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P         School Captains 2019-20

Congratulations to our new School Captains, Rachel Robinson and Daryl Simpson, and our new Vice Captains, Emilia Hopeson and Aaron Forsyth.  Well done to all S6 students who participated in the election and thank you to everyone who voted.  House Captains, House Vice Captains and Prefects will be appointed next.

B Lee

P          Change of subjects/levels

The last day for S5/6 students to change subjects/levels based on SQA exam results will be Tuesday, 27th August. Please see Miss Lee if you need to make any changes to your timetable.  Remember to seek advice about courses/levels from your teachers, Pupil Support teacher and Adele Duffy, Careers Advisor.

B Lee

P          Mary’s Meals – Backpack Project

Thank you to everyone who has already donated a pre-loved backpack to our collection for Mary’s Meals.  The Mary’s Meals Backpack Project aims to give children who receive Mary’s Meals in Malawi the basic tools for learning.  Children are given a backpack full of stationery to help them to get the most out of school.  If you got a new school bag this summer and your old school bag could be used by someone else, please hand your old school bag or backpack into the school office by the end of August 2019. A representative from Mary’s Meals will collect these to support the work of the charity.  This also encourages recycling!

B Lee


P          School Lockers

If you would like a school locker, firstly identify the number of the locker you would like to use.  Give your name and preferred locker number to the school office, who will check availability.  The school office can lend you a padlock for your locker or you can bring your own. 

B Lee

P          Assemblies

Year group assemblies will take place next week: S1 on Monday, S2 on Tuesday, S3 on Wednesday, S4 on Thursday and S5/6 on Friday.  Please go straight to assembly at the start of tutor time on assembly days – your tutor will register your class in the Street area.

B Lee

P          School Photos

School photos will be taken on Monday, 2nd September.

B Lee


P          S6 Prom and Graduation

Our S6 Prom is planned for Friday, 29th May 2020 in the Bothwell Bride Hotel.  S6 Graduation will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 3rd June in the Games Hall. 

B Lee


P          Art and Design Folio

If any S5 or S6 pupil want their National 5 or Higher Art and Design folio`s returned from the SQA. It will cost £4 for both Expressive and Design folio`s back. Give the money to Mr Sharp before the deadline of Friday 13th September.

G Sharp

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.

Miss 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 Robertson 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 Robertson who will then issue a copy of the Learning Agreement to be signed by your teachers and Parent/Carer.  You should then return the completed Learning Agreement to Mr Robertson 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 Robertson if you have any questions about EMA.

D Robertson


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