Friday Update 30 09 2022

Happy Friday everyone.

It is a very wet end to the week!!

We had a lovely end to the week as our P1 children received their homework bags at assembly this afternoon.

Parent’s Evenings

The team have enjoyed meeting with parents this week and to share the children’s progress. 

Feedback from staff and parents seems to be that online meetings work well.  However we would like to strike the balance of parents being able to come in as well so we aim to hold face to face appointments in March.  This may become the pattern in future with term one meetings online and term 3 meetings in person.

Baxters 5K

Everyone is excited for the race on Sunday!  The team have their trainers ready and will be sporting school bibs which will make them easily identifiable for any spectators.  The race begins at 9.30am.  Many thanks to Mrs Bowman and Mrs Guzowski who will be in attendance.  I am really disappointed not to be able to attend this event due to family commitments.  Good Luck everyone!!

Cross Country Championships

P6 and 7 have two teams taking part in the Cross Country Championships on Thursday 6th October at Bught Park. We wish them the best of luck.

School Uniform

We actively promote the sense of belonging to our school by asking that all children wear uniform.  If you need any specific items please be aware that we have some recycled stock that has been kindly donated.

Positive Relationships

Our team is highly committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships.  We have clear expectations for everyone in school and Steps to Support when needed.  Our guidelines are available for you to read and the steps to support small poster is below.

Thank you for working with us to help everyone manage their behaviour choices, understand the impact these may have on others and to work towards ensuring our values and rules of SAFE, MINDFUL , ASPIRATIONAL permeate all aspects of Central School life.

Attendance

Along with other schools in the High School catchment area we actively monitor school attendance, including late arrivals. Often pupils can arrive late for unforeseen reasons, but we are noticing pupils who are arriving late to class on a regular basis.  This is really difficult for us all, as we are delighted the children have made it into school, yet we also know that this has  a disruptive effect on learning.  We are committed to working with families to help improve late arrivals and would appreciate any thoughts you have on this matter.  We have created a wee table to highlight the potential loss of learning time for your information.

DayWeekMonthYearNo of school days at 5 hours
5min25min100min975min – 16.25h3 ¼ days
10min50min200min1950min – 32.5h6 ½ days
15min75min300min2925min – 48.75h9 ¾ days

Safe Strong and Free

Safe Strong and Free team is going to host an online information and engagement session to learn about workshops they deliver across Highlands.  It is aimed at parents and carers of nursery and P1 children.

Staffing

We have a couple of changes to teaching staff that will take effect from October 24th.

Mrs Begg will join our team and teach P3 on Thursdays and Fridays.  She met the children this week.

Mrs Bartkiewicz will move to P6/7 to share the class with Mrs Gibb.  Mrs Guzowski will cover Mrs Gibb’s management time.

Miss Malloch will continue with P4/5 until the post is filled.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Mrs Fraser