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Internet Safety events for parents

Internet safety events arranged by Taletta Jamieson
The Parental Involvement Team have organised with Claire Ramsay, Community Safety two internet safety events to take place in Dundee. These events are for all parents.
Further information is available on this poster.
Monday 19th May 6.30p.m. Claypotts Castle Primary School
Wednesday 21st May 6.30p.m. St. Andrews Primary School

Easter School

Final information about the Easter School timetable and expectations of pupils.

S4/5/6 Easter School 31 March – 3 April


Please find below a copy of the finalised Easter School timetable.


Due to a lack of uptake the following workshops are no longer able to run.


  • EEAC Tuesday 1st April
  • Hospitality  -  Tuesday 1st April


Some workshops have been combined and/or moved in order to best accommodate pupil requests.  As a result of this some pupils may need to swap their N5 English session on Tuesday 1st April to allow them to attend all their chosen workshops.


All workshops which will be running are detailed here

If your child applied for one of these sessions they will have been allocated a space.


If your child is attending Easter School they are expected to adhere to the following protocol for pupils:


  • All pupils must enter via the front door of the school
  • All pupils must sign in and sign out of the Fire Register
  • All pupils must maintain the excellent standards of behaviour that we have come to expect at Menzieshill High School
  • All pupils must be respectful of the school building and are expected to make use of waste baskets etc.
  • All pupils must vacate the building at 1.30p.m.


There will also be a notice board on display in the front foyer to remind pupils of the workshops that are running each day.  The Library will also be available for pupils who wish to undertake quiet study.



Yours sincerely



Leona Chacko

Depute Head Teacher

Money for Life success

Menzieshill one of only five finalists in Scotland

Congratulations to the YMU pupils who have been successful in being selected as just one of five finalists in Scotland. The girls submitted a Money for Life Challenge project in this national competition and it is a huge achievement to reach this exciting stage. The Scottish final will take place on Thursday 3 April 2014 at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, where the girls will have the chance to present to the audience and tell the judges face to face all about the great work they have been doing.

They have combined their Money Path sessions and their nutritional/weaning sessions, both with outside agencies, to create a leaflet demonstrating the financial benefits of home cooking during the weaning process. We also teamed up with the local Credit Union to show how easy it is to save with them for various events. The girls demonstrated their work by delivering a presentation to other young parents at the St Andrews Project in Dundee and also to the EECC class here in school. Well done and good luck.

You can find out more about the project, and what our pupils and staff thought of it, here.

Parenting Resources from Children 1st

A new report listing useful resources for parents and carers
Children 1st have just launched a mapping report of useful resources for parents and carers. You can read the Executive Summary here, or the Full Report here.
There is also a useful Resource List here.
CHILDREN 1st - Supprt for Parents, Carers and Children:
Vision Statement
Our vision for the future is for every child and young person in Scotland to have a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood. We were established in 1884 as the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSSPCC).
We are proud of our heritage but what we do today - helping vulnerable children and young people to thrive safely within their families - is just as important.





Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

Menzieshill take part in the Scottish Finals

A huge "well done" to the two teams who took part in the Scottish finals of the Rotary International Youth Speaks Competition in St Johns RC High School on Saturday.

The Intermediate team: Corben Bruce, Abby Lang and Ewan Sproul delivered a strong performance on Hate Crime and Young People in Scotland. Unfortunately they were beaten by St John Ogilvie from Hamilton.

The Senior team: Graeme McKenzie, Robson St Clair and Andrew Fry delivered a strong speech on Why David Cameron should have Boycotted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka. Sadly they were beaten by a team from the High School of Glasgow - also speaking about the Commonwealth.

There is a debate taking place in Menzieshill High School on Thursday 6 - 9pm for the Procurator Fiscal's Trophy. Any pupils wishing to attend should give their names to Mrs Squair. Come along and support our teams! Mrs Squair

Fair Trade Group Coffee Morning

Menzieshill supports Fair Trade Fortnight
Fair Trade Group Coffee Morning

Manning the stall

To celebrate Fair Trade fortnight the Menzieshill High Fairtrade group helped the school celebrate by sending out information to tutor classes including links to two videos and made posters to inform people about Fairtrade Fortnight and our coffee morning. Our coffee morning was a huge success as lots of staff and sixth year pupils turned up to indulge themselves in our home made Fairtrade snacks and cakes. We held the coffee morning on Friday 28th February – the very middle of Fairtrade Fortnight. In total, we made £70.25.

Report by Megan Ashley and Elena Munoz, S1


Supported Study

Information about Study Support sessions

The MHS Study Support guide is available in the Parents Documents section of the website. Parents of the S5 and S6 pupils will find this referred to in the letter accompanying the reports. This document gives a timetable for supported study sesssions run in school.




Microsoft Office for pupil use at home

Information about the Microsoft Student Advantage programme for Dundee school pupils
Pupils in Dundee schools are now eligible to download Microsoft Office ProPlus  for use on their home or personal computer equipment. This is a great benefit for pupils. Access to the software is free for them.
The software is provided as-is and no support for the installation or use of the software is provided by Dundee City Council. Any incident compromising a computer during installation will not be the responsibility of Dundee City Council.
This version of Microsoft Office is compatible with the version deployed in all Dundee Schools.
Instructions for downloading the software are available in the Parents' Documents section of the website.


S4 and 5 Choice of Course booklet

The S4 and 5 Choice of Course Booklet for the 2014-2015 session is available here

Resource package for parents of S3 and S4

produces jointly by ADES, National Parent Forum of Scotland, Education Scotland, the Scottish Government and the SQA

The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) has been working with the National Parent Forum of Scotland, Scottish Government, Education Scotland and SQA to develop a package of resources for parents and carers of all S3 and S4 pupils. The packs contain the following:

- Joint letter from NPFS & ADES;
- Assessment in a Nutshell;
- Pointers for parents and pupils on revision;
- SQA leaflet for parents on the new qualifications.

These documents are also available in the Parents Documents section of this website.