Engineering Success

Well done to Pragna who was successful in her application to the Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls outreach programme.

Competition for places was very high and we received over 500 applications which is the highest number to date.

Other outreach courses available to our pupils that would give them an insight into University life and a future career in Engineering can be viewed here https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/

S2 Parents’ Information Evening 14.11.19

Many thanks to all pupils, parents and staff who attended the S2 Parents’ Information Evening on Thursday 14 November.

This was a fantastic night which allowed pupils and their parents to attend workshops in the subjects chosen at the end of S1.  There were also a number of information stalls which for key aspects of Second Year such as the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative, Saltire Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  All pupils were also given a free copy of ‘Learn to Learn’ book which costs £10.99 from BrightRed Publishing.

Special thanks to Freeja for her wonderful welcoming music, Dominic for leading us in the School Prayer and the S2 Cheerleading Squad for their incredible performance.

Feedback on the evening was exceptionally positive and all parents, pupils and staff felt this was a highly valuable evening.

All presentations from the evening will be posted below:

 

Leadership

Well done to S2 pupils Niamh, Katie, Bried, Jack, Patrick, Pragna, Pranav, Eesa, Mhairi and Martha who all volunteer at the Saturday Sports Club (9:30am-12 noon). Through this they are given leadership responsibilities which help develop their communication, teamwork and organisational skills.

They also build up volunteering hours which count towards national Saltire Award certificates and can also be used towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and other qualifications.

Anyone who would like to volunteer at the Saturday Sports Club and/or holiday sports camps please see Mr Fuchs.  For more information about the Saltire Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award please see Mr Downie (Physics).

Second Year Parents’ Information Evening, Thursday 14 November 2019, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

An Information Evening for the parents of Second Year students will take place on Thursday 14 November at 7pm.

The evening will begin with a brief presentation in the Forum on how well the pupils have continued to build on the excellent progress they have made since First Year.  It will also include an overview on pathways of progression throughout second year with a view to the National Qualifications Courses in Third Year.

Thereafter parents will have the opportunity to attend a 15-minute workshop for all of your son/daughter’s option choices. Each workshop will provide information about the teaching and learning in each subject and guidance for parents in order to support with homework, revision as well as practical matters such as being organised for each subject.

The workshop times and locations should be booked in advance via the following link to guarantee entry to specific workshops.  The link will close at 6pm on Wednesday 13 November.  A small number of tickets will be available on the evening.

S2 Parents’ Information Evening Workshop Tickets

Tickets will be checked on entry to the workshops, please have these available via your mobile device.

The evening includes refreshments in the street area as well as an opportunity to attend Eucharistic adoration in our Oratory.

We look forward to seeing you and your son/daughter on the evening.