Category Archives: Parents/Carers

Download Microsoft Office Apps for Free

Download Microsoft Office Apps for Free

Glow Users can now download for free the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones. 

‎Making the these apps available helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these tools offer. The Office apps which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote provide a learning platform that translates beyond school and into the world of work. 

To download the Office 2016 apps, log in to Glow and either click on the Download Office Now tile or go to the Office 365 Home tile and once in O365, click on “Install Office 2016” at the top right of the page.

Further details here

Car Park – Drop Off Point

When dropping off children for school could parents please only use the designated drop off zone adjacent to the running track and hockey pitch. Parents using the bus bays, parallel to the front of the school and the sports centre, are restricting access for others and putting children exiting cars at risk. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.           

S Maxwell

Young Scot National Entitlement Card

As of the 1st of January 2017, all 16-18 year olds will be required to hold a newer version of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card to access reduced bus and rail fares. Young Scot and your local authority are working to upgrade as many cards held by 15-18 year olds as possible before the New Year.

Please have a look at your young person’s card. The latest version of the cards have a pink strip over the date of birth.

If the card is missing a pink strip then please visit young.scot/upgrade for details on how to upgrade the card and update your picture.

A replacement can also be arranged through any of the local NEC verification points, full details are on the website.

While you are visiting young.scot, take a few moments to look at the opportunities, discounts, rewards and information services for young people.

For more information visit young.scot/upgrade

East Renfrewshire Secondary Games

Over 300 secondary pupils participated in the annual East Renfrewshire Secondary Games event, competing in various commonwealth sports.  38 of our S1-S3 pupils represented the school in numerous categories including Table Tennis, Football, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby and Hockey.  Our Table Tennis team returned home with medals after placing 3rd overall in the tournament.   The efforts shown by pupils was outstanding – well done to all involved!

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On Line Safety Training

As the Summer holidays draw closer, many children will be spending more time than they usually do using their smartphones, tablets and laptops.  While this “smart” technology gives children and young people access to new and exciting ways of communicating with each other, it can also present adults with the challenge of keeping abreast of developments on social media and making sure that their children are safe online.

respectme, is offering FREE practical Online Safety Training for adults within the Glasgow area during July and August.  The training will run from 10.00am – 12.00pm.

The training is designed to increase adults’ awareness of bullying and the other risks and challenges children and young people face online. This training includes a practical, hands-on session, which will take you through the process for setting and managing profiles and privacy settings on social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram, to help ensure children and young people’s online safety.

To find out more and reserve a space using our online booking system, please visit www.respectme.org.uk and click on the ‘training’ tab.

HMIE Report

The Eastwood High School HMIE Report will be published on line at www.educationscotland.gov.uk on Tuesday 15th December at midday. It is one the of best HMIE reports of recent years and says a lot of positive things about the school, the pupils and the staff. A copy will also be made available on the school website later in the afternoon of Tuesday 15th December.

If any parent wishes a paper copy please contact the Eastwood High School office.

Thank you

S Maxwell