NEW ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM FOR PARENTS' EVENINGS
Following up on a request from the Parent Council, the school will trial an online booking system for Parent’s Evenings for the rest of this session. This method of booking appointments with teachers will begin with next week’s S1 Parents’ Evening which will take place on Thursday, 7th December with every other year group being involved over the rest of the session.
We are trying the program run by Net Media Ltd which is very popular and currently used by several Highland Council secondary schools; this is a link to their home page www.parents-booking.com (not the link for signing in).
S1 Parents will receive a full explanation of how to sign in and make appointments later this week, in readiness for the system going live on Thursday for their Parents’ Evening. We will email instructions and also issue them as hard copy to pupils to ensure that no one is missed out. However, as said before, given that the school is relying more and more on email communication, it is important that parents make sure that they are receiving the school’s communications in their mailbox and not as spam. The parents of each year group will receive details instructions for signing in and making appointments in the week before the Parents’ Evening takes place.
Fingers crossed that the transition to an electronic booking system will be a smooth one; the school staff have worked hard to set up the system and will do their best to respond quickly to any questions you might have or any anomalies that may be thrown up. Feedback from parents and staff after the events will be welcome and we can then take stock at the end of the session.
Health Science Day
Tuesday, 28th November 2017
The S2 science pupils have been invited to a Health Science day at the UHI STEM hub at Inverness Campus (IV2 5NA), on the 28th November. This day will be a collaboration between the Science Skills Academy, the UHI STEM team and Skills Development Scotland My World of Work Live programme. There will be a programme of practical workshops to enjoy and, afterwards, a follow up talk from a health professional in school at a later date.
The guidance team are happy to take calls or emails at any time of the year, on any issue.
Active Schools Link
Kenny Beaton, our active schools co-ordinator, has set up a Facebook page to keep you up to date with opportunities in the area.
And here is a link to the Ullapool Community Sport Hub
Youth achievement drop in every Wed over lunch in Yvonne’s office in the High School.
A computer club for girls is planned to be set up over a lunch time
All above are free and based in Macphail Centre unless stated elsewhere.
Also planned, is a residential in Easter holidays for youth reps/ youth committee members
Also they have 2 Sutherland youth forum residentials 1 most likely Feb and other in May or June – not school time