Greenburn School

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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Greenburn School Website
Here you will find everything you want to learn, about our wonderful school.
Photographs are a wonderful way to capture the essence of any school and we are no different.  Our school motto is ‘One Step at a Time’ and through these photos, updates and information you will see what and enriched learning  experience it is to be part of the Greenburn Family.  We love to celebrate all our successes no matter how small. 
Our Vision ‘Be All You Can Be’ permeates everything we do, no matter how long it takes us to get there.
We hope you enjoy learning all about our school.
Best Regards
Maria Neil


06-12-2022: Festive Fun day

Start Time: 06-12-2022

End Time: All Day Event

Additional Info: Festive Fun Day 

13-12-2022 13:00: Nativity

Start Time: 13-12-2022 13:00

End Time: 13-12-2022 12:33

Additional Info: Whole school nativity. 


Cost of Living Information

Dear Parents/carers,
The cost of living is affecting everyone right now.  At this time of year we get many gifts and  food bank items etc, handed in to school.  In the past we have put the children's names into a draw and raffled them. However, we realise that some families may be in real difficulty at the moment and would like to support where most needed.  I understand this is very delicate and I do not wish to offend anyone. 
To ensure these gifts are allocated to the correct families, if you wish to be considered for them, please email me directly to ensure full confidentiality. 
My email address is:

Best Regards
Maria Neil


Christmas Tree

Dear Parents/carers
Tomorrow the children will be decorating the Christmas tree. This is just a wee reminder to send in a bauble for your child to hang on our lovely new  Christmas tree.  Thank you to a friend of our parent council for donating some lovely Elf and Christmas balloons to display beside the tree.  Please look on Facebook and the google classroom for some lovely photographs.


Industrial Strike Action

Dear parent/carer

Reminder - Industrial Action – Teacher Trade Unions 

A reminder to all our parents/carers that the school will be closed tomorrow due to industrial action.  

The school will re-open as normal on Friday 25th November.

Thank you.


Swap Shop

Hello everyone,
First of all can I thank those of you who have already sent in some Christmas Jumpers.  Can I ask again that we all look at the weekend for any jumpers or Christmas Party outfits to come in to school and we will set up a swap shop rack.
This will be available for anyone who wants to have a look.  It will be kept in the meeting room and displayed at any event.
Many thanks
Best Regards
Maria Neil


Inset day - Monday

Hello everyone
Just a wee reminder that it is an in-service day on Monday 14th November 2022.  There will be no school. 


Dress Down - TOMORROW

Sorry for the late notification Maxwellton are having a dress down day tomorrow our staff thought it would be nice if we did it along with them - we totally understand if your child can’t cope with normal clothes at school but if you would like to join dress down day, please do!  Staff too!


Message from Mrs Neil

Dear Parents/carers and staff, 
We received an Email from Emily today to explain the following:

                       "A pot of funding that falls under the Youth Music Initiative formula fund, managed by Creative Scotland has been paused with immediate effect this week. This is Scotland-wide and will have a massive impact on Youth Music in Scotland. I know that Greenburn isn’t funded by this pot, in fact, none of the South Lanarkshire HMM projects are, however, I was informed yesterday that to cover the shortfall from this pot, there may need be changes to projects we are delivering. I’m hoping that the school individual budgets don’t fall under this category. In response to this I’m trying to collect as many testimonials as possible highlighting the need for this service and wondered if it was possible for anyone from Greenburn to put something together that I can take to the council?

As the HT I am going to provide an impact report  for Emily and Hear My Music by the end of the week.  However looking at the 'Creative Scotland' website and it is my intention to make a personal plea to them as well as sending the report.

I know that many of you use the HMM resources personally as well as in school.  If you could, we would really appreciate your help with this. 
Sending emails/testimonies to us or  straight to Creative Scotland - ANYTHING you can do to help.  I am sure Emily and HMM would really appreciate this.  

From an equity point of view I wonder what else Creative Scotland is offering our children and young people with severe and complex learning difficulties.  I would very much hate to think that the ASN community were being disadvantaged by this withdrawal of funds.
Many thanks in anticipation

Best Regards
Maria Neil
Head Teacher
Greenburn School​



I am so sorry but our tumble dryer in school is not working.  Can I ask parents to send in a towel  on the days you have swimming, we will return home.   If anyone knows someone who could fix our dryer would you let me know.


Photographer - Thursday

Just a reminder that the school photographer will be in school tomorrow.  



Teddy Bears Picnic - FRIDAY

Please remember a teddy and a packed lunch for a teddy bears picnic on Friday before finishing at 12:50pm. 
We hope everyone has a lovely summer holiday. Let's hope the sun shines. 
We will see all of the children on Wednesday 17th August.