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You will find our monthly parent carer newsletters on this page.  You can also stay up to date with our daily news by visiting our school twitter page or faculty twitter pages. 


Parent & Carer Monthly Newsletter November 6th 2023

Parent & Carer Monthly Newsletter October 7th 2023

Parent & Carer Monthly Newsletter June 23rd 2023


Learning for Sustainability and Laudato Si (10/12/2023)

We are very proud of the work our cluster Learning For Sustainability Group have undertaken in the last few years.  Find out more about the exciting projects we have been involved in with our cluster primaries and family centres.


Learning for Sustainability and Laudato Si (10/12/2023)

Learning for Sustainability and Laudato Si

We have lots of activities and projects going on in school. Check back later for updates.

Our Cluster Learning for Sustainability produced this short film recently to summarise all of the work we have achieved in the past few years. Check it out here


Study Guide ‘Preparing and Supporting your Child for Success’ 2021-2022 (3/3/2022)

Mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

In St Luke’s High School nurturing every child’s god given talents to enable them to flourish beyond school and un-leash their potential, is at the centre of everything we strive for as practitioners and as parents/carers.
Studying and preparing is vital to exam success. The Study Guide ‘Preparing and Supporting your Child for Success’2021-2022 contains useful tips on supported study and targeted study approaches to suit different types of learning that are specific to your child.

Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing through Assessment Booklet 2021-2022 (3/3/2022)

Mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Exams are a daunting time for both learners and parents. The fear of failure or not living up to expectation is a very real anxiety some children face prior to exams. This period can be extremely overwhelming for young people, some will ask for help, others will hide away and some will seem completely in control only to begin study leave and all of sudden emotions are running high. The aim of the St Luke’s High School Supporting your Child’s wellbeing through assessment booklet is to provide support in partnership with your child’s teachers and suggest strategies that can protect your child’s well-being on the build up to exams.

St Luke’s High School Wider Achievement Catalogue (9/7/2021)

Wider Achievement recognises the life and work skills that are gained from taking part in activities outside of the classroom. These achievements can come from learning within the school, home and wider community and can cover a wide variety of activities ranging from hobbies, volunteering to recognised award programmes.
This helps develop skills for learning, life and work and can be invaluable for our young people as they grow up.

See the St Luke’s High School Wider Achievement Catalogue for clubs and opportunities for our young people.   The catalogue gives  a description of different wellbeing activities on offer.   The dates of these clubs have been updated for session 22-23 and can be found here.

St Luke's High School Wider Achievement Opportunities Catalogue

DYW WEST YouTube channel (11/20/2020)

Go to the DYW WEST YouTube channel for videos to support your decision making for career choices for when you leave school.

Free Connect sessions for Parents and Parent Councils in September (8/20/2020)

Connect Supporting Partnerships in Education

Connect have a great programme of free online information sessions  in September for parents and Parent Councils.

There is a choice of times for each session, either 1.30pm or 8pm.

Places are free, booking is essential via the links.


Parent Councils What’s Our Role Now?

1 September

Parent Councils – What’s Our Role Now?

How can PCs work positively in the current situation? We will offer practical advice on how a Parent Council may help support parents/carers and the school community and find new ways to fulfil their role in the current situation.
Online Q&A How are you doing?

3 September

Online Q&A – How are you doing?   

We would like to invite parents and parent groups to an informal online chat We’re keen to know how Connect can help your parent group in this current situation. Please tell us about what your parent group needs and about your experiences.

We’d also like to hear about your parent group’s activities, ideas and plans and to share these with other groups. Let’s have a chat about how we can help each other.

Role of Parent Council PTA Chairs

8 September

Role of Parent Council/PTA Chairs

For new and more experienced PC/PTA Chairs. Top tips for running effective meetings and dealing with tricky situations.  Advice on holding meetings online, setting agendas, working with other office bearers and working in partnership with your head teacher.
Reaching Out to All Families

10 September

Reaching Out to All Families

Practical help to make sure everyone is included, supported and involved in your school community Who is engaged with the school community?  Who is missing?  What are the challenges faced by some families that make engagement difficult?  How can your PC and school community help to overcome these challenges?  This session will help you to engage more and different families in school and learning.
Role of Parent Council PTA Treasurer
15 September

Role of Parent Council/PTA Treasurer

For new and more experienced Treasurers Find out how to look after PC/PTA funds, report to meetings/AGM and comply with Connect membership-linked insurance.
Building School & Community Partnerships
17 September

Building School & Community Partnerships

For parents/carers, school staff, community organisations, working together to improve outcomes for children and young people. Practical ideas for your parent group to help your school move forward with projects around literacy, numeracy, health & wellbeing and many other areas.  We will look at how your school currently engages families and the wider community in children’s learning and how different types of involvement can help to improve outcomes for children and young people in the current situation.


Connect + Parenting Across Scotland
24 September

Connect + Parenting Across Scotland  

Looking after yourself and your family The current situation has presented many challenges to parents/carers and a new set of pressures on family relationships. This session looks at things you can do to defuse difficult situations and care for yourself and your family.



City of Glasgow College Clearing 2020 (6/24/2020)

City of Glasgow College will host a virtual event on Monday 10th August 2020 between 12 and 2pm and/or 4pm and 6pm.

We still have limited availability for some courses beginning August/September 2020 but the event is equally suitable for next year’s leavers and guidance staff/parents requiring further information.

Attendees can:

  • Chat to lecturers about full-time courses starting in August.
  • Discuss your options if you have not met the conditions of your offer.
  • Chat to our Student Support Team about funding and other support available.

City of Glasgow College Clearing 2020

Health and Wellbeing Family Update 7 (6/16/2020)

Health and Wellbeing Family Update 7 – June 2020

Looking after our health and wellbeing as best we can is really important for us all in these uncertain times. Here you will find more health and wellbeing activities that your child can do on their own or you may want to do them together as a family.

How to Look after your mental health

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak (6/1/2020)

The Mental Health Foundation has advice on How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Click on the link to access the website for tips and practical advice.

Mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Health and Wellbeing Family Update 6 (5/29/2020)

Health and Wellbeing Family Update 6

We hope you are spending time with the people close to you – they might live in the same house as you or maybe you are staying connected in other ways. This sixth update gives more advice to families about how to stay healthy during lockdown – mentally and physically.

How to Look after your mental health

Skills Development Scotland – Foundation Apprenticeships (5/28/2020)

If you are interested in finding out more information around Foundation Apprenticeships, contact the school and ask to speak with Mr Toal.

Foundation Apprenticeships – COVID-19 update and news

We continue to work closely with awarding bodies, partners and Scottish Government to quickly respond to issues arising from the epidemic to support you and learners in the delivery of Foundation Apprenticeships.

SDS appreciates all the work being done by learning providers and stakeholders at this time to support FAs. 

We remain committed to working with all key partners to build on the success of recent years, maintain delivery for the benefit of learners and employers during this period of uncertainty. 

We recognise that COVID-19 poses challenges for us all and we will work with yourselves to find solutions where required. 

SQA Accreditation

Thank you for submitting the requested information outlining the extent of SVQ completion against each framework for your learners. 

This continues to inform our engagement with SQA as we seek a solution. 

We expect to be in a position to provide a more detailed update on the work with SQA in the coming days.


Cohort 5 recruitment 

We’re contacting pupils who have submitted an expression of interest for a Foundation Apprenticeship via email to establish if they have completed an application with a learning provider or need additional support from SDS.

This is being tested on a small batch before being rolled out more widely.

Recruitment materials 

We’re currently developing new materials to support recruitment over the summer months – these will include social media assets and key messaging.  

Letters to current FAs

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sending a letter to all Foundation Apprentices going into their second year.

The letter will support the “keeping in touch” process by providing additional reassurance from SDS, whilst highlighting the support available from SDS Careers Advisers to all learners.   

A copy of the letter will be shared with all providers.

Careers Information Advice and Guidance service offer

A reminder that SDS has support in place for individual FA learners through our Careers Advisers. 

Advisers are available over the phone or online. To speak to a school Careers Adviser, call the local centre and ask for them by name.  

As part of this enhanced support, SDS Careers Advisers have been contacting FA learners on a one to one basis via existing procedures. 

Find a local careers centre or get more information on

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check our COVID-19 FAQs for regular updates. 

We have added an answer on Disclosure Scotland and their capacity to support PVGs going forward this week. 

The FAQ guide for training providers is on the training provider area within the COVID-19 section of the SDS website.

This will continue to be updated to respond to FAQs coming through from you.

Further support

If you have any questions or issues not addressed by the guidance above, please email

We continue to liaise with SQA on measures to support providers through this uncertain period.

We urge you to follow the Scottish Government’s latest information and advice on Coronavirus at

Public health advice can be found at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) on NHS Inform.

Keep up to date with guidance and information about COVID-19 issues on the SDS website.

STEM Work Experience Day with Uptree online (5/28/2020)

If you are interested in a STEM related career this is the opportunity for you. Employers not only look at your exam results but the experiences you have.

Uptree is a networking platform designed to help you get started in the world of work.

Uptree is excited to announce we are running a free online work inspiration event with Arm Glasgow on 22nd June.

Register for the event for free using the link below.

The event will take place on Zoom and is aimed at S5 & S6 students interested in careers in STEM. Over 2 hours, students will network with professionals, discover more about the world of work and develop their employability skills.

Glasgow – Uptree STEM Work Experience Day (online)
Monday, June 22, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

A half-day, online work experience event hosted by Arm’s Glasgow team. You will gain experience of the technology industry, career paths and get to meet technology professionals who work at Arm Glasgow!

– Ice breaker & welcome
– About Arm
– Inspiring speakers
– Speed Networking
– Micro:bit activity
– The Global Goals
– Next steps and wrap up

You will need to register for an Uptree account (free) and prepare a short motivation statement telling us why they are interested in the opportunity. We will then shortlist applicants based on this.

If you are interested or have any further questions about the opportunity, please let me know and I can give you more information.

Best regards,

Mr Toal

How to Look after your mental health (5/20/2020)

How to Look after your mental health

See the attached link to a guide in How to Look after your mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.

How to Sleep Better (5/20/2020)

How to Sleep Better

See the attached link to a guide in How to Sleep Better from the Mental Health Foundation.

Connect + Skills Development Scotland Next Steps Q&A 26 May 2020 (5/19/2020)

Connect + Skills Development Scotland Next Steps

Invitation to our FREE online information session for parents

Q&A with Skills Development Scotland Next steps: young people’s options for education, work and training. To be held on Tuesday 26 May Places are free, registration is essential at

Choose from afternoon or evening session

The Skills Development Scotland and Connect teams will share advice and information about options for next steps within and from school. The teams will also share how they can help your young person make the best decisions about work, apprenticeships or other training, college or university as well as the most up to date information about accessing career services because of the impact of COVID19.

After you register, we will send you a link to join the session. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please contact

Connect + Skills Development Scotland Next Steps

Social Care Course (5/15/2020)

Ready to make a change in your life and the lives of others?

Ready to start your Professional Career in Social Care?

Ready to study, learn and qualify as a professional, to support people effected by a variety of issues in life?

If the answer is yes, then we have the Social Care course for you:

NQ 6 SOCIAL CARE (National/SCQF level 6) – entry criteria: four National 5 qualifications (including English) & some care work or volunteering experience. Please go to the following links for more information and how to apply.

If you require any more information please contact the school passing on your name to Mr Toal.

Glasgow Clyde College NQ Social Care (Level 6)

Glasgow Clyde College NQ Social Care Level 6



The SQA have issued an update for pupils, parent & carers in regards to national qualifications and approaches to be used.  The full update issued to schools and colleges is available here

They have also issued a letter giving advice for parents and carers.

Here is a copy of the statement:  020420-SQA-NQ2020-Parent-Carer-covid-19-FAQ (1)

A further update will be provided to schools from the SQA on April 20th after the Easter break.

Thank you for your understanding and continued patience at this time.

HSBC UK Work Experience programme (3/27/2020)

The Work Experience programme at HSBC UK offers a five-day shadowing experience to students aged 14-18 years old. The programme has been set up with the idea to help young people from different social-economic backgrounds gain an insight into a professional environment, as well as the banking industry.

Applications to be made via the following links:

HSBC UK Work Experience Programme

HSBC UK Apprenticeships

Our placements will be spread out across Scotland and students can list their location preferences when applying, but please note that only one application should be submitted and we cannot make any guarantees on placing a student in their preferred location as this is subject to availability.

The closing date for applications is the 12th April 2020, however we do offer these on a rolling basis and do reserve the right to close some adverts early if we fill all our spaces. Places are limited.

HSBC UK Work Experience

DYW Announcement for pupils, parents and carers (3/27/2020)

You can continue to contact the Careers Adviser service for support. This will be done via telephone, Skype or online.

To speak to a Careers Adviser you can call your local centre. Details of all our centres can be found on My World of Work.

Please be reassured that SDS Careers Advisers will continue to proactively contact pupils to offer them ongoing support.

School Closures 24th March 2020 (3/24/2020)

Following the Prime Minister’s and First Minister’s broadcasts on Monday night, it is very clear that it is even more essential that we minimise the numbers of pupils and staff coming into schools to help reduce the social contact across the country in an attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Our procedures for supporting Key Workers began on Monday 23rd March.  However with the very small numbers involved, both in St Luke’s High school and across the authority, it has now been decided by the local authority to close all secondary schools with effect from Tuesday 24th March at 3pm.

The arrangements to support  Key Workers will still be in place but any St Luke’s High school pupils will from Wednesday be accommodated in Carlibar Primary as the Hub School for all pupils meeting the criteria.

We will follow strictly the guidelines that this offer is only open when both parents fall into the categories identified by the Scottish Government and only during periods when they are both at work.

Only the pupils identified as meeting the criteria should attend school and even in that case, only as a last resort.

Many of you have already made alternative arrangements and we appreciate your support with this.  If this is not possible, and you do meet the criteria and still require to send your child, please contact the school directly on so we can plan to have staff present at Carlibar to cover from Wednesday .

If anyone’s requirements change over the next week until the Easter holidays begin, please contact the school directly on school email.

Staff continue to provide learning resources via Google Classroom and faculty websites on a daily basis.  Any pupils who have forgotten their password should alert us through school mail and this can be reset for them.   We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and messages throughout this very difficult time.

Easter School 2020 (3/6/2020)

The Easter School Revision Timetable is below.

The am sessions will run from 9am to 12pm.
The afternoon sessions from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

Pupils received a letter explaining that payments were to be made through ParentPay.

Easter School 2020

Parents and Primary Transition (2/28/2020)

See attached a copy of the free school transport application form for any parents enquiring about school transport for the new session starting in August.

For further information see the ERC website:

Free School Transport Information and Application form

Clarks Contracts Careers Evening (2/28/2020)

Clarks Contracts Careers Evening is taking place on Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Location: Clark Contracts, 23 McFarlane Street, Paisley, PA3 1RY
Register: email confirming what discipline you are interested in.

This is an event for those interested in starting their career in construction with a trade apprenticeship or a traineeship in quantity surveying, construction management or estimating.

Scottish Apprenticeships (2/21/2020)

Scottish Apprenticeships: be a part of it!
Tuesday 25 February, 10am – 12pm
Wheatley Academy, Wheatley House, 150 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DW

After a fantastic event last year, Skills Development Scotland and the
Wheatley Group are teaming up again for our ‘Scottish Apprenticeships:
Be A Part of It!’ partnership event to help support ethnic minority, disabled
and care experienced individuals into apprenticeships and employment.

See leaflet for further information.

Healthier Minds – A Guide for Parents and Carers (2/18/2020)

Healthier Minds - A Guide for Parents and Carers

Healthier Minds – A Guide for Parents and Carers brings together
information and practical advice that we think you will find helpful when
supporting your child to manage life’s challenges. It includes information
about how low mood, anxiety and stress can affect us, how to develop
resilience, and looks at ways of developing strategies with your child to help
them manage and feel a bit better. There is also information about relevant
local services in East Renfrewshire, and the different roles that professionals
can have in supporting children, young people and families who are
experiencing more chronic and severe mental health needs

Healthier Minds Website and Video (2/18/2020)

Healthier Minds East Renfrewshire Council
Healthier Minds East Renfrewshire Council

See attached links to the Healthier Minds website and video that has been launched by East Renfrewshire Council, providing information and practical advice to help support your child to manage life’s challenges.

Healthier Minds Website

Introduction to HEALTHiER MINDS

DYW Transitions Evening (1/31/2020)

Pupils and parents enjoyed meeting our partners from a variety of different professions as part of our Transitions Evening.

DYW Transitions Evening

DYW Foundation Apprenticeship (1/31/2020)

S4 pupils enjoyed a talk on opportunities gained from studying a Foundation Apprenticeship as part of a S5 timetable at school. Please see your pupil support teacher if this interests you.

DYW Foundation Apprenticeship

City of Glasgow Collage (1/17/2020)

City of Glasgow College Full-time Applications for August 2020 will be open on Wednesday the 15th of January. See your pupil support teacher or Mr Toal if you require anymore support with your applications.

Apprenticeships Vacancy and Information Event (1/17/2020)

Apprenticeships Vacancy and Information Event

Come along and meet employers with apprenticeship vacancies!

The Lagoon, Paisley

Wednesday 29th January 2020, from 5pm

MA Event 29th Jan 2020

JP Morgan Apprenticeship Opportunity (1/17/2020)

Software Development Graduate Apprenticeship. The applications close at the end of January, if any pupils are interested in applying please see Mr Toal or your pupil support teacher.

City of Glasgow College Open Day (1/10/2020)

Saturday 18th January 10am – 4pm
We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 18th January from 10am – 4pm at our City Campus. There will be tours of our award-winning campus, demos and activities with staff and students available to chat about life at college and courses available. Visitors can come along at any time between 10am and 4pm and have a look around or chat with staff and students. There’s more information on our website – Open Day .

Wednesday 15th January
Full-time applications for August 2020 open on Wednesday 15th January. Our website has been updated and all the full time courses are on the website now so pupils can have a look at courses available so they are ready to apply on 15th January when they open.

If you need any further information please contact the college or have a look on our website (


FOUNDATIONS INTO CONSTRUCTION: Interested in a career in Construction?
This programme is designed to assist people get a job in the Construction Industry. Successful candidates will get certificates in Health and Safety, CSCS Card and Manual Handling. A one week work experience will also be provided.
WHERE: Work EastRen, 14 Lowndes Street, Barrhead, G78 2QX
WHEN: Mon 17th Feb for 4 weeks

Construction (

Newsletter December 2019 (12/18/2019)

Read the festive edition of our school Newsletter for December 2019.

Newsletter December 2019

Business Enterprise and I-KICK Martial Arts (12/13/2019)

Thank you to Ross Penman head coach of I-KICK Martial Arts who has worked with a group of S3 students for the the last 3 months sharing how he developed his business enterprise with our future entrepreneurs.

Business Enterprise and I-KICK Head Coach

Clyde Travel Modern Apprenticeships (11/25/2019)

There are 5 Business and Administration vacancies with Clyde Travel in Hillington which have become available. Please see Mr Toal if you are interested in this opportunity or require anymore information.

Clyde Travel Management have partnered with Microcom Training to provide a fantastic opportunity for candidates looking to enter the highly competitive Business Travel sector through our Modern Apprenticeships Programme.

As one of the UK’s leading Business Travel agencies, with a presence in the USA, Scandinavia and Asia, we provide an invaluable service to organisations across a number of industries, ensuring the safe and efficient travel of staff to all corners of the world, in a precise and timely manner.

Based in our Glasgow office, successful applicants will gain a one-year fixed term employment contract, learning all aspects of business travel from bookings and supplier relations, through to finance, as you work across various departments, learning directly from industry experts, many with decades of experience.

At the same time, you will work with representatives from Microcom to gain your Business and Administration Apprenticeship SCQF Level 6 qualification. This advanced qualification is aimed at candidates managing a broad range of activities with significant complexity, responsibility and autonomy, and is suitable up to and including the level of supervisors and team-leaders.

Candidates can submit their application via the contact form alongside and should highlight their qualifications and reasons for applying.
We accept all National 4 & 5 qualifications and above, but candidates must hold a National 5 qualification in English.

The cut-off date for applications for our 2020 intake is Friday 6th December.

63 vacancies have opened up in BAE Systems (11/22/2019)

See Mr Toal or a member of the pupil support team if you are interested and require more information.

BAE Apprenticeship

January Start Course at Paisley Campus West College Scotland (11/20/2019)

First Steps to Sport and Fitness (No entry requirements)

First Steps to Sport is an introductory new course designed to provide you with the opportunity to progress onto a range of NC Sport and Fitness Courses at West College Scotland. The course will provide an introductory experience into Sport and Fitness at College.

Sport and Fitness: Level 4 (Entry requirements, 3 National 4’S)

This course is designed to give students an insight into Sport and Fitness. The course will include Nutrition, Mental Health, Sporting Activities, Event Planning and Fitness Training.

Advanced Sport and Fitness (Entry requirements, 3 National 5’s)

This course is designed to give students a more in-depth knowledge and understanding on Sport and Fitness. The course will include; Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Methods,Coping Strategies for Mental Health, Sports mechanics, Sporting Activities and Event Planning.

Any questions regarding the courses please see Mr Toal.

Cyber Security Competition for Girls (11/15/2019)

Please find attached information about an exciting opportunity for pupils to test their cyber skills in a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) competition.

The CyberFirst Girls’ Competition is a free to enter contest for girls aged 12 to 13, who are invited to form teams and take on a series of online puzzles and challenges related to cyber security.

Registration for the 2020 CyberFirst Girls Competition opens on Monday 2nd December and is open to girls from S2.

The highest scoring teams from the opening round will go through to the semi-finals, taking place on February 8th in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North of England, Midlands, South West, South East and London, with the final on 15th and 16th March in Wales.

12,000 pupils took part in the 2019 competition, which tested their skills on topics from logic and cryptography to networking and online safety. Of the girls who took part last year, 98% said they would like to learn more about cyber security.

Chris Ensor, NCSC Deputy Director for Growth, said:
“The CyberFirst Girls Competition is a great introduction for young people to cyber security, and since its launch it has gone from strength to strength.
“While the competition continues to grow in popularity, we want to make sure we’re drawing on talent from all parts of the UK, and the introduction of regional semi-finals will help us do that.
“I hope this new format will encourage more schools than ever to get involved, and to help us build the diverse workforce so crucial to the nation’s future cyber security.”

PRESS RELEASE – CyberFirst Girls Competition

CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020 – Information

Extended Road Closure (11/12/2019)

We have been advised of an extension to the roadworks taking please opposite the school on Balgraystone Road. The works were due to be completed on 19th November however this has now been extended to 27th March 2020. Please see map for information. Thank you.

Balgraystone Road, Barrhead – (Notice of Order) – Extended Closure

Senior Modern Apprenticeships Trip (11/8/2019)

Senior pupils enjoyed our trip to the SEC Centre, learning about the modern apprenticeships which are on offer throughout 2019 and 2020.

Skills Scotland Glasgow 2019 (11/7/2019)

Skills Scotland Glasgow 2019 is Glasgow’s largest skills, career and apprenticeship event taking place on the 7 November at SEC Centre, Glasgow.

Skills Scotland makes it possible for our targeted group of senior pupils visualise their future career path with truly interactive activities. The free evening opening is specifically dedicated to allowing parents / carers attend with their children after work/school and have one-to-one and meaningful conversations with our exhibitors.

Skills Scotland is suitable for young people of all abilities and ambitions, whether they are looking for a job or apprenticeship, further or higher education, work placements or advice and guidance. Please see Mr Toal if you require any more information.

Glasgow Clyde College (11/7/2019)

Please see Mr Toal if you are interested in any of the courses listed and would like more information.

Clyde College Open Days

Eyes Open Campaign 2019 (6/28/2019)


Child Protection Committees Scotland’s Eyes Open campaign 2019

Everyone is urged to keep their #EyesOpen for children at risk during the school summer holidays. A new @CPCScotland campaign says we can all do our bit to protect children

@CPCScotland’s new #EyesOpen campaign urges everyone to look out for vulnerable wee people in the holidays. See something? Do something.

If you’re worried about a child during the school holidays, it’s better to say something than do nothing. @CPCScotland urges everyone to keep their #EyesOpen for children at risk

All of us can keep Scotland’s children safe from harm in the school holidays by taking an #EyesOpen approach

A new @CPCScotland summer campaign encourages everyone to help protect vulnerable children in the school holidays. If you’re worried, say something. #EyesOpen

For further information see Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection website.


Modern Apprentice – Administration Level 3 – East Renfrewshire Council (6/10/2019)


East Renfrewshire Council are currently  recruiting for a Modern Apprentice –  Administration Level 3

(Temporary for 18 months).

Location:  Barrhead Council Office, 211 Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SY

Department:  Housing Services

Ref No: ERN02195

Salary: £177.45 per week

Closing date:  16th June, 2019

Please visit to apply online.

For any more information see Mr Toal

Civil Engineering Apprentice (6/10/2019)

Please see Mr Toal for more information

JOB TITLE: Civil Engineering Apprentice


LOCATION: Central Scotland

DIVISION: Morrison Construction Central

The GT Company/Division:

We are one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups, trading in Scotland as Morrison Construction. For 100
years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us. Today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with
approximately 4,700 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK
business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers,
employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK’s most high profile and innovative
projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

The Construction Division:

Galliford Try is a leading construction company, carrying out building and infrastructure works across the UK through the
extensive knowledge and expertise of several regional offices. This approach enables us to deliver schemes of national
distinction, with a local approach across a wide range of markets. Our spread of work for both public and private sector clients is
well balanced and widespread and we are renowned for our ability to provide sustainable, whole-life solutions. Our Building
division is represented in sectors including commercial, health, education and defence while our Infrastructure division has
clients in sectors such as highways, water, flood defence and renewable energy.

The Housebuilding Division:

Linden Homes is the award winning housebuilding division of Galliford Try. Linden are industry experts in delivering distinctive
and diverse new homes in prime locations. We strive to create sustainable new developments that inspire modern living and set
new benchmarks in design. Our use of industry renowned architects means we create homes that are built to compliment their
surroundings. Linden is arranged in 10 regional offices covering most of England.

The Partnerships Division:

Galliford Try Partnerships represents a fusion of contracting, housing and mixed-use regeneration expertise. We undertake
design and build contracting, mixed tenure and speculative development, estate regeneration and property support services
nationwide. We work in collaborative long-term arrangements with Registered Providers, Local Authorities and other
stakeholders to build high quality housing and sustainable communities. Over the next five years, we are targeting considerable growth utilising our expertise in forging innovative partnerships with both the public and private sectors.

Purpose of the role:

Provide effective and efficient support to the Morrison Construction Central Business Unit

Key Accountabilities:

  • Plan weekly activity with the Site Manager
  • Co-ordinate the activities of particular sub-contractors/trades to ensure work is carried out efficiently
  • Monitor the quality of work carried out and address any issues as directed
  • Ensure health, safety and environmental legislation and company procedures are followed onsite at all times
  • Keep up to date and complete site records in line with company and legislative requirements as directed
  • Communicate with clients and third parties in Morrison
  • Constructions best interests at all times
  • Set role model and ensure high standards of personal conduct on site at all times
  • Identify potential issues with successful project delivery. Discuss with line manager and agree solutions
  • Assume responsibility for the use of and security of all surveying equipment

Person Specification:

Competency Requirements

  • Applicants must be computer literate, especially in MS
    Word, and it would be desirable to have a working
    knowledge of MS Excel, Asta Teamplan or Power Project

Technical / Professional Expertise and Qualifications Required

  • * 3 passes at Higher level minimum B and to include Maths
    and a science


Ideal role for someone looking to pursue a career within the construction industry


P7 Parents Carers Information Night 2019 (5/22/2019)

Please find the slides from the P7 Parents/Carers Information Night.

P7 Information Night 2019 for Parents and Carers

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Giroux at St Luke’s.

School Travel Survey for East Renfrewshire schools (5/22/2019)

East Renfrewshire Council have recently launched a School Travel Survey for East Renfrewshire schools – – and we would be keen for you to get involved.

The survey differs from the recent Employee Travel Survey as it is aimed at parents/guardians, pupils, school staff and local communities. This provides an opportunity for people to share views on school travel and comment on initiatives, incentives or improvements that may encourage more walking and cycling to school. The platform also includes an interactive map to help us identify specific issues, barriers or opportunities getting to and from school.

An initial deadline for feedback is 29 May 2019, however, the platform will be open throughout 2019 to assist with future planning.

Work EastRen Summer Recruitment Jobs Fair (5/21/2019)


Work EastRen are holding their Summer Recruitment Jobs Fair on Wednesday 29th May at the Barrhead Foundry from 3pm to 6pm.

Our Jobs Fair will feature employers with full time, part time and seasonal jobs.

Employers attending on the day will include:

  • Adcal Dental Lab
  • Enable Scotland
  • JD Sports (Braehead and Silverburn)
  • MACS – Mearns Afterschool Care
  • Tailor Maid Home Care
  • Teleperformance
  • Tinies Child Care
  • Uplawmoor Hotel
  • Viridor


Healthcare Support Worker (Nursing Assistant/Auxiliary Nurse) with the NHS (5/21/2019)

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is working in partnership with the Prince’s Trust to deliver a 6 week pre employment training programme suitable for anyone aged between 16 and 30 who is currently not in employment or education/returning to education  who wants to begin a career as a Healthcare Support Worker (Nursing Assistant/Auxiliary Nurse) with the NHS.

Following a period of classroom training delivered by NHS professionals you will undertake a 3 week work placement as a Healthcare Support Worker placed on Hospital Wards in either Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock or the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Please note this is not a work experience programme – all those who successfully complete the training and work placement are guaranteed an interview for a job as a Healthcare Support Worker therefore only candidates who are interested in employment as a Healthcare Support Worker (Nursing Assistant/Auxiliary Nurse) need apply.

For more details and to register your interest please contact the Prince’s Trust via the preferred method of choice

Phone   0800 842 842

Text the words CALL ME to 07983 385418

Send an email to

Lawscot Foundation – mentoring/bursary opportunity (5/21/2019)

Do you have an offer to study law (known as the LLB) at a Scottish university?

Is your parental/ guardian total annual income under £34,000 and/ or do your circumstances mean you would be unable to attend university due to your financial situation? (This can include receiving EMA, free school meals, being in care or being a young carer).

Lawscot Foundation applications for funding are now open. We have just over a week until applications close on the 24th of May. We aim to support at least eight students in 2019 by providing them with a bursary package of £2,500 per year during their studies, and a solicitor mentor to assist with careers advice.

The application form and further information can be found at

If you require more information, see Mr Toal

Equalities Forum – 16th May 2019 (4/20/2019)

Our final Equalities Forum of the school year will take place at 7pm on Thursday 16th May 2019 in the Contemplation Room, Woodfarm High School.

The forum will showcase the work that Woodfarm High School have taken forward to promote racial and religious diversity within their school community. A presentation will be led by Fiona Johnston, Depute Head Teacher, with contributions from pupils and partner agencies.

Howden Compressors apprenticeship open evening (3/26/2019)

Howden Compressors are holding an apprenticeship open evening on 24th April starting at 6pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone you know who is interested in coming along and learning more about how our apprenticeship scheme is set up, what we do here at Howden and the products that we make on site. They will also get all the information they need to apply for one of our apprenticeship openings.

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about our apprenticeship programme is very welcome to attend. If you are interested in this opportunity and require more information see Mr Toal.

Modern Apprentice Engineering – Multiskilled Maintenance Technicians (Electrical and Mechanical) (3/26/2019)

The following Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy is now open for applications:

Modern Apprentice Engineering – Multiskilled Maintenance Technicians (Electrical and Mechanical)

What are we looking for?

We are recruiting a total of 6 Apprentices for our estates team to train as Multi Skilled Maintenance Technicians in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

What does the Estates Team do? 

The Estates team within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is responsible for the provision of a safe comfortable & statutory compliant environment for our staff, patients and visitors. This  is achieved by maintaining and delivering an effective Planned Preventive Maintenance programme and reactive repair service as well as executing installation and commissioning works of critical plant and equipment to support the delivery of all clinical services.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

At the point of submitting your application you must have five National 5 Qualifications at Grades A to C (OR Standard Grade 1 or 2 OR Intermediate 2 ) three of which must be in Maths, English and a Science or Technical Subject.

Is there an age limit?

These apprenticeship are only open to applicants aged 16-24 years (or 29 years for candidates with a disability or who are care experienced*)  in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Youth Employment Plan and in support of our Workforce Demographics and projections.

* Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit. If this describes you please indicate this in your supporting statement.

What qualifications and training will I receive?

This apprenticeship is completed over four years.  During this time you will work towards the SEMTA Engineering Apprenticeship Framework covering the following 5 areas:

  • SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
  • National Certificate in Engineering Systems (SCQF Level 6)
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ Level 3 in Engineered Systems Maintenance
  • HNC in Engineering Systems

Candidates who successfully complete all elements of the NHSGGC Modern Apprenticeship Programme will be supported to move into permanent employment with the organisation.

We anticipate that successful candidates will commence employment (subject to the length of time it takes to complete individual pre employment checks) by July 2019 and Successful candidates will begin their College studies in August 2019.

For full details and to apply visit our website

Year in Industry Programme. (3/26/2019)

We at EDT would like to make you aware of a number of placements in architecture, engineering, mainly electrical and mechanical, business, finance/accountancy in multiple roles in Scotland and many more UK wide that might be of interest to some of your senior students (S5/S6) who have not decided on what their next steps are going to be. Please find below details of our Year in Industry programme.

The Year in Industry (YINI) placements offer students the opportunity to gain professional development by working at a reputable company. We help place students in top UK companies and organisations every year, including, Rolls-Royce, EDF Energy, Network Rail, ScottishPower, Leonardo, Schneider, Syngenta, P&G plus many more. Typically, the programme lasts for 12 months and comes with a good salary.  They don’t have to have filled in a UCAS application to join us either but they do need to be sitting their Highers/Advanced Highers or equivalent.  Some stay on with the companies and take up their advanced apprenticeships and some students are sponsored through university each year.  Many of our partner companies see The Year in Industry as an important part of their graduate/employee recruitment programme.


A Year in Industry placement can fast track their future career, greatly improving employment prospects. 97% of students who have undertaken a Year in Industry feel they are more employable, as it adds massive value to a CV as well as greatly increasing confidence and maturity levels.

  • They will be paid a proper salary
  • Be expected to undertake a challenging job, which will both be stretching and relevant for your future studies and career path.
  • We provide an optional math’s course for all placed students who are school leavers
  • Free workshops included during placement, covering project management, presentation skills, leadership and management
  • Support throughout from YINI mentors and the placement companies
  • The possibility of summer placements during university or moving on to apprenticeships with the companies
  • Possible sponsorship through university
  • Apply on line at our website
  • Vacancies are added throughout the year
  • – see video links in this section.

If you require any more information see Mr Toal or a member of the pupil support team.

Sport for All (3/4/2019)

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd (3/4/2019)

Mactaggart & Mickel are recruiting apprentices for an August 2019 start at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd. 2 Painters based in the Central and West of Scotland.

If you would like to apply they can find out further details on their recruitment website and submit a CV directly:

Scottish Apprenticeship Week (3/4/2019)

Visit the website during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. You can access this link on the Developing the Young Workforce page on the school website.



Are you a brilliant planner/ organiser and want to use those skills behind the scenes at the BBC?


Are you full of ideas for the TV, Radio or Online?

If your answer to either of these is yes, then we want to hear from you!

Our Scotland Production Apprentice Scheme (for those over the age of 18 by September 2019) could be the first step you make towards your career in media.

During the 12 month scheme you will get hands on training in exciting production areas whilst studying towards a Level 3 in Creative and Digital Media, which is delivered by Glasgow Kelvin College.

For more details and to apply, please visit the website.


For more information on BBC talent schemes and opportunities, follow @BBCGETIN on Twitter

Glasgow Clyde College College Open Day (2/13/2019)

Glasgow Clyde College

College Open Day


Glasgow Clyde College would like to invite you to our next College Open Day.  This one day event will be held:


On:            Thursday 7 March 2019


Time:        10am until 3pm


Where:     Anniesland Campus, 19 Hatfield Drive, Glasgow, G12 0YE,

Langside campus, 50 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, G42 9LB,

Cardonald Campus, 690 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, G52 3AY


The event is aimed at providing your learners with the opportunity to learn more about the incredible courses that Glasgow Clyde College has to offer starting in August 2019.  There will be the opportunity to speak with lecturers, have a tour of the facilities and listen to advice sessions from key areas of the College.

BAM Quantity Surveyor (2/13/2019)

We are currently looking for an apprentice quantity surveyor at BAM.


Please find more information and the application process on our website:

Clark Contracts Careers Evening (2/13/2019)

Please see information below and attached regarding our Careers Evening taking place on Tuesday 5th March 2019.


  • Date: Tuesday 5th March 2019
  • Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Clark Contracts Head office, 23 McFarlane Street, Paisley, PA3 1RY
  • Register: email confirming what discipline interested in


This is an event for those interested in starting their career in construction with a trade apprenticeship or a traineeship in quantity surveying, construction management or estimating.

SDS Event (1/15/2019)

s2 parents event letter 2019 (002)

SDS are running an event being held at the foundry for parents/carers of S2 pupil on the January 23rd between 5-8pm.

This is  an opportunity to find out about Career Management Skills as well as other topics as well as speaking to careers advisers on the night

West Scotland College – Choose your Career Information Events (12/18/2018)


Volunteer at the Neilston Development Trust (12/11/2018)

There is opportunity for senior pupils to volunteer at the Neilston Development Trust to support with various social groups/breakfast clubs they have going on. If you are interested in this opportunity can you see a member of the Pupil Support Team.

Glasgow City of College key dates for 2019 (12/11/2018)
HSBC Modern Apprenticeships x 12 (12/11/2018)

The HSBC Modern Apprenticeship programme is live. The closing date for new applications is Thursday 13th December, anyone interested can contact Mr Toal to arrange a pre-selection interview.

This vacancy is open to school/college leavers or anyone under the age of 29 with a disability or care experienced.

What’s in it for you?

You will continue your learning and development by completing the SCQF Level 6 Providing Financial Services Apprenticeship with dedicated learning time. You’ll start on a minimum salary of £17,250 and since we’re passionate about you and career progression, we will ensure you go through a really thorough training programme over your first 12 months. In exchange for this we will ensure you receive incremental pay raises over 12 months that take your salary to a minimum of £18,250 (subject to performance).

From the moment you join our team, on top of a competitive salary, you will also receive the following benefits package:

  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus 8 public and bank holidays – with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days
  • Bupa healthcare for you and your family
  • A market-leading pension scheme
  • Life assurance (4x base salary)
  • A dress-down policy, so you can come to work dressed how you feel comfortable (within reason!)

Good luck

Skills Scotland Glasgow Event (10/30/2018)

Senior pupils enjoyed the Skills Scotland Glasgow event. It brings young people face-to- face with employers and training providers. It helps them transition into the world by identifying their ideal career pathway.

Year Group 1 (10/10/2018)


SDS Event (10/1/2018)

SDS are holding on October 22nd between 4-7pm for S4-6 pupils at The Foundry in Barrhead. There will be a chance to watch a few presentations as well as being able to talk to careers advisers about career management skills to help you plan for your future. If you require any more information please see Mr Toal.

SSE Hydro (9/17/2018)


Our Head Boy and Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Girl and House Captains are excited for our Fire Up leadership event at the SSE Hydro.

Skills Development Scotland (9/17/2018)

Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland. Skills Development Scotland can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.


Claire McCanney and Claire Anderson are the Careers Advisers for St Luke’s High School. Claire McCanney and Claire Anderson are in school for interviews on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Our Careers Advisers offer pupils group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work

Early Career Programmes at BAM Construction (9/17/2018)

Annual applications for Early Career Programmes at BAM Construction are now open:

The relevant ones for Scotland are:

  • UK Wide Construction Graduate programme
  • UK Wide Construction Industrial placement programme
  • UK Wide Construction Sponsorship
  • UK Wide Construction Summer placement programme


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