Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week:

Monday, October 7th- Friday, October 11th

Next week, a number of activities and lessons will focus on Mental Health & Well-Being. Click here for the timetable: Mental Health Week 2019

Thursday is World Mental Health Day, and pupils are invited to wear something yellow with  their school uniform (jumper, t-shirt etc). The S6 Leadership Team will be distributing free yellow stickers to those who wish to wear them in order to raise awareness. There will be an opportunity to make a small donation for this important cause with all donations going to  the charity SAMH. You can find out more about their work here:



S5 Supported Study Timetable

S5 Supported Study begins this week and will run for 6 weeks leading up to the S5 Prelims which begin November 11th.  A letter and timetable was distributed during assembly on Friday, but is also available in the office.

Click here to see the timetable: Supported Study Oct Calendar – Copy
For tips on how to study for each subject, please refer to our Senior Phase Study Materials & Advice Booklet here:   senior phase study materials and advice final4         
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Inspiration Award from the First Minister’s Reading Challenge

We are so proud to have received a Highly Commended Reading Inspiration Award from the First Minister’s Reading Challenge!

On Monday we received this exciting recognition during the FMRC event at The Hilton in Glasgow. We took our 10 Literacy Leaders to showcase our reading journey and by request, a “pop up book bar!” We cannot wait to continue our Reading Challenge journey and our focus of Mental Health and Well-Being.

S2 Literacy Leaders

Miss Rothery and Miss Lawrie recently created a brand new role for S2 pupils: Literacy Leaders!

After the success of our First Minister’s Reading Challenge, we were eager to create a special role in which S1 pupils moving into S2 could lead Literacy events, activities and more across the school.

With over 30 applicants and a week long interview process, 10 pupils were selected and given Literacy Leader badges & lanyards. We were so pleased to see so many enthusiastic applicants- it was truly inspirational!

For more information on our Literacy Leaders and how to become one, please visit our department blog and click under the ‘S2 Literacy Leader’ tab!


S2 Health Week

School Health & Wellbeing Week

This years Health & Wellbeing Week will be taking place in school next week, from Monday 10th – Friday 14th June!! It is for all of our new S2 pupils and will involve an array of exciting events and activities which help to promote all 4 aspects of Health & Wellbeing – Mental, Social, Emotional & Physical wellbeing. It is hoped that pupils will leave at the end of the school week with a deeper understanding of this important topic!

Don’t forget to come to school in your PE kit every day next week so you are ready to take part in these activities!!

Mr Gemmill (Faculty Head of Physical Education and Health & Well-Being)

Mrs Hope (Teacher of Biology and Health & Well-Being)

S2 Health Week

The purpose of Health Week is to promote all aspects of Health and Well-Being and pupils will undertake a series of different activities and workshops throughout the week to understand the impact of mental, emotional, social and physical well-being.

Pupils will  receive more news about this on Tuesday’s assembly.

Please click here for an important letter containing more information about Health Week: Health Week Letter 2019

S3 Study Skills Day

On Wednesday, May 29th, S3 pupils had an excellent day of learning study skills across the curriculum.

In each class they attended, a new method of revision was demonstrated. From flash cards to graphic organisers, podcasts and more, we hope that pupils can apply these study strategies to a variety of subjects!



*More pictures to follow shortly!

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