A reminder that it is a dress down day tomorrow. Pupils wishing to ‘dress down’ pay £1 towards school funds and can come in to school in casual clothes. We continue to ask that no team colours/kits are worn as part of this and also remind parents that this is optional.
Scottish Mediation has been supported by the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund to raise awareness of its support for schools through its COVID-19 schools mediation programme. Going back to school and adjusting to new restrictions following lockdown will be difficult for many pupils, teachers and families and its possible this may lead to some tensions or breakdowns in relationships. Scottish Mediation is here to help.
The purpose of this programme is to provide mediation support within the school setting for whoever needs it, for whatever reason. The nature of the difficult situation can be wide ranging. It can be a dispute between pupils, parents or teachers or a combination. It could be to do with coping with new restrictions and rules around social distancing, or just day-to-day challenges in the school day that have been exacerbated by COVID-19. To discuss your situation and find out how we can help, please contact Sarah Welsh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The agenda for our online Parent Council meeting next Tuesday, 29th is now available in the Parent Council section of the website. Please contact email@example.com for details of how to join us.
I’m delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Local School Nature Grant, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Our pupils will be benefitting from a wildlife camera and whittling and drilling kit which will be used to enhance our outdoor learning experiences as well as, make further connections with the local care centre and nursery through sharing the wildife camera footage.
In addition staff will receive training to help children learn outdoors. Pupils played an important role in applying for the grant and selected equipment that they felt would continue to improve our outdoor experiences. Thank you also to Mrs MacPherson who highlighted the possibility of funding to us as well as offering ideas for it.
The project is run by Learning through Landscapes and funded by Postcode Local Trust, which receives funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
A reminder that school is closed to pupils on Monday, 14th and Tuesday, 15th September for staff training. During these days staff will work together to look at the refreshed curriculum for excellence narrative and recovery frameworks as well as, complete child protection training.