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We are delighted to let you know that Maidenhill’s branded uniform items are now available to purchase from Schoolwear Made Easy.  The ties and knitwear items will appear on the web page shortly.  The link below will take you directly to the Maidenhill page on their website where you can view and order the items.

Alternatively you can visit their store:

Gilmour Sports Ltd / Schoolwear Made Easy

28 Wallneuk Road



Tel. 0141 889 7206

Bank Holiday May 2020

We have just heard that the UK Government has decided to move the May Bank Holiday from Monday May 4 to Friday May 8. This is to coincide with planned celebrations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Week beginning Monday 4 May 2020 will now run as follows:

Monday 4 May 2020               School and nursery class open

Tuesday 5 May 2020               School and nursery class open

Wednesday 6 May 2020         School and nursery class open

Thursday 7 May 2020             INSET

Friday 8 May 2020                  Public Holiday


In addition, Tuesday 26 May 2020 has also been designated as an INSET day.

School Day

Thank you to all those who responded to our survey on the structure of the school day. Following an analysis of the results and further discussion at the parent information evening on June 11, the following hours have been decide upon:


School starts: 8.55am

Morning interval: 10.35-10.50am

Lunch: 12.30- 1.20pm

School day ends: 3.00pm

Paperwork Drop-in Sessions

Mrs Annie Fraser, Maidenhill’s Senior Business Support Assistant, will be at Mearns Primary School on the 17th and 18th of June between 2pm and 4pm, to collect any paperwork which you have to hand in prior to your child starting nursery or school in August. The parents/carers of pupils starting in the nursery are also required to bring along proofs to be checked – child’s birth certificate and two forms of address identification e.g. council tax statement, mortgage statement/rental agreement/utility bill.

Staffing Update

Congratulations to Mrs Dyan Spence who was appointed this week as Senior Child Development Officer for our nursery class. Mrs Spence is currently a CDO at Glen Family Centre and will bring considerable experience to this leadership post. We wish her well.

Primary 1 Induction Information


Our first induction meeting for the parents/carers of Maidenhill’s new Primary 1 pupils took place on Wednesday 29th May.  Below is a link to the Parent Information Booklet which was given to all parents/carers and discussed by Mr McDonald.  The booklet outlines a lot of useful information and also contains links to helpful pages on the East Renfrewshire Council website.

P1 Parent Information Booklet


Transition Update

The school and nursery information meeting on Tuesday 11th June at Mearns Primary School will now start at 5.15pm.

This meeting is for parents and carers of all pupils starting Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery in August 2019.

Induction and Transition Meetings

Please see below for details of meetings taking place as part of the induction/transition process for pupils starting Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery in August 2019.


Nursery Information Session on Tuesday June 4th from 5-6pm in Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns.

This session is designed to allow parents/ carers an opportunity to meet our team and become familiar with our plans for policies, routines and curriculum. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other parents. Your child will have the chance to meet the other children that will be joining them at Maidenhill Nursery.


Day One- Wednesday 29th May from 5-6 pm at Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns

This session is designed for parents/ carers only and is an opportunity to get to know key team members, procedures and arrangements as well as a chance to meet other parents.

Day Two- Wednesday 5th June from 4.30- 5.30 pm at Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns

This session is for parents/ carers and their child. Parents will have a further opportunity to find out about plans for the school while their child spends time meeting key staff members.


School and Nursery Information Meeting Tuesday 11th June from 5-6pm at Mearns Primary School

This meeting is for parents and carers of all pupils starting Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery in August 2019.