Over November there is a police action plan in place to step up patrols in and around East Renfrewshire schools. All vehicles should taxed, with MOT and insurance and speed limits are adhered to as fixed penalty tickets may be issued.
The Library Committee are hosting Children’s Book Week commencing 7th October. To celebrate this pupils are invited to come dressed as their favourite character from a book on Thursday 10th October.
Monday 7th October
The photographer from Tempest will visit the school; individual or family photographs will be taken as well as year group photographs for pupils in primary 1 and 7. Pupils should wear school uniform, grey trousers or skirt, blue shirt and tie.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our Family Night it was a great success; the amazing sum of £814.18 was raised after all deductions were paid. We all had great time.
The next meeting of the Parent Council will take place in St. Luke’s High School on Monday 2nd December at 6.00pm. Please come along and join us, new members welcome.
The Global Citizenship Committee have organised a Football Fun Day to raise money for the children’s charity Clic Sargent. This event will take place on Thursday 26th September. Pupils will be involved in various football related activities throughout the day, including a penalty shoot out competition.
Children should wear their PE kit tracksuit, shorts, yellow school polo shirt training shoes, and a waterproof jacket to school on this day and bring a £1 donation.
There will be a meeting on Tuesday 8th October from 7.00pm until 8.00pm in St. John’s Church, Barrhead, for parents of children in primary seven, who are at present preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
There will be a meeting on Tuesday 24th September from 7.00pm until 8.00pm in St. John’s Church, Barrhead, for parents of children in primary four, who are at present preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion.
Due to circumstances outwith our control pupils in primary 4 will now attend swimming lessons from 9.30am until 10.30am departing from the school at 9.05am and returning around 11.00am on the following dates:
- Friday 20th September
- Friday 4th October
- Friday 25th October
- Friday 1st November
- Friday 8th November
- Friday 15th November
Please note that the original consent forms will now cover this event.
As from Wednesday 14th August 2014 school meals will be subject to a small increase of 10p.
Primary Meal £1.95
Secondary Meal £2.05
Please note the advice below from Health Protection Scotland
Measles is highly infectious and can be a dangerous illness. It spreads easily in schools, universities and summer camps. Those who are not fully immunised with two doses of MMR are most at risk of developing measles.
As we approach the time of year when many children and students are travelling abroad on summer trips and family holidays, NHS Boards are urging parents to protect their children against measles. If your child has missed out on two doses of MMR vaccine, please consider getting your child fully immunised with MMR before you travel abroad during the summer break. Please contact your GP or practice nurse to arrange vaccination as soon as possible.
The school will close on Thursday 10th October and re-open on Monday 21st October for the October week. Enjoy!
Please have look at home and see if you have any books lying about. We would appreciate if you could return them as a signifcant amount of books have gone missing and we have a shortage throughout the school. Replacing books is extremely expensive and we would therefore ask for help in ensuring your child returns all books that they may have at home
RESOLVE:ASL has been set up by Children in Scotland to assist Scottish education authorities to meet the mediation requirements in the new Education (Additional Support for Learning)(Scotland) Act 2004/2009.
East Renfrewshire Council’s Education Department works in partnership with RESOLVE: ASL for the provision of independent mediation services.
In the first instance of any disagreement all attempts should be made at school then local authority level to resolve the issue/s however if the situation is still ‘stuck’ then independent mediation should be considered.
The service involves:
- A child centred approach to resolving disputes and disagreements over Additional Support for Learning (ASL)
- An emphasis on building trust and understanding to promote effective parent/professionals partnerships.
A RESOLVE: ASL mediator is a trained independent and neutral third person who will:
- Work with services and families to resolve disputes
- Assist in communication and encourage mutual understanding
- Assist the parties to arrive at the outcomes/agreements themselves
- Establish a basis for effective parent/professional partnerships
A RESOLVE: ASL mediator does not make decisions or recommend solutions. This service is free for parents/carers and children and young people.
It should be stressed that third-party mediation is required in only a few circumstances where a resolution cannot be reached at school level. Should it be felt that significant time is passing without a resolution, mediation may be suggested to you by the school or the education authority. In the first instance you should contact the education department and ask to speak to the officer with responsibility for additional support for learning, 0141 577 3578, who will advise you of the process. You can of course make contact with RESOLVE: ASL directly, 0131 222 2456, for advice; however you may be redirected to the education authority to proceed.