LET CHRIST SHINE THROUGH YOU
St. Mungo’s is a community of Faith and Learning committed to Gospel values.
• Nurture the faith of all
• Provide the highest quality of education
• Treat everyone with respect and love
We gather in God’s presence and ask you to pray for us that we, like you, may be filled with Christ’s love and become more faithful servants of God.
Ask God to enlighten our minds, so that Christ will shine through us in all that we do, and bless us with the knowledge and strength to overcome any challenges that come our way.
St Mungo, pray for us.
School Improvement Plan
School Holiday Dates
SQA Exam Timetable 2020
School Calendar of Events 2019/20
School Handbook 2019
Education Maintenance Allowance
Scottish Qualifications Authority Certification 2020
Update 2nd April:
Please click this link for Guidance for learners, parents, and carers. National 2 to National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher, National Certificates, National Progression Awards, Skills for Work courses and Awards
Latest Update 25/03/20:
⚠️ An important update from the SQA for young people working towards national qualifications.
Advice on the coronavirus for places of Education
Easter School Information
Free School Meals and Clothing Grants
COURSE CHOICE INFORMATION 2020/21
New School App
There is an App available for Apple and Android devices which the school uses to send out important information and the calendar of events. If you wish to download this App please go to the App store and search for “School App for Parents”. Then select St Mungo’s High School from the list.
For parents who have already downloaded the App before the summer holidays, there was a major update to it and now requires you to uninstall the old App and download the new one.
New School Day Information
|Period 1||9.00–9.50 am|
|Period 2||9.50-10.40 am|
|Period 3||10.55-11.45 am|
|Period 4||11.45-12.35 pm|
|Period 5||1.15-2.05 pm|
|Period 6||2.05- 2.55 pm|
|Period 7||2.55-3.45 pm|
What will happen if my child is absent?
The school day starts at 9.00 am and all pupils will be registered in their period 1 class. There will be no form class – pupils will go straight to period 1.
If a pupil is not in period 1 class, parents/carers will be sent a GROUPCALL text. A parent/carer can then contact the school to let us know the reason why your child has been off (if that hasn’t happened already). This can be done by:
- Responding to the GROUPCALL text message
- Sending the school an email – Stmungoshighschool@falkirk.gov.uk
- Telephoning the school – 01324614614
If a child has been given a note explaining their absence this should be brought to the office and put in the ABSENCE LETTERS box.
How will pupils be registered?
A class register will be taken at the start of every period which is current practice within the school. The period 1 register will be now be used to establish pupil absences and trigger GROUPACALL. The school day starts at 9.00 am (Period 1) – if your child arrives in school after 9.00 am then they MUST sign in at the school office. This will allow the system to be changed from absent to present (Late).
What should my child do if they have an appointment during the school day and need to leave school?
Parents can alert the office via email or by phone. Once received the office will update the system so that teachers are aware that your child has permission to leave for an appointment and at what time. Your child will also be issued with an Appointment Slip.
A hand written note can be handed in to the office between 8.50 and 9.00 am or at interval in return for an appointment slip.
All pupils should report to the office to sign out for an appointment.
How will my child see her/his Pastoral Teacher?
Pupils will see a member of the Pastoral Team for one Personal and Social Education (PSE) class period each week.
Pupils will continue to have access to Pastoral Staff during the day, either through break time drop-ins or appointments during class time.
How will information be distributed to pupils at key times in the year?
Pupils will have any paper copies of information distributed to them through subjects. We will continue to send all information directly to parents/carers via email, text, the school App and Website.
Pupil Equity Funding
St Mungo’s High School was awarded £78,600 by the Scottish Government from the Pupil Equity Fund. Staff, pupils and parents were consulted on how we should spend the money. The following information provides information on where the money was spent in session 2018-19 and the impact that this is had on the pupils on St Mungo’s.
Positive Parenting Program
The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ Triple P helps you understand how your family works so you can use the things you already think, feel, say and do in new ways.
There is no hard-and-fast rule book for raising children but it’s surprising how many familiar parenting problems have very simple solutions.
From infants’ sleeping difficulties to toddler tantrums; fighting at school to a teenager’s defiance; even the struggle to set up healthy eating patterns or a regular homework routine — the issues you face aren’t peculiar to your family. In fact, they’re commonplace. That’s why Triple P can help. Triple P is one of the few parenting programs in the world that’s based on evidence from clinical research. For more than 30 years, Triple P’s easy-to understand and practical strategies have been shown to help families in all types of situations.
Parents can choose from tip sheets, books, DVDs, seminars, courses or one-on-one sessions to arm themselves with the tools that can make parenting a little less ‘trial and error’.
And because Triple P works in the majority of cases, Triple P has the seal of approval of parents, practitioners and experts internationally.
We look forward to helping you.
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland offers careers information, advice and guidance to pupils in school and to people of all ages in Scotland. We can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.
Kirsty Devlin and Lauren Kane are the careers advisers for St Mungo’s High School and can be found in the school library on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
To arrange an appointment, pupils can either drop by the library on the days Kirsty and Lauren are in school or speak to their Pastoral Head Teacher. Alternatively, pupils can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01324 620311.
Our careers advisers offer pupils group sessions and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work: www.myworldofwork.co.uk
My World of Work helps you with:
- Subject choices – understanding your strengths to help make better choices about your subject choices and future career ideas
- Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
- Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
- Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
- Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn. Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work
Parent or carer? Use My World of Work to access reliable and accurate careers information and advice to help you to support the child in your life through those big career decisions. You can also meet with the school Careers Adviser at parent’s evenings.
Skills Development Scotland
Support for leaving school?
Careers Advice and support to access opportunities is also available from Skills Development Scotland for school leavers. We have a dedicated post-school team to work with school leavers to help support them with their next steps.
Our St Mungo’s High School post school team are based at 100 Manor Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NU. Contact them on 01324 620311 or you can drop in between 9am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10:30am-5pm on a Wednesday.
Lorna Maclaughlin, Post-school Careers Coach
Carol Doona, Work Coach
Laura Marshall, Personal Adviser
www.myworldofwork.co.uk– for all your work, skills and learning needs
www.apprenticeships.scot – apprenticeship vacancies for young people to access across Scotland.
www.facebook.com/SDSForthValley SDS Forth Valley Facebook pages offer information on events, vacancies and the careers support available
Microsoft Showcase School
St Mungo’s High School was selected by Microsoft as a 2018-2019 Microsoft Showcase School for their excellence in demonstrated student outcomes resulting from its commitment to educational transformation, driven effectively by Head Teacher Mr Stephen Phee. St Mungo’s High School provides both inspiration and an opportunity for all community members to see and experience the future of digital transformation in education.
St Mungo’s joins an exclusive community from around the world, recognized and celebrated for their educational transformation which includes vision and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment, computational and critical thinking, creativity and collaboration and a willingness to promote a growth mindset among educators and students.
As a Showcase School, St Mungo’s will work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education transformation and communicate an education transformation vision, enabled by technology, through our commitment to host and mentor other schools in the local community and around the globe.