Glasgow City Council Welcome to Saint Roch's Secondary School



*CANCELLED - S1 Parents Evening tomorrow Tuesday 21/04/15 - RE-SCHEDULED for TUESDAY 12th MAY 2015




20 April 2015
Dear Parent/ Carer
Parents Communication - Pupil Absence Reporting Line Service
Education Services is looking to improve the way parents and carers inform the school their child will be absent. From October 2014, we piloted a dedicated pupil absence reporting telephone line with eleven schools. Following a recent survey conducted about the pilot, over 90% of parents and carers who used the reporting line were satisfied with the service they received. Parents and carers also appreciated the fact that an absence could be reported from 8:00am. Due to the success of the pilot we are now launching the service to all mainstream primary and secondary schools.
How to report your child absent from school: 
From Monday 27th April you should call the pupil absence reporting team on: 0141 287 0039 to report your child absent from school. You can call the line every school day from 8:00am. You should call the absence reporting line on the first day of your child’s absence.
The pupil absence reporting team:
The pupil absence service is provided by a dedicated team of experienced Education support staff. The information you provide to the team is updated in the school’s system when you call, so the school is immediately aware of all absence information.
The pupil absence reporting line has been created to provide an efficient flexible way for parents/carers to report absence. We recognise that in some circumstances, for example, to report or discuss a sensitive issue, you may still require to speak directly with the school. The following guidance should be applied:
Please phone the dedicated absence team to report the following absences:
  • Sickness absence: if the absence lasts more than one day, parents and carers are required to call on subsequent days to provide an update. A letter should be provided to the school when the child returns from their absence.
  • Medical or dental appointments: Parents and carers should call the team to report absences for medical or dental appointments. The school requires a letter or appointment card as evidence of the appointment to ensure permission is given to be absent from class.
Please phone the school directly to report the following absences:
To make sure you receive the right support you require, parents and carers should still contact the school directly to report absences of a sensitive or personal nature, for example:
  •  Bereavement
  •  Serious illness, for example, an absence which is going to last more than one week
  • Injury, for example, broken limb
  •  Contagious diseases or illness
Your support of the new service is much appreciated.
Yours sincerely
S Stone

Head Teacher







 Technical Dept. Pupil of the Month for March




Lourdes Trip funding - Easter Egg Raffle & Tombola


Total £204.26 raised.

£30 donation to Pro Life Group

Total raised for Lourdes Trip £174.26


Thanks to all staff for donations.


Cake sale in the social area to help funds for Connor Mcvey's sisters tip to Africa. Raised £12 by Lauryn Riley and Anab Abdi.



                       Brush Up Your skills!

Glasgow Life Communities run free local groups for adults who would like to improve their reading, writing, spelling or number skills. The groups meet at various times throughout the week at Royston Library, Barmulloch Library and Community Centre, and Balgrayhill Community Centre.
Perhaps you need new skills for job hunting? Or you would like to be able to help more with your child’s homework?
The groups take place in a private room, and it’s relaxed, friendly and informal. You can choose what you want to learn, working at your own pace.
A previous learner said abut his experience ‘It’s really friendly and I can see how my reading is quicker and my spelling better. I feel more confident about it all now’. 
For more information or to book a place, please call Laura Kennedy on 0141 276 1785.



  • One Parent Families Scotland is now holding a surgery from our Glasgow City Council High Street office every Wednesdays; they can help lone parents with a range of advice, such as, financial, childcare, employability and fuel advice.


  • Our website and facebook page has been updated with loads of money saving tips. If you have a school website you might like to include this link:


  • We are now working in partnership with Drumchapel & Scotwest Credit Union and can open accounts for customers to set up savings accounts directly with the Credit Union.  Scotwest have the Christmas Club savings account and also do a Young Scots account where the kids can earn points on their Young Scots Card; all they have to do is keep a minimum of £1 in their account.


Linzi Wilson
Senior Administrator

55 High Street
G1 1LX

T: 0141 276 0519


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