Welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable October break.
Our school newsletter has been emailed to the main contact for each child (where we have the email address). If you would prefer a hard copy you can request one from the school office.
SNSA testing continues for S3 pupils this week. They have been sitting the national tests in Literacy and Numeracy, which are computer based. So far, the programme has run very smoothly and pupils have taken the process seriously. I’m very pleased with them.
S1 pupils had a great talk from emergency services this week on the topic of Fireworks. At this time of year, young people are often out and about more enjoying the festivities run by Renfrewshire Council and closer to their own homes. I’d encourage them all to have fun but be safe.
Our German Exchange continues this week as our guests from Furth arrived here on Monday. They have been spending time with their Gleniffer High partners throughout this week. On Tuesday, they came into school and then visited Paisley Abbey, climbing the tower and meeting Provost Cameron who put on a lovely spread for them. They also got to visit council chambers and sit in “the chair”. On Wednesday they went on a visit to New Lanark Heritage Centre and yesterday was a trip to Millport – I’ve yet to hear how the weather held up! Today the group are going to Edinburgh and tomorrow they will have free time together before a farewell Ceilidh on Sunday night. The staff put a lot of work into organising what is a very hectic week but it seems to have gone very well.
S6 pupils had their year group photograph taken on what was a bit of a blustery Wednesday morning. These occasions are so important in their final year of school and another memory to add to the box.
Today I am going out with a group of S3 pupils for Freshen Up Friday. We will be in the local community litter picking and helping to do our bit.
Tonight is the Gleniffer High Malawi Ball, which has been organised completely by the young people in the expedition group. It is sure to be a great night and I should hopefully have lots of photos for you next week. Well done to all those involved and thank you to the supporters.
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