All pupils who are now in S5, S6 as well as 2016 school leavers, must make Mr Madden aware of any sporting achievements accomplished during the previous school year by Wednesday 17 August at the latest. Please note, only achievements directly connected to schools events are recognised in this ceremony. All other achievements, such as when representing your own sports club, should be recognised using the existing PE Department ‘Colours’ system.
A fantastic work experience opportunity has arisen with the Arnold Clark group, at the Giffnock BMW MINI branch. A taster week, available in September, November, February or May, will prepare candidates interested in applying for a Modern Apprenticeship with Arnold Clark through GTG Training Ltd. Please see Miss. Mortimer for further details.
Wheatley Group is looking for 45 young people who like working outdoors to become its latest apprentices. The recruitment drive is part of a £100 million plan to keep communities clean, green and safe over the next five years. The new Environmental Modern Apprentices will work in Wheatley communities across central Scotland. They will get a wage and full training in customer service, operating machinery safely and looking after the environment. As well as getting great experience, they’ll also get a qualification at the end of the two-year scheme – helping get their career off to a flying start. For further information and to apply visit: http://www.wheatley-group.com/press-and-media/?_article=276 Please see Miss. Mortimer for help with applications. The closing date is 2 September 2016.
Congratulations to Andrew Macintosh (S5) who has been selected to represent Scotland at the UK School Games 2016 in September in swimming at Loughborough University. Good luck Andrew!
As part of the S2 Modern Studies course, pupils worked together with the Drama department and Anti-Bullying Committee (ABC) to make a news report on bullying, with a specific focus on homophobia. The pupils researched their topic; wrote the script; filmed the action and edited the report using skills they had learned during the carousel project. Well done to all of the pupils involved and a special thanks to Miss Harkins (Drama) and David Hunter (Moving Images Scotland) for all their help. The video can be viewed here.
22 pupils and three staff members enjoyed a fantastic trip to Newcastle United at the end of June, as part of the school’s Big Day Out. Following a high quality, intensive training session in sunny conditions, the group moved on to St James’ Park for a behind the scenes stadium tour and visit to the club shop. Throughout the trip, the pupils were congratulated on their terrific attitude and behaviour and we look forward to running a similar trip next year.
We continue to offer a wide range of hot and cold food from the school canteen area during the school day. The costs are very competitive and offer pupils great value for money. From August 2016, there will be a small increase to the cost of school meals provided. This is the first increase in two years. The main meal deal will increase from £2.05 to £2.20. As a part of the main meal deal, pupils get a small water or milk, a main meal and the dessert of the day.