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Return to School – Latest Update

Please see the attached letter from Renfrewshire Council regarding the return to school  for all pupils on a phased basis from Wednesday the 12th August.

School specific arrangements will be communicated to parents and carers before this date.

The school office will be open from  Monday the 10th August. Please phone first before coming into the school as access to the building is still restricted at this time.

The school number is 0300 300 0147

We are all looking forward to warmly welcoming our pupils back into school from Wednesday the 12th.

Letter to parents – schools returning Jul 20


End of Term 2019-20

As we reach the end of our session 2019-20, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their efforts and supports throughout this year. This has not been the year any of us could have imagined when we all stepped through the doors in August 2019. However, the abrupt halt to face to face teaching in March has not stopped us from continuing to work together as a strong school community.

Although there has been a number of things we were unable to do and a number of big disappointments for our pupils, I am extremely proud of all the things we did manage to keep going.

Our online learning platforms were up and running on the 11th March. Pupils and staff were very quickly trained in the last few days at school. Staff who were self isolating at home added content to the sites and supported those pupils who were also at home. They developed training materials and delivered them remotely to staff over lunchtimes. Staff supported each other, and continue to do so, as we learned more about Teams and the possibilities for our pupils.

We have managed to take a large number of our activities online including our PATHS pupil of the day and check in. Our toilet roll challenge, online sports day and talent shows were also a huge success. Teachers have used Team meetings to provide opportunities for discussion with their pupils and the Chill Out Zones have provided our pupils with a platform to keep in touch with each other albeit remotely.  Our current P7s and our new P1s were able to visit us briefly and we were delighted that this was able to happen.

The community has also shown a great deal of strength and support. You showed our support by displaying rainbows, Easter Eggs and other examples of work in your windows. You shared videos and pictures that helped to ensure we still felt connected to your children’s learning.  Also we are now the proud owners of our rainbow of hope painted for us by one of our neighbours. The stone snake out side the school continues to grow and puts a smile on our faces daily.

Our parent council has been meeting regularly through zoom to help  keep  the flow of information between home and school going.

As a result of our continued hard work throughout this and over the last few years we have managed to secure 2 awards as recognition of this. We are now a PATHS Worldwide Model School and have A Renfrewshire Nurturing Relationships Approach Amethyst award. Both of these we are very proud of and we will continue to grow and develop in these areas over the coming session.

And so I’d like to say a few thank yous. Firstly to all of our staff in all departments. They have shown great team spirit throughout this terrible situation. They have worked tirelessly to support pupils and  each other and I could not be more proud to have such a wonderful team working in Bishopton Primary.

Also to the parents and carers, I can’t begin to imagine how difficult home schooling must be when you are juggling this with all the other demands that life throws at us. You have been supportive and diligent in your task and for that we are all truly  grateful. Your children have continued to make great progress and that it down to the way you have supported the efforts of the teacher through this.

My final thanks must go to our fantastic pupils. The hard work and resilience shown has been second to none. You have made us laugh, cry, gasp in amazement but most of all beam with pride. This has been the most extraordinary time and you have all coped brilliantly.

So, as the term ends, we’d like to make sure that we keep up our end of term tradition. Our oldest and youngest pupils always ring the bell to mark the start of the summer and this year will be no different. Watch below as Forbes and Lewis mark this occasion.

Please now take the time to relax and recharge over the summer break. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in August. The final details are still unclear but please keep checking the blog for any updates.

Enjoy a more relaxed time with your family and fingers crossed the weather holds up.

Best wishes and love to all in our school community.

Mrs McNaught


Letter Drop

Letters will be sent today to your child’s GLOW email address detailing the days they should attend when school starts back in August.  Their class letter for the session 2020-21 will also be attached.

If you need assistance in accessing the GLOW email please let us know.

The letters will be sent throughout the day. If you have not received your letter by Tuesday 23rd please get in touch.

More information regarding the return to school will be sent at a later date. Please keep watch on this blog for regular updates throughout the summer break.

Nursery Siblings August 2020

When planning for a return to school in August, where possible, Primary School and Nursery age siblings will be allocated the same days in their respective establishments.

To help up to plan for this we would be grateful if you could inform us of any nursery age  siblings and the nursery that they currently attend or will attend in August 2020.

Please do this by emailing the details of your child and the name of the nursery they attend.  This will be of great help and will ensure we liaise with each nursery as appropriate.

Please send the email to

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.



Renfrewshire Parent Survey Response

Earlier this month, Renfrewshire Council asked parents and carers to submit their questions on schools and nurseries. Thank you to everyone who took part, there was a phenomenal response with more than 1,000 questions.  

Your most-asked questions were put to Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services, which you can see at You can also find answers to many more questions there too. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this difficult time. We hope to see you back in our school as soon as it is safe to do so. 

*Parental Questionnaire – Closes Wednesday 3rd June*

Dear Parent/Carer,

Usually we would share our parental questionnaires with you at parents evening in May with an online version for those who were unable to attend.

As this has not been possible this year we are asking you all to take the time to fill in this online version.

The questionnaire will remain open until Wednesday 3rd June. Your feedback is very much appreciated as it helps us to make decisions as we move towards the new session in August.

Teachers will be posting the pupil questionnaires in Teams shortly and we would very much like for you to support and encourage your children to complete this.

Thank you in anticipation for taking the time to do this.

Best Regards

Mrs McNaught

Parental Questionnaires

Dear Parent/Carer,

Usually we would share our parental questionnaires with you at parents evening in May with an online version for those who were unable to attend.

As this has not been possible this year we are asking you all to take the time to fill in this online version.

The questionnaire will remain open until Wednesday 3rd June. Your feedback is very much appreciated as it helps us to make decisions as we move towards the new session in August.

Teachers will be posting the pupil questionnaires in Teams shortly and we would very much like for you to support and encourage your children to complete this.

Thank you in anticipation for taking the time to do this.

Best Regards

Mrs McNaught

School Uniform

Following the announcement about the return to school in August I know that you will be starting to think about school uniform for the next academic year.  

Given that pupils will not, in the first instance, be in school full time and that a significant portion of the time in school may be spent outside, we do not want parents spending a lot of money on uniform that pupils may have grown out of before they have had a chance to wear it.  

Therefore, in consultation with the Parent Council, we would like to suggest the following.  

On return to school pupils wear a red school polo shirt and navy sweatshirt, paired with suitable outdoor trousers and outdoor footwear relevant to the weather conditions on that day. We would also request that pupils come prepared for inclement weather e.g puddle suits or waterproof jackets and trousers.  

Shirts, ties and other items of school uniform can be worn as we return to a more normal pattern of schooling but these will not be essential in the first instance so you may wish to hold off on buying for the time being.  

Should you wish to buy badged polos shirts and sweatshirts these are available from 

Non badged items of uniform are normally available from all high street retailers.  

More information on school uniform can be found in the handbook on our school website. 

The exact details of the return to school are still being worked out and more information will come to you in due course.  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Parent Council or send an email to 

Good Morning 21/05/2020

Good morning everyone. This is the last day of learning before we have a long weekend break.

Everyone has been working really hard over the last few weeks and it will be nice over the next few to take part in some of our other term 4 events. Mr McAvoy, Miss Hunter and the sports day committee have been busy planning our virtual sports day and I hope you, and anyone else in your family who is available, take part.

Miss McDowall and the audition panel have been busy organising the auditions for the talent show. Please get your videos sent over to Miss McDowall as soon as you can so we can get the final cut put together to share.

We are expecting some announcements to be made today and we are all hoping that after these we will have a better idea of when we might get to see all of your smiling faces again. We are all missing you so much.

Have a lovely holiday weekend, stay safe and well and we will see you all again next week.



Good Morning 20/05/2020

Good morning everyone. The weather is looking a bit brighter today so if possible try and spend some time outdoors.

Next week we will have our virtual sports day. I hope you have been practising your skills and are ready to support your house.

As your teachers are learning more and more about Teams, I can see that you are too. Your posts in the chill out zones are becoming more and more imaginative and your IT skills are getting better and better.  I am very impressed.

So as we continue to say, don’t stress over the tasks that you do not manage to complete; you are learning many other important skills while you are not in school.

Stay safe, keep well and have another great day.

Good Morning – 19/05/2020

Good morning everyone, unfortunately the weather isn’t looking too great today either. If you can’t get outside today then this might be the perfect opportunity to record your talent show audition and send it off to Miss McDowall.

You are all doing a great job. I am amazed at the work I see you posting each day.  We are all really proud of all you are achieving during this time. Keep it up. Stay safe and well. Remember only do what is right for you and your family.

Good Morning – 18/05/2020

Good morning all. I hope you all had a lovely weekend despite the fact the weather wasn’t as good as it has been lately.

We are at the start of 2 short weeks (Friday 22nd and Monday 25th are holidays)so you can look forward to the long weekend ahead.

Remember to check in with your teacher and do what you can with the work that they set.

If you are struggling to get online or your household schedule doesn’t fit with the school day please don’t worry. We understand that everyone is in a unique situation and all we ask is that you do your best when you can.

Keep the auditions coming, register any scores for the Renfrewshire Olympics and start getting in shape for our virtual sports day.

The house competition is already fierce between the teachers. Which house colours will be tied to the cup handles this year?

Have a great week.


Good Morning – 15/05/2020

Good morning all. Here we are at Friday again.  I hope you have all had a good week.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend you could spend some time practising for our virtual talent show.

We have received some audition videos already and what a talented bunch you all are.

Check in with your teacher, only do what you can today then go and enjoy a relaxing weekend and we will see you all again on Monday.

Good Morning – 14/05/2020

Good morning and welcome to another beautiful day.

I hope you were as excited as I was yesterday about the announcement of our annual talent show. This always a highlight of the school year, as we get a chance to see all of the wonderful talents that each of you possess.

I am sure many of you have been practising your talents while you have been away from school.  So warm up your singing voice, tune your instrument or get on your dancing shoes and ask an adult at home to help you video your audition piece and send it off to Miss McDowall.

Checkin with your teacher, have a great day and stay safe and well.

Good Morning – 13/05/2020

Good morning everyone. We are waking up to another lovely morning.  A little bit of sunshine makes us all feel better.

Term 4 is always an exciting time in school with lots of learning still happening but also a number of other great activities taking place too.

I am sure many of you will be disappointed that we are not able to get together and take part in these events. Your teachers are disappointed too! Therefor, we have some exciting ideas that we will be sharing with you shortly. Keep checking in to see what we have planned.

Have a great day. Let your teacher know you are around. Do the work you can manage but most importantly stay safe and happy.

Good Morning – 12/05/2020

Good morning all. I hope you are all well this morning. Yesterday we were all experiencing some technical difficulties. These seem to have been resolved so hopefully things will be a bit smoother today.

We are looking forward to participating in the Renfrewshire Leisure Olympics.  If you are taking part, don’t forget to enter your results on the website.

Keep up the great work. We are all really proud of how hard you have all worked.

The weather is lovely again today, enjoy some fresh air and remember to only do what you can.

Good Morning – 11/05/2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a great break and took some time to relax away from the computer screen.

We are back to work this morning but the message remains the same, don’t stress over the tasks set by your teacher. We know all your circumstances are different and people will be able to access and complete the tasks at different rates and time. Do what you can.

Also, your teachers have been experiencing some technical difficulties with the systems over the weekend so please be patient today if you do not get a response, or if work is not posted right away.  We are working on it.

You are all doing an amazing job. Keep it up, we are so impressed by your resilience throughout this.

Last week I spent the week with pupils in the Trinity hub and it just reinforced how much I am missing spending time with you all. I look forward to the time when we can start to spend time together again.

Have a great day.

Good Morning – 01/05/2020

Good morning everyone. We’ve reached Friday again and the weekend is on its way.

Once again you have all worked so hard this week. Make sure you take some time to relax and recharge your batteries.  The weekend weather is not looking too bad so hopefully you will be able to spend some time outside.

Remember although you can’t see them, it is still important to keep in touch with your friends. Pop into the Chill Out zone and say a quick hello. The same good manners rules that we have in school apply.

The teachers are also missing each other so we kept our spirits high by having an online quiz. Congratulations to Mrs Fraser who was the winner. Big thanks to Miss McDowall and Mr McAvoy for putting together the questions. It was great fun.

Have a great weekend. Stay safe and well and we will see you back on Monday. 

Good Morning – 29/04/2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well.

Unfortunately it’s not the lovely morning we’ve been used to over the last few weeks.

If you can’t get outside today or if Teams is not working for you today please remember that it is OK to be doing other things.

If you want to do some learning away from the computer, BBC Bitesize have loads  of programmes on the iPlayer. You can watch these on your TV.

Sometimes it is nice to take some time to just be still and read a book or if you prefer you can listen to some free audiobooks here.

Check in with your teacher and then whichever was your day goes stay safe and well.