the Pupil Council planned many learning opportunities to raise awareness with our pupils, and created a fundraising opportunity to raise funds for this local charity.

On Friday 2nd October, each class explored the charity and learned about how Quarriers help people in Scotland, in particular, the support in our local community. The Pupil Council also invited a speaker from Quarriers to visit Primary 6 and 7 pupils for a special workshop to allow them to explore the role of the charity in more depth.

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