Pizza and Quiz Night

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel the Pizza and Quiz night fundraiser due to low uptake of tickets. Apologies for the disappointment. We look forward to seeing you at our school show, Beauty and the Beast, on 5-7 Dec with tickets for the school show now available to purchase.

Have your say on East Renfrewshire Council’s 2018-2021 budget consultation

Please remember that the consultation on the East Renfrewshire Council budget proposals for 2018-2021 is closing on Tuesday 28 November.  It is important the views of parents are made known to councillors and we would urge you to respond to this consultation.

 

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

East Renfrewshire Council is consulting on its budget for 2018-2021.   Your responses to this consultation will help shape councillors’ decision making about how our budget will be spent over the next three years.

 The Council’s budget covers a huge range of services, including education, schools, early learning and childcare, social care, roads, cleansing and housing.

While the Council does not yet know its exact budget, with the Scottish Government not due to confirm the annual grant settlement until December, ERC is expecting to have to make savings in the region of £26million between 2018 and 2021.  This is in addition to £37million of savings the Council has already made since 2012.

A range of proposed savings to meet the £26million shortfall has been published for consultation and is available at www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/budget.   Parent Council Chairs have been invited to a series of meetings as part of the Budget Conversation, but we are keen to hear from as many parents as possible on the savings proposals set out in the Budget Booklet, a small number of hard copies of which are available in schools or at this link.

The consultation will be open until 28 November, with the final budget being decided by elected members at a meeting of the full council on 8 February 2018.

Many Thanks,

East Renfrewshire Council

Anti-Bullying Week

As a part of anti-bullying week, the S6 depute for equalities, Douglas and Lucy as well as some of the deputes, are delivering a presentation to all year group assemblies to raise awareness of the issue as well as highlight some useful clips and coping strategies.

 

Universal Children’s Day

Monday 20 November is Universal Children’s Day. The purpose of this day is to promote awareness for children worldwide and improve children’s welfare. The Rights Respecting Schools group will speak at assemblies during this week and have prepared lessons which will be presented during PSHE.

 

Question Time Event

Our annual Question Time event is on Thursday 23 November from 7.30-9.00pm. Entry is free from 7pm where there will be tea, coffee and biscuits offered by the Malawi group. On this year’s panel we will have: Kirsten Oswald (SNP), Ross Greer MSP (Scottish Greens), Councillor Paul O’Kane (Labour) and Councillor Euan Blockley (Scottish Conservatives).

 

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to all pupils who participated in the GSR Challenge Cup at Braehead. Ross Nesbitt (S4) achieved 2nd place in the under 16 male category and 6th place overall, Tom Simmonds (S4) achieved 9th place in the under 16 male category and 16th place overall and Niamh Whigham (S1) who achieved 9th place in the under 12 girl category. Well done!