PTA Ladies Night

Ladies Night, Travellers Rest, Friday 3rd November at 7.30pm – Partylite, jewellery, 80s tunes; what’s not to love?  See Jules or PTA folk for tickets or you can pay at the door on the night!  Come one, come all 🙂 and help boost the coffers so we can pay for the school trip to the Panto (oh yes we will!) plus there’s so much more our fundraising efforts can help with!  We are also looking for raffle prizes – please hand a wee something in to the school office ASAP if you can 🙂

Have your say on East Renfrewshire Council’s 2018-2021 budget consultation

Subject: Have your say on East Renfrewshire Council’s 2018-2021 budget consultation

Dear Parents and Guardians,

East Renfrewshire Council is consulting on its budget for 2018-2021.   Your responses to this consultation will help shape councillors’ decision making about how our budget will be spent over the next three years.

 The Council’s budget covers a huge range of services, including education, schools, early learning and childcare, social care, roads, cleansing and housing.

While the Council does not yet know its exact budget, with the Scottish Government not due to confirm the annual grant settlement until December, ERC is expecting to have to make savings in the region of £26million between 2018 and 2021.  This is in addition to £37million of savings the Council has already made since 2012.

A range of proposed savings to meet the £26million shortfall has been published for consultation and is available at   Parent Council Chairs have been invited to a series of meetings as part of the Budget Conversation, but we are keen to hear from as many parents as possible on the savings proposals set out in the Budget Booklet, a small number of hard copies of which are available in schools or at this link.

The consultation will be open until 28 November, with the final budget being decided by elected members at a meeting of the full council on 8 February 2018.

Many Thanks,

East Renfrewshire Council


Scottish Women & Girls in Sport Week

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL), in partnership with sportscotland is committed to raising awareness of the importance of increasing participation in sport and physical activity amongst women and girls in East Renfrewshire, and to reducing the barriers to participation.

Thiss week we will be supporting ‘Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week’. The week will culminate in Active Girls Day on Friday 6th October.

ERCL and sportscotland will be posting and promoting content across social media to support this week and Active Girls Day. Below you will find an outline of this activity and ways you and/or your children can get involved.

Visit our website to view our specific activities or view our general programmes here

#SportHour – Monday 2nd October at 9pm
Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, will be co-hosting sportscotland’s monthly Twitter discussion, themed ‘girls’ participation’ alongside Hannah from the sportscotland Young people’s sport panel. Join in this positive online chat with people from across the sporting sector. Follow @sportscotland and find out more here.

How to engage: follow @sportscotland on Twitter and join in at 9pm on Monday night to chat!

Active Girls Day – Friday 6th October
Active Girls Day aims to raise the profile of the amazing work going into girls’ sport, and the incredible role models making it happen. Activities will be happening across East Renfrewshire secondary schools during the day and across ERCL venues in the evening for girls aged 8 and over.

How to engage: Visit our website to view our activities and join in on social media using #ActiveGirls

Members of sportscotland’s the Young people’s sport panel working group on women and girls have been creating videos to engage and inspire women and girls in sport. They want to inspire women and girls to become #ActiveGirls and to love sport as much as they do – join them on social media as they talk about #unstoppablegirls and ask for your views!

How to engage: watch the videos on sportscotland’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages and send in your pictures and clips featuring #unstoppablegirls and #ActiveGirls.