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Follow the link below to read the August newsletter.
|1a||Mrs J. Church/Mrs D. Meehan|
|1b||Mrs J. Neil|
|1c||Miss C. McKenna|
|1d||Miss A. Kelly|
|1e||Miss L. Ferris|
|2a||Mrs N. Sannino|
|2b||Miss L. Caldwell (NQT) + Mrs P. McGuinnity|
|2c||Mrs LA McBride|
|2d||Miss G. Quinn|
|2e||Miss N. Dunn|
|3a||Miss C. Thomson (NQT) + Mrs C. Duns (DHT)|
|3b||Miss E. Gavin + Mrs AM McNicol/Mrs R. McKendry|
|3c||Miss M. Convery + Miss M. Harris|
|3d||Mrs F. Mullan|
|4a||Miss L. Jackson|
|4b||Mrs K. Taylor|
|4c||Mrs S. Burke|
|4d||Mrs A. Copstick/Mrs W. Collins|
|5a||Miss E. McCann|
|5b||Mr D. McCrea (NQT) + Mr P. MacConnell|
|5c||Mr P. McCann|
|5d||Mrs L. Kennedy|
|6a||Mrs F. Dissanaike|
|6b||Miss S. Brew|
|6c||Miss R. Lamb|
|6d||Miss P. Walker|
|7a||Miss H. Bruce (NQT) + Miss M. Kane (Acting PT)|
|7b||Miss C. Collins|
|7c||Mrs J. Kirkwood|
|7d||Mrs C. Haveron/Mrs F. Bilsland|
The end of term is upon us and it is with great excitement that we look towards the summer holidays. We have all benefitted from the joy that comes from the warmth of the sun and the opportunity to relax in the sunshine! Continue reading Newsletter June 2017
Dear Parents/ Carers,
There have been a lot of exciting activities and events happening in school as we have moved through the Summer term. The holidays are now fast approaching and it’s time to look back and celebrate another successful term here at Our Lady of the Missions. Continue reading Newsletter June 2017
Dear Parents/ Carers,
It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to continue to share with you all that is happening in the school this term. Continue reading Newsletter February 2017
Dear Parents/ Carers,
It is great to see everyone returned safe and well after the festive break.
Parent Pay is now up and running in the school with great success. The majority of families have now signed up for this. Any family still experiencing difficulty signing up should contact the school office staff for advice and support.
How does ParentPay help You?
- Provides the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like, enabling you to pay for school meals, school excursions and school items.
- No longer a need to write cheques or send cash to school, ParentPay is quick and easy to use.
- Helps with budgeting; payments are immediate; there is no waiting for cheques to clear.
- Payments for many of the larger excursions can be made by instalments up to the due date.
- With automated email alerts you will be notified when payments are due and when your child’s account has insufficient funds.
Robin Hood came to visit and the children had a brilliant time singing along to modern songs coupled with a classic tale.
Our Scots Fortnight has been a great success with pupils enjoying the opportunity to experience a range of activities:
- All stages from P1-P7 have enjoyed a visit to Celtic Connections
- All pupils from P1-7 were entertained by Amy Lord, Scots Language/Song specialist
- P6 pupils planned, prepared and delivered Scottish assemblies for the whole school
- Pupils from P1- 6 participated enthusiastically in their stage Ceilidh organised by Miss McArdle
- P7 pupils organised and performed at their very own Burns Supper!
- Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day
Primary 4 children took part in a ‘Go Orange for a Day’ to raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy. Pupils wore something orange to school and brought in a small donation for Muscular Dystrophy UK. All classes participated in fun activities and raised £133.56 for this charity. Well done!!
Drop In Surgery
The ASN Drop In Surgery is proving very successful. Starting on 13th Jan, every two weeks, parents have the opportunity to pop in and have a chat with Mrs Cochrane, ASN Coordinator. The Drop In Session starts at 9.05 and finishes at 10.
Catholic Education Week
The Catholic Education Week theme this year is Developing as a Community of Faith and Learning. All stages will dedicate their learning to this during week commencing 12th-18th February. Pupils will be involved in the 10am Mass at St Joseph’s doing readings etc. on Sunday 19th February.
Josephine McGrotty HT Acting
Dates for the Diary 2017
|1st||P4/5 – Celtic Connections|
|10th||In-Service Day- pupils do not attend school|
|13th, 14th, 15th||Holiday|
|21st ,22nd, 23rd||P1 and P7 Dental Inspections|
|8th and 9th||Parents’ Evening|
|11th/12th||P4 Communion Enrolment Mass – St Joseph’s|
|14th||P4 First Reconciliation – St Joseph’s|
|14th and 15th||School Photographs- individuals/families|
|16th||P4 First Reconciliation – Holy Name|
|16th||P3 Stage Mass|
|20th||P4 First Reconciliation – St Vincent’s|
|22nd||P6 Easter Cantata|
|28th||P7 National Entitlement Card photo session|
|29th||P4 school trip – Edinburgh Zoo|
|31st||School Closes – 2:30pm|
|3rd – 14th||Holiday|
|17th||Easter Monday Holiday- school closed|
|26th||St Mirin’s Confirmation|
|30th||Holy Name Confirmation|
|1st||May Day Holiday|
|4th||Election Day- school closed|
|5th||First Friday Mass – P5|
|6th||First Communion – St Joseph’s
P4a/d – 10am, P4b/c – 12:30pm
|6th||First Communion – St Vincent’s – 10am|
|7th||First Communion – Holy Name|
|8th||St Vincent’s Confirmation|
|14th||First Communion – Holy Name|
|18th||P2 stage mass|
|26th and 29th||Holiday|
|30th||In-service Day – pupils do not attend school|
|2nd||First Friday Mass – P4|
|27th||School Closes – 1pm|
There has been a wonderful atmosphere around the school as we have prepared for the Nativities. Thanks to all staff and pupils from P1-P5 for all their hard work and dedication– their performances were fantastic and certainly helped prepare the school community to celebrate Christmas.
P7 Enterprise Day
Thanks also the P7 staff and pupils for organising a whole day of activities, competitions and events for all pupils. A staggering £5, 270 was raised on the day which will be donated to various local and national charities including Syrian Refugees (via SCIAF), Nil By Mouth, Mary’s Meals, Age Scotland, SupERkids and Cosgrove Care. Well done!
The PSA have worked hard this term in organising Reindeer Day, PSA Fayre and selling tea towels at P1 and P7.
An overwhelming £7,000 was raised for school funds and will go towards Science workshops, subsiding school trips and buying playground games. A huge thank you to the PSA for all their hard work and to the school community for supporting these ventures!
- Orlaith O’Donnell came 3rd in the road safety competition. Her brilliant drawing is included in the annual East Renfrewshire calendar. It can be found within the month of November.
- Marwa Sattar received a highly commended certificate in the road safety competition.
- Holly Cochrane was a runner up in Jackson Carlaw’s Christmas Card Competition.
- Lily Cook won the Ashleigh Building Company Competition to design her dream house.
- Badminton team is through to the Renfrewshire finals.
The Education Committee yesterday approved the recent consultation on proposed new arrangements to school admissions, the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school and placing requests.
School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond. Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application.
As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:
All parents/carers have now received their Activation Letter. All parents are requested to use our e-payment method to pay for dinner money, trips etc. This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint Logo. This system is now live. The current cash machine will still be available to use for the moment for the children to top up lunch money.
Dates for Your Dairy
|Thursday 5th January||School reopens at 9am|
|Tuesday 10th January||School Pantomime Robin Hood|
|Friday 10th February||In Service Day- pupils do not attend|
|Monday 13th-Wednesday 15th February||Mid-term break|
|Thursday 16th February||School re-opens|
|Friday 31 March||School closes at 2.30pm|
It’s great to see everyone back safe and well after the October break. I’m sure the mild and sunny weather has benefitted us all and we are ready for the lead up to our Advent activities! Continue reading Newsletter November 2016
Our Primary 1 pupils have settled very well into school life and our senior pupils in Primary 7 are thoroughly enjoying their roles as buddies and monitors!
We look forward to a very successful and happy session 2016/17 and encourage all parents to take a full and active part in the life of our school. Continue reading Newsletter August 2016