Senior Awards

Please can you make sure you have returned the tear off confirming your attendance ASAP. This will allow for any tickets not being used to be reallocated by ballot. Thanks

S4 Information Evening – Reminder


Reminder that on Thursday 5th September Mr Byers will be hosting an information evening for all parents and carers of S4 pupils. The evening will commence at 6.45pm – we hope to see you all there

Parent Council AGM

Wednesday 4th SEPTEMBER 2019 @ 6.45PM – Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Chairperson Report
  3. Confirmation of Parent Council Members
  4. Election of Office Bearers
  5. Treasurer Report
  6. Head Teachers Report
  7. A.O.C.B

Date of Next Meeting – Tuesday 8th October 2019@18:45

Date of Meetings 2019 / 2020

  • Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • Wednesday 4th December 2019
  • Tuesday 28th January 2020
  • Wednesday 18th March 2020
  • Tuesday 12th May 2020

5th / 6th Information Evening

There will be an information evening at 6.45pm this Thursday August 29th for all parents and carers of S5 / S6 pupils.  Mr Cairns and Mr Byers will share with you the SQA results, give you an overview of the coming year, look at the expectations on students, the support and help we can offer, opportunities for wider achievement, UCAS and other relevant information to help you support your son/daughter through a crucial year.

 

Parking

Could all parents and carers please only use the designated drop off area in the morning when dropping off young people. The main car park is unfortunately running at capacity most days and staff are finding it increasingly difficult to park their car. Thank you for your understanding.

School Bus Update

Dear Parents & Carers

We are continuing to work closely with SPT regarding the buses and will continue to do everything we can to ensure that everyone entitled to transport is picked up and dropped off on time from the correct location. There was an improvement for many today, but I do recognise there are still some issues which require resolving. In terms of contact the following numbers may be useful if you have an issue pertaining to transport at Cumbernauld Academy.

NLC transport 01236 812260

SPT 0141 333 3254 – SPT issue parental letters approved for transport and they decide pick up times and pick up points, complaints re contractors should be directed to them via a complaint form available from the office.

Please note that pupils on ‘privilege transport’ are not allocated places until end of September and these must be applied for every year.

Thank you for your patience and continued support

Mark Cairns

Settling in and ‘The buses’ – Head Teacher update

Dear Parents and Carers,

Things would appear to have gone very well generally in the move into our fabulous new building and much has been made of it in the press (Herald and Evening Times) as well as social media. My thanks to everyone who has helped us settle so well so quickly.

The single issue I have had multiple and justifiable complaints is in regard to school buses. There have been a number of concerns ranging from pick up points, pupils waiting on buses which are late and indeed the number of buses and spaces for pupils to travel on. I have been monitoring the situation personally and would like to assure all parents that we will continue to to all we can to support them in their efforts to have their children travel safely and on time both to and from school.

On Tuesday after school we will be checking lists to ensure that only pupils with an entitlement to travel are on the buses and checking again that each bus company has provided an adequate number of seats for that purpose. This check will mean that the departure of the buses at the end of the day will be delayed by around 15 minutes. I apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that this intervention is a ‘one off’ which will allow the travel arrangements to be sorted out.

Thank you for your support

Mark Cairns

 

Foundation Apprenticeships / Consortium Classes

The Foundation Apprenticeships along with the other consortium and college courses are scheduled to start on Monday 19th August. Transport for those pupils has been arranged by NLC. More information will be given to the pupils involved tomorrow.

 

SQA Priority Remarks

If anyone did not get the result they were predicted for and needed this result for a place at university please contact Mr Hendry before Friday 16th August to discuss the possibility of a priority remark.

First Day Information

Before 8.55am

Pupil drop off point will be in the same location as before – Bus Turning Bay. There will be NO access at the front of the new building for cars with the exception of the LCSC Pupil taxi drop offs.

Pupils will gather outside the main entrance in year groups and will be taken into the school when the bell rings and escorted to the designated areas (Weather permitting). If the weather is not good, pupils will gather in year groups in the social area.

After 8.55am

The public address system will announce where each year will go and teachers will accompany pupils.

Designated Areas for year groups

·        S1 – Social Area – Miss Hart

·        S2 – Gym 1 – Mrs McGuigan

·        S3- Games Hall – Mr Hendry

·        S4 – Games Hall – Mr Morrison

·        S5/6 – Assembly Hall – Mr Byers

 

All pupils will be issued with a map of the school in a pack alongside their timetable and login details.