The report from our recent unannounced Care Inspectorate inspection is now available to be read online.
Click here to see the full report
The childcare voucher system is changing in Autumn 2015. We have received some information from the Tax-free Childcare Communication Toolkit. Click to find out more
Family Focus Scotland is Scotland’s newest and largest magazine dedicated to serving parents, families, grandparents, teachers, carers and all those who have an active interest in the well-being of our future generation. Due to be launched in November, in time for Christmas, the launch issue will include a wealth of varied content from pregnancy to primary and toddlers to teenagers.
More information available here
Netherton is happy to be in partnership with the Childsmile team from NHS Tayside. We had a visit from Cheryl who gave staff a short presentation which raised awareness regarding the national toothbrushing standards and highlighted some aspects of hygiene control.
Parents of children who are new to the school this year will be receiving a consent form which we would be grateful if you would complete to assist the Childsmile team in their efforts regarding registration of the under fives.
We had an enjoyable parents' information morning which was a great opportunity for parents to find out a little more about the Montessori Method. The children obligingly showed just how independent they are and, needless to say, they were appreciative of having cake for snack as a treat.
Montessori Centre International (MCI) have developed a new online training course for parents who are interested in the Montessori method.
Introduction to the Montessori Approach
This course is designed for parents or those unable to commit to obtaining a Montessori qualification who want to learn more about the approach and how it supports children’s learning and development.
Netmums website has some great ideas for lunchboxes. Click here for more information
The new term begins on Monday 25th August and will run for 7 weeks until Friday 10th of October. The winter term begins after 1 week of holiday on Monday 20th of October
New on Parentzone - ideas to support your child's reading development Supporting literacy at home - ideas for parents and carers
We are delighted to let you know about some exciting new materials on Parentzone, which have been produced by Education Scotland and Scottish Book Trust, to support children's reading development and enthusiasm for reading.
There are many ways that parents and carers can build reading activities into everyday routines to support their child's literacy skills.
These new materials, consisting of five videos from early years to secondary, have tips and advice for reading with young children, as well as ideas for encouraging teenagers to read for pleasure.
For more information, or to give us your feedback on how useful you find these materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nethertonians are no strangers to climate change. Just below the school Mr Barron’s fields are frequently flooded. Here is the class of 2014 in early January examining the receding waters.
Studying the natural cycle of the seasons and weather patterns comes easily at Netherton, as being a rural school, the impact of the natural environment is keenly felt.
As we move towards summer, we are gauging the temperature, watching for new signs of life and observing and talking about changes. Is it global warming or is it just natural cycles? Ask us and we can give you an opinion.