We held a very successful S1 Parent Engagement evening on Tuesday 1 November. 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 Mr Downie (PT Numeracy) 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 some of our S1 Digital Champions.
Workshop 4 Developing Health and Wellbeing Skills
Health Professionals led a workshop as a follow up to the S1 Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference which took place on the morning of November 1st. There was an opportunity to reflect on the content of this conference and ask questions to enhance your understanding of how young people can build resilience and cope with stress.
Workshop 5 Developing the Young Workforce
Facilitated by Ms Montgomery and Ms Campbell (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.