We held a very successful S1 Parent Engagement evening on Tuesday 7 November 2017. Parents were welcomed to the school by Mr Cassidy, Head Teacher, and Mrs McLoughlan, Depute Head Teacher.
Parents were then invited to attend the following 5 workshops:
Workshop 1 Developing Literacy Skills
Facilitated by Mr Crosbie (PT Communications) this interactive workshop focused on literacy skills both within school and into the world beyond Stirling High. It offered some practical advice to help parents support young people in literacy.
Workshop 2 Developing Numeracy Skills
Facilitated by Mrs Gardner (PT Numeracy) and Mr Johnston (Numeracy Champion) this interactive workshop provided information on numeracy techniques, the latest developments in the Numeracy Faculty and how you can help your child progress in Numeracy.
Workshop 3 Developing Digital Skills
Facilitated by Mr Hamilton (PT Business and Technologies), this workshop provided hands on experience and showcased the effective use of digital skills within a classroom environment. This provided a greater understanding of how your child makes use of technology in their learning. The presentation was supported by three of our Digital Champions.
Workshop 4 Developing Health and Wellbeing Skills
Led by Mr McPherson and Ms Fraser, this workshop looks at issues and opportunities around health and well-being and our approach to developing a diverse and respectful culture in Stirling High.
Workshop 5 Developing the Young Workforce
Facilitated by Mr Downie (Depute Head with responsibility for Developing the Young Workforce) and Mrs Adam from Skills Development Scotland, this workshop provided an insight into skills essential for life, learning and work. The speakers provided clarity and examples of case studies on how we embed these skills in the curriculum and support young people through the Broad General Education (BGE), into the Senior Phase and to achieve a positive destination beyond school.