Congratulations to Michael N from P7b, was the first child to complete the run. He was 8th overall in the run and completed it in an impressive 23 minutes. Michael had his picture taken with the first three winners and was awarded with a SCIAF running top for his achievement. He also had a short interview with the SCIAF press person.
A big congratulations to everyone who took part in the run!
We are appealing for the help of parents and friends of Our Lady of the Missions to help us develop our outdoor learning provision and playground facilities. The aim is to create a learning environment that will allow our children to develop a range of important physical, social and academic skills whilst having fun outdoors. It will also enhance the playground experience for our pupils by providing them with a larger, more attractive social space to meet and play.
Please see attached document for further details.
outdoor learning – parent appeal for donations
Please come along to the first OLM Hub coffee and cake get together on Thursday 22nd June at 9am in the Junior Department.
We were delighted and honoured by Hugh Keevins and Davy Hay presenting the prizes at this year’s Matthew Carney Tournament. Hugh captured the spirit of the event beautifully. Please follow the link-
Congratulations to Oliver McLachlan who was awarded ‘The Matthew Carney Cup’. Oliver was selected by his coaches for all his positive attitude and work ethic throughout his football journey to date.
Thank you to everyone who supported the day – it could not happen wen without you..
The school will be closed on Thursday 8th June as it is being used as a Polling Station for the General Election.
BEST WISHES to all in our school community and beyond who are observing the holy month of Ramadan, which started on 27 May.
We know it is a hugely important time for our Muslim families as they come together with family and friends in fasting, reflection, prayer and thinking of those less fortunate – extra charity is given in this month.
For those of us who are not familiar with Ramadan, Muslims believe that during Ramadan, the Qu’ran, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to mankind through the Prophet Muhammad. Many therefore devote extra time to the study of the Quran during this time. The end of Ramadan brings the festival Eid-ul-Fitr which will fall around 26 June.
Ramadan Mubarak to you all!
There was great excitement in P7a this morning as we discovered our long awaited butterflies had emerged! What a lovely start to the week. We learned about the metamorphosis of the butterfly through the Pope Francis Faith Award and the Gift of Wonder and Awe.
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World Travellers Theme Day
Starter – Sliced Melon
Italian Fingers of Pizza
Indian Vegetable Pakora
Haggis Sausage Rolls
Choose as much as you can eat salad bowls
Tuna Pasta / Tomato Pasta
Curried Rice/ Citrus Cous Cous
Carrot / Tomato /Lettuce / Cucumber
Mediterranean Crudities with Dips
Bite Size Fudge
Scottish Fresh Fruit Platter
The last parent equalities forum of this session takes place on Thursday 11th May in Mearns Primary School at 7pm. This will be, as before, a small showcase event with 4 of our schools presenting on the good practice which takes place around the important area of equalities. An invitation is extended to anyone who wishes to come along.
P7c were visited today by Mr Kelly who came in to tell them
about his job as a Judge at the Sheriff Court. We found him very interestingand loved the joke wig! I think he has influenced some of our pupils to findout more about Law.
On Thursday 11th May, Wendy Macleod will be taking a free parent HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class in the main gym hall from 3:20-3:45pm. If you would like to join in the spirit of Health Week then please fill in a ‘par q’ form available from the main office before 3rd May.
Calling all families and friends. Help us Bag £4,000 in the Tesco Bags of Help Appeal!!!
Voting available May and June 2017
Our Lady of the Missions Primary School calls out for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund.
Get down to Tesco for your weekly shop and help out our school by voting for our project.
Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on our project. Continue reading Tesco Bags of Help Appeal!!!
There will be an informal opportunity for parents/carers to come in to look at Seasons for Growth materials/ask questions etc on Tuesday afternoon at 2.3opm. Please contact Mrs Cochrane by Wed 4th February to register interest in this group.
Seasons for Growth is a change, loss and grief education programme for children who have suffered loss through bereavement, divorce or separation. Continue reading SEASONS FOR GROWTH
Dyslexia Scotland Glasgow East Ren Branch
Parents, Pupils and Teachers are welcome to our
Thursday 4th May 2017
Dyslexia? What now?
Using your strengths to overcome the weaknesses
Presented by Mary Jane Bird
7.15pm-8.15pm Mearns Castle High School, Newton Mearns G77 5GU
http://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/your-branch/glasgow-east-ren Email Address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dyslexia Scotland 01786 446650
Helpline phone number: 0344 800 84 84
Dyslexia Scotland is a company registered by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No 153321 Charity No SC 000951
International day celebration – brainstorming meeting Thursday 20th April 7pm
Our very first school International Day will take place in August. With the support of the school and our lottery grant, we are looking forward to an exciting event celebrating the food, art, music and dance of the many cultures and nationalities we have in school .
We are having an initial brainstorming meeting on Thursday 20th April in school at 7pm and would love as many as possible to come along to share ideas and create a working group. Even if you can’t help much moving forward, please do come along and let us know what you think. The school will also have a programme of activities leading up to the day so the kids are fully involved.
If you can’t make the meeting but would like to be involved or have ideas, please email us on email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (please copy both). If you are hoping to come along, it would also be helpful to let us know so we have an idea of numbers though feel free to turn up on the night as well.
Our Lady of the Missions PC and PSA
Primary 7 pupils had a wonderful day with the Sisters of Schoenstatt as preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The Primary 4 Enterprise Club have been working hard to make a selection of Easter treats which will be on sale throughout this week! There will be competitions and Easter activities! All money raised will be given to help children in Malawi.
Please remember that on Friday 31st March the school closes at 2.30pm for the Easter holidays. It will reopen for pupils on Tuesday 18th April.
This is a Non Uniform Day!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter break.
Sorry for the short notice but I am delighted to say that the P2c and d trip can now go ahead. St Ninian’s are able to send down helpers to walk the children there and back.