Category Archives: Maths

Fife Enterprise Maths success

On Thursday, a team of S3 and S4 pupils represented the school at the Fife Enterprise Maths Day.  This involved the team competing against other Fife schools to tackle a series of mathematical problem-solving activities.  The day proved both very enjoyable and very successful as the team ran out convincing winners.

Congratulations go to the team of Elanor Thompson, Sam Clark, James Painter and Cameron Brown.  The team will now be invited to participate in the national final to be held at the Science Centre in Glasgow.

Our ‘thanks’ go to Glenrothes High School for organising the day.

Activities Day

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Pupils had a number of opportunities to try different things in faculties throughout Thursday and Friday (Activities Day) last week.

In addition to building bridges in Technologies, pupils were challenged to create towers in Maths; pupils made bags with the help of the Fairtrade group; carried out experiments with St Andrews University’s Geobus; found out about the impact of plastic waste on birds with the RSPB; planted flowers with Cupar in Bloom; explored the work of the SPCA, and had some hands-on experience with The Scottish Deer Centre exhibits.

Well done to everyone who came into the school to support Health Week.

Book amnesty

Do you have a class textbook lurking in your house?  Do you keep meaning to drop books off to your teachers or the LRC?

The subject faculties and LRC are asking all pupils in S4, S5 and S6 to return books belonging to the school.  Staff are preparing resources for the change of timetable in June and need to have all the books – textbooks, class texts, library books etc. –  ready for use with the new classes.

In particular, the English Faculty are looking for the following titles to be returned as soon as possible – “The great Gatsby”, “A doll’s house”, “The cone gatherers”, “All my sons”, “A view from the bridge”, “I’m not scared”, “Sunset song”, “A streetcar named desire”, “A separate peace” and “Out of the shadows”.

Books can be dropped off to the Main Office, the LRC and/or Pupil Reception.

Images from Creative Commons.

Study Support – Saturday mornings

Just a reminder that the last of the Saturday morning study support sessions will run this Saturday, 28th April.

Pupils can get support with National 5 Maths and History at all levels (National 5, Higher & Advanced Higher).  This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to get that bit of extra help before the SQA exams.

Saturday, 28th April

National 5 Maths, 10:00am – 12:00pm (Room 403)
National 5, Higher & Advanced Higher History, 10am – 12pm (Room 306)

Tomorrow’s engineers

Some of our S1 classes, as part of a Science and Maths collaboration, worked with “Tomorrow’s Engineers” last week.  The pupils learned all about energy resources; the importance of renewable energy as the world’s population grows; STEM careers, and how engineers apply STEM learning to solve problems.

In addition, the final challenge – The Electric Car Challenge – saw groups of pupils designing, building, testing and racing their model electric cars.

We were delighted that this project also supported the school’s Global Goals – gender equality and renewable energy – agenda.