Our Christmas Church Service will take place on Friday 21st December at 9:45am. Please join us at St.Mungo’s Parish Church.
School will close for the Christmas holidays at 1:15pm, Nursery at 3:30pm on Friday 21st December we will reopen on Monday 7th January 2019
We wish all of our families a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year
The National MacMillan Coffee Morning event will take place on Friday 28th September from 9:30 to 11:00am in the school dining hall.
As part of our school curriculum we have incorporated opportunities for classes to lead on whole school events, to develop their confidence and leadership skills. Primary 3 classes will also be extending their understanding of charities through this experience.
Children are also encouraged to come to school on this day dressed in casual clothes for a small donation of 50p per child or £1 per family.
Any donations of home baking would be greatly appreciated and can be handed in to the school office on Thursday 27th September.
We look forward to welcoming parents, carers and members of the local community to this worthwhile event.
The Parent Council AGM will be held this Thursday 20th September at 7pm
Please come along to find out what the Parent Council have been up to and how you can get involved in the life of the school.
Our calendar of events for the 2018/2019 session was sent home on Friday. You can find electronic versions of it here.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 4th September) we will be hosting our ‘Meet the Teacher evening’. This is a great opportunity for you to come and put a face to the name of your child’s class teacher and have a tour of their classroom and ‘wing’.
This is a drop in event which your child can attend along with you. It will run from 5:00pm till 6.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
We would like to wish all of our pupils and families a warm welcome back to school, we hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break. We will be sending information home over the next few weeks, setting up the class blogs and updating the website so please check back regularly for updates.
This map shows where each class will line up for the 2018/2019 session.
You can also download a copy of the map by clicking here.
Find out how the Scottish Attainment Challenge is impacting on schools and learning within Clackmannanshire. Click here to download our leaflet (PDF file)
The NSPCC and O2 have launched new advice for parents of young people playing the multiplayer action survival game Fortnite: Battle Royale.
It comes amid concerns over a function in Fortnite which automatically allows users to speak to other players through voice and text chat functions. It means children can be contacted by anyone else who is playing the game.
Users can disable voice chat in the game via the setting menu, but the text chat function cannot be turned off. Research from the NSPCC and O2 this week reveals that one in four children have been contacted online by someone they don’t know. The research is based on reviews by children and parents of the most popular apps, sites and games currently on the market, featured on the Net Aware app and website.
Today’s Net Aware advice on Fortnite warns parents the game features cartoon violence, where players can use a variety of weapons, such as guns and axes, to kill other players, despite being rated as suitable for players aged 12+ by The App Store. The NSPCC and O2 are offering parents the following advice:
- Talk to your child regularly about what they are doing online and how to stay safe. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen. You can use our conversation starters to support you when starting these conversations.
- Explore your child’s online activities together. Understand why they like using certain apps, games or websites and make sure they know what they can do to keep themselves safe.
- Agree your own rules as a family when using sites, apps and games. You can use our Family Agreement template to help you get started.
- Manage your technology and use the privacy and parental control settings available to keep your child safe.
Laura Randall, NSPCC’s associate head of child safety online, said “Apps, sites, and games such as Fortnite: Battle Royale can be great opportunities for young people to play and engage online.
“However, in light of emerging concerns about the risks children could be exposed to, we are urging parents to be aware of Fortnite’s features. It is vital parents have regular conversations with their children about the games they are playing, and how to stay safe online.
“Anyone looking for further online safety advice can contact O2 NSPCC online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002 or pop into an O2 store where an O2 Guru can help”.
The Net Aware app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. It can also be accessed online at www.net-aware.org.uk