Assemblies were busy this week with inputs from our Young Ambassadors, Chloe and Grace, as well as Jamie Forest our Active Schools Coordinator. I was delighted to present our badge holders to year groups. S3 also heard a presentation about Duke of Edinburgh; any interested pupils should see Miss Robb in PE. There are 20 places for this session.
The Pupil Support department had a planning session with our Link Educational Psychologist this week about how we are moving the department forward. We have already, thanks to the PTA, been able to improve access to technology in Pupil Support and are in the process of reorganising the spaces to support the different functions of the department. Pupil Support Teachers are meeting with their house partners weekly to review progress of young people as well as identify any further supports we need to put in place.
This week Paisley Opera Group started working with young people from Gleniffer High School. They will be running a series of workshops over the next few weeks. Our Trad Group performed for personnel from SQA this morning. They are looking for performers for their SQA Star Awards….it’s looking good! Well done to Lisa, Anna and Jessica.
Student Council met again this week, a fantastic group now! Lots of the discussion was around the PSE and Employability Curriculum. We are going to pull together their opinions and ideas and share with the relevant staff in the school. The group are now focusing on two strands for this session. Eco Schools and PSE. They will be presenting at year group assemblies and are setting up their noticeboard in the social area.
We held our annual Senior Phase evening last night. The S4 part of the evening was very well attended. The format was different this year, with workshops from departments and former S6 pupils. Presentations from the evening will be put on the school website. Thanks to all who attended. Our next event for parents is the UCAS Information Evening on Wednesday 19th September starting at 6.30pm.
A letter has gone out to parents/carers of S1 parents this week to kindly request that all S1 pupils remain in school grounds over lunchtime. A copy of this letter can also be found on the school website.
Could I ask parents/carers to refrain from dropping pupils directly in front of the school entrance or in the car park unless there is a specific medical reason or additional support need, which has been discussed with your child’s pastoral teacher. The drive to the school is becoming congested and this morning I witnessed the difficulty pupils have trying to safely access the school ground due to traffic. Please drop pupils on Amochrie Road or at the turning circle. Thank you for your support with this.
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