October Newsletter

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Latest News | No Comments


Dear Parent/Carer


October Newsletter


I have some information to share with you.


Eid al-Adha

We hope that all of our children and families who celebrated Eid over the weekend had a very happy time.  Eid-ul-Fitr took place during our summer holidays.

We would like to have an opportunity to value and recognise the importance of Eid for our Muslim families and so this Friday 10 October we would like to invite all of the children to come in their party clothes and/or their Eid clothes.

Teachers will have class/stage parties in the afternoon.  If you want your child to bring in snacks for sharing these will be distributed at the end of the day.  Please remember – NO NUTS.

Thank you for your cooperation with this.


Diwali will take place on Thursday 23 October.  A very Happy Diwali to all of our children and families who celebrate this festival.

Our children will be learning about Rangoli patterns and will be drawing patterns with chalk in our playgrounds to celebrate Diwali in the week following Diwali.

Hallowe’en – Advance Warning

Hallowe’en is fast approaching.  Children are invited to dress up for Hallowe’en on 31 October – and teachers will provide Hallowe’en activities on the Friday afternoon.

The children in P1-P3 will have a fancy dress parade and all classes will have dookin’ for apples (the school will provide the apples).  Children should not bring in any food.

Enrolment Week

Glasgow City Council has brought forward the dates for enrolment and registration for new entrants.  Enrolment week this session is now week beginning 10 November.

We will be writing separately about this but our two enrolment sessions will be:

Monday 10 November 1:30-3pm


Wednesday 12 November 9:30-11:30am

Parent Forum 7-9pm Monday 20 October

We have been asked to inform you that the Parent Council have called a Parent Forum meeting on Monday 20 October (first day back) to discuss the additional proposal put forward by Glasgow City Council as part of the public consultation.

The amended proposal is Kelvin Park Early Years Centre would not be closed.  Additional teaching spaces would be provided within Hillhead High School in order to provide Hillhead Primary School with flexible space.

All parents are welcome to attend.  The meeting will take place in the Dinner Hall starting at 7pm.

I hope you all have a very enjoyable October Break.

School reopens at 9am on Monday 20 October.

Best Wishes
Francis Donaghy

Head Teacher