West Lothian Council Surveys

Find below a survey from West Lothian Council that we would encourage you to complete by Friday 29th January.

West Lothian Council would like to hear from parents/carers about their experiences of supporting their children to learn from home during this period of remote learning.

We appreciate all you are doing and your feedback will help us to continue to support our schools and families at this time. For more information or support, please get in touch with your child’s school. They are there to help. Our telephone support service is also available for West Lothian families. We are here to listen and support you – 01506 283130

There are 7 questions and it should take 2-3 minutes to complete. If you have more than one child, please complete a survey form for each of your children in turn.

Thank you.

Parents: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=oyzTzM4Wj0KVQTctawUZKZrs4PcouytMv6A2R0y6TENURVpFS1A2MlVRTFRWU0g5Qk9DMEtXNk9QVy4u


Teach Your Monster to Read – Free App


To help you get back into the swing of things, we’re making Teach Your Monster to Read free to download from Wednesday.

We know it’s been a very challenging year and we hope to help out a little by giving you the entire series of award-winning literacy games for nothing.

The not-for-profit app is approved by the government’s DfE Hungry Little Minds campaign and has been played by over 22 million kids across the world.

Once downloaded, there’s nothing else to pay. Please let your friends know so we can help their kids learn to read too.

Oh, and if you want to play across a few devices, make sure you sign up for a free account at teachyourmonstertoread.com first.

Download your Teach Your Monster to Read app between Weds September 16th and Tues September 22nd 2020: 

Infant Playground Arrangements from Thursday 9th September 2020

Good afternoon.


Please note the arrangements for morning drop off.

The playground has been zoned off into 3 sections; red, blue and green.  We ask that you direct your child/children to these zones at morning drop off.   School staff will be available in the playground to direct and assist.


Primary 1, Miss Mc Cullagh, Blue Zone

Primary 2/1, Mrs Warner, Red Zone

Primary 2, Mr Benyon, Green Zone 


We thank you in advance, for your continued support.

The Infant Department


Good afternoon.

Weather permitting, PE will continue to take place outdoors. On PE days children should come to school in their PE Kit.   They should wear their, school polo shirt, school sweatshirt, dark coloured joggers/leggings and trainers as there will be no facility for changing.

PE days are as follows:

P1 Monday /Thursday

P2 Monday/Wednesday

P2/1 Monday/ Thursday

P3 Wednesday/Thursday

P4/3 Tuesday/Thursday

P4 Tuesday/Thursday

P5 Monday/Thursday

P5M Monday/Thursday

P6 Monday/Wednesday

P7 Thursday



First Week

Good afternoon.

Now that we have all completed our first week back at school, it is great to be able to say it has been a huge success.  The children have settled well in their new classes and routines.  The school is buzzing with a hive of activity, in class and in the playground.  We are all very excited about the great things we are going to achieve in the new school year.

We thank you for your perseverance and patience at this time.

Have a fantastic weekend.

St. Joseph’s, school staff.

Primary 1, Primary 2/1 and Primary 2 Updated Dismissal Arrangements.

Good evening.

Dear parents/carers.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation, as we implement the staggered end to the school day for the children of our  infant department.  We appreciate it takes more time than usual. However, it is an essential requirement to ensure the safety of all.  As such, we would like to remind parents/carers of the arrangements for dismissal.

The children will be dismissed in the following order;

P2- Mr Benyon, followed by P1- Miss McCullagh and finally, P2/1- Mrs Warner.  Please stand back from the allocated dismissal zone until it is your child’s turn to be collected. Staff will inform you when it is your turn to move forward and collect your child.

There will be a clearly marked waiting area, located on the grass, at the Zebra crossing, in front of the large gates, leading to the top staff car park.   We ask that you adhere to physical distancing requirements around the school building.

Signage will be in place to remind parents of the arrangements and staff will be available to assist.

Thank you for your continued support at this time.

School Staff