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
Please see the below documents which include information about timelines for university applications
2021 UCAS Timelines Deadline Ox
2021 UCAS Timelines Deadline Most Universities
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,
Today, pupils in S4 watched a presentation about all of the amazing opportunities that are available for Wider Achievement.
The form for selecting wider achievement options is located at the end of the presentation.
If pupil need any support in making their choices they should contact Mr Richardson.
S4 Wider Achievement Introduction Presentation 2021
As part of their S6 induction, all current S5 pupils will have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Bronze Level.
This is a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their confidence, resilience and team work skills in preparation for applying to university, college or employment.
Please see this letter and PowerPoint for more information and speak to Mr Richardson if you have any questions.
S6 DofE Letter
S6 DofE Introduction Presentation
Thank you to everyone who attended our Wellbeing Information Evening. We hope that you found it useful.
Here it the presentation that was shared on the night. It is full of helpful information to support wellbeing during this incredibly challenging time.
Parent and Carer Wellbeing Information Evening
The UK will host the international summit at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021 and Glasgow City Council is looking for a team of around 1000 friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to support the staging of this globally significant event.
Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to step forward and submit their application at www.ukcop26.org/volunteer. Applications are open now until Wednesday, 31 March.
These vital climate talks are expected to bring together the largest gathering of heads of state ever hosted in the UK, alongside climate experts and campaigners, to agree coordinated action to tackle the climate emergency.
A variety of volunteer roles will be available in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, including providing information on the conference and the venues, supporting delegates staying in and travelling around the city, and promoting the best of what Glasgow and Scotland has to offer.
Applications for Foundation Apprenticeships open today 11/01/21 for pupils in S5 who are returning to school for S6.
Please see below message shared with S5 pupils today via Teams
Foundation Apprenticeship applications for S6 open today. You should have recently seen a presentation from Tracey Parker about Foundation Apprenticeships, I have attached it below for anyone who would like to revisit it.
Foundation Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to experience college/ the work place before you leave school. They allow you to achieve a Level 6 qualification which is equivalent to a Higher. They take place all day on a Tuesday and a Thursday which means you will have to think carefully about your subject commitments for next year. Below is the process for applying
- You apply via this website- www.fapglasgow.scot
- Select apply now (S6 applications) top right hand corner of page.
- Choose which course(s) you would like to apply for
- Don’t worry if it asks for a teacher reference, just submit and I will fill this out later.
- Send me an email once you have applied. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions at all please let me know. Spaces fill up fast and are first come, first served so I would recommend applying quickly. Even if you are not 100% sure you want to do it, it is easier to withdraw from the course than to be accepted at a later date so just go for it.
Support for Learning have created a blog providing information on SfL, EAL and Nurture. We have also created an iPad support booklet explaining the Accessibility feature to support a variety of learning needs. Copies are available in the SfL and on the blog. To access the website, please click here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/gc/hillheadsupportforlearning/