We have had a few cases of Slapped Cheek syndrome in P5. Please keep an eye on your child if they feel unwell. For more information please click here.
DELAY TO SCHOOL OPENING
FRIDAY 2nd MARCH
School will open again at the later time of 9.30am due to continued adverse weather conditions. As there is no supervision in the playground before this time, please do not arrive before 9.30am. This is to ensure we have enough staff for pupil safety. Thank you for your co-operation.
Assessment Information for Parents
Assessment is a central part of everyday learning and teaching for children and young people. It helps teachers to identify where strengths lie and where more support is required.
The Scottish National Standardised Assessment (SNSA) is a diagnostic tool which teachers will use to inform their professional judgement on pupil progress. The SNSA is a high quality standardised assessment product, developed in consultation with a range of education professionals, fully aligned to Curriculum for Excellence.
In line with all schools in Aberdeen, pupils in P1, P4 and P7 will complete these assessments in class time as part of their regular classroom activities this session.
• Leaflet for parents and carers
Catholic Education Week
The Catholic Church in Scotland encourages schools, parishes and other agencies to work closely together in order to celebrate the successes of Catholic education particularly during one week each year. 29th January – 2nd February 2018
The purpose of Catholic Education Week is to highlight the significance of education, not only for young people but for society as a whole. Students, parents, teachers and others are asked to reflect on their own roles in the education process – at home, in school, in the local parish and in other educational settings.
To draw attention to the added value which Catholic schools bring across Scotland, Saint Joseph’s RC Primary has planned a series of events, liturgical celebrations, classroom lessons and school activities to which parents are invited throughout this week.
Parental Engagement Opportunities
We hope that you will be able to get involved and participate in the events of the week as part of our community of faith and learning.
The theme this year is SERVING THE COMMON GOOD
Please check with individual classes for more information.
Wishing all our parents, pupils and staff a very happy new year! Looking forward to a great start to 2018!
The children have been loving Loose Parts play this term
Even when it is chilly outdoors, we wrap up warmly and enjoy the crisp air and the signs of the seasons.
Juliet Robertson, Creative Star Learning, has a wonderful website full of good ideas which we will use in school.
You may like to try some of the ideas at the weekends too in parks or gardens!
Severe Weather Arrangements
We will always strive to keep the school open over the winter season. It will be open unless we notify you otherwise.
If you have concerns about the safety of your child’s journey to and from school you can keep them off or pick them up early in cases of bad weather.
School closure information
- If the weather in your area is severe and the forecast seems likely to get worse, please consider whether it might be better to keep your child at home for the day. Please notify the school as appropriate. If you have delivered your child to school and there is a sudden change in the weather which would lead you to suspect that the journey home might be hazardous, then please consider collecting your child from school. Siblings could be collected at the same time. Please notify the school as appropriate.
- If you are unable to collect your child because of bad weather and have arranged for a friend or relative to look after your child, please make the school aware of this arrangement.
Informing parents of school closure
We will notify you of a school closure in the following ways –
- A whole school Groupcall Xpressions / Email
- Twitter update
- School closure line announcement.
School closure information
- If the closure happens during a school working day staff will contact families to arrange collection and keep pupils in school until they are safely collected.
Purpose and Vision for St Joseph’s Primary