Digital Parenting Publication

???Parent Focus, in conjunction with Vodafone have worked to develop a magazine for parents which is full of information about technology. It covers all of the things a parent needs to know including how to set parental controls, managing mobile phone costs and understanding social networking as well as great advice from Professor Tanya Byron and Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet.

The magazine is free and copies can be ordered by sending the order form to; – publications@parentfocus.co.uk

Awards for all, West Barns Play Ground

 

 GREAT NEWS!
We have been awarded the full grant of £10,000 by ‘Awards for All’. to improve the playground art West Barns Primary school.
The Parent Council and school are now liasing with a company Scotplay. They met with members of the Pupil Council last Friday and will foward a visual design and costings for a really good trim trim trail and playground equipment.

Scottish Government Technology for Learning Strategy – Survey

Scottish Government Technology for Learning Strategy

There is an opportunity for all parents and carers to influence the Scottish Government’s Technology for Learning strategy via a short survey.

Further information can be found at “Blog post at Engage for Education”:

http://www.engageforeducation.org/2011/03/what-do-you-think-about-technologies-for-learning/

Extract:

In Scotland, we have already made significant progress with embedding technologies into everyday learning, however we need to continue to build on this.

That is why the Scottish Government is developing a Technologies for Learning Strategy that will aim to further the use of technology in learning and assessment in a practical and organised way for the benefit of Scotland’s learners and Scotland’s economic growth.

We want to find out more about how technologies are already being used for teaching and learning. If you are a parent/guardian or a teacher/practitioner you can help us by completing a quick and easy, anonymous survey. Your views and opinions will help us with developing the strategy.

Please select the right survey for you and remember to complete it by 27 April 2011:

Technologies for Learning survey for parents and guardians: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V3GYP57

If this is something that interests you we would encourage you to take the time to complete the survey.

West Barns Spring Ceilidh

2.3.11

West Barns Village Hall – 6.30 till 10pm

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of West Barns Primary.

It’s time to get your dancing shoes on!  West Barns Parent Council are holding what we hope will be the first annual Ceilidh.  It will be an ideal opportunity to socialise with friends and enjoy a dance whilst raising funds to support the development of the playground in conjunction with the ‘Awards for All’ application. Flyers will come home via school bags and tickets will shortly be on sale.

Welcome to the Parent Council Weblog!

Hello everyone,

Well this is very exciting my first post on the Parent Council page. I’m sure everyone will understand that we were unable to go ahead with the Christmas Fayre, disappointing though that was.However we are still doing our best to run a few festive activities and raise as much money as possible through the school raffle which will be drawn at the closing assembly. You can still get tickets to sell from Lorna in school or ask any of the P/C members and of course there will be tickets available on the day.

I know there will be flyers going out soon as we still need donations for the hampers and again these can be left with Lorna in school.
Thanks in advance for all you support and stay warm and safe in these rather artic conditions although the thaw appears to have started, until next time !!!

Fiona

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