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FIRST FRIDAY MASS PRIMARY 7 ST VINCENT’S CHURCH 3rd MARCH

Weather permitting; Primary 7 classes will attend Mass in St. Vincent’s Church, Thornliebank on Friday 3rd March at 10am.

We shall leave from school at 9.30am accompanied by members of staff and will return at 11.00am.

The children will walk to/from church via a local route alongside Woodfarm High School and through parkland, thus avoiding any major road crossings. Continue reading FIRST FRIDAY MASS PRIMARY 7 ST VINCENT’S CHURCH 3rd MARCH

ASH WEDNESDAY ST VINCENT’S CHURCH WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH

Our Primary 5/6/7 classes will attend Mass in St. Vincent’s Church, Thornliebank on Wednesday 1st March at 10am.

We shall leave from school at 9.30am accompanied by members of staff and will return at 11.00am.The children will walk to/from church via a local route alongside Woodfarm High School and through parkland, thus avoiding any major road crossings. Continue reading ASH WEDNESDAY ST VINCENT’S CHURCH WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

Parents’ Evenings 8th and 9th March 2017 – Online Appointment Booking System

I would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on either Wednesday 8th March or Thursday 9th March to discuss your child’s progress.  The school is once again using the online appointment booking system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments.

Appointments can be made from Thursday 16th February at 7pm and will close on Sunday 26th February at 3pm. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office. If you do not make an appointment online by this date, the school will allocate you an appointment from times that are left and notify you of this. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy to add appointments on your behalf. Please ensure you leave sufficient time to travel between appointments.

If your child is in Primary 1c – Mrs McNicol name will be listed as the teacher for booking purposes although Mrs Meehan will be conducting one of the evenings.

If your child is in Primary 2b – Miss McArdle name will be listed as the teacher for booking purposes only. Miss McArdle will be present at both evenings, Mrs Livingston will be present a one and Mrs Copstick at the other.

If your child is in Primary 2c – Miss Dunn name will be listed as the teacher for booking purposes only. Miss Dunn and Miss McCann will be present at each evening.

If your child is in Primary 4c – Mrs Sturgess name will be listed as the teacher for booking purposes although Mrs McKendry will be conducting one of the evenings.

If your child is in Primary 6b – Mrs Haveron name will be listed as the teacher for booking purposes although Mrs Pickering will be conducting one of the evenings.

If your child receives additional input from another member of the support team further details to follow.

Visit https://ourladyofthemissions.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointments.  Please note that the system is case sensitive.

Complete using the surname and forename of whoever is registered with the school as the main parent/carer and then Login with the following information:

Student’s First Name:             Student’s Surname:                   Student’s Date of birth:

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Easter Cantata

Wednesday 22nd March
 Every year Primary 6 pupils perform an Easter Cantata at Eastwood Theatre and this year is no exception. They will be performing an Easter Cantata called ‘Miracle Man’ on Wednesday 22nd March at 1.30pm in Eastwood Park Theatre.  They will put in a lot of hard work to ensure that you enjoy their wonderful performance.

T Shirts –
The children will wear coloured T-shirts on stage. These will be ordered for every child from Academy Uniforms at a cost of £2.80 and payment should be made through ParentPay.

 Rehearsal – A rehearsal is being held in Eastwood Park Theatre on Tuesday 21st March, 10.00am – 2.00pm.  We will walk to Eastwood Park Theatre and return at  approximately 2.30pm.
Children will be required to bring a packed lunch on that day.

Similarly, on Wednesday 22nd March, the children will be at the theatre from 10.00am – 2.30pm for the rehearsal and actual performance. Packed lunch will be required.

 For the Cantata performance, boys are required to wear school or black trousers and black shoes. Girls should wear black leggings or trousers and black shoes. No joggers please.

 The cost of the ticket is £3.50 and payment for tickets should be made through ParentPay. Tickets can be picked up from the office or given to your child once payment has been made. At the moment, only 2 tickets per child will be allocated. Please complete the attached sheet.

Children cannot be taken home after the performance at the theatre but if you wish they can be collected from school.

There will be a collection at the door of the theatre with all money going to our Lenten Charities.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 22nd March.

LETTER OF THANKS FROM MARY’S MEALS

As you know Primary 7 had an Christmas Enterprise Day and raised a great deal of money for charity. One of the charities they donated to was Mary’s Meals. They received a lovely letter of thanks.  Please read below.

Dear Staff & Pupils

On behalf of everyone at Mary’s Meals, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for your recent donation of £1,000.00. We are so grateful for your support.

Every donation to Mary’s Meals, large or small, goes a long way to helping us reach more children with a nutritious daily meal in their place of education. We are delighted to be able to say we are now feeding 1,187,104 children – a figure which is a true testament to the many, many acts of kindness from donors all over the world. Together we are making child hunger a thing of the past.

Every individual child has their own unique story to tell about the difference Mary’s Meals has made to them. One of those children is Gilbert, from Malawi, who has benefitted massively from the generosity of supporters like you.

Gilbert is an orphan. His mother died after suffering from an illness and his father died in an accident while working as a fisherman. Gilbert doesn’t know what age he is.

Until recently, Gilbert often missed school, being forced instead to take whatever work he could find in order to earn just enough to survive.

However, since Mary’s Meals started feeding at Gilbert’s local school, Lirangwe Primary near Blantyre, his life has changed and he goes to school every day, where he is guaranteed a nutritious meal and is able to learn. Gilbert tells us that Mary’s Meals motivates him to stay at school and realise his huge ambitions. He says, “I want to study hard and become the President of Malawi, so I can develop this country and give food to my people, so that they will no longer suffer.”

 Thank you for the vital part you are playing in being able to offer hope to children just like Gilbert who often find themselves in very difficult circumstances. You are not only filling up empty stomachs, but also providing an escape route from poverty, giving children and their communities a lasting hope for the future.

Thank you for giving this precious gift.

Yours sincerely,

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

CEO, Mary’s Meals

Primary 7 St Ninian’s Cluster Visit Arrangements

Dear Parent/Carer

 Primary 7  St Ninian’s Cluster Visit Arrangements
Change of Dates and Times

 This term is a very busy and exciting time for our Primary 7 pupils. We were so delighted with the children’s efforts before Christmas in their fundraising enterprises for our Advent charities. It has been straight back into work and preparations for High School and the Sacrament of Confirmation.

As part of their cluster working, Primary 7 pupils will be visiting St. Ninian’s on the following dates – (Please note that the dates are different from the ones in your child’s diary.)

Rotation 4
Tuesday 21 Feb                 P7d and 17 from 7b
Tuesday 28 Feb                 P7d and 1 7 from 7b
Tuesday 7 March               P7d and  17 from 7b
Tuesday 14 March            P7d and  17 from 7b (stay for lunch)

Rotation 5
Tuesday 21 March            P7a and 8 from 7b
Tuesday 18 April                P7a and 8 from 7b
Tuesday 25 April                P7a and 8 from 7b
Tuesday 2 May                  P7a and 8 from 7b (stay for lunch)

Rotation 6
Wednesday 3 May             P7c and 7 from 7b
Tuesday 9 May                  P7c and 7 from 7b
Wednesday 10 May           P7c and 7 from 7b
Tuesday 16 May                P7c and 7 from 7b (stay for lunch)

  • The pupils will attend classes periods 2, 3 and 4 so we shall walk through Eastwood Park to arrive in St Ninian’s by 9.30am and will depart at 12.20pm except for the last visit.
  • On the fourth visit pupils will stay in the school for lunch (there will be the opportunity for pupils to purchase a school meal for £2.00, however, if they prefer they may bring a packed lunch). After lunch they will be given a short presentation about starting High School , a tour of the school, finishing their visit with a spiritual service. They will depart for Primary School at 2.20pm.

 

CELTIC CONNECTIONS CONCERTS

Primary 4/5  Wednesday 1st February 2017 – Vishtèn and Ìmar
Primary 6/7 Wednesday 25th January 2017  –  Burns

Primary 4/5 and P6/7  will attend  concerts especially for primary schools as part of the ‘Celtic Connections’ Series at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

  • Cost of trip is £2 to cover transport. Cash or cheques should not be brought to school. We are asking all parents to use ParentPay to pay for the trip
  • Concert time 11.00am – 12.10pm
  • School uniform to be worn
  • Please supply your child with a packed lunch, as they will return to school after 1pm (school meal can be provided for those who are entitled to one)
  • If there are any changes to medical conditions/medications from the medical consent form you completed at the beginning of the session, please inform the school office
  • We are looking for a number of parents to accompany us on the trip

PRIMARY 2/3 CELTIC CONNECTIONS CONCERT – THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

Thursday 26th January 2017

Primary 2/3 will attend a concert especially for primary schools as part of the ‘Celtic Connections’ Series at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

  • Cost of trip is £2 to cover transport. Cash or cheques should not be brought to school. We are asking all parents to use ParentPay to pay for the trip

 

  • Concert time 11.00am – 12.10pm
  • School uniform to be worn
  • Packed lunch will be provided by the school canteen. The choices are tuna, cheese or ham baguette. You can supply your child with a packed lunch
  • If there are any changes to medical conditions/medications from the medical consent form you completed at the beginning of the session, please inform the school office
  • We are looking for a number of parents to accompany us on the trip

PRIMARY 1 CELTIC CONNECTIONS CONCERT – FUN BOX

30th January 2017

Primary 1 will attend a concert especially for primary schools as part of the ‘Celtic Connections’ Series at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

  • Cost of trip is £2 to cover transport. Cash or cheques should not be brought to school. We are asking all parents to use ParentPay to pay for the trip

 

  • Concert time 11.00am – 12.10pm
  • School uniform to be worn
  • Packed lunch will be provided by the school canteen. The choices are tuna, cheese or ham baguette. You can supply your child with a packed lunch
  • If there are any changes to medical conditions/medications from the medical consent form you completed at the beginning of the session, please inform the school office
  • We are looking for a number of parents to accompany us on the trip