Burns Lunch – Wednesday 25th January

To celebrate Robert Burns Day this week on Wednesday 25 January there will be the option for our pupils to have a ‘Burns Supper’ at lunchtime.  This will consist of Scotch Broth, Traditional Haggis, Neeps & Tatties followed by Scottish Raspberry Trifle. Please make sure that your child is aware of the available options on Wednesday and places their order accordingly in class.

P1 – P3 

Option 1    Burns Supper

Option 2    Quorn Chilli

Option 3    Tuna Mayo baguette

P4 – P7

Option 1    Burns Supper

Option 2    Chicken Tikka Wrap /Rice or Quorn Bites Wrap / Rice

Option 3    Choice of sandwiches as usual

P7 to S1 Transition Paperwork

Dear Parent / Carer

Transfer paperwork for P7 pupils will be sent home with your child by the end of January. If you intend to apply for a place at your catchment school you do not require to do anything in the meantime. If however you wish to make a placing request to an ERC Secondary School, other than your catchment school, you should apply online by 31st January 2017.

Online Placing Requests can be found through the following link:

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/placingrequest

If you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Lockett at the school office on 570 7220.

Thank you.

P2 and P3 ER Olympic Club

The P2 and P3  ER Olympic Club will resume this term and will run for a period of 6 weeks.

P2 Olympics take place on a Wednesday from 12.45pm – 1.20pm in the PE Hall. It will commence on Wednesday, 18 January and run until Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at a cost of £11.

P3 Olympics take place on a Friday from 12.45pm – 1.20pm in the PE Hall. It will commence on Friday, 20 January and run until Friday,3 March 2017 at a cost of £11.

We are looking for an expression of interest from pupils who wish to participate in the forthcoming sessions. Interested pupils should return slips  by Thursday, 12 January.

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Online Placing Request

The Education Committee today approved the recent consultation on proposed new arrangements to school admissions, the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school and placing requests.

School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond.  Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be accepted however, please note that they will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application.

As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:
http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/placingrequest

THE DIAMOND CHALLENGE

Our Young Person Services are urging people across East Renfrewshire to challenge themselves as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge.

They are holding this special 60th anniversary event to help raise funds to transform lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK.

As part of the 60-inspired challenges, locals can choose to join a team of 60 people in a relay to cycle, run, swim and walk 60 miles, or pick a challenge more personal to you.

They are looking for 300 people to join in and make East Renfrewshire’s challenge the biggest one in Britain.

People of all ages and abilities can get involved and for those who don’t want to take part in a physical activity there is the opportunity to bake, learn an instrument, hula-hoop, sing or do yoga.

The East Ren Diamond Challenge event takes place on Friday 25 November 2016 from 3-7pm at Eastwood High School, Newton Mearns, G77 6NQ.

For more information and to sign up for the event, go to the Duke of Edinburgh website. If you are coming along to participate on the day please email Paul.Tulloch@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk and he will send you a time slot and more information.

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