Category Archives: Parents

Health & Safety – MACS Users

After 8:15am the school car park at Neilston Primary is for staff access only. Those of you who use the MACS out of school service (breakfast club) will require to have exited the car park prior to this time, alternatively use the car park / streets out with the campus. The car park is a busy place at this time of day with staff arriving and deliveries taking place.

Mr Gillies

Dressing for Excellence

East Renfrewshire Education Department have a policy called ‘Dressing for Excellence’ which is for encouraging all children to wear their school uniform. The guidelines are as follows:

• All pupils are expected to wear a shirt and tie to school every day.

• Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils are allowed to wear a school polo shirt on P.E. days.

• Black school shoes must be worn in school, pupils are encouraged to change into outdoor trainers at play and lunch time if they wish.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Lunchtime Procedures

Lunchtime Procedures have been updated this session. Please see below:

There will be three sittings for lunch.  Our lunchtime is between 12.35-1.25pm.

When lunchtime begins at 12.35, P1-3 will be served (P1 will go in earlier to begin with to get them used to the new routine).

12.45 sitting 1 (this will alternate between P4-7 and will be timetabled)

12.55 sitting 2 (this will alternate between P4-7 and will be timetabled)

All children will be served lunch by 1pm.

1.15pm tuck shop.


Swimming Development Programme: Free Taster Swimming Lessons

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Swimming Development are looking for children again to come along to FREE Lessons.
Our existing swimming teachers are upskilling to a higher level of qualification run by the National Governing Body Scottish Swimming.

If you are interested in bringing your children along to our free taster swimming lessons at Barrhead Foundry, please see dates and times.

Dates are as follows:- 15, 16, 22, 23 July, 5 & 6 August.
Times as follows:- 11.30 – 12.00, 12.00-12.30, 12.30 -1.00 or 1.00 – 1.30.

Please choose which time slots you would like your child to attend.
You can either contact Barrhead Foundry direct or pop into the centre and put their name down on the list.
We look forward to welcoming your children to these FREE taster lessons and we would also like to inform you that if your child enjoys these lessons, then please feel free to sign up for lessons in our Learn to Swim Programme.

If you would like to take advantage of any of these lessons, please follow this link, – which will take you directly to the application on our website.

Yours sincerely,
Swim Development Team

‘Celebrate Me’ Friday 14th June

‘Celebrate Me’ Day – Awards Ceremony
Friday 14th June

In order to celebrate and recognise the successes and achievements of all children in our school, we will hold two very special awards ceremonies on Friday 14th June in which every child will take part.

At 9.15am, parents and carers of children in Primaries 5-7 are invited to join us in the school hall.  Every child will be recognised for something that they have achieved during this school year.

At 11.15am, parents and carers of children in Primaries 1-4 are invited to join us in the school hall.  Every child will be recognised for something that they have achieved during this school year.

In order to help us plan the seating, please email into or phone the office on 570 7420 to let us know if you will be attending. 

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th!

P2/3 Read Write Count Bags

Has your child received a P2 or P3 Read Write Count bag this autumn/winter?

Please let us know what you thought by filling out the Parent survey:

The prize draw for parents is a personal Read Write Count GOODIE BAG filled with books, games and activities for all the family to enjoy.

The deadline to complete this is Monday 4th March.