Bulletin 10


30th Oct 2018 Senior Phase Parents’ Evening 1  (7-9pm) B Lee
1st Nov 2018 S1 Merit Workshops B Lee



5th Nov 2018 S2 Interhouse PE Event B Lee
7th Nov 2018 Senior Phase Parents’ Evening 2 (4.30-6.30pm) B Lee
13th Nov 2018 Samye Ling Trip G Smith

P          Senior Phase Parents’ Meetings

Senior Phase Parents’ meetings take place on Tuesday, 30th October from 7 – 9 pm and Wednesday, 7th November from 4.30 – 6.30 pm.  Information about how to book appointments was issued before the October break.  Replacement letters can be collected from the school office if required.

B Lee

P          S1 Hallowe’en Disco

A Hallowe’en disco has been organised for S1 students on Wednesday, 31st October, from 2.30 – 3.30 pm.  All S1 students will have the chance to take part – there will be prizes for the best costumes if you want to dress up.   There will be a tuck shop available – students may wish to bring a small amount of money if they want to buy   something from the tuck shop.  Thank you to our S6 Youth Achievement Award students for organising this event.

B Lee

P          S1 Merit Workshops

Our S1 merit workshops take place on Thursday, 1st November 2018, during periods 1-  3.  Well done to all S1 students who have achieved 20 merits between 17.9.18 – 26.10.18.  Enjoy!

B Lee

P          Medic Insight Event – for S6 students applying to study medicine

S6 students applying to study medicine are invited to attend an interview preparation event at Glasgow University on 14th November at 7 pm in the Boyd Orr Building.  Current first to fifth year medical students will be present to give an insight into the course and there will be an opportunity for you to practise your interview skills.  For     further information, please speak to your Pupil Support Teacher or Miss Lee.

B Lee

P          National Healthcare Weekends – for S3-S5 students applying to study medicine/dentistry/                    veterinary medicine              

Two information weekends will take place at Stirling University for students interested in applying to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine at University.  The events take place on 3rd and 4th November and 23rd and 24th March.  Day 1 will focus on providing an insight into the career pathway and day 2 will focus on advice about applying to university.  The cost of registering for the event is £25.  For further information, please             speak to your Pupil Support teacher or Miss Lee.

B Lee

P          Senior Phase Assessments – 3rd – 14th December 2018

The Senior Phase Assessment calendar can be downloaded from the school website at the following address: https://bit.ly/2OE3F4O  Spare copies of the timetable can be collected from the school office.  Please confirm the times of practical exams with your class teachers.  If you have any questions about the exam timetable, please speak to Miss Lee.

B Lee

P          Additional Learning Opportunities

A list of the many additional learning opportunities and extra-curricular activities can be found on the school website.  We encourage all students to take part in these activities.

B Lee

P          Printing

Please remember that students can request to print an essay/assignment in B208.

B Lee

P          Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday, 24th November.  If you would like to help with the planning, organisation or on the day, please let Miss Lee know. Stalls will also be available to hire to guests for a donation of £10 to the School Fund.

B Lee

P          Blazer Exchange

We would love to receive donations of any unwanted items of school uniform, particularly school blazers, so that we can provide a ‘blazer exchange’. When we have sufficient stock, we hope to offer students the opportunity to exchange their blazer for a new size.  If we don’t have your size available, a token would be given meantime.        Please note: It would be helpful if blazers were washed before they are donated so that we can arrange the exchange quickly.

B Lee

P          EMA – S5/6

EMA application forms can be collected from the School Office or downloaded from the South Lanarkshire Council website. On the Council website, click on ‘Education and Learning’, then ‘Secondary School Information’, then ‘Education Maintenance Allowance’.  If you need any help with this, please see Mr Gray or your Pupil Support Teacher.

It is your responsibility to complete and send the application form.

When you receive an award letter with your EMA number on it, bring this to Mr Gray who will then issue a copy of the Learning Agreement to be signed by your teachers and Parent/Guardian.  You should then return the completed Learning Agreement to Mr Gray and the school office will then process your EMA.

Only when you have completed all of the above will the payment process begin.  Please see Mr Gray if you have any questions about EMA.

B Lee


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