As we are now entering the time for colder weather, we would like to remind you of the school information line available for adverse weather conditions.
You can access this service by dialing 0870 054 1999 (this is a national rate number which should cost no more than 10p from a landline). You will then be prompted to enter a six digit PIN. The PIN for Orchard Brae School is 011860. Once connected, a voice will speak out the name of the school and a series of prompts will guide you to the appropriate option.
Updates will also be posted on the Aberdeen City Council website (https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/school-closures) as well as on Northsound Radio.
Our colleagues at Speech and Language Therapy are running a two day Makaton Course (Levels 1 & 2) on the 29th November and 6th December at Airyhall Clinic. If you would like more information or to book a place please download the form below or contact Sarah Thornborrow on 01224 310582 or email email@example.com.
Friends of Orchard Brae are hosting our annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November 2019 between 11am and 2pm.
Entry is free and there be lots of festive fun for everyone to enjoy.
There had previously been a link shared to view our amazing Makaton choir’s performance on Reporting Scotland. Unfortunately the BBC iplayer link is no longer available, however you can now view the video below!
Aberdeen Performing Arts are opening up a new Everyone Can Play class for those with Additional Support Needs in association with drake Music. The sessions are free so drop in on Wed 13th Nov, 5.30-7.30pm at Tutti Studio, Music Hall. Come along for a fun, relaxed session with Drake Music Scotland and learn to play together. Suggested age group, 10-18 years old.
Shared Care Scotland are conducting research into holiday provision for children with ASN. If you would like to participate, you can share your views through their online surveys using the links below.
There are three surveys:
1. A survey for disabled children and young people aged 5 to 18 will provide a vehicle to hear the voices and views of young people. This can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HHT6ZCY. Young people are encouraged to complete the online survey, with support from mum, dad, a teacher or a support worker.
2. Parent carers have the chance to complete their own survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HVRBYY7 This will build up a unique national picture of the experiences of parent carers and the challenges they face.
3. In order to understand how support agencies and local service providers attempt to offer activities, programmes, and support to families for disabled children and young people, a third survey plans to gather their views. This is at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TZPGM6N
Following our Nursery’s recent inspection, the Care Inspectorate have published their updated inspection report and grades for the settings at Howes Road and Ashgrove. Well done to everyone for all their hard work!
In case you missed our wonderful Makaton choir on BBC Reporting Scotland last night, you can download it using the link below (we’re on 22 minutes into the program).
Set your timers and get ready to watch (and record) tonight’s Reporting Scotland where you will see our fabulous Makaton Choir help our colleagues in Speech and Language Therapy launch a new Makaton training course for Santa and his helpers!