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Classes for 2021/22

The classes have now been confirmed for next session.

Primary 1        Mrs Gray and Miss Galvin

Primary 2        Mrs Devine

Primary 3        Miss Strang

Primary 4        Mrs Coyle

Primary 5        Mrs Cryans

Primary 6

Mrs McDougall           Monday, Tuesday and ½ day Wednesday

Mrs Pirrie                    ½ day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Primary 7

Miss McAdam             Monday – Thursday

Mr Reid                           Friday

Mr Reid and Mrs Hunter will deliver Non-Class Contact Time for Primaries 2-5 and support various children throughout the school.

 

New Lunch Menu- Update

Renfrewshire Council have informed the school that this new menu will now start in August and not 14th June as previously stated. 

 

Please contact the school office if your child needs to access the specific dietary menus.

For children with specific dietary requirements please contact the school for a copy  handbook with information to support your child’s needs or visit: https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/schoolmeals-primary

Cost of a school meal is £2.25 which can be paid for via your Parentpay account. For information about ParentPay please visit: https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/parentpay

Your child may be entitled to free school meals if:

• Your child attends a Renfrewshire school or has been placed in an educational establishment outside
Renfrewshire by Renfrewshire council, or;
• You receive income support, any income-related element of employment and support allowance, maximum
working tax credits (if you earn less than £6,420/year), child tax credit only (if you earn less than £16,190) or pension credit
Apply online at: http://renfrewshire.gov.uk/Freeschoolmealsandclothinggrants

Please remember that ALL children from P4-7 are required to pay for their meal and that eligible parents who choose NOT to apply for free school meals will not get money back dated.

Should you need any help or advice for applying for this benefit and/or Parentpay, please contact the school office…..we are here to help.

Active Schools Clubs

As we have now moved into level 2 and in line with government and Sportscotland guidance we are delighted to say that we can run some of the extracurricular clubs on a trial basis.

These clubs will start week beginning Monday 24th May and will be targeted at specific classes as we are keeping pupils within their bubbles.

The sessions are as follows:
Tuesday P3 – 3-4pm
Wednesday P5 3-4pm
Friday P6 3-4pm

Sessions will be run outdoors unless extreme weather conditions so please come appropriately dressed and the pupils will take part in their uniform.

Our coaches will be following FACTS for the sessions. Hand sanitiser will be available from the coach for use by the pupils on arrival of the session and as they leave.

Can we ask that pupils are collected at the main entrance gate. Please can parents/carers observe social distancing and wear a face covering when collecting your child.

We will also require all pupils to be signed up online as this will allow us to follow track and trace for the sessions. All clubs can be found via the Class4kids website by  following link below:

https://rl-stfergus.class4kids.co.uk

Should you have any issues and require any technical support to allow you to use our system, please contact David directly via email or phone the number below.

07506 993 513
David.rose@renfrewshire.gov.uk

We have made the Inspired Art Exhibition again!!!

Well done to  some of our Primary 4 and 5 children who submitted artwork to their teacher during the school closure.  Everyone’s artwork is being included in this online event.

We received a lovely congratulations video for the team at the Exhibition.

This year’s theme for P4-7 was ‘Fruit and Vegetables’. Have a look at our gallery below to see our entries.

Of course there are always a few stand out pieces of artwork, and so two of  our young artists have been selected to receive a highly commended award.  Well done to Mia and Hannah who received this award!!

Mia P5 – Crying Onion
Hannah P4 – Fruity Animals

You can visit the Virtual exhibition from Friday 26th March by clicking on this link:

https://www.renfrewshireleisure.com/inspired-exhibition-2021/

 

 

 

St. Fergus Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome Update

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Thank-you and well done to everyone who has signed up to the Strava app to help with our Sponsored Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome! So far we have covered 62.54km of the journey since Friday! This is a great effort well done everyone! It is not to late to sign up you can join at any time to start tracking your miles of walking, cycling or running! You can download the sponsorship form below or alternatively pop into the school to get a copy of the sponsorship form. Please remember to track your activity wether it be a walk or run as a run and cycling as a cycle so that it shows up on our leaderboard!

Well done everyone! Keep tracking those miles,

The St.Fergus Pupil Council.

Pupil Council Sponsorship Form 2

Pupil Council Sponsored Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome

The St. Fergus Pupil council have decided to hold a sponsored Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome. The distance from our school to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is about 1224 miles (1970 km)! This will be a sponsored pilgrimage to help us with our almsgiving during Lent, the sponsorship form is attached below. We are looking for all our St.Fergus families to get involved by running, walking or cycling and tracking the miles you do each day/week on our Strava page. This will take place for the remainder of Lent with the aim of reaching Rome and giving alms to alleviate the suffering of the poor. Our chosen charities this year are Missio and Who cares? Scotland. There is a link posted below for our video explaining how you can download the Strava app and how to use this along with some written instructions.

Instructions:

  1. Visit your devices app store and download the Strava app
  2. Create an account using either your email, Facebook, google account or Apple ID
  3. Create your profile adding your name, date of birth and gender
  4. Click ‘maybe later’ when asked to start your free trial (you do not need to have a free trial or pay for the app to use it)
  5. click ‘get started’
  6. Go to explore on the top toolbar > clubs > search St.Fergus Primary> request to join
  7. Start uploading your activity using either the record button at the bottom of the app to track your walk/run/cycle or you can import activity from a Fitbit/ Apple watch. This is all included in the Facebook Video:

Here is a link to our sponsorship form which you can download or visit the school office for a paper copy of this form. Sponsorship money can be paid via ParentPay:

Active Schools Social Media Information

We are encouraging all St. Fergus’ families to follow Renfrewshire Leisure Sports Services social media platforms. Together we aim to support all of our young people and families to remain active during this challenging time. Sport Services will be posting resources, local campaigns, virtual sport/physical activity sessions and lots more on our social media channels below. Please like/follow the platforms to help us get Renfrewshire families, more active, more often.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLSportsServices

Twitter: @RLSportServices

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rlsportservices/

YouTube : https://youtube.com/channel/UCMkJUF4KR3MIzxVwvdqINeg

Keeping Digital Safe over Christmas.

This Christmas many of our pupils will be finding new phones and tablets  in their Christmas stockings, lucky them! However as they get started viewing videos,  chatting to friends and live stream gaming, it is important for us to remember to keep them protected.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-being-social-online/

This year CEOP has created a series of videos to help parents keep their children safe. These short clips can be the starting points for chats about how we behave online outside of school.

Take a look at the Parents Activity Packs for some great ways to get started.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/