Secondary School 60
Knightswood Road Glasgow G13 2XD
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Roll: >1400 Non-Denominational School day
8:55am - 4:00pm (Mon only)
8:55am - 3:10pm (Tue - Fri)
Lunch 12:50pm - 1:30pm
Glasgow City Council
SQA Exam timetables and other information
Our Maths Resources
website offering help with click & go
revision notes to download for some popular Higher Still courses
SQA exams are coming! As
these exams approach, all National 5 S4 and S5/6 pupils should now be preparing themselves
properly. There are many Supported Study classes available after school in many
subject areas. Past paper booklets are available from any good book shop and form
a vital part of exam practice. There is no exam leave for S4.
Explanation of new prelim format for parents and pupils. Powerpoint file (MS Office required)
the moment you should..
Make sure you have your own equipment (pencil/pen,
ruler, rubber, protractor, Scientific Calculator)
Practice past papers (available
from all good book shops and on-line at Leckie
Attend school as often as possible
Attend Supported Study
classes after school - Timetable for all supported study available
Do all set homework and also develop a revision technique
which best suits you
Ask teachers to explain anything you do not understand
When sitting an exam...
Arrive in good time for exams and check
your seat number
Use all the time available (never leave the exam hall early,
there are always things to do and check)
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Information about Glasgow sports clubs and programmes during the Spring Holidays will soon be sent to schools.
Schools will shortly be receiving their one postcard per child to distribute, which is an abbreviated card sign-posting families to the website to find out about sports programmes and Kids Clubs during the Easter holidays.
Full information on the programmes can be found here
As you will be aware, Knightswood Secondary ran a very successful food bank drive for 7 weeks in the run up to Christmas. We collected over 1500 items of food, which was an amazing achievement for everyone involved.
We would now like to start another food bank drive for the 2 weeks before the Spring Holidays, weeks beginning 24th and 31st of March. If you have any non perishable food in your house that you could spare please help us, help our local food bank by donating as much as you can. Anything you would like to donate should be sent in with your son/daughter and given to his/her tutor teacher.
Milk (UHT or powdered), Sugar (500g), Fruit juice (Long life carton), Tinned Vegetables, Pasta Sauces, Tinned Fish, Cereals, Tinned Rice Pudding, Instant Coffee / Tea Bags, Instant Mash Potato, Rice, Pasta, Tinned Meat, Tinned Fruit, Jam, Biscuits or snack bars, All other non-perishable foods.
Other Non Food Items
Nappies, Childrens' toys.
Many thanks for everyone’s support in the past and we hope to be as successful in the future.
Key Curriculum Support - CfE Implementation Board December saw the launch of ‘Key Curriculum Support’ a new online one-stop-shop for CfE allowing you to navigate easily to a bank of guidance, support and resources. This simple tool aims to assist practitioners and parents when searching the web for CfE related materials and advice. This was created following feedback from some practitioners that information and resources were located on numerous different websites and were not always easy to find. Simply click on the button to take you to the Key Curriculum Support area of the Education Scotland website. We would like to ask for your help in including this button on your school or local authority website. Please copy and use this button as a resource on your school website.
Bill Maxwell (Chair of the CfE Implementation Board)
The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) and the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) both recognise the importance of parents and carers having information to help them as their children progress through the new
The NPFS has been working to gather together information which parents might find useful at this important stage of their children’s education and have produced, with the support of Scottish Government, two new resources to help parents and pupils.
The first, Assessment in a Nutshell, describes the assessment process for the National Qualifications. The second is a set of Pointers for Parents and Pupils which provides tips and links to websites where there are resources for learning and
revising for the new qualifications.
Both organisations want parents to be at the heart of Curriculum for Excellence, andhope you will find these helpful. Further information will be available from your own school and we would encourage you to contact them if you have any questions.
Knightswood Secondary School has enjoyed a hat-trick of successes this year, including a national award for the head teacher and special recognitions for two of the pupils.
In April one of our senior students, Louise Wylie, was awarded runner up in the Amnesty International Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition. Louise was one of three pupils shortlisted from across the UK in the sixth form category. She had to write a short article on a human rights issue, and was selected out of 800 entries. The final took place in London, and included a training session on how to create a newspaper front page. Louise is now taking the editorial lead in our termly issue of Knightswood News.
Mrs Dingwall, who has been at Knightswood for two years, won the prestigious award of Scottish Head Teacher of the Year. The school’s Parent Council put forward the nomination and after the Education Scotland judges had visited the school and met members of the school community, she was selected as one of the 3 Scottish finalists. Then it was off to the ceremony in June, where the winner was announced! As the national winner, Mrs Dingwall is now a finalist in the UK Education Awards. The ceremony will take place in London on 20th October and will be broadcast on BBC2!
And there’s even more success to share! One of our young people in S4, Cameron Ironside, is a finalist in the Young Community Champion category of Scotland’s Unsung Heroes. Cameron lives ‘good citizenship’ within the school and in his local community. He has been a volunteer for the Dumbarton Road Corridor regeneration project for an incredible 4 years! The group tries to tackle drug and alcohol addictions by working with schools and youth groups through peer education programmes. Cameron has reached the final 3 in the category. We had an STV film crew in school at the beginning of the session to capture some footage of Cameron talking about his community work and the school’s view of all he does. ‘Cameron’s Story’ will be part of a broadcast on STV, RBS Unsung Heroes series on 18th October and BBC2 is broadcasting the UK Teaching Awards ceremony (held on 20th Oct) on Sunday 27th October at 4pm We will all have to wait until the Awards Ceremony in November for the winner to be announced. Click on this link http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting/ - scroll down the page and click Learn More – click on the play button to show the video of Cameron in action. To vote you need to register to STV – this only takes a minute or two. Voting closes on Wednesday 6 November 2013.
Further information on the RBS website
Knightswood’s young people and staff are aiming high, and flying high, and we could be soaring even higher after the UK Education Awards and the Scottish Unsung Heroes finals!
S1-3 Reward and Praise trip to London & Alton Towers May 2014 We are planning a S1-3 trip to London and Alton Towers in May 2013. Our school trips have always been a great successful due to the high quality activities, excellent pupil behaviour and because pupils like that they are being rewarded for consistent hard work and effort.
Full details and application form available here
Save yourself having to write a note to cover for your child's absence from school.
Download, print off and complete an absence
form instead. A great time saving idea! Give the completed form to your
child on their first day back after an absence which should be given to the student
recipes was launched in 2005 after a one night shift in the Simpson's Maternity
Unit in Edinburgh May 2005, Linda McDonald a parent of a former pupil (Sally McDonald)
heard the stories and saw photographs of one of the worst maternity hospitals
in Malawi. Babies dying daily, lying on a rack in a filthy sluice, and mothers
were dying weekly due to lack of resources. It was shocking in this day and age
and most shocking of all knowing their deaths were avoidable. Therefore Linda
set out to try and help raise money for a better chance for these mothers and
babies. MUMs Recipes is a response to a shocking situation and having an overwhelming
need and determination to help try and alleviate some of the pain and suffering.
are 3 recipe books to buy and help support the Malawi underprivilleged mothers.
On Monday 24th
of June our annual award ceremony was held in the school's assembly hall. Over
160 students from all years received awards. Among the invited guest were
Commander Chief Inspector David Pettigrew
Councillor Malcolm Balfour Councillor Judith
Fisher Councillor Paul Rooney Associated Primary
Head Teachers and Primary 7 staff, members of the Parent Council and the P.T.A.
and the school Chaplains. Awards were given in the following categories:- · Endeavour awards. · Sporting awards. · Subject
There was entertainment provided for the parents and teachers
which included a performance from the school orchestra.
Lorna Ray - Drama, 2006 - 12
retired Helen Clegg - Science Technician, 2001 - 2012 early retirement Helen
Taylor - School Office, 2010 - 2012 retired Suj Munir - Maths, end of probationary
year Chis Adams - Maths, Emigrating to Canada
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