Help say ‘goodbye’ to St. Joseph’s Primary


Wednesday, 16 May, 2018


Throughout June the pupils and staff of St. Joseph’s Primary School in Milngavie will be holding events to mark the closing of the building, as they prepare to move to a brand new school – St. Nicholas’ Primary - in August.

After 57 years in their current location everyone at the school is keen to say a proper goodbye with friends, new and old.

During the month of June there will be a PTA Family Party in the Nuffield, a ‘Through the Decades’ show which takes a stroll through the life of the school with changing technology, trends and fashions, and a special sports day.

Former staff, pupils, neighbours and friends are invited to pop in on Tuesday 12 June to take a walk down memory lane. A full afternoon of events is planned and all are welcome:

  • 1.45pm:  Pupils will give an abridged performance of ‘Through the Decades’
  • 2.30 - 3.15pm:  Refreshments and a chance to share memories of the school
  • 3.15 – 5.30pm:  The school will be open for anyone who would like to take a final tour of the building and visit classrooms

The school’s closing Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Tartaglia in St Joseph’s Church at 10am on Friday 22 June and all are welcome to give thanks for the life of the school.

Head Teacher Mrs Murray said, “While we are excited for the future and looking forward to life in our new school we are sad to be leaving St. Joseph’s Primary. I am sure there will be lots of laughter and fond reminiscing but I predict a few tears too. I hope local people and anyone with a connection to the school can join us and bring their experience of this great school with them to share with us.”

If you used to teach at St. Joseph’s or if you were a pupil there over the last six decades and have any old photos or memorabilia please consider lending them to the school for the closing events. They can be contacted on 0141 955 2209.


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