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Privacy notice – Education

Who will process your information?
The personal information you give to us through any of our forms relating to Education and any other pupil administrative information we hold about you in this context will be processed by East Renfrewshire Council, Eastwood Park Giffnock, G46 6UG for the administration of Education and any additional support you or your child may require. Continue reading Privacy notice – Education

Dyslexia Scotland Glasgow East Ren Branch

Parents, Pupils and Teachers Are welcome to our OPEN MEETING

Monday 10th September 2018


”Comics as a more effective way to read and learn” By Rossie from Dekko Comics

7.15pm-8.15pm Mearns Castle High School, Newton Mearns G77 SGU

Email Address is

Dyslexia Scotland 01786 446650

Helpline phone number: 0344 800 84 84

Dyslexia Scotland is a company registered by guarantee.

Registered in Scotland  No  153321 Charity No 5C000951


OLM Parent AGMs – Thursday 13th September – junior department

Our parent community plays a huge role in school life. Last year, our parents did everything from organising discos, fetes and our first annual Supper Dance through to helping our children become world record holders, hosting our first International day and creating our fabulous new outdoor learning area.

To keep up that good work, we need lots of help again this year! Please come along to (one or both of) our AGMS on Thursday 13th September in the junior department if you would like to hear more.

We have 2 parent groups with different roles:

PSA (Parent Staff Association) – AGM 6.30 – the PSA organises events such as our Christmas and summer fetes and discos to raise funds which support activities and improvements in school. The PSA pays for everything from playground facilities, parties and school trips through to equipment and other extras which benefit all the children in school

PC (Parent Council  – AGM 7.30 – the PC supports the school in improving learning experiences / outcomes and represents the views of parents in school life including developing the playground, running OLM Hub coffee events and other initiatives supporting parents such as parent guides, our inclusion group and uniform sales. Please note, membership of the PC for the year requires attendance at the AGM (this happens at the end of the meeting for those who wish to join) but if you can’t make it, don’t worry as parents / carers can attend any meeting.

Please do join one or both of our parent groups. Just come along on the night to hear more (the meetings will run consecutively). There will be meetings through the year but a lot of work is behind the scenes in working groups so if you can contribute any time at all to help, it will always be very welcome. Both groups will also be looking for additional office bearers.

None of these special events or improvements which benefit all our children happen by magic. We know everyone is busy – we all have family and work commitments – but the more we work together, the more we can achieve for our whole school community. We look forward to seeing as many as possible on the night!

If you have any queries meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Parent Council (PC) –
Parent Staff Association (PSA) –

Sports Activities 2018-2019

As part of our Health and Wellbeing Programme, various classes will be taking part in sport sessions at St Ninian’s High School.

Tuesday 4th September 11:00 – 12:00 P3a/P3b (Indoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P5c/P5d (Indoor)
Tuesday 11th September 11:00 – 12:00 P4a/P4b (Indoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P4c/P4d (Indoor)
Tuesday 2nd October 11:00 – 12:00 P6a/P6b (Outdoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P6c/P6d (Outdoor)
Tuesday 9th October 11:00 – 12:00 P7a/P7b (Outdoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P7c/P7d (Outdoor)
Tuesday 6th November 11:00 – 12:00 P5a/P5b (Outdoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P5c/P5d (Outdoor)
Tuesday 13th  November 11:00 – 12:00 P2a/P2b (Outdoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P2c/P2d (Outdoor)
Tuesday 22nd January 11:00 – 12:00 P5a/P5b (Outdoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P3c/P3d/P3e (Outdoor)
Tuesday 5th February 11:00 – 12:00 P6a/P6b (Outdoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P6c/P6d (Outdoor)
Wednesday 6th March 9:40-11:30 P4a/P4b (Outdoor)
Wednesday 13th March 9:40-11:30 P4c/P4d (Outdoor)
Tuesday 26th March 11:00 – 12:00 P2c (Outdoor) 1:30 – 2:30 P2d (Outdoor)
  • Children will walk to St Ninian’s accompanied by members of staff and St Ninian’s pupils
    Pupils will need a full school P.E kit, water bottle and waterproof jacket for walking up
    There may be changes to the dates and times and if so we will notify the relevant classes

Parentzone Scotland

Parentzone Scotland is a unique website for parents and carers in Scotland, from early years to beyond school.  The website provides up-to-date information about learning in Scotland, and practical advice and ideas to support children’s learning at home in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and science.  Information is also available on Parentzone Scotland regarding additional support needs, how parents can get involved in their child’s school and education.  Furthermore, the website has details about schools including performance data for school leavers from S4-S6; and links to the national, and local authority and school level data on the achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels.  Parentzone Scotland can be accessed at

Class Assemblies 2018-19 (9:15am)

Date Class Venue
Friday 14th September P4c Junior Hall
Friday 28th September P2b Main Hall
Friday 5th October P5d Junior Hall
Friday 26th October P3e Junior Hall
Friday 26th October P6b Main Hall
Friday 2nd November P6c Main Hall
Friday 9th November P1c Main Hall
Friday 16th November P1a Main Hall
Friday 23rd November P3b Junior Hall
Friday 23rd November P7d Main Hall
Friday 30th November P4b Junior Hall
Friday 11th January P1b Main Hall
Friday 18th January P4a Junior Hall
Friday 25th January P3a Junior Hall
Friday 25th January P6d Main Hall
Friday 1st February P1e Main Hall
Friday 15th February P4d Junior Hall
Friday 22nd February P5b Junior Hall
Friday 1st March P7a Main Hall
Friday 8th March P2d Main Hall
Friday 15th March P5c Junior Hall
Friday 15th March P7b Main Hall
Friday 26th April P2a Main Hall
Friday 3rd May P3c Junior Hall
Friday 10th May P5a Junior Hall
Friday 10th May P6a Main Hall
Friday 17th May P1d Main Hall
Friday 31st May P7c Main Hall
Friday 7th June P2c Main Hall
Friday 14th June P3d Junior Hall

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s Holiday Activities

Dear Parent/Carer

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s, Holiday Activities are now available for booking and spaces are filling up fast!

We are proud at ERCL to have an array of fantastic, supportive and enthusiastic coaches who strive daily towards building an active, healthier and positive future for you and your family!

Rest assured, you and your child(ren) can learn and develop in a fun, safe and friendly environment, where you can hone skills to use for the rest of your lives.

To view our activities, please click on the following link for Holiday Activities and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sports Development
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited


We look forward to welcoming you to St Ninian’s for our annual Sports Day on Thursday 21st June. Times for each stage are as follows:

Primary 3 and Primary 4 9:20am-10:20am
Primary 1 and Primary 2 10:45am-11:45am
Primary 5 and Primary 6 12:00pm-1:00pm
Primary 7 1:30pm-2:30pm


  • Pupils should come to school dressed in PE kit, ready to participate in Sports Day (no football tops please)
  • No change of school uniform is required
  • Pupils will walk to St Ninian’s accompanied by staff and S6 Sports Leaders
  • Pupils should bring a water bottle which they will take to the track
  • Pupils should wear sun cream if the weather is hot
  • Please check the school website/twitter from 8.30am onwards for any weather updates:

  • In the event that we cannot proceed due to heavy rain, Sports Day will unfortunately need to be cancelled
  • There will be no tuck shop at the track, however the PSA will provide ice-cream in school
  • Adults – please bring a folding seat if you require to sit
  • Children will leave OLM at normal home time

All races will take place at the running track. Please make your way to the spectators’ area which will be clearly marked in the middle of the track.

If you plan to drive we ask that you park at OLM and walk over to avoid traffic congestion. We need to be mindful that St Ninian’s is operating as normal on this day.

Due to the number of children and health and safety considerations we ask that you do not approach your child during the event.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely,

Marie Kane
Principal Teacher

End of Term Ski Race

In celebration of the success of the Active Schools Ski Programme, Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre are hosting a fun ski race for all children who can ski at intermediate level or above (no race skiers please).  Please note this is event is now open to all intermediate level or above skiers regardless if they have taken part in the schools programme.

Dates:            Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st June 2018
Time:              4:30pm (with an anticipated finish by 6:30pm)
Costs:             £8 (covers race entry & equipment hire)

Tubing is provided for siblings or friends not racing.  45 minutes sessions are available at the cost of £5 when booking a child onto the race event.

Call the office before Friday 15th June on 0141 427 4991 to book your place.