Our Lady and St. Francis Primary School

February 6, 2020
by Miss Lewis
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Nursery Applications

The new nursery applications are now available. If you have child who will turn 3 before the the end of February 2021, please pop into the school office for an application. The deadline for applications is 13th March 2020.

Thank you.

February 2, 2020
by Miss Lewis
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w/e 31st January 2020

We had visitors this week from our partner schools in South Lanarkshire.  P2 and P6 both had teachers from Blackwood and Crosshouse Primary.  We will continue to moderate with our friends in South Lanarkshire to help improve our school.

Primary 7 are almost at the end of their transition programme.  They continue to visit Taylor High School every Thursday.

Next week we welcome 3 student teachers in to P2, P3 and P6/7.

Look out for snapshot jotters in your child’s bag on Monday.  These jotters will give you an idea of what your child is learning in class and will show their progression.

We will have our first parents’ evening of this year on Wednesday.  If you have not booked an appointment, please login to our online system soon and select a suitable time.  We look forward to seeing you.

P7 will visit Taylor High School for their last session of the Continuity Programme on Thursday.

We will go to the church on Friday for First Friday Mass, which will be celebrated by Fr Grant.  We are struggling for volunteers for the Coffee Morning, so at the moment we cannot go ahead with it, however we will confirm this during the week.

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and I will see everyone tomorrow.

Miss Lewis

 

January 26, 2020
by Miss Lewis
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W/e 24th January 2020

Primary 7 had a fantastic week in Kilbowie.  Their behaviour was exemplary and they certainly pushed themselves to the limit (and that includes the teachers)!  Well done everyone and a special thank you to the staff, as without them, trips like this wouldn’t be possible.  Thank you Mr Maxwell, Miss Hughes, Mr Daly, Mr Rankin and Miss Newall.

We picked our winners for the STEM Challenge from Financial Education week, however, we were so impressed by the entries that every participant got free snacks and juice and the whole school got an extra playtime.  Once again, I would like to thank everyone who took part and to the friends and family who helped them.

Our nursery children had their fluoride varnishing this week.  They are also doing very well with their Wellbeing  Walks – our nursery children are very healthy.  Keep it up, boys and girls!

Looking to next week, our P7s will continue the Continuity Programme with Taylor High School.  They started the programme in November and have participated wonderfully.

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, in particular our P7s, who will be exhausted.  I look forward to hearing all the stories on Monday.

Miss Lewis

January 19, 2020
by Miss Lewis
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W/e 17th January 2020

This week we had a very successful Financial Education Week.  Mrs Mushet organised the events and set a STEM challenge for pupils to participate in.  We were overwhelmed by the response from the children and by their creativity and imagination.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated, not only in the challenge, but in the success of Financial Education Week.  We will announce the winners this week.

We finished the enrolment of our new Primary Ones.  We were delighted to see so many of our current nursery boys and girls and we loved meeting the children  new to our school.  We look forward to seeing them all again together on the 7th May for the first induction.

Mr Martin Mann came to speak to the children about the work of MISSIO.  He described his recent trip to Africa, how money raised by the children is used and shared stories of those whom have benefited from the work of MISSIO.  We will continue to raise funds for MISSIO, knowing it is such a worthy cause.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Sacramental Meeting on Wednesday.  We appreciate you coming out to support your child in sacramental preparation, particularly on such a wet and windy night.

Next week, we will wave goodbye to our P7s who will leave for Kilbowie on Monday.  We hope they try their best, challenge themselves and do our school proud.  Thank you to Mr Maxwell, Mr Daly, Miss Newall, Mr Rankin and Miss Hughes for giving up a week with your own family to accompany them.  Good luck, boys and girls… and staff!

On Thursday our nursery boys and girls will receive their annual fluoride varnishing.

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend.  I will see you all tomorrow morning.

Miss Lewis

January 12, 2020
by Miss Lewis
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w/e 10th January 2020

Our first week in 2020 has been a quick one.  Our Primary 7s continued their transition programme to Taylor High School.  Their behaviour has been exemplary so far and we are so proud of their efforts.

All class photographs were taken on Wednesday and will be available over the next few weeks to purchase.  More information to follow.

A huge thank you goes to Mr McGuire, one of our nursery parents, and his colleague, Mark, who gave up their Saturday morning to build an outdoor shelter for the nursery boys and girls.  It came at a perfect time, as we are experiencing lots of rain and wind at the moment.  The children will use the shelter to get changed and to allow them protection from the elements, without having to go indoors.  Thank you again Mr McGuire and Mark for helping us.

Looking towards next week, we will be enrolling our new P1s every day between 130 and 3.  If you are enrolling your child, bring along a birth certificate, proof of address and a baptismal certificate, where available.  I look forward to meeting our future OLSF P1s.

Next week is Financial Education Week.  We start the week by having a whole school assembly on Monday to introduce the children to the world of finance and to give the children a little insight into what they can expect for the rest of the week.  We have experts coming to deliver money workshops in the upper school and the infants will have a money themed Big Play in the gym hall.

On Tuesday, our nursery will hold the first Solihull group for parents.  It is an excellent programme, helping parents understand their children.  We hope it is very successful and all participants find it worthwhile.

A representative from Missio will talk to all the children at a whole school assembly on Wednesday.

We will have our sacramental meeting on Wednesday at 6pm in the school gym hall.  Parents of both Reconciliation and First Holy Communion candidates can attend and will learn a little more about the sacrament, what their role will be and how the school will support the children through sacramental preparation.  We look forward to seeing you there.

P7 will continue their Taylor High School visits and will be looking forward to their Kilbowie trip the following week.

We will end our week on Friday with a whole school assembly to conclude Financial Education Week.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and I look forward to see you all tomorrow.

Miss Lewis

January 7, 2020
by Miss Lewis
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REGISTRATION OF PUPILS FOR 2020 – 2021

Children who attain the age of 5 years between 1st March 2020 and 28th February 2021 should register for school during the week beginning Monday 13th January to Friday 17th January 2020.

Registration will be available daily Monday to Friday from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. Parents who wish to register should bring along their child’s Birth Certificate, current Council Tax Bill and Baptismal Certificate where available. Please note that all children should enrol in their designated catchment area school where advice will be given regarding placing requests.

Please pass the above registration arrangements to any friends or neighbours who have children of age to start school in August 2020.​

December 15, 2019
by Miss Lewis
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W/e 13th December 2019

We have had such a busy week!  We started the week with Christmas Lunch.  We had turkey or steak pie and finished with ice-cream and cake – yummy!

After 4 amazing nativities, our P1-3s were rewarded with a wee day off on Thursday.  Our children were super stars and had the same energy for the last show as they did the first.  Well done, boys and girls!  I would also like to thank the staff for all their hard work  and effort.

We finished the week with the P6 & 7 party.  They were dressed in their finest clothes and, if the noise from the hall is anything to go by, they had a brilliant time.  Thank you to our wonderful parent council for providing sausage rolls, snacks and selection boxes.  We are very lucky to have you supporting us.

Looking forward to next week, we have four more parties:

P4s and P5s on Monday 16th December

P2s and P3s on Tuesday 17th December

P1s on Wednesday 18th December

Nursery on Thursday 19th December.

Thursday will be a dress down day, a letter will be sent out with more details.

We close at 230 on Thursday.  I hope everyone has an amazing holiday and a truly magical Christmas.

Miss Lewis

 

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