Here is a copy of the information in our November newsletter.
As you are no doubt aware we place a high emphasis on children wearing school uniform and I appreciate your support in upholding this important aspect of our school identity. Our children look wonderful in their school uniforms. Well done to Primaries 2/1, P6a and 7c for having 100% school uniform. Classes received a ’bus’ towards their class of the month target for their efforts.
White Shirt and tie
White shirt and tie
Holy Cross P.E. Uniform
Yellow polo shirt
Shorts (no football shorts)
Please remember – no jewellery on gym days!
All school uniform items are available at Trutex – 35B Argyle Street Station
Telephone 0141 221 4472
Please ensure your child wears a tie to school. School ties are available to purchase in the school office.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs Baillie and family who welcomed the birth of a baby daughter, Alexandra. Mum, baby and family are all doing well and ask me to thank you for your good wishes.
School Management Team Update
I am ably supported in the school by a management team as follows:
Mrs Marletta is currently Acting Principal Teacher with pastoral care of Primary 1.
Miss Collins, Principal Teacher continues to have pastoral care of Primaries 2 and 3.
Mrs Docherty, Principal Teacher, continues to have pastoral care of Primaries 4 and 5.
Mrs McBride is currently Acting Principal Teacher with pastoral care of Primaries 6 and 7.
Ms MacCormick is now undertaking the post of Acting Depute Head Teacher. Ms MacCormick has leadership for Primaries 4—7. Ms MacCormick is also Child Protection Coordinator.
Ms Collum, Depute Head Teacher has leadership of P1—3. Ms Collum organises and co-ordinates the provision for additional support needs across the school.
School Improvement Plan
In session 2018—2019 we are aiming to improve our school by targeting the following priorities:
à Supporting Improvement: Equity and Pedagogy
A 2-year programme to support and enhance effective teaching and learning
à Glasgow Improvement Challenge
We continue to prioritise improving children’s literacy and language skills
à Health and Wellbeing
Developing pupil understanding of sustainability
à Digital Technologies
Improving skills and access to digital technologies
à Responsive Planning
Developing a renewed PE programme, learning through play and reviewing our approaches to engaging learners.
Please read our enclosed Standards and Quality Report to learn more about our whole school improvements.
I am aware that some parents allow children to carry mobile phones to and from school for safety and communication reasons. All mobile phones should be turned off during school hours and kept in the child’s schoolbag. Mobile phones can then be switched on at the end of the school day.
Many thanks to those parents who attended our Parent/Teacher/Pupil meetings in October. We had 84% attendance from parents. If you were unable to attend parents’ night, please contact the school office in order to make an appointment to speak with your child’s class teacher.
Primary 1 August 2019
If your child turns 5 years old between 1st March 2019 and February 2020 he/she is eligible to register for primary school.
To register you should now complete an online application which is available on the Glasgow City Council website at www.glasgow.gov.uk by following the links for primary school and enrolments.
If required, paper applications can be requested by contacting Glasgow City Council on 0141 287 8000 or contact the school to make an appointment with a member of the management team.
Class of the Month
You might hear children talking about tokens/bus tickets or class buses. This is our promoting positive behaviour programme where classes and individuals aim to meet our school values and are rewarded by receiving ‘bus tickets’. Five bus tickets can be swapped for a ‘bus’ which is added to the class chart or ‘bus stop’. The classes in the infants, junior and upper departments who have most buses at the end of the month are the winners of our Class of the Month. Congratulations to P3a, P5c and P7c who won October’s class of the month and visited The People’s Palace as a reward.
Parent Council/School Joint Fundraising Event
The school Fundraising Committee and The Parent Council have joined together to host the first ever Holy Cross High Tea. Parents are invited to purchase a ticket for High Tea on Thursday 29th November. Sittings are available for 1.15pm or 2pm. Tickets will be available at the school office at £5 per person. Donations of food/biscuits/cakes are welcome to support this event.
Primary to Secondary Transition
Letters have already been issued to P7 pupils for families to identify which school they would like their child to attend. Our associated secondary school is Holyrood Secondary. If you live within the catchment area for Holyrood Secondary please complete the form and return to school. If you live outwith the catchment area you are required to submit a Placing Request form. This is also the case if you live u the catchment and wish your child to attend a secondary other than Holyrood.
Research tells us that on average 40% of children would hide an aspect of what makes them unique because they are worried about bullying. Nobody should have to hide who they are, their talents or uniqueness. Therefore on 30th November we will be celebrating uniqueness and combatting bullying by having an ODD SOCK NON-UNIFORM DAY. Children are invited to donate £1 to school funds on this day. All proceeds will go towards supporting our Positive Behaviour Initiatives such as Class of the Month and CURAMUS Golden ticket.
School Term Dates 2018—2019
Christmas and New Year Holidays
Schools close at 2.30pm on Thursday 20 December 2018. School will re-open on Monday 7 January 2019 at 8.50am
Dates for your diary
16th—30th—Catholic Education Fortnight please come and see our display of work in Holy Cross Church
21st/28th—Dental Inspections for P1 and P7 children
29th—Parent Council and School joint fundraising High Tea
30th—St Andrew’s Day/Odd Sock Non uniform Day
2nd—First Sunday of Advent
4th—Choir to local day care centre
10th—Nativity Dress rehearsal
11/12th – Nativity Show time!!!
12th – Disco
13th – Christmas Lunch/Christmas Class Parties/Christmas Jumper Day (£1)
14th – Hopscotch Theatre Company
20th—2.30pm school closes