Falkirk Council Educational Establishments

Building Resilience at St Francis Xavier RC PS

Building Resilience at St Francis Xavier RC PS

Over the past two years, pupils and staff at St Francis Xavier Primary School have been building their emotional resilience in lots of different ways. With the support of Mrs Quinn, nine pupils from the primary 6 and 7 classes wrote this blog post  to explain what they did, and what they feel they have learned:   Discussing [more]

Braes Cluster Day of Dance 2016

Braes Cluster Day of Dance 2016

Morag Simpson and  Morag Young, PE Lead Officers within Falkirk Council Curriculum Support Team organised and delivered a Day of  Sottish Dance for the Braes Cluster. Avonbridge Primary kindly agreed to host the event with Sheildhill Primary and California also attending. The day was a great success with lots of fun had by all and some fantastic dancing on display. [more]

St Mary's RC PS perform with Scottish Opera

St Mary’s RC PS perform with Scottish Opera

On 17th February, primary 6 and 7 pupils at St Mary’s RC PS performed “Fever!” with members of Scottish Opera to a very varied audience. In the morning they completed their dress rehearsal by performing for a group of visitors from the Scottish Government, which included Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe & External Affairs. [more]

Mariner Support Service Open Afternoon

Mariner Support Service Open Afternoon

Yvonne McBlain enjoyed popping into the Mariner Support Service Christmas Open Afternoon. Staff, pupils and parents have been working hard over the last weeks to prepare for this event and there was lots to see. The event opened with a celebration of learning by pupils, with prizes for good work done this term. The young people [more]

Whitecross Primary invite parents and community to celebrate their anniversary

Whitecross Primary invite parents and community to celebrate their anniversary

 On 2nd of December, Claire Quigley, head teacher of Whitecross PS and her staff hosted an unusual celebratory event on the 60th anniversary of the opening of their school. This involved visitors in making a terracotta clay tile which was personal to them. These will be dried, fired, and added to a tiled display in [more]

Pupils as Digital Leaders at Hallglen Primary School

Pupils as Digital Leaders at Hallglen Primary School

Malcolm Wilson, ICT Curriculum Development Officer within the Curriculum Support team of Service and School Improvement, Falkirk Council Children’s Services, supported a session with the Digital Leaders group of pupils in Hallglen Primary School. These pupils are being supported for them to then support classes around the school in the use of technologies in their [more]

Pupils as Digital Leaders at Kinnaird Primary School

Pupils as Digital Leaders at Kinnaird Primary School

Malcolm Wilson, ICT Curriculum Development Officer within the Curriculum Support team of Service and School Improvement, Falkirk Council Children’s Services, supported a session with the Digital Leaders group of pupils in Kinnaird Primary School. These pupils are being supported for them to then support classes around the school in the use of technologies in their classrooms. [more]

Happy Birthday Whitecross PS

Happy Birthday Whitecross PS

Whitecross Primary School celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The actual date is 5th December, but pupils, staff and parents are preparing to create a very special memento of the occasion. Claire Quigley, head teacher at Whitecross PS , is collaborating with colleagues in Graeme HS and Camelon Education Centre to create a permanent clay [more]

Teaching and Learning linked to World War I

Teaching and Learning linked to World War I

 Teachers, early years officers, and pupils across Falkirk Children’s Services may be linking their learning at some point this year to the commemoration and centenary of World War 1. Education Scotland have published an update (click to view) with links to teaching and learning resources which might prove useful. Click here to visit Education Scotland [more]

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