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Now that we are well into the new session, it is not surprising that the number of events and the pace of the school year has picked up noticeably. Already plans and thoughts have turned towards Christmas events and beyond. Plans are for the senior prelim exams which in some way makes it all real in terms of how fast the school session moves. As much as we still refer to the prelim exam, the facts are that these are now generally a ‘health check’ on progress to date. They are a very important part of the year for pupils in the senior phase. It hopefully reinforces confidence in progress, but can also in some cases, be a reminder of the work that requires to be done in order to achieve the best they can from their time at school. It is important that pupils prepare for these assessments but equally important that they balance their time in order to get the best outcomes for themselves. The main focus should always be to remain on track in their school work and this is more effectively done by a steady approach throughout the session, rather than putting themselves through a stressful time in the build up to these assessments.

I have singled out a few other events below that are worthy of mention but I am very aware that a great many things go on at Greenfaulds involving our young people both in and out of school. To that effect, my apologies if you feel I have not mentioned something close to you personally. I am always keen to hear of our young people’s achievements away from school and would genuinely be delighted, knowing how modest and shy most of them are, that you let us know either through contact with myself or Pupil Support. My thanks to the great number of you who already do this.

 

‘They Shall never Grow Old’

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, the history department showed a screening of Peter Jackson’s new film ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ on Thursday 8th November at 7.00 pm in the assembly hall.  There was an excellent turn out and the night and all donations were collected on behalf of the poppy appear. Below are some images from the evening.

Christmas Fayre

The Christmas Fayre will take place in the school on Wednesday, 5 December from 6 til 8 pm.  This year will feature a Santa’s Grotto, face painting and a hot dog stand along with a large number of stalls selling everything from cupcakes to Christmas tableware, candles and gifts.

The parent council will be running a tombola and would very much welcome any donation of gifts which can be handed into the school office. Prior to the evening

If anyone is interested in hiring their own table, each one is price £15 with a £5 deposit to be paid to the school office as soon as possible to reserve your space, and the balance can be paid in advance or on the night.

Dates for the diary

November 1st Fire Service talk to S2 and S3 pupils re firework safety

November 8th WW1 movie event 7:00-9:00

November 9th S3 tracking issued

November 13th P7 Open Evening

November 21st S4 tracking issued

November 29th S4 Parents Evening 4:15-6:45

December 3rd P7 Science Lecture

December 5TH Christmas Fayre 6:00-8:30

December 7th S5/6 Tracking issued

December 11th Developing Young Workforce Day (S2)

December 13th S5/6 Parents Evening 4:15-6:45

December 17th Junior Ceilidh

December 18th Senior Ceilidh

December 20th Christmas Charity day

December 21st School closes 2:30pm

January 7th School reopens 8:55am

January 14th Prelims start for S4/5/6

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