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April 1, 2020
by Mr Robertson
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CORONAVIRUS – INFORMATION FOR PUPILS AND PARENTS

Updated 1 April 2020

On behalf of all the staff, I send good wishes to you and your family during this difficult time. I hope that you are managing to follow the guidelines around social distancing in an effort to maintain good health.

Whilst good health is our primary concern, we are so fortunate and grateful to have our iPads which are allowing staff to provide learning in a digital format.  More importantly though, they are also allowing us to keep in contact with pupils, helping to remain connected so that the girls know we continue to support their wellbeing.

It is so important that while school remains closed, our young people continue to have a healthy routine to their day.

Learning at Home

Girls, I encourage you to check your class and year group “Teams” daily. Staff are using these to post assignments, video clips and resources which will help you keep an important focus on learning so that when we return to school, you will be able to make smooth progression in each subject area.

Parents/Carers, please encourage your daughter by making sure she has a balanced routine each day. I have attached an example of a “Daily Planner” that you could edit/design together to suit your own household routines. I encourage you to look at her “Teams” each day to help plan her school work for the day/week ahead.

With the SQA exams being cancelled for this year, there will be some uncertainty for our Senior Phase pupils. Please be assured that the staff and I are committed to ensuring that you are not disadvantaged as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The current advice is that you continue to work on any coursework/assignments and submit these to your teachers as this will provide further evidence of your progress.

Health and Wellbeing

As stated earlier, health and wellbeing is our primary concern. Senior staff and myself are making wellbeing phone calls to pupils each day and our Pupil Support Team are e-mailing young people to ensure they have everything they need. This allows us to provide additional support and to intervene if required. Our partner agencies are also continuing to engage with pupils on the telephone, offering continued support on an individual basis.

In addition, young people aged 16 – 18 years who live in Glasgow, can access support through Big White Wall, an online resource for young people who may be experiencing anxiety or other forms of mental health concern. This is an anonymous, clinically supervised service, which provides a range of tutorials and self-help guides, all of which may be useful to our pupils during this time of social distancing. Information and links to this site have been posted on our year group “Teams” for pupils in Senior Phase and can also be found on our website in the ‘Support for Pupils’ section.

Getting in Touch

As Headteacher, I am happy to be your first point of contact and I would encourage you to get in touch via the e-mail account: Headteacher@notredamehigh.glasgow.sch.uk at any time. Mrs Henderson, DHT Pupil Support, has created a post on each year group “Team” with contact details for senior staff (copy attached – Support for Pupils). These are copied below:

Email addresses of Pupil Support staff are listed below for your information:

 

Pastoral Care Teachers:

Iona          –   gw10kellypauline@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

Melrose   –   gw13dunnlouise@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

Trinity      –   gw11mcquillanciara@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

 

Support for Learning:

gw10mccabecarragh@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

 

Year Group Heads:

S1/2 – gw10hendersonliz@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

S3/4 – gw14wattsarah11@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

S5/6 – gw08oneilldavid@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

 

Head teacher:

gw10martinrosemary@glow.ea.glasgow.sch.uk

 

Please take care and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

 

Mrs Martin

Headteacher

April 2, 2020
by Mr Robertson
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Parents’ Information & Daily Planner

Letters to Parents’ & Carers

The following letters were recently handed out by the school. Please find them attached below in this post. All letters are in PDF format.

Parent letter 1 18.3.20

Parent letter 2 19.3.20

Parent letter 3 20.3.20

Parent letter 4 Senior Phase 30.03.20

If there is any further communication from the school, the letters will be posted here.

 

Daily Planning

In addition as our time at home continues, the daily planner below could be useful in planning out your childs’ days of the week. The planning document is in word format, so you will require Microsoft Word, Google Docs or Apple Pages to view and edit this planner.

Download the file and make any changes as needed. As long as your child’s iPad has Microsoft Word, it can be downloaded and edited.

My Daily Planner

February 17, 2020
by Mr Robertson
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Education Scotland – News for Parents and Carers (Feb 2020)

Education Scotland has issued an information page on topics that may be useful to you. Please see a list of topics below.

The link to the page is below the topics list (You can also click on the picture to be taken to the webpage).

  • Cyber Security & Safe Internet
  • Developing Maths skills
  • Early Learning & Childcare
  • Best Start Foods

https://edscot.org.uk/LQE-6QCPS-D2I0DDP325/cr.aspx

September 26, 2019
by Mr Robertson
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Higher/Adv. Higher Music Showcase

Our annual showcase to parents, will take place next week Wednesday 2nd October @ 7pm. I hope that you, and any friends can come along to support your daughter, in their solo and group performances.
Could you please return the slip given by your daughter to let us know how many of you can attend. Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you all there.
Regards
Mrs Lindsey Millar
PT Exp Arts (NDHS)

September 18, 2019
by Mr Robertson
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Parental Information Evening – Deployment of iPads (S5/6)

A Parental Information Evening about the deployment of iPads for S5/6 pupils will take place in our school next Tuesday 24th September.

There is a choice of session from 5-6pm or 6-7pm.

It is essential that all parents of pupils in S5/6 attend with their daughter to sign vital paperwork before iPads can be deployed at the start of October.

September 11, 2019
by Mr Robertson
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Senior Phase – Family Learning event

We are excited to be hosting a Senior Phase Family Learning event where parents and carers can attend, gain more information about individual subjects and get a chance to meet the teachers of those subjects.

Please see the attached form and register your interest.

Senior Phase Family Learning evening Sept 19 (Word Version)

Senior Phase Family Learning evening Sept 19 (PDF Version)

August 21, 2019
by Mr Robertson
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Pupil iPad Information Evening

All S1 parents are invited to attend our Pupil iPad Information Evening this Thursday 22nd August from 6.30p.m.-7.30p.m.

At this event the deployment of your daughter’s iPad will be fully explained. You will also be asked to sign key parental agreement documentation which must be completed prior to your daughter receiving her iPad.

If your daughter is in S2-4 and you missed this event before the summer you are also welcome to attend.

August 16, 2019
by Mr Robertson
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Consultation on School Term Dates 2020/21 and 2021/22

The current pattern of school term dates, holidays and In Service days is set until July 2020.

 

Glasgow City Council has developed a proposed calendar for the following two years and wants to hear the views of parents, carers, pupils, staff and the wider public before the dates are finalised.

 

The consultation will be open until 8 September 2019, thereafter, responses will be considered before finalising any dates.

 

The proposed school term dates and details of the consultation can be found here.

June 7, 2019
by Mr Robertson
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Activities Day – Thursday 20th June

The PDF below has all of the information regarding the upcoming Activities Day on 20th June 2019.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in each event and sign up with the appropriate group leader.

Activities Day – Information (PDF)

Below is a picture of the Group Leaders for each event.

 

May 29, 2019
by Mr Robertson
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Expressive Arts – Summer Showcase

Expressive Arts – Summer Showcase -Monday 17th June @ 7pm

Pupils from both Drama and Music, will showcase their gifts and talents to you all on Monday 17th June, in the school, starting at 7pm. There will be; singing, orchestral music, solos/duets and drama performances, to name a few.

Doors open at 6.30pm. ‘First come, first served’, for a seat at the tables, with yummy treats. No ticket required, but opportunity at the end to leave a donation. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Mrs Lindsey Millar

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