Aims of the SchoolBriefly, the school sets out to develop the talents of each individual pupil as fully as possible. Pupils are encouraged to set their own personal standards of excellence in all aspects of their lives - the academic, the practical, the sporting and in their social development. The staff attempt to help the pupils achieve these standards and thereby foster a sense of pride in each pupil. We hope that our pupils will take a pride in their own achievements, in their school, in their local community and in their country.
Education is one of the most important experiences in the life of each individual.
Increasingly, it is an integral part of the lives not only of young people but also of
adults as society comes to accept that education and training are a continuing and important part of the lives of all.
Perth & Kinross Council's Education Service seeks to satisfy the needs both of the individual and of society by promoting the development of knowledge, skills and understanding. In Perth High School we seek to play a major part in this process by working in partnership with others to provide the highest quality of educational experience for all our pupils during their involvement with the school.
In Perth High School we seek to:
• encourage pupils to achieve their maximum potential in academic, artistic, sporting and social standards;
• foster in pupils self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for all pupils, parents, members of staff and the community;
• create an orderly environment which is conducive to effective learning;
• ensure that opportunities are open to all on an equal basis;
• welcome parents into a partnership embracing trust, understanding and mutual support;
• work in partnership with the local community, industry and commerce so that pupils are fully aware of opportunities for a fulfilling life;
• encourage pupils to see education as a life-long experience.
PARTNERSHIP & RESPONSIBILITIES
In fulfilling our aims, we seek to involve pupils, parents, school staff, the local community, the local authorities and the wider world in the life of the school.
The most crucial of these partnerships for the benefit of our pupils is the tripartite relation between pupils, their parents and members of the school staff. Each of these three groups has significant expectations of the others involved; these expectations are reflected in the responsibilities which each group must exercise towards its partners.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PUPILS Pupils must strive to:
• attend school regularly, on time and ready to take part in school activities;
• produce the best possible classwork and homework;
• aim at the highest standards in all aspects of school life;
• cooperate with staff and accept the authority and rules of conduct of the school;
• consider and respect the feelings and property of other people both in school and in the wider community;
• care for the grounds, buildings, furniture, equipment and books provided for the school.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENTS Parents will benefit their children's education to the greatest possible extent if they:
• show that they support the school in setting the highest standards;
• make sure that their children come to school regularly, on time, alert and ready
• take an active and supportive interest in all aspects of their children's work;
• support the authority and discipline of the school, helping their children to achieve maturity, self-discipline and self-control;
• encourage their children to make constructive and enjoyable use of their
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL STAFF Members of staff must strive to:
• develop each individual pupil's talents as fully as possible;
• teach effectively and set the highest standards in work and behaviour;
• set and correct classwork and homework which encourages all pupils to attain the highest standards;
• care for each child when at school as a good parent of a large family;
• help pupils to leave school able and anxious to make the best possible contribution to the community at large.