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Christmas Story/Song time

Nursery to P3 pupils are calling on all parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles etc to help make the next few weeks feel more festive in our classrooms.

Could you record yourself: reading a festive story, singing a festive song or telling some festive jokes that could be shared with your child’s class?

We would be grateful of any volunteers. This could be pre-recorded or a live virtual meeting (class camera turned off).

Please email the school or comment below if you or someone you know would be interested!

Parents Evening – Term 2 – 2020

Please find attached a letter and guidance regarding parents evening this term.

Parents evening will be carried out using video call and will run From Monday 30th November until Friday 11th November.

Booking will open from 12pm Tomorrow (Tuesday 24th November) and will close on Friday 27th November at 12pm.

Pupil Committees

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, committees are unable to meet so this year each class will take responsibility for a committee. 

Each committee will have a tab in the ‘Pupil Voice’ drop down in the main menu. Please check here for regular updates.

The aim is to ensure:

– Pupil participation is integral to the school’s vision and ethos.
– Clear structures are in place to capture pupils’ view.
– Pupils have a range of opportunities to influence decisions affecting them.
– Pupils work as part of a team with a common goal.

This years committees will be:

P1C – Eco/Gardening

P1M – Digital Technology

P1M/P – Outdoor Learning

P2B – Modern Languages

P2R – Global and Local Warriors

P3M – Digital Technology

P3G/T – Health and Wellbeing

P4K – Digital Technology

P4R – STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths)

P5C – Modern Languages

P5R – Health and Wellbeing

P6R – Rights Respecting Schools

P6S – Eco/Gardening

P7A – Outdoor Learning

P7G – Global and Local Warriors

Our nurseries will also be working to develop outdoor learning across the school.

In addition to this, the house captains will also be meeting regularly with Mr Wallis to make decisions and changes to support the whole school.

If you have any suggestions or feel you can support any of the committees virtually, please email the school.

UNCRC Article 12 – Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Review of ACC, Minimising Exclusion Policy

We would be grateful if you could please read the following documents and complete the online form using the link provided.

The closing date for responses is Friday 9th October.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aw-pJD2_E02ip4k2nOs16xMRiFPe_3tIvtfViNqzbItURDhZTFBEODlQNjhDN0dFTk03T0lYMUpHRC4u 

Building Inner Strength and Wellbeing for Kids – The Resilience Alphabet

Education Scotland has released the Resilience Alphabet.

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/scotland-learns/health-and-wellbeing-activities/resilience-alphabet/

 

What is this?

The Resilience Alphabet includes ideas and activities to help your child build inner strength and wellbeing.  For each letter there is a definition, something to think about, something positive to say and some suggestions of things to Make, Do or Write.

Download on the Education Scotland link above.

Updated Contact Details – COVID 19

Updated Contact Details for During COVID-19 School Closure

School is closed, and our normal number, 01224 586755, is therefore inaccessible.

Please use the following numbers/contact methods:

School Mobile (to be used in first instance): 07870484109

Virtual School Helpline: 01224 523322

Aberdeen City Council Crisis Support Line: 0800 0304 713

Other Queries: Contact your child’s class teacher on Seesaw and they will support the best they can.

Email: ferryhill@aberdeencity.gov.uk

The UK’s First RRSA Accredited Gold Award School

On 1st February 2018, Ferryhill School were visited by UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award assessors. We are delighted to be able to share that Ferryhill were successfully accredited under the new UNICEF RRSA award scheme standards and they became the first school in the UK to successfully achieve Gold using the new outcome strands.

Assessors noted a number of strengths in their final report and were particularly impressed by:

  • (The) polite, welcoming and confident children
  • Pupils who have a deep understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Pupils could clearly see and explain the relevance of the CRC to their daily lives
  • An inclusive ethos based on a sound understanding by pupils and staff of the concepts of equity and fairness
  • Staff (who) model rights respecting language and behaviours
  • The recognition and celebration of wider achievement is highly valued by staff and pupils and linked to the CRC
  • RRSA is embedded across the school, and all staff are fully committed and engaged with the process.

Assessors went on to say…

The school is a wonderful ambassador for children’s rights and works hard to promote awareness in their local community and this wonderful achievement is recognition of the hard work, commitment and passion by pupils, staff and parents. Well done Ferryhill School!”

As a school, we will continue to build on this success and to guide and support our pupils to ensure that all children enjoy their rights.