Bulletin 24

29 Jan 2019 S2 Parents’ Evening (4.30-7.30pm) G Parry


4th Feb 2019 S3 Scottish Parliament visit  
11th– 12th Feb 2019 Holiday  
13th Feb 2019 In Service Day – No pupils  
14th Feb 2019 H/Nat 5 PE Practical Exams – Assessment 2  

P         S3 Parliament Trip

A trip has been organised to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to give students the opportunity to tour the Parliament, meet MSPs and hear the First Minister answering questions on current issues at ‘First Minister’s Question Time’.  There will also be time for lunch at the Waverley Mall in Edinburgh before returning home.  The trip will take place on Thursday, 7th  February 2019 from 8.45 – 4.30 pm.  If you would be interested in participating in this visit, please collect a letter from Miss Fletcher (Modern Studies) for more information.

B Lee

P          Speakers for Schools – S5/6 students

 Peter MacMahon, ITV Border’s Political Editor, is visiting our school on Friday, 25th January  2019, through the ‘Speakers for Schools’ programme.  Mr MacMahon reports and analyses British and Scottish politics and is a former deputy Editor of the Scotsman newspaper. He will speak to S5/6 students during period 4 and answer questions on current political issues and journalism.

B Lee

P          Rights Respecting Schools Award

 Thank you to all students who have joined the Rights Respecting Schools Award team.  We look forward to gaining recognition for the excellent work that is taking place in our school as we work towards our Silver Award.  If you would like to join the team, please let Mrs Wright or Miss  Lee know. 

B Lee

P          Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – S3 Bronze Group

Letters have been issued to all students who have expressed an interest in joining the new DofE (Bronze) group.  Please return your letter to Miss Leckenby by 4th February 2019.

B Lee

P          S3 to S4 options

Spare copies of the new S4 choice form can be collected from the school office.  Forms should be returned after your interview with your Pupil Support teacher and by Friday, 25th January. 

B Lee

P          Shine Show: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Well done to all pupils who are part of the Shine theatre group and are performing in the latest show, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ at Motherwell Concert Hall until 26th January 2019.  The show is fantastic.  We look forward to the next show, Footloose, in March 2019.

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          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          SAPhIR Workshop

 We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Helen Salt and Mr. Cameron Shearer to our school on Friday, 25th January P2-5, to deliver employability workshops to S4-S6 students.  The SAPhIR workshops (S – Search, A- Application, P- Presentation and you’re Hired!) teach valuable  employability skills and develop students’ confidence, which will prove invaluable when applying    for jobs, preparing for interviews and in the workplace.  Thank you to Mrs. Anne Clyde and UK    Steel Enterprise for funding this workshop opportunity for our students.

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 Miss Lee 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 Miss Lee 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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