Student Newsletter Tuesday 14 January 2020

FILM CLUB

Because of S4 Parent’s evening, there will be no Film Club this week (Wednesday 15 January). Film Club will begin again next Wednesday (22 January).

Mr Smith

 

VACCINATION FORMS

Anyone who has not returned their vaccination form to the office should do so THIS WEEK.  Thank you.

Mrs Davidson

 

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS HAVE BEGUN!

Examinations are taking place across the school so please try and move around the school quietly, particularly in the Art corridor and around the front areas of the school.

IT users should collect their equipment at the beginning of the day and should be returned at the end of day to the SfL Base.

Mrs Edge-Loake

 

 

BRONZE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Please come along to Mr Beards’ room promptly on Thursdays. We will be starting planning for our day walk and will be making route cards. Bring your lunch. (Remember, you should all be making progress on your Physical/Skills/Volunteering sections yourselves outwith school. We are here to help if needed.)

Dr Alder/Mr Merson

 

GIRLS’ JUNIOR NETBALL

Junior Netball will return on Monday 27 January 3.30-4.30pm in the Games Hall. New members are welcome.

Miss Campbell

 

DANCE CLUB

Dance club will resume this Thursday 16 January, in the old gym 15:30 – 16:30. See you there!

Miss Tavakoli 

 

S6 PHOTOS

Ordering instructions were attached and orders should be in to the school office by Friday 31 January 2020.  The group photo is on display in the cabinet outside the school office, and on the corridor wall.

Mrs Davidson

 

ATTENTION S5 STUDENTS

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with Sutton Trust Summer School – They are looking for high achieving (at least 5 Bs at National 5) students from less-advantaged backgrounds in state schools – Anyone can apply but they will look more favourably if you are from a less advantaged background.  In general, this means you would be in the first generation of your family to attend university or you have been eligible for free school meals at any point during your secondary education.

If you are wondering if you meet the criteria and want to apply for the Sutton Trust Summer Schools, please see Mr Saffhill.

This year over 2000 students on a Sutton Trust Summer School will experience university life through:

  • spending a week in halls of residence at one of 13 leading UK universities
  • attending academic sessions in one of over 40 different subjects
  • meeting like-minded students from across the UK through social activities

It is completely free of charge for students to attend. All costs including travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the Trust and our partners.

Students who take part in a Sutton Trust Summer School:

  • increase in confidence
  • receive application support
  • make informed choices about university
  • gain access to our outstanding alumni community

Mr Saffhill

 

LIBRARY PROVISION BREAK AND LUNCH TIMES DURING THE S5/6 PRELIMS

The library is being used for S5/6 prelims and therefore out of general use until 28 January. To provide a continuity of service during lunch and break times, from Monday 13 January until Monday 27 January a temporary “pop up” library service will be held in Room 33 (the Youth Workers room). If you usually come in during break and lunch, as many of you do, just head up to room 33 where you can return books and take books out as (a selection of our stock will be there) and there will be plenty space for working etc.  Our thanks to Ms Slaney for agreeing to us using the space.

Mr N Smith/Mr Jamieson

 

DRAMA CLUB

Drama Club will resume TODAY. The Old Gym, 3.30-4:15 pm. See you there!

Mr Laydon

 

S4 BASKETBALL

Basketball practice will resume next Thursday (16 January) at 3.30pm in the Games Hall.

Mr Hunter

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