Aid for Refugees at Calais Camp

You will all be aware of the plight of refugees mainly from Syria and the efforts many of you have already made to send aid to charitable or aid organisations to support families who now find themselves homeless and in great need of help.  Councillor Waters is co-ordinating aid to those who are held in refugee camps in Calais and is organising a convoy which leaves on Thursday 29 October.

Our Pupil Council would appreciate your support in gathering the following items:-

  • small torches;
  • double AA batteries for torches;
  • tea lights; and
  • jars and packets of ready to eat baby food.

Labelled boxes will be in the Street from Monday 19 October for pupils and parents to deposit any donations.

We appreciate your support.


Competition Time: Food Standards Scotland Competition

We would like you to take part in a competition to create a piece of artwork displaying the health benefits of good diet and nutrition.

The theme of your poster should highlight one of the following areas:

  • Eat lots of fruit and veg
  • Try to eat less sugar
  • Eat less fatty foods
  • Eat a balanced diet / Make healthy eating choices
  • Get active
  • Bring a healthy packed lunch box to school
    The poster should be

On A3 paperUse colourful crayons, pencils or felt tips only
(No paint/ stick ons or glitter)

Each child should write IN PENCIL on the back of their poster

  • Name
  • Class
  • School
  • School Address and Phone number

If possible , could you try to make the ‘healthy packed lunch box’ a priority as the school will make the best of this theme into a leaflet for parents to highlight this issue.
The closing date is 21st  October.  Please send your entries to 3.12.

Microsoft Office Pro Plus

As part of the Education Department’s annual Microsoft agreement, staff and pupils can download and install 10 instances of Microsoft Office Pro Plus on personally owned devices. Please note that this includes 5 installs for desktop, laptop and netbook and 5 mobile installs for phones and tablets for each staff member and every pupil.

Disclaimer In order to qualify for this benefit, you must be an East Renfrewshire employee with a Glow account or a pupil attending an East Renfrewshire school. You must understand that you are entering into an agreement with Microsoft and not East Renfrewshire Council.

 To access the Office Pro Plus installation file please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to Glow.
  2. Click the Office Pro Plus tile located on the Shared Launch Pad.
  3. The next window will display the Install button as well as links to other useful information.

There is also guidance available on Glow:

India – Day 3

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Day Three – DLF Public School

Mrs Dillon-Ruddy and I arrived at DLF Public School today. We were greeted at our hotel by Anjali and the school captain, we then set off to DLF. On our journey we were amazed to see cows, bullocks, Tuk-Tuks and cars sharing the same road – it was a sight to behold.

The school organised a very warm welcome. We were delighted to hear some traditional Indian music from a group of talented children and staff.  On entering we received a traditional Indian welcome of a bindi and fresh flower garland.

Our first stop was to an assembly with over 1000 pupils from P1 to P5, we were delighted to be guest of honour. We were entertained by dancing,  the children singing a Tartan Army song and mime.

We were kept busy all in and out of all the different classrooms.

We hope that you enjoy the photographs. Please post any comments of questions.


Mr Rodgers and Mrs Dillon-Ruddy

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