ERC Health and Wellbeing Family Update – 2nd April

ERC Health and Wellbeing Family Update – 2nd April

Many of you have been stuck at home for over a week now. We hope you are enjoying all the work being set by your school staff. Please take care of your health too – you will get a lot more out of your school work if you feel good! Here are some more ideas help keep you happy and healthy…

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Health and Wellbeing Update ERC

Learning Provision Update

Dear Parent/Carer

In line with the Deputy First Minister’s statement and the subsequent clarification of ‘Key Worker’ status, we would be grateful if you could complete the attached form, to allow us to best plan the opening of the Community Hub School at St Cadoc’s Primary on Monday 23rd March 2020. We are in a position to confirm the Mearns North Hub for St Cadoc’s Primary, Mearns Primary and Crookfur Primary including Nursery classes, will be based in St Cadoc’s Primary.

In his statement yesterday, the Deputy First Minister stated that if one parent is a key worker and the other is not, the non key worker should normally be expected to provide child care.


If you meet this criteria please complete the form as a matter of urgency to allow us to allocate places by the end of today.


Continuing learning in light of Coronavirus

Dear Parent/Carer

Continuing learning in light of Coronavirus

You will be well aware of the rapidly changing situation across the country due to the coronavirus. As you know schools, in line with everyone else, are following national guidance which in itself is necessarily changing on a daily basis. More information is available from the NHS at

At the moment all schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres remain open. However, over the next few days and weeks, it is possible that an increased number of pupils and staff will catch the virus and have to stay at home.  This will mean whole families having to stay at home for long periods of time, unable to come to school or go to work.

To help with our planning to continue to offer opportunities for learning we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions via the following link:

I know this is a worrying time for everyone and I want to assure you that we are working hard to plan for different situations and continue to provide learning and teaching for our children and young people. We will continue to communicate with you through our usual channels on the arrangements for your child. Please continue to follow the updates provided through the school and Council social media sites.


Kind regards,

Maria McBride

Head Teacher

P4 Mass of Enrolment & Sacrament of Reconciliation

Mass of Enrolment:

On Sunday 8th March we will have our enrolment Mass for P4 during 10 o’clock Mass. Children should sit with their family and are asked to wear full school uniform. Although we would encourage you to attend the 10am  as our children will be responsible for the liturgy, you can choose to attend any Mass during the weekend.  All children intending to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion should attend a Mass during this weekend.If your child is not preparing for the Sacraments, they are very welcome to attend and receive a blessing.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be celebrated in St. Cadoc’s Church on Monday 9th March at 7pm. The children will sit together as a group and will receive individual Confession and absolution during the service.

Thank you once again for your support as we work together to prepare the children during this special time.

School Library Helper

Our school library is looking for an enthusiastic Parent/Carer/Grandparent to help assist with our school Library. Ideally you would be available for an hour twice a week. At the moment we would be hoping for Wednesday and Friday slot but  we can easily change this to suit your availability.

If you are interested simply complete your details and we’ll be in touch

We look forward to hearing from you!

Curriculum Workshops-Have Your Say

We are currently planning two curriculum workshops and would love to hear what areas/topics you would like us to include.


-Literacy and English Workshops, 1st April 2020,  (proposed time) 3:45-4:45pm

-Digital Learning Workshops, 5th May 2020, (proposed time) 3:45-4:45pm

What would be helpful for you supporting your child at home? What aspects of Literacy & English or Digital Learning and teaching would you like to hear more about? Our Campus Cop, Johnny Waters has kindly agreed to provide an online safety talk at the Digital Learning event. If you have any specific questions you would like the Campus Cop to answer regarding online safety please include below.

We would also like to gauge your likelihood to attend these events based on their planned times.

Please complete the form below to add your input.

St Joseph’s Parish Mission

St Joseph’s Parish Mission 2nd,3rd & 4th March We would like to invite everyone to our Parish Mission being held in the church between 7pm – 9pm each evening from Monday to Wednesday. Hosting the Mission are Sister Sally Hyland (Sisters of St John of God in Dublin) and Father Bernard Fox (Mill Hill Missionaries)
who are both excellent speakers.

theme is God is Love.

There will be a presentation and talk each evening. Further
information will be available on the St Joseph’s Clarkston Parish Facebook page
and weekly parish bulletin.

Reminder- P7 Mass of Enrolment

On Sunday 8th December, we will have our enrolment Mass for the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 10 o’clock Mass. Children should sit with their parents and sponsor and are asked to wear school uniform (a white shirt and tie). Although we encourage you to attend the 10am Mass as our children will be responsible for the liturgy you can choose to attend any mass during the weekend. All children intending to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year should participate in this Mass.

Children will write their Letter of Enrolment in school and these will be handed to Fr Eoin via the school.

If your child is not preparing for Reception of this Sacrament, they are very welcome to attend and receive a blessing.

Thank you once again for your support as we work together to prepare the children during this special time.

Free Microsoft Office 365 Apps

With Christmas fast approaching many of you might find Santa has brought you a new ipad, tablet, laptop or phone. It is worth remembering you can download all Microsoft office apps for free!
Glow users can download the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones. ‎Making these apps available helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these tools offer. The Office apps which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sway, Forms and OneNote provide a learning platform that extends beyond school and into the world of work.

Office 365
To download, log in to Glow. From the launch pad click the Office 365 Home tile then the “Install Office apps” button and follow the instructions.

When logging in, you will be asked to enter your user name and this is your Glow user name plus the domain e.g., once you do this, you will be transferred to the usual Glow login screen, when you enter your details here your registration is complete.
The Glow username will only activate the software for as long as that account is active in Glow.

It is also possible to download the apps from within Microsoft O365 – within O365, click on the Office 365 link in the top left of your screen and from the O365 home page, click on “Install Office 2016”.

Christmas Fayre 2019

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2019                             

Help urgently needed                                               

The PSA urgently require your support for the Christmas Fayre –

  1. Raffle Prizes

Donations are required. Examples of items donated in the past are beauty vouchers, vouchers for services, sports memorabilia, experience vouchers, hotel stays, meal vouchers etc. If you have any contacts in the local community, have your own business or work for a company that would be able to make a donation it would be really appreciated. Donations can be made between now and 29th November to the school office. Any donations received by the week prior to the fayre will be publicised in our brochure which is given to all parents at the school.

Raffle tickets will be sold at the fayre and can be purchased in advance by contacting the PSA if you would like to buy tickets and are unable to attend on the day.

  1. Home Baking / Cupcakes

Please consider providing some home baking for the Home Baking stall.  If you are able to help out could you contact the PSA, ideally letting us know what you will be able to provide so we are able to plan whether or not we need to supplement with “bought in” items.

  1. Secret ‘Wrap a Present’ Room

Donations of wrapping paper would be much appreciated.

  1. Pre-loved / gifts stall

Good condition pre-loved books or toys or any unwanted gifts or are urgently required for the pre-loved stall.  Please hand into the school office or send to school with your child.

  1. Tombola

Our popular tombola is made up entirely of bottles donated by parents so we are looking for donations of spirits, wine, prosecco, champagne and beer, along with soft drinks. Please hand into the school office or send to school with your child.

  1. Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help set up the hall on Friday 29 November from 5.30pm onwards, to do a 1.5hr shift at a stall at the fayre on Saturday 30th November anytime from 12pm – 3pm and to help clear up from 3pm – 5pm. If you are able to help out can you please email or contact Wendy Kelly, PSA Chair, on 07432 201816. Any help would be greatly appreciated and your child is welcome to help out along with you too.

The Christmas Fayre is our main fundraising event of the year with all the money raised being used for the benefit of the children throughout the year. It is also a great fun event enjoyed by all the children! We look forward to your support in making our 2019 Christmas Fayre a great success!


The St Cadocs PSA Committee



How can I support the Christmas Fayre 2019

Holocaust Information Evening

St Ninian’s High School Holocaust Information Evening

(Wednesday 20th November, 6 – 8.30pm)

On Wednesday 20th November, St Ninian’s High School are hosting a Holocaust Information evening working in partnership with the Gathering the Voices Project. During the evening pupils, parents, staff and friends will have the opportunity to visit a Holocaust exhibition as well as attend two presentations from our guest speakers who are direct descendants of Holocaust survivors.
This evening complements a programme of presentations and workshops that accompany the exhibition which pupils in S1-6 are taking part in throughout November.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to this information evening on Wednesday 20th November 2019, 6 – 8.30pm.
We hope that you will be able to attend this very informative and important event.

Tickets available via the following link:

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