“ This week we are sharing with our Parent Council and S2-4 students the extensive work that has gone on into developing our new Vision and Values statement and school crest this session. These key values and the story that promotes them were developed in a number of sessions with our Student Council this year. We are also very grateful to the team of thirty students who worked with art department staff to develop the crest.
Having a clear and shared understanding of school values is important as we are a large school and must use all means to promote and celebrate our sense of identity. This is especially important to new S1 students when they join a school. The five key words ( Trust, Purpose, Awareness, Aspiration and Drive) emerged from discussions in a number of Student Council meetings and give a clear focus to what we aim to achieve as a school. The picture in the crest helps to tell that story and creates a simple narrative that all students will be able to grasp and remember. Cleverly, the student design team also incorporated the previous Craigmount red “squiggle” in part of the design. The attached PowerPoint prepared by Mr Pye goes into further detail on the development of the vision and values and is being shared with students at assemblies this week.
Please note, in line with our efforts to support families and raise awareness of poverty, it remains perfectly fine to wear current crested uniform until it wears out. It is also perfectly fine, as it is now, to wear un-crested black or white polo shirts. We also changed our uniform suppliers with the help of our Parent Council last session and we now have hard-wearing, environmentally garments at a very competitive price.”