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SPRING WORKSHOPS THURSDAY 23 MARCH

Primary 1 and 2 will be participating in spring workshops this Thursday, 23rd of March. Part of these will involve practical activities outside in the grassy area of the playground. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor learning (wellies and waterproof jackets/trousers would be ideal, if possible). Full school uniform is not necessary on that day however we would encourage all children to wear school polo shirts and sweatshirts and to ensure that they have gym shoes in school to change into after the workshop.

 

PSA NEWS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Dear all,

 As we outlined earlier in the school year the OLM – PSA are trying some new events for fundraising this year to ensure that all children can take part.

 Last term we enjoyed the successful Reindeer Day and Christmas Fayre which enabled us to fund …

Think Science
The profits from the Christmas Fayre have funded the Think Science Workshops for P1 to P6. Feedback from the children and staff has been extremely positive and we hope to be able to fund this activity each year (although as the workshops are so expensive we are likely only to be able to fund this every second year for each class). Total cost £3100. Continue reading PSA NEWS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

ST NINIAN’S RUGBY PITCH FENCING WORKS

Excavation work is about to commence at the grass pitch area behind St Ninian’s to erect a perimeter fence to the new pitch area.

As a temporary safety measure the informal ‘shortcut’ access from the pathway near Our Lady of the Missions Primary School across the grassed areas up to the rear of the hockey pitch near St Ninian’s school will be closed.

 Please note this is a temporary measure whilst works are underway over the next 2 – 4weeks at the grass pitch. Could parents and  schoolchildren use an alternative route through Eastwood Park.  

 

 

 

ST JOSEPH’S PARISH CHURCH – ‘FAITHFUL FAMILIES’

Family Lenten Retreat – Sunday 5th March 3pm-4pm – (1st Sunday of Lent)

You and your family are warmly invited to a short Lenten Retreat led by Deacon Pat Doogan.

Deacon Pat will host the retreat with a short talk to Parents on leading their children through Lent. The children will have their own supervised activities in the Lower Hall. The Retreat will finish with a family blessing  and each family will receive a personalised candle to take home. Teas/Coffees  and Refreshments will be served.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by emailing parentsinprayer@stjoseph’.co/ or text 07528655783. Please confirm number of children and age ranges. Thank you .

 

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

St Joseph’s Parish Church – ‘Faithful Families’

Family Lenten Retreat – Sunday 5th March 3pm-4pm – (1st Sunday of Lent)

You and your family are warmly invited to a short Lenten Retreat led by Deacon Pat Doogan.

Deacon Pat will host the retreat with a short talk to Parents on leading their children through Lent. The children will

have their own supervised activities in the Lower Hall. The Retreat will finish with a family blessing  and each family will receive a personalised candle to take home. Teas/Coffees  and Refreshments will be served.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by emailing parentsinprayer@stjoseph’.co/ or text 07528655783. Please confirm number of children and age ranges. Thank you .

OUR LADY OF THE MISSION PARENT COUNCIL – FEBRUARY 2017

First and foremost, we hope you had a peaceful and enjoyable festive season and wish you all the very best for a happy and healthy 2017. Here is a quick update from the Parent Council on what you can expect in the months to come:

ERC CONSULTATION APPROVED
ERC have now adopted a new admissions policy based on the 2016 consultation. This is subject to one small change. For 2 years, if St Ninian’s (only) is over subscribed at s1, the (general) order of priority for admissions will be those with a baptism certificate; children with siblings; and those from cluster schools. After 2 years, the second and third of those will be swapped. ERC will also take a tougher stance on fraudulent registration of catchment addresses and are encouraging East Renfrewshire residents to report information if this will assist them in doing so.

Whilst we acknowledge the consultation caused distress and uncertainty for many, we are reassured as a Parent Council that our numbers will now be capped and there is a way to resolve over capacity issues. We must now therefore move on together and ensure our school community continues to welcome and cherish all families and faiths.

Next year’s p1 applications have now been lodged under the new system. Please let the process take its course. It will take ERC time (as it always does) to work through the paperwork to determine the position and we appreciate this may be an anxious time for some who are waiting.

INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION
We look forward to working with the PSA in organising a celebration of our many cultures and nationalities. This is likely to be in August and will show how food, art and music can bring together generations and cultures. We successfully applied for lottery funding to support this event so it should be a great day! If you are interested in helping, please contact us on Facebook or by email (see below).

POSITIVE PLAY PROJECT
We recently supported play specialists “Grounds for Learning” in a day of consultancy to start planning future playground development. GFL consultant Stephen met with parents, staff and pupils and was particularly bowled over by the pupils’ enthusiasm. We look forward to developing this project with the PSA / school and hope you will support our efforts over time. First stop will be the creation of an outdoor classroom / picnic area, supported by Whitelee Development Fund, who we successfully applied for funding from and playground painting to brighten things up / create interesting areas for the children.

OUR LADY OF THE MISSION PARENT COUNCIL – FEBRUARY 2017

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Remaining meeting dates:
23rd March (note change from 16th March)
18th May
22nd Jun

HEAD TEACHER RECRUITMENT
The Head Teacher’s role was advertised in the summer / autumn but no appointment was made. The post will be advertised again in spring and we are of course hopeful the process will be successful this time. Whilst it’s disappointing there is no appointment yet, our Chair has been fully involved in the process to ensure parents’ views are reflected. We are confident ERC wants an exceptional candidate to lead the school and is doing all it can. Continually advertising the job without a break would not be helpful. In the meantime, we continue to support Mrs McGrotty in her position as acting Head Teacher and thank her and her team for their hard work on our behalf.

CONTACT US…AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

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.