Welcome to our school website. We hope this will give you an insight into our wonderful school, Burnside Primary. Our aim is to provide a safe, inclusive and stimulating environment which ensures your child reaches their full potential. Our highly experienced and committed staff team ensure that our shared school values are at the heart of all that we do at Burnside, putting your child's health, wellbeing and progress first at all times.Children are both supported and challenged in their learning and we seek to foster in them a positive attitude to learning and respect for themselves, others and the environment. Children are supported to achieve all they can in being successful and confident life long learners and are encouraged to be active, responsible citizens in their community.You are welcome to contact us at any time and please be assured that no worry about your child is too small to share with us. We will do all that we can to help. You can contact our school office on 0141 634 1916 or firstname.lastname@example.org We hope you will browse our website and the many photographs and updates give you a flavour of Burnside Primary School. Please also follow us on Twitter @burnsideprim
Thank you, Helen McGarvey safe healthy respectful responsible active
Burnside Primary School
Harness children’s abilities, encouraging ambition and resilience through a varied, challenging and enjoyable curriculum. We will foster personal achievement and skills for life in an inclusive, nurturing, respectful and shared environment.
Our pupils and our school community wanted our school values to reflect GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) as we believe these are the building blocks of all learning. They shape our behavious and interactions with each other. It is important that we live these values every day; that we talk about them and commit to fulfilling them. Our 'Happy High 5' values mean we all strive to be:-
To help make the transition from pre-school to P1 as smooth as possible, we have a super ‘buddy system’ in place. Each new P1 pupil is introduced to their P7 buddy during their visits before starting school. Throughout the session, the Burnside Buddies take part in a variety for fun activities together. These sessions help the little buddies settle in and encourage our big buddies to develop responsibility. Buddy Lunch is a huge favourite!
Day 1, 2, 3 – P7 Children to assist P1s for Interval as organised by SMT (10.45-11.00).
Day 2 – P1 children meet with their buddy
Day 3 – Buddies go to earlier break with P1s and take playbox out.
Day 1-Day5 - P7 children meet buddy at gate (9am) and walk them to their P1 line.
Day/time to be arranged – P7 children take buddy for storytelling in garden.
Day/time to be arranged – P7 children take buddy for nature time (look at pond, bark rubbing, insect habitats etc)
Primary 1 children in fulltime
Buddy lunch at 12.00 every Friday
Shared Golden time once a term (to be arranged) – P7 and P1 classes used.