Parent Council Meeting – 27th November 2018

Dear parent and carers,

You are all welcome to our next meeting on Tuesday 27th November at 18:00.

The Scottish Education System in 2018 at 18:00 – if you went to school in Scotland, things have changed since then. If you went to school somewhere else, things are different here. Learn about the Scottish Education System in 2018 with parents and our head teacher.

This will be followed by refreshments and chat. All Welcome!

Please let us know if you need help with translation – email drummond.parent.council@gmail.com

Parent Council meeting at 19:00 till 20:00 – On the agenda: Head teacher’s report and Q&A,  fundraising and distributing funds.

please let us know if there is anything else you would like to discuss by emailing drummond.parent.council@gmail.com

minutes from last meetingParent Council Meeting Minute 10 09 2018

 

Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions on Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues

Please find information below about the next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health.

Each monthly session has a different topic focus and there is an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to book to attend any of the sessions. New sessions are listed at https://www.joininedinburgh.org/parenting-programmes/support-and-information-sessions/

The next Parent and Carer Support and Information session are-

An Introduction to Mindful Parenting- Mindful Parenting combines mindfulness practice with the latest parenting techniques to help parents to consider more effective ways to manage the ups and downs in family life leading to more positive relationships.

Delivered by experienced Mindful practitioner Katerina Valenti, this session will give a relaxed and down to earth introduction to Mindful Parenting and explore how this approach could be used to help manage stress and anxiety in young people and their parents and carers.

  • Friday 23rd November 2018, 9.30-11.30am, Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Moredunvale Pl, Edinburgh EH17 7LB (Car park available)

Communication with Teenagers – This session helps to explore the challenges of keeping the lines of communication open with teenagers who have emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and considers ways to listen so that teenagers talk and talk so that teenagers listen.

  • Wednesday 12th December 2018, 6.30-8.30pm, West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, 19 West Pilton Grove, Edinburgh EH4 4BY (Car park available)

 

Calling writers and musicians!

Fancy a day in Glasgow at Scottish Youth Theatre? Transport costs can be supported, includes Pizza!

Two workshops on offer on Saturday 24th November 2018.

  • Slam & Jam Workshop 11:00 – 13:30 for 12 to 15 year olds. Step by step through the creative process required to put words to music. Splitting into groups, you’ll spend the first half of the workshop working on your notes (musical or lyrical depending on your preference!) before coming together in the second hour to make something musical and magical. Book Slam & Jam Workshop
  • So you’ve written a poem. Whats next? 13:15 – 15:45 for 16 to 18 year olds. Entering the world as a writer can feel like a daunting and sometimes inaccessible path when considering it as a career option. But fear not, those who bravely put pen to paper! We at conFAB have put together a panel of experts to talk about the good, the bad and the publishing of creative writing and poetry. Book So You’ve Written a poem.

 

 

 

Thinking of applying to College or University to study Art and Design?  Portfolio Session

For S5 and S6 students

Working on a portfolio but not sure what to include?

Edinburgh College Art & Design Team are offering all S5 and S6 pupils a unique portfolio session that will provide all attending with hints and tips in how to put together a successful portfolio.

When:             Thursday 29 November 2018

At:                   3.30-4.30pm

Where:            Granton Campus, Edinburgh College

You will get the chance to view current students portfolios as well as chat to staff and students about our courses, progression and career opportunities within the Creative Industries.

Pupils, teachers and parents all welcome!

Places are limited and so to reserve your place, please book using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edinburgh-college-portfolio-hints-and-tips-for-s5-and-s6-pupils-tickets-52263809461