The hard work of a dedicated cast and crew came to the stage on Monday and Tuesday of this week, with the Gleniffer High production of High School Musical. Led by Mrs McCrossan, young people and staff produced and performed a fantastic show. There was lots of emerging new talent and confident performances from the whole cast. Thanks to all who attended our show and supported our school! Photos from the show are on the photo gallery.
Student council members brought a friend to a session on Tuesday, which was to finalise our school aims following the work we have already carried out on our vision and values. The group wrote their own statements, which are not so much aims, more points of conviction about who we are as a school community.
Acceptance – We as a community understand the importance of promoting diversity and believe there’s no such thing as a minority. We accept that there should be an equal balance of hard work and personal development.
Ambition – We are self-motivated and driven to do our best in learning and life. We support each other to reach our goals. We are passionate about achieving in the classroom and beyond.
Nurture – We provide support and care for both pupils and staff. Our school is a safe place, which helps everyone develop and learn.
Respect – We, as pupils and staff, respect and accept every person’s opinions, beliefs and cultures to create a welcoming and accepting atmosphere. We demonstrate respect in all aspects of our lives and our open mindedness allows us the freedom to broaden our horizons.
Trust – Our community understands trust is built and works both ways. It creates a safe and warm environment where compromise and self-belief are encouraged.
Very powerful statements, which come directly from the young people themselves!
We also selected the final Tag Line for the school after months of writing and consulting.
“Learning today for a better tomorrow.”
This was produced by MacKenzie Dickson and Jessica Watts (new S3). Congratulations to them both.
Our first group of young people to achieve the John Muir Award were issued with their certificates this week. They also achieved their Saltire Award for volunteering hours. Well done to Jamie Hartley, Adam Hayes, Lewis Young, Nathan McLintock, James Thomson, Taylor Lavelle and Kyle Maclean.
Interviews for Badge Holder positions for session 2019-20 took place today. I’m delighted to announce that Kirsty Gillies and Nathan Lawson are the new Head Girl and Head Boy respectively. Ruth Crockett and Rosie McCafferty are Depute Head Girls and James Connery and Stan Mudzamiri Depute Head Boys. I’m very much looking forward to working with them throughout next session. This was a rigorous process with an application, voting and interview section. All the young people who applied were an absolute credit to themselves and we are so grateful for their interest.
Our new House Identity programme as well as our vision and values are now on the school website. As are prom 2019 photos which can be ordered for purchase.
Read more in Headteacher's Reflections Blog