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  1. New S1 Parents’ evening 11th June 2014

  2. Our Vision TO DEVELOP A LEARNING COMMUNITY:

  3. RESPECT “The curriculum must be inclusive, to be a stimulus for personal achievement and encourage pupils towards informed and responsible citizenship” TRUST HONESTY RESPONSIBILITY AMBITION

  4. Care learning and Welfare Volunteering Service

  5. What does this mean in reality? Sports events Sweden Go4set Belgium Barcelona Bounce back day at Culzean Maths days Social Subjects day Nestle Bikes Boat being built Gardening/community garden Minitrials School show Interhouse drama Gfactor School of football Columba

  6. http://www.girvanacademy.sayr.sch.uk

  7. Mrs Ellen Aitken Acting Depute Head Teacher

  8. Girvan Academy S1 - An Overview

  9. Start of the Day Focus on Health & Wellbeing Breakfast Club 8.30am-8.45am Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juices, Fruit, Yogurt

  10. Structure of the School Day Girvan Academy 2013 - 2014 Lunch Lunch

  11. Subjects Delivered Personal Support for Learners Literacy PE ICT RE Technical Social Subjects History, Geography, Modern Studies Social Education • Maths • English • Science • French • Art • Home Economic • Music • Dance & Drama

  12. Support for Learners • 1 Period per week • Linked to E-portfolios which lead to S3 Profile of Achievement • Key pieces of moderated assessment evidence to track learning across all curricular areas • Key focus on how learners learn best • Focus on skills development • Focus on pupil language to describe learning

  13. Interdisciplinary Learning The IDL for 2014/2015 is “The Fantastic Voyage”

  14. Dance & Drama

  15. Outdoor Learning

  16. Assessment • Different methods of assessment (on-going process) • Summative assessment • Formative assessment • Self assessment • Peer assessment • Video evidence • Photographic evidence WRITE SAY MAKE DO

  17. Recording Progress

  18. Contacts • Glenapp – Elaine Harrigan (DHT) P Rattray (PT Guidance) • Killochan – Alex Scott (DHT) D Booth (PT Guidance) • Penkill – Ellen Aitken (ADHT) M Hutchison (APT Guidance)

  19. Uniform

  20. Additional Activities to get Involved In http://www.girvanacademy.sayr.sch.uk/information/extra-curricular-activities/ Information for Parents http://www.girvanacademy.sayr.sch.uk/category/schoolbag/

  21. Mr Alex Scott Depute Head Teacher

  22. Girvan Academy P7/S1 Induction 2014

  23. P7 Induction Process • to facilitate meaningful pre-transfer contact between Primary and Secondary • to ensure a sharing of relevant information • to seek information and advice regarding S1 class formation • to ensure supports will be in place for pupils with additional support needs • to ensure pupils experience a smooth transition.

  24. P7 Induction Process • Pupil Support staff visited all Primary Schools • Transition meeting convened with Primary Head Teachers • Enhanced Transition Group established and programme delivered • Girvan Academy staff attended Primary reviews • Pupil information gathered from Primary Schools and homes

  25. P7 Induction Process • Guidance staff visited all P7s • Three day visit • S6 Buddying programme in place (Mrs Aitken) • Peer Support available in class • S1 interviews early in new session

  26. Girvan Academy Primary 7 Visit – June 2014

  27. Today we want to: • tell you some things about Girvan Academy • answer any questions you may have • ask you some questions to find out how well • you have listened

  28. This is Girvan Academy

  29. Here are some facts about Girvan Academy • It was built 28 years ago in 1986 • It has 43 class rooms, 12 offices, a conference room and a • theatre • There are 56 teachers • To teach 565 pupils • There are 3 janitors, 12 school assistants, 7 admin staff, • 3 technicians, 1 librarian and 6 music instructors.

  30. School Motto: ‘strenue sed integre’ Latin – means enthusiastically but correctly Our School Values are: Respect Trust Honesty Responsibility Ambition

  31. Houses All pupils are in one of three House Groups which have a House Head and House Guidance Teacher Glenapp Killochan Penkill MsHarrigan Mr Scott Mrs Aitken MrsRattray Mr Booth Miss Hutchison

  32. S1 Classes S1 pupils will be set into in three different kinds of class: 1) A registration class – 1G, 1K, 1P 2) A teaching class – 1A, 1B, 1C 3) A practical class – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

  33. S1 Classes All pupils get taught in lots of different classrooms; have lots of different subjects, and have lots of different teachers. Your timetable will look something like this.

  34. S1 Classes Literacy Project Every week you will attend a literacy project class where you will learn more about literacy and get to practice your literacy skills in many different activities D.D. D.D. stands for Dance and Drama Your class will do each of these for half the session each so Drama from August to December then swapping to Dance from January to May or vice versa.

  35. P7 – S1 Induction Days Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th June You will be split up into your new classes and follow your S1 timetable Friday is a Bounceback Day and will have special activities. You should go to the Theatre on the first day at 8.45am.

  36. Worries Some P7 pupils worry about moving from Primary to Secondary. What if I get bullied by the older boys and girls? • This almost never happens • If it does tell your Guidance Teacher or any other adult in the School. • Girvan Academy takes bullying very seriously

  37. Worries What if I get lost? • Ask someone – pupils and staff will be helpful • You will have pupil guides to take you around your classes What will I bring my first day? • Your normal school equipment, pen, pencil, rubber etc • Your PE kit in case you get PE – no football shirts

  38. Worries What if I am late for School? • First of all, try not to be late for school • If you are late go to the School Office • Explain why you were late. You will fill in a form and take it to your class but your guidance teacher might want to see you if you are late on more that 2 occasions. What if I miss the bus home? • Go back into School and tell the Office or you Guidance Teacher and they will help to organise getting you home.

  39. Worries What if I am unhappy in Girvan Academy? • Tell someone! • Parents • Guidance Teacher • Registration Teacher or any adult • The School Nurse • Your sixth year buddy

  40. How well were you listening? When was Girvan Academy built? A: 1986 B: 1980 C: 1990

  41. How well were you listening? When was Girvan Academy built? A: 1986 B: 1980 C: 1990 How many pupils does Girvan Academy have? A: 605 B: 565 C: 665

  42. How well were you listening? When was Girvan Academy built? A: 1986 B: 1980 C: 1990 How many pupils does Girvan Academy have? A: 605 B: 565 C: 665

  43. How well were you listening? Which language is the School motto in? A: Latin B: French C: Greek

  44. How well were you listening? Which language is the School motto in? A: Latin B: French C: Greek How many janitors does Girvan Academy have? A: 2 B: 3 C: 4

  45. How well were you listening? Which language is the School motto in? A: Latin B: French C: Greek How many janitors does Girvan Academy have? A: 2B: 3 C: 4

  46. How well were you listening? Which of these is not a House in the School? A: Penkill B: Glenapp C: Ailsa

  47. How well were you listening? Which of these is not a House in the School? A: Penkill B: Glenapp C:Ailsa How many teachers are there in the school? A: 50 B: 56 C: 63