Free School Meals

Our Council is committed to supporting families throughout the year but in particular during COIVID-19. As part of this support we have delivered over 70,000 Free School Meals to 1700 households but we are now extending the options available of providing Free School Meals with a direct cash payment option. The Cash Payment is £35 every 2 weeks per child …

#SupportDG – Supporting Children

We are aware that during this difficult period parents, carers and educaton staff may be seeking some support to help manage the wellbeing of children. Our telephone consultation service offers blocks of time when we will have both educational psychologists and educational visitors available to chat with you and offer any advice. From Tuesday 31st March 2020 we will be …

Promoting Mental Health Newsletter

This month’s newsletter focuses on helping you cope during school absence due to COVID-19 Why is mental health important? Schooling at home – some helpful tips Promoting positive mental health during crisis- tips and advice Need some help? Please click here to read the full Newsletter.

School Nurse Service – Information for Service Users

COVID-19 Update Useful Websites www.childline.org.uk – a free private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. www.samaritans.org.uk – If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do. www.nhsinform.scot – Scotland’s national health information service. www.talktofrank.com – facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today. www.youngminds.org.uk – advice and …

School Closures – Covid19 Pandemic

MESSAGE TO PARENTS FROM DIRECTOR SKILLS, EDUCATION AND LEARNING Dear Parents Covid19 Pandemic I wanted to write to all families to confirm the message from the First Minister earlier this afternoon that schools and nurseries across Scotland will close from Friday.  I will provide more detail on how we plan to support you and your family during this very difficult …

S2, S3 & Senior Options Information

The options information pages are now available for S2, S3 & Seniors. Please use the links below to access each one – S2 Options Information S3 Options Information Senior Options Information

Volunteer of the Year

Dani S4 was a finalist in the Nithsdale sports awards 2019 and was nominated for volunteer of the year. Dani started as a gymnast in the Council classes. She progressed quickly through the development squad and then was accepted into the Solway gymnastics club, where she did very well. Unfortunately, she had to retire from gymnastics but has turned to …

Highland Dancing

At Dumfries Highland Dancing competition on Sunday 10th November Chloe S6 came away with five 1st and three 2nd place medals and overall trophy in adults.  At the end of November during her recent trip to the National Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance at Disney in Paris Chloe was 2nd runner up in the Highland and National sections on the …

Curling

Congratulations to Stewart K and Jack H who swept to victory winning the Asham under 14s Slam – Scottish curling competition in Aberdeen. The boys along with their team mates were undefeated during the competition and proudly took 1st place in the low road! Well done!!!