Category Archives: BPPC

60th Anniversary: Ex-pupils and Villagers Wanted!

This year is Bishopton Primary School’s 60th anniversary. Each stage will be focussing on one decade (60s-20s) and learning about what life was like for the people in Bishopton in that time.

We would love to invite anyone who attended Bishopton Primary School or who lived in the village to visit our school to talk about their memories and experiences. You could write us a letter/email, prepare a presentation or just come in to answer some questions from our young investigators.

What was school like in your time at our school? What was your favourite song or film at that time? What piece of clothing or toy did you own or really want? Can you remember what the teachers were like and what you played at playtime?

If you are able to help us out, please contact the school office and let them know your contact details and what decade you are able to talk to us about. A teacher will then contact you to arrange a time and give you more details.

If you would rather not talk but have any interesting facts or photos/articles about the school and village from these decades, we would love to see these too.

Please see the decade each stage will be researching.

P1 – 2020s

P2 – 2010s

P3 – 2000s

P4 – 1990s

P5 – 1980s

P6 – 1970s

P7 – 1960s

Summer Wishes

On behalf of everyone at Bishopton Primary School I would like to wish you all a fantastic summer. This has been another challenging year for everyone but by working together we have made it through.

Your patience and support has been much appreciated by all staff.  I truly hope that you all have a great break over the summer.

I hope that you are all able to enjoy a long awaited break this summer and we look forward to welcoming all of our wonderful pupils back to school on Tuesday 16th August.

Bell Ringing at 1pm, Tuesday 28th June

As tomorrow is the last day of term we will be having our annual bell ringing in the basketball court at 1pm.

The youngest and oldest pupil have the honour of ringing the old school bell together to celebrate another successful year at Bishopton Primary School. The classes stand around the edge of the basketball court to watch on. Parents/carers are welcome to join us but we please ask that you stand back so the pupils can then find you once they have been dismissed.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Free school meals and clothing grant applications 2022/2023

Applications for free school meals and clothing grants for school session 2022/2023 are now open.

You should apply for free school meals and a clothing grant if you are on a low income and receive a qualifying benefit.

If your child is in primary six or seven, you should apply so your child can get a free school meal.

If your child is in primary one, two, three, four or five, your child will automatically receive a school meal. However, if you are on a low income, you should apply for free school meals because the council make payments into your bank account in lieu of school meals during school holidays (spring, summer, October and Christmas breaks). Please note these payments are only for people who meet the threshold of being on a low income. You can read more about the criteria on the MyAccount form.

You should also apply for a clothing grant no matter what primary class your child is in.

If you apply for a clothing grant by Friday 15 July and include all the required supporting documentation, then the council will be able to process your application and make a payment to you before the start of the new school term.

Visit MyAccount and log in to apply.

 

Bishopton Week- Saturday Parade

Today we have drawn names out of the hat for all the children who will be able to ride on the school float this Saturday for the Bishopton Week parade.

The school office will contact you if your child’s name has been drawn. We will keep all the other children’s names in reserve just in case someone is unable to attend the parade at short notice.

Many thanks to those parents who offered to decorate the float. Due to parking issues, the trailer will require to be decorated outside the school from 10am on Saturday morning. Any adult help for decorating the float on Saturday morning would still be most appreciated.

The parade will leave the school at 12 midday if you wish to accompany us on our journey.

Many thanks to everyone that has offered to help us this year.

Let’s hope for good weather!

 

Our New Outdoor Classroom

We are all absolutely thrilled with our new outdoor classroom that was installed this week.

The classroom has a whiteboard and seating for pupils and along with  new outdoor learning resources, portable connection for some iPads,  gives us many options for taking the learning outdoors.

We are looking forward to making good use of it in the weeks ahead.

Thank you to Mrs Davidson who has been overseeing the project.

Congratulations P5- Literacy Planet Word Mania Winners

Congratulations to our Primary 5 pupils who placed first in the UK in the Literacy Planet Word Mania competition.

They worked so hard on this to gain and retain first place throughout the finals week.  We are very proud of your achievements.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition. Many of our classes placed high on the daily and weekly leader boards. Well done!

P5 have won a yearly subscription of Literacy Planet for the school worth £1800 and a £270 voucher to spend on school resources to support literacy.

Roofing Works

Work on the school roof will begin on Monday the 21st March. Scaffolding will be erected around the building during this time.  As the works move from area to area classes may need to exit from another door but class teachers will keep you informed if this is the case.

It is not anticipated that there will be any disruption to classes during the works.

The works are expected to last until the new school session in August 2022. During this time the car park will be restricted. Therefore, we ask that parents vehicles do not enter the car park during this time.   Blue badge holders will continue have access to the space adjacent to the main entrance.

if you have any questions regarding the upcoming work, please get in touch.

Renfrewshire’s Free Rewards Campaign

If you live or work in Renfrewshire and would like to earn rewards and support local businesses and charities, you are invited to sign up to Renfrewshire Council’s exciting new Not Far? Leave the Car campaign, which is now live and runs until the end of December.

The campaign rewards you, through the free to use BetterPoints app, for engaging in a more active and sustainable lifestyle by choosing to walk, run, wheel, cycle and take public transport more often. Participants earn points for their activities, which they can then use to support local businesses by exchanging points earned for exclusive discounts and offers from retailers within the app.  There will also be a host of other rewards and prizes on offer and participants can also choose to donate their rewards to local charities.

Taking part in the challenge is easy:

  • Download the free BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Register your details, join the ‘Not Far? Leave the Car’ programme and use the BetterPoints app to track your active journeys.
  • Reward points are automatically credited to your account for eligible journeys.

The BetterPoints app has helped thousands of people across the UK and Europe to adopt greener and healthier habits.

To find out more on the Not Far? Leave the Car visit: leavethecar.betterpoints.uk