We need your skills and experience.....
Many parents and carers would like to get more involved in the school community but find it difficult to juggle this with other demands. So the PTN at Wallace High are hoping to create a database of willing volunteers who could help at occasional events or one off projects throughout the year. With this in mind we have created a survey which will help us group volunteers into different categories (general assistance or more specialised help).
Please click here to be taken to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WDTZTVF
CAREERS NIGHT - we need a wide variety of parents, passionate about their chosen career - from admin to zoology, via entrepreneur, hairdressing, plumbing and veterinary! Do you love your job? Do you have an interesting story to tell – perhaps an unconventional route to your chosen career? Could you give a presentation or could you chat with pupils and parents 1:1 giving advice and ideas? We aim for this to be an evening event that both pupils and parents can attend to complement the schools' own daytime careers fair. We want to give pupils a chance to hear about the work experiences of those around them and to think about the broad range of work options and routes available to them.
General help with events - such as school shows, sports day, parents' nights etc. - could you help serve refreshments? Or are you good at sourcing good raffle prizes?
· Meals on a budget - practical workshop aimed at parents.... If you are a great cook, whether as your job or as a hobby and can give ideas on how to make healthy, low cost family meals then please get in touch.
· Budgeting and finance - aimed at S5/6 school leavers. Helping pupils understand how to open bank accounts, give info on insurances needed and looking at how to manage finances. If you know how to budget or have financial management skills or similar, we need YOU to give the pupils guidance for their futures away from home.
· Help - I'm the parent of a teenager! - 'get together' for parents/carers, wanting advice or just a reassuring listening ear for those times when you sometimes just want to run away!! Any parents out there who have a psychology background or work experience with teenagers and could give motivation to parents to ease them through the teenage years.
Sensory/Learning Garden for all pupils - we are looking at planning an area of the school grounds to become a sensory garden, where the young people can enjoy being outdoors, with perhaps some edible borders too, which could be utilised in the school for lessons. This is still in the planning stages, but help from professionals or amateur gardeners, landscapers, tradespeople, labourers would be great. If you can help in any way, we can put you in touch with the ideas team to see how we can make this work.
If you or other family members have any skills that you think would be useful for any of the above, or maybe you have a skill, passion or idea for something else in the future that will enhance the school life of the pupils or their parents as they care for them then please compete the survey and we will get in touch.
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Also numerous shirts and blouses, lots of trousers plus some skirts.
Disclaimer: this list is subject to change daily.
Ochil House Report - Nov-Dec 2017
There was lots of fun on 27th Oct, with the Halloween party. Some YP dressed up but all had fun with dooking for apples, treacle scones and lots of fun games.
S3-S6 had an interesting and helpful time at WHS Careers and Apprenticeship Fair yesterday.
Pc Liz Brown is visiting OH tomorrow, 9th Nov, as part of the No Knives Better Lives programme which she has been doing with the Mainstream. For each of the OH classes, PC Brown has a differentiated, more interactive programme, Keeping Ourselves Safe.
10th Nov is the 2nd Gardening Club, 3-4pm where Parents/Carers along with their willing YP help with our garden.
S5/6College group are going Bowling with their friends from College.
17th Nov WHS are hosting an exciting opportunity for YP in specialist provisions to have their say! This is a Scottish Government initiative , where 2 interested YP represent their friends in OH. The Young Ambassadors' Group for Inclusion Network gives them an excellent opportunity to have input and develop ownership of their education.
21st, Rory and Sue return from the Stirling Youth Music Initiative for their next session with with each class on an exciting new theme.
22nd, OH are hosting their pamper fundraising night with Lush, so we can stock up on our bath bombs!
7th Dec, Joanne Barrie from NHS FV who is Co-ordinator of Schools Programmes, is giving a talk at OH Parents/Carers coffee morning on Relationships and Sexual Health Education.
14th Panto at the McRobert to see Chick Whittington....oh yes we are!
15th Play Unified Christmas Party
19th Senior Dance
21st Christmas Assembly HoHoHo!
24th October 2017
PTN Ceilidh – In Support of our Young Carers and Ochil House :
Friday 17 November, 7.15pm – 11.30pm
The Parent Teacher Network are organising a family Winter Ceilidh in support of the Wallace High School Young Carers’ Group and PlayUnified/Ochil House. The event will be held on Friday 17th November 2015, from 7.15pm-11.30pm at Wallace High School.
Doors open at 7.15 for a 7.30 start. Our very own Wallace Dance Teams will give a couple of presentations throughout the evening, and a bar serving prosecco, wine and beer will be available. Skelpit Lug Ceilidh band will perform from 7.45. Representatives from Young Carers and PlayUnified will give a short presentation to let you know about the valuable work they do. There will also be a raffle. The ticket price includes entertainment, stovies, tea/coffee and home baking/sweet treats.
Tickets are available from the PTN or via the school office, priced: £30 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) or £10 for a standard ticket/£7.50 for a concession (O.A.P./child). Please complete the attached sheet and return to the school office in a marked envelope with relevant money/cheque (payable to Wallace High PTN)
If you are unable to come along, but would like to donate items for the raffle, please send them in to the school office for the attention of the PTN. Thank you very much in advance. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact the school for further information.
We hope that you will be able to come along as families to support this event, enjoy a fun evening and to help us raise funds for pupil experiences that are genuinely meaningful and inspiring.
Your continued support is much appreciated.