English as Additional Language Service

The EAL Service have created videos to help parents/carers to support their children learning at home. The videos are currently in English and translations in the most common languages used by bilingual families in Aberdeenshire.

Topics in the videos cover:

Supporting learning at home

Logging into Glow

Adding tiles/apps to Glow

Using Microsoft Teams

Using Google Classrooms

To access the EAL Service website please click here.

 

Grampian Autistic Society

Launch of GAS Facebook Support Group

Grampian Autistic Society are pleased to announce that we are launching a new online support group on Facebook.

The Group, known as Grampian Autistic Society Support Group, is going live from Monday 11th May.

Membership is free, and open to all those in the Grampian area who have an interest in Autism, particularly those on the spectrum, their families and carers, as well as interested professionals.

We hope that the group will be a safe forum for discussing issues of interest to the members, and for providing information and informal support to those who need it, particularly during these challenging times of lockdown and subsequent easing of restrictions. It will be a private group only accessible by members.

If you are interested, please click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549521709100181/ or search for Grampian Autistic Society Support Group on Facebook.  You will be asked three questions in order to join, and your application will be reviewed by one of our admins.

The group is run by volunteers who will aim to approve membership applications and posts within a few hours.

Please accept this as your invitation to join the group, and we hope you will share this information with others.

Monday 18 May 2020. Good morning. Buongiorno. Goedemorgen (Dutch).

 

Everyday is becoming a bad hair day…. let’s keep smiling 😊

It’s Monday morning, we have another week of learning ahead , so let’s do this!   I am so impressed by the work you and our teachers are doing, it’s a great team effort, well done!  Our S1s and S2s will move forward with their learning over the course of the week, you will have an e-mail about this.  Pease get in touch if you feel you need some help, we’re here for you.  ‘Behind the scenes’ there is lots of work going on, including planning how we will celebrate your achievements this year when we cannot have our usual whole school and House Awards Ceremonies, we are also planning on-line interviews for our pupil leadership roles over the coming weeks.  A very special thought to our Session 2019-20 S6 (and S4 and S5 leavers) this morning, we will be continue to keep in touch with you, I do hope you are all well.  If you need us please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I plan to speak to each of you over the coming weeks.

Being brilliant every day is hard work and even harder just now.  However many of you are, keep your learning moving forwards and if you have any ideas or stories about Honesty, Hard work, Ambition, Respect and Kindness, please get in touch. Have a good week.😊

Mrs Milne

Monday 11 May 2020. Good morning. Buenos días. Bonjour.

Out for a daily walk again …

How are you?  I hope you managed to enjoy the weekend.

There are so many people inspiring me just now, Captain(Colonel) Tom Moore is one.  Wow, 100 years old, with a No.1 hit, he has raised over £30 million for NHS Charities Together and it all started as a sponsored walk of 100 lengths of his garden in the run up to his ‘big’ birthday.  He is really determined and his word really matters to him,  he said  “I said I’ll do it and I’ll do it”.    At almost 100 years old, it was a hard challenge for him, but he kept going and walked one length of his garden then another and another.  He kept going by always thinking that he could do another length and was encouraged along the way until he got to his 100th one.

School remains closed and we head into more weeks of staying at home.   If you are finding it’s getting tougher, remember Captain Tom and how he persevered.    It’s important that you stay connected with school and keep your learning going, one step at a time.    Tell us how you are doing via your Google classrooms and let us help you along the way.

Let’s make sure that we are also celebrating our own local heroes, who like Captain Tom, have set out to make a difference.  Let us know who you or they are so we can celebrate your stories!

Have a good week.😊

Mrs Milne

Good Morning

Hello everyone!  I hope you’ve managed to enjoy your weekend.  This is me as I headed out yesterday for my daily walk, enjoying the outdoors and appreciating how lucky I am to do so.  As I walked. I wondered again how you are all getting on and planned my week ahead.   I really miss you and school.  Thanks to everyone who has been in touch and sent their good wishes.  🙂

Remember this is a 4-day week.  Friday is our May holiday, changed from the usual Monday May Day holiday to remember the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day – 8 May 1945).

It’s a week of new beginnings for our S3, S4 and S5 pupils as they start their 2020-21 courses.  S1s and S2s keep going on your courses too, it’s really, really important.     Stay connected and check your Glow E-mails and Google classrooms for information.  Let us know if you have any difficulties and we’ll do what we can to help.

At this time be even more thoughtful and even more kind than before.  Remember those who may be very lonely in your communities and how you can brighten their day, a call to a friend, a smile or a wave to an elderly neighbour as you pass by during your daily exercise….  Have a think about what you can do to make a difference and above all stay safe and stay well.

Mrs Milne

Good morning. Bonjour. Buongiorno on Monday 27 April 2020.

I wish I’d taken home my chime bars for the Monday bing, bong, bing!

We are at home,  during a crisis,  and trying to learn and work.   This is very different for us all.   It’s okay to find things tough or tense just now, however it’s important to talk to someone about it and we’re here for you if you need us. You’ll also find information and ideas for things to do if you feel fed-up and isolated at  https://young.scot/, go explore.

Keep checking this school blog, your Glow e-mail address and Google classrooms for information.  There’s so much work going on behind the scenes and we’ll soon be sharing your 2020-2021 course options with S3, S4 and S5 pupils.  Stay in touch!

Now more than ever we need to be thoughtful about what we say to others at home or on-line.  It feels good when you show kindness through your words and/or actions.  Make sure you do.

Have a good week ahead.

Mrs Milne.    

 

University & Apprenticeship Search Live Webinar Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at 12pm from 29th April until 27th May UK University Search are hosting a free, live webinar with experts from across the country. They will be there to give you advice, to talk you through how to make decisions in the next few months, and to answer your questions.

We’ll be exploring how to Choose a University, UCAS Applications, Student Finance, Taking an Apprenticeship and Life at University.

For more information and to register please click here.