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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) – olm-parentcouncil@hotmail.com
Parent Staff Association (PSA) – olmpsa@hotmail.com


Saturday 2nd June 2018 2.00pm – 4.00pm

How it works?
You donate, we sell!  Proceeds from the sale of blazers and all other uniform items go towards the school funds.  Larger blazers are particularly helpful.

How do I donate?
Blazers/uniforms should be

  • handed into the school office by the end of the school day on Friday 1st June
    in good condition.

Blazers:  please put a note in the top pocket of the blazer to confirm sex and approximate size.  Please also put each blazer in a separate bag.

What will things cost?
Most blazers sold for £10-£20 last year depending on condition.  Clothing depended on quality and condition but was still fraction of the usual cost – most items were £1 each.  Some, if still in packets, will be sold for slightly more.  Leftover items will be kept for the next sale (if in v good condition) or donated for charity recycling.  Thanks for your support!

What if I want to sell rather than donate?
If you would prefer to sell your blazer or other uniform items and keep the sale proceeds this can be done via the school’s PSA Facebook page.

Contact olm-parentcouncil@hotmail.com or 07954 582689 with queries.

Our Lady of the Missions Parent Council


Dear Parents,

The run up to summer will be an exciting time for Our Lady of the Missions as we continue to be supported by the PSA and Parent Council in raising funds and holding events to bring our school community together. Here are a few highlights in the months to come. We even hope to be world record holders by summer…watch this space and save the dates! Continue reading FUNDRAISING AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Dads and lads – we need your help!

Our next phase to develop the outdoor learning / play area at school is to put in drainage and to surface further areas with hardcore and bark. This will be heavy, physical work and we need around 40 “dads and lads” to complete the project. This will benefit all the children in school by helping make the grassy area accessible all year round. Please make sure to ask any dads/lads not on our email list.

When?     Saturday 10 March
Where?    School playground around the back
Time?     12-5pm – if you can only make part of the time, that’s better than not coming at all
Bring?     Yourself, boots/wellies (will be very muddy).gloves and spades.

Please fill in this form no later than Friday 2nd March at 12noon to give your details and the time you could come if you are able to help on the day.


OLM Parent Council

OLM Parent Council meeting – tonight 7pm junior department – all parents / carers welcome

OLM Hub – Monday 15th January – 9am – junior dept Parents/ carers are welcome to join us for cuppa / chat on Monday – look forward to seeing you!

OLM Parent Council

Dates of Parent Council Meetings

All parents / carers are welcome to attend any Parent Council meetings.

These are the dates of the remaining meetings this year. All meetings take place in the junior dept (pls enter through the junior dept entrance) at 7pm except for the Tuesday 17 April meeting which will take place in St Ninian’s (RE room 1)

11 January (Thursday)
1 March (Thursday)
17 April (Tuesday)
4 June (Thursday)

We look forward to seeing you.

Our Lady of the Missions Parent Council

THE PLAYGROUND PROJECT – Active Fundraising for Active Play



‘Being unique is all about being different’

Children will be asked to choose a pebble, then design and paint it in their own unique way! They will then be able to lay their own pebble in the walkway for display in the Chestnut Garden. You will be able to view your child’s pebble in the completed display at the Parents Evenings next term!

This exciting Paint a Pebble Project will create a bright and colourful feature in the newly refreshed Chestnut Garden which will soon be open at playtime!

We will be asking for a donation of £1 per child to kickstart our campaign ‘Active Fundraising for Active Play!

The Paint a Pebble Project will take place week commencing 9th October 2017. Please support this initiative by sending your donations through ParentPay now!


Our Lady of the Missions Primary School Parent Council

Minutes of Meeting 31st April 2018

approved minutes 31.5

Minutes of meeting 17th April 2018

approved minutes 17.4

Minutes of meeting 11th January 2018

approved minutes 11.01

Minutes of meeting 8th November 2017

approved minutes 8.11

Minutes of meeting 14th September 2017

approved minutes 14.9

Minutes of meeting – 22nd June 2017

approved minutes 22.6

Minutes of meeting – 18th May 2017

approved minutes 18.5



Minutes of Meeting – March 23 2017

approved minutes 23 3 17

 ‘Maths Week Scotland’ – 11th – 17th September 2017. 

At Our Lady of the Missions we are excited about taking part in ‘Maths Week Scotland,’ week commencing 11th September.
We would be delighted if any parent/carer, grandparent,  would have any spare time to come and talk to the children in how they use Maths in their workplace or indeed, just in their daily life.
Examples –
Shopping, Accountant, Builder, Joiner,  Finance, Baker, Chef, Engineer, Travel Agent, Seamstress,Computer Game Creator,  Computing, Architect, Taxi drivers, etc.  We all use Maths without realising it, so please phone the school on 0141 570 7280 as soon as possible, if you are able to join us at any time throughout next week.

Primary 7 Hoodies

Primary 7 Hoodies’
This year we have decided to order the P7 ‘Hoodies’ now instead of in the last term. This will give the children the opportunity to enjoy wearing them throughout the year and also wear them to Lockerbie Manor in October.
The cost will be £15 and be paid by ‘Parentpay’ and must be paid before the order goes away on Wednesday 30th August.
Each ‘hoody’ will be embroidered with the school crest on the front, a generic print on the back with every child in P7’s’ name on it and will be royal blue in colour.
Academy uniforms will be coming on Tuesday 29th August to measure children for sizes.
It will not be possible to add to the order after it has been sent away so if you wish to purchase a ‘hoody’ for your child, please complete the tear off slip which has been sent home and return to school by Monday 28th August.


Meet the Teacher Evening

Meet the Teacher Evening –Thursday 31st August 2017 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Wepropose to open the doors of the school on the evening of the Thursday 31stAugust and cordially invite you to visit the school. This will be an
opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and gain information about the
programme for the year ahead. You can also look around the school and visitother classes and even take a wander through our junior department building viathe link corridor.
Pleasenote that this event is a general invitation to all parent/carers and thereforeit should not to be used to discuss individual pupil progress. I would suggestthat this is best done by separate appointment, parents’ evening, etc.
Pleasefeel free to drop in for a short while any time between 6.00pm and 7.00pm andnote that there will be a high volume of traffic in and around the school asnoted from past experience. Whilst I appreciate the logistics for child carearrangements, this event, where possible, should be attended by parents/carers

Lockerbie Manor

We are fast approaching our trip to Lockerbie Manor on Monday 2nd October and the children are getting very excited about the trip and have endless questions for us!  I would like to invite you to a meeting on the 5th September to finalise arrangements for Lockerbie Manor

  • There will be an opportunity to look again at the programme andyou will be required to sign a consent form for the activities.
  • Copies of the kit list will be available
  • Important contact information will be given
  • The opportunity to ask questions or concerns you may have
    The final balance must be paid by Friday 25th August. The total cost is £280.  For those who have only paid the deposit of £50, a balance of £230 has still to be paid.  Money must be paid via parentpay.
    If there are any parents who are in receipt of benefits or indeed anyone who requires assistance, I would ask them to contact me. Enquiries of this kind will be dealt with confidentially.
    £5 pocket money should be handed in to the school by Friday 1st September.
    The meeting is just for parents but if you would have difficulty in attending without your child, please come along together. If you are unable to attend the meeting please let me know below and I will forward information.
    Tea / coffee will be provided before the meeting. Please complete the tear off slip below and return to school.