P4-P7 Reading Challenge – Keep Reading during the October Week

Our P4-P7 pupils have recently signed up to participate in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge. The First Minister’s Reading Challenge aims to build on the work already taking place in schools across the country to encourage children to read widely, explore a range of books and develop a love of reading. The main focus of the Challenge is to encourage reading for pleasure.

Our P4-P7 pupils have a Reading Passport which they can use to log their reading journeys. Classes have also registered online to take part in the challenges and find book suggestions. Further information on this initiative can be found at new Reading Challenge website

Parent’s/Carer’s Evenings

Today you will have received a letter inviting you to attend our Parent’s/Carer’s Evenings on 12th & 13th of October.  This year we have introduced an easy to use online appointment booking system that will allow you to choose your own appointment time.

Families with more than one child will be able to make their appointments from 6.30pm on Tuesday 27th September 2016.  Families with one child can make an appointment from Thursday 29th September.  Appointments will close on Tuesday 4th October at 11.55pm.  

Please note login details will be sent home on the day your appointments go live and you cannot book an appointment without this information.

Attached is the letter that has been sent to you today along with a guide of how to book an appointment.  Please visit the address below to make your appointment.




If you any questions regarding the booking system please contact the school office.

email: schoolmail@neilston.e-renfrew.sch.uk

Tel no: 0141 5707240



Fundraising Group (Support Our School)        

September 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to thank to those of you who have helped us raise school funds over the last few years. From those of you who have attended monthly meetings to those who have sent tombola prizes or made a cake, we have really appreciated your support.

The SOS Fundraising group raised nearly £4000 in the 2015 -2016 session.

£2440 – Christmas fayre / raffles / Christmas Cards

£840 – School discos x 3

£221 – Crazy Hair day

£333 – Family Ceilidh

Every penny of this goes back into the school, here are some examples of where the money has been spent this year.

£510 – school trip subsidies

£729 – P7 Leavers gift – High School Tie (‘15-‘16, ‘16-‘17 purchased)

£150 – P7 Leavers Ceilidh

£91 – Sports day medals

£370 – Fun day Assault Course and ice-lollies

As a sub-group of the Parent Council we meet with the sole intention of raising money for the school. It is this committee that organises the discos, Christmas Fayres, Christmas cards, school calendars etc.

Unfortunately, due to a number of committee members leaving when their child got to P7 we are lacking in volunteers to take on Committee roles. The recent AGM did not present us with anyone willing to take on the role of Chairperson or Secretary.  If we don’t have any volunteers, then the group will fold and there will be no more discos or fayres.  There will be no subsidies for school trips and our children will be the ones to suffer.  They love the discos, they love trips, these are the things that they will remember when they leave.  It would be such a shame if we couldn’t run them anymore.

We are asking you to get involved, we desperately need help. A committee role is only for 9 months and there’ll be support from a great team.  We generally meet 7 or 8 times over the academic year.

If you are interested, please fill out the form overleaf and hand it back into the school.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us through the school email Schoolmail@neilston.e-renfrew.sch.uk Marking it FAO: SOS/Fundraising group.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Education Consultation


As you now know ERC (East Renfrewshire council)  are proposing changing the way pupils are transferred to secondary school RC (Roman Catholic) and non-denominational primary and secondary school from January2017.

You will also have been told about the meeting on the 13 of September in Carlibar primary schools at 7 pm.

I have been asked to attend on behalf of the parents council as your chair person.  I would have liked to called a meeting for you all to attend but because of the timing this will not be possible.   So I am asking for your thoughts on the matter by email or seeing me in the p1 playground at home time.

I will ask if you can email my personal email address for quickness it is donna.strathearn@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you all for your time I know how busy we all are so thanks again

Donna Strathearn chair of parents council

Support Your Community

Please click on poster for details of a Community event

Neilston Baby and Toddler Group In conjunction with Neilston Wasps football team are holding a Community Family Fun Day on the 18th June.

It would be great to see lots of local families there enjoying the fun!! Let’s all hope this sunny weather lasts until then!!




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