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EMA Payments

Dundee City Council understands that this is a worrying time for pupils and young people and that EMA payments are an invaluable source of income to those who receive this payment.

Dundee City Council are adopting a sympathetic and flexible approach for those young people in receipt of EMA.  Those who are unable to meet their agreed attendance requirements either through self-isolating, contracting the virus or through the learning institution being closed, will continue to receive their payment.

Payments are not expected to be delayed in any way and will be made in accordance with the payment schedule already issued.  The payment schedule is also available here. https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/autumn_intake_2019-20_payment_dates.pdf

Online Learning Portal

This mini website has details of all our online learning places and how to link to them:

Coronavirus update 20th March2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

I am writing to update you on Coronavirus (Covid-19) as it relates to you as a family and your children as pupils in our schools.

The Scottish Government has indicated all Schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings will be closed for normal business from Monday 23 March 2020.

Teachers at primary and secondary schools have been talking to pupils about using their Glow account for online learning. Nurseries will also be advising about learning at home options.

The school and Early Learning and Childcare settings are making arrangements to offer a provision for the targeted groups as identified by the Scottish Government.

There is an online application for parents and carers who are key workers who have no other means of carrying on their work in key services without support from our service. This link is available on the DCC website along with all other relevant information.

Secondary Schools will determine which senior pupils should attend and confirm this information with parents. 

Children and young people who are entitled to a free school meal can collect a meal from their own school between 12 noon and 1.45 p.m. next week and further information will follow for arrangements after the Easter break.

I wish to reassure you that Dundee City Council’s Children and Families Service is continuing to work with Head Teachers across the city to deal with the impact of the situation as it develops.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Head Teacher

Coronavirus Update 17 March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

I am writing to update you on Coronavirus (Covid-19) as it relates to you as a family and your children as pupils in our schools.

Dundee City Council’s Children and Families Service is working with head teachers across the city to deal with the impact of the situation as it develops.

The Scottish Government have said there is no need at this stage to close schools. I shall notify you immediately if this advice were to change.

The latest advice from Health Protection Scotland recommends that all educational settings remain open unless we have been advised by the local Health Protection Team to close.

I would ask that you and your family closely follow national health guidance.

If you've developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild.

If you live with others, then the person who has symptoms of COVID-19 (new continuous cough and/or fever/high temperature) should stay at home for 7 days from the start of their symptoms and all other household members who don’t develop any symptoms should stay at home for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day illness began in the first person to become ill.

If others in the household develop symptoms within the 14 days, then they will need to stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms began, even if this takes them over the 14 day isolation period. There is a self-help guide available: https://www.nhsinform.scot or phone 0800 028 2816. Please see the most up-to-date advice from the NHS: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

We are adopting precautionary measures to protect members of our school community and ensure the effective running of our schools.

To help support these measures:

· We are regularly reminding young people of the importance of hand washing and basic hygiene procedures outlined by the NHS.

· Water fountains should only be used to fill water bottles.

· All visitors MUST wash their hands when they come into the school.

Teachers at primary and secondary schools have been talking to pupils about using their Glow account for online learning. Nurseries will also be advising about learning at home options.

All evening and after school activities and events prior to Easter have been postponed, along with Parents’ Evenings, concerts, shows and sports fixtures.

All school trips have been cancelled in the meantime.

Please be assured that we are taking all reasonable precautions in our schools and are liaising closely with Dundee City Council and NHS staff.

Yours sincerely

Mrs F McLagan

Head Teacher

Coronavirus - use of drinking fountains

Please see the attached information regarding the use of drinking fountains in school. Click here.

More information is available on the NHS website. Click here,

School Meals Survey

I would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer the following questionnaire on the school meal service as detailed in the attached link which will be open until 21 February 2020.

Dundee Parent/Carer school meal serivice survey.

I appreciate your support with this and would like to thank you on behalf of Tayside Contracts.

St John’s RC High School Business & Languages event (Thursday 16 January 2020)

St John’s RC High School Business & Languages event (Thursday 16 January 2020)

Andrew Gillespie – Ace Aquatec

This year’s business and language event consisted of a range of local businesses and organisations who delivered 25-minute interactive workshops to our current S3 pupils. 

Pupils were split into groups and rotated through each of the workshops delivered by the organisations.  The intention of this experience was to enable young people to make links between the Business and languages subjects which they are studying, and to recognise the relevance of the skills which they are learning.  This enabling young people to make links between the work they are doing in school and its purpose in their future careers. 

Attending the talks and workshops enabled young people to develop a range of skills which will be essential for their future, including literacy, team working and interpersonal skills, as well as languages and business skills. 

Pupil feedback on the morning was extremely positive, overall, they found the whole experience valuable and thoroughly enjoyed working alongside local businesses.  The workshops put their leaning into context and gave them a greater awareness of the importance of studying a language alongside business and clear links to their future careers.

 Businesses Involved (Workshops)

  • Andrew Gillespie – Ace Aquatec
  • Judy and Susanna – Dundee Heritage Trust
  • Danielle – Dundee United FC
  • Micholla Finnegan – International Project’s team at Dundee & Angus College
  • Dr Sara Al Tubuly – Al-Maktoum College

Understanding The S4-S6 Years in Secondary Schools (Taletta's Resource)

 

A resource for parents and carers.
 

This resource is primarily intended to support parents' understanding of the secondary senior phase, information on the Broad General Education and the wider Children & Families Service is also included.

Click here to access the resource.

The resource, for example, will be of use to Primary Schools in explaining to parents what lies ahead.

Support Study 2019-2020 (Amended)

Please find the amended Supported Study timetable here.

Prelim Timetable January 2020

SENIOR PHASE FORMAL ASSESSMENTS – JANUARY 2020

EXAMS DURING CLASS TIME

MONDAY 13 JANUARY – FRIDAY 17 JANUARY

 

Music/Music Technology and Practical Woodwork/Metalwork will be completed in the Department during class time.

 

Tuesday 14/01/2020

Admin &IT Practical Higher

13:10-15:10

Dept

 

Admin &IT National 5

13:10-15:10

Dept

 

 

MAIN EXAM DIET – MOSTLY IN THE HALL

 

YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE IN CLASS WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE AN EXAM

 

Monday 20/01/20 AM 

English  Higher Paper One

8:50-10:20 

Hall

93

English Higher Paper Two

10:45 - 12:15

Hall

93

Monday 20/01/20 PM

English Nat 5 Paper One

12:45 - 13:45

Hall

176

English Nat 5 Paper Two

14:00-15:30

Hall

176

Tuesday 21/01/20 AM

Maths Higher Paper One

8:50-10:20                

Hall

59

Maths N5 Paper One (S5/S6 only)

8:50 - 10:05              

Hall (Back)

50

Maths N5 Applications Paper One (S5/S6 only)

8:50-9:55                  

Hall

36

Maths Higher Paper Two (S5/S6 only)

10:35-12:20              

Hall

59

Maths N5 Paper Two (S5/S6 only)

10:35-12:25              

Hall

50

Maths N5 Applications Paper Two (S5/S6 only)

10:35-12:35              

Hall

36

Maths Advanced Higher

8:50-10:20

Melrose 2

10

Tuesday 21/01/20 PM

Art and Design National 5

13:40-15:10             

Hall

53

Art and Design Higher

13:40-15:40           

Hall

19

Wednesday 22/01/20 AM

Business Management Higher

8:50- 11:35             

Hall

42

Business Management National 5

8:50-10:50              

Hall

49

Physics Higher

8:50-10:50              

Hall

17

Wednesday 22/01/20 PM

Modern Studies N5

13:10-15:30             

Hall

46

RMPS Higher

13:10-15:05             

Hall (Back)

17

RMPS Nat 5

13:10-14:30             

Hall (Back)

5

Admin & IT Higher

13:10-14:40             

Hall

12

Graphic Communication Advanced Higher

13:10-15:40              

Hall

15

Graphic Communication Higher

13:10-15:40              

Hall

1

Thursday 23/01/20 AM 

Human Biology Higher Paper One

8:50-9:30

Melrose 1

13

Human Biology Higher Paper Two

9:45 -12:05

Melrose 1

13

Biology N5

9:00-11:30              

Hall

72

Advanced Higher Biology

9:00-12:00               

Hall

11

Computing Science Higher

9:00-11:30              

Hall

14

Thursday 23/01/20 PM 

Practical Cookery

13:20-14:20           

Hall

57

Physics Nat 5

13:20-14:50           

Hall

43

Friday 24/01/20 AM 

Computing Science National 5

8:50-10:50              

Hall

46

Modern Studies Higher Paper 1

8:50 - 10:35            

 

33

Modern Studies Higher Paper 2

11:05-12:20

 

33

Health Food Technology National 5

8:50-10:40              

Hall

23

Geography Higher Paper 1

8:50-10:40       

 

11

Geography Higher Paper 2

11:05-12:15

 

11

Geography National 5

11:05-13:25     

 

5

French Higher Listening

14:15-14:45

B4

12

Spanish National 5 listening

14:15-14:45

B2

27

Monday 27/01/20 AM 

Physical Education Higher

8:50 - 11:20            

Hall

45

Graphic Communication National 5

8:50-10:50              

Hall

31

Chemistry Higher

8:50-11:50              

Hall

6

French Higher R&W

8:50-10:50              

Hall

12

Monday 27/01/20 PM 

Drama Higher

13:00-15:30             

Hall

22

History National 5

13:00 -15:20           

Hall

56

Accounting Higher

13:00-1530             

Hall

12

Tuesday 28/01/20 AM 

History Higher Paper One

8:50-10:20             

Hall

 

History Higher Paper Two

10:40-12:10

Hall

 

Drama National 5

8:50-10:20             

Hall

9

French National 5 R&W

8:50-10:20             

Hall

22

Spanish National 5 R&W

8:50-10:20             

Hall

27

French National 5 listening

10:40-11:10

B3

22

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 28/01/20 PM 

Chemistry National 5

13:10-15:40           

Hall

21

Health Food Technology Higher

13:10-15:10            

Hall

35

Wednesday 29/01/20 AM 

Politics Higher Paper One

8:50-10:35               

J1

10

Classical Studies Paper Two

8:50-10:40              

TBC

17

Politics Higher Paper Two

11:00-12:15

TBC

10

Classical Studies

11:00-12:10

TBC

17

Wednesday 29/01/20 PM 

Spanish Higher R&W

13:10-15:10           

TBC

17

Thursday 30/01/20 AM 

Spanish Higher Listening

8:50-9:20

B2

17

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