St Patrick's Primary Coatbridge

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28.08.2020 – Click on the link to our latest newsletter

September Newsletter

27.08.2020 – Dear Parents & Carers,

Father Sweeney has had a lot of enquiries from people asking if they can buy Religious gifts and souvenirs for Communion, Confirmation and Reconciliation. Because of this, he plans to open his religious gift shop on the following days:

Saturday 29th August from 11am to 1pm
Friday 4th September from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 5th September from 11am to 1pm

The shop will be set up in the Mayo hall. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door. Please socially distance and wear a mask.

Thank you


20.08.2020 – Dear parents/carers,

Please ensure you are following the most up to date Government guidelines with regards to quarantine and isolation. (See the link below) If your child is ill in school displaying COVID symptoms, we will contact you asking you to come and collect them promptly.  There is an isolation room set aside in the school for your child to remain until they are collected.

If your child is displaying any signs or symptoms at home related to COVID, have them tested and await the results before they return to school.  Please inform the school if your child is having a test and of the results.  A negative result would allow them to return to school, however a positive result would require the household to self-isolate for the recommended period of time.

Click the link below for the latest advice on what to do if you, or a member of your household is showing symptoms.

Click the link or phone 0300 303 2713 if you, or anybody you live with needs to book a test.


17.08.2020 – We have been contacted by a number of parents who are concerned about the lack of social distancing at each gate.
We implore everyone to observe social distancing and wear a mask if appropriate. Once your child enters the yard, please step aside to allow other children clear passage. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration of our whole school community.

17.08.2020 – Parents/carers with children born between 1st March 2015 & 29th February 2016 may be eligible for a Best Start Grant. See below for details👇

08.08.2020 – The new lunch menu for our return to school can be accessed on the link below 👇. Please chat to your child & help them choose a lunch they will enjoy.…


08.08.2020 – Breakfast club will be available from Wednesday at 8:15am. Pupils should access school through the Green zone gate on Eglinton Street & through the main entrance. Thank you.

08.08.2020 – Please remember that pupils moving into Primary 4 no longer receive free lunch or breakfast. If you think you qualify for a free school meal or clothing grant you can apply using the following link.…

07.08.2020Please find below the links to some vital information about our safe return to school next week. We have also included some information specifically regarding our new Primary 1 intake and the new menu arrangements. If you haven’t already received these letters via your email, please contact to receive them. Take care everyone. We’ll see you all next week!

Return to school 6 Aug 2020.pdf

P1 parent letter 2 6th August 2020.pdf

Primary menu _ North Lanarkshire Council August 2020.pdf


Please click on the link below to access up to date NLC school information over the summer break.

Have a happy and healthy summer!

Boys and girls, we can’t wait till we’re all back together. Our staff have been working hard to make sure that we can all follow the 2 metre social distancing rules at school. We’re also making sure that you’ll all have a tray full of everything you need to get back to classroom learning. Have a look at how some of our classes have rearranged things for your safe return!



Club 365 Summer Hubs for children of key workers, vulnerable children, and children and young people with additional support needs starts 25 June – 10 August.

Bookings can be made online from lunchtime, Monday 22 June at

For more information, click on the link below



School Recovery Plans – please find below a link to Derek Brown’s most up to date letter regarding the NLC School Recovery Plans, and some frequently asked questions regarding our return to school in August.


Please click the link for our latest information about our return to school Stay safe and take care, everyone.

Letter for parents June 2020


The link for this week’s Children’s Liturgy video is

Next week will be the final Children’s Liturgy before the summer break – we hope you have enjoyed them and that they have brought some comfort and reassurance in these difficult times.



Good morning boys and girls!

Welcome to St Patrick’s Health Week! We know how hard you have been working at home and are so proud of you. This week you have no weekly learning from your teacher. Instead we are all concentrating on our Health and Wellbeing. We have lots of fun competitions and physical activities for you to enjoy at home.

Please upload lots of pictures of you and your family enjoying Health Week. (Remember; no names  to allow us to retweet on our twitter @StPatricks.)

We hope you all have a fun and active week ahead,

From Mrs Hagerty, Mrs McBride and Mrs Anderson.


For the attention of all parents/carers of new entrants.



Please see below for an important letter from Councillor Frank McNally, Convenor of Education & Derek Brown, Executive Director of Education & Families regarding plans for schools in North Lanarkshire.


IMPORTANT MESSAGE Will all Primary 7 pupils please collect their Confirmation workbook tomorrow, Tuesday 26th, from front door area of school between 9.30am – 1pm. Please remember to observe social distancing if anyone else is around. Thank you.


Resources for home learning will be available for anyone who needs them outside the main entrance to school on Monday 18th May, from 10am – 1pm.
Please remember to continue with social distancing if there are others about when you arrive. Thank you.


Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, the Primary 6 trip to Scarborough in June 2020 will no longer be going ahead. Please find more details in the link below.

Scarborough cancellation letter

11.05.2020 Accessing Microsoft Teams.

Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils are all members of a class Team, where they can stay in touch with classmates, check up on learning tasks and even join in Live Team Meetings. Your child will need their Glow login details to access – please email if you require a reminder. Below are the links to Instructional videos on how to access Teams on a tablet or Smartphone.

Accessing Teams – part one

Accessing Teams – part two


Bishop Toal has asked to share a message to all children who have had their First Holy Communion post-poned. One will also be sent for Confirmandi.

Please select the link below to hear his message for First Communicants.

In the meantime, Communicants, pupils and their families can take part in The Motherwell Diocese Daily Angelus Challenge.

For every weekday during May, a new video will be tweeted for families to do at home and these will also be  hosted on the website and on Facebook.

DOM Daily Angelus Challenge Card

Enjoy your break, spend time getting in touch with those you love, and pray for those who need our support and God’s love.


Wishing our St Patrick’s family & parish community a happy, holy & safe Easter. Teachers will be back online on 20th April to continue with your home learning. Enjoy your rest #staysafe #StayAtHome

27.03.2020 – A new payment system is being set up for parents and carers of pupils who receive free school meals during the current health crisis

The 1st round of payments are being released by post this weekend.

Postal system may take slightly longer due to current situation.

NLC have plans to move to email and SMS for future delivery, which are currently being finalised.

More info to follow with the posted voucher.

25.03.2020  –  Good morning to all our pupils and families. We hope you are all well.

Reminder – Every morning “PE with Joe Wicks” takes place at 9 am on You Tube. It is a great way to start the day as a family or perhaps go a brisk walk together. Please tag any of your family fitness pictures to our twitter account. We would love to see what you are all up to!

Lenten Reminder – Mass is celebrated and streamed live from St Andrew’s Cathedral three times a day during the week:

  • 8:15am ( a great start to the day before PE with Joe Wicks)
  • 1pm       (this could be part of a peaceful afternoon)
  • 5.15pm (a great way to unwind at the end of the day)

On Sunday these times change to 10am, 12pm and 5:15pm.

All services can be found at the following website :

Today Pope Francis asks us to pray with him and to pray for our world at this current time. All he is asking us to do is have a moment of peace at 11am this morning and say one Our Father.

Just like at assembly we want you to think of something kind and good you could do today. Think of:

  • something kind you could say to someone
  • something kind you could do for someone.

Keep working hard at home children, it might be school work, helping around the house or out in the garden. Be good for your mums and dads and when we are back together we will have a big party to celebrate. We miss you and love you all.

Mrs Hagerty and Mrs McBride.


Please check the ‘Classes’ tabs for individual class blogs.

16/3/2020 – Covid 19 – In the event that children are kept at home during the current climate, please see individual class tabs for additional educational advice.





7/2/2020 – Our Primary 6/7 girls thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Active Schools Girls Football Tournament today!


7/2/2020 – Ross from attended assembly today to receive over £2,246 raised through the sale of Christmas cards and gifts. Huge thanks to all parents, carers & our wonderful children for their support!


7/2/2020 – Our wonderful Pope Francis Faith Award pupils served beautifully as altar servers, readers, cantors & offertory servers at First Friday mass this morning, as part of their parish commendation.


2/2/2020 – School menu for week beginning 2nd February 2020. Please ensure your child’s card is topped up.


27/1/2020 – Huge thanks to Claire Sweeney from Aid to the Church in Need for her informative & thought provoking assembly on how we can help provide aid to persecuted Christians all over the world.


27/1/2020 – Rooms 12 & 13 put on a great Burns’ Supper for parents & carers on Thursday. Many thanks to our catering manager, Mrs Stewart, for the haggis, neeps & tatties! Thanks to all who came. Huge well done to our senior pupils.

School menu for week beginning 27th January 2020 – please ensure your child’s card is topped up.


24/1/2020 – Watch “St Patrick’s Primary Burns’ Supper 2020” on Rooms 12 & 13 learned about the great Scottish traditions of Burns’ night, hosting their own Burns’ Supper in school.


24/1/2020 – Miss L was delighted to get a Burns’ day dance with these two handsome kilted gentlemen!


22/1/2020 – These Primary 4 girls learned to knit at the after school club & have knitted these blankets to donate to Well done girls! Huge thanks to Mrs Brennan & Mrs McGuinness for sharing their knitting skills.


20/1/2020 – These fabulous Primary 6 girls have been running a lunchtime book club. The children are enjoying listening to all the stories.

18/1/2020 – Great fun & teamwork at the football festival yesterday! Well done boys!

16/1/2020 – We had a fab night at Miss L’s panto. Oh yes we did! We sang, we danced, we raved, we booed, we cheered and said we were the best audience all week! Oh yes we were!

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