Further Information for Parents

 
  
 
Date & Time
Event
Venue
Speaker / trainer
Wednesday
13th May 15
7.15pm – 9.00pm
Termly Parent Council
Open to all Parent Councils/ PTA’s
 
Informal group discussions with our speakers share your experiences.   
Café Coast
Beach boulevard
Aberdeen
AB24 5HP
 
ACPF –Risk Assessment
 
Alcohol &Drug Partnership Sandy Kelman & Heather Wilson
 
Matthew Reid –
Pupil Voice
 
Angela Scott CEO Aberdeen City Council
 
Tuesday
19th May 2015,
10.00 am to 12.00
That figures… treasurer training
 
Essential for new PC/ PTA treasurers or those who want update their skills. The workshop will look at the council’s financial guidance, good book keeping systems and give good practice for money handling at fund raising events.
Aberdeen City Council
Mezzanine floor
Room 2
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Finance Team
 
Wednesday
20th May 9.30am – 3.30pm
Please bring your own lunch – teas and coffee will be provided
 
9 places available
First Aid Training – PC/PTA’s
 
For all parents who are running fund raising events  and want to have first aid qualification
 
 
Rosemount Learning Centre
Belgrave Terrace
Aberdeen
AB25 2NS
David Scorgie
First Aid Training
Thursday
21st May  2015
 
7.15pm – 8.30pm
 
ASN Forum
Hazelwood School
Fernielea Road
Aberdeen
AB15 6RU
Education Psychology Service – Supporting children and families in education.
 
Financial Accounts – Parent Council
Accounts for 14/15 should be submitted by the end of June 15.  Excel Spread sheets are now available to support your book keeping practice. If you are unclear about any of the procedures or require help in preparing your accounts please get in contact.
 
What’s happening locally
 
Parentalk Tour Event – Parenting under 12’s – a survival guide
During this event, we’ll look at key issues such as communication with our children, setting boundaries, helping them grow in independence while keeping them safe and, above all, building strong bonds with them that will help us weather those teenage storms. We’ll share practical tips that you can take away and put into action at home straightaway. It certainly won’t be dull – there will be lots of humour and you may even shed a tear or two. The aim of this event is to have you leaving inspired and empowered as a mum or dad.
 
May 12th 7.30-10pm (doors open from 6.45pm) Deeside Christian Fellowship,  Milltimber. Aberdeen  AB13 0JE
www.cafeforthefamily.org.uk/parentalktour for further details and ticket purchase
 
 
The HANDSS group re-launch event
Helping Additional Needs Develop Social Skills – Tuesday 12 May – Bridge of Don Community Centre Tel 01224 706110
 
The HANDSS group is a club for children aged five to 15 years, who receive support for learning, or have additional support needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. A wide variety of sports, activities and games, arts and crafts are on offer in a safe, friendly environment. Parents stay at HANDSS, giving the chance for a catch up, to share tips and have a cuppa.  Siblings are welcome to attend. Weekly sessions run during term time, on Tuesdays from 6.15pm- 7.30pm at Bridge of Don Community Centre (£2 per child).
 
HANDSS also runs trips and activities around the city and shire- for example beach barbeques, bus trips to see the Christmas lights. HANDSS is a group run by parents, so weekly activities and the trips can be tailored to suit the interests and needs of the children who attend. 
 
 
PRIMARY SCHOOL INFORMATION
 
Save the Date – Information
Tech Fest 2015 – SETPOINT  12 September to 31st October 15
TechFest – SetPoint is a charitable organisation based in Aberdeen which aims to inspire young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). http://www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk/
Programme is now finalised and are currently being advertised in primary schools- ask your school for more details.
 
 
SECONDARY SCHOOL INFORMATION
 
Aberdeen Guarantees
 
 
Aberdeen Guarantees aims to promote local opportunities which are available in the city and also engage local businesses in local youth employment activities to enhance young people’s experiences and develop young people’s employability skills. Please feel free to explore this website and subscribe to e newsletter updating you on all the opportunities for young people.
 
New school leaver apprenticeship opportunities in Aberdeen
 
Engineering/Technician apprenticeships promoted by Apprenticeships in Scotland
 
 
Working Rite – paid traineeship opportunities
 
Current vacancies including Childcare, Plumbing and administration posts – 16 to 18 year olds
 
 
 
What’s happening Nationally
National Parent Forum for Scotland
Higher Revision and Nationals in a Nutshell
Exam time!
NPFS have published revision guides for the new Curriculum for Excellence highers and nationals. The leaflets provide a clear summary of what you need to know for the exam, including links to specimen papers and other useful sites.
Parents’ leaflet explains new Education Bill
The Education (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. It contains provisions on: closing the attainment gap; additional support for learning and children’s rights; the right to request Gaelic medium primary provision; and other topics, such as ensuring that councils have a Chief Education Officer in post. The leaflet can be accessed at: