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Parent Council Vacancies

Coltness High School Parent Council Vacancies

A Parent Council for Coltness High School was established in 2006 in accordance with the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. Its objectives are to:

  1. To work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming school which is inclusive for all parents and pupils.
  2. To promote partnership between the school, its pupils and all its parents.
  3. To develop and engage in activities which suppor the education and welfare of the pupils.
  4. To identify and represent the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of pupils.

There are presently vacancies on Coltness High School Parent Council. I would advise you that as a member of the school’s Parent Forum, you are entitled to put yourself forward for membership of the Parent Council.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parent Council, please complete and return the attached reply slip via,, by no later than Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 3.45pm.

Please note that if the number of interested parents exceeds the number of places available then members will be decided by an election of the Parent Forum.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Yours sincerely

John McGilp

Head Teacher

Coltness High School Parent Council

Reply Slip

I would like to express my interest in becoming a member of Coltness High School Parent Council. I am the parent/guardian of a child/children currently attending the school.

Name: ________________________________

Address: ______________________________

Signature: _____________________________      Date: ________________

Please return the completed form to the school office by no later than, Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 3.45pm via



After interview on Friday I am please to announce that Miss Sarah Ramage will take over on an interim basis, and until further notice, the post of PT PS for the 3A1 House group. As always any parents with any children in this group should direct any queries to Miss Ramage in the first instance.

Fusion App

A text was sent through Groupcall to all parents by NLC giving them the on boarding code for the pre order lunch app Fusion. The link to download the app can be found at:
Children can also use their Glow email if they do not have an on boarding code.

SQA Grades Update

After the statement yesterday from the Scottish Government, all exams that were downgraded will now be withdrawn and replaced by teachers’ original estimates. More information will follow as we receive it.

Many thanks, Mrs Anderson.

Pupil Restart In August

Today’s announcement from the Scottish Government outlines the plan to reopen all schools on a full time basis from August.

We are currently considering the practicalities and implications of this announcement and will await further clarification and guidance from government, particularly in relation to public health and scientific advice.

Our priority is the safety of our pupils and staff across our network of primary, secondary and ASN schools, as well as our early learning and childcare settings.

We understand that you will have questions, and as this news was only announced today, we will make further information available on how this impacts on our schools and facilities in the coming days.

We are preparing for pupils to return full-time to school on 12 August and we will be working closely with our schools and partners, including our early years and childcare provision to establish our plans, which we will communicate as soon as we are in a position to.”

Water Safety

Each summer Scottish Water runs a water safety campaign to encourage everyone to stay safe around water. Reservoirs, rivers and lochs can be popular places for visitors and we want everyone to enjoy them safely.

A big part of our social media campaign this year has focused on educating people about the risks of swimming and diving into reservoirs –  there are lots of hidden dangers like underwater machinery, strong currents and deep, cold water. This harrowing film from our friends at Welsh Water shows why it’s not a good idea to go swimming at reservoirs

Another great film from RNLI explains how you should FLOAT TO LIVE to overcome cold water shock

Lastly, pupils can find our water safety advice on our website at

Single Parent Families

One Parent Families Scotland has been delivering services for parents across North Lanarkshire for over 13 years. Our staff team have been working hard to ensure we can continue to support families with the services that they need during the Coronavirus outbreak, both in terms of practical services and, importantly, in terms of being able to access those services.

Current Service Provision

  • Completion of crisis applications supporting parents struggling to meet fuel costs
  • Referrals to Foodbanks supporting parents struggling to meet food costs
  • Completion of charitable grants for essential new household items (electrical appliances, bedding, etc)
  • Support with Universal Credit and benefit applications
  • Emotional, Well-being & Peer Support via phone call, text, Facebook, Facetime and WhatsApp
  • Up-to-date advice and referrals for access to local services & resources
  • Free Phone Lone Parent Helpline 0808 801 0323, webchat and local up to date information and ‘Ask a Question‘ on our website

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to find out more about One Parent Families Scotland specialist package of support package.

T:        01698 239961

M:       07506 904 368



One Parent Families Scotland enjoys a reputation for providing high quality services and have an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the issues facing single parent families.

All, of our work is underpinned by the alleviation of child poverty