‘Future Me’ aims to support families to start a conversation with their P1-3 children about their hopes and aspirations, which will ultimately help to improve their lives in the future. It asks families to share those dreams, either as a picture, letter or film on the ‘Future Me’ wall at www.futureme.scot. The campaign builds on existing Scottish Government efforts to tackle educational inequalities and raise attainment in early years and beyond. With increasing time pressures on families, Read, Write, Count highlights easy activities built around everyday things families are already doing. Whether it’s going to the shops, travelling to school or at mealtimes, Read, Write, Count offers parents and carers simple ideas that will help children do their best at school.
22nd February marks World Thinking Day. This is the day on which members of Girlguiding celebrate the global impact of our organisation and think about our ‘sisters’ around the world.
In Barrhead we have 2 Rainbow units (ages 5-7years), 4 Brownie units (age 7-10years), 3 Guide units (age 10-14years) and 2 Senior Section Units (aged 14+). This equates to about 180 girls.
It is traditional that on Thinking Day, the girls wear their Rainbow, Brownie or Guide uniform to school. St Mark’s welcomes all Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to wear their uniform that day.
If you are a parent of a P2 or 3 child please could you take the time to give some feedback on the Read write Count bags and materials your child received last year?
To complete the parent survey please click on the link below by Tuesday 28 February : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FCP6MQN
Please click on the link below for information on Future Me
Future Me gives your child the chance to share their dreams for the
future. It’s your chance to promise your child that you’ll do everything
you can to help them imagine a great future and live their dreams.
Click the link below for more information:
Please find a copy of this season’s news from Rouken Glen Park which was recently awarded ‘UK’s best park’! Right on our doorstep as well!
Click on the link for all details
The next parent equalities forum will take place on 19 January at 7pm in Mearns Castle HS
The Education Committee have approved the recent consultation on proposed new arrangements to school admissions, the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school and placing requests.
School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond. Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application.
As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:
Auchenback Active in partnership with Young Enterprise Scotland are delivering an Eat Better feel better programme which will look at growing your own produce, cooking on a budget and how to reduce food waste.
Please find information regarding admission to P1 August 2017
Raffle tickets will be on sale tonight at the concert and at both afternoon and evening Nativities.
Prizes include hamper, vouchers for blow dry, shellac nails, planet play and Aurs cafe, large wooden reindeer and build a bear Christmas bears!!! £1 a strip or 50p a strip for build a bears.
As a parent or carer, you may have heard that changes are being introduced to the way your child’s progress is assessed in primary and early secondary school.
These changes relate to Curriculum for Excellence and are being introduced to tell us whether children in P1, P4, P7 and S3 have achieved the Curriculum for Excellence-defined level of understanding in literacy and numeracy.
In this special edition newsletter, you will find a newly published leaflet for parents that provides information and aims to answer your questions about assessment of children’s progress and the introduction of national standardised assessments.