Our Eco-committee would like your help!
Miss Stewart will be hosting a community clean up day on Saturday 23rd February 2019, from 10am-3pm.
The school is working with the Butterfly Conservation Trust to develop wildlife areas in our playground. As such we would appreciate any assistance you could offer in order to prepare the grounds for the upcoming changes.
During our community day, we aim to clear the area behind the school and conduct a litter pick. Can you bring any gardening tools (spades, forks and gardening gloves) that could be useful.
If you may be able to attend, even for an hour, please return your slip (letters will be coming out soon) or contact the school.
Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you there!
Sunnyside Primary is looking to develop an after school Supper and Holiday Club, for families to attend with their children. The aim of this club is to develop our local community involvement around the focus of food and family learning.
We aim to begin this club in mid-February and pilot it for 6 weeks (once per week), until Easter, when we will seek further feedback.
Your views are important to us and we would like to invite you to an evening, where we can exchange ideas and you can have your say on how we should proceed.
We are hosting two, one hour long, sessions on Wednesday 6th February at 3.15pm and 5pm. Following these sessions we will collate the results of the discussions and plan our Supper Club accordingly, with further details to follow.
We have issued a letter to all parents and carers regarding this event. Please return your confirmation ASAP, or let our office know. We would love to see you there!
Thank you for your continued support.
School Uniform Policy Update
As you know, over the past few months, the Parent Council have been consulting with parents, carers, staff and pupils regarding school uniform options. We had total of 155 responses from parents and 262 from children and I attach the results to this letter. This is an amazing response and I thank you all for taking the time to give us your views.
Since publishing the preferred options in last week’s newsletter, we have had a significant number of comments regarding these options and these concerns were discussed at Monday’s Parent Council meeting. The main concerns were relating to the cost of the school uniform and the fact that the shirt/ tie option had
We have listened to your concerns and amended the proposals accordingly. What is important is that regardless of what the options are, is that there is clarity, consistency and uniformity, however I also feel strongly that we need to ensure that we keep costs down for all parents as much as possible.
The new uniform, which will be adopted from August 2019, will therefore be:
- Grey school sweatshirt with school crest/logo
- Grey school cardigan with school crest/ logo
- Yellow polo shirt with school crest/logo
- White polo shirt with no school crest/ logo
- White shirt/ tie
- Yellow gingham dress
- Black trousers
- Black skirt/ pinafore etc
- Black school shorts
- Black school shoes or boots
- Black trainers with no visible branding i.e. no bright colours
- A waterproof coat/jacket
- Primary 7 pupils may wear a black school sweatshirt with school crest/logo.
The items with school crest/ logo can be purchased from our school uniform provider, Scotcrest. This is particularly important for the yellow polo shirt as in the past there have been many different shades of yellow and we wish to ensure uniformity across the school. Uniform can be ordered through their website here. I hope that these changes go some way to allay some of your concerns and wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
Our revised policy can be found here, the consultation results are attached.
Following the success of our parent workshops last week, we have uploaded a quick start guide for Pupil Learning Journals to our Newsletters and General Information section.
Adding Parental contributions is a key feature – information on how to add wider home achievements can be found here .
We are in the process of updating our anti-bullying policy for Clackmannanshire schools and nurseries.
Bullying of any kind is unacceptable and must be addressed quickly, as such, we are always seeking to improve our practice in dealing with bullying behaviour. Parents and carers have a very important role to play in this. Your values, attitudes and opinions are key to supporting strategies on how bullying is challenged, prevented and responded to in our schools and nurseries.
We want your voice to be reflected in this updated policy and would ask if you could please take the time to complete this survey it should only take about 5/10 minutes.
The consultation link will be available from Monday 21st January to Monday 4th February 2019.
Our January Newsletter is now available under the Newsletters and General Information section here
In response to our consultation on parental engagement and reporting we are introducing the use of online Learning Journals to all pupils at Sunnyside Primary School. For those of you who have children in the Nursery, you will know what these are.
Online Learning Journals will allow us to report throughout the year, parents and carers can view and comment on the progress of their child. We have already requested your email to allow access to this site.
We would like to invite you to an information evening to provide further details and to demonstrate the Learning Journals, and a letter has been issued to all pupils regarding this.
We will be hosting two 30 minute sessions at Sunnyside P.S, on Wednesday 16th January, at 3.15pm and 5.30pm, and we hope all can attend.
Following these sessions you will receive an invite to access the journals via the email provided to the school.
Thank you for your continued support.
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: www.nspcc.org.uk/ParentO2feedback
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 www.nspcc.org.uk to find out more about our work and how you could be involved in supporting us. Thank you so much for your support.
Our November and December Newsletter is now available here.