What a fantastic effort from all involved in today’s Funky Tourist fundraising day for Children in Need 2020. Congratulations to the S6 Leadership Team for organising the events today!
Just a reminder that the school will be closed on Monday 30th November for St. Andrew's Day. The school will reopen on Tuesday 1st December at 8.50 a.m.
A reminder that tomorrow is our Children in Need Fundraising Day. Pupils can come to school in their own clothes - as if going on holiday (weather appropriate clothing and no football colours) - for a £1 donation.
Please read the following update letter from Steven Quinn, Director of Children's Services, on the changes to Tier 4 restrictions from Friday and how this affects schools. This letter is also available via the Letters & Publications page.
•On Friday 27th November, we are having a Funky Tourist Non Uniform Day to raise money for Children in Need. Pupils are encouraged to come wearing a Hawaiian shirt, or look like they're going on holiday. As always, no football colours and wear weather appropriate clothing. Donations of £1 or more will be greatly appreciated.
•We will also be having a Teachers v S6 Netball Game, at Friday lunchtime. Guess Pudsey's Birthday and a raffle will be running throughout the week.
Please find below the calendar of key dates for Parents & Carers for 2020-21. The calendar is also available via the Letters & Publications page.
Please click the link below to read the letter below from Mr McKenna inviting S4 parents & carers to attend an alternative S4 parent/carer meeting.
Please read the following letter from Miss Macartney detailing our updated Covid-19 measures in school. This letter is also available on the Letters & Publications page.
In order to support the wellbeing of young people isolating at home, a resource has been produced for pupils and parents/carers. The resource highlights information from our ‘Skills for Recovery’ programme where we focussed on ‘what you need to know’ and ‘what you need to do’ in order to look after yourself. The resource shares information and advice on regulating our feelings and also signposts to further supports if required. There is also a parent resource which duplicates the message shared with pupils while adding further signposts for parents seeking support.
Link for pupils - https://sway.office.com/0P8c3TjxKwXCAaJj?ref=Link
Link for parents - https://sway.office.com/KPNSn4jPT633UZwW?ref=Link
An online careers fair resource has been created. The website will be updated daily with new businesses and sectors. However, I’d like to draw, your attention to the Healthcare sector as NHS Scotland have been very kind in developing a day in the life segments for some of their major roles. If you visit the “Insight into Industry Tab” this will highlight roles, routes and links to individual company pages. I will be promoting daily on social media so schools can be aware of what has been added.
You can access the website here:
Or Healthcare Day in the life videos here:
Matthew McDonald – National Volunteer Award
Matthew McDonald in S1 received a "Paths for All" National Volunteer Award tonight. Attached is a link to the awards ceremony. Matthew appears 5 minutes in to the video link attached. Congratulations to Matthew for his creativity, commitment and all round contribution to his community.
Well done to S3 Modern Studies who took part in a class election today. Congratulations to the Green Party who won the election!
Please read the letter below about S1 Young Scot NEC cards.
Two new letters with updated guidance have been uploaded to the Letters & Publications page. An update letter from Steven Quinn, Director of Children's Services and Summary Guidance on Safe Learning in Scotland from Education Scotland. Please follow the links to read these important updates.
Please find below the updated SQA Your Coursework Booklet.
Thanks to staff and pupils for the amazing fundraising effort for our local food bank. £316 has been raised which will be used to buy food for the food bank. Congratulations to Jenny in S6 who won the sweets in the jar!
An update letter from Steven Quinn, Director of Children's Services, has now been posted on the Letters & Publications page.
Our School Improvement Plan and Standards & Quality Report for 2020 have now been published on the Letters & Publications page.
The Communication Group have helped put together a review of the recent Recognition Awards. We'd be grateful if you could help by giving us your feedback. Please click the link below to complete a very short questionnaire. Thank you.
Recognition Awards Survey
All Award winners for 2020 collected their trophies this afternoon. Here's a quick video on how to assemble them. Anyone who was absent today and unable to collect their trophy, please see Mr McKenna when you return. Congratulations again to all of our Award Winners.
A reminder that the school will close tomorrow, Friday 9th October, at 2.50 pm for the October Week Half Term Holiday. Monday 19th October is Staff Inservice. The school will reopen on Tuesday 20th October at 8.50 am.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all pupils, staff, parents & carers for their hard work and support over this first half term. Have a safe and relaxing break.
We are delighted to invite you to join us for our first virtual Recognition Awards Ceremony. We have created a dedicated Events page, which can be found in the Home menu, for this and future online events. We really hope you enjoy the ceremony tonight to celebrate the successes and efforts of our young people. Thank you for you continued support.
Linwood High School Recognition Awards Ceremony 2020
As part of fundraising for Linwood High's food bank collection, we are holding an 'Own Clothes Day' for pupils and staff. Could all who wish to wear their own clothes bring in £1 which will be collected on arrival to school. PE kit still required for those who have PE
Please read the letter below from the Chair of the Linwood High School Parent Council. This letter is also available on the Letters & Publications page.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Lesley Compston for all she has done to support Linwood High School and all of our young people over the last 10 years and we wish her all the best for the future.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.