Bulletin – Monday 13th September

Eco Project: Todays class for litter picking is 1M1 English with Ms Brown.

Creative Writing Club: We are excited to be starting a creative writing club on Thursday 16th September in the F32 at lunchtime. If you enjoy writing creatively and would like the opportunity to prepare for writing competitions and experimenting with your writing amongst supportive peers, come to Ms Brown’s room, (F32) on Thursday lunchtimes from 1:20. Open to all year groups. If you have any questions, please speak to Ms Brown in the English Department.

Young Sports Ambassador Applications – open to S4:  We are looking to recruit new Young Sports Ambassadors to represent the school for the next academic year.  To apply you need to be in S4, have a keen interest in sport and be able to motivate others to get involved in sport and activity.  There will be a number of exciting events for you to be involved in over the next 12 months.  If you would like to apply please see Mr Russell (Active Schools) in the PE base for an application form.  Closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th September.

Scottish Schools Athletics Road Race Championships:  This event takes place on Wednesday 6th October in Dunfermline.  If you would like to enter please see Mr Russell (Active Schools) in PE base for an information sheet.  Closing date for entries is Wednesday 15th September.

Jeans for Genes Dress Down Day 17/09/21: The Jeans for Genes campaign raises awareness of the daily challenges faced by those living with a genetic disorder and raises money to fund projects that make a tangible difference to the lives of those affected. Jeans for Genes day is Friday the 17th so we are having a dress down day to raise money for the charity! Just pay £1 and you can come to school in your everyday clothes to help raise money for charity. £1 donations should be handed to your tutor teacher in KAT on the day. Tutors, please forward all donations to Miss Allan in Biology (Room G36).

S5/6 Rights Respecting School Team: This year we are looking to put together a new leadership team to build on the success of achieving our Bronze award last year. The Rights Respecting School Award is a key target for our school community and aims to enhance daily school life for all pupils and staff.

Being involved with the group would give you the opportunity to get involved with a range of campaigns based around the Rights of the Child, support fundraising in the school, as well as allow you to have a strong voice on topics that matter to you.

This would not only give you a fantastic opportunity to develop leadership, team and communication skills but enhance your CV/UCAS applications as we strive to achieve our Silver award. To sign up simply put your name down on the sheet located at the LRC desk. Or For more info please either see Mr Russell or Ms Templeton to register your interest.

S5/6 Health and Wellbeing Team: We are looking for a team of pupils to join our staff leadership group focussed on improving Health and Wellbeing across our school community. This year our focus will be on enhancing awareness and provision for Mental and Emotional support.

This will see the introduction of Mental Health First Aiders, a more expansive Mental Health Week, a new online Wellbeing newsletter, as well as further opportunities to put on events and raise awareness across the year.

If you would be keen to become a Mental Health First Aider or get involved in one of the other H&W initiatives this year please sign up on the sheet located at the LRC desk. For more information about anything H&W please see MR Russell.

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA): The first meeting of the GSA will be on Wednesday (15.09.21) at 1.15pm in room G38 (Ms. Atchison’s room). All are welcome so bring along your lunch and a friend! Looking forward to seeing you there.