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Facebook Safety - 29 January 2013 - Mrs Pankhania

Facebook Safety
Dear Parent/Carer

The following information has been sent to us from Bolton Council's Children's Department and we would like to bring it your attention.

"It has been brought to our attention that many pupils are visiting a site called 'Video Chat Round’ and ‘Meet Me’ which is downloaded through an APP on Facebook. This site is unsafe and contains inappropriate images and contact with adults. We are quite concerned about this and the impact it has on the safety and well-being of our children".

We would advise parents to discuss this with your son/daughter and take any appropriate action you feel is needed.

We will continue to work with you as parents to ensure the e-safety of our young people.

Yours sincerely

P J Hart


Amendment to Personal Details - Mrs Pankhania

Amendments to Personal Details
Please complete the form and return to the school office, to ensure we have up to date information for your child.
We use the details in cases of emergencies and therefore it is important they are kept up to date.

Behaviour for Learning, Behaviour for Life - Mrs Pankhania

Behaviour for Learning, Behaviour for Life

Perhaps the hardest (but most rewarding) job of all is that of being a parent. However, as we all know, kids don't come with an instruction manual! the pace of life, external pressures and media images often make parenting a teenager a challenging job these days.


With this in mind, I am able to offer an opportunity for you to work closely with James Bunting, one of our key workers. James is beginning a parent support group at the Community House on 35, Green Fold Lane, Westhoughton. This will take the form of a coffee morning each Monday where parents can drop in and talk about any tips on parenting in general.


If you feel you would like to meet up with other parents for a coffee and a chat or to share ideas about strategies you use at home then please come along - the more the merrier!


Cashless School Meals - Mrs Pankhania

Cashless School System
Click here for an insight to the cashless school meals systems

The system will recognise each individual student, hold individual cash balance,record cash spent and cash received, record where money is spent, on what food on any specfic date and time of day.

Cashless Card
If students require a cashless card they must go and see the Finance Office, duplicate cards will be charged at a minimum price of £1.50.

Cashless School Meals Survey - Mrs Pankhania

Cashless School Meals Survey

Please click on the link below to download the survey for Cashless Meals System,

the results will help the school improve the system.



Changes to payments to the school - Mrs Pankhania

Changes to payments to the school
Changes to Payments :
Cheques for Cashless Catering should be payable to Bolton Council
All other cheques should be made payable to Westhoughton High School

Communication + Unity = Community - Mrs Pankhania

Communication + Unity = Community
As a school we are looking to improve our engagement with parents through the Leading Parent Partnership Award. We hope that this process will help us to improve our home school communication even further. If you have any ideas relating to how we can improve, please email us at office@westhoughton-high.bolton.sch.uk, or come and join our parents/carers focus group.  We value your opinion, so please keep us informed.

GMPTE - IGO Pass - Mrs Pankhania

Children aged 11 to 16 you must have an igo pass to pay child concessionary fares on buses in Greater Manchester.
Students can download an application form from www.tfgm.com/igoor pick one up from any TfGM Travelshop

Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds - Mrs Pankhania

Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds
Having achieved our Healthy School Badge we are now working towards Enhanced Status which will extend much of the good work already going on in our school and community. If you would like more information on what being a Healthy School really means please email us at office@westhoughton-high.bolton.sch.uk

Keep Kids Safe - Mrs Pankhania

Keep Kids Safe
Keep Kids Safe is our new text messaging service. The system is used to inform parents of school closures also to inform parents if their child has not arrived at school or has left the school site without permission.
Please can parents/carers ensure we have up to date contact details including a mobile phone number.

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