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Parent Council Meetings

Parents and carers are always welcome to come along to Parent Council meetings. Along with parents representing your child’s class, meetings are attended by senior management of the school, a teacher rep, Afty management and any parent/carer who wants to find out what’s happening!

If you wish to raise an issue, contact your year rep (see Contact Us page) or Jane Grove (chair) or Alison Mussett (secretary) to have your item added to the agenda, or come along on the night. The next few meetings scheduled for this year are:

  • Wednesday 16th January
  • Wednesday 20th February
  • Wednesday 20th March

Meetings are held in the school Dining room from 7.30-9pm.

Christmas Fayre – Thank you!

We raised £2818.66 at the Xmas Fayre last Friday. The money will go towards ongoing playground improvements.

We’d like to thank the following people, shops and businesses who donated items for the raffle and auction –

  • Martin Boyce
  • Theatre Studio
  • Ian Campbell
  • Play, Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • An Clachan Cafe
  • House for an Art Lover
  • Brenda Muir
  • Mark Hill Hairdressing
  • Rage
  • Coia
  • Jasmine
  • Pizza Magic
  • Pampas
  • Daniel Footwear
  • Jelly Hill
  • Top Tier
  • Kelvin Pharmacy
  • Sainsbury’s
  • George Mewes Cheese
  • Three Steps to Heaven
  • Kind Regards
  • Gilbride Pharmacy
  • Clan Skates
  • Love It Again
  • Cottonrake Bakery
  • John Hendry Photography
  • Annmarie Burns Lochrie
  • Peters West End Restaurant

Thanks to everyone who helped – to all the people who donated or made items for the Fayre, those who came in before hand to sort the donations or helped out at stalls, the parents who asked shops and businesses for donations, and to everyone who came along. Thanks also to the helpers at the school, the teachers, the buddies, Joe for his help moving all those tables and the pupils.

Happy Christmas!

Silent Auction at the Christmas Fayre tomorrow (Fri 7th)

We’re going to run the following items in a silent auction.

If you are interested in bidding, either email Alison Mussett before Friday morning, or come along on Friday afternoon and fill in a bidding form.

You should say which item you are interested in bidding for, and the amount you are willing to pay.  The highest bidder at 3.15pm on Fri 7 Dec will win the item.  If you don’t win you don’t have to pay.  All bids are confidential.
MARTIN BOYCE art work  
2011 Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce has made for our auction a Wooden Wall Piece – 1 curved plywood ‘leaf’ approx 20cm x 10cm.   It will be similar to the leaf in the picture which was part of a piece with 3 ‘leaves’ shown in Berlin and sold Frieze Art Fair.
PLACE AT THEATRE STUDIO February holiday project
Mon 11 – Wed 13 Feb, 10am – 4pm
A place at the 3 day workshop with drama, singing, music and dance culminating in a performance on the last day on the theme of “The Wild West”.  Suitable for all Primary school age kids.  Theatre Studio run term time and mid term sessions, for more information see

(Value:  £55)
Fitting every panto tradition into 45 mins, “Aladdin and Wee Jeanie” is the latest in a line of hugely popular xmas shows.  Comes with a free pie and drink.
(Value:  £25)
Donated by Ian Campbell who sells rackets at the Western Tennis Club (  Wilson racket suitable for up to about 10 years old.
(Value:  approx. £20)

The Raffle includes items such as a Luxury Hamper and vouchers for hairdressers, restaurants and cafes, designer clothes shop and concert tickets.  You can buy tickets at the Xmas Fayre either in the main hall or you can also purchase them in the café which is in the Dining Hall.
A final reminder….
Please bring any donations for the Fayre to the school tomorrow morning (Thurs) as we set up the stalls on Thursday ready for Friday morning.  Baking items should be brought to the hall on Friday morning.
Thank you!

Christmas Fayre – this Friday

Five days and counting. The excitement is building! See the post below for how you can help and where to take donations. We’re still looking for a few more volunteers to help on the day. If you could spare a few hours contact Linda McCormick.

For P1 parents and others new to the school, a wee “guide to the Christmas Fayre” may be in order. Your child will visit the Fayre with their class teacher in the morning and have the opportunity to make purchases. Sending them with a purse and a few pounds in small change (10p and 20p coins would be helpful) will enable them to buy toys, books, cupcakes etc. or try their hand at some of the “guess the…” challenges. Giving them a carrier bag to put their items in can also be a good idea. Please label purses and bags with your child’s name and class.

From 1.30-3.15pm parents and family have the opportunity to take a look around the fayre. The stalls will be in the gym and there will be a café in the dining room. You can collect your child from their class and they can then accompany you around the stalls. This is a great chance to make gift purchases and maybe some decorations from the craft stall as well as giving the raffle and auction a go. It’s thirsty work, so why not take a break in the Christmas Fayre café?

The raffle and auction will be drawn at 3pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Fayre (7 Dec) – What to do with your donations

Auction & Raffle Prizes?
Do you have anything we could use as auction or raffle prizes, or do you have any food or drink items we could put in our luxury hamper?
Drop off any raffle or auction prizes into the school office Mon 3 – Thur 6 Dec.
What to do with your Jam Jars
Please take off the labels and fill your jam jars with small sweets or toys or a mixture of both.  We’ll be selling them for £2.  If you can, you can make them look festive.  No nuts please. Drop off donations Mon 3 – Thur 6 Dec in the basement.
Toys, Kids DVDs & books, Craft Donations
Please donate only kids DVDs and books.  Adult DVDs and books don’t sell and we have to then take them to a charity shop.  Please drop any donations off Mon 3 – Thur 6 Dec to the basement.
Gift items
Our gift stall is one of the most popular, and we’d welcome any gift items or unwanted presents including items such as jewellery, nail varnish and perfumes.  Drop off Mon 3 – Thur 6 in the basement.
Home Baking
All items welcome, from chocolate crispies, or chocolate dipped mashmallows to sell to kids for 20p, to lovely cupcakes for the cafe.  Please remember no nuts in the baking.  Please drop off any home baking on Fri 7 Dec morning in the School Gym Hall where the Xmas Fayre will take place.
We’ll be running a silent auction at the xmas fayre this year of
–       A sculpture by 2011 Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce
–       Childs tennis racket
–       Place on Theatre Studios February Project
More details to follow next week
Christmas Fayre will be open to parents/carers from 1.30pm – 3.15pm on Fri 7 Dec.
Please make all the efforts of everyone involved worthwhile, by helping us raise as much money as we can.
Thank you and see you at the Christmas Fayre!

St Andrew’s Ceilidh

Friday 30th November, 7-10pm, Partick Burgh Halls

Hurry, hurry! If you haven’t got your ticket request in yet there’s still time but don’t delay as the ceilidh is always a really popular event. Tickets £4 for adults, £2 for children are available from Jane in the playground (mostly at 3.15 rather than in the morning). Donations to the party food buffet and raffle gifts for children or adults gratefully received.