Our SOS Valentine Disco is on Thursday 11th Feb                                                 P1-3 from 6:30pm – 7:45pm                                                                                          P4-7 from 8pm – 9:15pm


Polling Station

Polling Station   I have been advised that our school will be used as a polling station for the Scottish Parliamentary Elections on Thursday 5th May, 2016.  I know this seems a long way away but thought it best to give you an early notification

National Parent Forum of Scotland

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.

We are pleased to have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of our successful “in a nutshell” series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015.

This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it.

The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is


I hope you will continue to support the Rouken Glen Park Heritage Lottery Project in its final few months as it comes to an end in Spring 2016.

The latest copy of the Rouken Reporter – Issue 12 – Winter 2015 is now available.  The link is http://bit.ly/RoukenReporter12

The newsletter is also available on the Rouken Glen Park Newsletter webpage                               http://www.roukenglenpark.co.uk/RGP-Newsletter                                     A direct link to a PDF copy of the Newsletter is  http://www.roukenglenpark.co.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=16017&p=0

Just a reminder of two upcoming activities:

Winter Stroll

Sunday 17 January, 1 – 3 pm

  • Shake off those winter blues and come out with our Activity Ranger for a guided walk through Rouken Glen Park.
  • Booking required – Tel 0141-638 4121 or email:roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Evening Talk – Researching East Renfrewshire’s Designed Landscapes and Gardens – Rouken Glen Park in its context

Wednesday 20 January, 7 – 9 pm 

  • Talk by John West of East Renfrewshire Historic Designed Landscapes Group
  • John discusses designed landscape research in East Renfrewshire such as Caldwell and Cowden.
  • Rouken Glen Park’s designed landscape has had minimal research – how does Thornliebank House and park compare to the other East Renfrewshire large houses of the time?
  • Why is it important to record Thornliebank House and park?
  • How does the design reflect the owners’ personalities?
  • Was Thornliebank House and grounds the grandest of its time?
  • Come along and find out more.
  • No booking required.
  • The talk will take place in the Pavilion Visitor Centre, Rouken Glen Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock G46 7UG
  • Doors open at 6.45 pm.

Dyslexia Scotland

                                                      OPEN MEETING                                                                                                   Wednesday 3rd February 2016                                                                                                      TRANSITIONS                                                                                                             Primary to Secondary school                                                                                                       PRESENTED BY                                                                                                    MEARNS CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL                                                                        Suitable for PARENTS AND PUPILS                                                                                            7.15 pm -8.15pm                                                            Mearns Castle High School,  Newton Mearns, G77 5GU



Dates for your diary from your SOS group:

Meeting in school 6.30pm start                                                                            2nd Feb                                                                                                                                1st March,                                                                                                                        19th April                                                                                                                           3rdMay                                                                                                                                       7th June

School Disco 11th Feb

Family Ceilidh in Neilston Bowling Club 29th April


House Fun Day

Thursday 7th January 2016                                                                                         Dress as you Please day                                                                                                   for all pupils in Harelaw                                                                                                   they were the winning house at end of last term.

Primary One Enrolment

Registering your child for Primary School
East Renfrewshire Council has set up one week when you should register your son or daughter at your local primary school.  You must register at your catchment school, even if you intend to make a placing request to another school or to defer your place and keep your son or daughter at home for another year.

If you intend to educate your child privately or at home, you should still register at your local catchment school.

You may choose to enrol your son or daughter in either the local denominational or local non-denominational school.  This choice will determine the secondary school to which your child will transfer.

If he or she is aged five between 1st March 2016 and the end of February 2017 you should go along to the primary school between 1.45pm and 3.30pm any day during the week of Monday 11th January – Friday 15th January 2016.

You should bring your son or daughter’s birth certificate, child benefit statement, a copy of your current council tax notice and mortgate statement or rental agreement.  The school can also accept a driving licence, utility bill or bank statement if you are no longer in receipt of child benefit.

End of Term reminders

A wee reminder for last few days of term.

  1.  All welcome to church service today at 2pm in Neilston parish Church.
  2. Tuesday is Christmas jumper day, with donation for Save the Children fund. “ Dress as you Please”
  3. Soup and sandwiches is only option for lunch.
  4. All outstanding balances on cashless catering should be brought up to date by close of day on Tuesday, for auditing purposes.
  5. School closes on 22/12 at 2.30pm. Any pupils that go home for lunch should return after lunch or will be marked as an unauthorised absence.

The staff at Neilston would like to wish you all a wonderful festive season and all the best for 2016.

Merry Christmas

Have a very Merry Christmas                                                                                        From all the staff and pupils at Neilston Primary School

Please see our Christmas card attached designed by                                      Nicole Buchanan and David Cameron

Christmas Card 2015 (Read-Only)

Christmas Concert

Our Concert is approx. 1 ½ hrs  without the raffle.                                     Estimated finish is 3.15pm today, 8.30pm for evening performance.

Normal procedures apply when we dismiss P1/P2, an adult at Infant door for collection.

We will ensure that all pupils who get a bus at end of day are dismissed sharp and on the bus.

The children have been practising and all now ready to put on an excellent performance for you all. I am sure you will all thoroughly enjoy.









FUN RUN – Thursday 19th Nov

Due to P4b currently attending swimming lessons on a Thursday afternoon, there has been a slight alteration to the timetable for the Fun Run on 19th November 2015.  Primary 4 will now take part in the event from 11.50am until 12.15pm while Primary 3 will now take part from 1.40pm until 2.10pm.  We have attached a new timetable showing these changes and as before if you will be attending the Fun Run then please indicate this on the timetable and return it to the school.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change but unfortunately this is beyond anyone’s control.

Time Class Parents/Carers
9.15am – 9.45am P7
9.45am – 10.15am P6
11am – 11.25am P1
11.25am – 11.50am P2
11.50am – 12.15pm P4
1.40pm – 2.10pm P3
2.10pm – 2.40pm P5


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