On Friday 13 January, nine S3 pupils attended a business brunch hosted by Scotland’s Centre for Languages (SCILT). At the event, pupils were able to interview a number of representatives from a wide range of companies and organisations on the importance of languages and cultural understanding in the world of business.
Congratulations to Georgia (S1), who recently completed a year-long tour as ‘Pepper’ in the show ‘Annie’. The international, sell-out tour opened in Glasgow 12 months ago before recently closing in Cape Town, South Africa. Georgia initially auditioned along with 200 other hopefuls, before successfully landing the role. Well done!
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Please click here for information about a Burns Night on Sunday 22 January at The Waterworks, Barrhead.
As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, GTG Training Glasgow is holding an Apprentice Recruitment Open Day on Friday 10 March. They would like to invite pupils to attend their showcase of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities, giving pupils an insight into careers in Mechanics, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Spray Paint, Vehicle Parts, Business Administration and Customer Service.
This is a fantastic opportunity to view their leading-edge training facilities, meet current apprentices and speak with various companies that employ apprentices and find out more about what they have to offer. Their apprenticeship programmes offer people aged 16 and over a way to earn while they learn, as they work towards a recognised qualification, skilled employment and greater career prospects.
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Please note: This event is free of charge and targeted at people aged 16+ with National Grade 4/5 or Standard Grades and Intermediates (already achieved or currently studying at this level).
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Congratulations to the Rights Respecting School group for achieving the UNICEF Recognition of Commitment award. Pupils from every year group have been working together to present at assemblies, staff training sessions and PSHE classes in order to achieve this prestigious accolade. The group will now be working towards the Level 1 award in the coming months. More information can be found on the display board in The Street and UNICEF website.
The next parent equalities forum will take place at 7pm on 19 January at Mearns Castle High School. All parents are welcome to attend.
ENABLE organise weekly transitions meetings for pupils in S2 – S6. The sessions focus on preparing young people for transitions throughout their schooling. Please click here or details on the weekly sessions which are offered at Woodfarm High school (Community Wing).
The aim of the event is to allow girls to consider whether their skills might be suited to a career in areas such as construction, property, technology and engineering. They will hear from leading business women on their career journey within these sectors and take part in a structured networking session with industry representatives from companies including BAM, Taylor Wimpey and Miller Homes. In addition, pupils will be asked to participate in a CITB approved interactive workshop session.
The event is suited to girls with an interest in STEM subjects including maths, business, technology, geography. It is recognised within these sectors that there is a gender imbalance and industry leaders are keen to address this by expanding young people’s understanding of the range of opportunities in the sectors beyond the traditional stereotype.
If you are interested in attending this event, please see Miss. Mortimer as soon as possible to apply as places are limited.
All S2 pupils will today be been issued with a letter which provides details of the upcoming Options Information Evening, which is taking place on Thursday 26 January from 7pm – 9pm in the Street. This information evening will help you to support your child through an important transition in his/her school career. Its main purpose is to introduce you to the options process and to present to you the different subject choices available to your child. A copy of the letter can be found here. Please return the tear-off slip to the school office by Monday 16 January at the latest.