Please find attached a letter from Nicky Grant, Head of Education at Highland Council
We sent out invites to P7 parents last week to be able to view tasks in the P7-S1 Transition online Classroom. There’s quite a few invites that haven’t been accepted. Unfortunatly, the email invite often ends of in the Junk/Spam box so have a wee check to see if it’s there.
By now pupils will have received emails inviting them to two more Google Classrooms. These will indicate which House / Tutor group they will be in as well as which Practical Set they will be in.
House groups are: Revack (1RK), Revoan (1RN), Roy (1RY)
Practical Sets are: 1A, 1B, 1C & 1D
We know many of you may be feeling anxious about the future and uncertain about your next steps. You will also have lots of questions. Our staff are here to help you by providing guidance and advice.
With over 20 years of experience delivering online through a blended approach to learning, a personal approach to supporting our students, strong industry links and a flexible approach to study, Inverness College UHI is well placed to help you succeed now and in the future.
During our Virtual Open Event, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June, you can also:
- Hear presentations from our lecturing teams on our courses, the skills you will develop and the careers available to you on completing your studies;
- Book into a group information and Q&A session to hear from our friendly, supportive lecturers about our courses, being a student here and studying at Inverness College UHI this September.
- Book a one to one with our experienced student support team for general advice, including information on applying, funding and support available to you.
- If you prefer, you can also book a more personalised, one to one with a lecturer to discuss studying with us.
Find out more on our Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/events/304465283910287/
To begin our virtual transition week. S1 pupils have the opportunity to have a tour of the school building and meet the staff.
On the S1 Google Classroom pupils will now be able to access a presentation which they can use to navigate the school and departments.
Use this to get to know your new teachers.
This coming week will be our “Virtual” transition week. There will be a mixture of interesting tasks, important information (you don’t want to miss😃) as well as our virtual parents evening.
Keep an eye on the school website, Facebook group and S1 Information google classroom.
Seeing as it’s Father’s Day, we thought that it would only be fair for some of the teachers to tell you their very best Dad jokes. The teachers felt that most pupils had probably forgotten how bad their jokes really are.
Youth Scotland have made 1000 free resources available to parents and carers to help them to support their child to gain a qualification at home. The Hi5 and Dynamic Youth Awards (DYA) are wider achievement awards that follow an engaging and fun plan-do-review format. Hi5 Awards are aimed at children aged 5+ and DYA at age 10+.
All completed awards receive a certificate. Both awards are nationally recognised and are credit rated and levelled by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
The resources will be made available to the first 1000 applicants on a first come first served basis. For further information and to access this free resource, please follow this link: https://youthscotland.org.uk/support-your-child-to-gain-a-qualification-at-home/
We are pleased to invite the new S1 Parents and Guardians to a ‘virtual’ parents information evening on Wednesday 24 June. This is a chance to share information and answer any questions you may have about your child’s transition to Grantown Grammar School.
The details of the evening, and when and how to join have been emailed to you. If you have not received this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update your contact information.
During the meeting, we plan on sharing information on the following topics:-
a) What will school be like in August?
b) When will my child get a copy of their timetable?
c) What class will my child be in?
d) How do I contact the school if I have a question/concern?
e) What support will my child get, i.e. pastoral, buddies and Learning Support.
f) How to use the Canteen, uniform and use of mobile phones.
h) Outdoor education programme.
i) Subject specific equipment requirements for subjects such as Home Economics, PE and Outdoor Ed.
If you have any questions NOT covered in the information above, please email them to the school email by the end of this week, and we will ensure they are answered either on the evening or with an email back to you directly. It is unlikely that we will have an open format for asking questions given the online format and time available, so please email any other questions in advance. We do hope you can join us.