Nursery May Newsletter


Date: 21st May 2018

Dear Parent / Carer

Nursery-Primary Transition

Induction visits to St Kenneth’s Primary will take place this week and children should all have received their invites with times etc. Thank you to parents/carers who came along to our information evening on Wednesday of last week.

Up and coming visits

Wednesday 23rd May: Your child’s visit is at 9.30am or 11am.  Please check their invite.

Thursday 24th May:     Visit and parent meeting at 1.30pm

Tuesday 29th/Wednesday 30th/Thursday 31st May: School lunch opportunity on one of these days.

Friday 1st June: Sports Transition Event at 1.30pm for all children starting St Kenneth’s.

School Lunch Opportunity

There will be an opportunity for children staring St Kenneth’s to try out a school lunch on either Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th or Thursday 31st May at 11.30am.  Your child’s day will be advised at the parents’ meeting on Thursday of this week.

Classes for next session.

The proposed structure for next session’s Primary 1 classes is as follows:

Primary 1
Primary 1
Primary 1/2

Please note that changes to the school roll and staffing can result in this structure changing at any time.

If you would like to find out what is involved in creating the class structure or what a composite class is, as your child might be in one next session, we are holding an information

session on Thursday 7th June at 2.15pm where we will explain about class groupings and what a composite class is over a cup of tea/coffee and answer any questions you may have.

Nursery Applications

Letters informing parents/carers about nursery admissions or a request for a change of session will be sent on Friday 8th June 2018.

Summer Fair: Saturday 2nd June 2018 11am-1pm

St Kenneth’s Primary will hold their annual Summer Fair on the above date. There will be lots of stalls and activities including bouncy castle, raffles, beat the goalie etc.  We would be delighted if you can manage along to this and are hoping for a sunny day!!

Summer Outing to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow

  • PM children: Wednesday 6th June 2018
  • AM children: Thursday 7th June 2018

The children’s summer outing will take place on the above dates during their session time. The children will visit the museum with all the transport exhibits and take part in a workshop.  A snack will be provided for the children during their visit.  We are looking for parent helpers to accompany the children therefore if you are able to help, please let nursery staff know.  Further details will follow nearer the time.

Policies and Procedures: Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality

We would be most obliged if you could take time to have a look at the policy and give us your comments or ideas for improvement. Evaluation forms/pens can be found on the table in the nursery reception. This helps us to ensure best practice in our nursery.


The policies/procedures are displayed in the nursery reception and copies are available should you wish to take this away to read.


Consultation for our School Improvement Plan

It is at this time of the year when we conduct an annual consultation exercise which helps us to identify nursery strengths and development priorities for next session. The views of children, staff and parents are sought.  Questionnaires have been devised in consultation with our Nursery Forum and Parent Council and these will be given out next week to all parents/carers.

The results of the consultation exercise and our development priorities for next session will be sent out before the end of June.

Nursery Sports:

Nursery sports will take place in on Thursday 14th June during each nursery session. Parents are invited to come along to watch the events – or even take part!!  Bring your trainers!!  If the weather is kind to us these will take place on our pitch.


Nursery Presentation: Tuesday 19th June at 2.15pm for afternoon children.

                                       Wednesday 20th June at 10.30am for morning children.

Just to remind you that the nursery presentation will take place at the above dates and times.



The nursery will be closed on Friday 25th May and Monday 28th May for the holiday weekend.

Yours sincerely

Geraldine O’Hanlon

Head Teacher

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