Welcome to this week’s update.
Some of our senior phase pupils were involved in a Curriculum Review focus group with the local authority on Monday. This is part of the Ken Muir Education Reform consultation. This was a great opportunity for some of our learners to talk about their experience of education. They represented the school very well.
I had the pleasure of visiting a S2 class on Wednesday to hear about their learning in Geography. The class had been learning about the structure of the earth and the teacher planned lessons about designing a sweet to replicate the different layers of the earth. The designs were fantastic, and I guarantee the pupils will never forget this important piece of knowledge.
Congratulations to our U-15 team who beat Notre Dame High School 5-3 on Wednesday. Goal scorers were Cameron Keay, Louis Cowan and James Wilson.
We held a Remembrance Assembly on Thursday during Period 3 and respected the two-minute silence to remember our fallen heroes. The badgeholders, Laura MacGilp, Jamie Joe McNicol and class 1A took part in recognising the sacrifices made by armed personnel in wars. I will be attending the Renfrewshire Remembrance Parade on Sunday morning with two of the badgeholders to represent Gleniffer High School.
Our first parents’ evening was held on Thursday night using our online package. Teachers commented how great it was to be able to speak to parents and carers of S1 pupils about how they have settled into high school. Our next parents’ evening is S3 on 2nd December and information will come home about booking appointments soon.
We say farewell to Miss Ross who was in the Humanities faculty on a temporary basis. Miss Ross is taking up a permanent post in another school and we wish her the very best in her new role.
Next week is anti-bullying and Children in Need week, so lots going on!
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