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Payments for Free School Meals over School Holiday Periods 

 

As you will be aware the Scottish Government have funded Councils to support those registered for Free School Meals over the holiday period.  Eligibility criteria are on the Council Website (Schools). 

 

Stirling Council will pay £2.40 per child per weekday to those families who are currently registered.

 

It is important that all those eligible are currently registered to receive this payment. If they are already registered no action is needed.

 

For those who have not registered but are now eligible please ask them to complete the form on this link:

 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ShareFormPage.aspx?id=9h0uvVqNZ0imR0h8KnQC3gpmP6J95M5BhR46n0_QitxUMFBaRExTUUhSUVVGT1ZSOVVMTVg5M1lISiQlQCN0PWcu&sharetoken=vsnA34yNbBU1SXXQPIQ9

 

We expect this form to be used by those who have now become eligible due to changes in their circumstances and for those who have children in P1-3 who universally receive FSM’s and have not yet registered.

 

Those currently registered who  may have changed their bank details since applying for the Footwear and Clothing Grant to  contact finservices@stirling.gov.uk to ensure that this payment is made to the appropriate account.

 

All information needs to be submitted by 11th December 2020 to ensure payments are made on time.

P1 Enrollment Information

 

 

Due to current Coronavirus restrictions it has been necessary to review arrangements for enrolling pupils in school for August 2021 . Unfortunately we will not be able to meet parents and the process will have to be done online.

 All children who are five years old on or before 18 August 2021 are of school age and must start their primary school education on 18 August 2021, children who are five years old between 18 August 2021 and 28 February 2022 may start their primary school education on 18 August 2021.

 

Please find attached a process map detailing arrangements for this year. When enrolling online you will be asked to upload a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof  of residency as detailed in the attachment.

 

Please see link below to the online enrolment page

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/learning-education/schools/enrolling-your-child-at-school/

 

 

The deadline for online enrolments is Thursday 14th January 2021.

If you have any queries please contact the school office.

Active Stirling Schools Competition

Schools across the Stirling Council area were invited to take part in a sports competition involving 8 different events. These were: skipping challenge, bounce a ball off the wall and catch with the opposite hand, throw the bean bag from 3 meters in to a hoop, shuttle runs (10m), aiming a football through goals from 6m, balance a bean bag on your head, pass the ball between all team mates for 2 minutes and hopping round the cones. Teams were between 4-6 people and everyone had to take part in all events. All the winners were from the Balfron area!

Primary 5

1st Place - Strathblane Primary Team B

2nd Place - Strathblane Primary Team D

3rd Place - Balfron Primary Team A

Primary 6

1st Place - Balfron Primary Team A

2nd Place - Strathblane Primary Team 6A

3rd Place - Balfron Primary Team B

Primary 7

1st Place - Balfron PS Team A 

2nd Place - Balfron PS Team B

3rd Place - Strathblane Primary Team A

SPS Scottish Euroquiz Champions

In March the P6 Euroquiz team won the Stirling schools' heat and qualified for the national final, which was due to take place at Holyrood, Edinburgh in June.  Obviously this was postponed and the rescheduled national final was rearranged virtually online.  It took place on Monday 2nd November (pupils now P7).  The team consisting of Logan (not pictured), Holly, Harrison and Connor and subs Oliver and Joseph worked really well together and in pairs to answer a range of questions related to European geography, culture, famous people, flags, currency amongst other things.  One of the rounds was a 'languages' round listening to native speakers in French (and other languages)  and answering questions about what they were saying.  We are incredibly proud to say that the team were victorious and have been crowned National Euroquiz Champions 2020.  Here is the link to the video announcing the winners.  The team watched the video to find out who won and their faces were priceless when the realisation hit them!

Strathblane Primary School has been on the current site since the mid sixties. The building is set in beautiful countryside with easy access to the natural world for environmental studies projects. Pupils enjoy spacious accommodation with classrooms, general purpose room, and hall with stage and P.E. facilities, separate dining area and a computer suite. Outdoors there are generous playing areas, both hard and grassed. The Parent Council and local businesses have been very supportive in helping to raise funds to improve the school grounds. Parents, friends and the school’s pupil leadership groups have planted trees, shrubs, bulbs and other plants to enhance the environment. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and at least two PCs available for the curricular use. 

 

More information is available in our handbook

Strathblane Primary School, Southview Road, Blanefield, G63 9JQ (01360) 770608

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