ParentPay Instructions- added 01.09.21
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Mrs Innes has been working hard to create wonderful weekly newsletters to share the latest information, and celebrate our fantastic Calderwoodies and their wonderful achievements.
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Session 2020/2021 - No.8 04.12.20
Session 2020/2021 - No.7 26.11.20
Session 2020/2021 - No.6 29.10.20
Session 2020/2021 - No.5 22.10.20
Session 2020/2021 - No.4 01.10.20
Session 2020/2021 - No.3 17.09.20
Session 2020/2021 - No.2 10.09.20
Session 2020/2021 - No. 1 01.09.20
Letters Home and First Week Back - added 20.08.21
What a busy first week back we have had at Calderwood! It has been a super week, and the session is off to a great start. Please check schoolbags over the weekend for the following important letters, and where letters are not individualised, you can the click on the link below to have a read.
Calderwood Information about Returning to School - added 13.08.21
Please click here to read additional guidance for our return to school on Monday, including groups for our staggered start and finish times. Also, please click here to read a letter from NHS Lanarkshire outlining the new process for dealing with Covid cases in schools. We look forward to welcoming all our Calderwoodies back for the new session!
Calderwood Leavers Video- added 23.06.21Our P7 pupils have been preparing to leave Calderwood and have created a video of their favourite memories to share with everyone and to keep as a momento. They have also prepared a fantastic musical video too! Please click on the images below to view the videos.
End of Term Celebration and Awards Ceremony, Wednesday 23rd June- added 23.06.21
Calderwood's Virtual End of Term Award Ceremony took place on Wednesday 23rd June. Sadly, we couldn't celebrate our achievements with our wider community so instead we have created a video to share with you all which gives a glimpse of everything the learners at Calderwood have been upto, and achieved, this year. At the end, we have also included the winners of our awards. Please click on the image below to view the End of Term Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Enjoy!
SLC Composite Class Leaflet for Parents- added 23.06.21
Please click here to read South Lanarkshire Council's leaflet on composite classes. This is a guide for parents/ carers explaining what a composite class is, how they are formed and many other questions you might have regarding a composite class.
Shorts and Shades Fun Day Friday 11th June - added 04.06.21Please click here to read an important leaflet from our Parent Council about our 'Shorts and Shades' Fun Day that they have organised for us on Friday 11th June. Children can come to school in their shorts and shades - anything goes, and they will be able to take part in a day of fun planned for by our Parent Council, and delivered by our class teachers. If possible, our Parent Council are kindly asking for donations to be made to the Parent Council as a way of fundraising for the school. More information is contained within the leaflet. We are looking forward to a day of summer fun, and hopefully the sun still shines!
May Bank Holiday - added 24.05.21
Just a wee reminder that the school will be closed on Friday 28th May and Monday 31st May for the bank holiday and will re-open on Tuesday 1st June. We wish all our Calderwoodies and their families a relaxing long weekend and hopefully the sun will come out!
New Lunch Menu, Week beginning Monday 26th April - added 22.04.21The new spring/summer lunch menu launches this Monday, 26th April - click here to view the full menu. Please take some time to go through this with your child as the new menu has some changes with tasty new options and changes of tray colours for some of our usual options.
May Bank Holiday - added 24.03.21
A little reminder that the school will be closed on Friday 28th May and Monday 31st May for the bank holiday. We wish all our Calderwoodies a relaxing long weekend and hopefully the sun will come out!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - P1-3 Returning to School - added 18.02.21Please click here to read an important letter from Mrs Innes about the return to school for our Primary 1-3 children next week (Monday 22nd February). The letter contains important information about pick up and drop off times, as well as information about temporary changes to our lunch provision. Although we will be happy to get back into school, we have to strengthen our rigour around risk mitigation, especially given the increased transmission risk with the new variant. This is not a return to 'normal' - we need to find a 'new normal' where we are doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of pupils, staff and families. We thank you in anticipation for your patience, support and understanding around these matters.
Changes to our Home Learning Provision - added 04.02.21Please click on the links below to read some important information about changes to our Home Learning provision. The changes have been made as a result of the feedback we received from our parents, carers, learners and staff. We are overwhelmed by the positive comments that our Home Learning provision has received and have made a few tweaks that we hope will address some of the issues raised. All changes in the letter will begin next Thursday 11th February.
Emergency Childcare for Keyworkers Enrolment Form Ferbruary 11th - 19th - added 04.02.21
Please click here to download and complete a form requesting emergency childcare. This is for completion if all adults in the household are keyworkers and there are no other childcare options available for February 11th - 19th. Please return it by Friday 5th February, either with your child or by email to Mrs Innes at email@example.com
Emergency Childcare for Keyworkers Enrolment Form February 8th -10th - added 29.01.21
In these exceptional circumstances, South Lanarkshire Council is providing a limited childcare service for the children of key workers whose parents are critical to supporting front line Covid-19 response during the February school holiday (from Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th February). The key worker criteria has been reviewed for this short holiday period. The Rutherglen Hub will be based in Calderwood Primary School. Please note, this provision is not being run by Calderwood Primary, they will just be using our premises, so there will be no school staff present and there will be children attending from across the local area. If you wish to apply, the link to the online application form is below. Please complete by 9.30am on Monday 1st February.
Emergency Childcare for Keyworkers Enrolment From February 1st - 5th - added 27.01.21
Please click here to download and complete a form requesting emergency childcare. This is for completion if all adults in the household are keyworkers and there are no other childcare options available for February 1st - 5th. Please return it by Friday 29th January, either with your child or by email to Mrs Innes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW UPDATED Home Learning Guidance for Learners, Parents and Carers - added 14.01.21Please click on the link below to read our updated Home Learning Guidance for Parents and Carers. This outlines our revised model of home learning. We have worked very hard to come up with a plan that will provide the best home learning provision for pupils whilst also offering an element of flexibility for busy families. Please take time to read through the plan, noting the timetables for Google Meets and class sessions.
New Primary 1 August 2021 Infant Enrolment Information - added 10.01.21
Registration for children starting school in August 2021 will take place online this year. Online enrolment week will be from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd January, however the online enrolment form will be live from Thursday 14th January. Please click here to access more information on how and when to apply. We are so excited to welcome our new families and children to Calderwood.
January Return to School - added 22.12.20
Please click here to read an important letter from Tony McDaid, Executive Director of Education for South Lanarkshire Council, about our return in January. Within the letter are details for key workers and how to access a place in school for your child from 7th January. If you fall into this category (details are within the letter) , click here to download the enrolment form which must be returned to the school office by email by 6th January.
Important Letter - NHS Lanarkshire - added 13.12.20Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Parent Council - Travel Plan Survey - added 03.12.20Our Parent Council are working to prepare a travel plan for Calderwood that should help us plan improvements for better road safety around the school. By preparing a travel plan, we hope to unlock funding and support from South Lanarkshire Council to improve safe travel options for all of us. Please help by taking the time to tell us how how you travel to Calderwood and share any worries you may have that prevent use of active transport such as walking/cycling. SLC have provided surveys to support our travel plan preparations, click here for the
Christmas Card Order Forms - added 29.10.20Hopefully you should all have received your Christmas Card order form home with your child. If you would like to order cards, please complete and return your form by 5th November. Orders must be paid through Parent Pay. As we are now a cashless school, no cash should be sent into school. If you need help ordering, please contact the school office who will be happy to help in any way they can.
School Playground - Drop Off Changes - added 26.10.20A gentle reminder, as of today, our playground will be a 'drop-and-go' zone and parents of P2-7 children will not be able to wait at the lines. Our playground is staffed from 8.50am, and there is a designated 'waiting area' for pupils who are a 9.05am bell at the pitch area. This will help keep the playground as clear as possible for parents and carers to walk through. Please also vacate the playground as soon as you have picked up your child/children. Thank you for your support with this.
Letters Home and the return of 'Tuesday Newsday' - added 01.09.20
Please check school bags tonight for some important homework for grownups! You will receive a pack of letters which must be updated or completed and returned to school as soon as possible. Also, click on the links below to read a letter from Professor Jason Leitch, to all parents and carers in Scotland. There is also a flowchart we have put together from NHS guidance which you might find useful if you are trying to make a decision about whether your child is well enough to attend school. We know that this is often a difficult judgement call, especially in current circumstances.
Holiday Weekend - 24.09.20
Staggered Start and Finish Times - added 14.08.20
To help us get off to a positive, safe start on Monday, we have planned staggered start and finish times - alongside breaks and lunches - to allow safe movement around the school and social distancing in the playground. These plans have been drawn up as part of our establishment risk assessment and in reference to both Scottish Government and SLC guidance. Please read in more detail the letter here. We are working hard to ensure a safe return to school for pupils and staff. We will be reviewing these measures on a regular basis and will make adjustments as necessary. Your cooperation and support is greatly appreciated.
Calderwood Primary School - August Return Information - added 05.08.20
Virtual Tour of Calderwood Primary - added 22.06.20
In order to prepare our Calderwoodies for their return to school in August, please take a look at this interactive virtual tour of our school. Click on the arrows, information icons and sound icons for more information. We hope you find this useful!
P7 Pupils and Parents - Stonelaw High School Transition Event - added 11.06.20
Please check the 'This Week at Calderwood' section of our website (across the page) for your weekly update from Mrs Innes in the form of our weekly newsletter, the Calderwood Chronicle. This weeks edition includes a Q&A section based on the First Minister's announcement last week about the reopening of schools, and what this will mean for us at Calderwood.
Distance Learning Update - added 13.05.20
Please take some time to read our updated Distance Learning Guidance for Parents and Carers. We have taken into consideration feedback from our Parent Council and wider Parent Forum to make some changes to the delivery of distance learning through Google Classroom. All is explained in the guidance. If you have any further feedback or ideas, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Information for P7s Heading to Stonelaw
If your child is due to attend Stonelaw High School in August, please check out their website for new transition information.
A Special Welcome .... Calling all new Primary 1 children due to start in August 2020
Welcome to Calderwood! Please click on the link below where you will find a letter for your little one, our future Calderwoodie, welcoming them to school. There is also a letter for parents with instructions on downloading our school App. Although we are not able to have the transition we had planned for your child, please be reassured that we will do our best to make their transition to Calderwood a positive one with lots if exciting updates, videos and activities coming your way very soon!
Read All About It!!! - New Edition of the Calderwood Chronicle is here!
Click here to get your weekly news update! Be sure to check here weekly for new updates and remember to keep sending in your stories, photos and thank yous so we can continue to celebrate all of our amazing Calderwoodies!
Lockerbie Manor 17th - 21st February
We wish all of our Primary Seven's an amazing week at Lockerbie Manor. They will be accompanied this year by Mrs Ring, Mrs Bloomer, Miss Turpin and Mr David Sampson and we know they will have a fabulous time too! We can't wait to see all of the pictures and hear all of their stories from their residential trip. Keep an eye on our school Twitter feed for regular updates.
Thinking Day - Friday 21st February
On Friday 21st February we will be celebrating Thinking Day by inviting all pupils to come to school dressed in club uniforms (Brownies, Guides, BB, judo, etc.) if they wish. The idea is to celebrate the wide range of interests our pupils have beyond school.
As I am sure you will be aware, there are long-standing issues with driving and parking around our school. With this in mind, we would like to remind everyone of the following: