Glengowan/St. Mary’s Primary School

Glengowan Primary and Nursery

Glengowan Primary school badge

Glengowan Primary School is a non-denominational, co-educational school in the village of Caldercruix. It caters for children from three years of age in the nursery class, through primary one to seven in the school. The school offers a range of after school activities throughout the school year. This programme of activities changes each term. A typical sample of these clubs includes: arts and crafts, netball, cross country and dance class.

Towards the end of May/June, children who have registered to attend primary one at the beginning of the new session in August, are invited to spend part of the day with the primary one teacher. This gives the children the opportunity to meet their teacher and visit the class base. The parents are invited to attend an induction meeting at this time, when they can discuss various aspects of school life. Questions are welcome at this meeting and parents can discuss any concerns they may have about their child’s first year at school.

The school strives to liaise closely with the local community including links with the Community Police and the Community Project. In addition, the school and nursery also liaise closely with health professionals and other external agencies. We are actively involved in Enterprise Education, Health Promotion initiatives and the Eco Schools’ Award Programme.Glengowan and St Mary's - Outside View

It is important to us that good home and school links are fostered. Parents’ meetings are held in terms 1 and 3, when parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress with the class teacher. Parents also receive a written interim report in the second term and a final written report in the forth term of each session. Parents are invited to attend class assemblies, performances and events as they occur in the school calendar. Regular newsletters keep parents informed of the life of the school.

Pupils normally transfer from primary to secondary between the ages of 11.5 and 12.5 so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least four years of secondary education. Pupils from Glengowan primary normally transfer to Caldervale High School. The primary 7 pupils have the opportunity to visit the school during their final year at primary and there is liaison organised between Caldervale and Glengowan Primary.

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St Mary’s Primary Airdrie

St Mary's Primary Airdrie Badge

St.Mary’s Primary is a denominational, co-educational school covering the stages from Primary 1 to Primary 7. St. Mary’s school moved to a joint campus with Glengowan Primary at a new site in Drumfin Avenue, Caldercruix in January 2006. The school serves the community of Caldercruix and surrounding villages.

St.Mary’s Primary aims to create a teaching and learning environment that enable all pupils to develop to their fullest potential providing them with skills for learning, life and work. Through the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence, we aim to develop pupil knowledge, skills, attributes and capabilities that create Responsible Citizens, Effective Contributors, Confident Individuals and Successful Learners.

St.Mary’s is committed to creating a community of faith and learning were all members are valued, respected and encouraged to contribute to the community life of the school.

At St.Mary’s a variety of approaches to teaching and learning are used, whilst ICT also plays a significant role in supporting and enhancing curriculum delivery.Outside view St Mary's PS Airdrie 2

The staff team work hard to create a happy, secure atmosphere in class and to encourage and support all pupils to realise their potential. Through the promotion of parental involvement and parents as partners we aim to actively involve parents in their child’s education and the life of the school. This we do through regular quality homework, monthly newsletters, fundraising events and the Parent Council.

We run after-school clubs for art, cycling, football, cross country, netball, cheerleading, dance, badminton and fun fitness. The school is actively involved in the programme of events and festivals hosted by NLC Active School Co-ordinators.

The school has a number of committees that operate throughout the school year and contribute greatly to school ethos and pupil achievement. This session we have an

Eco/Health Committee, Pupil Council, Enterprise Committee and Prayer Group.

At St.Mary’s, we regularly recognise and celebrate pupil achievement both in class and out of school. The school endeavours to promote outdoor learning and regularly organises visits to places of interest that support Interdisciplinary Learning.

We aim to be an active and achieving school that is committed to raising achievement and attainment for all.

Pupils normally transfer from primary to secondary between the ages of 11.5 and 12.5 years so that they have the opportunity to complete at least four years of secondary education. Pupils from St.Mary’s normally transfer to St Margaret’s High School, Airdrie.

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