St Cadoc PSA

St Cadoc's Primary School, Newton Mearns, Parent Staff Association

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 24/01/2021

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If you are a parent, carer, or a learner, complete the survey 👉

The survey will close on Monday 25 January at 12 noon.

Education Scotland will undertake a national overview of the delivery of remote learning that celebrates what is working well, identifies any challenges and where further support is required. Find out more information on our website and read our FAQs:


Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas....

Here’s a lovely picture of our Christmas raffle winners getting their TV delivered!

Congratulations!!! 🖥📺😊


Lets get Kirstin and her colleagues to number 1 for Christmas. Kirstin is part of the St Cadocs family and a frontline worker at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The choir are amazing and deserve the number 1 spot.

Thank You.

The ICU Liberty Singers Member - Kirstin McGettrick

Some of our ICU staff have been part of a nationwide, virtual choir. Now the ICU Liberty Singers are in a race for Christmas number one with a charity release of classic Police track ‘Every Breath You Take’.

Meet one of our singer's.

▶️ Staff nurse Kirstin McGettrick, Glasgow Royal Infirmary ◀️
"It is something so positive to come from something that was - and still is - so hard for so many. In ICU we often ask patients or families if they would like music played and it has the power to relax.

The choir coming together is an example of how everyone has pulled together during the COVID pandemic. In Glasgow Royal Infirmary, we have been so grateful to be helped by so many others. We have had staff moved from their own clinical areas such as Theatres, Recovery and Nurse Specialists to come to ICU to help us look after the much greater number of patients with COVID-19. We could not have cared for these patients if it was not for them and we are forever grateful.

The choir is a representation of everyone pulling together for a common goal having lived through a shared experience. It makes you feel less isolated as you know ICU staff from all specialities up and down the country have all experienced what you have.

Please know that we always endeavour to care for the most precious people in your world in ICU as if they were our own and just as we are separated from our own families over the Christmas period we will adopt the patients as our Christmas family."

The video for the single can be found: or you can pre-order the single now at:

Make this your Christmas number one!


~~~ Christmas raffle ~~~

Congratulations to our two winners.

1st prize - Samsung Tv - Layla Jenkins-Coffelt P4a
2nd prize - Wreath & Gin - Amelia Turner P7a

Thank you to all that purchased a ticket for our raffle this year. We raised £2160, all of which will go towards little extras for the kids that the school budget doesn't allow for. We couldn't do this without your generosity, thank you.

A video of the raffle draw can be found here -

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy new year.


Christmas Raffle... last chance to buy!

Last few days remaining to buy your Christmas Raffle tickets on parent pay!

Great news... 2nd place prize is now a beautiful handmade wreath, kindly donated by The Quirky Florist, and a bottle of gin!

We’ve had a few a parents ask about buying extra tickets.

If you have already bought tickets on parent pay, the option to buy more disappears... but don’t worry, you can buy extra tickets by handing in a sealed envelope with your ticket money inside, please make sure you put your child’s full name and class on the front.

Ticket sales close at 3.30pm on Tuesday 15th December... you’ve got to be in it to win it!


🎅🏼Don’t forget to buy your Christmas raffle tickets on parent pay!
You’ve got to be in it to win it!!!

🎁We now have a second place prize... a beautiful Christmas wreath & a bottle of gin!!

(Christmas wreath has been kindly donated by the Quirky Florist)

Thank you for your support!! 🎄


If you’re looking for any missing blazers, jackets, jumpers, wellies, outdoor wear, hats... the lost property had been sorted out and is available at the front door of the school.

All items on the rail have no name labels on them.
Anything with a name has been bagged, labelled and will be given to your child by the office staff.

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Dear parents,

During this challenging time when we can’t fundraise in person, we have registered with Easyfundraising which means you can now raise funds for our school when you shop online.

Easyfundraising has over 4000 shops and sites which will donate to us at no extra cost to yourself, including lots of big name retailers like John Lewis, Amazon, Argos, M&S, Just Eat and Dominos pizza. All you have to do is sign up to support us using the link below. At this time of year you can raise donations for us when you buy anything from decorations and festive food shopping to gifts like toys, jewellery, tech and more!

We ask that every time you shop online, go through the Easyfundraising website or App and we’ll receive a % of what you spend as a free donation, at no cost to you or us.

Thank you for your continued support.

St Cadocs PSA


Dear Parent/Carer

Next week is Book Week Scotland, to celebrate all children will be taking part in a sponsored Read-a-thon to raise money for school Funds. The Read-a-thon will take place on Friday in every class. If children would like to, they can bring in their favourite book from home to read at this time.

We really appreciate your support with this and would ask if children could bring any sponsor money/donations to school on Friday. At the moment, school funds are low and your help would allow us to purchase further resources for our library, games and activities for indoor playtime, technology and Lego.

Children will be completing activities throughout the week relating to Book Week Scotland, keep an eye on Twitter! Primary 1 will be gifted their Bookbug Family bags and Primary 2 and 3 will receive their Read, Write, Count bags.

As always we appreciate your support.


Lost property rail now at the front door of the school... will be there everyday this week for parents to check for their child’s items.

Anything with a name / label has been bagged and will be dropped off to classes this week 👍


Rainy day movie for free on sky store 🎞 04/06/2020

‘Learning Together’ – Online Numeracy and Maths sessions for parents to support Learning at Home

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has Making Maths Count Group which aims to raise the profile of maths. The forum had planned to hold focus groups across Scotland to gauge parents views on maths and what specifically do they need to support their children with maths. As you would imagine the Covid pandemic has meant that the focus groups are suspended. However the forum has arranged a series of 8 webinars for parents and children on maths led by Chris McKenna from Count on Us and supported by Education Scotland. The first webinar is for first level (P2-P4) and later webinars will take the learning up to P7. I am sure that in these uncertain times this will be a valuable resource for those of us who are trying to help our children with home learning. The webinars will be recorded so you can watch live or go back to view them at a later date. Details are

The first session takes place this Friday at 10am and the link about will let you register. This has been designed by parents and carers for parents and carers and the content has been supported by Education Scotland. We know that parents are working hard to balance the challenges of Covid-19 and whilst we are not expected to be teachers, our support in promoting and engaging our children in their learning, cont…


Please see the attached letter from Mhairi Shaw which you should have received via school email today. If you do have any questions/comments that you would like taken forward to the PC chairs meeting on Monday 8th June please email Leonie(PC Chair) at [email protected] this will help us collate all questions/comments ensuring that we dont miss any, avoid repetition and represent all views at the meeting.

Please help us reach as many of the parent forum as possible by copying and pasting this message to your year group whatsapp groups.

Thank You
St Cadocs PC


Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game on PS4 & Xbox available to download for FREE... just incase any of the kids would like it x 🎮


Urgent email from school & nursery.... To be completed by 12 noon today by all parents in key worker category for organising childcare cover


Beat the Street is back in East Renfrewshire. St Cadoc’s PSA have set up a community team. Beat boxes can be found in Clarkston, Busby, Giffnock, Eaglesham, Thornliebank, Neilston, Rouken Glen Park and Whitelees Windfarm. As there are no boxes in a Newton Mearns school children are not automatically given the key fob like last year.

You can pick up cards for adults and children at all the local libraries in areas taking part (ie everywhere except Mearns and Barrhead). Also at Eastwood Park Leisure Centre and Rouken Glen Park at the building beside the play park.

You need to register the card on the website. We would love it if you could join the St Cadoc’s PSA Community Team.

More information about Beat the Street can be found at following website.

Happy walking, scooting, cycling or running. Let’s Beat the Street for St Cadoc’s!


We are currently in the middle of organising the Delaney Chess fun day which will be taking place in the school on Thursday 20 February. We have almost 100 children signed up to participate in the tournament with lots more coming along to join in the chess-related fun activities! We think this might be the biggest Delancey chess tournament in Scotland!

In order to make the day as successful as possible we are looking for volunteers to help us on the day. You do not need to be able to play chess as we also need help with the chess related arts & crafts, supervising the videos etc. If you are able to help out – even if just for an hour or two - then please contact Leonie O’Connor on 07753 622304 or email [email protected]

We really want to make this day a huge success and lots of fun for the children!

The St Cadocs PSA


🤪⭐️We’d love to see all the fantastic Crazy Hair creations... please post your pictures on the comments below for everyone to see!!! ⭐️🤪


Only a few days to go... don’t forget to buy your tickets from the PSA at the pencils in the p2 playground!

Lots of fun and a cheap & cheerful night for a tenner! 🥂🍾💃🏼


Raffle tickets on sale at the pencils in the P2 playground each day from 3:15 until the bell.
Tickets for this fabulous prize are £5 each.


Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the ladies night.... look out for the PSA selling tickets at the pencils in the p2 playground at 3.15pm!!!
£10 per ticket
£5 per raffle ticket


Tickets are £10 & raffle tickets are £5

It’s one BIG prize for the raffle...

4 tickets to see the Pussycat Dolls, access to the hydro club lounge, parking & 3 course meal!!!


Quick Reminder...
Ladies Night... Friday 24th January
St Cadocs Church Hall
7.30- midnight

Think we all deserve a night out... drinks, games, quiz & dancing... plus lots more!!

More details to follow & tickets will be available to buy soon... watch this space!


We are all very excited about our Christmas Fayre tomorrow. Even if you cannot make it along please support this event by purchasing a raffle ticket, buying your child's enterprise creation or making a donation. Every little helps! Money raised at the Fayre pays for all the wee extra fun things our children enjoy which are not covered by the schools budget.
Hope to see you there.


The PSA are desparately in need of donations for the Tombola. This is one of the most popular stalls and we still urgently need donations of spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks and unwanted gifts. If you are able to help please drop off any donations to the school office.


The Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 30th November 12-3pm... we need your help & support to make it a success and raise lots of money to benefit all of our children in the school & nursery.

There’s lots of ways you can do your bit to help... please see poster below... feel free to share this poster on any class what’s app groups😉

Thank you 🎄🎅🏼🤶🏼


The school are desperately short of helpers for the walk to Mass on Friday - especially for P6 & P7. If you are able to spare an hour from 9.30am - 10.30am please contact the school office. Many thanks.


Microsoft Forms

Halloween Disco Consent

As you are aware our school is trying to reduce its carbon footprint and move to a being a paperlite, digital leading school. With this in mind the PSA, in conjunction with the school have produced a digital consent form which you should fill in and send back before the discos. The intention is that this will reduce the need for the paper consent forms currently bag dropped.
Please clinck here for the consent form

If you are a member of a year group whatsapp group please pass this on.

Thank You
St Cadoc's PSA

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