Your child should not report to school if they or any member of your household, or someone they have been in direct contact with have any of these symptoms:
The most common symptoms are new:
S1 pupils received their first tracking report on Thursday. This report gives information about their effort, behaviour and homework in each class as well as some information about the progress they are making. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the report, please contact your child’s Pastoral Support Teacher in the first instance.
We had an amazing foodbank collection this year, which was really well organised by the House Captains. As well as food donations, money was handed in, which the house captains used to buy more donations. The final total was an amazing 4056 items which were collected by Renfrewshire Foodbank during the holidays. Thank you so much to everyone involved and congratulations to Brodie House who narrowly beat Thornly in collecting the most items.
Our next Parent Council meeting is Monday 26th October at 7.30pm. We hold these meetings online. If you have anything you would like raised at parent council, you can email the school enquiries account firstname.lastname@example.org or the Parent Council facebook page.
S6 PROM JUNE 2021
The badgeholders have selected the venue for this year’s prom and we are very hopeful everything will go ahead as planned. They have chosen the Dalmeny Park Hotel in Barrhead on 22nd June 2021, which will ensure the SQA exam diet which has been pushed back will be over.
We can’t have our normal S1/2 Halloween Party and Senior Dance this year, so the House Captains have organised Halloween activities for S1 pupils next Friday Periods 5&6 which are just before and after lunch. There is no obligation for any pupil to be involved. The activities organised will raise money for this year’s house charities.
S1 and S6 Football Tournament – £2 entry. There is also space for 30 spectators period 5 and another 30 spectators period 6. 50p minimum donation for spectating.
Art Activities – £2 entry. There are 20 spaces for Halloween themed art activities during periods 5 and 6. Pupils will attend both periods.
Halloween movies – £2 entry and snack provided. There are 30 spaces (15 per room) for pupils to watch a Halloween movie (age appropriate). Pupils will attend both periods.
Ghost Walk (S1-3 pupils) – 50p minimum donation during lunchtime on Friday.
Tuck shop interval, lunchtime and in activities.
Unless your child has signed up for an activity, they will go to their normal class. Any pupil who would like to take part and needs financial help to do so, can speak to their Pastoral Support Teacher or I as soon as possible to make sure they get a space.
Pupils must be signed up to an activity by the end of Wednesday to allow us to make up class lists and clarify health and safety procedures.
I hope that all the pupils who choose to join in have fun!
The House Captains created a survey and following a vote the house charities for this year are:
Brodie – Move on Scotland www.moveon.org.uk
Glen – The Disability Centre www.drcbeds.org.uk
Moredun – RAMH www.ramh.org
Thornly – Accord Hospice www.accordhospice.org.uk
HIGHER LEADERSHIP CLASS
Every year, the Higher Leadership class invite me along to hear their presentations about their project. This year they have surpassed themselves. A lot of the usual activities can’t take place because of covid restrictions, so they have had to be more creative in their ideas and also consider the impact of health and safety. I have encouraged them to create their own twitter feed so you can see the work as they progress.
They are covering a range of areas such as improving fitness amongst themselves and younger pupils in school, designing a new Gleniffer football kit, increasing participation in extracurricular activities, educating young children through digital platforms, supporting creativity and wellbeing through art projects and preparing diabetic dinners and filming the cookery – Gordon Ramsay eat your heart out!
The imagination, planning, organisation and commitment required from these young people is incredible. They absolutely blew me away today, I felt so proud of them and can’t wait to see how they get on.
Use the next week to submit your child’s achievements via the school website. I will be meeting with the House Captains to tally the House Tokens and review the achievement information. Let’s see how the competition turns out this month.
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