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ERCLT Sports Classes now available

East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure are delighted to announce that their 2nd block of sports classes is due to restart Monday 6th December until Sunday 13th March and there is still plenty of time to join in.

They have a range of sports classes available including gymnastics, football, netball and lots more.  They are also delighted to have the return of our badminton classes this block.

Use the following link to see the range of classes, register to book on-line or book if you have attended a class before

If the class you would like to join is fully booked, please add your name to the waiting list so that they know you would like to join. The waiting lists are monitored daily and will add more classes to the programme where possible. All sports classes run in blocks which must be booked and paid for in advance.

East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure

‘Touch of Tartan’ & Donations for PSA Tombola

Pupils can come to school wearing a ‘touch of tartan’ (scarf, tie, hair accessory, brooch/badge, kilt, skirt etc) to celebrate St. Andrews Day on Tuesday 30th November.  Pupils will also enjoy some shortbread courtesy of the PSA – thank you!

We are collecting bottle donations (anything that comes in a bottle!) for the PSA Tombola which will be drawn on Saturday 4th December at the outdoor P7 Christmas Market.  These donations can be made at the main entrance to the school – signs will mark the drop-off zone and a member of the office team will man this at the beginning and end of the day on Tuesday.

East Renfrewshire larder Foodbank Collection for St. Andrews Day

As part of our St. Andrews day celebrations the Parent Council is working with Pupil Council to collect items for East Renfrewshire Larder Foodbank.

This is a very busy Foodbank who provide a large number of families with essential items.

We are proud to have previously supported them during our blazer swap and our donations were greatly appreciated. There is a list of the items the food bank requires to make up parcels.

They are particularly short of household cleaning items and breakfast items, but a wide variety of items is required also.

Pupils can bring an item into school on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th and the items will be collected from the school.

Your support in this is greatly appreciated.
The Pupil and Parent Council

Lateral flow tests

As some of you may know there is a test for covid called “lateral flow test”. It gives the result in 30 minutes.  This test is being used to detect asymptomatic covid. This means the test should only be used if you DO NOT have symptoms of covid.

The Lateral Flow Device (LFD) kits are for the whole family to use and we urge you to use them. Please follow the instructions in the test kits.

The school is going to help East Renfrewshire Council to distribute the Lateral Flow test kits on Friday 11th of June during drop off time, from 08:30 to 09:30am at the main entrance. You will be required to leave name and contacting number in case they need to recall tests.

If you have run out of test kits and want more, you can order more to be delivered to your home.

To order more tests, please visit the UK government’s website Get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS ( and complete the form. It will ask if you want to create an account. You can continue without one and still get a home test kit.

You can also pick up LFD test kits at the Mobile Testing Unit in the lower car park of the School, as well as the other testing sites for people with no symptoms across East Renfrewshire. Information is updated regularly on the Council website. Covid-19 testing centres – East Renfrewshire – Covid

Whenever people are asked to self-isolate due to being a close contact of a person testing positive, they should take the PCR test.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of Covid-19

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of, or a change in, taste or smell

Please book a test at a testing site set up for people with symptoms. These can also be booked on the UK government website. Get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS (

Healthier Minds

Supporting Children in Challenging Times

The Educational Psychology Service is delivering three online one-hour parents’ sessions in March (see picture below for details). The aim of these will be to explore how Covid has affected how children and young people think, feel and behave, and to discuss ways in which parents can support their child through the current challenges. The sessions will refer to our Healthier minds website and resources ( and will involve input from partners across East Renfrewshire who support children and young people’s mental wellbeing.