A letter has been sent to parents/carers regarding the provision of a bus by the Parent Council. A copy of the letter can be found here.
Parents/guardians have received an update on face coverings from the Headteacher as well as a copy of a letter from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde:
Please find below a copy of e-mail communication from the Headteacher and letters from the Director of Education regarding Covid-19 and the impact on education. Our risk assessments are also linked below. Please note that the risk assessments are working documents and are frequently updated.
Director of Education Letters:
East Renfrewshire Council communication:
This is a consultation released by the Scottish Youth Parliament, intended to engage with as many young people (aged 12-25) across Scotland as possible. The consultation will help to form the 2021-2026 Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto which will directly shape our work. The findings will also influence political parties’ manifestos in the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, to ensure that young people are being heard at a national level.
The link to the survey is below:
Our annual Senior Awards Ceremony will this year, for the first time ever, be delivered as an online live stream. We look forward to award winners and their families joining us to celebrate the successes of our young people. Parents and carers of award winners have been emailed a link.
There is a 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? https://bit.ly/ConnectCatch-up3Sep
|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.
Congratulations to Ellie (S6) who was successful in auditioning to become a member of the Scottish Opera Young Company for their 2020/2021 season. She is one of the youngest members of the Company and will train for a series of public performances in the summer of 2021.
Any parent/carer who would like join or find out more about the Parent Council should contact Simon Cunningham, Chair.
The Parent Council deal with different school matters and at the moment, are in discussion with First Bus regarding transport. A copy of a letter can be viewed here.
Congratulations to both Charlotte (S1) and Connor (S1) who were successful in auditioning to become members of the RSNO Junior Chorus.
A number of pupils and staff in school suffer from allergies. People who suffer from allergies can develop a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. If someone has a nut allergy it is not just eating nuts that can cause a severe reaction; just being touched on the skin or smelling the breath of someone who has had nuts or a product containing nuts can trigger anaphylactic shock which can cause breathing and swallowing difficulties which can sometimes be fatal. The letter has been issued to all parents/carers here.
Nuts are not allowed in school in any form. We ask that you have no nut products in your lunch boxes or in staff bases, for example:
• Peanut butter sandwiches
• Chocolate spreads
• Cereal bars
• Granola bars
• Cakes that contain nuts
• Biscuits / Cookies that contain nuts
• Peanut butter cakes
• Chocolates including Roses, Heroes, Celebrations, Quality Street
This list is not exhaustive, so please check the packaging of products closely.
All product packaging must be checked for warnings directed at allergy sufferers and if the following or similar are displayed, the product must not be brought:
· Not suitable for nut allergy suffers
· This product contains nuts
· This product may contain traces of nuts