Thank you

A lovely gift from our Parent Council today to say thank you to all staff for their support for pupils and parents throughout the last year.  The treats are much appreciated.  Thank you to the Parent Council for the treats and also their ongoing support of the school.

S3 DYW Event

On Tuesday, our new S3 pupils participated in a Developing the Young Workforce Event which looked at developing skills for life, learning and work. The pupils were challenged to create a product for a number of high profile companies and then present their work. We were very impressed with the work the pupils produced throughout the day and hope that they had an enjoyable experience.

Careers Advisor

We want to let you know that your Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers are still available during the school summer holidays to help and provide you with the careers information and guidance you need for your future. We may try to phone summer leavers in the next few weeks to see how you are getting on, so you may want to save the numbers below and then you will know that it is us calling. Please feel free to contact us (email is probably better), if you need to speak to us more urgently:

Shona Curran
0141 468 7849
shona.curran@sds.co.uk

Hazel Griffith
0141 468 7024
hazel.griffith@sds.co.uk

Career in the Army

Please find below details of a virtual event for anyone who is interested in a career in the army.

FIND A ROLE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.
Ever thought about joining the British Army? We’re hosting a special event for people who want to learn more about careers available in the Army right now.
In these roles, you’ll get full training which will give you everything you need to succeed. As you learn new skills, gain qualifications, take on challenges, and build bonds that last a lifetime, you’ll also build a career you can be proud of. And you’ll earn, for every minute you learn too.

Don’t miss your chance to chat with real serving soldiers about what it’s like to be part of one of the world’s greatest fighting forces.

Join us on Monday 21 June at 6pm:

https://meet82224173.adobeconnect.com/ekclmo4k8lqf/event/registration.html

Blazer Braiding

Julie’s Alterations on Clarkston Road offers a braiding service for blazer braiding for pupils moving into S5 and S6. The shop is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am -5:30pm & 2:30pm on a Saturday. No appointment required. Due to high demand over the summer, it would be helpful for blazers to be put in for braiding as soon as possible to ensure that it has been returned for start of school in August.
Blazers can also be submitted in school on Friday 11th June in the photocopying room. Blazers will be quarantined for 72 hours and then collected by Julie’s Alterations, be braided and then returned to school to be handed out. Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer. Please place your name in the inside pocket of your blazer.
Contact details: 367 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3JG. 0141 637 5186.
Prices:
5th year £15
5th-6th year £15
5th-6th year with additional band £20
6th year £25
6th year with additional band £30
Bands only £8

Braiding services are also available from Stevenson’s.  Details were posted on the school website on 12th May

Education Maintenance Allowance

Details on EMA for S5 and S6 pupils:

• If pupils are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2021, they may be eligible for an EMA from August 2021. If the application is not submitted by 30 September 2021 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

• If pupils are 16 years of age between 1 October 2021 and 28 February 2022, they may eligible for an EMA from January 2022. if the application is not submitted by 28 February 2022 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

• The cut-off date for all EMA’s is 31st March 2022

• Pupils can get more information from the school office and also at: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/ema

Work Experience Opportunity

Looking for work experience? EDT are thrilled to announce our upcoming ‘Net Zero Virtual Work Experience’ programme. Alternatively this could be something students to do themselves or in class the last couple of weeks of term if their end of year transition is not before the term ends!

Open to S3-S6 students and school leavers across Scotland, the work experience programme gives students an insight into STEM industry and careers, and how Scotland’s route map to becoming carbon neutral is creating exciting new opportunities. The experience launches on 14th June with live sessions taking place from 21st to 24th June, the programme ends on 30th July.

Students will engage live with large and small companies including SSE, Viridor, GFG Foundation, Leidos and BP. They’ll also complete engaging modules virtually on our user-friendly learning management system including company videos, site visits, fun tasks and project work aiming to build their knowledge of Net Zero and STEM, and to develop their strengths, skills, horizons and networks. All students who complete this accredited programme will receive their Industrial Cadets Silver Award.

The modules are built around five themes: Technology, Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Construction and Infrastructure and Career Management Skills. See the attached flyer for more info.

REGISTER NOW until 11th June. Students aged 16 and over can register by clicking here. Teachers or parent/guardians can also register students on their behalf by clicking here, please note for under 16s this is essential for safeguarding reasons.

For more info please contact us: scotland@etrust.org.uk

Uk University and Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair

The UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is taking place next week on Wednesday 16th June from 12 – 6pm. Students, teachers and parents can register for their free place here.

The event for students in Years S6, S5, S4 and S3, will feature a vast range of exhibitors and vital webinars. Exhibitors will include the universities’ of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Glasgow Caledonian, Strathclyde, SRUC, Warwick, Liverpool, Durham, Sheffield, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff and Lancaster, as well as the National Apprenticeships Service. See our full list of exhibitors and webinars at: https://ukunisearchnorth.vfairs.com/

University of Glasgow Update

Message from University of Glasgow:

Following the 20 May UCAS deadline,  we have now responded to all of our undergraduate applications for 2021 entry. Students should be able to see details of decisions and/or offers via UCAS track. Offer Holders now have until the 10 June to make their university firm & insurance choices – if any of your students have any further questions about studying at the University of Glasgow please encourage them to get in touch with us or attend one of our events below. Any questions with regards to offer conditions should be directed to our admissions team at ugadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk
We have a variety of events coming up in June for potential students including our 15 June Open Day and an interactive Psychology Q&A on 18 June. More information can be found here: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/whatson/

Lastly we just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage any 2021 firm offer holders to look at our scholarships and bursaries and make applications. More information here: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/admissionswideningparticipation/deadlinesforbusaryscholarshipsapplications/

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