Rights Respecting Schools: Gold Award

Rights Respecting Schools: Gold Award

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Dear Parent/Carer, In my end of term message, just before the holiday, I mentioned we were awaiting the outcome of our assessment visit for Gold Rights Respecting Schools status that took place in mid-March. I am delighted to let you know we have now received the assessors’ report and the decision of the Accreditation and

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END OF TERM – APRIL 2019

END OF TERM – APRIL 2019

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Dear Parent/Carer, Time passes. Quicker than ever, it would seem. The Easter break is upon us. It seems that way to others too. I completed my 1:1 meetings with the S6 pupils earlier this week and many of them commented on how fast S6 has gone. I tried to break it to them gently that

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January Information

January Information

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Dear Parent/Carer, I thought it would be better to write to you separately with a few information matters regarding school procedures and looking ahead to next term rather than adding to an already full end of term message. As the ‘Beast from the East’ reminded us, we occasionallyget severe weather that impacts on the opening

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Firrhill Social Media Accounts

Firrhill Social Media Accounts

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10 September 2018 Dear Parent/Carer,   Whilst social media may sometimes create difficulties it is, undeniably, a great tool for distributing information and for keeping up with what’s going on with friends, family or the wider world.   In an effort to make keeping in touch with what is happening in school easier I list

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Start of Term – August 2018

Start of Term – August 2018

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Dear Parent/Carer,   After a long and (for a change) sunny summer holiday the new academic year has begun and it has been lovely to welcome back into the school pupils old and new. This is always an exciting time in the life of the school as over 200 new pupils join us in S1

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End of Term – June 2018

End of Term – June 2018

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Dear Parent/Carer,   Another term and school year draws rapidly to a close and the long summer holiday beckons. As always this has been a busy year and the list of accomplishments of our pupils is as impressive as ever.   We began the year celebrating very high standards of attainment by our senior pupils.

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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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START OF TERM – JANUARY 2018

START OF TERM – JANUARY 2018

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Dear Parent/Carer,   As this is my first message of 2018 let me begin by wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year. I hope that you were able to relax over the festive period and enjoyed the company of family and friends.   The start of a new year has traditionally been

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