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Moving Home Delayed

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Move Home unavoidably delayed


The Parent Council has been informed regrettably that the move back to our Newton Street home has unavoidably had to be delayed by 2 weeks.

The proposed move back date of 8 May cannot be achieved despite the best efforts of the contractor.

They approached the council late last week to advise that they would require a further 2 weeks to bring the school up to the standard expected before pupils and staff could move back and start using the facilities.

The Special Closure dates of 5 – 7 May have now been changed to 18 – 20 May after an appeal to the Scottish Government to allow this. 

The Parent Council, and the Headteacher, were notified on Monday about this delay and although we are disappointed with the delay it is in the best interests of everyone involved to delay the return.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:55
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Inconsiderate Parking - Complaints received

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We have received complaints regarding parking at the opick up and drop off points especially the Newton Street/Fox Street area.

We would remind everyone who uses these areas of our previous advice which was confirmed by Police Scotland.

Be a Considerate Neighbour

Please be considerate to our neighbours when dropping off or picking up children from the new 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 Thursday, 27 November 2014 10:22

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

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