Next Parent Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 19th March at 6.30 pm.
Uplawmoor Primary is open today, Tuesday 6th March.
Registration takes place from Monday 15.01.18 – Friday 19.01.18
Please see attached document for information regarding applying for a primary school place for your child.
Please note, if he or she is aged five between 1 March 2018 and the end of February 2019 you should go along to your preferred catchment primary school between 1.45pm and 3.30pm, any day during the week of Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January 2018.
We have a number of items of uniform availalble to buy through our School Uniform Shop using parent pay, Click here to check availability and to buy.
Please note that items purchased can be collected from the school on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August.
Today, was an exciting day as we have launched our whole school Around the World Reading Challenge. Every child in the school has a reading passport, where they will collect and record the reading that they are doing. Primary 4-7 are taking part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and will plan their ‘Around the World’ route accordingly. Primary 1-3 have the opportunity to take picture books and non-fiction books home, from either the class library or the school library, to share with their families. These books can be recorded in their Reading Passport, alongside any other reading book, to help them get around their route. There are certificates and prizes for children along the way. The Around the World Reading Challenge will last all year – how many books will the school read?
Reading Routes and links to the Scottish Book Trust recommended reading list to follow.
It was lovely to see so many people turn out for the official opening of the Uplawmoor Play Park. Mrs McKay was delighted to be asked along to cut the ribbon. Everyone had fun trying out the brand new equipment especially Mia who said the old swings “squeaked”. Mhairi said the new park was “awesone”. We are sure it will be well used over the October Break. We hope everyone has a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 24th October.
Everyone worked hard in their houses this afternoon taking part in the first House Challenge of the session. The Challenge set was to design and build a Hallowe’en themed Scarecrow. All houses were given the same resources in their Challenge Box but as you can see, all came up with very different designs. House Captains led thier houses well and commented on the teamwork and problem solving skills demonstrated by their members. A great effort by all. The winners today were Caldwell with 50 points.
There are around 27 amazing children and young people from East Renfrewshire who are currently being looked after by foster carers. Many will eventually return to their families. In some cases this may take a matter of days or weeks, for others it may take longer and children could be living with their foster family for one or two years, or into adulthood.
If you can answer yes to the following …
- You like children and can provide a safe and nurturing home?
- You have energy, patience and a good sense of humour?
- You work well as part of a team?
There are children and young people in the local area who are waiting to be cared for by someone like you. Click on the image above to find out more.
Thank you to everyone who turned out for our annual Meet the Teacher event. The evening proved very successful. Feedback can be found here.
The first meeting of the Parent Equalities Forum will take place on Thursday 15 January in Woodfarm HS at 7pm. The main item on the agenda will be the Education Department’s Equalities Delivery Plan.
Click here for agenda
Mrs Sanders kindly nominated our school for an award from Tesco Helping Hand. Mrs McKay received a phone call from Tesco at the end of September telling her that we were being awarded £500 to go towards the cost of playground games. Mrs McKay along with Mrs Grierson, Erin and Blaine visited Tesco, Barrhead to pick up the big cheque.
Find out more about the East Renfrewshire October Holiday Programme here
School reopens on Monday 11th August for teachers and on Wednesday 13th August at 8.55 am (informal entry) for pupils. Our new Primary One pupils should arrive at school at 9.00 am when they can be escorted into their classroom on their first day only. They should remember to bring along either a packed lunch or money to buy a school lunch. The school day for all pupils, including Primary 1, finishes at 3.15pm.
Click here for information from the Education Department about what you need to bring and details of placing requests.
Jason, Eve, Morgan and Mhiari took along a selection vegetables, they had grown in the school, to sell at the local Farmer’s Market. They sold out in no time at all and will use the money raised to buy seeds to start again for next year! Well done and thank you to everyone who helped make our garden a success this year.