It has been lovely to hear from so many parents/carers of pupils due to start P.1 in August. We have now begun to compile classes as well as undertake nursery visits, and can confirm that transition sessions will take place as follows at Burnside Primary:-
Visit 1 - Wednesday 8th June 1.40-2.10 or 2.15-2.45 pm (specific time for your child's class to be confirmed via letter)
Visit 2 - Thursday 9th June 11.45-12.15 or 1.40-2.10 or 2.15-2.45 pm (specific time for your child's class to be confirmed via letter)
Visit 3 - Friday 17th June 1.45-2.45 pm for all children
We would like to offer these visits to your child, accompanied by one parent/carer. Please see further details within letters to be issued. These visits will allow your child to meet their classmates, spend some time within their classroom both with and without you and meet key staff. These visits also help our staff to get to know your child and they also provide you with the opportunity to meet staff and other parents, as well as receive important information for starting school.
We look forward to meeting with you soon!
May Newsletter 2022 (added 10.05.22) New! Please find May Newsletter added to the 'Newsletter' section - bottom of this webpage.
P.1 transition session 2022/23 (added 01.05.22)
We have been made aware that a number of P.1 placing requests have now been granted for session 2022/23. We are delighted that your little ones will be joining us in August! We will liaise with nurseries and will write to you soon with arrangements for P.1 transition events, commencing 8th June. In the meantime, if you would like to highlight any particular friends your child might have who are also starting with us in August or you would like to discuss any specific concerns you may have regarding your child's start to school, please e-mail Mrs. McGarvey at email@example.com We look forward to meeting with you soon!
Infant Enrolment Update February 2022
We thank you for your patience as our Head Teacher makes her way through parent calls. In the meantime, please don't worry if you haven't heard anything, we are confident that all online enrolments have been processed. If you wish to check that your child's enrolment has been processed please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks!
February 2022 Newsletter (added 16.02.22) Please find February 2022 Newsletter within the 'Newsletters' section of this webpage below.
Infant Enrolment 2022-23
We are excited that we have reached the point in the session when next year's P.1 pupils can be enrolled for school. Parents/carers of any child eligible to start P.1 in August 2022, who lives within the Burnisde Primary catchment area, should now be enrolled online. The SLC online registration form should be completed and the child's FULL birth certificate along with 2 proofs of residency (within the last 6 months). Please enrol your child by 21 January 2022. We will be in touch with parents/carers within the next couple of weeks to say 'hello'. In the meanwhile, please see our School Handbook 2022/23.
Free school meals expansion (Primary 5 Children) (added 25.11.21)
As you are aware, the Scottish Government announced a phased expansion of Free School Meals. The universal provision of FSM to primary 4(August 2021) and primary 5 children (January 2022).
Community and Enterprise Resources (Facilities Management) have created an animation which highlights the FSM expansion of P4 and the up-and-coming P5 expansion in January 2022.
Please click this link to view YouTube animation created to explain the changes. GO Fresh Gang
October 2021 Newsletter (added 01.10.21) Please find September newsletter within the 'Newsletters' section of this webpage.
September 2021 Newsletter (added 31.08.21) Please find September newsletter within the 'Newsletters' section of this webpage.
Covid-19 Positive Case (added 23.08.21) We wish to let you know that this week there has been a reported case of Covid in a person linked to the school. You do not need to do anything unless you or a member of your family are contacted by Test and Protect as a close contact. I ask that you note the guidance on self-isolation in the letter from Dr. Logan, NHSL Public Health (see information section).
Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessment (added 16.08.21)
Please see our current Covid related Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work in the INFORMATION section for the start of the new session. All mitigations will remain in place to be reviewed at the end of September