Introduction by the Head Teacher
As a prospective parent, I warmly welcome you to Carluke High School. The move from primary to secondary is undoubtedly one of life's milestones and an event that is looked forward to with much excitement and no little trepidation by children and their parents. This handbook is designed to give as much information as possible about the school, its aims and the opportunities which it offers. I hope it will give you an insight into our school and answer many of the questions that you have.
Carluke High School is a six year comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with a current roll of 1199. In November 2007 we were delighted to move into a wonderful new state-of-the-art school which provides absolutely first-class facilities. The building has received much favourable comment from all of the many visitors we have had and I am sure our new environment for learning will encourage and inspire pupils and staff on a daily basis. The school is definitely very well equipped to serve the pupils of the area well into the 21st century. There is no doubt our new S1 will enjoy the additional excitement of the new facilities in addition to the usual thrill of 'moving to the big school'!
The key to developing a successful school is the quality of the relationships that exist between pupils, staff and parents. I believe 'nothing is more important than the way we treat one another' and we try our best to ensure this happens in practice and is not just a statement in our handbook!
This is not just your children's school – it is also yours! Please take the opportunity to join in and play an active part in affecting what goes on here. An active Parent Council strongly supports the school and its commitment to developing home school links. You will always be most welcome to visit the school at any time to see for yourself what we try to do and how successful we are in achieving our aims. Should you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact me – I will be only too happy to help in any way I can.
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