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Micro-Tyco Enterprise Project

Micro-tyco Twitter

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!

Claudia Raso
RRS Coordinator

World Thinking Day Monday 22nd February

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.

National Parent Forum



The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce. We are pleased to have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of our successful “in a nutshell” series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015. This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it. This nutshell has been produced in hard copy with one for each child in primary, secondary and ASN schools and deliveries will start w/c 11-1-16. We would also hope that it could be used at parent events, subject choice evenings etc. The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is  http://www.npfs.org.uk/career-education-a-world-of-possibilities/

Recognising Achievements

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.

Adverse Weather Arrangements

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.

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