Category Archives: Whole School News

Primary 1 Registration and Choice of School Information

Please find attached a link to information on the new P1 registration and choice of school notices.  Also attached is a form version of the new “Sending your child to school” booklet for August 2021 session onwards, which enables parents/carers to type on this form.

Choice of School

Registration of Infant Beginners

SendingYourChildToSchool2020-Form

Interim Lunch Menu – September 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted to inform you that from Monday 7th September 2020, our lunch options will move from only sandwich options to include a Hot Meal Option also. Please see the menu below:

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sausage Roll with Salad & Potato Wedges Fish Finger Wrap with Salad & Smiley Faces Pizza slice with Salad & Potato Wedges Chicken Burger with Salad & Smiley Faces Hot dog with Salad and Potato Wedges
Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise

Snack biscuit, Fruit, water

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chicken Nuggets Salad & Smiley Faces Veggie Burger with Salad & Potato Wedges Chicken Goujon Wrap with Salad & Smiley Faces Pizza slice with Salad & Potato Wedges Hot dog with Salad and Smiley Faces
Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise

Snack biscuit, Fruit, water

The menus will rotate on a two weekly cycle at the moment and we will keep you informed when this changes. To ensure the safety of all, lunches will continue to be served and eaten in the classroom areas.

As always, all pupils in P1 – P3 are entitled to a Free School Meal each day. If you are in P4-7 and are in receipt of Free School Meals, there will be no charge for lunches either. All pupils who pay for their lunch, will be invoiced weekly and no cash should be brought to school at this time.

If you have any questions with regard to lunches or Free School Meals, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school office.

 

Hello Cochrane Castle

To all children and families of Cochrane Castle,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you all. My name is Graeme Mothersole and I have been appointed as Acting Head Teacher of Cochrane Castle while Mrs McDowall is on secondment. I have most recently been working as Acting Head Teacher of Our Lady of Peace Primary in Linwood and prior to that I was Depute Head Teacher of Brediland Primary in Foxbar for 7 years.

I am really looking forward to meeting you all and working with you next session. I have had the opportunity to meet the staff team and Mrs McDowall has spoken to me about the wonderful children and the amazing things that go on in the school.

I appreciate that this may be a time of great uncertainty for many of you but please know that the school is prepared for every eventuality that August may bring. Renfrewshire Council will continue to keep everyone updated throughout the summer and myself and the staff will be ready and refreshed to welcome you all back to Cochrane Castle at the beginning of the new term.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer and I will see you in August.

Thank you

Mr G T Mothersole
Acting Head Teacher

Happy holidays – goodbye for now!

Firstly, I want to thank-you for all your support, patience and understanding throughout the last few months. We know it has been an unsettling time for everyone but we take great comfort from the strength of our school community and to have witnessed our school values in action throughout this time.

This is the last day of school before the summer holidays. However for me, it will be my last day at Cochrane Castle for at least a year and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say what a pleasure and a privilege it has been to be your Headteacher working alongside all our wonderful children and families.

This week, I was delighted to have the opportunity to welcome our new Primary One pupils into the school and give them the chance to meet their teacher and visit their classroom. I know they will quickly become part of the Cochrane Castle family and I wish them every success on the start of their school journey.

I was also honoured to invite the P7 pupils back for one last day to celebrate their valedictory. It was really important to say good bye to them as they move on to the next part of their journey. If you missed it, you can see all the glorious event here: https://www.facebook.com/CochraneCastlePS/videos/255919545707287 

I just want to sign off by wishing pupils, parents and staff every success in the future. Have a wonderful summer holiday and good luck!

Text Message from Renfrewshire Council – 23rd June 2020

Scot Gov announcement of full-time education from August: a message to parents and carers from Steven Quinn 23 June 2020

The following is a message to parents and carers from Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services. It is dated 23 June 2020 and provides the latest information on Scottish Government’s plans to reopen schools and nurseries.

Following an announcement by the Deputy First Minister at Scottish Parliament today, we are reviewing the details presented in his statement for a full-time return to school and nursery from August 11 if COVID-19 continues to be suppressed. We will update our teachers, early learning practitioners, school and nursery staff, parents and carers as soon as we can.

Thank you for your continued patience and support and in the meantime, follow us on Facebook @renfrewshirecouncil, on Twitter @RenCouncil or sign up for our Schools and Nurseries digital newsletter for the latest updates.