June 2017 Parent Council Flyer

We had an excellent P7 Transition Information Evening last night at KHS. (June 6th).

Mrs Daniel, Mrs Davie, and Mr Leadbeater and the guidance staff ran an excellent information evening. I had a chance to promote the work of the Parent Council and our banner was proudly displayed at the front of the assembly hall.

We also handed a flyer to every family present, and I’ve attached a link to it here.

Parent Council Flyer

Proposed change to the 30 MPH speed limit.

There is a Bill before the Scottish government at the moment which proposes to reduce the current 30 MPH speed limit to 20 MPH in built up areas.

You can read about the Bill here.

There is also a consultation document which you can download here.

There is an executive summary you can read here.

If you have any concerns, or opinons either in support, or against the bill, then I would love to hear from you! You can email me at kennymillar@mac.com or info@khspc.org.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kenny Millar
Parent Council Chair.
Kirkintilloch High School.

School Governance Review

The Scottish Government is currently carrying out a review of school governance.
You may have heard about it in the media.

You can read the consultation document here.
You can make a response here.
The deadline for responses is 6th January 2017.
This is an important consultation given the changes that could be brought about in how, and where, decisions about education are taken.
I encourage all parents to read the consultation and to give their responses both on the government’s official response website, but also to feedback to the parent council. So that the Parent Council can also submit a response based on the feedback we gather representing the parent body. The more representation we get, the louder our voice is heard.
Jacqui MacDonald (Chief Education Officer, EDC) is hoping to prepare some guidelines on the most important parts of the review for us to concentrate on. I will post a link to that as soon as I get it.
The government is requesting responses from anyone involved in education: Parents; Professionals; Practitioners; Parent Councils; Schools; Authorities etc.
Kind regards,
Kenny Millar
Chair, Kirkintilloch High School Parent Council.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Presentation

Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 10.21.24In May 2016 at the East Dunbartonshire Parent Forum meeting David Radford, (Health Improvement & Inequalities Manager from East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership) and his colleagues Nicky Coia and Jill Wilson made a presentation on Sexual Health and Parenting.

The Powerpoint Presentation can be downloaded from this link.



GIRFEC information for parents

The Scottish Government is rolling out the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) aspects of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. What does this mean for families?

The Act aims to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. It is wide ranging and includes key elements of the GIRFEC approach such as the Child’s Plan and the Named Person.

If you are looking for key facts about the Named Person, the Scottish Government has provided answers to many of the frequently-asked questions about the scheme on this page.

NPFS has worked with Scottish Government on all aspects of the Act and we look forward to more of Scotland’s children and young people benefiting from the national roll out of Getting It Right For Every Child.

Be a responsible driver

It is with regret that the Parent Council had to write to all parents and carers regarding dangerous driving and parking in and around our school.  Mr Muir (Head Teacher) reported to the Parent Council on recent issues which, if not resolved, will lead to serious consequences.

The actions of a few irresponsible drivers are putting the safety of our young people and staff at the school in serious danger.  The issue has been reported to the police and the Parent Council are looking at ways to tackle this issue.  If you have any feedback on this please contact the Parent Council.

All people driving within the school are requested to note the following points:

  • Always park in designated parking spots
  • The drop-off zone is not for parking – it is for immediate drop-off and then move-on
  • Please ensure you watch out for the school bus and leave sufficient space in the drop-off zone
  • Do not park on the turning circle or the main road into the school
  • Stop for people waiting, and in the process of crossing, at the crossing-point (the “zebra crossing”)
  • Do not drop-off or collect anywhere along the road into the school – including dropping-off and “u-turns” at the school gates
  • Do not park in the disabled parking bays unless you have need to do so – this means Blue Badge holders and other authorised vehicles (taxis from Campsie View School)

For the safety of our young people and school staff, please take care and drive sensibly and park responsibly within the school grounds.