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Thursday May 28, 2015

Knightswood
Secondary

School
60 Knightswood Road
Glasgow G13 2XD

Telephone
0141 582 0160

FAX
0141 582 0161

e-mail
All e-mail addresses have been removed due to a large amount of unsolicited mail.

Current Roll: >1400
Non-Denominational
School day
8:55am - 4:00pm (Mon only)
8:55am - 3:10pm (Tue - Fri)
Lunch 12:50pm - 1:30pm

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Glasgow City Council


Other useful links


SQA Exam timetables
and other information


Our Maths Resources

Seemis Help
Seemis website offering help with click & go

Higher Still Notes
Course and revision notes to download for some popular Higher Still courses

Scholar
e-learning programme


RBS moneysense

 

 

Front Page News

New Build

Building Works/Alteration to access to school grounds

The planned building works on the school site to construct the new residence for the Dance School of Scotland will commence on 9th June and should be completed within a year. The current main gate access on Knightswood Road will be closed off to all cars and pedestrians from 9pm on Thursday 5th June after the P7 Parents’ Information Evening.    

We have been working very closely with GCC Health and Safety department and City Building to ensure safe access and exit for all members of the school community during the build.  All S1, S2 and S3 pupils were shown a presentation at their House Assemblies about the new build and the changes to their access and fire evacuation procedures.

Read the full letter to parents

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Free School meals and Clothing Grant

Please note that the 2015/16 Clothing Grant/Free School Meal application form is now available on the GCC website.

 

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Information Evenings and Blazer Fittings

S5 and S6 Parents Information Evening Tuesday 2nd June at 7pm in the Assembly Hall.

New S1 Parents Information Evening Thursday 4th June at 7pm in the Assembly Hall.

Blazer fittings for next session  Wednesday 3rd June 4.30-6.20pm in the Social Area and Wednesday 4th June 5.30-7pm in the Fuel Zone.

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BBC

Ten S1 pupils took part in the national BBC Schools Report on the 19th March 2015. BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. It is a collaborative project run by BBC News and BBC Learning. Using lesson plans and materials from this website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters. Our pupils researched, filmed and edited their chosen news reports all within six periods and the finished products were outstanding. Students chose to look at ‘The Dance School of Scotland’ and ‘The Importance of Extra Curricular Activities’. Well done to all involved!

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News items also here

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Credit Union

Calling all Knightswood first years!

Glasgow City Council are rolling out a savings programme to encourage more young people to save for their future. The initiative includes a free £10 deposit when a young person opens a Credit Union account. Every pupil will receive their own pass book to monitor how much they have saved. To make it easier for the pupils to do this Knightswood Secondary has paired up with Yoker Credit Union to open their very own Credit Union in the school. Pupils can open an account and deposit savings in their account every Monday during lunchtime, next to the office.  Pupils can deposit money in cash or cheque form. Pupils cannot withdraw money from their account in school, they need to go to Yoker Credit Union on a Thursday, before 9pm to do this.

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NPFS

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced Revision in a Nutshell guides for the new Highers (20 subjects) and updated Revision guides for National 5s (20 subjects).  These revision guides contain direct links to SQA specimen question papers, exemplar question papers plus past question papers, where appropriate.   The guides advise learners to check with their teachers to make sure that material is relevant. The guides are primarily intended to provide the SQA direct links by subject in one place, and to give some additional revision opportunities.

20 Revision Guides for the new Higher qualifications  http://www.npfs.org.uk/new-higher-revision-guides/

20 Updated Revision Guides for the National 5 Qualifications  http://www.npfs.org.uk/national-5-revision-in-a-nutshell/

 
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Network News

This is a Glasgow Council publication which offers suport and advice to parents/carers by giving regular and reliable information about what Education Services are doing about additional support for learning.

Download the Latest edition

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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)   
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To: All parents of S3 and S4 pupils

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
qualifications.
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.

Resources:
Glasgow Parent Council - Exam information flyer
Glasgow Parent Council -National Qualification Assessment information flyer
SQA - Information booklet about the new qualifications
Glasgow Parent Council - Pointers for parents and pupils

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Knightswood Newsletters

Available editions



June 2012 All pages
May 2013 All pages
Dec 2013 All pages

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Absence Notes

For parents.
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 tutor.

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Annual award ceremony 2014
On Monday 23rd of June our annual award ceremony was held in the school's assembly hall.

Sir David Bell, our Principle Guest and Speaker, and a former Knightswood pupil, thoroughly enjoyed the evening and his opportunity on arrival to be in the audience for the Commonwealth and MUSE presentations by some of our young people. He was delighted to be back at his old school again and to be part of such a wonderfully inspiring event.    All of our other guests, our local Councillors, members of our Parent Council and our Chaplaincy Team, Colin Crawford our Area Education Officer, all of our Primary colleagues, and the Community Champion from Morrisons who had donated a new prize, were also full of praise for our young people and the event itself.

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Fond Farewells...

Ruth Kelly - Home Economics, 1999 - 2014 PT Pastoral Care, Moved to another school to continue her role as PT Pastoral Care.

Willma Macaulay - PE Dept, 1975 - 2014. PT Pastoral Care: Retired.

Jim Marshall - Biology, 1984 - 2013 DHT: Retired

Brian Grubb - Physics, 1998 - 2012 retired

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

Ian Muchan Head Teacher (2004 - 2011): Retired

Sam Tullis Geography (1987 - 1997) DHT (1997 - 2011): Retired

Duncan Johnston Duncan Johnston : Maths (1974 - 2010) : Retired

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