Pupil reports

S2/S3 tracking reports will be issued to pupils today (23/9/20). S1 Pupil Support reports & S4/S5/S6 tracking reports will be issued shortly after the September weekend. We hope you all have a relaxing weekend and stay safe.

Update: S3 & S4 reports have now been sent out. If you have any questions or comments please fill out the form here: Surveys

 

 

Important message from First Glasgow

Good Afternoon,

I’m taking the opportunity to get in touch with all schools in our operating area to ask for your assistance in getting the message across to all pupils, of the importance for pupils to comply with the Scottish Government’s requirement for passengers travelling on public transport to wear a face covering.

We’ve had our street teams out across the network conducting spot checks in support of engaging with, explaining and encouraging passengers to wear a face covering while travelling on our buses that operate as part of the First Glasgow network.

Sadly, it’s been brought to my attention by the teams that a significant number of school pupils across the network are not complying with Scottish Government guidance. For example, during one such exercise, our teams have approached a number of pupils and asked where their face covering is and the pupil has then pulled it out of their bag and then complied with the request from our team to put it on. However, the moment the team switched decks, the pupils immediately removed their coverings again and the team had to re-engage and advise strongly that they must keep their coverings on.

The key problem here is not that pupils don’t know the rules about the wearing of face coverings on public transport – the fact that they have the coverings in their bags is proof of that itself. It’s the more concerning behaviour that they simply choose to flout the rules in this regard.

I cannot stress enough the health risk that this behaviour poses to our drivers, other passengers on board (including schoolchildren), and indeed, the wider population in terms of potential transmission of coronavirus. We now at the stage that if further breaches of the wearing of face coverings are identified, we will be reporting them to Police Scotland.

I’d therefore be extremely grateful if you could engage our messaging in the strongest possible terms with your pupils to help us keep everyone safe when travelling on our bus network. The key messaging is:

• Wear a face covering when boarding, travelling throughout, and alighting from the bus on every journey. Exemptions only apply to those that have a medical condition that makes the wearing of a covering difficult.

• Please only use seats that are not marked with our yellow seat sashes. If the seat has a sash, don’t use it. This helps to enforce physical distancing and keeps everyone at a safe space from each other.

• Try to wash your hands before and after you make any journey.

I hope that this information is helpful, and I look forward to your assistance in highlighting the importance of these requirements when travelling on our services. If there’s anything else we can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Your sincerely

Duncan Cameron
Operations Director

 

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ROBOTICS SUCCESS

The entire school are feeling very proud of S4 pupil Katie Wright as she claimed first place in the VEX Robotics Coding Challenge Year 10-11 category. This is an incredible achievement for Katie as she beat out competitors from all over the UK and is even more impressive considering she only recently started programming. A huge well done Katie!

SCHOOL CAPTAINS

The school are delighted to announce that S6 pupils Amy-Lee McLachlan and Kori Turnbull have been selected as school captains for session 2020-21. Both Amy-Lee and Kori won a pupil vote and following an interview with Mr Gardiner, Depute for S5-6 and Head Teacher Mrs Rooney, where they discussed what the role of school captain involves, the skills and qualities they possessed in order to undertake the role, and finally how they could progress the role and school in their capacity as captains were successful. Amy-Lee and Kori are now looking forward to representing the school, being a role model to pupils, and working closely with the school’s senior management team and pupils to help solve issues that are important to the school community. Congratulations to both pupils.

Free School Meals

If your child attends a North Lanarkshire school you may be entitled to free school meals and essential clothing grant. For more information please click here 

Please click the link to download the application form (not compatible with all mobile devices)

Completed forms can be emailed to fsm@northlan.gov.uk (don’t forget to attach proof of benefits) or send form & proof to:

Revenue & Benefits Support Team
Dalziel Building
Ground Floor
7 Scott Street
Motherwell
ML1 1SX

If you provide your mobile phone number or email address you will be contacted once a decision has been made otherwise you will be notified by letter.

If your application for Free School Meals is accepted then the school will be notified immediately.

If you need any help or advice please speak to Miss McKenna or Mr Brandon (Pupil Equity Fund)

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