Halloween Disco 2017

Dear Parents & Carers,

We are having our annual Halloween Disco on Thursday 26th October 2017 and invite your child to buy a ticket and come along. There will be music, dancing, party games and even dooking for apples but most of all a lot of fun will be had by everyone.

Come along in your funniest, scariest or even wackiest costume.

The tickets cost:

•£2.50 for P1 to P3 (which includes a drink and snacks during the disco)
•£3.00 for P4 to P7 (which includes a drink and snacks during the disco).
•No additional money is needed on the night.

The tickets will be on sale in school from Monday 23rd October until Thursday 26th October 2017 (that's the week back at school after the October break).

No tickets will be sold on the night.

Arrangements for dropping off and collecting your children are as follows:

P1-P3

6.15pm please drop your child off at the Dining Hall Entrance.

7.15pm please collect your child, again at the Dining Hall Entrance.

NO ENTRY WILL BE GIVEN BEFORE 6.15PM

P4-P7

7.30pm please drop your child off at the Dining Hall Entrance.

8.45pm please collect your child, again at the Dining Hall Entrance.

NO ENTRY WILL BE GIVEN BEFORE 7.30PM

In the event of wet weather, please bring a suitable change of indoor footwear for your child. We also ask that you take your child’s belongings with you and bring them back making a speedier exit for you. Should there be a change in adult dropping off and collecting we will gladly keep your child’s jacket and shoes if you will not see the other person to hand the items to them. No mobile phones, iPods, or tablets etc are allowed on the night.

Please Note: All children must be collected by an adult

If you are available and can spare an hour of your time to help out at any of the above discos, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

Maxwellton Parent Council

Thank You For Our New Bark!

Thank you to the Parent Council for topping up the bark in our Trim Trail! Funds raised by the Parent Council had been used to purchase some new bark for the children to continue to be able to play and enjoy the Trim Trail. Some willing helpers helped to rake it into place during play time today.

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September Weekend Break

Dear Parent/Carer

Maxwellton Primary and Nursery Class will be closed to all pupils on Friday 22nd September and Monday 25th September for the September weekend break.  Have a lovely time!

Welcome Back August 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back to the new term at Maxwellton Primary school for the 2017/2018 session. I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing summer and that your children are well rested and eager to get the new term started. First off, I would like to extend a huge welcome to all our new families that have joined us this month across the nursery and the primary school. Staff are looking forward to working with all familes again this year to ensure you and your children have many happy memories from your time at Maxwellton Primary school.
Maxwellton prides itself on our shared Vision and Values, which underpin everything we do. Our Vision, is for our pupils to achieve all they can in life and as always, our main priority is raising attainment and achievement across the school. We aim to accomplish this through our school Values, encouraging all our staff, pupils and parents to show ‘Respect, a commitment to Life-Long Learning, Happiness, Honesty, Trust and Fairness’, in all that they do.
If you have any ideas about ways you can support the school then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you and we’re always here to help if we can.
I hope to meet you all at our Curriculum Evening on Wednesday the 23rd of August at 6.30pm, where you will get the opportunity to hear about our school improvement plan and meet your child’s teacher.
Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards,


Kevin Gallagher
Acting Head Teacher

End of Term 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

School finishes at 1pm on Tuesday 27th June.  There will only be a school lunch provided for children who are entitled to free school meals.  The choices are as follows:

Pizza, Tuna Sandwich or Cheese Sandwich.  Please let your child/children know of the choices available.  Thank you.

Primary 1 Induction Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Please click here to view a Power Point from Mrs Helsby about our Primary 1 Transition 2017.

Spring Disco

Maxwellton Parent Council are organising a Spring Disco on Thursday 18th May.  Please click here to view full details.  Further information will be sent out next week.  Thank you.

Holiday

Dear Parent/Carer

The school & Nursery will be closed for the first May holiday on Monday 1st May 2017.  The school & Nursery will be closed to pupils on Thursday 4th May for the Election.

Thank you

Summer Diary of Events

Dear Parent/Carer

Please click here to view the Diary of Events up until the end of June 2017.  We will notify parents via email with any further additions.  Thank you.

Crazy Hair Day

Red Nose Day - Friday 24th March - School and Nursery

This Friday is Comic Relief and the Pupil Council have suggested we have a Crazy Hair Day.
All children should come to school in uniform as normal.
We would like to ask parents not to spend money on any hair products but to encourage their child to create a crazy hairstyle with what they have at home.
If you wish to donate to Comic Relief, the Pupil Council are going to collect loose change donations from classes and the Nursery.

Thank you from The Pupil Council

Maxwellton Book Day - Sponsored Event

Dear Parents/Carers

As part of out Literacy Strategy for raising attainment, the Pupil Council have decided to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March.  The aim is to promote a love of literacy, especially reading.  The Pupil Council have planned a day of exciting events!!

please click here to see what's on!

School Holiday

Maxwellton Primary School & Nursery Class will be closed on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th February for a holiday and closed on Wednesday 15th as this is an in-service day for staff.

Have a good break!

P6 Visit to Calderglen High School

Our Primary 6 pupils recently visited the Science department at Calderglen High School and had a wonderful time learning about circuits from the S5 Lab pupils.

please click here for photographs of the lab

Walking Club

Some Primary 1, 2 and 3 pupils have been enjoying our lunch time walking club ran by our student teacher Miss Brolley and overseen by Miss White. Thank you also to Ms Aitken for helping with the club too!!

please click here  to view photographs from the club

Belfast Trip Parents Meeting

Dear Parent/Carer

Our primary 5 pupils and some in primary 7 are going on a visit to Belfast on Friday 10th February.  A meeting will be held in the school on Wednesday 25th January to discuss the itinerary and to answer any questions.  We look forward to seeing you there.

P5 Cake 'n ' Candy - Friday 3rd February

All pupils are invited to Primary 5 Cake 'n' Candy cafe on Friday 3rd February.  This is pay at the door and costs £1.50 per pupil.  All proceeds will go towards their Titanic Trip to Belfast.  Any donations of cakes, candy or other delicious delights would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you from P5

Scottish Assembly - Tuesday 31st January 2017

Our Primary 7 pupils are organising a Scottish Assembly on Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 1.15pm.  Tickets for the assembly are available to purchase just now and cost £2 each.  Two tickets will be allocated per family.

We are looking for donations for the raffle...items such as shortbread, irn-bru, oatcakes or any other 'Scottish' themed items would be gratefully received.

Thank you from Primary 7

Maxi Movies

Dear Parent/Carer

Maxwellton Parent Council have organised a 'Maxi Movies' night in the school on Thursday 8th December from 3pm-5.15pm.  All pupils should have come home with a flyer which should be returned to school with the payment of £2.50.

The movie will be 'The Santa Clause'.  Please do not give your child any snacks as these will be provided.

No-one will be allowed to leave unless an adult is there to collect them.

Thank you

 

Christmas Post 2016

Dear Parent/Carer

This year Primary 6 will be responsible for the Maxwellton Christmas Post.  Christmas cards should be posted at a convenient time in the school post box situated outside the office.  Please ensure that the appropriate name and class is written clearly on the front of the envelope.  Primary 6 will sort and deliver the Christmas post daily at 1pm.  This service will be available from the 5th December.

Christmas Diary of Events 2016

Please click here to view Maxwellton Primary and Nursery Class diary of events during December.  Any additional dates will be emailed to parents/carers.

 

Halloween Disco

Dear Parent/Carer

We are having our annual Halloween Disco on Thursday 27th October 2016 and invite you to buy a ticket and come along. There will be music, dancing, party games and even dooking for apples but most of all a lot of fun will be had by everyone.

Please click here for all the information.

Thank you from The Parent Council

Parents' Evening & Bookfair

Our Parents' Evening will take place on Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th October 2016.  We look forward to seeing all of our parents/carers on the evening.  Our Bookfair will also be available to browse of purchase books.  The school receives up to 60% commission on book sales to buy valuable resources.  Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Harvest Assembly

We are having a Harvest Assembly on Friday 7th October . We would be very grateful if the children could bring in the following donations:

Nursery - P2/3 - tins or dried food

P3 - Potatoes

P4 - Carrots

P5 - Onions

P6 - Stock cubes

P7 - Celery

These will be donated to a local food bank who help people who are struggling to feed themselves. The donations from P3-P7 will be made into soup bags to be donated to the residents of Wingate Sheltered Housing.

Thank you from the boys and girls from Primary 4

Roald Dahl Day - Drama Workshops

Please click here to see what Primary 4 to Primary 7 were involved with on Monday 12th September to celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday.

 

Please click here to see what Primary 1 to Primary 3 were involved with on Tuesday 13th September 2016 to celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday.

Scottish Learning Festival

Two of our pupils, George Malcolm & Jessica Mullin attended the Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC on Wednesday 21st September. 

click here  to find out how they got on.

September Break

Maxwellton Primary School & Nursery Class will be closed for the September Weekend on Friday 23rd & Monday 26th September 2016.

Have a good break!

Horse Riding Competition

Ava from Primary 3 has won 2nd, 4th and 6th place in a Horse Riding competition.  Ava was competing at Calderglen Country Park.  Ava won 5 rosettes at the competition and enjoyed herself.  Well done Ava!!

Article written by Jodie P6

Curriculum Evening

Dear Parent/Carer

I would like to invite you all to attend a Curriculum Evening in the school on Wednesday the 24th of August at 6.30pm.

This will give you the opportunity to meet your new Senior Management Team and you child's class teacher.

I hope you can make it!

Kirsteen Helsby

Primary 1 Full Day

Dear Parent/Carer

Our Primary 1 pupils will be attending school until 3pm from Monday 22nd August.  Please collect your child from the door at the dinner hall at 2.55pm.  Parents are kindly asked to wait at the fence when the bell rings at 9am to enable the children to line up.  Thank you.

Maxi Movies Film Club

Maxwellton Primary School are holding a film club on the 21st June for P1-P3 & 22nd June for P4-P7.  Tickets are £2.50 including the film, drink and a snack from 3pm-5pm.  If successful it will continue next term.  Films are up to a PG rating therefore permission slips will be handed out in due course.  Providing the permission slip has been returned, pupils may turn up on the night with ticket money.  An email will be sent out with further information and any other details will be given on the permission slips.

P4-P7 Sports Day (JWSC)

Dear Parents/Carers

Primary 4 - Primary 7 Sports Day takes place on Tuesday 31st May. Pupils will leave school at 9.30am and return at lunch time.  Children are requested to wear their school polo shirt/t-shirt/shorts or black jogging bottoms to change in to.  

Pupils are also asked to bring a waterproof jacket as they will be outdoors.  A snack and a bottle of water may be taken to the track.

Thank you

Primary 1 Induction Powerpoint Presentation May 2016

Primary 1 Induction Powerpoint Presentation May 2016

please click here to view our Primary 1 Induction powerpoint presentation.

Diary of Events

Please click here for a 'Diary of Events' up to the end of June.

Rookie Rockstars

Dear Parent/Carer

Rookie Rockstars will be bringing their exciting programme to the school on Monday 23rd May 2016.  All pupils can be involved in the programme during this week and will be working towards a concert performance on Thursday 2nd June at 6.30pm in the school hall.

Please click here for full details of Rookie Rockstars Programme.

Parent Council - Race Night

Maxwellton Primary & Nursery Parent Council will be having a fundraising Race Night on Friday 17th June in the Salmon Leap. We will provide more information nearer the time.

please click here for the Race Night Flyer

P2 - 'People Who Help Us' Assembly

Dear Parent/Carer

Primary 2 will be having a special assembly about their recent topic, 'People Who Help Us' on Monday 25th April at 1.15pm.  All P2 parents are invited to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.

European Referendum

Dear Parent/Carer

The European Referendum Election takes place on Thursday 23rd June 2016.  The school and nursery will be closed to all pupils.  Please click here to view the information letter. 

School Holiday Dates 2015-2016

Dear Parent/Carer

Reminder

Please click here to view a full list of school holidays from 2015-2016.  Please note that schools close at 2.30pm on Friday 1st April for the Spring Break.

Maxwellton Book Day Monday 14th March

On Monday 14th March we are having a Maxwellton Book Day to promote reading and to raise funds for literacy resources for our school.  Between 9.20am-10am we shall be having a sponsored 'Silent-Read-A-Thon'.  Sponsor sheets will be given out to all pupils.

The whole school have been working hard to create our very own school story.  All pupils can enter a competition to design the front cover; there is a 20p entry fee.  This book will be on sale Monday 14th March and shall cost £1.

It is very imortant to us to promote reading and literacy.  All profits made will go to purchase equipment for literacy.

Thank you for your continued support,

Maxwellton Pupil Council

Family Fun

Dear Parent/Carer

Community Learning & Home School Partnership Service will be running a 6 week programme of Arts, Crafts and Outdoor Play etc beginning on Monday 22nd February.  Please click here for full information.

Thank you.

Fairtrade Competition

Dear Parents/Carers

The Pupil Council have chosen to take part in a Fairtrade Competition to raise awareness of Fairtrade and to help maintain East Kilbride's status as a Fairtrade town.

This is a homework task so mum's, dad's or grandparents can help to make a poster about what you can do to help with Fairtrade in East Kilbride.  There is an option for some classes to make a joint entry with pupils from their neighbouring Greenburn class (Rooms 5, 7 and 8) if they want to.

Competition Conditions:  posters or poems should be on A4 size paper with your name, age and school on the back.  All entries to be handed into school by Monday 15th February.

Thank you from the Pupil Council

Wee Ceilidh

Dear Parent/Carer

The pupils in the morning Nursery class and Primary 1 pupils are hosting a 'Wee Ceilidh' on Friday 29th January.  All parents and carers are welcome to attend.  The 'Wee Ceilidh' starts at 11am and finishes at approximately 12noon.

Scottish Assembly

Dear Parent/Carer

We would like to inform you that on Monday the 25th of January at 1.15pm Maxwellton Primary will be hosting our annual Scottish Assembly.

Tickets will be available from Wednesday 13th of January and will cost £2 per ticket. Initially tickets will be limited to two per family. However parents will be notified if more become available.

At the end of the show we shall be drawing our raffle. The raffle prizes are Scottish hampers. We are looking for donations of Scottish produce (i.e. tablet, whiskey, irn bru, shortbread) to make up our hampers.

We would be very grateful if you can donate something for our hamper. If possible give your donation to your child for them to hand into Primary 7.

May we also ask that if you are kindly giving donations of alcohol, could it be handed into the school office by an adult. Many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely

Primary Seven

Christmas Holidays

Dear Parent/Carer

School closes at 2.30pm on Wednesday 23rd December.  Nursery doors will open at 2.15pm for last pick up at 2.30pm.

School and Nursery return on Tuesday 5th January.

We would like to wish all parents/carers pupils and friends of Maxwellton Primary and Nursery Class a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Church Service

Dear Parent/Carer

Our Christmas service takes place on Wednesday 23rd December from 9.30am-10.30am at Moncreiff parish Church.  All welcome.

Christmas Show Raffle Donations

Dear Parent/Carer

Please click here to view the fabulous donations received so far by the pupils of P6. If any parent/carer would like to make a donation please hand it into the school office.

Thank you for your continued support

 

 

Loaves & Fishes Appeal

Dear Parent/Carer

Maxwellton Primary and Greenburn School are collecting hats, scarves and gloves for Loaves and Fishes to help the homeless over the Christmas period. We shall be collecting them from the 4th until the 8th of December and they shall be placed under the Christmas tree in the foyer.

Please help as all donations will be much appreciated

Yours sincerely,

Pupil Council

Christmas Calendar of Events

Dear Parent/Carer

please click here to view Maxwellton Primary & Nursery Christmas diary of events

Christmas Tree Decoration

Dear Parent/Carer,

Our school Christmas tree will be arriving next week and we would like to ask all our children for Nursery to Primary 7, to join in our annual tradition of decorating it with the children from Greenburn School.

If your child would like to participate and create or design their own Christmas Tree decoration for our tree, they should bring their decorations to school on Thursday the 3rd of December.

We will be decorating the tree in the afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support.

School Improvement Planning Session 2015-16

Click here to view presentation document.

Our Address

Maxwellton Primary & Greenburn School
Calderwood Road
East Kilbride
G74 3DP

Maxwellton Primary

Calderwood Road

East Kilbride

G74 3DP

Maxwellton Primary Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: 12:15pm - 1:00pm

We also operate a inclusive breakfast club 5 days a week and an inclusive after school club on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings.

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