Category Archives: Parental Information

Parent Council Meeting

Dear Parents and Carers,

You are all welcome to the next Parent Council meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday 15th March
  • Time: 18:30 to 20:00
  • Place: Social Subjects 3 Classroom

The main items on the agenda will be:

  • Parent-school communication. How could communication between the school and parents be made more effective? How can we help support our children’s study?
  • Proposal for a book club run by parents
  • Understanding the School Finances – a presentation from the school business manager Peter Luke
  • Pupil Equity Premium – The Scottish Government has recently awarded schools a Pupil Equity Premium. Do we have ideas or views on how Drummond’s Pupil Equity Premium should be spent?

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/scottish-government-announces-schools-to-receive-pupil-equity-fund-cash

Other agenda items:

We will also have our usual headteacher’s report and an update on Parent Council Work, including how we can help at the School Open Evening on 28th March.

There will be tea, coffee and biscuits.

To find the Social Subjects 3 room: from the entrance hall, turn right along the main corridor. Social Subjects 3 is on the right hand side of the corridor.

If you can’t get to the meeting, but would like to comment on the consultation, please let me know by emailing drummond.parent.council@gmail.com

If you’d like to stay in contact, please follow us on twitter: @DCHSparents or ask to join our email group.

Meetings in 2017

Our full list of meetings this year is:

  • Wednesday 15th March at 18:30 to 20:00
  • AGM on Wednesday 24th May at 18:30 to 20:00

It would be great to see you at any or all of them.

Best Wishes,

David, Chair, Drummond Community High School Parent Council

 

Measles infection in Lothian

Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.

Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.

Symptoms

The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.

If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).

This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.

People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.

 

MMR

The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.

http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/mmr.aspx

Parent Council Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of Drummond Parent Council is on Wednesday 16th March from 6:30pm to 8pm in the school staff room.   As usual, all parents & carers are welcome and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits.

The agenda is:

  • Apologies
  • Matters arising
  • Update on drugs awareness raising sessions for parents/carers
  • Head Teacher’s Report
  • Update on sponsorship for practical lessons
  • Review of Parent Council Fairtrade Cafe
  • Planning for AGM on Wednesday 25th May
  • Update on Head Teacher recruitment
  • Any other business

If you’d like to raise any issues with the Parent Council, please contact us by email drummond.parent.council@gmail.com or leave a message with the school office.

Spring Programmes, Activities and Groups booklet for Parents and Carers in North East Edinburgh

Please find a link to the Spring Programmes, Activities and Groups booklet for Parents and Carers in North East Edinburgh: PACS Booklet NE January 2016 (PDF, 588KB).

All of the current Parenting Programmes offered by Edinburgh Council are now listed on joininedinburgh.org these lists are continually updated when new programmes are planned. Online application forms are available for PoPP- Incredible Years and Triple P and Teen Triple P.

Skills in a Nut Shell

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce.

They have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of our successful “in a nutshell” series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015. This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it.

This nutshell has been produced in hard copy with one for each child in primary, secondary and ASN schools and deliveries will start w/c 11-1-16.
The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is: http://www.npfs.org.uk/career-education-a-world-of-possibilities/