Category Archives: Whole School News

Coding Club mini game jam

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.

Free school meals and clothing grant application

Applications for free school meals and clothing grants are now open. By applying for either or both provisions now parents can ensure everything is in place ahead of the new school year.

 

Parents must make sure their application is received by the council no later than Friday 12 July to guarantee payment of clothing grants before the schools go back or to have free school meals from the start of term.

 

Those parents who have previously applied for free school meals and clothing grants will be sent a letter to their home address. If there has been no change in your family circumstances that affect any benefits you may receive, you can complete and sign the declaration form and return it to the council.

 

If there has been a change in your family circumstances or if you are applying for the first time, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmealsandclothinggrants to complete an application form. You will also be able to read about eligibility for free school meals and school clothing grants as well as what information you need to include with your form.

 

Paper copies are also available for our school and from the Council’s customer service centres.

Fairtrade day

As a Fairtrade school, St Peter’s will be hosting a Fairtrade Day on Thursday 20th June. Children are invited to wear Fairtrade colours to school. (Green, blue – no football strips please).

There will be a Fairtrade Beat the Goalie event taking place with our brand new Fairtrade footballs.

There is no charge for this, although there will be a Fairtrade tuckshop available at lunchtime on this day. Items are priced from £1 to £1.20.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Spring Fling

St Peter’s Parent Council are holding their Spring Fling on Friday 17th May at 3pm to 4.30pm in the school gym hall.

STALLS + CHOCOLATE & BOTTLE TOMBOLA + CREPE STAND + BEAT THE GOALIE + MUCH, MUCH MORE….

Cost £1 per adult, kids go free!

Donations of homebaking would be greatly appreciated and can be handed in to the school on Friday morning, thank you.

P5-Primary Engineering Event

The children in P5 have been working hard on Primary Engineer STEM challenge. They learned about electronic aerodynamics, circuits, gears and friction, then used what they had learned to design and build their own powered vehicle. Two teams of children (Mateo de Medina, Joseph Fallon, Imogen Porteus and Lola Punton) took their vehicles to the Renfrewshire celebration event at AFRC, Inchinnan, where they competed with P5 – 7 pupils from across the authority. Both teams demonstrated a great level of understanding and were very supportive of each other and the other participants. The girls were awarded a medal for the ‘Best Themed Vehicle’ and certificates for coming second place in the competition.

Fantastic effort!