Category Archives: Whole School News

Primary 1 Induction Visits 2019

Official induction days for all new St Catherine’s pupils will be held at 1.30pm-2.30pm on 15.5.19 and 22.5.19. By the end of these sessions you should have all of the information you need and your child will have spent quality time with their new teachers and classmates. We offer an optional additional stay and play session at 11am on 29.5.19. Our P7 buddies will take the children out to play allowing them to experience a playtime whilst our parents are mingling over tea and coffee. If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact myself.

Dates for your diary!

12th October – Own clothes day (£1 donation)

Last day of term

22nd October – In-service Day

23rd October – Pupils return to school

26th October – Families First HOPE sessions begin

25th October – Halloween Disco

30th October – NSPCC Parent/Carer Online Safety Workshop 2pm

31st October – Final P3-P4 Tech Lit Café session

7th November – P5-P7 Tech Lit Café sessions begin

12th November – Anti-bullying week

19th November – Book Week Scotland

20th November – P1 and P7 Class Photographs/ P1-P7 family photographs

25th November – Catholic Education Sunday Mass St Mirin’s Cathedral

29th November – Parent Coffee Afternoon – School Improvement Priorities

30th November – Holiday

6th December – Christmas Fayre

7th December – Whole School Pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’

14th December – Nursery Christmas Show am/pm

17th December – P1 –P7 Christmas Show pm performance

18th December – P1 –P7 Christmas Show am performance

19th December – P1 –P7 Christmas Show pm performance

20th December – Nursery – P7 Christmas Parties

21st December – 2.30pm finish/Own clothes day (£1 donation)

7th January – Term 3 begins! Staff and pupils return to school



Free Books for Schools


We are collecting tokens from The Scottish Sun in a bid to claim 105 free Collins Big Cat books. Tokens can be collected from The Scottish Sun with additional bonus token days on offer too up until 18th November. Please send tokens in to school with your child or hand them in to our school office. We appreciate your support with this.

Lunch Costs

A  reminder that the cost of meals in all Renfrewshire Council schools has changed. Grab and Go Days are now £2.05, while the cost of both Dine in Days and a paid for nursery meal will be £2.25 from 15th August 2018.  All children in P1 to P3 are eligible for a free school meal.

First day back!

We are looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful children on Wednesday morning. Doors open for Breakfast Club at 8.15am. Relaxed entry from 8.55am. 9.15am for our new P1 children on Wednesday only, parents are invited to come in for a quick photograph opportunity! 

Building Works August 2018

We respectfully request that during this period of building works that you refrain from parking in the staff car park. Please ensure that you follow the suggested pathways using the arrow signs. Please do not cut through the car park but follow the suggested pathway. During this period of time it is important for us all to keep in mind that at the end we will have an even better school!


School Improvement Plan/Pupil Equity Fund

Each year the school makes a plan detailing key priorities for improvement. Staff, pupils, parents and partners have contributed to this plan. We have collated the responses from consultations held throughout the year from all stakeholders including the most recent questionnaires and surveys regarding the spending of our PEF allocation. Our PEF plans will be outlined within our School Improvement Plan, which will be available to you in the new term. Thank you as always for your continued support.


Please follow us on Twitter @stcatherinespsy

We are always trying to find ways to communicate with you and we have recently joined Twitter, please be patient as we are new to this!

We will continue to communicate with you  through our school website, text messaging system and our monthly newsletters.

Twitter is another great way to keep informed of up and coming school events and up to date information. It is also a fantastic way to inform you of opportunities available to you within the local community such as volunteering, college, university courses and current  employment opportunities. Keep your  eyes peeled!

We hope that you find this additional way of communicating with you useful.