Design Ventura 2015 Finalists

Four girls from S3 have received an award for most original concept at the final of this year’s Design Ventura competition at the Design Museum in London.

Design Ventura winners

The 2015 Design Ventura challenge started with 10,000 participants from 287 schools in the UK and overseas. In December, Trinity’s team pitched their puzzle ‘On the other hand’, designed to teach sign language, to a panel of judges that included Sebastian Conran and Naomi Cleaver.

At the final event, the judges said that the teams present represented “the best design talent in UK secondary schools.”

A number of schools were singled out for special awards, including Trinity Academy’s team.

Design Ventura certificate

The finalists’ entries are on display in a purpose-built ‘Design Tank’ beside the Thames where they will be seen by 1000s of people every day until the end of March.

Well done done to everyone (pupils and staff) who took part.

Design Ventura fish tank

‘On the other hand’

Scottish Schools Swimming Championships

Scottish Schools Swimming Championships

Trinity pupils India Dodd, Sophie Hamilton, Jocelyn Low and Jonah Walsh competed extremely well at the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships, Tollcross, Glasgow this weekend.

We had one medallist – Jonah Walsh (on the right of the photo above) won a bronze medal in the 15/16 yr old Boys 200m Butterfly. Well done to all four.

National Approach to Anti-Bullying – Parents’ Consultation

Questionnaire image

The Scottish Government is updating the National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland’s Children and Young People. The purpose of this is to help adults who are in contact with children and young people to prevent and deal with bullying in similar ways.

The Scottish Government are consulting children and young people and their parents as part of the process of updating the National Approach. There is a short questionnaire with a view to gathering the views of parents on anti-bullying. Please note the closing date is Friday 19 February.

Parent and Carer Information and Support Sessions

Please see our downloads area for a flyer about the next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. These sessions have been planned with the support of CAHMS and other relevant organisations.

Each monthly session has a different topic focus. There is also an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to attend any of the sessions.

For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions please contact Jillian Hart, Parent and Carer Support Development Officer on 07860 736129 or email jillian.hart@edinburgh.gov.uk

Autism Teen Triple P groups in Edinburgh

Team Triple P

Teen Triple P is a new  group suitable for parents and carers who have a child aged 11-16 years who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social/Communication difficulties and is enrolled in a City of Edinburgh mainstream school.

The pilot meeting is Tuesday 26th April-28th June 2016, 9.30-11.30am, Tynecastle Community Wing, Tynecastle High School, 2a McLeod Street, Edinburgh EH11 2ND. To allow facilitators to liaise with parents and carers beforehand please try to submit applications before Monday the 29th February 2016.

They welcome applications directly from parents and carers and applications can be made by completing an online application form and emailing it to:

supportingparentsandcarers@edinburgh.gcsx.gov.uk

Please indicate clearly on the application form the parents and carers who wish to attend the Autism Teen Triple P group.

Details of the Teen Triple P groups which are running across Edinburgh can always be found on www.joininedinburgh.org

 

Welcome to 2016

New year 2016

Happy new year and welcome to 2016, a new year and school term. To start the year we thought it might be useul to provide a one-stop summary of all the ways to stay in touch with what’s happening at the school and Parent Council. Feel free to pick those that suit you best.

School

The school has a website and it is updated regularly and the Rector’s blog is usually updated once each week. The school also provides a number of Twitter feeds:

Some of the Twitter feeds are private which means you need approval (and a Twitter account) to follow them.

Parent Council

Most of our communication is posted to this website but we also update our Twitter feed and Facebook group regularly. Please feel free to follow any of those accounts and we’d love to hear your feedback too.