Following extensive consultation with NLC over the last week, we have managed to agree a plan which will give P4-7 pupils some face to face teaching prior to what we hope will be a full return of P1-7 on the 15th March.
The plan is that all P4-7 pupils will have 1 day in school next week(w/b 1st March) followed by 2 consecutive days in school the following week (w/b 8th March). Class Teachers will message you directly regarding your child’s day(s).
The days may differ from our previous offer but we need to take into account total numbers of pupils and staff in the school building each day in order to conform with Government guidance.
Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding this plan.
Letter – Jason Leitch
Letter from Parent Council
Letter to Derek Brown
Please find links above to updates from Jason Leitch and from our Parent Council.
Following a meeting with ASN HTs yesterday I can confirm that as a result of Scottish Government guidance,P1-3 will attend full timefrom Monday 22nd Feb. Where this is good news for our Infant pupils it unfortunately impacts on our ability to continue to deliver the plan we had put in place for all pupils, particularly our P4-7s.
As the only ASN school to offer face to face teaching to all pupils since January we are aware how upsetting this will be for some children and families. I have discussed at length with Senior Education Managers,concerns around equity for ALL our children and their families at this time and the consequences of this decision on our P4-7 group.
We are in discussion with NLC about the possibility of trying to offer some face to face teaching for P4-7 from next week however this must be balanced against the total numbers in the building and the safety of all.
We look forward to welcoming P1-3 pupils on Monday and will be in touch with P4-7 families to discuss our plan moving forward.
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss any of the aboveinformation.
Best wishes and stay safe.
The FM’s statement yesterday regarding the return to school for certain pupil groups has caused considerable confusion within the ASN sector for families and staff alike.
The ASN Head Teachers including myself have a meeting scheduled with Derek Brown later tomorrow afternoon to discuss the implications for our schools and to confirm which pupils will attend from next week.
Our hope at this stage is that we will be able to continue some face to face teaching for ALL pupils from next week and will confirm exact details with you on Friday.
Sincere apologies for the distress this confusion is causing but it is completely out with our control.
We appreciate how challenging this time has been for all parents and carers while we try to balance increased school attendance with pupil and staff safety.
Until this point we have had one Co-vid positive pupil case (Christmas Eve) and some staff members (who as yet are not all well enough to return). However we understand that even in these uncertain times it is helpful to have a plan to work towards and we aim to offer the following over the coming weeks:
Week beginning Mon 1st Feb – pupils attend for one day per week as they have done over last 2 weeks
Week beginning Mon 8th Feb – Monday & Tuesday school closed for half term holiday. Wednesday, school closed to pupils – In-Service Day. Thurs & Friday – home learning – topic based (further information to follow)
If the Scottish Government and Public Health are of the view that a full school return can happen sooner then we will be ready to accept all pupils from that point however if not then the plan we hope to follow is:
Week beginning Mon 15th Feb – Rooms 1-6b attend Mon & Tues. Rooms 6c-12 attend Thurs & Fri
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss any element of this plan and sincere thanks for your continued support.
Due to current Covid guidelines, sadly this year there will be NO Christmas Show performance, NO singing, NO Christmas Party and NO Christmas Outings.
Does this mean Christmas is cancelled at Firpark this year… NO WAY!!
The pupils have been busy rehearsing this week for a very special video performance… keep Wednesday 16th December at 10am free for the premier of this years Firpark Christmas Show!!
We have spoken with Santa who has said he may still visit IF the Outdoor Learning Team manage to build him somewhere special outside…
And the parent council are organising a special treat for the pupils to watch in school… oh yes they are!!
We will keep you posted on any special dates for the diary!
Our Parent Council tab on our website has been updated with lots of new information. Please follow the link below to take you to this:
More recently, our Parent Council have been doing lots of fundraising and have set up a new Easy Fundraising account as part of this. Please follow the link below to find out more:
Please see attached PDF that signposts useful resources and websites for supporting pupil Health and Wellbeing within school and a home, particularly with regard to Mental Health. Although this resource was originally aimed at Secondary Pupils, there is a lot of good information and signposts for all ages.
For anybody who missed our Virtual Communication Event, here is the link for you to access all information that was provided during this day.
We hope you found this beneficial and informative!
Please follow link below to access our Halloween Carnival Video. I am sure you will enjoy watching it as much as the children enjoyed participating!