There will be an information evening in school on Thursday 6th November. This evening will consist of three 30 minute workshops where you will be provided with information and practical advice on a variety of themes.
The workshops will cover Curriculum Structure, Helping your child achieve their potential, National 4 & 5 (New qualifications), Mental health and there will also be a workshop specifically for Primary 7 parents.
Letters have been sent home with pupils for you to complete and return to book the workshops of interest.
This resource brings together all the course, job and career-related information parents need to support their child as they go through school and make choices about their future. Whether their child is making their subject choices, getting their exam results or leaving school, there are advice articles, tools and videos to help every step of the way.
Please click on this link for information – My World of Work for parents
Twenty five S6 pupils spent the day on Monday participating in Leadership activities. The S6 pupils will now deliver these activities to S1 pupils in PSE and outdoors in local woodland. At the end of the project the pupils will complete the second unit of their SQA Higher Leadership Award.
All S5 and S6 pupils attended an assembly on Friday 29th August about becoming an Anthony Nolan bone marrow donor. Application forms to join the register are available from Mrs Fisher in the Social Subjects department. the donor day will take place on Friday 12th September; those interested should complete the application form and book an appointment with Mrs Fisher in advance.
For more information please click on this link Anthony Nolan Trust
We are delighted to announce that The Big Lottery fund “Awards for All” have given the PE department a grant which aims to promote girls in PE. £7500 will be used to purchase new gymnastics material, improve the dance studio and introduce aqua aerobics. The money will also be used to train twelve pupils who recently took part in the YDance active workshop to Level 1 in Dance leadership.
Seventy nine S6 pupils gained a Saltire Award for Volunteering carried out both in and out of school. The volunteering included peer mentoring in PLP and in subject classes for younger pupils and work done supporting the production of information leaflets for the Cumnock blind club.
6 pupils gained a 25 hour award
56 pupils gained a 50 hour award
Urooj Ahmed, Kerr Armstrong, Jordan Curtis, Hazel Graham, Alison Harrigan, Rachael Howie, Callum MacMillan, Shannon Meiklem, Rabia Nasir, Kevin Weir all gained a 100 hour award, an outstanding effort involving a range of volunteering both in the community and across the school.
Urooj Ahmed was also awarded a Summit Award for outstanding achievement through her contributions to volunteering.