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Helping your child manage online risks

A message from the NSPCC:

Thank you for your support

We recently held an NSPCC online safety workshop at Sunnyside Primary School. The hour-long workshop aimed to help attendees understand more about the online world of children and build confidence to have conversations with them about it.

Whether you attended or planned to attend but couldn’t, your views are important. They help the NSPCC and O2 to  improve the experience and impact of the workshops for anyone joining them in the future. Please take a few minutes to complete a short online survey about your experience. The survey can be accessed here:

Don’t forget this isn’t the end of your online safety journey. Children need continual help learning how to navigate the risks and dangers online. Having regular conversations with children is the most important way to help. And it’s never too early to start. If you need any further support or guidance, check out the website pages and step-by step guides online, call the O2 and NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002, or pop into your local O2 store for help from a Guru.

We’re committed to providing a comprehensive service to help keep children safe. Please visit to find out more about our work and how you could be involved in supporting us. Thank you so much for your support.



Parent Pay is coming to Clacks

Clackmannanshire Council will be implementing Parent Pay on 26th November 2018.

Parent Pay is a convenient way to book and pay for lunches online using a credit/debit card. Paying online gives you the piece of mind that comes with knowing your money has reached the school safely.

Each carer will receive an individual account, that will follow in due course.

Largo the Lion – Library Engagement

Largo the Literacy Lion

Largo loves literacy and he wants to meet lots of the children from Clackmannanshire! We would love to see more children visiting the Alloa library with parents/carers.

Largo will be in the Alloa Library in the Speirs Centre:

Wednesday 3rd of October until Friday 19th of October
Please visit the library during this time to see him!

Would you like to read and borrow more books?

Two other dates for your diary – drop-in sessions
Monday 8th of October 4pm – 5pm
Thursday 11th of October 4pm – 5pm

Visit the library during one of the drop-in sessions to complete a literacy activity and share your favourite book from the library with

Please bring along your old library cards and start using them again or
provide identification and proof of address to sign up for a new card.

After his visit to the library, Largo will be visiting some of our local
primary schools!

School Open Day

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our School Open Day will take place on Friday 28th September between 1.45 – 2.45pm. This is an opportunity for you to visit the classroom and speak to your child about their learning.

Thank you.

Wellbeing Worker

As part of our continued focus on Health and Wellbeing this year, Sunnyside Primary School now have a Wellbeing Worker who will be available to work with pupils and families.  
This Service can provide confidential, trauma-informed support for pupils and families through art therapy, therapeutic play, counselling, advocacy, befriending and group support.  The aims of this service are to improve self-esteem, build resilience and enhance confidence; enabling pupils to be safe and secure.
If you would like to find out more about this service and our Wellbeing Worker, please contact me.
Hannah Neill 

Class Learning Blogs

Dear Parents and Carers,

Have you ever asked the question “What did you do at school today?” And got little or no response?

Our pupils are now creating weekly learning blogs as class to help them share. Each week you will be able to read an overview of the learning in each class – written by the children and teacher together. These are available on the home page under class blogs.

We hope you enjoy this new feature!