Bulletin No 9


30th Oct 2017 Mock interview Day H Laird
9-10th Nov 2017 Ad Higher Biology – Kindrogan Field Centre Trip A McLelland
9-10th Nov 2017 Geography – Kindrogan Field Centre Trip S Muldoon
15th Nov 2017 In School Careers Event B Lee
29th Nov 2017 Skills Scotland SECC Senior Trip S Young

P          Fairtrade Club          

The Fairtrade Club meets every Tuesday lunchtime in Mr Sharp`s Art room, B112 at 1:30 and runs a tuck shop selling Fairtrade goods to pupils in the street during Wednesday interval and to the teachers during Wednesday lunchtimes. All profits go to charity and all S1-S6 are welcome to get involved buying, selling and organising the mobile tuck shop. Come and help make the world a fairer place through enterprise and it`s also good for your C.V.

Mr Sharp

P          S5/6 Pupils

Applying to study Medicine? Or thinking of applying to study Medicine? Medical Education Training Centre in Bothwell are running an Interview Process Evening on the 9th of November. This is a valuable opportunity to help you through the process. More details will be placed on the careers board.

S Young

P          S5/6

Interested in a career in teaching?  If so, the University of Glasgow are running workshops for pupils interested in teaching within Catholic education. This is a great opportunity for pupils interested in teaching within Catholic education or pupils who are interested in teaching and would happily work in Catholic education.

This event is suitable for all pupils regardless of religious background.

When: Tuesday 5th & Friday 8th December.  If any pupil is interested could you please see Miss Young ASAP as places are given on a first come, first serve basis due to popularity.

S Young

P          S6

As you are aware you will be participating in a Mock Interview on the 30th of October. There is a list of possible interview questions available on the Shared area. You will find this in the Mock Interview folder within the shared documents. Please make sure you take a copy of these question as Mock Interviews are taking place the week after you return from your October break.

S Young

P          University Open Evening

‘The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde is holding an open evening for prospective students on Wednesday 25th October 2017, between 6.30pm- 9pm. The event will consist of an introduction to the Department and talks from current and former students. There will also be tours of the research labs and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding entry requirements/offers.


For planning purposes you need to register to attend. For more information regarding registration and location please see the notice on the careers info board.

S Young

P          S4 Work Experience

All S4 students who are planning to leave school at the end of S4 (or are considering leaving at the end of S4) should have returned their work experience agreement form to Miss Lee.  If you still need to do this, please bring your agreement form on the first day back after the October break.  Letters explaining how to arrange a work placement have been issued – please return your reply slip to the school office as soon as possible so that we can help you to arrange a suitable placement.  Work experience is an important part of a young person’s career education as it provides a valuable insight into the world of work, helps to build confidence and allows students to develop new skills.  Students will also have the opportunity to work towards an SQA recognised qualification in Work Experience.  If you have any questions about Work experience, please speak to Miss Lee, Miss Iqbal, Mrs Robison or Miss Young.

P          Apprenticeship Opportunity

Forster Group provides roofing and solar services. They are currently recruiting in the Coalburn area.  Please see Miss Lee for more information.

B Lee

P          School Photographs

The school photographs can be uplifted from the school office.

The order envelopes for the S1 and S6 group photograph can also be uplifted from the school office.


P          Christmas Fair

If anyone has any old gift bags or tags, please bring them to Mrs Rae’s room (B101) for Youth Achievement.

N Rae

P          EMA – S5/6

EMA application forms can be collected from Miss Lee 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 Miss Lee.

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 Miss Lee if you have any questions about EMA.

B Lee

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