Wider Achievement recognises the life and work skills that are gained from taking part in activities outside of the classroom. These achievements can come from learning within the school, home and wider community and can cover a wide variety of activities ranging from hobbies, volunteering to recognised award programmes.
This helps develop skills for learning, life and work and can be invaluable for our young people as they grow up.
See the St Luke’s High School Wider Achievement Catalogue for clubs and opportunities for our young people.
Go to the DYW WEST YouTube channel for videos to support your decision making for career choices for when you leave school.
Connect have a great programme of free online information sessions in September for parents and Parent Councils.
There is a choice of times for each session, either 1.30pm or 8pm.
Places are free, booking is essential via the links.
Parent Councils – What’s Our Role Now?
|How can PCs work positively in the current situation?
||We will offer practical advice on how a Parent Council may help support parents/carers and the school community and find new ways to fulfil their role in the current situation.
Online Q&A – How are you doing?
|We would like to invite parents and parent groups to an informal online chat
||We’re keen to know how Connect can help your parent group in this current situation. Please tell us about what your parent group needs and about your experiences.
We’d also like to hear about your parent group’s activities, ideas and plans and to share these with other groups. Let’s have a chat about how we can help each other.
Role of Parent Council/PTA Chairs
|For new and more experienced PC/PTA Chairs.
||Top tips for running effective meetings and dealing with tricky situations. Advice on holding meetings online, setting agendas, working with other office bearers and working in partnership with your head teacher.
Reaching Out to All Families
|Practical help to make sure everyone is included, supported and involved in your school community
||Who is engaged with the school community? Who is missing? What are the challenges faced by some families that make engagement difficult? How can your PC and school community help to overcome these challenges? This session will help you to engage more and different families in school and learning.
Role of Parent Council/PTA Treasurer
|For new and more experienced Treasurers
||Find out how to look after PC/PTA funds, report to meetings/AGM and comply with Connect membership-linked insurance.
Building School & Community Partnerships
|For parents/carers, school staff, community organisations, working together to improve outcomes for children and young people.
||Practical ideas for your parent group to help your school move forward with projects around literacy, numeracy, health & wellbeing and many other areas. We will look at how your school currently engages families and the wider community in children’s learning and how different types of involvement can help to improve outcomes for children and young people in the current situation.
Connect + Parenting Across Scotland
|Looking after yourself and your family
||The current situation has presented many challenges to parents/carers and a new set of pressures on family relationships. This session looks at things you can do to defuse difficult situations and care for yourself and your family.
City of Glasgow College will host a virtual event on Monday 10th August 2020 between 12 and 2pm and/or 4pm and 6pm.
We still have limited availability for some courses beginning August/September 2020 but the event is equally suitable for next year’s leavers and guidance staff/parents requiring further information.
- Chat to lecturers about full-time courses starting in August.
- Discuss your options if you have not met the conditions of your offer.
- Chat to our Student Support Team about funding and other support available.
Health and Wellbeing Family Update 7 – June 2020
Looking after our health and wellbeing as best we can is really important for us all in these uncertain times. Here you will find more health and wellbeing activities that your child can do on their own or you may want to do them together as a family.
The Mental Health Foundation has advice on How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Click on the link to access the website for tips and practical advice.
Health and Wellbeing Family Update 6
We hope you are spending time with the people close to you – they might live in the same house as you or maybe you are staying connected in other ways. This sixth update gives more advice to families about how to stay healthy during lockdown – mentally and physically.
See the attached link to a guide in How to Look after your mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.
See the attached link to a guide in How to Sleep Better from the Mental Health Foundation.
Invitation to our FREE online information session for parents
Q&A with Skills Development Scotland Next steps: young people’s options for education, work and training. To be held on Tuesday 26 May Places are free, registration is essential at
Choose from afternoon or evening session
The Skills Development Scotland and Connect teams will share advice and information about options for next steps within and from school. The teams will also share how they can help your young person make the best decisions about work, apprenticeships or other training, college or university as well as the most up to date information about accessing career services because of the impact of COVID19.
After you register, we will send you a link to join the session. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please contact email@example.com