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week ending 5/12/14

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Into December and still lots happening in school this week.

        ·         Attendance was around 91%.


·         The some pupils were involved in the making of a DVD this week in conjunction with Glasgow University on the subject of school improvement in Scottish Education. The film will be shown at an education conference in Cincinnati and next year in Glasgow


Mr Boland received feedback so far which is particularly pleasing to read,


Thank you so much for the time and trouble you took to welcome us to your School to film the DVD on school improvement.  The pupils and staff were delightful and engaging, the students from Glasgow School of Art were amazed at how articulate and involved the pupils were.  The footage we filmed is a testament to your pupils ability to describe what they learn, how they learn and in what ways teachers support their learning.  The young people from your school were confident, committed and caring.  It was simply a pleasure to work with them. 


The DVD will be finished in the next two weeks, once the final DVD is completed I will send you a copy.  I will also ensure that the unedited footage of the children from your school will be sent to you for your records, the footage is fantastic evidence of the outstanding work your school is involved in.”



·         Castlemilk Christmas Fayre:  Mr Munro,  Mr Oberg and an S4 pupil were there on Saturday with a gardening stall and to support the building of  Santa’s grotto.


·         The Seniors Personal Development class managed to raise £75.99 for Cancer Research – the biggest total for the Personal Development class in 3 years! - over interval on Tuesday. The soak the teachers stall being the most popular?


·         The S4 Princess Trust pupils delivered Christmas Hampers to the Young @ Heart Xmas Party in the Maureen Cope Community Hall with Mrs White.


·         The pupils involved in the joint community  art project with St MMs continued their work at StMMs this week.


·         Mr Boland, Mr Oberg and the skiers met up with the pupils from Inveralmond on Wednesday afternoon to train and get acquainted before the trip.


·         House Assemblies have taken place all week where pupils heard from their Pastoral Care teacher and House Captains about pupil council plans for school improvement, achievements and to celebrate 100% attendance.


·         Mrs King has now had Learner Conversations with S1,S2 and S3 focus groups over the past 2 weeks on their school and classroom experiences including learning logs, Blooms Taxonomy an Icons.

·         Mrs King emailed Maureen McKenna, Director of Education, to outline some of our successful bids for grants etc.  Since writing it we have been awarded a further £5,000 from Education Scotland towards Uganda, ski-club and reward trips. Amazing!


·         We wish Mrs Molloy good luck on her last day before her maternity leave starts and look forward to hearing her baby news soon.


·         We hosted 5 primaries in a cross country competition this week, organised by the Active Schools Coordinators. Our pupils were involved as marshals for the race.


·         Mr Munro’s S1 EC class planned and hosted an afternoon for the pensioners of the Phoenix Club which took place this week involving presenting their planning by PowerPoint, tea and biscuits being served followed by bingo.


·         Apparently there are 20 sleeps until Christmas. Enjoy!