Over the last few weeks, Mrs Gillespie has been working incredibly hard with the Primary 6 pupils on their WildHearts Micro-Tyco enterprise project and, together with other schools around the country, they are experiencing the power of entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social and economic change.
So far, Mrs Gillespie’s Primary 6 class have raised an amazing £250 through a variety of activities and business ideas. By raising this amount, they are providing a micro-finance loan to others around the developing world, helping people to work their own way out of poverty with dignity.
Not only are they helping others to become more financially independent, but our Primary 6 pupils have also gained knowledge and received entrepreneurial training which has allowed them to demonstrate their amazing leadership skills over the last few weeks. Their work is supporting our school’s journey towards the Level 2 Rights Respecting Award. A big thank you to Mrs Gillespie and all the Primary 6 pupils . . Well done!
ERC facilities management are holding a job fayre- details below
Job Vacancies: ERC Facilities Management require cleaning staff 10-20hr posts in various locations. Please come to Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns on 9/3/16 between 10.30am-2pm for more information.
Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. If your daughter is part of a Brownies, Guides or Scouts group, they can wear that uniform on Monday 22nd February to school.
Please follow link below to our leaflet for parents/carers about Catholic Education Week 2016 and the ‘Year of Mercy’. Each family will receive a paper copy of this home today.
Parent Leaflet CEW 2016 2
Many thanks to everyone who has already contributed to our recognising achievement space. You can enter as many achievements per child as you wish! We will then share these achievements at assemblies.
Gaining recognition for the wide range of achievements can increase pupil confidence, raise their aspirations, improve motivation for learning and keep them engaged in education. It is important that we recognise and celebrate achievements in all contexts for learning, through:
- the ethos and life of the school as a community
- curriculum areas and subjects
- interdisciplinary learning
- opportunities for personal achievement.
To help us gather this information on pupils’ personal achievements, I would ask you to follow the link below and provide the information required:
This link will remain live throughout session 2015-2016. You can add achievements as often as required by entering your child’s name, class and details of their achievement.
On behalf of the Parent Council / PTA
If you have anything that you could donate as a prize for the Cluster Quiz this Friday, 22nd January, could you please hand it in to Miss Watson or Mrs Holmes this week? Thank you for your support.
In the event of adverse weather conditions we have clear procedures in place to ensure safety and continuity for our children. Please take time to familiarise yourself with both information specific to St Thomas’ and also information about East Renfrewshire.
Please follow the links below:
Reminder: school closes at 2.30pm tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 6th January.
Many thanks to all of you who sent in goods for the hampers and also to anyone who bought a ticket . The fantastic sum of £362 has been raised! Many thanks to our Parent Council/PTA for organising and putting the hampers together.