Mrs Prentice and I had a really interesting meeting with an Education Scotland Attainment Adviser this week as we discussed aspects of our curriculum and how to make improvements. We will be consulting pupils, staff and parents/carers throughout this session.
I have been holding SQA analysis meetings with heads of department this week. We are looking at presentation levels, pass rates, areas for focus this session and successes.
A small group of S3 pupils have been sailing with the Ocean youth Trust off the West Coast of Scotland this week. As well as learning about all things nautical they have been working on their literacy and numeracy skills, team work and communication. There are some lovely pictures on our twitter feed.
I was out with our badge holders this week looking at a prom venue for June 2020. We may have a finalist for their big night, which as you will know is always a super event.
I attended a well-organised meeting with our Retail class this week. The young people are the first to embark on this qualification in Gleniffer High and I must say I am highly impressed with their work ethic. I received an agenda in advance and attended the meeting where they shared their plans for fundraising this session. They have lots of activity planned for S1/2 pupils throughout this session and are linking them to other events, which are in our school calendar. The school calendar is on our website if you are looking to plan ahead. I also put key dates in our school newsletter, which is emailed home at the end of term.
Tickets for the Malawi Ball, which takes place on Friday 25th October in the Normandy Hotel are now on sale. The tickets are £40, which includes a three-course meal, glass of fizz and entertainment. The profits from the ball go toward our special project fund, which is used to refurbish our link school Dzenza Primary. Our next expedition group travel to Malawi in June 2020. The young people themselves are organising the ball from planning the event to ticketing and budgets. It would be great to see our school community support them.
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