YEAR OF KINDNESS
As the evenings grow darker, focus on ways that you can relax at home. Let’s especially focus on ways to relax that don’t involve the use of devices.
Can period 4 teachers of S3 please bring their class to the BiteSite at 12.15pm and assist with the distribution of their reports. Thank you.
DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK 6-11 NOVEMBER
You will notice that staff are wearing blue ribbons this week to raise awareness of Dyslexia and to show support to our pupils who have dyslexia. I have blue ribbons to give to pupils. All you need to do is find the name of a famous person – living or dead – who has dyslexia then tell me their name. I will be around my office at break and lunchtimes next week.
S2 CLUB 55
S2 Club 55 will not take place on Monday and Tuesday next week, due to the number of pupils out of school on the trip to Surgeons’ Hall. Club 55 will begin again on Thursday.
S1/S2 PUSHKIN PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING
Next meeting is on Wednesday November 8 at 1.15pm in room 45. Please bring your next piece of writing with you.
KRAKOW TRIP JUNE 2018
The Krakow trip now has limited spaces for S3 pupils. Please collect a letter from Miss Docherty if you are interested. Any S4- S6 who have not already returned their form but want to come on the trip should speak to Miss Docherty by the end of today. Thank you.
HORRIBLE HISTORIES – Lunchtime Club
Any S1s/ S2s who have been or want to attend Horrible Histories lunchtime club should come to a short meeting at break time on Monday with Miss Docherty in room 25. Tuesday’s club will run as normal from 1pm in room 25.
BIG ART CLUB
Big Art Club will be starting again on Monday 6th November. It will be held in Miss Keir’s room (57) in the art department each week from 15.25 to 16.25. We would like to invite back all of last years Big Art Club members and also encourage anyone else looking to join to come along. The club is open to any year group looking to create big art for around the school.
A ring has been handed in to the school office. Please see office staff if you think it may be yours. Thank you.
A portable hard drive was found in room 31. If you think it may belong to you please see Mr Beards in Design and Technology.
SILVER DUKE OF EDINBURGH
This is a reminder that all those who signed up should be attending the meetings on Thursday lunchtimes. This is part of your training and is therefore compulsory if you wish to achieve the award. Also you need to be adding information/evidence to your eDofE account for your Silver and completing any missing info for your Bronze award.
All pupils involved in the Malawi Partnership: there will be a meeting next Tuesday 7 November in Room 12 at 1:10pm. Feel free to bring your lunch.
There is going to be a fundraising gig on Thursday 16 November to raise money for Social Bite. There will be a bake sale at the gig. Tickets are £5 and are available from Burnt Out Records members, the Charities Committee or from the Music Staff Base. This will take place in the Hub, doors open at 7.00pm. #10yearsofgigging
Charities Committee and Burnt Out Records
High energy drinks are not allowed in school and anyone found drinking them will have them confiscated.
S3 BUSINESS LEARNERS
Now that the Micro-Tyco challenge is up and running you should be prepared to update your challenge diary and action plans at the start of next week in our Monday lesson and every Monday throughout the month of November. If anyone experiences any problems or would like a bit of extra help to do this, please see Mr Connolly in room 32.
POPPIES ON SALE
Senior pupils will come around classes this week selling poppies. Please bring your donation in and help this worthy cause.
Pupils are reminded that when walking in the corridors you should keep to the left hand side.
LUNCH MONEY REMINDER
Pupils are reminded that early each day they should check they have money in their Smartcard account/with them to cover the cost of their lunch. If your balance is low, please contact a parent/carer to bring money in, or ask the office to phone home for you so it can be handed in and put into your account that day.