Parental Update 17.09.21

Dear Parent/Carer,

This week’s newsletter has been sent out to you via our school app and / or email. You can also click on the link below to access it.

parental update 17.09.21

Earlier today a copy of a letter from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director was also sent out to you and this is linked below.

Letter to Parents and Carers from Jason Leitch National Clinical Director 16 September 2021

S6 Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

As part of our S6 Induction we are giving every pupil in S6 the opportunity to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Pupils received expedition training prior to the summer break and they should now be working on their Physical, Skill and Volunteering sections of the award.

Starting this Wednesday the 1st of September, we will be running walking expeditions for our pupils. Pupils will be informed of the dates of their expeditions and given consent forms in advance.

Each expedition will consist of 2 day walks of about 10-12km each day. The walks will start and finish at the school and pupils will return home each evening. Pupils should wear comfortable clothing a footwear, including layers to protect from the cold and waterproofs in case of rain. The school has a large collection of equipment that is available to borrow, please contact Mr Richardson or Mr Gillespie if you require any kit.

Pupils also have to cook a meal as part of their expedition, please bring a meal that can be cooked on a camp stove, for example fresh pasta, noodles etc. Pupils have been given examples of meals.


Expeditions will leave the school at 9am so pupils should arrive at 8.15 on the day of their expedition to prepare.

The expedition dates are;


Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September

Further expeditions TBC

S5- Career Ready Application Now Open

Applications are now open for the Career Ready programme. Through this programme you will have the following opportunities;
  • Paired with a mentor from the world of work who you will meet about 5 times in S5 and 5 times in S6.
  • 6 Masterclasses in S5 and 6 Masterclasses in S6 where you will learn lots of usual information and gain important skills to prepare you for the world of work.
  • Complete a 4 week paid internship in industry
  • Gain an incredible experience that will look fantastic on applications forms for university, college or employment.
  • The available work places are varied and come from a variety of industries- please see career ready website for more.
If you would like more information, please see here-
If you need any other information please let me know,
Mr Richardson.

Return to School Letter – 10/08/21

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please click on the link below to read a letter from Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education,

MMcK – Aug 21 Secondary Parent Letter (1)

An update from Public Health on arrangements for schools in relation to Covid 19 can be found here:

Letter for the new term – schools – August 2021 – NHS GGC – v2

Both letters have been sent out to parents and carers via our school app and also via email earlier today.

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