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Apology

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We have been experiencing some problems with the website recently which have now been resolved.

We will be publishing some new news items over the next few days so please keep checking back for up to date information regarding the school, school refurbishment work and Inverclyde wide education initiatives.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:29

Work Underway

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Work got underway during the recent Easter holidays and Central Building Contractors have made visible progress as can be seen when you pass the old building.

The old staff room has been demolished and the stairs at the former office end have been removed and a hill allows access to ther playground. Classrooms have also been gutted in preparation for the next phase of work to get underway.

We will be receiving photographs from Inverclyde Council shortly and will post these when we receive them.
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014 15:06

Police Letter

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The school received the following letter from Inspector Steven Adams at Police Scotland's Community Policing Team.

Police Scotland


Road Safety is a priority concern for Police Scotland, and particularly the safety of children on our roads. Without doubt, I am sure as parents you share our desire to reduce road deaths and casualties.

 

Recently, concerns have been raised regarding inappropriate driving and inconsiderate parking around the bus pick up/drop off areas for Ardgowan Primary School. The onset of winter results in dark mornings and evenings which reduce visibility for both drivers and pedestrians, and consequently increase the risks for both.

The surface streets around these areas are not suitable for volume traffic and roads engineering is not an option.

 

Please respect the direction given by the crossing patrols who are employed to ensure the safety and education of your children. I would furthermore request that you drive and park within the law. Please do not obstruct or obscure the road markings.

 

Officers have been instructed to enforce Road Traffic legislation in these areas and will be in attendance over the forthcoming months.

 

Steven Adams

T/Inspector

Community Policing Team

 

The Parent Council would remind parents of our article from June "Pick Up/Drop Off Points - Be Considerate" in which we gave advice on how to be considerate to other road users, pedestrians and our neighbours.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:43

Bus Times

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Parents are reminded again that the buses leave the pick up points at 8:30am.

More and more children are strolling up to, being dropped off at, the buses at 8:30am and beyond and it is only the kindness of the driver that they have not been left behind. As parents/guardians it is your responsibility to ensure your child(ren) arrive(s) early enough to allow the bus driver to keep to the agreed time of departure.
 
Please ensure your child(ren) is/are at the pick up point by 8:25am to allow time to get on the bus, mark the bus register and ensure they are safely belted in.
Parents who drop their children off at school are reminded that they must be in the playground for 8:55am - school starts at 9:00am and latecomers disrupt the whole of the school from teachers and office staff to their classmates.
 
Thank you.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:57

Parents Survey - Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)

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Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is the national policy for improving outcomes for all children and young people.

The wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of GIRFEC, which looks at children’s wellbeing in eight areas: safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included. These are sometimes shortened to‘SHANARRI’.


We’d like to find out how much you know about the approach. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this short questionnaire – your responses will help us to support parents, children and professionals. 

This survey is anonymous. Individuals and individual responses will not be identified in the reporting of these findings.


Parents are invited to complete an online questionnaire at
https://response.questback.com/scottishgovernment/girfec/


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Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 14:01

Pick Up/Drop Off Points - Be Considerate

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Be a Considerate Neighbour

Please be considerate to our neighbours when dropping off or picking up children from the new pick up points.

A number of comments have been passed on in relation to parents / carers being inconsiderate when at the pick up points.

We would ask that you:



  • Do NOT park across driveways;

  • Do NOT park too close to junctions making turning AND crossing difficult;

  • Consider our new neighbours at all times;

  • Watch your speed when close to the pick up points;

  • Keep children away from the kerb to allow free access on the pavement;

  • Help unaccompanied children across roads where possible.


    Thank you for your assistance in these matters.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 08:52

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