Sporting Success

Seona Scott 1D2 was part of a six person squad who won the pre-novice section in Equestrian vaulting at the British Championships this weekend, having already placed first at the Scottish championships 2 weeks ago.

Seona is also going to Ireland this coming weekend to represent her pony club in mounted games.

She is part of the Scottish development squad for air pistol shooting and has recently been to trials and been invited to join the UK wide Project Pistol, which is aiming to develop the squad for 2020-28 Olympics. (photo attached)

Parasport Festival at The Peak

Katherine Hendrix 2D2 attended the above event this week, which was held for children and young people with either a physical or a sensory disability.

There was a good turn out from all around the Central Scotland area. There were representatives from Forth Valley Disability Sports, Falkirk Community Trust, Clackmannanshire council, junior ambassadors and sports assistants/representatives from  McLaren High School (part of the Active Schools Teams). There were also two para-athletes who came to talk to the group at the end of the day, one of whom competed in wheelchair racing at the last Commonwealth Games and the other who competed in wheelchair tennis at the Beijing Paralympics.

There was an informal presentation for parents explaining the various sporting pathways for children and young people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. At the end of the talk there were a couple of rounds of Boccia which is a game specifically designed for people with disabilities but can be played by anyone.

Activities included athletics and swimming, running tennis, football and basketball and wheelchair tennis, curling and basketball. There was also an opportunity for all the children to try out the sports/performance wheelchairs which was good fun.  (photo attached)

 S1 Parent Information Evening

An information evening for parents/carers of current S1 pupils will take place at Stirling High School on Tuesday 7 November at 7.00pm.   The evening will take the format of several workshops, led by principal teachers of various departments and also input from Skills Development Scotland.   All S1 pupils have been given letters inviting their parents/carers to this event – please ensure that the tear off slip is returned to the school office indicating who will be attending the evening.

 GET CREATIVE!

Message on behalf of the Stirling High School Parent Council:

The Stirling High School Parent Council have decided to refresh its approach and engagement. We are inviting pupils to create a new name and logo which best reflects its objectives:

Work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming environment that is inclusive for all parents and carers.

Promote partnership working between the school, the community, its pupils and all its parents and carers.

Represent the views of parents and carers on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils.

DO NOT USE THE WORDS:  PARENT COUNCIL/MEETINGS/AGENDA

“A logo is an easily recognizable, reproducible design element, often including a name, symbol, specified colours or trademark. it is a quick, visual representation of a brand’s message and position. A well designed logo should evoke some memory or emotion from the viewer depending upon their relationship with the brand”

Consider our new focus;

ACTIVE LISTENING – PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS – A NETWORK – A FOCAL POINT FOR INFORMATION – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Return your entries to you form teacher by MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER at the latest. The winning entry will receive a £50.00 Thistles Gift Card.

Children in Need 2017

Stirling High School will be participating in this year’s Children in Need Day on Friday 17 November 2017.   It is a non uniform day (no football colours) and will cost £1 to participate.   There will also be a Bake Sale in the Hub at morning break and there will be a funfair activity at lunchtime too!   Further details will be provided nearer the time.

Poppies

Our Charities Committee will be going round form classes every morning at registration time with poppies for sale on behalf of the Poppies Scotland charity.   Please give what you can to this worthwhile charity.

S1/S2 Interim Reports

The above reports were issued to pupils on Friday via schoolbag mail.   If you have not received this yet, please contact the school office.

Staff Development Days

This year’s Staff Development Days are on Thursday 23 November and Friday 24 November inclusive.   Pupils should return to school on Monday 27 November at 8.45am prompt

FAO S6 PUPILS

Any pupils with a study period who wish to leave the school during their study period should always sign out at the school office.   This is to comply with fire regulations.  Your cooperation with this rule would be much appreciated.

 

Stirling High School news – Wednesday 1 November 2017

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