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Dear Parent/Guardian,

Every year Eastwood High School hosts an Open Evening for P7 Pupils to give you the opportunity to see the school, the facilities and see some of our young people working in classes.

We would like to invite you to the event in the new school on:

Thursday 25th October 2018 in the Atrium of the Main Building.

It is important that everyone is in the Atrium by 6.45 pm sharp as Mr Maxwell, the Head Teacher, will address parents at 7.00 pm.

Thereafter, tours of the departments will commence, which follow a very tight schedule, so timing is crucial.  This year the tours will allow you to visit every department in the school.

Tea, coffee and juice will be served at some point on your tour. This will be in the café area on the ground floor.

If you wish any further details about this Open Evening, please contact the school on the number below or by email.

We look forward to seeing you on the 25th of October.

Yours sincerely

Mr Chris Morris

Depute Head Teacher

Eastwood High School

Capelrig Road

Newton Mearns

G77 6NQ

Tel         0141 577 2200






We are pleased to inform you of details for our upcoming Summer 2018 football programme and as a parent / carer we would like to give you this opportunity for your child/ren to book on early.

Please find details of our various sessions as follows:-


Mini Kickers (3-5yrs)


Date Venue Time Ref No Cost
2nd to 6th July Williamwood High 9:15am-10:15am FH04 £22.50
9th to 13th July St Clare’s Primary 9:15am-10:15am FH05 £22.50
16th to 20th July Woodfarm High 9:15am-10:15am FH07 £22.50
23rd to 27th July St John’s Primary 9:15am-10:15am FH08 £22.50
30th July to 3rd Aug St Clare’s Primary 9:15am-10:15am FH09 £22.50


Football Camp (6-12yrs)


Date Venue Time Ref No Cost
9th to 13th July Astro opp. Mearns Castle 10.30am – 1.30pm FH06 £67.50 / £47.25 Concession
30th July to 3rd Aug Astro opp. Mearns Castle 10.30am – 1.30pm FH10 £67.50 / £47.25 Concession
6th to 10th Aug Eastwood High 10am – 3pm FH11 £67.50 / £50.40 Concession

*Part of the catered Holiday Programme


Come & Play Football (6-8yrs & 9-12yrs)


Date Venue Time Cost
2nd to 6th July Pro-Soccer, Rouken Glen 2:30pm – 4.00pm £6.75
9th to 13th July Pro-Soccer, Rouken Glen 2:30pm – 4.00pm £6.75
16th to 20th July Pro-Soccer, Rouken Glen 2:30pm – 4.00pm £6.75
23rd to 27th July Pro-Soccer, Rouken Glen 2:30pm – 4.00pm £6.75
30th July to 3rd Aug Pro-Soccer, Rouken Glen 2:30pm – 4.00pm £6.75



To book and pay for one of our camps, you can call 0141 577 3008 or you can book online – visit our website and follow the link to our online booking system.


We have a wide range of sports activities available for children of all ages and abilities.  To see what’s on and when, take a look at our website

P4.14 Butterfly Release


Primary 4.14 and Mrs Murphy released their butterflies this week and they managed capture a series of lovely photos.

The pupils loved watching the butterflies growing and were delighted to release them into the wild.


P7 Anderson Shelters

P7 pupils(and parents) have been working hard to create Anderson Shelters as part of their work on World War II.

Today they invited all the classes from across the school to visit their exhibition and see the fantastic pieces of work.

STEM @ Mearns

At Mearns Primary, we are extremely proud of the work we have undertaken in relation to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The work has been delivered in line with the goals set out by the Scottish Government as they look to develop skills that will prepare our young people for the world of work when they are older.

The work of the STEM team in the school has been recognised by Education Scotland, who have shortlisted Mearns Primary for the STEM Award 2018.

To showcase the work in the school, the STEM team created a presentation that can by viewed here.

Below you will find a range of documents created by the school that we hope will give you more of an insight into the learning and teaching at Mearns. You can access the document by clicking on the links.

Mearns Science Principles

Our Science Principles shape the way we teach science in the school. The principles came from the views of pupils and staff in the school and highlight the excellent practice in science teaching at Mearns Primary.

Curriculum Overview

The science curriculum is split into Early, First and Second level and within that we have organised the learning outcomes into a progressive programme where each stage builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of the previous stages. As pupils move through the school they experience all the outcomes and are introduced to all the big concepts of science.



At Mearns Primary we believe that partnerships are essential to give all of our pupils the excellent education they deserve. Through our STEM, Developing the Young Workforce and Mearns Masters programmes we have linked with a wide variety of organisations, companies and individuals who have all enhanced the experience of our pupils. We are very grateful to all our partners and the time and expertise they share with us.


Scottish National Standardised Assessments

As part of the Scottish Government’s National Improvement Framework, all children in P1, P4 and P7 will complete a new set of national standardised assessments (SNSAs). Currently, these assessments are in addition to East Renfrewshire’s standardised assessments at P1, P3, P5, and P7.

Pupils at these stages will undertake the assessments across May.

More information can be found by looking at this Sway.