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Blog Archive

Blog entries imported from the old Parent Council Blog.

I understand and appreciate your disappointment that the hard work and outstanding performance of the traditional/strings group was not recognised in the latest Parent's Newsletter. You are absolutely right that their 1st place with Distinction is indeed worthy of praise and consequently, I am sure that the oversight was just that, an unintentional oversight. That said, as Chairman of the Parent Council Communications Group, I will pass on your concerns to the Head Teacher.
Have just received the parents newsletter for March09 and was very disappointed that the traditional/strings group which took 1ST place with Distinction in their class at Kingussie Music Festival were not deemed worthy of a mention!!!!!Miss Ross and the pupils have worked very hard during and after school to achieve such a high standard...it seems that Traditional Music is not as valued as other mediums....it was noted that the JAZZ BAND was selected for praise at the recent Eden Court Highland Futures when the traditional /strings group gave an outstanding performance!!! Hayley Muir.
Breaking news! Our Parent Council now has its very own Website. It has taken me a while to get my head round the technical stuff and I have kept the format fairly simple but it is a start. Newsletters and minutes from the various sub-groups are available. The site is accessable via the school site - Parents tab then Parent Council tab. Or else go direct to www.ggs-parent-council.700megs.com

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Thanks for writing this.
Indeed! Whilst we in the PC clearly need to let parents know what we are up to on their behalf, the main aim of the Communications Group is to improve the flow of information from and to school and parents.

In particular, I feel that the flow of information has historically been pretty much one way - school to parents. This Blog is perhaps the first step in trying to redress that balance.

I will pass on your suggestions re the school website and a list of extra-curricular clubs and activities. As you will no doubt have noticed, the school website still contains much out of date info and tends to get updated in fits and starts. This is because it currently relies on teacher’s limited spare capacity to keep it updated. For this reason, I am seeking to create our own Parent Council website which will be independent of the school and hopefully easier to maintain and keep current with PC issues.