Message from the Head Teacher

THS Learning @ Home

Dear all,

I hope that you managed to enjoy some of the lovely weather on Friday and Saturday and that having an extra day has helped you to re-charge your batteries.

As I said on Thursday, one of our priorities for this week is to move S1 and S2 learning onto Microsoft Teams. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff for all the work and training that has gone into making this possible and a special thank you to Mr Andy Bryce who has headed up our Learning@Home strategy. It is quite something that everyone has pulled together to make this possible and I know that it will benefit us all as outlined in our expectations.

Please click here to see our Student Expectations & Parent Information document.

As always, your feedback is vitally important to us so please do use both the feedback button or email the admin address to let us know what is going well as well as what can be improved. Our staff will be encouraged to do exactly the same until we refine our system and have the best possible learning experiences given these circumstances. We will also be looking at feedback from our students this week and how we develop the student voice during this period.

If we had been in school this week it would have been Health and Wellbeing Week for S1 – S3, very ably led by Mr Andy Enwood, who I must thank for all the preparatory work that he did before we were hit by coronavirus. However, I feel that we have an excellent opportunity to focus on our health and wellbeing this week despite Covid-19 as the First Minister has shared that we can go out to exercise more than once a day. So, it’s time to think about some personal targets – a walk as well as a run, a faster run, a cycle as well as a walk? We will all be very different and not all of us will be able to go outside to exercise, so maybe some yoga as well as Mr Jaggs, some mindfulness as well as Joe Wicks, an online pilates class as well as yoga – whatever seems doable and will help to make your health and wellbeing a priority. There will be more about our mental health and wellbeing coming this week too so do make sure that you are checking our website and following us on Twitter.

Until then please do take care, stay connected and most importantly, stay safe.

Ms Kinnear