Last Friday we welcomed primary seven pupils from across the cluster for our first transition day of the year. Pupils visited lots of classes and met teachers with a theme of Nurture and relationships running through all lessons. They enjoyed seeing some of their old primary friends who are already with us and getting to see a busy social area at interval and lunchtime. We will now be working with our primary colleagues to ensure we have information on all the young people which will help us to help them settle in to Gleniffer High. The next full transition event is next term with an evening session for parents/carers and the young people.
This week our S1 pupils enjoyed a performance from the band “New Rules” who have supported Little Mix on tour. Lots of autographs and selfies were taken after the performance which was full of energy!
On Wednesday night we welcomed parents/carers and pupils to our Senior Phase Family Learning event. This event was designed to help our pupils and their families understand more about study skills, growth mindset, wellbeing and Foundation Apprenticeships. We have had amazing feedback about this event and all those who attended were given a study pack to help them at home.
S4 tracking reports were issued this afternoon. These reports are hugely important as they give the current working grade based on prelim and coursework performance as well as the target grade. Please take the time to review the report and contact us with any questions or concerns. The S4 parents’ evening takes place on 30th January 5.00pm-7.30pm. I strongly encourage attendance at this night as you will get information about performance but also about what next steps are to ensure success in the final assessments and exams.
We have been working to get more information on our school website under Faculties and Departments. This is in the initial stages however we will be working on this throughout the session. Any information which you would find useful can be shared with me via the school email address and I will try to accommodate requests.
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