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Falkland House School December 2018 E-Newsletter
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Falkland House School is a residential school for boys of all ages who have Additional Support Needs and who find it difficult to cope in a mainstream educational environment. We offer day, 39- and 52-week provision.
Autism re-accreditation

We're proud to announce that Falkland House School was recently re-accredited for the second time by the National Autistic Society.

In 2012, FHS was the first Scottish independent school to gain autism accreditation, the only autism-specific quality assurance programme of support and development in the UK for those providing services to people on the spectrum.

Schools are reviewed every three years to ensure that they continue to develop their expertise and specialist knowledge of autism.

This year's re-accreditation gives parents and carers the added reassurance that the highest standards continue to be met at Falkland House School..  


Munro challenge
At the beginning of October, pupils Jamie P, Jamie R, Luca, Oscar and Sol bagged their first Munro in aid of charity as part of the school’s elective program.

The boys spent a lot of time doing various local walks (including the East and West Lomond) to prepare for the challenge and build up their confidence and fitness.

One of their tasks was to research what type of charity they’d like to help. Each pupil came up with a suggestion and presented their case to the rest of the class. They then held a vote, and after much deliberation, agreed on ‘Save the Children’.
 
In the days leading up to the walk, the boys kept an eye on the weather forecast as they studied maps and routes, and made a list of the equipment they’d need.

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The FHS cabin
project

The FHS cabin project was set up to create a holistic learning experience for our pupils.

The venture helps the boys develop important technical skills in areas such as maths, construction, woodwork, planning, ordering materials and PPE awareness, as well as essential life skills like problem solving, decision making, working as part of a team, and communicating effectively.

The cabin is being built in the school grounds, as far as possible using local resources.  This year we have been fortunate to have expert support from Marek and Laura from ‘Simple Shelters’ who have joined the boys and staff at Falkland House School to continue the building work.

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Looking forward to seeing the pupils' families at our Christmas lunch on Thursday 20th December


 

Oh yes it is! And the boys are eagerly awaiting their trip to the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline to see 'Sleeping Beauty'. 

This is not only a fun, pre-Christmas-holiday outing, but also a chance for them to put their independence skills into practice, organising every aspect of the trip themselves, from buying the tickets to booking a restaurant for lunch afterwards. 

 

Wear it Pink
Day

Falkland House School's annual 'Wear it Pink' event in aid of Breast Cancer Now was once again a resounding success.

A total of £271.40 was raised for this very worthy cause. Our thanks to parents and staff for the wide selection of gifts they donated for the tombola and the delicious goodies they handed in for the cake stall.

Liam, our master of fancy dress, surpassed himself once again with a magnificent, all-pink, inflatable affair (see photo above), which deservedly earned him the prize for best costume for the second year running!    

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Staff and pupils extend their thanks and warm wishes to Dave Laing, esteemed member of the FHS team for over 30 years, who retired from his post as Operations Manager at the end of August.

A number of new staff members have joined FHS in recent months.

Welcome to Ms Hotova (Learning Assistant), Mrs. Yule (Secretary), Mr Davies (Careworker) and Ms Collier (Part-time Careworker). 
 


 

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