The Parent Council held its first meeting of the new session on the 17th Sept following the parental consultation meeting on the proposed 32 period week.
We were delighted to welcome along a number of new members and welcome back a few old faces!
The dates for the sessions meetings were formally set and now appear in the Calendar section of the website. Normally meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, but there are a number of variations on this arrangements for the session ahead which are unavoidable.
The Date of the AGM has been set as the 8th October, this meeting will be held in the Dining Hall and will start at 7pm. The minutes of last years AGM and the agenda for the meeting can be seen in the Parents section of the website under Parent Forum - Minutes. The Constituation of the Parent Council can also be viewed in Parent Forum area.
A letter to parents calling the AGM will be issued
Pupil Support Department
Seasons for Growth
In January school will once again offer the Seasons for Growth programme.
For any S1, S2, or S3 pupils, this is an opportunity to help young people cope with the effects of a significant loss or change in their lives.
Change may occur within the family due to death, separation or divorce. Such changes can result in strong feelings of loss, which can be difficult to cope with, or talk about.
The Seasons Programme will focus on finding ways to accept what has happened, take charge of behaviour, develop self esteem and afford pupils the opportunity to build up support networks. It is not counselling, rather a small group of pupils with two trained adults who meet for one period per week, over eight sessions.
Confidentiality is strongly emphasised.
Seasons for Growth is an education programme that uses a wide range of creative activities to help you learn how to manage well in times of change.
Any pupil / parent, who may be interested in receiving more information about ‘Seasons’, please contact Carol Docherty (Pupil Support Department).