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June 2017 Final Update.doc


Final Newsletter June 2017




I am delighted to let you know that Mrs Sandra Craig has been successful in obtaining a post as Depute Headteacher within Falkirk Council. Mrs Jacqui Gallagher has obtained an Acting Principal Teacher post in Bannockburn Primary. We wish both ladies every success in their new posts and thank them for their contribution to Riverside Primary. I will personally oversee the leadership of the autism provision whilst we advertise for a new Principal Teacher.


Church Service

Our end of year church service will be in Viewfield Church at 10am on Thursday 29 June.  All parents/carers are welcome.  As we will be walking to and from church, and as usual with our unpredictable weather, please make sure that children bring a waterproof jacket – just in case!  All children will return to school after the church service.  This year our collection will go to the NSPCC.


End of term arrangements:

  • School will close for the summer break at 1.30pm on Friday 30 June for children requiring bus transport and/or school lunch. All other children may leave at 12.30 at the start of the lunch break.

  • Catering Services will only be providing packed lunches on Friday 30June. There will be a choice of sandwich fillings including a vegetarian option and lunches should be ordered and paid for in the usual way.


I wish to inform you of arrangements for Friday 30 June.  As per last year’s arrangements, we wish to give our P7 Leavers a fitting end to their primary school career.  At 12.20pm they will be clapped out of Riverside P.S. by the whole school.  There will be a designated area at the Forrest Road end of the playground for any P7 parents/carers who wish to attend.  We would ask any non P7 parents to stand behind the rows of watching children.


P4 - 6 pupils will then be dismissed from the playground by their teachers at the 12.30pm bell.  P1 – 3 pupils will return to their buildings and will leave via their usual exits.  (School lunch children will be escorted to the lunch hall). 

In the event of very inclement weather, this event will not take place and all children will leave from their usual exits.


(The donations for Sal’s Shoes will be left in rows in the playground. We wish to take a photo of the rows of shoes to send to the charity and thereafter we would appreciate parental support in tying up the pairs of shoes with rubber bands.


Term officially ends on Friday 30 June at 1.30pm.  We expect all children to attend on the last day of term.


We do find on the last day of each term that the office staff spend a lot of time making phone calls to follow up absence.  If your child is unable to attend through sickness please ensure that you contact the school to let us know.  This helps us to mark off all children correctly on the system before the end of the school year and prevents us following up in August. 


Bus Arrangements for Last Day of Term

The Public Transport Unit have advised us of the bus arrangements for 30 June. As the ‘school bus’ is a registered local service bus, the journey time cannot be altered to suit the early closure. However, the C30 service bus will leave school in Forrest Road at 13:38 and go via Abbey Road, Argyll Avenue and Forth Street to Stirling Bus Station (the bus will sit at Stance 4 in the bus station for 7 minutes), then via Murray Place, Cowane Street, Union Street, Causewayhead Road, Chattan Avenue, Lothian Crescent and finally Easter Cornton Road arriving at app. 14.17. Note that this journey will serve Causewayhead Road instead of Dunster Road.


The service terminates at Easter Cornton Road. Therefore, Alloa Road and Manor Powis are not served by this bus. Pupils returning to Alloa Road and/or Manor Powis should change at Stirling Bus Station to one of the following ‘First Bluebird’ bus services:

Stance 9

Service 63 at 14:08 or Service 63A at 14:23.


The Bus Station Supervisor, who has PVG clearance, will meet the incoming C30 (due at 13:53) at Stance 4 and conduct any pupils who may wish to travel to Alloa Road or Manor Powis to their appropriate bus.


Please ensure that your child is clear about his/her going home arrangements for Friday 30 June.


Welcome Meetings

Our Welcome Meetings for each class will take place early next session, these meetings allow you to meet the teacher and share information about homework, classroom routines etc. If you cannot attend a family member is welcome to come along in your place.  The meetings will be from 9.00 a.m. ~ 9.45 a.m.  approximately and dates are as follows:


MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 9am - P6, P7 and P5-7G

TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 9am- P4, P5 and P3/4G


THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER - 2.15pm P1, P1G (P1 Workshop with your child)

Friday 8SEPTEMBER 9.30am – Autism Provision Classes


Dates for your diaryplease remember these are always subject to change:

Thursday 29 June                   Church Service, 10 am

Friday 30 June                        School closes for Summer Holiday

Monday 21 August                  Autumn Term begins STAFF ONLY – SCHOOL CLOSED FOR CHILDREN

Tuesday 22 August            Children return to school – 9.00 am


We wish you all a happy and safe holiday and thank you for your parental support throughout the session.

Yours sincerely




Mrs Kay Robertson