Play Scotland Parents Play Pack

“We are delighted to launch our new Parents Play Pack and hope you find the ideas in this pack
help you to have lots of fun in your everyday play adventures. 

Send us in your ideas for our new Playful Families webpage”

Marguerite Hunter Blair, CEO

The new Play Scotland Parents Play Pack is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years.

In the pack you will find:

  • Tips and hints on getting your children out to #playeveryday
  • Up-to-date information on play for 8-12 year olds
  • Useful references


You can download your FREE copy here




Deputy First Minister’s Easter Holiday Maths Challenge for Primary 6 pupils

The PowerPoint below provides some activities which link to the Deputy First Minister’s Maths Challenge, involve mathematics and, hopefully, are fun to play.

Primary 6 pupils will receive a booklet to take home over the Easter Holidays.  Please click on the link below to view the activities.


Holiday Activities

The Spring holidays are fast approaching and there are

loads of activities on offer for your children!

If you are in receipt of council tax or housing benefits

you may be able to get FREE places on some of our

most popular activities including our all days camps at

Barrhead High Schools and Eastwood High School.

Our full brochure will be out in schools shortly but in

the meantime you can view the online version at or book on by

calling 0141 577 3008.

The booking line is now open but places are limited so

you’ll need to book quickly!

Easter Parade Thursday 29 March at 1.30pm

Dear Parent / Carer

Easter Parade

On Thursday 29th March at 1.30pm, the children from Pr. 1-7 will be involved in our annual Easter Parade. Due to severe egg allergies that some of our pupils have and in the interest of health and safety all pupils will make an Easter Bonnet/Baseball hat. Pupils can decorate a hat at home for this competition.

One boy and girl from each class will receive a prize for the best entry!

All parents, carers and family members are welcome to this event.

Please note the school will close at 2.30pm on Thursday 29th March and re-open on Monday 16th April.

Yours sincerely

Christine Healey

Depute Head Teacher


MISSIO Scotland

MISSIO Scotland recently launched its brand new website, which the charity hopes will increase awareness of its work and encourage individuals as well as parishes and schools to recognise the importance of supporting missionary work both at home and abroad.

The new website of Missio Scotland, the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—Pope Francis’ own charity and official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church—can now be accessed by visiting: There, visitors will be able to not only learn more about the organisation and its component societies, but will also be able read the latest news and features, link to its social media sites, donate to the charity and find out ways to get involved with its work.

Teachers and children’s liturgists can make use of the revamped schools section, where a host of resources can be downloaded, including materials linked to the Mission Rosary, Lent, Advent and Confirmation. The charity’s brand new resources related to the lives of the Missionary Saints— which, it is hoped, will provide supplemental support to Catholic schoolchildren’s Confirmation preparation for years to come and which has received the support of Scotland’s Catholic hierarchy—are also available to order via Missio Scotland’s new online shop. Schools can also receive information on how they can fundraise for Missio Scotland and can directly request an assembly at their school, where someone from the organisation will come out and inform the staff and pupils further about the work of the charity.

“I feel confident that everyone who visits the new Missio Scotland website will get a clear idea of our work and how we are part of a worldwide family, which links the Catholic community in Scotland with our brothers and sisters in other countries,” Fr Vincent Lockhart, Missio Scotland’s National Director said. “The videos, photographs and stories show that spiritual and practical support in a very simple and human way. We hope that Catholics throughout Scotland will avail of them—and also our brand new schools resources—to connect themselves, their parishes and school communities with Missio Scotland, but also to showcase the pivotal role that we, as a charity, play throughout the world.”



Places to Play P1-4

Places to Play Project in Auchenback

Save the Date: 20th March, 18:00-19:30pm

Venue: St. Mark’s Primary

Come and hear whats been happening in your community with outdoor play and children’s experiences. 

Pizza, Tea & Coffee Provided.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please see the link below!

Places to Play return slip

Book Fair available during Parents Evening

The book fair will be available to families in the hall during parents evening on Thursday.

There are over 200 titles for you and your child to choose from, and with prices starting from £2.99 there’s sure to be a book for everyone.

For a sneak peak at the titles available, please click on the link below

Free elearning – an introduction to Positive Behaviour Support

The elearning resource is for family carers of young people with autism (age 5 to 18).  This can be parents, grandparents, carers, foster carers, siblings etc.  This would also include family carers of young people in the process of assessment/diagnosis.

The intended outcome of the training is an introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and the learning outcomes we have identified are:

  • To promote awareness of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach
  • To define challenging behaviour
  • To learn about the stages of challenging behaviour
  • To promote understanding of why a young person may have challenging behaviours
  • To learn about Functional Assessment, and how this information informs strategy planning
  • To feel competent and confident in taking this approach forward

There are 7 sections in the course, which will take approximately 30 minutes each, although the user can choose the section that is of most interest to them rather than completing each section.

At the end of the course, we give the option to support completion of a One Page Profile, or an individual plan. I couldn’t put a time limit on how long this would take as it’s dependent on the person, however we have samples that users can refer to.

The course is free to access, access is not time limited, and users can save their progress as they go.

If you would like further information, please click the link below:

Positive Pathways Website

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