Dear Parent/ Carer,
We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back to school next week. School staff will return for In Service days on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th August. The children will return on Wednesday 18th August. New Primary 1 pupils should arrive for a 9:30am start on their first day. For all other pupils, the school will open from the usual time of 8:45am and the school day will begin at 9:00am.
Please have a look at the St. Mark’s Guide for going back to school . This guide is intended to support you with some of the key questions you may have about the return to school as we move beyond Level 0 of the Covid Protection levels.
If you are unsure of any of these arrangements or details, please contact us at SchoolMail@st-marks.e-renfrew.sch.uk . School staff will be on hand at the start of term to direct the children and supervise a smooth start for all.
Dear Parent/ Carer,
Please see letter below from Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. This letter contains important updates on self-isolating, testing and contact tracing in relation to schools.
Letter for the new term – schools – August 2021 – NHS GGC – v2
Miss Kelly has made a welcome video for all the children who will be joining us in Primary 1 in August. We are looking forward to meeting you at our first induction afternoon tomorrow.
The leaflet below will provide parents with information on the transition from early years education to Primary 1.
P1 Transition Leaflet St. Mark’s 2021
Please see the leaflet below for further information on relationships education in Catholic primary schools.
God’s Loving Plan Parent Leaflet
The document below provides a summary from Rights Advice Scotland and MART of the range of benefit supports and amounts available to eligible families. MART are available to discuss benefits with any residents who may be eligible, and can help them navigate their entitlements to maximise their income.
EastRen Benefits Quick Guide
For more information, contact MART via this website.
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Please see the presentation below from East Renfrewshire’s Money Advice and Rights Team, outlining support available for families.
Please see letter from Director of Education with updated arrangements for returning to school in January.
St Mark’s Parent Update 23.12.20
Our Digital Leaders have prepared a Christmas video for the school community. Have a look and see what fun we have been having during Advent.
P3b have been learning to sign ‘Silent Night’. Click on the link below to watch them perform.
Primary 1 and 2 Nativity performances are now available to access at the links below. Well done to the children on some fabulous acting and narrating. We hope that next year we can reintroduce singing too! Also, a big thank you to the teachers and pupil support assistants for single-handedly writing, rehearsing, filming and editing the productions. We hope you enjoy them.
P1a Nativity 2020
P1b Nativity 2020
P2a Nativity 2020
P2b Nativity 2020
Emails have now been sent out with the Annual ICT Responsible User Agreements. Please read these fully with your children and ensure they understand the rules set out ICT Agreement 2020.docx ICT Agreement 2020 Infants. Please confirm by completing the link below:
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow and hope the children are looking forward to coming back. Please see the attached letter for some final reminders about new school protocols. Please note the change to collection times for P1 and P2. This is to ease the congestion at the end of the day.
11th August 2020 Final Reminder
Bishopton Breakfast Club
Dear Parent/ Carer,
Please see the two links below. One is a letter from the director of education and the other is the St. Mark’s guide for returning to school. Please note, all children should return on Wednesday 12th August. The school gates will be open from 8:45am for a soft start for all pupils, with the school day running from 9am to 3pm. Parents/ Carers of Primary 1 pupils should bring them to the school gate at 9:30am on their first day. As with the transition visits in June, parents and carers are not permitted in the school grounds or buildings. From Thursday 13th August onwards, Primary 1 pupils can arrive from 8:45am ready to start at 9am each day. Further details are provided in the attached guide.
We look forward to seeing you and your children next week.
Letter to ParentCarers 6.8.20
St. Mark’s Guide for Going Back to School Aug 20
Dear Parent/ Carer,
Please see link to our School Recovery Plan 2020-21 below.
St. Mark’s School Recovery Plan
Parents Evening – Thursday 26th March 3.10pm-8.30pm
One 10 minute appointment per child
Click the link to book from 7pm on 5th March:
Safer Internet Day 2020 is being celebrated globally this month with the theme: Together for a better internet.
At St. Mark’s we take digital safety very seriously and it’s important everyone knows and understands how to keep themselves safe online.
Whilst we discuss this at school this month, it is also helpful to discuss how your household keeps themselves safe online.
Why not take this quiz to see what your identity looks like online and do you feel free to be yourself?
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Swimming Development are looking for children aged 4 to 12 years to come along to FREE Lessons again.
If you are interested in bringing your children along to their free taster swimming lessons at Barrhead Foundry, being taught by their probationary teachers, then please see dates and times below.
Saturdays 22, 29 February and 14 March.
Sundays 9, 23 February, 01 and 15 March
Times as follows:-
Saturdays-11.30am-12.00pm, 12.00pm-12.30pm, 12.30pm-1.00pm and 1.00pm-1.30pm.
Sundays-12.30pm-1.00pm and 1.00pm-1.30pm 1.30pm-2pm and 2.00pm-2.30pm
Please choose which time slots you would like, (you can attend more than one session)
You can contact them at Neilston on 0141 577 4811 – opening hours (9am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-8pm) or Barrhead on 0141 580 1174 or pop into the centre and put their name down on the list.
ERCL FREE Schools Letter – Course Feb 2020
Wendesday 6th November
St. Clare’s Primary
‘How to help a child organise their thoughts creatively with a bullet/mind map’