Bulletin No 11


5th Nov 2018 S2 Interhouse PE Event B Lee
7th Nov 2018 Senior Phase Parents’ Evening 2 (4.30-6.30pm) B Lee



12th Nov 2018 S1 IDL – P4,5,& 6 – WW1 Themed Events A McLelland
12th Nov 2018 S1 MSP Visit – Aileen Campbell B Lee
13th Nov 2018 Samye Ling Trip G Smith
19th Nov 2018 In-service Day B Lee
20th Nov 2018 Scottish Book Week – Book Fair B Lee
28th Nov 2018 S3 Report 2 issued B Lee
28th Nov 2018 S1 ‘Show Racism the Red Card Workshops’ B Lee
30th Nov 2018 S1 ‘Show Racism the Red Card Workshops’ B Lee


P          Senior Phase Parents’ Meeting

Our second Senior Phase Parents’ meeting takes place on 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 and Merit Workshops

Well done to all S1 students who attended our Hallowe’en disco – there were lots of great costumes.  It was lovely to see everyone having lots of fun.  Thank you to our S6 Youth Achievement Award students for organising this event.

Well done to all S1 students who achieved 20 merits or more between 17.9.18 – 26.10.18 and were invited to participate in the S1 Merit workshops on 1st November.  Again, it was lovely to see everyone having lots of fun.  Thank you to everyone who organised the activities.

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 & 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          S6 Prom and Graduation

An information letter about our S6 Prom and Graduation events, which will take place in May 2019 has been issued.  The letter confirms the payment information for our Prom, which will take place at the Crutherland House Hotel on Friday, 31st May, 2019.  Spare copies of the letter can be collected from the office or downloaded from the school website.

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          School Photographs

Tempest have delivered the school photographs and they are in the school office.  Please collect them as soon as possible.

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 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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