School News

BIG PEDAL FINAL DAY

 Congratulations Milngavie Primary cyclists and scooterists, we absolutely smashed our own targets and had 57.05% of the school arriving on two wheels. 

Our marvellous PTA , led by MRS RISK provided a MIGHTY bike breakfast to encourage our efforts.

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Sumdog Champions

 Sumdog ChampionsPrimary 6 Rm 12 are East Dunbartonshire's Sumdog Champions.

Pupils battled with children across East Dunbartonshire and were delighted to come in first place with their close friends, P6 Rm11 in third place.

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Dates for your Diary

 summerMAY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Musical evening 7th June. More information to follow. 
Trips & Events
 Wed 2nd Nursery & P1 Joint Orchard Project
 Thurs 3rd P6 swimming lesson commence (last date 31st May)
 Tues 8th Sumdog Presentation
 Wed 9th Nursery & P1 Joint Orchard Project
 Wed 9th Jamie Oakes Football Tournament
 Fri 11th P5 Architecture Presentation
 Mon 14th 4 pupils from P6 & P7 will represent school in Euro Quiz
 Mon 14th Gartmore - Music residential week
 Tues 15th 2 pupils from P6 will represent school in K’Nex Semi-final
 Wed 16th Nursery & P1 Joint Orchard Project
 Fri 18th Nursery trip to Calderglen Country Park
 Tues 22nd 4 pupils from P7 will represent school at Rotary Quiz
 Wed 23rd Nursery & P1 Joint Orchard Project
 Tues 29th Mobile Adventure Course
 Thurs 31st Sports Day (PM)
 Fri 1st June Fun Run
 

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May Round-Up

 Big breakfastOn Friday the 11th of May from 2-3pm the children from classes P4/5, both P6s and both P7s will be showcasing some of the work they have been undertaking to make good use of the new Activepanels. (Apologies for the short notice of this event but other factors came to play — we can, however, hold another event in the new session if desired) This is a drop-in and any parent can pop along at that time to see the impact these new resources are having on teaching and learning. It is our aim to direct a significant proportion of our school fundraising towards the purchase of Activepanels throughout the school. This will provide you with an opportunity to see what the money you raise is going towards.

 

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The BIG Pedal

We have entered the BIG PEDAL 23 April - 4 May 2018

We hope you enjoy some of our BIG BIKE BREAKFAST photos and our scooting photos.

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Earth Hour 24 March

 Earth hourEarth Hour - Saturday 24th March at 8:30pm

We have been part of Earth Hour since 2008. This week each science class will be taking part in this years campaign.  There will be an opportunity to sign up for this outside the science room.
 

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March round-Up

breakfast clubBreakfast Club & Aftercare: Our school will be meeting with our partner provider & EDC representatives to look at ways of providing an extended service provision for pre & post school care. This is something we know is very important to our parent body & that increased provision would be advantageous for many of you. We will update you when we have more information. 
 

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Winners

 

WinnersWe are delighted to congratulate our seven P 6 winners of the SUSTRANS , 'Design a Sticker' competition.

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Super-Coders

Coders

Since August Mr Craig has been working with  Primary 6& 7 pupils and teachers to de-mystify coding. 

Most pupils have enjoyed working with the club for the whole year, while some have come and tried our taster sessions. Now we are blazing a trail with our Microbits.

 

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Bulb Compettion Winners

Bulb Compettion Winners

bulb winnersFarewell to last year's winners, pictured above.

Congratulations to this year's green fingered pupils.

 

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January Round-Up

 schoolNursery Registration 

These should be completed on-line via East Dunbartonshire Council's website from 15th January 2018. Please ensure that you do this before 26th January 2018 at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk. Documents required to proceed with registration  are: Birth Certificate, Council Tax and Utility Bill and one of the following additional documents: Child Benefit, Bank Statement or Tax Credit. Photographs should be taken and uploaded on line with your application form.

 

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Dates for your diary

Cairns Cafe will resume on Tuesday 6th of February
CairnsBurns Competition
• Special Burns Lunch in the Bistro on Thursday 25th January 
• Burns Competition at Cairns Church on Monday 29th January (am). Pupils can wear a touch of tartan
Clubs
• P1 Bricks for Kidz LEGO Club, Wednesdays from 3-4pm (10.01.18-28.02.18)
• P6 Active School Hockey, Thursdays from 3-4pm taster session (25.01.18-22.02.18) 
• P5-6 Russian, Thursdays from 3-4pm (11.01.18-01.03.18)
• P7 Netball, Thursdays from 3-4pm with Miss Robertson and Miss Kelly
P7 Netball Competition, Wednesday 21st Feb from 3:45-5:15pm at Douglas   Academy. A bus will transport pupils after 3pm to Douglas Academy for the event. Please ensure your child's  safe journey home. Permission letters & EV3 forms have been issued.
• P7's Dance Club, Mondays from 3-4pm (22.01.18-05.03.18)
 

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Burns Competition

Burns Competition

the winnerEveryone in Milngavie Primary looks forward to our annual Burns Day Celebration, traditionally held on the day closest to the Bard's birth, 25 January. Once again every single child in school learned a poem to recite to their classmates just days before the big event. P1-3 learn a poem by JK Annan, while P4-7 tackle Burns. Three winners are chosen from each class to recite their poem before the whole school.

Craig MunroThis year we were joined by Red Hot Chilli Piper, Craig Munro, who piped for the school.

 

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Singing in the precinct.

Singing in the precinct.

Singing in the precinctIt's that time of year again when Primary 6 and 7 visit the precinct and sing like angels, well almost, for an hour or so. This year we were extremely lucky with the weather, which was cold but sunny.

We would like to thank our audience who happily donated the grand sum of £264.46

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Christmas Fayre 2017

It was a wonderful night thanks to all the hard work and effort from our marvelous musicians, hardworking PTA and incredible community.

Thank you for joining in the fun.

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December Round-Up

Milngavie PrimaryPlayground update:  Repairs have been made to the vandalised areas of the soft play surface and the infant playhouse thanks to some very kind fathers. We have a quote for further patching of the soft play which we hope to pursue in the New Year. We have finally been advised that EDC will provide their street sweeper to help clear the infant playground, 

once the machine has been repaired. We are constantly in contact with EDC about the flooding that occurs alongside the upper school building. We will continue with this as some exploratory work is clearly required. Trees around the school have been cut back to help reduce the 
leaf litter next autumn but this will be an on-going issue. 
 
 

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December- Dates for your Diary

 ChristmasMon 4th Dec:: P7 pupils to EDC Concert at the Royal Concert Hall, with Mrs Kelly. 

Wed 6th Dec: P1's visiting Friendship circle at 1.30pm. 
Fri 8th Dec:: Panto at the Town Hall - Wizard of Oz (9:45am) 
Madam Cawston from Douglas Academy visit to P7 pupils for French 
Mon 11th Dec: Singing in the precinct (afternoon) 
Wed 13th Dec: SSPCA Whole School looking after pets at Christmas 
Thur 21st Dec: Christmas lunch 
Fri 22nd Dec: Church Services Infants 9.30am    Upper School 11.15am 
December Parties   Mon 18th Dec P3 & P6    Tue 19th Dec P2 & P5   Wed 20th Dec P1, P4 
P7 Dance 7-10pm 
 
 
 

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Obstacle Course

 Bike trackIt may be November but Milngavie Primary P6 and 7 are a hardy bunch and don't let the cold get to them.

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Children in Need 2016

 Children in NeedWow! What an amazing day we had on Friday 17 November, when the whole school participated in a Spotacular extravaganza.

An incredible £1242.50 was raised during a day of fun activities.

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

RemembranceEvery year Milngavie Primary marks the anniversary of the Armistice in a very special way. Primary 4-7 meet in the Assembly hall and listen in respectful silence as the Primary 7 boys call aloud the name of our war dead. Then we observe a two minute silence. Once again the girls read some beautiful poems adding real meaning and eloquence to our service. Poppies are laid at the permanent memorial in our school foyer. Some years ago an ex pupil of Milngavie Primary returned to pay his respects at the memorial. He was able to tell us some stories which helped us realise the tremendous sacrifice made for our sake.

We have reproduced the poems to allow you to join our Remembrance day service. 

 

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Euro Quiz team

Euro Quiz team

Quiz teamWe take great pleasure in introducing our European Quiz Team for 2017-18. This intrepid band of volunteers have promised to learn every fact they can find about Europe in preparation for the first round of the European Quiz to be held shortly after Christmas. 

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NSPCC

 

NSPCC Visit  As part of our Internet Safety Awareness campaign, the NSPCC  visited every class in the upper school to talk about keeping ourselves safe from harm.

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Cycle Learners

learnersThank you to whoever organises the weather as it was dry and sunny for our learner cyclists today, 2 November 2017.

Thank you, Danny McPhelim

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November Bike Ride

BIKE RIDEIt must have been the wettest day for weeks, but that didn't stop the Primary 6 & 7 classes from enjoying a mountain bike skills course on Tuesday 31 October 2017
We would like to thank Danny McPhelim for all his help setting up our wonderful wet day out.

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November Round-Up

 AutumnHUGE THANK YOU!! Thank you to everyone who made donations to our Harvest Festival. The City Mission was overwhelmed by the generosity from our local community. Thank you so much for supporting the Homeless in our area during these difficult times.

CURRICULUM UPDATE: In recent months we have been making improvements in a range of core curricular areas. Whilst we do not have the space to go into great detail here are some of the highlights of the work we have been doing recently: New resources for all aspects of Literacy and Numeracy across the school allowing for better progression and consistency; New reading scheme to support literacy development in infants supported by a more methodical programme to teach phonics; Specific resources to assist with additional support needs allowing enhanced provision in reading (e.g. Rapid Readers) and mathematics (e.g. SEAL programme), support for children with dyslexia and dyscalculia and specific interventions for those children that require such; Focus on physical, social and emotional well-being in a well disciplined yet nurturing environment; Staff are taking a more creative look at some of the wider topics they deliver to change the emphasis and focus, making the content more pertinent to children’s lives. Coding clubs, Barefoot Computing are just some of the IT developments but we know we have more to do as we move forward; Curriculum Rational being devised; New Forward Planning processes now agreed by staff and being trialled. School Attainment Strategic being followed by a Health and Well-being Strategy paper.

 

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November Round Up continued

 PARENTS’ NIGHT A huge thank you to all of you who attended. The Parent Booking System appeared to work well and we had a much higher rate of attendance than in recent years — which is fantastic. Thank you for your support.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR The Book Fair will be in school until Monday the 30th of October. The children have all been given an opportunity to look at the books that are on offer — purchases can be made at the end of the school day until Monday. REMEMBER - there is NO obligation to buy a book!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 6th November — flu vaccinations

 

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Big Bike Breakfast

 BIKE CREWIt might have been a bit of a damp morning but our faithful Bike Crew were out in style providing a healthy breakfast for everyone who walked, scooted or rode a bike to school.

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Parent Internet Safety

Parent Internet Safety

Look out for Internet Safety Day

Internet safety is high on the agenda in Milngavie Primary. During this week we have issued a letter explaining the dangers of Social Networking sites such as, Oovoo, Instagram and Facebook. It is amazing  how many pupils have accounts on these sites when the recommended minimum age is 13yrs. Parents have you checked your child's accounts recently?Internet safety

Click here for Internet safety tips for kids.

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Code Club Re-opens

Code Club Re-opens

Code clubAfter a marvellous introduction to computer coding by Barclays Eagles and a successful coding term last year with our amazing Mr Craig, Milngavie Primary are delighted to announce that the after school Computer Coding Club is now officially open once again.

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Bike Ride 2

Bike RideMonday 18 September 2017 , same route ; Erskine bridge via the Forth and Clyde Canal, but another group of P 7 cyclists. What a gorgeous day. Thank you Danny McPhelim & Donald McDonald from Sustrans for all their help organising our second I-Bike expedition.

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School Improvement Plan 2017

School Improvement PlanAll information on our School Improvement Plan and  Standards and Quality Report  can be found in the Plans/Policies section of our website. 

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First Ride

BIKE RIDEMonday 11 September 2017 and the weather was fine as thirty-one Primary 7 pupils rode to the Erskine Bridge and back.
We couldn't have done it without the help and support of Danny McPhelim and Donald McDonald from Sustrans Scotland.

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Dates for you Diary

 Some important dates to note...

Milngavie primaryFriday 8th September P5 Bikeabilty 

11th September National Maths week & P7 Bike Ride

Wednesday 13th September  P5 visit to churches / Rag Bag collection

Friday 15th September P5 to Town Hall exhibition

Monday  18th September P4/5 visit to Whitelee Wind Farm & P7 Bike ride

Wednesday 20th September P6 Cycle skills

22nd & 25th September Weekend

Tues 26th September P3 visit to Library

Wednesday 27th September School Photographer - individual & families

Thursday  28th September Free bike check P4 - P7 & Police visits - cyber bullying, internet safety, stranger danger

 

 

 

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Start of the session

Welcome back to the new session.Milngavie Primary

We hope you had an enjoyable summer break – weather aside! We would like to say a special hello to our new Primary 1s. They are already settling well into their new school routines.

 

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Bike Crew at work

Bike CrewWhat are our newly formed Bike Crew up to?

Here they are planning some interesting and exciting bike days for the pupils of Milngavie Primary.Bike crew

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Barclays Eagles pay a flying visit.

Barclay's EaglesWednesday 24 February Barclays Eagles paid a flying visit to our Primary 6 & 7 classes to introduce computer programming.

We can't thank Robert, Jamie, Stephen and Martin enough for their thrilling introduction to programming. The Eagles spent the whole day with two P6 and two P 7 classes sharing their coding expertise and inspiring future programmers.

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Award Ceremony

Award ceremonyCongratulations to our Primary 7 Award Winners.

On Monday 19 June 2017 the whole school gathered in Cairns Church  to celebrate yet another wonderful school year. It is just a little bit sad for Miss Murphy, pictured on the right, who leaves us this year. We wish her a long and happy retirement.

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We are an I-Bike school!

I-BikeMilngavie Primary has joined the Sustrans I-Bike Initiative and  looks forward to a variety of activities to encourage pupils to walk, scoot or cycle to school throughout the year.
 

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Election Fever

Election Fever

House CaptainsIt's that time of year again and once more election fever grips the school. Posters adorn every wall, door and even some pupils as campaigners promise the earth, moon and most of the stars. Who are the winners? 

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School Uniform

School uniform

As we return to school many parents have asked for an update on our school uniform policy, details of which can be found on page 44 of our current school handbook.

 At Milngavie Primary we do have a recommended school uniform which consists of: Grey school trousers/skirt. (skirts must allow for freedom of movement).

Grey V-necked cardigan/V-necked jumper. White blouse/shirt.

Blue blazer/jacket.

Black school shoes. (Shoes should at all times be practical for movement about the school which has many stairs). 

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School Holidays 2017- 2018

August 2017

Teachers return (In-service day)

Monday 14 August

In-service day

Tuesday 15 August

Pupils return

Wednesday 16 August

September 2017 

September weekend

Friday 22 September to Monday 25 September (Inclusive)

Pupils return

Tuesday 26 September

October 2017 

In-service day

Friday 13 October

October break

Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October

Pupils return

Monday 23 October

December 2017 and January 2018 

Christmas and New Year (end of term)

Monday 25 December to Friday 05 January (Inclusive)

Pupils return

Monday 08 January

February 2018 

February break

Monday 12 February to Tuesday 13 February  (Inclusive)

In-service day

Wednesday 14 February

Pupils return

Thursday 15 February

March and April 2018 

Easter break

Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April  (Inclusive)

Pupils return

Monday 16 April

May 2018 

May Day

Monday 7 May

In-service

Thursday 24 May

May weekend

Friday 25 May to Monday 28 May (Inclusive)

Pupils return

Tuesday 29 May

June 2018 

Last day of school

Wednesday 27 June

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Headteacher's Welcome

 Garry Graham Head Teacher Milngavie PrimaryDear Parents/Carers,

 I’m Garry Graham and I will be working with you from August, 2017. I am delighted to have been afforded the opportunity to work with Milngavie Primary School and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC), building on the legacy afforded us by Linda Murphy.
 I bring with me a range of experiences from my time in education and my careers prior. This has included over 13 years in the role of Headteacher, supporting two schools with significant challenges. I very much hope to use these skills and experiences to support your school on its journey to becoming a centre of excellence. 

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Miss Murphy retires

Miss Murphy retiresYesterday, 26 June 2017, Milngavie Primary bade a fond farewell to a much loved Head Teacher. There were tears but fortunately no tantrums at our lovely Garden Party held in Miss Murphy's honour.

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KISS Champion

Kiss ChampionIntroducing the school KISS champion.
This incredible P6 pupil has managed to achieve a perfect score 56 times in a row. Not only are the sums increasing in difficulty but the time is cut each term.
Who will match his prodigious talent?

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Safe Parking

sAFE PARKING tEAM

Can you see us? We are the, 'Safe Parking Team'

We are on duty every morning and evening to help keep our school safe.

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8:55 am

 be on timeWe remind parents that the first bell rings at 8.55a.m. for pupils to line up and teachers come out to greet pupils and parents. 

Parents also have the opportunity to speak to any teacher at this time. 

A second bell rings at 9.00a.m. to signal the start of the school day. 

The school's telephone number in 0141 955 2251 should further help be required.

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Top 10 Apps

Looking for some Apps to brighten up a rainy day? Why not try out the top ten Apps chosen by pupils visiting this year’s Bett show in London.

Apps are, mostly free and for our, ‘App’ generation, easy and fun to operate. Apps allow pupils to create movies, posters, write, edit and publish stories, practise mental addition and even create their own App in a matter of minutes! Almost anything that once, was only possible on a computer, can now be downloaded, updated and mastered on an android, IOS phone or tablet. Why not try these out and let us know which ones you prefer or better still, if you come across a particularly impressive App, let us know and we will add it to our list?

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SCILT

 The learning of a modern language usually begins in primary school and in some cases as early as nursery school. In the coming years schools will be working towards the ambitious goal of every pupil in Scottish schools learning a language from primary 1 and a second language

from primary 5.
For more information download the Scottish Government's latest information leaflet.
 

 

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Milngavie Masterclass

Milngavie Masterclass

 

What did you chose to take part in last year? Our 2013 Masterclasses proved such a success that this year we ran another set of classes during March. One Masterclass, ICT, used their photography skills to take pictures of the other classess and present them using Windows Movie maker. The following slide shows, entirely photographed and collated by P4-7, give a sample of the wide variety of activities available during March.
 

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Record Broken!

 

Hit the button
New school record awarded to P6 pupils
The atmosphere was tense as our latest intrepid pupil challenged the scores of last year's Primary 6 pupils. After a thrilling display O. battled to beat the previous Hit the Button record, held by Euan. (then, P6) since May 2013.
Not only did E. pictured on the left, beat the previous high score of 83, she managed to add on an amazing three points to set a new school record of 86 points in 60 seconds for the six times times table. O will be presented with her record certificate at assembly next week. How many more pupils are determined to beat theses incredible scores. Can you?
 

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Early Learning

Early Learning

Early Learning and Childcare within East Dunbartonshire Council

 
A consultation was carried out with parents to inform the Strategic Plan to implement this expansion of early years’ provision.
 
The aim is to provide more flexibility and choice for parents. The Council is committed to ensuring high quality provision for children.
 
East Dunbartonshire Council offer parents a number of choices when choosing their child’s ante or pre-school nursery place:
-          A local authority nursery offering a 3 hour 10 minute session during term time;
-          A local authority nursery offering extended day provision term time or 50 weeks per year. Early Years Holiday Provision will be provided in all locality areas. This will be available to all parents.
-          Partner Providers: We operate a partnership arrangement with centres. These provide sessional and extended day provision.

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Sexual Health and Relationships Education

SHRE

respectFollowing successful trials and extensive feedback from parents, East Dunbartonshire Council have developed a new approach to school based sexual health and relationships education.

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Former Pupils

Milngavie PrimaryWe would like to congratulate all former pupils of Milngavie Primary who have gone on to achieve success in life. Please send an e mail and photograph if you would like to be included in our roll of Honour.

 

Share your stories and experiences after leaving Milngavie Primary by leaving a comment below. Where are you now? What do you do? What did you enjoy most about Milngavie Primary? What did you enjoy least? How did attending Milngavie Primary help you?

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Inclement Weather Activities

Inclement Weather Activities

Snow

Worried about school closures during winter? Check East Dunbartonshire's website for latest updates.
While the weather outside is quite dreadful why not keep up to date with school work by logging onto our 'No-school days' activities on your class homepage. These activities are matched to current classroom work.
 
Alternatively, log on to GLOW and explore our new Animation group. You may also enjoy logging on to your GLOW class webpage and complete the educational activities outlined for your class.
 
Our school website also has some great Christmas activities or Games. For extra maths, language and science activities click here and access our homework help sites.
 
Have fun.
Track the snow by viewing the Met Office satellite images.

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Record Breakers!

Are you proud?Once a record is broken it just seems to generate the need to break it again and again. This week we are delighted to announce that last week's record breaking performance on, Hit the Button, by our mathematically minded Primary 6 pupils has been surpassed several times.

It is with great pleasure that we introduce, on the left, our 7 times table record holder. Last week's magnificent score of 92 has been smashed and now stands at an awe inspiring 95 correct hits in sixty seconds.

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Homework Grids

teacherLost the Homework grid in the dark depths of the schoolbag? Don't worry, simply click below to select the grid of your choice.

 

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Keep up to date with phone app

iphone app for Milngavie primaryDon't ever be out of touch with what is happening in Milngavie Primary ever again.

East Dunbartonshire IT department are pleased to announce that an EDC News and Events app for schools is now available for download in both the Android market place and the iphone app store.

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Search engine

Search engine

Looking for your class news or updates on school activities? Well, why not try out the latest addition to our website; our search facility? Simply scroll to the bottom of each page and click on Search.

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Science Teacher of the Year 2009-10

 Science Teacher of the yearSaturday 9 January was an auspicious day for Mrs Laura Macfarlane when she attended the Association of Science education’s annual award ceremony in Nottingham University. Mrs Macfarlane was there to receive one of their most coveted and prestigious awards; primary science teacher of the year. Congratulations, Mrs Macfarlane we are so very proud of you for being the only Scottish representative at this United Kingdom event and for bringing this incredible award to our school.

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