Please click here to see the Hanen presentation used at the recent Nursery parents meeting. Hanen is an approach to developing literacy and reading skills.
The Scottish Government has proposed to increase the provision of free childcare to 1140 hours per year for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well as for vulnerable 2 year olds who are eligible for the 600 hours free entitlement through the Children & Young People’s Act 2014. With this in mind the Government are conducting a survey exploring how parents would wish to use this increase. The results of this survey will help guide policy on early years child care provision. In order for the survey to produce representative results it is important that we reach as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible, this includes those who do not currently use free child-care provision.
The survey is available at the following link.
Please click here to see the updated calendar of events for this term.
The first meeting of the Parent Equalities Forum will take place on Thursday 15th January in Woodfarm HS at 7pm. The main item on the agenda will be the Education Department’s Equalities Delivery Plan.
All parents are welcome to attend
The date for school registration for August 2015 is the week beginning 12th January until 16th January 2015 during any afternoon between 1.30pm and 2.45pm. Please note that you should bring the following documents as proof of catchment when registering your child at the school:-
Child Benefit Statement
Council Tax Notice
Mortgage Statement or Rental Agreement (minimum 1 year’s lease)
If the Child Benefit Statement is unavailable, the following will be accepted: – Driving Licence, Utility Bill or Bank Statement.
We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher at last night’s meeting. Thank you to all the parents that could make it along. We truly appreciate the offers of support that were given last night and if you feel you could help in supporting the curricular, ECO, STEM or Finance developments, please contact the school. Also, if you are able to support with clubs or can volunteer a few hours to help in classes, let us know.
Please click here to see the presentation on the School Improvement Plan given at the start of the evening.
Please click here for further information about the meetings for young dads or male carers with children from 0 – 5.
We hope all our families had a safe and happy holiday. A newsletter will be out shortly but here are a few of dates for your diaries:
Friday 22nd August – Leadership Assembly
Tuesday 26th August – P1 – P6 trip to Edinburgh Book Festival
Wednesday 3rd September – Meet the Staff Evening
Tuesday 9th September – Royal Rockstars, Greenbank Church
Respectme has launched a new resource which aims to give adults the practical skills and confidence to support children and young people, and to deal with bullying behaviour.
Click here for a copy of this term’s dates.
ER Active Schools/Sport Development are recruiting volunteers to help on their sport/physical activity programmes. This could be helping with after school clubs, community clubs, festivals, holiday programmes etc. How much time you volunteer is entirely up to the individual – it may be one hour per week, 4 hours per week, one event every few months, a holiday programme etc If you, or know anyone over 16 who would be keen to be involved please come along to Williamwood High School (conference room) on 16th Jan at 6pm to find out more.
All of our Cluster Nurseries have worked with ‘Moving Films’ to produce a short film. The purpose of the film is to inform parents about Early Years Education. We hope you enjoy seeing all the great work that goes on. The film is available on ‘YouTube’ or by clicking the link below.
We are extremely grateful to all the staff and parents that are supporting us this term by giving up their time to offer a wide variety of clubs. If you can help out with any clubs, master classes or golden time activities or have an idea for a club that you would like to run, please contact the school.