Bulletin Wednesday 21 August 2019

Senior Girls Hockey: There will be a meeting in Miss Duncan’s Classroom G47 on Thursday at break time. F Duncan

 

Paired Reading: Could the S6 Paired Reading mentors please meet in the LRC on Thursday 28th P5: H Kujawa

 

Scripture Union Group (SU) resumes tomorrow for all S1 – S6 at lunchtime in F10. Bring your lunch and join us for a time of exploring the Christian faith through various interactive media. All welcome.

Dance Leaders: Could any dancer who would be interested in delivering dance sessions to younger groups this year please attend a short meeting today at break in the new PSE/ PE classroom off the LRC. V Wright

 

S4 Opportunity – My World of Work School Ambassadors: An exciting opportunity is available for any S4 pupil who would like to become a My World of Work School Ambassador. This is an excellent role which involves the following:

 

  • Attending a full-day training course in September,
  • Promoting My World of Work to S1-3 pupils,
  • Telling parents and carers about My World of Work at parents’ evenings,
  • Visiting the primary schools to help P7s register for My World of Work.

 

This role will allow you to build your CV as well as build your confidence and other important skills. If you are interested, please see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base by Monday 26th August. S Ferguson

 

 

If you want to do well in Hist, Mods or Geography, come to Social Subjects supported study.

Homework, mapwork and past paper technique.

Come along and see us once a week.

Wednesday lunchtime, play the game.

If you don’t, you’ll only have yourself to blame. Your Social Subjects Team

S6 Numeracy Ambassadors: S6 Numeracy Ambassadors should attend a meeting on Friday at break time in G12: J Ward

 

­S1-S6 Choir Rehearsals: Choir rehearsals will resume on Thursday 22nd August at 1.15pm in F09.  New members are welcome. Mrs Anderson

 

Lessons from Auschwitz – Holocaust Educational Trust – An opportunity for two senior students to take part in the above project, which includes hearing a talk from a Holocaust Survivor and a day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland. This is a fully funded opportunity to take part in an excellent project. You must be in S5-S6, over 16 and have a current valid passport. For more details and an application form please see Mrs Loy in F43, if she is not there take an application form and information sheet from the door. Applications close on Monday 26 August. Mrs Loy

 

Zoology Club – Zoology Club is every Tuesday lunchtime in Miss Muir’s room (G31). Zoology Club is involves learning about life on Earth, caring for class animals, having fun and making a difference. All welcome R Muir

 

CALLING ALL S6 YEARBOOK COMMITTEE MEMBERS – Please meet in room F40 at break-time on Thursday 22nd August for a brief discussion about taking our Yearbook forward. If, for some reason, you cannot make this date/time, I would be grateful if you could let me know beforehand. Looking forward to seeing you all. Mrs Shiels

 

Daily Bulletin 20/08/2019

S6 MUN Copenhagen: If any pupil is interested in attending this event in November they should attend a meeting in F10 today at break time. C Ross

 

S1-S6: Can any girl interested in playing for the school netball club please come to a meeting at break time today in the games hall. H McCaig

 

Dance Leaders: Could any dancer who would be interested in delivering dance sessions to younger groups this year please attend a short meeting on Wednesday at break in the new PSE/ PE classroom off the LRC. V Wright

 

Career Ready: Could all S6 Career Ready students come and see Miss Brownhill for a very short meeting at Thursday break time in F09, please?

Latin Club: Anyone in S4/5/6 interested in studying Nat 5 Latin this year should get in touch with Mr Macdonald F35. C MacDonald

 S1-S6 Choir Rehearsals: Choir rehearsals will resume on Thursday 22nd August at 1.15pm in F09.  New members are welcome. M Anderson

 If you want to do well in Hist, Mods or Geography, come to Social Subjects supported study.

Homework, mapwork and past paper technique.

Come along and see us once a week.

Wednesday lunchtime, play the game.

If you don’t, you’ll only have yourself to blame. Your Social Subjects Team

Pupil Council – We are now looking to recruit the pupil council. If you’d like the opportunity to voice your opinion on issues around the schools (and get free cake) register interest with your KAT teacher. We will let you know if you’ve been successful. If you have any questions come, see Alsadeg at the LRC on Wednesday before lunch.

Lessons from Auschwitz – Holocaust Educational Trust – An opportunity for two senior students to take part in the above project, which includes hearing a talk from a Holocaust Survivor and a day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland. This is a fully funded opportunity to take part in an excellent project. You must be in S5-S6, over 16 and have a current valid passport. For more details and an application form please see Mrs Loy in F43, if she is not there take an application form and information sheet from the door. Applications close on Monday 26 August Mrs Loy

Zoology Club – Zoology Club is every Tuesday lunchtime in Miss Muir’s room (G31). Zoology Club is involves learning about life on Earth, caring for class animals, having fun and making a difference. All welcome. R Muir

CALLING ALL S6 YEARBOOK COMMITTEE MEMBERS – Please meet in room F40 at break-time on Thursday 22nd August for a brief discussion about taking our Yearbook forward. If, for some reason, you cannot make this date/time, I would be grateful if you could let me know beforehand. Looking forward to seeing you all. G Shiels

 

UCAS Process

Parents of Pupils Going Through The UCAS Process Only

Dear Parent/Carer

This is your update on where we are and how things are going so far, with the UCAS process. You will be pleased to know we are half way through!  By this point, your child should have completed the following tasks:

  • Registered on the UCAS website
  • Made an application for subject references to be done,
  • Filled out a green Additional Information form and returned it to their PSL
  • Submitted the first draft of their Personal Statement to their PSL and commenced redrafting based on feedback given

As of today, they should also have entered in all of their personal info up until, but not including, the Personal Statement Section. If they are unable to do this due to being unsure about the courses they wish to study at this point, they need to communicate this with their PSL as soon as possible.

The next deadline is the 29th November, when your child should have finalised their Personal Statement, loaded it onto the system, paid and sent their application to their referee (their Pupil Support Leader.) I will keep you posted.

Where there are any concerns, your child’s Personal Support Leader will be in touch in the first instance.

As ever, please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need any more information.

Yours faithfully

Jacqueline Thomspon

Pupils Support Leader

LEAPS Events

LEAPS EVENTS – URGENT!!

LEAPS S6 Sessions

For final-year LEAPS-eligible students planning to apply to any higher education institution.

Personal Statement Workshop

Friday 2 November 2018, 2-4.30pm, Edinburgh

This interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement – bring along your draft to perfect during the session.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Journalism Workshop

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 4-6pm, Edinburgh

This session will be led by a tutor from Edinburgh Napier University and will focus on how to prepare for the application process for journalism courses, including any additional requirements such as an interview, a written piece or a test.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Acting Audition Preparation Workshops

Friday 9, 16 & 23 November 2018, 2-5pm, Edinburgh

These acting master classes will be led by a tutor from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will focus on practical activities to help prepare you for future auditions.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Higher Education at College Workshop

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 5-7pm, Edinburgh

This workshop will focus on studying at college in Scotland, including applying for HNC and HND qualifications and how you can use these to progress to university.

To find out more and book your place, visit: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

Public transport reimbursement is available to help students travel to and from these sessions. Please see booking forms for details.

Other Opportunities

We recently had a meeting with Vikki Doig from YTAS (Youth Theatre Arts Scotland) who alerted us to lots of fantastic opportunities for students interested in the creative arts – more info here from their latest newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/ytas/oct2018?e=7189685a36

LEAPS/UCAS

LEAPS EVENTS

What:   Creative Extras

Where: Edinburgh, with a trip to Galashiels

Find out more and apply online at: www.leapsonline.org/creative-extras

Application Deadline: Thursday 27th September 2018

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Online booking will open soon for the below events (more info to follow):

Editing Your Personal Statement Workshop, 2nd November 2018

Our interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement. You will need to bring with you a completed draft of your Personal Statement – ideally a paper copy – to work on during the session.

S6 Session: HN at College, 5th December 2018

This workshop will look at how to put in a good application for a college course, before considering what it is like to study an HNC/HND at colleges in Scotland. There will also be advice on where to go to research how to use an HNC/HND to progress to university.

Creative Extras Acting Sessions, dates tbc

Acting master classes will be led by a tutor from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will comprise practical activities focusing on preparing for future auditions.

Thanks and best wishes,

Jennie

Jennie Younger

Communications & Information Officer

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S1 Welcome Evening

Thank you to all those who were able to attend our welcome evening on Thursday.  It was lovely to see so many of you there and we hope you found the evening interesting and informative.  For those who were unable to make it or who would like to look back over the details, here are the presentations from the evening.

Lisa Coffey

Depute Head Teacher