The council’s website has now been updated with information about free school meals and clothing grants for session 2021-22, and a link to information about the School Age Payment has been added to the page. The online application forms for free school meals and clothing grants will go live on 12 July on the same page:
Please click here to read further information.
We are delighted to announce that Saint Ninian’s High School will host a summer sports camp for primary pupils.
There will be two sports camps which will run on the following dates – 26th to 30th July and 2nd to 6th August.
These camps are a fantastic opportunity to develop a whole host of different sporting and interpersonal skills in an enjoyable environment. This is also a great induction for the young people of Saint Ninian’s feeder schools to experience the PE department.
Please click here to read a poster with further details and pricing.
Payment for camps should be completed using ParentPay on or before Wednesday 23rd June.
On ParentPay you will have the option to pay for either a full week (P1-3 is £30 / P4-7 is £70) or for individual days (P1-3 is £8 and P4-7 is £15). Please make sure the payment is made before you complete the form below. The payment items are set up in such a way that will allow you to make multiple payments (i.e. you may book your child in for 2 days and then you can still go back in to pay for another day later). Please note – you cannot pay for multiple children in the one booking (you need to go into each child’s name/ account on ParentPay).
Please also find below a link to a Microsoft Form which must be completed on or before Wednesday 23rd June to confirm your place at these camps.
Microsoft Form – Saint Ninian’s Summer Sports Camps 2021: https://forms.office.com/r/PhpaKYdhMv
Mr C. McFadyen
St. Ninian’s High School
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 (www.nhs.uk) 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 (www.nhs.uk)
Please click here to read the East Renfrewshire Council Term 3 update on opportunities and resources to support Equalities.
Please click here for a summary from Rights Advice Scotland and MART of the range of benefit supports available to eligible families, including amounts. MART are available to discuss benefits with any residents who may be eligible, and can help navigate the entitlements to maximise the income.
Please click here to read an update regarding P4-7 returning to school on Monday 15th March.
Please click here to read update from the Director of Education.
Ordering will be online at www.stevensons.co.uk until they are allowed to reopen Scottish retail branches.
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 (https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/healthierminds) and will involve input from partners across East Renfrewshire who support children and young people’s mental wellbeing.
Please click here to view Welfare & Employment Support for Parents presentation put together from the Money Advice & Rights Team.
Please click here to read newsletter ‘Living in Faith in the age of COVID-19’, published by the Bishops’ Pastoral Ministry Working Group.
Please click here for a help sheet with using Teams.
Please click here to read update on P1-3 pupils planning to return on 22nd February.
Please click here to read the update from the Director of Education.
Please click here to read our Christmas Newsletter.
Please click here to read the OLM Travel Plan.
Please click here to read our December update.