Friday Bundle 08.10.21

Hello everyone,

Attachments this Week:
PTA Scarecrow Trail Map

As we come to the end of this very quick term the leaves are changing colour and the days are getting shorter but, before we start cosying up for the cold winter days, we are looking forward to enjoying the October Week holiday.  Hopefully the holiday week will bring us some nice weather, encouraging us to get out and about outdoors. We will very much look forward to hearing all the children’s news when they return to Netherlee on Tuesday 19th October.

Pupil Parliament and In-service Day Monday 18th October  (children don’t attend nursery or school)
During our In-service Day staff will be involved in lots of professional discussions in relation to the progress we have made towards targets in our SNIP (School and Nursery Improvement Plan) as well as making plans for our new Pupil Parliament.  Netherlee’s Pupil Parliament will involve all children across the school and will develop teamwork and leadership skills at all stages.  The Parliament will have 4 themes and will work on:

  • Global Rights and Citizenship
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • ECO and Sustainability
  • Healthy Minds

Please look out for more information on our Pupil Parliament which will come home soon however, in the meantime, you can see the related action on our SNIP via the link on our website.

Scarecrow Festival
My goodness- what a wonderful way to start the day this dull, rainy morning as we enjoyed a steady stream of delightful Scarecrows coming into Netherlee- staff and children have really thrown themselves into this simple, but fun, PTA initiative- just wonderful!  Enjoy the Scarecrow Trail over the holiday week and please remember to share your fun with us all via our Twitter Feed– we would love to see your photos! Please click on the map on the attached Scarecrow Trail flyer. Look out for information on our Mini Scarecrow Trail in your child’s Google Classroom. Here is a link to the PTA latest newsletter –

Message from the Parent Council (PC) Chair

For the history buffs among you my apologies to Lord Kitchener. The next meeting of the Parent Council (PC) will take place on Wednesday 20th October at 7.00 pm. Google Meet will be the platform for this meeting. Please join us if you can, please email the PC via the link on the school website.

To return to the headline, we have 9 vacancies on the PC for which parents can self-nominate. The PC is established under an Act of Parliament in order to represent the parents of the children attending the school and nursery. WE ARE YOUR VOICE! The issues that the PC is currently involved with are traffic management in Clarkston Road and the provision of an artificial playing surface to improve recreational facilities at the school. The PC maintains close dialogue with Mrs Donaldson and the Leadership Team and provides assistance and expertise whenever asked. Please consider joining or at least coming to the meetings to see if it is for you. Both you and the school/ nursery will benefit greatly.

Music Ensemble
Our school was invited by a parent to prepare and perform a musical item for an annual conference of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists, which took place last month.  A group of P7 pupils and Mr Watson worked hard on this, rehearsing an arrangement of ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons, with around twenty singers and a small percussion section. All the pupils involved were so committed to creating this recorded performance on time for the conference.  Well done everyone, I am so proud of you all. We hope you enjoy the video!

Have a lovely week everyone.

Mrs Yvonne Donaldson
Head Teacher