Please use the attached link to access a range of supports and resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Please see the attached link to apply for free sport taster sessions.
A fantastic opportunity for P1-3 to join a club outside school and receive a great personalised kit before they go along. Leaflets in school bags today and attached to this post. It takes place at Woodfarm every Tuesday from 1st May.
Once again the Nursery Class and Primary 3 have entered Wheelbarrows in this annual competition. There is a letter in school bags today with directions link below. Please go along to Greenbank Gardens this weekend and vote for one of our wheelbarrows and keep the Trophy in Thornliebank.
More letters in school bags today for P1-3 Fitness and P4-7 Football and Multisport
Many of this term’s afterschool clubs are up and running with lots of opportunities for pupils once again at Thornliebank Primary, Woodfarm HIgh School and Giffnock Tennis Club thanks to staff, coaches and volunteers. We now have parent and community volunteers helping with and running several clubs – should you wish to volunteer (we have great demand for a permanent football club)please contact Mrs McGarvey or Mrs Baxter.
Further information on Afterschool Page of the website and in the attached Programme of Clubs.
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited are looking to recruit an enthusiastic group of sports volunteers, aged 16 or over, to assist in the delivery of their sport and physical activity programmes including multi-sport coaching (daytime, after school, evenings or weekends) and school holiday activities. Our next recruitment evening will be held as follows:
Wednesday 3rd February 2016
St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock
6.00 – 7.00pm
If you think you have what it takes and can make a difference to the local sports community, we’d love to hear from you! For more information or to book a place, please contact Barry Cook, Active Schools Team Leader on 0141 570 7330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We were delighted to hear that 2 of our pupils made the top 60 images in the East Renfrewshire Road Safety Calendar Competition.
Lawizah Shabaz in Primary 7 was Highly Commended for her efforts.
Katie Hayes in Primary 1 had her entry included in this years calendar which is distributed to all schools in East Renfrewshire.
Thornliebank have a huge number of afterschool clubs happening both in and out of school this term.
Please use the link below to see a list of those starting this week or next and some starting later this term. If you wish any information about any club please contact Mrs McGarvey.
Some of the P1-3 clubs were so popular we have no places left and some pupils are waiting for places so if your child will no longer use a place they have been allocated please contact the school as soon as possible.
We are delighted to announce that we raised £1138 from this event. Thanks you so much to all who took part with such enthusiasm and who donated. This money will allow us to fund coaches for afterschool clubs and to support the swimming initiative in our cluster. Thanks for your support
S1 Woodfarm Pupils lead the way in Sport!
Pupils in P4 from Braidbar and Thornliebank primary participated in a fun sports festival held at Woodfarm High school yesterday. Marie Baxter- Active School Coordinator trained up 20 S1 pupils to be Young Leaders and as part of the course they had to lead and organise a festival. The S1 pupils delivered the activities with help from Marie Baxter, P.E staff and Sports coaches. The Primary 4 pupils were all split into Commonwealth countries and participated in Athletics, Basketball, Dodgeball, Football and dance. The winning team were Jamaica who will be getting a special treat next week. Well done to the S1 pupils who have successfully passed their leadership course and to all the P4 pupils who attended and participated in all the fun sporting activities.
Our trip to Dean Castle Country Park is on 16 June 2015.If you have not already paid for your child’s trip please send payment of £5 with your child to school – they can give their payment directly to the class teacher.
Mrs Baxter will be attending our assembly before the end of term to issue awards to pupils who have been selected by coaches, teachers and volunteers to receive the award. Pupils have been chosen due to their excellent sportsmanship, determination and respect for others and the leaders whilst at the clubs. Awards will be issued to pupils who have also excelled in the sport/ activity.
Tri-Athlon event- Wednesday 25th February 2015.
Around 25 Pupils have been attending every week a Tri-athlon club at Woodfarm high. They have been training hard and have been getting fitter every week. Over the past 5 weeks they have been training towards a mini Tri-athlon event which will be held in Woodfarm High on Wednesday 25th February 4-5pm. Medals will be given out to 1st,2nd and 3rd places.
A fencing opportunity for P4-P7 pupils.
Please use link below for more information.
Ski Programme 2015
A reminder to all parents that the ski programme starts the week beginning Monday 26th January 2015. This is for 5 weeks and your child will have received a confirmation letter and consent form to say they have a place and what night to attend ( Monday, Tuesday or Thursday). Please remember we need the consent forms back before the sessions start. Payment is made on the night you attend to the Glasgow Ski Centre, Bellahouston.. We hope everyone has a great time and enjoys learning and developing their ski skills.
There are lots of new and exciting opportunities this year for all our pupils to be involved in sport and physical activity. Marie Baxter ( Active School Co-ordinator) has organised many after school clubs that will run in our school as well as clubs that will be held at Woodfarm High School.There are lots of new clubs at Thornliebank this term some include;, Netball, Hockey, Fun Fitness, Football, Basketball and Badminton. We have lots of staff taking clubs as well as local sports coaches. Many parents also volunteer to assist the coaches as well. We appreciate everyone’s input to making our after school programme fully comprehensive. The Young Leaders in P7 will also be leading a club as part of their assessment.
Many clubs are also running outside the school for our pupils. Mrs Baxter our Active School Co-ordinator works closely with Woodfarm P.E department and we have been lucky to offer our children lots of clubs that we could not facilitate. This term there is a Tri-Athlon club & Volleyball club for P6/7 and a Table Tennis club for P3/4 and P5-7. The P.E teachers from Woodfarm will take the clubs and the sports on offer are delivered during P.E so it is a great opportunity for our primary pupils to get a taster and learn the skills involved in each sport.
The Ski programme has proved to be very popular this year. Over 90 children across the 3 primary schools have signed up. We are very fortunate that Mrs Baxter organises this for our pupils as it has been a huge hit over the past 3 years. The ski programme starts week beginning Monday 26th January 2015 and will run over 3 different nights; Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at Bellahouston Ski Centre. Many pupils who attended the ski programme who are now at Woodfarm recently visited Austria with the school on a ski trip. The pupils who attend the primary ski lessons will be invited to a fun ski session at the end of the block and parents can attend as well. Letters will be issued nearer the time.
If you would like to volunteer at any of the clubs or events please contact the school office or Marie Baxter for more information.
Registering Your Child for Primary 1 for August 2015
East Renfrewshire Council has set up one week when you should register your son or daughter at your local primary school for school education in East Renfrewshire. You must register at your catchment school, even if you intend to make a placing request to another school or to defer your place and keep your son or daughter at home for another year.
If you intend to educate your child privately or at home you should still register at your local catchment school.
You may choose to enrol your son or daughter in either the local denominational or local non denominational school. This choice will determine the secondary school to which your child will transfer.
If he or she is aged five between 1 March 2015 and the end of February 2016 you should go along to the primary school between 1.30 and 3.30 any day during the week of Monday 12 January to Friday 16 January 2015.
You should bring your son or daughter’s birth certificate, your child benefit statement, a copy of your current council tax notice, and mortgage statement or rental agreement. The school can also accept, Driving Licence, Utility Bill or Bank Statement if the child benefit statement is unavailable.
Please see attached link to letter about this trip for P3.
A payment of £5 and permission letters should be returned as soon as possible to school.
On Tuesday 1 April, during our Parent/Teacher interviews we will be holding workshops on Anti-bullying and Explore Information Literacy. Please see attached letter for times of these workshops. They will be led by Siobhan McColgan, Head Teacher. Please come along.
Thornliebank Primary is going bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight.
Classes will be taking part in a wide range of Fairtrade activities.
Use this link to find the Fairtrade Newsletter Fairtrade February Newsletter
- Designing Fairtrade tea towels for our MSP and MP.
- Visiting a Fairtrade Trade stall on Wednesday 26th February – open until 3.30pm.
- Taking part in Fairtrade fruit day on Thursday 27th February.
- Dressing in blue, green or black for the Fairtrade Assembly on March 7th.