Digital Parenting

The Digital Parenting website and magazines from Vodafone offer parents information and advice about the latest digital technologies and the kind of challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world. Their ‘Expert View’ articles, ‘How to’ guides and ‘Take Action’ checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved.

Responsible Use of Social Media and Mobile Phones

Following discussions at the last Parent Council Meeting (May 2012), it has been agreed to set up a working party between parents and school staff to work together on ways to encourage responsible use of phones with the school environment.  This is following feedback that inappropriate phone use is disrupting teaching and the learning environment.  We’ll keep you posted on this issue, over the coming months.  Any suggestions, thoughts or parent/carer who would be interesting in being involved, please contact us, via email or the school.

Renovation of courtyard for S1/2 pupils …

Here are some ‘before’ shots of the courtyard area towards the rear of the school that is surrounded by CDT, Science & Maths. The parent council successfully put in a bid to ‘Awards for All’ for the funding for the project which will see in the revamping of the space including tables & chairs (pictured), murals on the walls and lots of planting in the beds! Watch this space for updates as the summer progresses ….

 

Fantastic News about Lottery Funding for a New Courtyard

During 2011, the Parent Council put together a successful bid for funding to enable the creation of a dedicated area for S1 and S2 pupils to use at lunchtimes and breaktimes, and even for outdoor learning during the better weather.  We have secured funding to be able to purchase seating and tables, plants and art materials to create murals that the pupils will design themselves.  This project will be completed in 2012 and we will keep you posted on the details, in due course.  Thanks to the parents who have already volunteered to come along and help – we will be in touch once dates are finalised.

Louise Kirkpatrick, PC Chair

Musselburgh Grammar’s first One World Night – Friday, January 20, 7pm-9pm

Musselburgh Grammar School is to hold its first One World Night hosted by East Lothian MP Fiona O’Donnell.

Speakers will include Edinburgh-based international aid organisation Mercy Corps, lawyer Alison Smith describing her work with the Dalit people (Untouchables) in India and Susan Dalgety, vice-chair of the Scotland-Malawi Partnership, will talk about the long-standing relationship between the two countries.

 Primary 7 pupils from Campie Primary in Musselburgh will speak about their Global Schools Partnership with a Burmese refugee school (CDC) in Thailand, while members of Musselburgh Grammar’s Amnesty International group will discuss their work.
 The evening will also include performances from the grammar school’s orchestra, singer Shirley McPherson, who also attends the school, and a performance with an international flavour from Alpha Dance Academy.
This is a free non-ticketed event, so please just turn up on the night before 7pm and support the school.
The event is being organised by S4 pupil Maya Allen as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.

 

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