S2 Report and Parents’ Evening

Parents/carers of pupils in S2 have been sent an email regarding S2  full reports and parents’ evening which takes place on Thursday 25th February.  S2 full reports can now be viewed through ParentPortal.   If you have not yet registered with Parentsportal, you can do so by following the instructions contained in the email.  The system can also be accessed through a link on the school website.  If you require any further advice, please contact the school office.

Helping your child with S2/S3 subject choices – support for parents and carers – Virtual Event- 6.30pm until 7.15pm on Thursday 25 February

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering parents and carers an online opportunity to find out more about how they can help their child make their S2/S3 subject choices for the Senior Phase. Scotland’s national skills agency has organised the virtual session on Thursday 25 February which will also give parents and carers information about accessing a wide range of SDS support.

Careers advisers Joan Duncan and Gemma Smith will be providing expert advice for parents and carers of young people in S2 and S3.

Joan said: “Thinking about what options to choose at school can be daunting for young people and their parents and carers. As well as this session, SDS also has a Subject Choices tool on SDS’s My World of Work website which helps pupils explore where options choices can take them.

“It gives young people and their parents and carers the opportunity to explore job profiles, industries, Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships, refine their search by what someone is most interested in and use the tool as many times as they like to find out more about different options. There are other tools to try and the more tools you try, the better career suggestions we can give.”

This virtual event, which is from 6.30pm until 7.15pm on Thursday 25 February , will also have a question and answer session.
To take part please register here.

#BeKind Campaign

The #BeKind campaign are always working hard to find a variety of ways to reach out to our school community especially during these exceptional circumstances. It can be difficult to find the motivation to always #BeKind to yourself as well as others. The #BeKind campaign thought it would be a great idea to try and get as many pupils, staff and parents to follow the Friendly February calendar.

As well as the Friendly February calendar, we have also attached some brilliant ideas on how you can be kind to others and yourself over the holiday weekend. One simple task per day can really make a difference to someone’s week.

#BeKind to Others

• Offer to help or support the elderly or more vulnerable.

• Be patient and understanding to others.

• Check in with local charities and see if you can help them.

• Be open and approachable to others.

#BeKind to Yourself

• Accept your mistakes

• Try to focus on the things that you can control.

• Don’t pressure yourself to get everything done. Be realistic.

• Recognise your positive qualities and think of how they can be used to help others.

• Slow down, take your time and fully engage with activities.

Please find below some information regarding to a local service that has been set up in East Renfrewshire: a non-means tested food bank, operating from Whitecraigs Rugby Club.

Not all families qualify for benefits or support and many people who have suffered hardship during the pandemic have slipped through the net. To date, the service has helped families who are not entitled to free school meals or any kind of government support and they genuinely have nowhere to turn. Families who have children in our local schools are turning to the service for help.

More information about the service can be viewed here.

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