Parent Update 20.03.20

Parent Update 20.03.20

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Dear Parent/Carer,   This is the last message I will be sending this week. Thank goodness I hear you say!   As had become the norm things have moved on apace from the announcements over the last couple of days. We are digesting the information from both the Deputy First Minister and the SQA about

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Parent Update 19.03.20

Parent Update 19.03.20

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Dear Parent/Carer,   The Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, provided additional detail regarding school closures earlier today. In that statement he made it clear that examinations will not take place this year. The arrangements for how grades will be awarded to examination candidates are still to be finalised. You can find the latest statement from

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Parent Update Letter 18 March 2020

Parent Update Letter 18 March 2020

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  Dear Parent/Carer,   The past few days have seen rapid changes in the international, national and local situation in the coronavirus outbreak. Consequently, it seems like an appropriate time to write to you to update you on a number of matters as they are affecting schools and in particular Firrhill. There is much to

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Whole School Challenge 2020

Whole School Challenge 2020

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We (Nearly) Did It! Despite sterling efforts from many, many pupils we didn’t quite reach our target of running through every Scottish city and back again. In our toughest ever distance challenge of 770km we ended up running a total of just under 585km. Still impressive! That got us about as far as Arbroath on

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END OF TERM – DECEMBER 2019

END OF TERM – DECEMBER 2019

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Dear Parent/Carer,                 Every year I am caught out by how quickly August has turned into December. This year is no exception. As I write this there are just a few days of term left before the Christmas Holidays. Those few days will be busy, much like the rest of this long term, with both

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Return from Assessment Fortnight

Return from Assessment Fortnight

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29 November 2019 Dear Parent/Carer, As I am sure you know (and probably welcome) assessment fortnight ends today. We have packed into a fortnight what usually extends over a month or more in the summer examination period so it will be no surprise if your child is both relieved the assessments are over and feeling

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HT Results Summary August 2019

HT Results Summary August 2019

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Provisional Results 2018-19 Dear Parent/Carer, The results for the 2018/19 academic year, which were released earlier this month, are presented below. These are a summary of results using the benchmarks that have been used for some time. These are one way of considering results and whilst they are useful in comparing year on year performance

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RRS Silver Award

RRS Silver Award

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Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award: Rights Aware   Dear Parent/Carer,   I am delighted to announce that following our assessment visit Firrhill has been accredited with the unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Silver: Rights Aware Award. The second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.   We are the first school in the UK to

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Uniform Focus Week (19-23 February)

Uniform Focus Week (19-23 February)

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Uniform Focus Week (19-23 February)   Dear Parent/Carer,   At the last meeting of the Whole School Council pupils raised their frustrations that whilst the great majority of pupils follow the school dress code some do not. The Whole School Council suggested that a pupil-led uniform focus week would be a good way to revisit

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S2 Parents’ Evening – 21 February 2018

S2 Parents’ Evening – 21 February 2018

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Dear Parent/Carer,                   The S2 Parents’ Evening takes place on Wednesday 21 February 2018 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. To access the online booking system please go to:   www.parents-booking.co.uk/firrhill   PLEASE NOTE: You need to type this address into your website browser’s ‘address bar’. Do not try to ‘Google’ this website address or use a

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