Primary 7 Trip to Locherbie - addedd 20.02.23
Our Primary 7s are off on their residential trip to Lockerbie Manor today. Look out for updates on our Twitter page! .
School Newsletter - added 02.02.23
Please click here to read our latest newsletter. Paper copies were sent home in school bags today.
Planned Industrial Action - added 01.02.23
The school will be closed to pupils on Friday 3rd February 2023. School will reopen on Monday 6th February.
New Primary 1 August 2023 Infant Enrolment Information - added 09.01.23
Registration for children starting school in August 2023 will take place online. Enrolment week will be from Monday16th to Friday 20th January and the online enrolment form will be live from Monday 9th 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.
Happy New Year and Welcome Back - added 09.01.23
We are looking forward to welcoming our Calderwoodies back on Monday 9th January 2023! We are all excited for the new term ahead!
lanned Industrial Action - added 23.12.22
The school will be closed to pupils on Tuesday 10th January. School will reopen on Wednesday 11th January.
Early Closure Plan for Parents and Carers- added 20.12.22
Please click here to read our updated early closure plan for adverse weather.
Latest Newsletter- added 20.12.22
Please click here to read our latest newsletter.
Letter from NHS Lanarkshire and the Department of Public Health regarding Group A Streptococcal - added 07.12.22
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire and the Department of Public Health about group A streptococcal infections (including scarlet fever) and the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Calderwood Parent Council Christmas Fair - added 02.12.22
We are so excited that our Christmas Fair is back this year thanks to our wonderful Parent Council. Please come along on Saturday 3rd December from 10am - 2pm to enjoy some festive cheer with lots of local stalls, home baking and Santa's grotto to enjoy. See you there!
Potential Industrial Action - added 17.11.22
Please click here to read an important letter about the industrial action planned for Thursday 24th November.
Reading Book Plea - We Need Your Help - added 03.11.22
Important Dates - added 17.11.22
Please click here to find a list if important upcoming school dates - more information will be sent in our newsletter which is coming soon.
Odd Socks Day Tuesday 15th November 2022 -added 11.11.22
Our 'Diversit-eers' from Room 11 are asking all children in the school to wear odd socks on their feet on Tuesday 15th November 2022. The idea is that everyone's socks will be diffierent which will visually showcase how we are all unique inside and out. This is to mark the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week, which I am sure you will agree is tremendously important.
P1, P2 and P3 'A Book, A Brew and A Bite' Events - added 03.11.22
We are delighted to be returning to in person BookBug and Read,Write Count bag launches for our Primary 1, 2 and 3 children. You are invited to come along to your childs stage session on the date below to join your child in receiving their BookBug or Read, Write, Count Bag from Scottish Booktrust. At the event, you will be able to listen in to one of their storybooks being read and join them in playing some games from their fun filled bags - as well has having a wee cup of tea. All P1 -3 children came home with a letter tonight, so if you can make it, please return the tear off slip. Event times are as follows...
Primary 3 - Tuesday 15th November at 2.15pm
Primary 2 - Wednesday 16th November at 2.15pm
Primary 1 - Thursday 17th November at 2.15pm
Please click here to read an important letter about our school reading books. All of our children have access to a wonderful selection of book banded texts that were purchased a few years ago by our Parent Council. These cost thousands of pounds, and over recent months, our reading books are disappearing. This is because our reading books are sent home as part of homework and they are not being returned. We need your help and support to ensure that reading books are being looked after and are being returned to school. We are asking all of our Calderwood families to have a look at home for any books belonging to the school and to return them. A box will be made available at the front of the school each morning.
We are Reading School GOLD - added 28.10.22
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded our Reading School Gold Award from Scottish Booktrust. Please click here to read our latest Reading School Newsletter to find out all about it and lots of other exciting reading schools information. A massive 'Thank You' to our wonderful staff, children and parents and carers for all of their hard work helping us to achieve this prestigious award.
October Holiday - added 14.10.22
We hope all of our Calderwood families have a lovely October break. We will see you all again on Monday 24th October for a fun filled week!
ICT Refresh - Impact on ICT Provision in School - added 06.10.22
Beginning on Friday 7th October, our latest ICT refresh begins. This is a huge operation, and will potentially last until the end of next week. This will have a significant impact on our access to ICT equipment including printing, photocopying, access to emails, etc. Please do not use email to communicate any important information with us, instead contact the school office by telephone (0141 647 1277). We will do our best to minimise any disruption, but please bear with us over the course of the week. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Parents' Evenings - added 27.09.22
We are delighted to be returning to face-to-face appointments. Our Parents' Evenings will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th October, both from 5-7pm. Parents and carers will be able to book their appointments through the School Cloud system to choose a date and time that best suits you. All of our parents and carers should have received an email with the booking link. If you are having any issues, please get in touch with the school office.
Industrial Action CANCELLED - added 02.09.22
There will no longer be any industrial action from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th September. All schools will be open as normal!
Update on Industrial Action - Letter to Parents and Carers - added 01.09.22
Data Checks and EV5 Letters - added 22.08.22
Please check your child's schoolbag tonight for an envelope of very important letters - including our annual data check, EV5 form (permission for local excursions) and photography permission form. These should all be signed and returned to the school at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
Love Autism Parent Workshops - added 22.08.22
Please click here to read a letter about parent workshops that we will be hosting with Anne Love from 'Love Autism'. If you would like more information, or you would like to come along, please contact Mrs Ring at the school or via email on email@example.com
P7 Cathkin High School Curriculum Evening - added 22.08.22
Ms Sturgeon (HT) at Cathkin High has asked us to issue a letter to all of our families who live in the catchment area for Cathkin, inviting you to a Curriculum Evening on Tuesday 13th September from 7pm - 8.40pm. Please click here to read the letter. Paper copies have been issued to all P7 children.
Please click here to read an updated letter about the industrial action that will now take place on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September. Due to the level of disruption explected, South Lanarkshire Council have taken the decision to close all primary schools within the authority.
Potential Industrial Action - Letter to Parents and Carers - added 25.08.22
As you may be aware, there is currently some discussion around potential industrial action which may affect schools. Please click here to read a letter with information for parents and carers. At this moment in time, I do not know any more than is in the letter, but will keep you updated with information as it comes.
Meet the Teacher - added 23.08.22
It is so lovely to be able to invite our grown-ups into Calderwood again for our 'Meet the Teacher' event. Please pop along anytime between 4pm and 5.15pm on Thursday 1st September to meet your child's teacher and have a look around the classroom.
Staff Contact Information and PE Days - added 21.08.22
Please click here for all of our staff contact information and also click here to find our your child's PE days. Each class will have two sessions of PE per week - one indoor session and one outdoor session. It is important that your child has appropriate PE kit with them on their allocated PE days:
- Indoor PE - poloshirt, navy shorts, indoor trainers/gym shoes
- Outdoor PE - poloshirt, navy shorts/joggers/leggings and outdoor trainers. Calderwood sweatshirt/hoodie can also be worn for outdoor sessions during the colder weather.
We would ask for your support in ensuring that no branded sportswear is worn for PE and, as per SLC policy, no football colours should be worn. For health and safety reasons, jewellery should also not be worn during PE lessons. As always, thank you for your support.
Welcome Back - Start of School Session August 2022 added 15.08.22
We hope everyone has had a wonderful summer holiday! All of the staff are busy preparing for our Calderwoodies return to school on Wednesday 17th August. Please look out for the painted numbers in the school playground for our P2-P7 returning children for their lining up positions, and a reminder that our school day will return to a 9am start and 3pm finish. We are so excited for our new Primary 1 children to start on Wednesday, too. We look forward to seeing our new Calderwoodies at their allocated start times.
Our school lunch menu is resuming at Week 1 - please click here to view the menu. Primary 1 to Primary 5 children are all eligible for universal free school meals. Primary 6 and Primary 7 children do not have access to universal free school meals and all eligible children should continue to pay through Parent Pay for their meals. If any eligible child wishes to have milk with their meal, this needs to be ordered and paid for in advance via Parent Pay.
School's Out for Summer - added 24.06.22
End of Term Service - added 16.06.22
A wee reminder that school closes at 1pm today. We wish all our Calderwood families a lovely summer holidays and we will see you all in August!
We are delighted to be having our Summer Service in Stonelaw Church on Tuesday 21st June at 9.30am. We would be delighted if you could join us to celebrate what has been a fantastic year. Also, if you are planning on walking to church, we are looking for some grown ups to accompany us on our walk to the church. If you could meet us at the main entrance of the school just after 9.05am, we will allocate you to a class for the short walk to church!
School Newsletter - added 13.05.22
Please click here to read our most recent newsletter with some important dates included.
Eco Uniform - added 12.05.22
Just a wee reminder that we have lots of pre-loved uniform in school. If your child is in need of school uniform, please contact Mrs Ring by email and we can see what we have in stock (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would also like to put out a request for donations for the following iterms as we are running low...
- Blazers - all sizes
- Summer dresses - all sizes
- Polo shirts - 8-10 years
- Trousers - 8-10 years
If you have any of the above items that your child has outgrown and you would be willing to donate, please hand them into the school office. Please ensure that the items are washed beforehand. Many thanks for your continued support.
Parent Council Event - Picnic in the Playground - added 12.05.22
We are really excited to announce that our Parent Council will be hosting a fabulous 'Picnic in the Playground' event on Saturday 21st May from 12-3pm. Please click here to find out more information about the event. We hope to see our families there...it will be lovely to have a Calderwood Community event again!
May Holiday and Inservice Day - added 29.04.22
Just a wee reminder that school will be closed on Monday 2nd May as this is the May Bank Holiday. School will also be closed on Thursday 5th May to pupils, as the school is being used as a polling station for the local elections. We hope our families have a lovely long weekend.
P1 SNSA- added 19.04.22
P1 will be sitting the Scottish National Standardised Assessments during the month of May. Please click here for a copy of the information letter.
Change to Start and Finish Times for Term 3 - added 18.04.22
Looking forward to welcoming our Calderwoodies back to school tomorrow….exciting things ahead for Term 3!! Please remember our new start/finish times! Rooms 1-8 start at 8.55am and finish at 2.55pm. Rooms 9-15 start at 9.05am and finish at 3.05pm.
Primary Study Support Sessions for P5-7 Children - added 04.03.22
Please click here to see a schedule of supported study classes offered by South Lanarkshire Council teachers for ALL Second Level learners (P5-P7). If you would like your child to attend one of the sessions, please contact the school office for the Google Classroom code on 0141 647 1277.
Parents' Evening- 16th and 17th March 2022- added 22.02.22
Our March Parents' Evenings will take place over a new video platform called School Cloud. Appointments can be booked by parents and carers from 4pm on Monday 28th February until Tuesday 15th March. Please click here for more information and click here for a guide on how to use the platform.
February Holiday - added 11.02.22
We wish all of our Calderwoodies a lovely long weekend. Just a reminder that school is closed Monday and Tuesday for the February holiday, and Wednesday is an In-service Day for staff. The school will reopen to our pupils on Thursday 17th February! Have a great time!
Extra Curricular Clubs- added 07.02.22
Letters are currenlty being issued for the extra curricular clubs being run this term. All the clubs will begin the week of 21st February and will run for either a 5 or 6 week block. The exception to this is the Gardening Club which will start at the beginning of March and a letter will be out shortly.
Full of Beans- SLLC- added 07.02.22
Please click here for more information on the Full of Beans Club being run by SLLC for children 18 months to 5 years old.
Reading School Newsletter - added 03.02.22
Please click here to read our first Reading School newsletter - highlighting all the great work happening in Calderwood to encourage our Calderwoodies to develop a love of reading and reap all the associated benefits, alongside tips on how you can suport your child at home. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact Mrs Kirkland at email@example.com
New P1 August 2022 Enrolment Week - added 07.01.22
We can't believe it's almost time to welcome new Calderwoodies to our school. Registration for all new Primary 1 children will go live on Monday 10th January. All parents of children who will turn 5 by February 2023 must complete the online registration form. Please click here to access more information from South Lanarkshire Council about enrolling your child for school and for the online registration link. We can't wait to meet you!
Delayed Start - Friday 07.01.22
Please note that due to adverse weather this morning we will have a delayed start of 10am. Thank you for your support!
Christmas Newsletter- added 08.12.21
Please click here to find the Christmas Newsletter which gives information regarding the Christmas Lunch, Christmas Sing-a-long and Christmas parties. Please click here for a copy of the Christmas Lunch menu which will take place on Wednesday 15th December.
Parent Council - Santa Dash and Dauner Saturday 4th December - added 02.12.21
The Parent Council have organised a Santa Dash and Dauner fundraising event for our Calderwood families. This will be their Calderwood Community event of the festive season and we'd love you to get involved. They are asking people to pre-register so that they have an idea of numbers (Covid compliant Santa packs) and they've tried to make it as easy as possible. Just drop them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name, class, how many are participating (adults/siblings), which event you are participating in - you can do both, and whether or not they have photograph permission. To complete the registration, please head onto ParentPay www.parentpay.com and pay the relevant amount for the particpants in your family: Adults £3, Children £1.50 and Family (2 adults/2 children £7. This will allow them to cover the costs and allow a small amount of fundraising. Everyone who registers will get a participant pack with a Santa hat, certificate, nag and sweet treat. Whether your dashing or daunering, you're doing your bit for the school and we appreciate that. Thank you!
Covid-19 - Letter to Parents and Carers - added 02.12.21
Please click here to read an important letter from Mrs Innes. As you may have gathered from the increasing number of letters being sent out from NHS Lanarkshire, we are once again seeing a rise in Covid cases within Calderwood. In school, we are continuing to work very hard to ensure a safe environment for pupils and staff. Please read the letter to understand how you can support us to minimise the risk of spreading Covid further within our community.
Christmas Sing-a-long- added 23.11.21
We are planning to try something a bit different for Christmas to get you all in the Christmas spirit and spread a little cheer. Please click here for the more information regarding the Christmas Sing-a-long events we will be hosting outside during the week beginning the 13th December.
Parent Council Events- added 23.11.21
The Parent Council are organising a Quiz Night for Parents and Carers at Cambuslang Rugby Club on Friday 26th November at 7.30pm. Please click here to see the leaflet and information on buying a ticket for the event. They are also organising a Santa Dash and a Dauner which will take place in the school grounds on Saturday 4th December at 11am. Please click here for more information.
Dress Down Day- added 23.11.21
The pupils are being invited to dress down on Friday 26th November. They can come to school dressed in comfortable clothes with festive fun hair or a hat! Instead of asking for a monetary donation, the Parent Council are instead looking for donation for a raffle/ tombola. Please click here for more information.
P7 SNSA- added 09.11.21
Over the coming weeks, P7 will be sitting the Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA). Please click here for the information leaflet giving more information regarding the assessments.
Switch Off Fortnight Ambassador School- added 01.11.21
As a Switch Off Fortnight Ambassador School, we have committed to educating our students about energy and climate change, engaging our whole school community in saving energy and measuring our carbon savings to demonstrate our commitment to working towards net zero. P5, Room 10 are leading the school as ambassadors and will be showcasing their learning at their assembly this month. They have also be participating in activities around COP26. Pupil Equity Fund Participatory Budgeting 2021/22- added 19.10.21
Every school in Scotland is annually given an additional amount of funding by the Scottish Government called the Pupil Equity Fund. This money is given to schools to spend on resources with the aim of closing the poverty-related attainment gap. As part of South Lanarkshire Council’s commitment to participatory budgeting, we have set aside £5,500 of this money to be spent solely on priorities identified by our pupils and parents/carers. We are looking for a focus group of parents and carers to consult with us on how to spend this money. We will meet via Zoom on Wednesday 27th October at 4.30pm. If you wish to participate in this focus group then click here to complete the Google form.
Beat the Street Halloween Parade- added 19.10.21
To celebrate the end of Beat the Street we are planning to have a whole school Halloween parade walk on Wednesday 27th October. Children can come to school dressed in their Halloween costume (please no masks) and we will head out in our classes on a route that will see us tap as many boxes as possible – down Buchannan Drive, into Overtoun Park and back again. In order for this to happen, we need as many parent/carer volunteers as possible. If you are available between 1.30pm and 2.50pm on Wednesday 27th October, can you please email Mrs Kirkland/Mrs Combe at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to confirm arrangements. Click here to read the letter.
SLLC Classes (October- December)- added 18.10.21
South Lanarkshire Leisure have launched their new programme for October to December. Click here for more information.
Good to Grow Morrisons Vouchers - added 08.10.21
As a school we have signed up to the Morrisons Good to Grow Campaign running from 6th September to 24th October. This initiative is that for every £10 you spend (in store or online) at Morrisons, you will get a Grow Token to help our school get everything we need to get growing. You have to download the My Morrisons app to start collecting your Grow Tokens and remember to swipe your My Morrisons card at the checkout to earn the points. You can then go on to the app and choose our school to donate your Grow Tokens to.
P1 Photograph- added 05.10.21
On Thursday 7th October, the P1 classes will be having a class photograph taken to go into The Evening Times newspaper. We would ask that the pupils come to school in full school uniform for this photograph. If you do not wish your child to be in the photograph, then please send an email to: email@example.com
P1 Curriculum Evening- added 05.10.21
We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the P1 Curriculum Evening and we hope that you felt it was worthwhile. To folloe up this event, we have issued a booklet containing all the information shared byt the P1 teachers so you can take your time to have a look through it, and hopefully it will answer any questions you may have. If you were unable to make it along to the evernt, we have created a YouTube link for you to watch the presentations given by the P1 teachers on Literacy, Numeracy and Play. Please click here to view the videos and click here to access the booklet. There are also FAQ available, click here.
Letter from National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch - added 16.09.21
Please click here to read a letter which we have received today from National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch to all parents and carers of children in ELC settings and school age pupils.
Accessing Google Classroom from Home - added 03.09.21
When homework is being issued for your child's class they will be given a letter containing information about homework and their Glow login. They will need these details to access Google Classroom from home. All previous passwords have been updated. Please click here for more information on how to access Google Classroom from a PC or laptop, and click here to access information on how to join from an iPad or tablet. Our 'Home Learning' section of the website also has lots of useful 'how to' video clips and more information, too. If you have any ICT related queries, please email Mrs Waddell, our ICT co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the latest edition of the Calderwood Chronicle Here!!!
ParentPay Instructions- added 01.09.21
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.
Click on the link below
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
Calderwood Primary School is now a cashless school. To purchase school ties, badges, order lunches and milk, pay for school trips or donate to fundraising events a ParentPay account is required. Please click here for instructions on how to activate your account and to order milk for your child.
Parents' Evening Letter - added 30.08.21
Sadly, due to COVID-19, we will be unable to have parents and carers in school for face to face meetings. However, we are planning telephone consultations instead which will take place over the course of September and the beginning of October. A letter was issued today to all pupils regarding these appointments, with a tear off slip to be returned to the class teacher by the end of the week (Fri 3rd Sept). A further letter will be sent home by the class teacher confirming the date, and time, of the telephone consultation for your child.
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
Start of the New School Session August 2021 - added 11.08.21
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!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our Calderwoodies back to school on Monday 16th August 2021. We are busy making plans for our pupils return and more information, specific to Calderwood, will follow shortly. In the meantime, please click here to read this very important letter from our Executive Director of Education with regards to the start of the new term.
Calderwood Leavers Video- added 23.06.21
Our 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 04.06.21
Please 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!
Summer Newsletter and Update Uniform Guidance - added 04.06.21
Please click here to read our summer term newsletter with some important information about things that are happening in school in the lead up to the summer holidays. Also, please click here to view our updated uniform guidance in preparation for children returning to school in August.
May Bank Holiday - added 24.05.21
IMPORTANT LETTER - NHS Lanarkshire - added 23.05.21
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!
Please click here to read a letter from NHS Lanarkshire following several confirmed positive cases of Covid19 in the school communty over the last couple of days. Given these cases, and the rise in infection rates in the CamGlen area, we would continue to urge both caution and vigilance. Please continue to observe guidance around school grounds and book a test if your child, or someone in your household, has symptoms - even if they are mild. Please also remember that everyone in the household should self-isolate whilst awaiting test results. Thank you for your continued support and patience.
May Bank Holiday and In-service Day - added 29.04.21
Just a wee reminder that Monday 3rd May is a bank holiday and the school will be closed. School will re-open on Tuesday 4th May. The school will then be closed to all pupils on Thursday 6th May, as this is an in-service day for staff across South Lanarkshire. The school will re-open on Friday 7th May.
Parent - Teacher Telephone Consultations - added 27.04.21
Please check schoolbags for an important letter about upcoming parent-teacher telephone consultations. Parent-teacher telephone consultations will take place over the month of May and beginning of June. However, due to the logistics of this (only two external phone lines) each class has allocated dates. All of the information about your child's class is contained within the letter. Please return the tear-off slip to your child's class teacher by Friday 30th April.
New Lunch Menu, Week beginning Monday 26th April - added 22.04.21
The 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.
Important Message from NHS Lanarkshire - added 01.04.21
We have been asked to pass on the following message from NHS Lanarkshire and the Director of Public Health.
'As the Easter holidays begin we are all being reminded of what we need to do to keep the virus at bay so we can get to level 3. Please click here to read a letter from the Director of Public Health in NHS Lanarkshire to parents to help provide an update on how to take care over the holiday period and keep families, relatives and friends safe. We are all encouraged to do our bit.'
May Bank Holiday - added 24.03.21
Spring Break - added 01.04.21
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!
Please click here to read a letter from Mrs Innes about our Easter/Spring break. A reminder that school will close at 2.25pm (Group A) and 2.30pm (Group B) on Thursday 1st April. We will re-open on Monday 19th April. We hope that all of our families have a fun, relaxing and safe break.
IMPORTANT LETTER from NHS Lanarkshire - added 30.03.21
Please click here to read an important letter for Calderwood Parents and Carers from NHS Lanarkshire following positive cases in the school.
Temporary Changes to Lunch Menu Week beginning 15th March - added 12.03.21
We sincerely apologise for the ongoing issues we are having in our school canteen at the moment. We are only able to offer one hot meal as well as a cold meal option. We are hoping this issue will be resolved quickly. Please click here to see the menu for week beginning 15th March.
Welcome Back Information for our P4-7 Children - added 12.03.21
Please click here to real a letter for all P4 to P7 parents and carers about their return to school next week. We are very much looking forward to getting back to face-to-face learning for all pupils at Calderwood. We want to take a moment to thank you all for everything you have done over the last 10 weeks to support your child's learning at home. We cannot wait to see you all.
Emergency Childcare for Keyworkers of P4-7 Children Enrolment Form March 8th -13th - added 03.03.21
Please click here to download and complete a form requesting emergency childcare for March 8th - 13th. This provision is only for families where everyone in the household is deemed a key worker and there are no alternative childcare arrangements. Please return by Friday 5th March, either with your child or it can be emailed to Mrs Innes at email@example.com
IMPORTANT LETTER - NHS Lanarkshire - added 01.03.21
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire, following a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the school which we were alerted to today. Close contacts of the confirmed case have been informed. Please remember to stay vigilent to symptoms of Covid-19, especially now that we have welcomed our P1-3 children back into the school building. If anyone in your household has a cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell, a Covid test should be booked and all members of the household should isolate until the test result comes back. Lets keep working together to keep Calderwood safe. Thank you for your support and understanding.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - P1-3 Returning to School - added 18.02.21
Please 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.
Emergency Childcare for Keyworkers of P4-7 Children Enrolment Form February 22nd - 26th - added 17.02.21
Please click here to read an important letter from Mrs Innes about changes to our emergency children care provision in light of our P1-3 children returning to school. Also click here to download and complete a form requesting emergency childcare for February 22nd - 26th. Please return it by Friday 19th February, either with your child or be it can be emailed to Mrs Innes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest Update for P1-3 and P4-7 Learners, Parents and Carers - added 17.02.21
After the First Minister's announcement, we are delighted that our P1-3 Calderwoodies will return to school on Monday 22nd February. More information about their safe return will be issued shortly. We hope that it won't be long before our P4-7 children will be able to join them. In the meantime, we have made some changes to the timings of Google Meets for our P4-7 children. Please click here to find out more.
Happy February Holiday Weekend - added 05.02.21
We wish all of our Calderwood families a lovely long weekend. You have all been working so hard, you have earned a well deserved rest. School is off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Your class teachers will see you back on Google Classroom on Thursday 11th February. Happy long weekend everyone!
Changes to our Home Learning Provision - added 04.02.21
Please 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
Home Learning Feedback Form - added 29.01.21
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 11th - 19th. Please return it by Friday 5th February, either with your child or by email to Mrs Innes at email@example.com
Please click here to read an important and reassuring letter from Mrs Innes in relation to gaining feedback on our home learning provision. Alternatively, click on the link below to access the Google Form asking for your views and opinions on our home learning provision. As always, we value the opinons of our parents and learners, and would appreciate you taking the time to complete this.
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
Home Learning Resources - added 22.01.21
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.
If you require any resources to support your child working at home, we have a trolley outside the front of the school with jotters (plain, lined and squared), pencils, rubbers and sharpeners. Please come any time between 9am and 3pm and take what yout require (please only take what you need so there is enough for everyone). There is no need to contact the school, just come along. Please note that the trolley will be outside everyday unless their is heavy rain or other weather that would ruin the resources.
NEW UPDATED Home Learning Guidance for Learners, Parents and Carers - added 14.01.21
Please 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.
Also below, is a link to read very important guidance on the use of Google Meet, which contains information around etiquette and getting the most out of the platform. Again, please take time to read this through.
Thank you for your continued support - we appreciate all that you are doing to support both the school and your child's learning at this very difficult time.
New Primary 1 August 2021 Infant Enrolment Information - added 10.01.21
Staff Contact 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.
If you wish to contact your child's class teacher directly via email, please click here to access a list of staff email addresses.
Welcome Back and Home Learning - added 08.01.21
We hope that everyone has managed to have a relaxing, if very different, break. We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone (virtually) back to Calderwood on Monday. Your child should log on to Google Classroom on Monday morning. Please click here to read the guidance we issued in October regarding whole-class home learning. We are currently updating this guidance and will be in touch with you early next week with more information.
Happy Christmas - added 22.12.20
Happy Christmas to all of our families. This has been a strange end to a strange term, but to celebrate the start of the festive break, please click here to see a celebration of our achievements for December and some jokes if you are looking for some entertainment around the dinner table. Merry Christmas!
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 13.12.20
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Important Letter - NHS Lanarkshire - added 10.12.20
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Important Letter - NHS Lanarkshire - added 08.12.20
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Calderwood Winter Wonderland Walk - added 04.12.20
There is a very important letter sent home in school bags tonight on behalf of our Parent Council. Today at our virtual assembly they launched an exciting project for all of our Calderwoodies to get involved in. How do you fancy sneaking up on Santa at the North Pole and going on your very own Winter Wonderland adventure. Check out school bags or click here to find out how the whole family can get involved in something very exciting. Should additional tear off slips be required (all will make sense when you click on the link), these can also be downloaded here. Lets get into the festive spirit....Calderwoodies, we need you! May the best stage win!!
Eco Uniform Order Form - added 04.12.20
Please remember that we are still running our Eco Uniform initiative this session. Click here to download our Eco Uniform order form. It is also saved as a quick link below. If you need anything at all, please complete the form and send it into school, or email one of the Senior Leadership Team. We are also taking donations of uniform. Please ensure clothes are laundered. They will be 'quarantined' before giving out.
Parent Council - Travel Plan Survey - added 03.12.20
Our 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
Parent Survey and here for the Pupil Survey.
Important Letter - NHS Lanarkshire - added 17.11.20
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Important Letter - NHS Lanarkshire - added 16.11.20
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Important Letter - NHS Lanarkshire - added 12.11.20
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Home Learning Guidance - added 12.11.20
Please check school bags tonight for two very important letters; a Home Learning Grid and Home Learning Guidance for Parents and Carers. The Home Learning Grid provides all of the information you will need to support your child's learning at home. We wanted parents and carers to have all of this information in one place. Please keep this information safe and update it with any changes to passwords. The Home Learning Guidance for Parents and Carers outlines every possible home learning scenario we may come across this session. The aim of the leaflet is to ensure we have shared expectations of each of these. Please click here to view the guidance leaflet. Please note: We are working on the assumption that we will remain fully 'open for business' - we just want to be planned and prepared for whatever may come our way over the course of the year.
Interim Report Card and Parent Survey - added 06.11.20
Please check school bags tonight for Interim Report Cards. We would welcome your feedback - please click here to access the link to give us your thoughts.
Christmas Card Order Forms - added 29.10.20
Hopefully 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 26.10.20
A 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.
Important Letter - NHS Lanarkshire - added 08.10.20
Please click here to read an important letter from NHS Lanarkshire.
Calderwood Pimary - Children's Absence Flowchart - added 17.09.20
Please click here to view the most recent and updated version of our absence flowchart. The important message is that if your child is showing any of the three COVID symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a sudden loss of taste or smell), they should follow the guidance in place.
Letters Home and the return of 'Tuesday Newsday' - added 01.09.20
Holiday Weekend - 24.09.20
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.
Please remember that this weekend is September Weekend, and schools will be closed on Friday 25th and Monday 28th, and Tuesday 29th September is an in-service day, which means school will be closed to pupils. This was added to the calendar to replace the in-service day lost in August. Pupils will return to school on Wednesday 30th September. School will then close from Monday 12th to Friday 16th October for the October break.
Lockdown Parental Survey - added 10.09.20
We have produced a survey for parents and carers to give us an insight into pupil’s experiences over lockdown and their return to school. We want to use this information to inform our planning and priorities for the session, for both class groups and individual pupils. Please be honest in the survey – we know how difficult the period of lockdown was for many families, and there is no judgement about whether pupils were engaging in school learning or not. The information will help us ensure we are getting things right for pupils, and allow us to plan and revise home learning, should it become necessary again in the future (for example, where pupils are having to self-isolate for any length of time).
The form can be found here: https://forms.gle/p5cdxLkqtKto7s1Q7
Please complete one form per child (if you have more than one child at Calderwood). Please complete by Friday 18th September 2020.
Letters Home - added 20.08.20
Please check schoolbags for a Welcome Newsletter, Pupil and Parent Checklist and a special letter from our Parent Council for our new Primary 1 families. Alternatively, click on the link below to view each letter.
Playground Etiquette and Morning Routine - added 14.08.20
Next week when we return to school all together for the first time, we ask that you please stick to the following guidelines:
Adults should keep a distance of 2m from each other in the playground
Thank you again for your support at this time!
- Only 1 adult should enter the playground per family
- Once you have picked up your child, please leave the playground promptly (unless you are waiting to pick up a sibling)
- If you are waiting on a sibling, please move to a quieter area of the playground
- Pupils in P5, P6 and P7 are encouraged to meet their grown up at an allocated place outwith the playground. Please ensure children are told to return to school and report to the office if their grown-up isn't at the designated meeting place
- Until further notice, the Trim Trail is out of bounds before school and after 3pm
- We are aware that some siblings will have different start and finish times at present. In order to support our families in the morning, we will have a designated 'waiting area' for pupils in the pitch area of the playground. This will be for siblings who have a later start that their brother or sister. This area will be supervised by a member of staff, therefore parents can still 'drop-and-go'
- Our playground will now be supervised from 8.50am. We would hope that this will encourage parents to 'drop-and-go'. We ask that no pupils enter the playground before 8.50am.
- Please remember that next week pupils will line up at their allocated door when their bell rings.
Staggered Start and Finish Times - added 14.08.20
New Entrance and Exit Points, August Return Information - added 11.08.20
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.
We hope that these photographs will help you identify drop off and pick up points for your child. Grown ups...please remember the 2 metre rule in our playground too. We can't wait to see all of our Calderwoodies!
Calderwood Primary School - August Return Information - added 05.08.20
Please click here to read detailed information about the welcome return of our pupils and families for next week. We are looking forward to welcoming our children back to Calderwood and seeing our new Primary 1s again. If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Latest School Return Information from South Lanarkshire Council Information - added 03.08.20
Tony McDaid, SLC Executive Director of Education Resources has shared this letter detailing plans for the re-opening of schools. We will provide specific details for Calderwood by Wednesday 5th August. Please click here to read this letter. It is also available on the news section of our school app.
A Very Special End of Term Message from Mrs Innes - added 24.06.20
Well Calderwoodies...we've made it to the end of a very strange term! Click on the link below for a very special end of term message! Also, click on the link below to watch our virtual awards ceremony for session 2019/2020. Certificates are in the post and trophies will be presented when we return to school. Well done to everyone who received an award, and a reminder that every single Calderwoodie is a superstar!
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!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Return to School August 2020 - added 19.06.20
We have posted out report cards along with a guide outlining our plans for the return to school. This is very detailed and we ask that you take time to read this thoroughly. Letters should be with you at the start of the week. Thank you for your patience!
P7 Pupils and Parents - Stonelaw High School Transition Event - added 11.06.20
Click here to read a very important letter for our Primary 7 pupils. You have been invited to a transition event in Stonelaw on Thursday 18th June from 9.15-11.15am. All of the details are included in the letter. Someone from Calderwood will be giving you a call today or tomorrow to let you know your class for S1.
P7 Parents - Stonelaw High School Google Form - added 03.06.20
Primary 7 parents and carers, Stonelaw High School have uploaded a Google form to their website which they would like parents and carers of future S1 pupils who will attend Stonelaw in August to complete if they have any questions about starting at Stonelaw. Also, the children can ask questions themselves. The link is ... http://www.stonelaw.s-lanark.sch.uk/Pupils/P7-Transition-Question-and-Answer/
Latest information regarding the reopening of schools - added 27.05.20
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!
Letter for our new P1 Letter for new parents
Read All About It!!! - New Edition of the Calderwood Chronicle is here!
Tuesday Newsday - Calderwoodies...We Need Your Help!
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!
Mrs Innes wants to continue to issue the weekly Calderwood news update (Tuesday Newsday), but we need YOUR help. She would like to hear from pupils, parents, staff and our community. Share what is going on where you are. Send in your stories, news, thank-yous and shout-outs. If you have something you would like included in the newsletter, including photos, please send them to Mrs Innes at: email@example.com. It will also include the latest news from our local authority and any updates which will impact our families. Information sent by Monday evening will be included in Tuesday's update.
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter Holidays. We appreciate that the last two weeks have been far from normal, or how we would ever have imagined they would be, but it's now time to have a couple of weeks rest and have some quality family time. For those children who have accessed the Google Classroom through their GLOW login, make sure you add the 'School Classroom' too as the Senior Management Team will be online throughout the holidays to keep you entertained and there for a chat. All of your class teachers look forward to welcoming you back on Google Classroom on Monday 20th April. Mrs Innes has written a lovely letter to our parents/carers and one for our amazing Calderwood children too. You can access this via the school app (please see details on how to download below). Happy holidays, everyone!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Childcare Provision for Key Workers
As of Thursday 26th March, South Lanarkshire Council will move to a Hub model and will operate 20 hubs across 4 geographical areas in South Lanarkshire Council. To apply for a space please log onto the council website or click here!
Keeping in Touch
Please ensure you have downloaded the Calderwood Primary School App to keep up to date with news and updates, as and when we make them. To download the app, search 'PSA' or 'PSA primaryschoolapp' in the Apple or Google Play app stores. Once you've opened up the app, just search for 'Calderwood Primary School' to see our latest news. Also, you can follow the school Twitter account for updates @calderwoodslc!
Home Learning Update - 19th March
Many of you will have heard the recent news from the Scottish Government that they plan to close schools at the end of this week. All children will be issued with Learning Packs, which include guidance on online learning via Glow and Google Classrooms. Every teacher has set up Google Classroom to issue further learning for their class. Details of how to access this is included within the Learning Packs, along with activities and weblinks. If your child is not at school, the Learning Packs will be available from the school office on Friday (from 10am - 4pm).
We are committed to maintaining our role as a community hub over the coming days, weeks and (potentially) months. Please stay in touch with us - engage in the Google Classroom activities, tag us in photographs on Twitter, send us an email just to say 'hi'. Let's keep the Calderwood Community spirit going strong!
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:
We are working hard as a school community to make Calderwood a safe place for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers but we need your help. Thank you for your support.
- No cars should be stopped or parked in the from of the car park outwith parking bays, which are for staff only. This area may be used as a drop-off only and cars should only be stopped for a matter of seconds.
- Traffic should enter and leave the car park at a slow, reasonable speed.
- There are two zebra crossings in the car park. Please approach these carefully and give pedestrians prioirty to cross.
- To ease congestion, please consider parking close to the school and walking to the playground for pick-up times.