Themed Support Session on Fussy Eaters / Reducing Stress, Banchory 1/10/18

9.30am – 11.30am on 1 October in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

At 9.30am we welcome Gillian Archibald, Advanced Dietician, to talk about strategies for coping with fussy eaters and reducing the stress of eating.

If you have any particular areas that you would like Gillian to cover, please email admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk by 25 September.

Gillian’s talk will be followed by our monthly support session for anyone who would like to share their experience of caring for children with additional support needs.

SCILL library will be available to browse and borrow. Refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

SCILL Events in June 2018

SCILL has two Support Sessions and an EGM planned during June. Everyone is welcome to join committee members and other parents/carer/professionals sharing their experience of caring for children with additional support needs. Refreshments will be provided.

New date for the next Aboyne Support Session
6 June at 7pm – 9pm in Aboyne-Dinnet Church Hall, Huntly Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HJ. Our library will be available to browse/borrow.

11 June – Support Session and Library Stocktake
9.30am – 11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

This is an opportunity to return any books you have on loan from the SCILL library. Books can also be returned free of charge to any Aberdeenshire Council Library. All members welcome to help with the annual library stocktake.

11 June – Extraordinary General Meeting
11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

As publicised to all members, this meeting is to approve the proposal to wind up the existing organisation “SCILL” and transfer all assets to the new Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SCIO). This change will not affect the service offered to our members. All members welcome.

Junior Jazzercise Taster Session 22 May

SCILL is hosting a Junior Jazzercise taster session for children with additional support needs and their siblings aged from P1 to S2.

The session with be at 4.30pm – 5.00pm on Tuesday 22 May at Banchory-Ternan East Church, Station Road, Banchory AB31 5YP. Parents are required to stay for the duration of the session which will be led by qualified teacher Lindsay Ewen. The session is free of charge.

Places are limited so please email admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk stating how many places you are interested in. Further information and a consent form will be sent to attendees in advance.

Emotional Literacy Workshops REVISED START DATE 12 MARCH (Banchory)

Emotional Literacy Workshops in Banchory

‘Understanding our emotions, recognising their influence on us and learning to express them appropriately and accurately are all key to getting along well with others and achieving our goals in life. In this 3-part course we will look at the crucial role we can play as parents and carers in helping children to gain these important skills of emotional literacy. We explore ways in which we can encourage children to develop awareness of their emotions. We’ll take a closer look at emotional reactions and see how a framework for understanding them can also be a great help for us as parents, not only to assist our children but also in helping us to maintain our own balance in the face of very challenging behaviours and circumstances.’

The 3-part course will be led by Jill Birch, local Mum of four and an Outdoor and Forest School Practitioner, working with children of all ages. Jill has worked previously as a long-term volunteer with Nature Nurture, an early intervention programme for vulnerable and disadvantaged children based at Camphill, Aberdeen.

The venue will be Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

Workshop 1 on 12 March at 9.30am – 11.30am (Activity Room 1)

Workshop 2 on 19 March at 9.30am – 11.30am (Activity Room 1)

Workshop 3 to be confirmed

The course costs £15, payable in advance. Places are limited so please email admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk to book.

Refreshments will be provided.

Support Session in Banchory on 5 March 2018

SCILL Support Session in Banchory on 5 March 2018

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs at 9.30am – 11.30am on Monday 5 March in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided. All welcome!

Maths Workshop in Banchory CANCELLED 3 March 2018

***** If you have booked a place, please see email for further information. Thank you. *****

With Lorna Alexander and Elspeth Somerville

Targeting parents, primary teachers, secondary maths teachers and SFL staff, these talks will explore the potential obstacles to progression in maths with an overview of the difficulties faced; investigate what hinders progression; discuss thinking/learning styles and propose multi sensory strategies for both classroom and home support as well as discussing the value of error analysis in order to put in place strategies to overcome observed errors.

While this is aimed at supporting young people with Specific Learning Difficulties, there will be a range of strategies appropriate to those with no identified difficulty but who are experiencing issues with progression in maths.

East Church, Banchory

3 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
24 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
21 April at 9.30am – 12.30pm

Date of fourth workshop to be confirmed shortly.

The four-workshop course costs £20. Places on the course are limited, so please email scill-deeside@tiscali.co.uk to book.

Support/Coffee/Library Session featuring Study Stress Talk at 7pm-9pm on 15 Feb 2018

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs at 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 15th February 2018 at The Boat Inn, Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL.

At 7pm we welcome Monica Alvell and Gail Duncan of Grampian Mental Health Associates to give a talk for parents and professionals on study stress and how to manage.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided.

Support/Coffee/Library Session featuring Work Placement Unit Talk on Monday 5th Feb 2018

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs. Drop in anytime between 9.30am – 11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT on Monday 5th February 2018.

We welcome Fraser Mitchell of the Work Placement Unit at 10.30am to give an informal talk.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided.