mAIRwavesFM

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May 062015
 

mAIRwaves FM have posted a new recording.

This was class Shetland’s first attempt at recording mAIRwaves and they were so excited.

They decided to share some information about their RME topic.

RME 1-02a

Having explored biblical and other Christian stories, I can show my developing understanding of key values of christianity and how they might be put into action in people’s lives.

Listen here

SQA Work

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May 062015
 

“Wee G”

Class Yell  as part of their SQA Scottish Studies “Talking part in a performance with a Scottish context” wrote a short drama story.

With the help of Miss Antelmi, the script was written and everyone was given a part to play. The performance was filmed as part of their evidence.

Class Shetland then joined them as part of their joint assembly and another short drama performance was written.
This allowed skills such as listening skills, team work, communication skills, creative writing, performing to an audience and self evaluation to be developed and allow them to become successful learners and confident young people.

Click here to watch “Wee G” and “Wee G’s Mobile Phone Adventure.

 

Work Experience

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May 052015
 

Welcome to pupils from Eastwood High School who are with us this week for work experience.

Inductions have just been completed and now they are off to spend time in the classes.

We hope you enjoy your time with us.

Open Morning

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May 012015
 

Class Staffa invited their parents into class for an open morning.

They watched the morning group and then the premier of their class assembly which they are going to perform to the whole school this afternoon.

It was a fun filled, interactive morning with the children sharing their skills and knowledge, empowering them to become successful learners and confident individuals.

 

Farewell

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May 012015
 

Today we say farewell to one of our Principal Teachers, Julia Haugh Reid who leaves us today to take up her new role as Head Teacher at Hazelwood School, Glasgow.

I’m sure you will all join us in wishing Mrs Haugh Reid best wishes in her new post.

Staff and pupils say farewell to Mrs Haugh Reid at our assembly this afternoon.

Holiday

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May 012015
 

Reminder that school is closed on Monday 4th May for bank holiday.

Careers Fair

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Apr 302015
 

Careers Fair

Today we were delighted to have along members of our local community to talk to our pupils about jobs and careers in different companies and services.

The children were very excited to be able to ask our visitors all sorts of questions about life saving, driving motorcycles, working in Asda and looking after animals.

Our lower secondary pupils are looking forward to working with the representatives from Morgan Sindall in the upcoming months visiting their work site and seeing what’s happening with the old school site!

We would like to thank the careers advisors and the representatives from all of the companies who came today for donating their time for our secondary school children. We could not have done it without you!

Take a look at the photographs from the rich learning experience that took place this morning.

 

 

Apr 302015
 

School Tour……….

Today we welcomed visitors from East Dunbartonshire Council who were visiting the school.

Our Head Boy, Michael and School Captain Jamie, led the tour and introduced them to all the classes and showed them specialist areas, such as the art room, sensory room, spa and outdoor atrium.

Well done to Michael and Jamie for all their hard work today and being great school ambassadors.

MAIRwaves FM

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Apr 292015
 

Mairwaves FM have uploaded a new recording.

Listen to classes Tiree, Whalsay and Shetland as they record their recent audio blog about kite making.

This was part of their 50 things to do outdoors challenge.

You can also read class Whalsay’s blog all about their kite making afternoon. Toby gives you instructions on how to make a kite.

Listen here

Apr 242015
 

Capturing the beauty of Scotland…………

Class Tiree and Whalsay took part in a photography project during the 1st school term.

They displayed all the photographs they took and invited their parents into school to view and purchase the portraits.

The class then entered some of the photographs into a competition organised by “Scran”. The competition was held to celebrate Scran’s 20th year and asked schoolchildren to show “What Scotland Means to Me” in a photo.

Class Tiree  impressed judges with their group picture and won the additional support needs category.   Their image promotes an  atmospheric shot, with varied shades of green that invite you to wander down the path and into the woodlands.”

The school and class were delighted when they heard the wonderful news and were so proud of their achievements.

The images will now become records on Scran, sitting alongside material from National Museums Scotland, National Galleries Scotland and the Scotsman newspaper.

This afternoon we welcomed two visitors from Scran,  to present the award to class Tiree.

The school has won three iPads for use in its classrooms which I’m sure will allow the pupils to continue to take amazing pictures of their local community and beyond during outdoor learning.

Look out for the framed image next time you visit the school.

 

 

A Tartan Thank You

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Apr 242015
 

A big tartan thank you

Many thanks to Text Craft for the very kind donation of purple tartan.

We will  use the tartan to make new tartan sashes for our Reels on Wheels wheelchair dancing group.

We will publish some photos of the sashes being used when they are ready.

Coffee and Chat

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Apr 242015
 

Coffee and Chat will take place on Tuesday 5th May 1:30 – 2.30pm.

Parents will have the opportunity to drop in on the Relationships and Sexual Health drop in session where you will have the chance to:

  • look at resources
  • chat with other parents and discuss any concerns you may have.

All Welcome

Apr 222015
 

Enjoy the fresh air, learn new skills and make new friends.

Are you interested in looking after your environment and want to find out more?

Additional Needs Garden Vols

Click on the links below to find out more

Develop flower beds

Volunteering opportunities

Conservation opportunities

Liz Rodger, Activity Project Officer  at Rouken Glen Park has arranged for taster sessions specifically for potential volunteers who have additional support needs.  This will take place  on Wednesday 29 April from 11 am to 2 pm.  Taster sessions will be offered in horticulture – developing our new flower beds, cutting back invasive species like bamboo, landscape photography, and making bug hotels and bird boxes.

Participants should bring their own packed lunch and tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.

In order to help volunteers with additional needs, I am able to offer bespoke environmental training opportunities for these groups of volunteers.  Details will be discussed at our Taster Session on Wednesday 29 April.

For anyone who is interested in volunteering but cannot attend on Wednesday 29 April, we are trialling our first Saturday volunteer taster session  on Saturday 23 May at 10 am, which is open to any potential volunteers.  Anyone with additional needs will be welcome to attend and can book their place by calling 0141-557 3912 or emailing: roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

 

 

Apr 022015
 

Many thanks to all the staff at  Royal Bank of Scotland Commercial, Glasgow for ther kind donation of Easter eggs for all the pupils.

Happy Easter.

Happy Holidays

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Apr 022015
 

Happy Holidays

easter

 

Happy holidays and I hope you all have a wonderful Easter Break and look forward to the Summer term and the highlights that this will bring.

Mrs Clark

Head Teacher