Category Archives: Whole School News

Renfrewshire Council Recruitment event

Renfrewshire Council are holding two recruitment events to find people for jobs in our schools, nurseries and care at home teams.


Home Care and Community Alarm jobs recruitment event

-Park Mains High School, Barrhill Road, Erskine PA8 6EY

-Wednesday 6 April

-Session one: 10am to 12midday

-Session two: 2pm to 4pm


School and nursery cleaning, catering and maintenance jobs (Soft Facilities Management) recruitment event

-Paisley Grammar School, Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1 3RP

-Tuesday 12 April

-Session one: 10am to 12midday

-Session two: 2pm to 4pm


Jobs include:

-Home Care Workers, Community Alarm Responders

-Facilities Operatives (cleaning, catering and maintenance in our schools and nurseries)

-Caretakers, School Crossing Patrollers, Housekeepers, Cleaners


You can fill out an application form at our recruitment event. Successful applicants will be offered an immediate interview and can complete their recruitment checks at the event.


Alternatively, apply for a job on MyJobScotland. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview at the recruitment event.

Visit for more information, including evidence you need to bring with you to the event.

Active schools clubs restarting

Active Schools are planning to start their clubs next week. The children will remain in class bubbles for indoors and the playground bubbles for outdoor classes. Letters will be given to the children in the next couple of days.

Tuesday after school – P2 Multi-sports will be outdoors.
Wednesday lunch 1.00 – 1.30pm – P7 basketball will be outdoors.
Friday after school – P4 archery will be outdoors.

Renfrewshire Music Service virtual Christmas concert

Here is a link for the Renfrewshire Music Service virtual Christmas concert. Young instrumentalist from across the council area playing some festive tunes!


Parent Council Christmas Raffle


Please check schoolbags today for a small brown envelope with your child’s name on it –Return by Friday 17th Dec with your raffle money for a chance to win  hampers, wine, vouchers and much more!Raffle will be drawn on Tuesday 21st December (the envelope will act as your “ticket”)Thank you for your support for this fundraiser- the money raised will be spent on the playground

Covid Isolation Rules Update

The rules on self-isolation for household contacts has changed.

If you’re identified as a household contact of a positive COVID-19 case, you are advised to self-isolate for 10 days – irrespective of vaccination status, PCR test result and age.

What should I do if my child has COVID 19 symptoms?

It is extremely important that you continue to look out for symptoms of the virus amongst your own family. The most common symptoms are:

  • new, continuous cough
  • fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

If your child has symptoms, they should not attend school and you should book them a test straightaway. They should remain at home and everyone in the household should self-isolate until they receive their test results. If the test is negative, everyone can stop isolating (and return to school). 

More information can be found on the parentclub website by clicking HERE .

If you do not have symptoms, you can order rapid lateral flow tests for regular testing at home.

The Scottish Government are encouraging everyone to take regular tests, particularly if you’re socialising or mixing with other households.

Find out how to book LFD and PCR tests by clicking HERE .


Free school meal payment

Check if you qualify and apply now.

By Friday 17 December, Renfrewshire Council will make two payments to parents and carers of primary-school children who are entitled to a free school meal on the basis of low income.

The first payment of £160 per child is part of the Scottish Government extending the Scottish Child Payment to children aged six to 16.

The second payment of £22.50 per child is in place of free school meals over the Christmas break.

That means a total of £182.50 will be paid into bank accounts in December.

These payments will only be made to parents of children eligible to receive a free school meal on the basis of low income.

Children who receive a universal school meal (those in P1, P2, P3 and P4) will only receive a payment if:
-your child is entitled to receive a free school meal on the basis of low income
-you have applied for free school meals.

If you have already applied for free school meals this school year (August 2021 to June 2022), you do not need to apply again.

If you haven’t applied for free school meals, you can do so now using the MyAccount form on the council’s website. You can also check if you qualify to apply. See free school meals payments during school holidays for more information.

P5’s to receive free school meals

From Thursday 6 January 2022, all primary 5 pupils will be able to receive a universal school meal and it won’t cost parents a penny.

P5s will join P1, P2, P3 and P4 in receiving a universal school meal as part of the Scottish Government’s expansion of healthy meals to all primary pupils.

New school meal menus will also go live in January, providing children with some of the food they love while still keeping within the new food and drink in schools legislation.

New menu

Thanks to parents and pupil feedback, some favourites returning will be:

· Chicken poppers

· Sandwich options

· Hot dogs

· Vegetarian sausage rolls

Vegan and vegetarian options will be available, and we will continue to provide medical diets as required.

School meals still need to be balanced to ensure they meet the new food regulations, but children will get their favourites as part of the new menu, just not all the time.

The new school meal menus will go live on the council’s website by Thursday 23 December (once schools close). Check to see the AMEY school meal menu..

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities

Renfrewshire Council, Active Communities, Klas Care and The Tannahill Centre are now recruiting parents/carers from across Renfrewshire who would like to deliver a new parenting programme to other parents in their communities.
If you’d like a chance to make a difference for local children and families and to develop your own skills and experience, contact Nicola Davidson on 07483 955087 or email

EPEC Flyer


Provost’s Community Awards 2021/22

Provost Lorraine Cameron is looking for Renfrewshire residents who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their local community. If you know anyone that you would like to nominate, please see the information below.  The deadline to submit any nominations is Friday 7th January 2022.

Provost Awards 2022 Poster

ProvostsAwards2022_Nomination_Form_blank form

Guidance note for nomination form 2022

Keep Safe Kids App

The Keep Safe Kids app is a new and easier way for children and young people to access health and wellbeing information and support as well as to report bullying directly to their school.

Pupils can open the app and make reports at any time of day or night as well as make anonymous reports, helping them to control when and how they tell someone about an incident or their concerns.

Reports are sent directly to that child or young person’s school to be picked up in line with the school’s anti-bullying and wellbeing policies. Reports are not held on the app or accessible to anyone else, ensuring confidentiality and reports will not be picked up outside standard school hours.

If you have wellbeing concerns for your child, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We are here to help.

To find out how to download or use the Keep Safe Kids app, visit the I Am Me Scotland website (

Scarecrow Competition

St Peter’s first ever Scarecrow Competition was a huge success. All classes had great fun creating and displaying their scarecrows around the school. Primary 5 won the competition with their Minecraft inspired scarecrow! They are delighted to have earned an extra playtime and a hot chocolate! Well done to all the nursery and primary classes for producing such amazing scarecrows.

Active School Clubs at lunchtime and after school

The Active School Programme is available online  to sign on to the following lunch time and after school classes.

Tuesday lunch – Dance – P2 & P3

Tuesday 3 – 4pm -Netball – P6 & P7

Wednesday lunch – Football – P6 & P7

Wednesday 3 – 4pm – Dance – P4 & P5

Thursday 3 – 4pm – Multi Sport P2 & P3

Friday 3 – 4pm – Dance P6 & P7

Use this link to sign up to Active Schools Clubs –

Year of St Joseph Afternoon for Families

Year of St Joseph Afternoon for Families

Families are warmly invited to come together with Bishop John to mark the Year of St Joseph on Sunday 19th September from 2.00pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral Hall.

The event will include an opportunity to reflect in prayer as families in faith and join together for some light refreshments.  Fr Jonathan will conclude the gathering with the celebration of Mass in the Cathedral at 4.00pm.

John and Liz Holmes

Marriage & Family Office

Diocese of Paisley

Join our Pupil Council

We are looking for candidates to join our Pupil Council. Children can prepare a short speech if they want to or design a poster to share with their class if they wish to go for being a rep. Each class will select one rep by next Friday. Children selected will then meet socially distanced, with the other class reps and will look at ways in which they can help the school progress.

Paths Programme Privacy Statement

Saint Peter’s Primary School deliver the PATHS Programme for Schools (UK Version).  This is a social and emotional learning programme that teaches children about their emotions and facilitates the development of self control.  We work with a coach from Barnardo’s who helps us with delivery and as part of their role the coach gathers anonymised surveys to assess the impact of the programme.  Please read the attached privacy statement and contact our coach Katrina McGovern via email at if you would not like your child to be included in any surveys or feedback activities.

Letter from Director of Children’s Services

Sent on behalf of Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services

Good evening,

First of all, my apologies for sending this information so near to the holidays. Unfortunately, it is only now that the programme has been confirmed.

The Renfrewshire Get into Summer programme starts on Monday 28 June.

A wide range of fun-filled, free activities will be available across Renfrewshire for children and young people aged 5 to 25 to enjoy as part of the government funded summer programme.

The programme is designed to improve the wellbeing of children, young people and families, and has been organised by the Council’s Community Learning and Development service and Renfrewshire Leisure Limited.

The council will be raising awareness of the programme through its social media channels. A Facebook event to promote it was set up on the council’s page this morning and posts about the programme will be published on its Facebook and Twitter accounts at 9pm tonight.

If your school has a social media account, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share these posts and event on it this week. However, and I stress, only if you have the time available to do so.

More information about the programme can be found at and we will be sending a text to all parents with a link to this information.

A list of local activities is available on the Young Scot ( and Renfrewshire Leisure websites.




Update: New Lunch Menus – Now starting in August

Please Note: The new lunch menus will now be starting in August instead.

New Primary & Nursery Lunch Menus will be starting week commencing the 14th of June. This will be a return to a full 2 course plated service.

The Primary & Nursery Menu is on a 2 week cycle (the nursery menu has some slight variations compared to the primary menu to meet regulations, and there will be no longer a separate under 2’s menu).

Please see the menus below, along with (Dairy Free, Egg Free & Gluten Free Menus for Primary & Nursery).

Primary School Menu 20-21

Primary School Menus Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free

Nursery Menu 2021

Nursery Menus (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free)

Another treat for pupils

Children in the nursery and whole school will enjoy a virtual school show by ‘The McDougalls’ theatre company. The link will be given to us to view during the last week of school. We have purchased this with money from the funds raised during Mental Health Week – another great treat for pupils! Enjoy!

The McDougalls | Home | Music & Theatre Company | Theatre Shows | Children’s Theatre | Family Show (

St Peter’s Health Week

During the week beginning 14th June, children will participate in activities linked to Health and Wellbeing. They will learn about healthy lifestyles and take part in P.E and dance lessons. They will learn about the importance of good mental health and will take part in mindfulness lessons. Children will study relationships during ‘God’s Loving Plan’ lessons, which are differentiated for each primary. This is also Walk to School Week and we ask that you encourage your children, where possible to walk/cycle/scooter to school. Classes will have sports days on the grass area in our playground throughout this week. We hope that your child has lots of fun!

Mental Health Fun Day

From the generous proceeds raised from our mental health awareness activities, the nursery and each class will be treated to a magician show and a silent disco on Friday 11th June.  Uniform should be worn as normal on this day.  Thank you

P7 Confirmation

Congratulations to all of our children who recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Peter’s Church.  Thank you to Fr Andrew and the parishioners who helped to make the occasion special for all of the children and their families.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all of our pupils who recently received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in St Peter’s Church. Thank you to Fr Andrew and the parishioners who helped to make these occasions special for the children and their families.

P7 Raffle Winners

Primary 7 Raffle

Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and supported the Primary 7’s during their fundraising.

Congratulations to our winners:

Abercorn Tyre Co – Shay (P4)

The Dog Lassie – Orianna (Nursery)

K9 Way – Caleb L (P6/7)

Bel Cibo Box – Niamh B (P5/6)

Baillies Photograph Slate – Lacie (P4/5)

Rachel Griffin Hair – Charlie McP (P1)

Baillies Personalised Cushion – Kieran C (P4/5)

Rachel Griffin Hair – Grace (P4/5)

Inflated Dreams Balloons – AJ (P6/7)

Baillies Personalised Pyjamas – Jaxen E (P1)

Baillies Personalised Cushion – Max C (p5/6)

Party Like A King – Freddie (Nursery)

Baillies Hoodie and T-Shirt – Mrs. Everett

Hannah Gormley Eyebrows – Mialena C (P5/6)

Balance Prep Meals – Aiden O’Malley (p1/2)

Glenbun – Aoife (P4)

David Cairney Barbering – David M (P6/7)

Glenbun – Mrs. Tannahill

The Girls Boutique – Darcie (P1)

Bee’s Weaves – Quinn (P3)

Gemma Lowe Hair – Joe (P4/5)

Airhead Balloons – Ben (P1)

Flower Shop Elderslie – Logan (Nursery)

Under Pressure Driveway Clean – Maisie (P7)

Baillies Baby Set – Aiden O’Neil (P1)

Gift Box – Layla V (P1)

Renfrewshire Council’s ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ June 2021

Saint Peter’s Primary School are taking part in the ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ campaign organised by Renfrewshire Council. We are having a ‘Big Clean Up’ during the month of June. Children in Primaries 1-3 will have a chance to use the litter pickers within the school grounds during Health Week. Primaries 4 – 7 will have the opportunity to go out into the local area to help tidy up. School staff will accompany the children. If you would not like your child to participate, please contact the school office as soon as possible.

Active Schools Activity Day

A big thank you to the Active Schools Coaches for a great day today. Despite the weather, all classes took part in the outdoor activities and enjoyed their allotted activities.


Primary 7 had a great day taking part in special activities with the active schools coaches!  Activities included fire lighting, frisbee golf, team building and night line.


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.

Please read our letter for more information

Thank you for your continued contribution.

Virtual Kilt Walk

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.

Spring Tea Party

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.

Spring Tea Party (Poster)

Inspired 2021 Art competition winners

Congratulations to everyone who entered this years Inspired 2021 Art competition, Renfrewshire Leisure will be showcasing all of the work that was submitted.

However, two of our pupils, Joseph Fabiani in P2/3 and Ryan Cartwright in P6/7,  have received a highly commended certificate for their entries. Congratulations and well done to both of them.

Playing with Tornadoes_Joseph _p2_St Peters primary

Normality_Ryan_P6_St Peters primary