We encourage every student in S6 to be involved in at least one S6 Service opportunity as there are so many benefits. These include:
- Personal satisfaction
- Help develop life skills
- Build on your CV
- Stand out from others when applying for College / University
- Meet new people
- Work with others
- Give back to the school / community
See the S6 Service Booklet for full details on all opportunities on offer. Any requests must be submitted by Monday 28 August at the very latest.
Pupils must make their own way to and from placements.
Pupils will be issued with a form to record their attendance on their placements. Any attendance issues then please contact your placement or inform Miss Goodenough.
Also check S6 Yammer and notice board for placements in the next few weeks.
Community Placement Forms
Community Placement forms should be filled out and returned to Pastoral Teachers or Miss Goodenough (Art and Design) no later than Monday 28 August which indicates 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices of preferred placements.
Isobel Mair Placements
There will be an induction session at Isobel Mair School on Thursday 24 August from 3:30pm to 4:15pm for all those S6 students interested in undertaking Community Involvement at the school. Pupils will be introduced to the Senior Management Team, led through some basic policy and procedure and sign up for times and days that suit their studies. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions about the school and the children and young people who attend. It is essential that all who wish to uptake voluntary places within the school attend this session. This will be the only Induction event for the current session. Demand for placement in the school continues to be at an all-time high. Please give your name to Miss Goodenough by Monday 21 August if you would like to attend. You must make your own way there and back for the induction session and for your placements. Please also bring your timetable with you to the induction session.
SQA Award in Volunteering Skills SCQF Level 3
This qualification is designed to recognise and award those who take part in volunteering. Our focus is to target those who are giving back to the school and engaging in the S6 Service programme.
How will the SQA in Volunteering Skills help you?
This award can help enhance a candidate’s employability and can act as a stepping stone into future employment or a more formal stepping stone into further education.
What is the aim of the SQA Award in Volunteering Skills?
- Give you a basic understanding of what volunteering means and what you do in a volunteer involving organisation
- Facilitate the development of skills gained through a volunteering placement
- Gives a better understanding of the benefits of volunteering
- Facilitate reflection on your aptitude for and attitude towards volunteering
- Enables you to investigate a familiar aspect of volunteering that is of personal interest
What do you need to do to achieve the SQA Award in Volunteering Skills?
Students must complete the following booklet to achieve the SQA Award in Volunteering Skills to demonstrate that:
- Actively participate in volunteering programme
- Provide evidence of attendance during volunteering (description of experience and tasks carried out)
- Review your contribution as a volunteer and the impact it had on the organisation
- Self-assessment on qualities, skills and attributes
- Analyse yourself before and during volunteering based on qualities, skills and attributes
- Reflection on your development
- Describe contribution you made and the impact it had on you as an individual
As well as the SQA Award in Volunteering Skills, students can also achieve a Saltire Award for participating in an S6 Service opportunity. These are the nationally recognised volunteering awards. Students should collect a form from Miss Howard (Art and Design). Any volunteering work can be noted as long as pupils have completed a minimum of 10 hours.