Pupil Council Local Charity: Quarriers Day

The Pupil Council have been working 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 have planned many learning opportunities to raise awareness with our pupils, and created a fundraising opportunity to raise funds for this local charity.

As well as all of the fun learning activities on the day, the Pupil Council have also created a Charity Quiz for all pupils.  If you would also like to participate, please complete the quiz sheet below  and return it to your Class Teacher, along with your donation, on Friday 2nd October. We would like to ask each pupil to bring a minimum £1 donation for Quarriers.  The winners of the Charity Quiz will be chosen at random on Friday and will be awarded with a special prize!

Pupil Council Quiz

UNCRC Article 27
Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good
enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs.

Inter House Competition Day

dancing childrenOur first House Day will take place on Thursday 24th September.  Each class will be showing off their moves by taking part in a class ‘Dance-Off’ with the winners going forward to the final “House Dance Off”.

We would like pupils to come to school on Thursday dressed in their house colour t-shirt and do not require to wear their uniform on this day

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 31  You have the right to play, relax and take part in a wide range of activities.

Air Quality Around Schools

As part of our commitment to improving local air quality, East Renfrewshire Council now has powers to issue fixed penalty notices to drivers who don’t switch off their engines when stationary. Council officers will be carrying out patrols around local schools and speaking to drivers who let their vehicles idle unnecessarily.

Air quality within East Renfrewshire is generally good and meets national standards, however we are always keen to make further improvements. Within East Renfrewshire, road traffic is the main source of air pollutants. Parents and others taking children to and from school can help to reduce children’s exposure to exhaust fumes by leaving the car at home, by parking further away from the school and by turning off their engines when stationary.


Harvest Thanksgiving

Throughout the week beginning Monday 14th September the staff and children of Kirkhill will be celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving. This will be the first of a variety of assemblies we will be celebrating this year, focussing on different faiths and celebrations. This supports pupils in their learning within Religious and Moral Education, particularly within the Experience and Outcome of:

Through investigating and reflecting upon the ways in which followers of world religions mark major life events and times of year, I can explain key features of such festivals and celebrations. Second Level.

As always at Kirkhill, we are keen to involve our parents and local community to enhance our pupils’ learning experiences and so I would be delighted to hear from any of you who would be able to share your expertise around the topic of Harvest. If you are able to be involved please complete and return the slip below.

We will be celebrating through assemblies and we would also like to encourage our pupils to be responsible citizens and effective contributors in their community through the donations of foods which can be used by those in need in and around our local community. We will be giving our donations to the Trussell Trust network, which co-ordinates the East Renfrewshire Foodbank. It supports people who find themselves in crisis and need the help of the community.

We will be collecting the donations from Monday 14th September onwards. The following is a list of foods which would be of most use:

  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Biscuits
  • Tins of soup, fruit, beans, vegetables, cold-meat, tuna, custard and rice

UN Convention on the Rights of the child Article 24

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.