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Catholic Schools Good For Families 18th August 2018 Paisley

 Scottish Catholic Education Service Parent Group
Gathering of Parents
18th August 2018
St. Charles’ Church Hall, 5 Union Street, Paisley, PA2 6D

Places at this event are free, but booking is essential.
To book a place please contact: parents@sces.uk.com or telephone: 0141 556 4727

Click here for information

 

Timetable for the day:
 
9.30am  Registration, Tea and Coffee


10.00am Welcome from the SCES Parent Group


10.10am Opening Prayer – A reflection on the Icon of Jesus Our Teacher
  Reflective meditation and prayer using the image of the Icon


10.40am Bishop John Keenan – Catholic Schools Good For Families
  Encouraging children in their faith: The positive influence of the family


11.10am Answers for our children - Evangelisation in the world of multi media


12pm Lunch with time to visit stalls from charities and Church agencies who are there to assist parents


12.45pm Families in Faith – A Diocesan Perspective


1.15pm The SCES Parents– Who are we and how to get involved


1.30pm 20 things you didn’t know you didn’t know about Mass


2pm Mass

Parent Council Meeting Wednesday 16th May at 6pm

The next meeting of the Parent Council will take place in the Conference Room at 6pm on Wednesday 16th May 2018.

Festival of Youth Conference 2018

Pupils attended the Festival Youth Conference 2018 in March held at Gardyne College, Dundee.

Dee Bleakley discussed growth mindset.

Successful local entrepreneurs answered our questions about starting up in business.

 

Dundee United Community Trust Weekly Sessions

The Dundee United Community Trust are trying to get as many people back into physical activity or trying a sport for the first time with some of their programmes.Pop along to one of their sessions

Adults Walking Football – Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm and Sunday 10am-11am at the GA Arena (£3 per session).

Adults Walking Netball – Fridays 11am – 12noon at the Lynch Centre (£3 per session). The Walking Netball will restart on the 20th April as we are having a two week break for the holidays!
16 years + Women’s Only Football – Fridays 7pm-8pm at Manhattan Works (£4 per session).

Senior Phase SQA Examinations 30th April - 4th June 2018

17 April 2018

Senior Phase SQA Examinations 30th April - 4th June 2018

I am writing to inform you that Dundee City Council’s Children & Family Services, has agreed that all pupils in S4 and S5 sitting one or more National 5 or Higher SQA examination/s will be entitled to examination preparation time during this year’s SQA Examination Diet, as will all S6 pupils. Pupils in S4 and S5 being presented at National 3 and National 4 levels do not sit a final examination and should attend school as normal throughout the SQA Examination Diet.

This year’s SQA Examination Preparation Period begins on Friday 4th May and ends on Tuesday 29th May (both dates inclusive). Senior pupils should return to school on Wednesday 30th May.  This will coincide with our change of timetable for academic session 2018-19, which will begin for our present S1-S3 pupils on Tuesday 29th May 2018.

If any pupil has an exam out with the exam preparation period then they are permitted to prepare at home the day before the examination and will be excused from classes on the day of the examination.  This comes into effect from Friday 27th April 2018.

Please note the following points in relation to the examination timetable:-

1.  During this Examination Preparation Period, pupils should use their free time for extra study and examination preparation. The Learning Centre (Library) will be available for any pupil who wishes to study in school.  

2. Since school is a normal working environment throughout the examination period all examination candidates are asked to ensure that they wear full school uniform for all examinations and all other visits to the school.

3. Friday 25th May is an in-service day for staff and a holiday for most pupils. Monday 28th May is a holiday for all staff and most pupils. Examinations are taking place on both days and your son/daughter may be involved.

Please check your son/daughter’s examination timetable carefully:- 

Friday 25th – N5 Accounting (am) / N5 Health & Food Technology (pm)

Monday 28th – N5, Higher & A Higher RMPS (am) / N5 Practical Woodworking (pm)

4. All pupils will be issued with the booklet “Your Exams 2018” this week, which provides information relating to SQA’s examination procedures which must be adhered. An electronic pdf version is available via the SQA website and will also be posted on our @StJohnsOfficial Twitter feed. Should you have any queries at all in relation to the SQA examinations then please contact the school. (01382 307060)

Please note that if your son/daughter is prevented from attending an examination due to illness it is essential that you contact the school office as early as possible on the morning of the examination and then arrange for a Fit Note to be obtained from your GP. This should be sent into the school within 3 days of the examination missed.

5. On no account must electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, smart watches or tablets) be taken into the examination room.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our young people every success in their examinations.

Fiona McLagan

 (Head Teacher)

Your Exams 2018

This SQA leaflets tells you what you need to know about your exams. Remember to prepare, stay calm and do your best.

https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/YourExams2018.pdf

 

 

 

Rescheduled Parent Council Meeting

The Parent Council meeting will now take place on Tuesday 20th March at 6pm.

Meet Local Apprenticeship Employers

Scottish Apprenticeships Get Involved!

Where :  Dundee Careers Centre, Panmure Street, Dundee

When : 6-8pm Thursday 8th March 2018

Event Details ; Meet local apprenticeship employers

For More Info : Call the centre on 01382 495050

Review of Charges

Please note that the Council has reviewed the services for which charges are levied and Policy and Resources Committee have agreed to increase the charges for Music Tuition and school meals.   The charges will therefore be:
 
MUSIC FEES FOR SESSION 2018/19
                                     
Hire of Instruments        -            £85.00
 
SCHOOL MEALS - INCREASE FROM 1 APRIL 2018
 
Please note that school meals will increase from 1 April 2018:
 
Nursery                         -              £2.10
Primary                          -             £2.10
Secondary                     -              £2.20
Adult                              -            £3.30