Parent Council

15th -18th April 2019 – Changes and improvement

Apr 19, 2019 |

Welcome back from the Easter break.  In this blog I want to update you on some of the changes and improvements we are taking forward this term. Staff:  We are delighted to welcome 3 new teachers to the school – Claire Christie (Social Subjects), Greg Meldrum (English) and Gloria Duguid (supply cover Modern Languages).   School … read more

4th – 8th March 2019: Preparing for exams

Mar 9, 2019 |

The SQA exams start in around 20 school days so this blog is for those families who are preparing for the exams. The first thing I will emphasise is to know what you are sitting and when it takes place.  Over the next week teachers will be confirming with pupils which level they are being … read more

25th February – 1st March 2019: Success, safe and school day

Mar 3, 2019 |

Duke of Edinburgh Awards:  I attended an event at a packed Beach Ballroom on Monday evening last week.  It was organised by Aberdeen City Council and was to celebrate all those youngsters who had gained their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  In total 77 pupils collected awards on the evening and overall … read more

18th-22nd February 2018: Respect Community

Feb 23, 2019 |

Over the course of this week I have being leading assemblies with a focus on one of our 3 behaviour statements: Respect Community. The slides I used at the assembly can be accessed here Assembly February 2019 alongside the slides were some key messages which I will summarise here: we have a fantastic community which … read more

28th January – 1 February 2019: Senior phase information evening

Feb 3, 2019 |

At the senior phase information evening I indicated we would try to help parents access the links to the main things they need to access when helping their children make choices in the senior school.  With this in mind this blog is very short and gives the links you need.  In addition, I shall “tweet” … read more

21st – 25th January 2019: Listening to parents

Feb 3, 2019 |

On Thursday of this week we had a meeting of the Parent Council.  At these meetings I normally provide a Head Teacher update and the one I gave this week is attached here:  PC Jan 19 The notes cover a range areas including; building/property, staffing, budgets and pupil experiences.  At the meeting which was attended by … read more

14th – 18th January: Learners, teachers, families and community

Jan 20, 2019 |

We often think of school in terms of the interaction of pupils and teachers within classrooms.  If I reflect on the past week it is clear school is about much more than this. I want to start with a diagram of a jigsaw.  At the centre are the two pieces – student and teacher.  The … read more

7th-11th January 2019 – Support and challenge

Jan 17, 2019 |

Welcome back to a new year and a new school term.  Next week our seniors sit their prelim exams and this will help add to the picture we are building up about their progress.  Back in August I spoke of increased expectations and we have worked hard to keep revisiting this over the session.  I … read more

3rd – 10th December 2018: Success and reassurance

Dec 9, 2018 |

National success: The highlght of the week was being able to tell people of our success at a National level.  We use a system called accelerated reader to promote reading for our pupils.  The company behind this Renaissance Learning keep an eye on how well it is being used and as a result we were … read more

12th-16th November 2018 – Stay safe

Nov 18, 2018 |

Mid Autumn/Winter brings with it; darker nights, falling leaves, changing weather, frost and snow. These conditions pose an added risk as we go about our daily lives and I am using the blog this week set out 5 simple ideas to help pupils reduce the risks and to stay safe. Set off earlier – the … read more

Skip to toolbar