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Monday 26th August:
Please note all the After School Clubs starting this week:
Mondays After school - Boys Football (P5-7) 
Tuesdays After School - Athletics (P6-7) 
Wednesdays After School - Girls Football (P5-7) 
Tuesday 20th August:
Please note that we will host a Primary 1 Information Evening next Thursday 29th August at 6.30pm.  This is an opportunity for parents to come along and meet the teachers and hear all about the learning in Primary 1 this year.  This is a really important event and we would encourage all parents with Primary 1 children to join us for this.  Pupils are not expect to attend.   
Monday 19th August:
We are already underway with a busy start to a brand new school year and have some important dates for your diaries.  These are also listed on the School App if you click the 'dates' tab and on the website in the calendar box.  

Wednesday 21st August:  Parent Council Meeting 7pm-8pm - all welcome!! 
Wednesday 4th September: Individual & Family Photographs and Primary 7 Class Photo 
Friday 6th September: First Friday Mass (9.30am) Room 13 Leading 
Thursday 26th September: Mass for the Feast of Saint Vincent (Room 12 Leading) and Sponsored Danceathon! 
Tuesday 1st October: Parent Council AGM 7pm-8pm - all welcome! 
Thursday 10th October: Parent's Night 

Please remember the school lunch menu for each day can also be found on the school app in the dates section.
Wednesday 14th August 2019:
A very warm welcome back to all our pupils and families tomorrow morning.  We very much look forward to meeting you all tomorrow morning at 9am in the school playground.  Please line up behind your class room number and your teacher will collect you from the yard after the bell.  Primary 1 parents are welcome to stay and walk with their child into the classroom.    

Please note that breakfast club is open to all pupils from 8.15am every morning.  There is no waiting list, just drop your child at the front door (from 8.15am onwards) where they will meet Mrs Addison on arrival.  Please check school bags over the next week for important letters coming home.  

Please note that Class P.E. Days are now available to view on each individual class page on the website.  Please ensure your child has a gym kit in their bags on these days.  All pupils must have indoor shoes in school and will wear these during P.E.  

Keep an eye on the school website and app for upcoming dates for your diaries.  Our first important date to note is next Wednesday 21st August for our first Parent Council meeting of the year.  This takes place in the school building at 7pm.  We would encourage as many parents as possible to join us for this meeting.  
Monday 24th June:
Today, the children had the opportunity to move into their new classes for next year and meet their new teachers.  Please note that this week, we will celebrate and End of Year Mass on Thursday morning at 9.30am in the Church.  School will then close at 1pm on Friday.  Dates for next year's sacraments are now also available to view on the school website calendar and the school App.  
Friday 7th June:
Congratulations to the boys and girls in Primary 7 who made the sacrament of Confirmation last night.  It was a beautiful occasion and it was lovely to share with so many friends and families within our school community.  

Next week is Health Week so your child may be asked to dress in PE/sports clothes depending on the activities their class is involved in.  Class teachers will inform you in advance.  Health week will be rounded off with our annual Sports Day on Friday 14th June.  Thank you if you have already volunteered to help us out on the day and we look forward to welcoming many famililes into the school to watch and take part in our sports day activities.

Next Thursday 13th June is also our Achievement Celebration Evening where our Choir will perform and certificates will be distributed to pupils throughout the school.  Letters have been issued and we look forward to celebrating with you next Thursday at 6.30pm.  
Tuesday 23rd April:
We hope you had a lovely Easter Weekend and enjoyed the wonderful sunshine!  We have a very busy term ahead so please note the following dates for your diaries:
Monday 6th May: Holiday 
Tuesday 7th May:  Inservice Day - school closed to pupils 
Saturday 11th May:  First Holy Communion 
Wednesday 15th May: Parent Council - all parents welcome 
Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May: P7 visit to Secondary School and P1 Induction days 
Friday 24th May:  Holiday 
Monday 26th May:  Holiday 
Friday 31st May:  Talent Show (pupils only event) 
Tuesday 4th June: P5 Games Day - Calderglen Park (more details to follow) 
Thursday 6th June: Primary 7 Confirmation 
Thursday 13th June: End of Year Achievement Evening 
Friday 14th June:  Sports Day 
Monday 17th June: Primary 7 Leaver's Assembly 
Tuesday 18th June:  Pupil of the Year Assembly (more details to follow) 
Thursday 20th June:  Primary 7 End of Year Mass and Celebration 
Tuesday 25th June: P1-3 trip to Ayr Beach and P4-7 outdoor learning day in school 
Thursday 27th June: End of Year Mass in Church 9.30am 
Any more dates and information will be added as they are confirmed.
Once again, 12 members of staff: Miss Morrison, Miss Timmons, Mr M. McKenna, Mr N. McKenna, Mrs Blake, Mrs Boyle, Mrs McGeary, Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Tavendale, Miss McDade, Mrs Ziolo and Mrs Aitken, will be taking part in the Race For Life 10k on Sunday 19th May in Glasgow.  We are looking for sponsors to help push us in our training!  Any spare change would be greatly appreciated following the link below.  Thank you.  
https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/team/saint-vincents-primary 
Monday 15th April:
Welcome back after what we hope was an enjoyable and relaxing Spring Break.  We are back during Holy Week this week and school will be closed this coming Good Friday and Easter Monday.  We have a very busy term ahead so please keep an eye on our website and school app for up to date information and important dates for your diaries.  
This Thursday 18th April, as part of our Lenten fundraising and activities  we would ask that children bring in an item for our local foodbank.  Thank you for your continued support throughout all of our Lenten Fundraising.  

Monday 25th March:
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of our Lenten Fundraisers.  We are looking forward to giving a final total of money raised after Spring Break. Thank you also to everyone who joined us for our EK Take 2 Showcase last Wednesday.  We hope you all enjoyed your visit as much as we enjoyed creating all our exhibits.  A reminder that Thursday evening is Parent's Night and you should have received your appointment letter last week. The Travelling Book Fair is with us this week and children will have the opportunity to purchase a book on Thursday evening. Please note the school will close at 2.30pm for Spring Break on Friday.  
Tuesday 19th March:
We are very much looking forward to having many visitors to the school tomorrow for our EK Take 2 Showcase.  All parents/carers are welcome to join us from 1.30pm - 2.30pm as we showcase all our hard work for this very special assignment set by Architect Paul.  You will be amazed by what we have produced.  

Once again, 11 members of staff: Miss Morrison, Miss Timmons, Mr M. McKenna, Mr N. McKenna, Mrs Blake, Mrs Boyle, Mrs McGeary, Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Tavendale, Miss McDade, Mrs Ziolo , will be taking part in the Race For Life 10k on Sunday 19th May in Glasgow.  We are looking for sponsors to help push us in our training!  Any spare change would be greatly appreciated following the link below.  Thank you.  
https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/team/saint-vincents-primary 
Monday 11th March:
Please note that our Breakfast Club does not start until 8.15am.  Children should not be dropped off before this time.  Thank you.
Our Lenten Fundraiser this Friday is to create a school Penny Mile.  Our hope is to collect so many 1p and 2p coins that we will be able to create a mile long path.  We are collecting all week so please start bringing in all your pennies to help us create our penny mile!  
Friday 15th February:
As we reach the mid-way point of this term, we would like to update you on all of the exciting events coming up before we finish for Spring break on Friday 29th March.  Ash Wednesday on 6th March will mark the start of our Lenten Fundraising, raising money for our school Charity; Mothers Care India.  
Monday 18th February:  World of Work Week 
Friday 22nd February:  Pope Francis Faith Awards Grandparents celebration and Mass (more details to follow) 
Monday 25th February: P7 pupils leave for Barcaple Residential trip 
Friday 1st March:  Athletics Cross Country Tournament 
Wednesday 6th March:  Ash Wednesday Mass - Time to be confirmed 
Wednesday 13th March:  Science Fayre (more details to follow) 
Thursday 14th March - P3 Reconciliation 7pm in Church 
Wednesday 20th March - EK Take 2 Topic Showcase (more details to follow) 
Wednesday 20th March - Dance Group Showcase Event (more details to follow) 
Thursday 28th March - Chess Tournament / Parents Evening 

Lenten Charity Fundraisers: 
Thursday 7th March:  Lenten Fundraiser 1 - World Book Day - more info to follow
Friday 15th March - Lenten Fundraiser 2 - Penny Mile - start bringing in your coppers now to help us create a mile of pennies! 
Friday 22nd March - Lenten Fundraiser 3 - Cake and Candy (Cake donations greatly appreciated!) 
Friday 29th March - Lenten Fundraiser 4 - Movie Afternoon.  School will close at 2.30pm. 
Thursday 18th April - Lenten  Fundraiser 5 - Bring in an item for the local Foodbank
Wednesday 6th February:
As you will be aware by now, our school have started a great deal of research into our town of East Kilbride with the intention of helping to create a town of the future.  Therefore, many of our classes are making trips out and around East Kilbride to find out more about our local area.  Please note some dates for your diaries below.  Letters have been issued to the classes involved. 
Wednesday 6th February:  Room 8 to tour East Kilbride and visit the Village 
Thursday 7th February:  Room 5 and 6 to tour East Kilbride and visit the Town Centre 
Thursday 14th February:  Room 3 to tour East Kilbride and visit the Heritage Loch and Museum of Rural Life 
Friday 15th February: Room 4 to tour East Kilbride and visit the Village  
Wednesday 30th January:
Today we had our first big Achievement Assembly of the new year.  Please head over to our gallery to see our winners.  We also had a very special visitor to our assembly today.  St. Vincent's pupils have been asked to help a local architect firm to create a brand new Scottish town!  Lots of exciting learning ahead! 
Tuesday 29th January:
Today we had the joy of listening to our pupils on BBC Radio 2 as they helped Zoe Ball launch the 500 Words competition.  We think they did an amazing job and if you missed it, don't worry, you can catch up on the BBC Radio 2 website.  Whilst the BBC were in working with us, they also did some filming of our Room 9 pupils on what makes a good story.  Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to watch what our pupils had to say.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06z9r57 

Friday 11th January:
We have made it to the end of our first week back! Next week sees the start of our Primary 1 Enrolment for August 2019.  Please share this with any parents who may require the information.  We will also have our first Parent Council Meeting of the year on Tuesday 15th January at 7pm and as always, all parents are most welcome to join us.  On Tuesday evening, we also invite our P7 parents to an information evening about Barcaple, starting at 6pm. 
Monday 7th January:
A very warm welcome back and a very Happy New Year to all our children and their families.  We have a busy term ahead, so as always we would ask you to keep an eye on our website and school app to keep up to date with all that's happening.  
Thursday 20th December:
We would like to remind family and friends that on Friday morning, we will celebrate the end of term with Mass in the Church at 9.30am followed by a short carol service.  All are welcome to join us.  School will close at 2.30pm tomorrow. 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support throughout this very busy term and wish all our children and their families
a very happy Christmas.

Monday 17th December:
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday for Cafe Noel.  It was a wonderful occasion and so lovely to see so many of our parents, grandparents and families joining us.  Thank you to the teachers for preparing their classes so well to perform for us.  This week, the choir will host their annual Carol Concert on Wednesday evening and we look forward to performing for friends and families.  On Friday we will have mass at 9.30am in the Church follwed by a carol service.  Please note that school will close at 2.30pm on Friday afternoon.
Monday 3rd December:
We would like to thank you all once again for your amazing support with our Christmas Fayre.  Special mention must be given to our Parent Council who worked around the clock to make sure the day was a success.  We are pleased to share with you that over £3000 was raised on the day thanks to your generosity and the hard work of all those involved.  Thank you.  
Friday 23rd November:
We are overwhelmed by your generosity for our Foodbank appeal today.  Loaves and Fishes will collect the items at assembly today.  Please look at the school Gallery to see the extent of your donations.  Thank you all. 
Monday 5th November:
We had a wonderful Ecoeen celebration last Wednesday.  Thank you to all the pupils who took part (and the parents who helped them to get ready!).  Photos are now available to view in the school gallery.  
Over the next couple of weeks, many of our pupils will be experiencing the Into Film Festival.  Letters have been issued with the dates and more information.  Primary 4 will also have the opportunity to see the Scottish National Orchestra and the Thursday, Primary 7 will have their annual trip to the Kings Theatre to see Nativity the Musical.  

As this is a very busy term ahead, here are some important dates for your diary:
Tuesday 6th November:  Parent Council Meeting at 7pm.  All Welcome! 
Wednesday 7th November:  Primary 7 to Secondary School for Team Building 
Thursday 8th November:  P.7 to Kelvingrove followed by Nativity Musical. Pupils expected back 5/5.30pm. 
Friday 9th November: Primary 6 to cinema to see A Wrinkle in Time followed by visit to Sikh Temple
Wednesday 14th November: Primary 5 to cinema to see Nativity Rocks followed by a visit to the Synagogue. 
Thursday 15th November:  Primary 3 to cinema to see Early Man.  P4 to Scottish National Orchestra. 
Friday 16th November:  Girl's Active Day in school (P4-7) 
Monday 19th November:  Inservice Day - school closed to pupils 
Thursday 29th November:  Swimming for Primary 4 begins (Week 1/12) 
Friday 30th November:  Whole school mass for St. Andrew's Day 
Saturday 1st December:  Christmas Fayre 10.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday 6th December:  Choir performing in Hairmyres 
Friday 7th December: P.1 visit to New Lanark Christmas Experience.  P.3 at Westwood Christmas Cracker 
Tuesday 11th December:  Nativity Afternoon Performance (P1-3) 
Wednesday12th December:  Nativity Afternoon and Evening Performances (P1-3) 
Wednesday 12th December: Choir performing in Hairmyres 
Thursday 13th December:  School Christmas Lunch (different menu) 
Friday 14th December:  Cafe Noel (more details to follow) 
Sunday 16th December:  Choir performing at Cathcart Old Parish Church 
Wednesday 19th December:  Choir Carol Concert 
Friday 21st December:  Mass followed by Carols in the Church.  School closes at 2.30pm
Monday 22nd October:
Welcome back after what we hope was an enjoyable October break holiday.  We have a busy term ahead so please keep up to date with our website and app for any important dates and information.  
This Thursday we will have our Hallow'een Disco organised by our Parent Council.  More information will follow.  
Next Wednesday 31st October, we will have Eco'een in school.  As part of our Eco flag, we encouraged our pupils to come to school dressed in recycled costumes or completely handmade costumes from recycled materials.  We look foward to showcasing all your creative costumes at our Catwalk on Wednesday afternoon.  Please note there will be NO CHOIR this week.  Choir will start back next week and pupils have a letter home about this today.  
Coding club for Primary 6 will start tomorrow after school until Christmas.  Children involved have already returned letters to attend.  Primary 7 pupils will start their coding club after Christmas.   
Thursday 4th October:
It was lovely to see so many of our parents last night at Parent's Evening. Thank you for joining us and thank you to those parents who took time to display their creativity skills with Mrs Tavendale! 
We are thrilled to reveal our final total for our school Danceathon Fundraiser.  We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our pupils and families once again.  We are very pleased to announce that our final total is £2336.08!! 
Wednesday 26th September:

Today we enjoyed celebrating our first Wider Achievement Assembly of the year.  Photographs of all our winners are now in our gallery.  Congratulations to all those who won a certificate.  
Thank you also for your overwhelming generosity for our School Danceathon.  The event was a huge success once again and we are still collecting money.  We hope to give you a final total by Friday.  
Tomorrow we will have our Macmillan Coffee morning and Cake and Candy after our celebration of Mass over the Church for the feast of Saint Vincent.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it to join us.