Broughton High School News & Events

Child Safety On-line

Social networking is hugely popular.  Many young people are confident and sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites.

However, social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with risks.  Not all risks turn into problems but by helping your child understand what the risks are you can play a big part in preventing them turning into problems.

Please take the time to read the official UK Council for Child Internet Safety Guidance and talk to your children about it.

Further help keeping children safe on line can be found on the excellent Internet Matters website: https://www.internetmatters.org/

In particular, their guides for social media are very useful: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/social-media-guides-parents/.

Warm Home Discount for parents

WHD

Home Energy Scotland is a free and impartial service which is funded by the Scottish Government. Our advisors like nothing more than helping people like you, by giving advice on how you can reduce your energy bills and making sure you can access all the funding and help that is available. 

Some energy suppliers provide discounts of up to £140 on your energy bill and it’s now the time of year to apply. If you’ve received the discount before, it’s still important to re-apply, as not all energy suppliers automatically renew their customer’s special discounts each year.

Give us a call on 0808 808 2282 and we can check whether you’re eligible for the latest discount. If you are, we can support you with applying, and also see if there is any other support available which will make your home easier to heat and reduce your bills.

Free events for parents

Kindred have announced details of events for parents whose children are leaving school, or who may be thinking about Transitions over the next couple of years.

  1. Education and Transition –  what your young person can expect when thinking about Transition from school to adult life
  1. Change can be positive too – supporting your young person with Autism at Transition 
  1. Your child becomes an adult at aged 16 (according to Scottish Law):
    - Guardianship: what can if offer?
    - Self-Directed Support and other benefits for your young person 

MCFB Mums Morning Group

The Multi Cultural Family Base is now offering a weekly support and information group for Black and Minority Ethnic mothers with children aged between 4 and 7 years old. The Mums Morning Group is held on a Wednesday morning and offers a chance for mums to meet other mums whilst enjoying a cup of tea, coffee and conversation.

Information & Support Session - 15 May

The next Information and Support Session for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health is on the subject of Self Harm on Tuesday 15 May from 6.30-8.30pm at Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER (On street parking). 

This session will hopefully increase parents' and carers' understanding about Self Harm and offer some practical ways they can help young people who may consider or display self-harming behaviour.

Places must be booked in advance by emailing:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Assistance with Home to School Travel - Session 2018/19

Please read the letter regarding help with travel to school. 

If you think your child may qualify for assistance, please fill in the form and return it to the school office by 30th April 2018.

ASD & Restricted Eating Information Session

Louise McCool, CAMHS Psychologist, is presenting an information session on ASD and Restricted Eating for parents of current preschool children (0-5) and school aged pupils with autism, attending City of Edinburgh mainstream schools.

The session is appropriate for parents, grandparents or carers. Young people themselves should not attend. There will not be a crèche for younger children. This session is not suitable for professionals.

Interested parents should book a place by contacting the number or email address on the flier attached. The venue will be shared at the point of booking.

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12 Dec 2018
S2 Parents' Evening
14 Dec 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Community Christmas Concert
14 Dec 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
S2 Musical Theatre Club Christmas Mash-Up
21 Dec 2018
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24 Dec 2018
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