Category Archives: parent info

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note that there have been changes to the self isolation period.  

https://www.gov.scot/news/reduction-in-self-isolation/

Extract from info on Scottish Government website.

Changes to public health requirements for positive contacts and overseas arrivals.

Anyone required to self-isolate, due to contact with someone who has had a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19), or as a result of quarantine rules on arrival from overseas will need to do so for 10 days following updated clinical advice.

Currently the self-isolation period for international travellers and for contacts of positive cases in Scotland is 14 days but this is changing from Monday (14 December 2020).

The change, taking effect from Monday, applies as follows:

  • Someone who, from 14 December, has been contacted through Test and Protect – including by the scotapp – or their Local Health Board and have been notified to self-isolate, should do so for 10 days.
  • Someone who, from 14 December, is required to quarantine following arrival into Scotland from overseas, should self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
  • Someone who was previously instructed to self-isolate will, from 14 December, be able to stop self-isolating ten days from when they were first notified to do so.
  • Close contacts include members of the same household who test positive for COVID-19 – from 14 December, they will now only need to isolate for 10 days, rather than 14.

 

Drop off and collection from school and nursery

Please make sure that you use the lines marked on the ground in the morning and at the end of the day.  This is to keep everyone safe.  Adults from diffferent families must socially distance, 2m apart.  If you see the area is busy please wait until there is a space.

Children who are being collected will not be allowed to leave until the adult is there for them. If you have a child in P6 or P7 please arrange a point away from the gates where you can meet them to minimise the numbers of adults in this area.   They should not be walking to meet you at the front of the school or nursery waiting zones.  We are lucky to have lots of grassy areas to the front and side of the school and be so close to the Levern Walkway.  If your child has to walk to meet you please make sure they know exactly where you will be.

 

Support for Parents

We are delighted to share the news that the Scottish Government has announced, that all families in Scotland will have free access to the full Solihull Online resource for parents and carers. This initiative is being delivered in partnership with NES who ERC work in partnership with, Psychology of Parenting Programme. This Solihull Online is a universal resource for parents and carers from the antenatal period to 19 years. It offers a series of modules containing interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. The online resource focuses on developing nurturing and supportive relationships between children and their carers. It aims to help parents understand their child’s behaviour in the context of their child’s development and the parent-child relationship.

The following courses

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are available free for parents/carers in Scotland

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain

 

To access these courses for free, families need to use the access code TARTAN.

 

https://inourplace.heiapply.com/online-learning/

STEM FAIR AT BARRHEAD HIGH – PRIMARY 6 and 7pupils and parents invited

The P6 – S3 STEM Fair will take place next Thursday, 12th March from 6pm until 8.30pm at Barrhead High. All P6-S3 students will receive a presentation on the upcoming STEM Fair and are encouraged to attend and find out more about STEM careers and learning.

Please note: Students must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

We have organised for a wide range of STEM companies and professionals to attend the school inlcuding Rolls Royce, NHS, Institute of Civil Engineering and local universities. Students will be able to quiz the engineers and scientists on what their jobs entail, and get involved with the experiments/equipment they bring along.

You can sign up for sessions that you are interested in when you arrive on the night.

We look forward to welcoming you all next week.

Stuart Boag

PT Development (STEM)

Barrhead High School

School Lunches – New Halal menu and information about medical diets

 

If your child requires a special diet for medical reasons, you should obtain a Medically prescribed diet registration form, from the school office and send with an accompanying letter from a medical practitioner or dietician confirming the specific details of the diagnosis to your school office.  Once the form has been received you will be contacted by one of the catering team to discuss your child’s dietary needs and outline the process ensuring a suitable meal is provided.

For pupils wishing to access the Halal menu then a Cultural diet request form should be completed and for any pupils wishing to access the Vegan or Vegetarian menu then a Lifestyle request form should be completed, both forms are available from the school office.

Halal lunch menu 2020

New lunch menu.

Please note that it’s your responsibility to inform us about changes in your child dietary needs