Due to restrictions this year, our primary 7s have missed out on a few activities that they would normally have taken part in and enjoyed. To make up for this, we are planning three days of fun activities for them in school.
Due to COVID restrictions, Primary 7 are currently unable to participate in our traditional Primary 7 excursions. As a result, we are planning to provide 3 days of fun filled activities and special experiences for the primary 7 pupils. We will be having a raffle to help raise funds for this and some of our local businesses have very kindly donated some amazing prizes. Thank you to all of them for their generosity.
We are taking part in Scotland’s Virtual Kilt Walk for the Dreams Come True charity. On Thursday 29th April, children are asked to bring £1 donation to school. They will be asked to walk around the perimeter of the school grounds which is roughly 500 metres. Children should wear their uniform and ensure that they have suitable footwear.
A ‘Spring Tea Party’ and will take place on Thursday 1st of April 2021 for ALL Primary Schools. The food served will be the following: Selection of Sausage Rolls, Chicken Nuggets, Healthy Oat Bites, Jam Tarts, Salad & Juice.
Food will be served in the usual white takeaway box & we will still be offering sandwiches as an alternative to the themed lunch.
Dietary needs will be catered for.
If your child has specific dietary needs or you require more information, please contact the school office.
All EU citizens must complete an application for ‘Settled Status’ by 30th June to live and work in the UK. If you have not applied for ‘Settled Status’ please could you follow this link below to apply.
Bishop John invites every family to our live-streamed Mass for Families at 11am on Sunday 21st March 2021. Come and give thanks for the gift of our families as we mark the Year of St Joseph and the start of a special Year of the Family. Sign up and add prayer requests here
As we are once again supporting SCIAF as our Lenten Charity we are going to FUNdraise while having FUN! For the next four Fridays we are going to do something fun to raise awareness and money for SCIAF.
Friday, 12th March – Wear it purple day.
Purple is our Church’s colour of Lent. You can wear 1 thing purple or you can go purple crazy and wear as much purple as you can!! If you are in school you can bring £1 for SCIAF if you are at home you can put your £1 in a safe place and bring it when you return to school. P4-7 on Friday you will have a google meet with your class and you can show everyone what your purple thing is.
Friday, 19th March – Crazy hair day.
Friday, 26th March – Own clothes day.
Thursday – 1st April, (the day we stop for the Easter break) – PYJAMA day!!!!
If you can please bring £1 each of these Fridays for SCIAF. Maybe you can do chores for your families to earn these pounds.
We are encouraging all St Peter’s Primary School 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. Active Schools will be posting resources, local campaigns, virtual sport/physical activity sessions and lots more on their social media channels below. Please like/follow their platforms to help us get Renfrewshire families, more active, more often.
I’m Fr. Andrew from St Peter’s Church, I hope you are all safe and well.
We are now in Lent a time when we try even harder to be good, when we try to get to know God even better. This year you have learned so many important things including caring for others by doing the right things, keeping in touch and washing your hands.
One of the most important things we can do is to pray, and I would ask that this Lent could you say an extra prayer for your school and all the children throughout the world who are going through this year with you.
God Bless you and your families
Download your Lent Journal and follow the lessons and activities during each week of Lent:
There was great excitement yesterday as the winners of our Spirit of Christmas Raffle were announced, with all others receiving a bag of sweets. Thank you to all those who donated gifts. Please see the list of prize winners below.
The children in Primary 7 enjoyed a beautiful Mass of Enrolment last week. Fr Andrew helped them to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation which they will receive later this session. Please click on the link below to view some images from this lovely Mass.
We were delighted to welcome Fr Andrew to our school recently to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with the children in Primary 5. This was a beautiful celebration for the children who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion in October. Please click on the link below to view some images from this Mass.
Piper McCrystal For being brave
Aimia Allison Showing kindness to her classmates
Ben McElroy For having a great attitude to learning
Darcie Donlon Always trying her best in all curricular areas
Chrisvin Varghese For following classroom rules
Eilidh McKee Showing kindness and helping others in the playground
Kian Manson Has a great understanding of the classroom rules.
Zuzanna Wesolowska For being a great friend
Kyle Doherty For always having lovely manners
Aiden O’Malley Voted by his classmates for being a good friend
Heidi McGivern For good listening skills during class lessons
Mia Crangle Always working hard during reading activities
Orla Craig Showing kindness to her classmates
Joshua McPhee Excellent drawing skills
Nina Mothersole For having excellent listening skills and following instructions
Saffron Bradley Working hard during reading activities
Faith MacPherson For gaining confidence and answering out
Johan Isaac For trying really hard with his classwork in particular his very good writing
Matthew Coulthard Confidently answering maths questions beyond 50!
Daniel Crook Beautiful artwork for our Christmas wall
Olivia Jamieson Looking out for others and making sure everyone in included
Arnis Jurenkovas Fantastic writing about fireworks.
Orla Harkins Fantastic learning and understanding of acrostic poems
Sam Clark Helping his classmates learn new football skills
Zuzia Kawalec Being responsible and helping to tidy and clean the classroom
Leo McLean Helping to cheer up a friend at playtime and using encouraging words to help others with their writing
Michael Roberts Delivering a fantastic solo talk about his favourite book
Alexander McLean Showing excellent prediction skills when using clues
Isabella Noble Showing kindness and asking to help tidy up the class
Nataniel Oles Giving a confident performance in our class Nativity.
Orla Harkins Showing kindness to others and helping them make up when they had fallen out.
Terry O’Hare For showing kindness to a class friend and playing with them when they felt sad during playtime.
Leona Richardson For taking the time to show kindness to a classmate and helping them feel better when they were sad.
Abi Nicholas Working hard on her report writing
Shane Richardson Showing excellent manners
Caoimhe Ogilvie For being kind and helpful.
Christa Vargause For always listening.
Roybn Gilhooley For working hard in all curricular areas.
Regan Stewart For being a good friend.
Kate Smith For working hard, particularly in maths.
Shay Timony For being a caring friend.
Ellie Fadian Very responsible in class and always showing kindness to others
Alfie Baillie Working very hard to make progress in reading
Kieran Campbell Being a good friend and behaving responsibly
Joe Hannigan Excellent use of imagination during writing activities and impressive cooperative skills while solving problems in Numeracy
Kalani Munro For always showing good manners in class and being kind to others
Erin Farr Very kind to others and always sets a good example
Callum Ogilvie For being very interested in all topic work and for making a fantastic power point on rivers
Emily Jamieson Showing kindness to all the children in P5/6
Lukas Jurenkovas Excellent skills in Science and STEM
Joseph Moohan Excellent performance from home for school show
Jessica Noble Fantastic ideas in story writing
Jack Cameron For showcasing his imaginative skills in drama
Ryan McManus Always works hard in class and is respectful to everyone
Harry Higgins Very kind and helpful to everyone
Aiden Wood Working hard to make progress in writing
Daniel Carr Working hard to make progress in maths
Treasure Onwubolu Using ambitious vocabulary in all writing activities
Lucas Corrigan Fascinating imagination in writing.
Paulina Ragauskaite Very hard working and always does what is asked of her
Mirin Muldoon Always very kind and respectful
Mateo de Medina Doig Showing good manners all of the time.
AmyEllen O’Neill Being kind and thoughtful of others’ feelings.
Joseph Fallon Showing good sportsmanship.
Suzanna Kotnowska Working hard and showing respect to everyone.
Imogen Porteous – Being responsible and helpful to others.
Sean Dolan Being a good and helpful friend.
In Primary 3 we are celebrating Catholic Education Week this year by taking the theme ‘Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life’ and showing its relevance in our lives today. The children have been learning about the lives of some of our saints, remembering Pope Francis’ message that God is calling us all to be saints. Pope Francis also encourages the children to ‘Dream big’ and use their talents to their full potential. Primary 3 also learned about some of the history of the first Catholic school in Paisley and how it was funded by Paisley Abbey. The children have recorded personal challenges which they feel will make a difference in their lives and the lives of others and bring them closer to God.
Registration will be live online during week commencing 2nd November to 9th November through www.renfrewshire.gov.uk.
For those unable to register online we request that you telephone your local catchment school to make an appointment to attend in person during these dates.
Parents/carers must provide satisfactory documentary evidence of the age of their child and that their family reside within the catchment area of the school. This evidence includes:
1. Child’s full Birth Certificate
2. Most recent Council Tax Notice or if not currently resident in the property either a concluded missive or a signed and witnessed tenancy agreement/lease.
3. Child Benefit Statement. In the event that a Child Benefit Statement is not available, a Driving Licence or a Bank
Statement/utility bill showing transactions over the most recent 3 months and the applicant’s address may be accepted. Or If appropriate to current circumstances – Court Order / Looked After Child / Foster Carer document(s).
4. Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
The list above is not exhaustive and the Council retains the right to ask for further information when proof of residency is not satisfied. Original documents must be produced upon request.
If you want your child to go to a different school you require to register at your catchment school and thereafter make a placing request. Placing Request Forms are available from the website above by entering ‘Sending your child to school’ into the search bar and then selecting ‘Sending your child to school- August 2021’, from related documents. You can also request a form by telephoning 0300 300 0170 or your catchment school.
Please read the following document from Renfrewshire Council: SendingYourChildToSchool2020
This leaflet explains what data Barnardos PATHS programme keeps about you and your family, what Barnardo’s does with this data and your rights in relation to it. If you would like more information about how your data is handled or if you would like your child to be excluded from the PATHS questionnaires, please contact our coordinator Katrina McGovern at email@example.com
We are aware that parents/ carers have many questions related to returning to school next week. Please refer to the information that was issued in June and is still available on the school website. All information given remains the same. Stationery required in school will be provided and will remain in school. Children can bring a school bag, lunch bag and water bottle which will remain with them in their classroom. Children can get a packed lunch from the dinner hall but hot meals will not be available initially. An update will be issued early next week to confirm any further arrangements, such as staggered entry/exit times. Staff are working to ensure a safe and happy return to school for all of our pupils and we look forward to seeing them all again next week.
Please have a look at how our school will look when the children return in August. Our images show classroom / nursery layouts, corridor / reception signage and distancing measures and cleaning stations.
We will continue to offer a critical childcare service for the children of single parents who are key workers or for children with two parents if they are both key workers. We are also supporting children, young people and families where there is a need.
We have already contacted key workers and families who are currently using our service. If you think you meet the criteria for this support, you can find out more and how to apply on the council’s website.
Parents who already have children in our Early Years hubs are not required to make application again for summer provision.
Taking consideration of the blended approach to learning which is being planned as well as the increased amount of outdoor learning that we aim to deliver, we are suggesting a slight change to our traditional school uniform for August. We ask that pupils attend school wearing a red polo shirt, black sweatshirt and black leggings, joggers or comfortable trousers. Polo shirts and sweatshirts with our school badge are available from local school wear shops. Children should bring a suitable jacket/coat to school every day. They should come to school wearing trainers or other footwear suited to learning outdoors and will require a change of shoes, such as plimsoles for wearing in the gym hall. If your child is unable to tie their own shoe laces please consider Velcro fastening footwear to avoid unnecessary close contact with staff during the day.
We are aware that many parents like to have photographs taken of children starting school, and understand that this is a very important occasion, but we ask that you think carefully about purchasing uniform items that children may not get full use out of.
At this time of year, we always carry out a parent/carer survey to help us evaluate the work we have done and to plan improvements.
This year, due to the situation we are all in, we are carrying out our survey electronically. I would like to invite all parents/carers of pupils at St. Peter’s Primary School, to complete our survey using the link below.
Please complete this short survey by Monday 8th June. Your feedback and responses are vital to us and will be used as part of our school improvement planning for next session.
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.
Do you have a child born between 1 March 2015 – 29 Feb 2016? The Best Start Grant School Age Payment is £250 from Social Security Scotland to help families, who get certain benefits or tax credits, with the costs when a child would normally start Primary 1.
The Scottish Government has set out the route map for schools and nurseries to reopen for children and young people across Scotland. You can read a statement from Director of Children’s Services, Steven Quinn, about the route map, on the council’s website.
Archbishop Tartaglia, Bishop President for Catholic Education in Scotland, will offer Mass for Catholic educators and schools on Sunday 10th May at 12 o’clock from St. Andrew’s Cathedral. School communities are invited to join the Archbishop live using the video-link:
This is a very uncertain and worrying time for everyone, especially the families we support, some of whom, you will know, are already at breaking point. For that reason, we would like to ask for your help to share the information about our Urgent Assistance Fund more widely, so we are able to reach more vulnerable families across Scotland who need us.
Right now we are focussing on getting more donations to our urgent assistance fund so that we are able to help more people.
3. Or share and take part in our #TowerForAberlour social media push by creating and posting and picture and including our text to donate number, text ‘TOWER’ to 70085 to donate £3. You could also maybe tag some of your friends which might encourage others to take part too. While this approach is a more fun and light hearted way to get involved, it will really help us to raise profile with the public and hopefully funds too, so please get involved if you can.
This afternoon the whole school enjoyed a St. Andrews Day Assembly. Each class had been recorded performing a Scottish song or poem ( If it Wisnae Fur Yer Wellies, 3 Craws, Ye Cannae Shove Yer Grannie Off a Bus and A Dug, a Dug to name a few) and the videos were played during assembly. Well done to everyone who performed.
Primary 2/3 have been busy during maths week. 30th September – 4th October. One of our activities was counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We went outside to create hopscotch games with chalk for the children to play on.
Primary 2/3 have been exploring the playground during our autumn walk. We found lots of conkers and shells! We also found lots of lovely autumn leaves. We are going to use these to help us write some autumn poetry. We had to wrap up warm as it was a sunny but chilly autumn day!
St Paul’s Primary is the only school in Renfrewshire that is part of the Cash for Kids School Challenge. Their aim is to raise as much money as possible for Cash for Kids. It’s ALL for a charity that responds to the needs of children in OUR community, aspires to enable all children to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential. The St Paul’s Primary children will be involved in an exciting challenge, fundraising for a worthy cause that will help these children and families massively with the chance of winning £2500 for their school needs. This will benefit the children of St Paul’s Primary greatly and allow for fantastic opportunities for the children.
Here is the link to their fundraising page, Your support would be greatly appreciated.
This event is the only national event for parents with children in Catholic schools and aims to support them as the first educators of their children. The day will include activities for children, so that child care is not an obstacle to attending. We hope that the programme will be of interest to all families and will help strengthen the link between Catholic homes, the parish and their schools.
National Gathering for parents with children in Catholic Schools. Saturday 21st September 2019, 9.30-3pm, St Francis Xavier Primary School – Falkirk. Separate programme for children. Lunch will be provided. Places are free but need to be booked by phoning 0415564727
Our Coding club kids spent a great day yesterday at West College Scotland participating in a Mini Game Jam. The children were asked to design a game in a short space of time based on a given theme which they were only told at the start of the day. The theme was Space and our two teams created two very different games.
Thanks again to Dr Amanda Ford and her team for providing the opportunity for the kids.