Subject Choice Event for Parents and Carers

Please see a letter attached here from Skills Development Scotland.

Dear Parent / Carer,

Subject Choice Event for Parents and Carers – How you can help your Young Person

We would like to invite you to an event for the parents and carers of S2 pupils at:

Barrhead Foundry Wednesday 22 January between 5pm and 8pm.

The event is an opportunity for you to find out more about the work that we do with school pupils and how we support them to develop Career Management Skills.  We recognise also that you are a key influencer on your young person’s decision making. There will be speakers on number of topics to help you to support them with their subject choices and decision making. The short talks will be presented at two intervals so that you can attend whichever ones suit best.   The programme is as follows:

5.00 pm                               What are Career Management Skills?

                                                Today’s Labour Market

                                                My World of Work

                                                The Apprenticeship Family


6.30pm                                 What are Career Management Skills?

                                              Today’s Labour Market

                                                My World of Work

                                                The Apprenticeship Family

In addition to the above, there will be SDS Careers Advisers available for you to speak to individually.

Please email or phone: 0141 488 1591 to let us know if you would like to come along to the event.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Kennedy,

Personal Adviser.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to S5 pupil Ellie and S6 pupil Liana who won the vocal and instrumental sections of the Eastwood Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition last Thursday. Ellie’s accomplished vocal performance of Heart of Stone from Six the Musical and Whatever Happened To My Part from Spamalot mesmerised both the audience and adjudicators.  Then the breathtaking performance of Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor Op 48 No 1 on piano secured Liana first place in the instrumental section. Both students will now progress to the next round of the Rotary competition which is the West of Scotland round held in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Sunday 1st March 2020 – giving them the chance of progressing to the Scottish final and then the British Grand Final.

SDS College Sessions

Skills Development Scotland are holding a drop-in session for pupils applying for college next year. The session will run all day on Wednesday 15th January and will help with course choices, personal statements and applications. Pupils should see their pupil support teacher in advance.

S2 Parents’ Information Evening

All parents/carers of S2 pupils have been emailed with a letter which provides details of the upcoming Options Information Evening, which is taking place on Thursday 23 January 2020 from  7pm – 8.30pm in The Street.  This information evening will help you to support your child through an important transition in his/her school career. Its main purpose is to introduce you to the options process and to present to you the different subject choices available to your child.  A copy of the letter can be found here.  Please click on the link to confirm attendance.

S5 Options Information Evening

An information evening for parents of current S5 pupils will take place on Wednesday 8 January 2020.  The purpose of the evening is to introduce parents to the options process and to present the different subject choices and other opportunities available to students in S6.  A letter was emailed to parents/carers and a copy can also be viewed here.

Support Groups

A number of support groups and individual supports are available for pupils from S1-S6 to support their mental health.  If any pupil would like to access support, they can self-refer to a group/individual support by speaking to their Pupil Support teacher.  Parents/Carers can also contact their child’s Pupil Support teacher for more information or to make a referral.  More information can also be found here.