• Key Dates @ KGS…

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Digital Services Survey

Parents/carers – What services would you like to use online? Process enrolment, check attendance, pay for meals and activities…. Take our quick survey, closing date 3rd July, to tell us what we can do to make managing your school admin tasks easier. Follow the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWSZGDW

Banter May 2017

Latest Edition of the Banter now available, follow the link or click on the image below

 

Parents & Carers Support Group Meetings

School Transport

For information regarding the entitlement to free School Transport following changes to School Catchment Zones please click on this link or see the “Other Links” tab above.

Cullen catchment area: consultation affecting KGS…

The Children & Young People’s Services Committee has approved a statutory consultation on amending the Keith Grammar School/Buckie High School catchment area delineation as it affects the Cullen Primary School catchment area.

Please find attached, a letter from the Corporate Director (Education & Social Care) for parents with information regarding how to respond with comments:

2017-cullenrezoning-parent-notification

 

S4-S6 Prelim Exams – Monday, 16th January 2017…

With Preliminary Examinations fast approaching, due to start on Monday, 16th January 2017 until Monday 30th January 2017 inclusive (see “Exam Information” tab at top of screen to locate the timetable), the following web links may prove useful to pupils and parents at this important time.  All the very best with the revision and assessments!

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/learning-at-home/Supporting%20study

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/apr/19/students-revise-exams-revision-science?CMP=share_btn_tw

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/helping_with_exams/

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/15/parents-exam-related-stress

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/learning-at-home/what-can-i-do-as-a-parent/General%20tips%20for%20supporting%20learning%20at%20home

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/41292.html

Key dates…

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SQA Results – Tuesday, 9th August 2016

The KGS Senior Leadership Team – Mr Macpherson, Mr McLauchlan and Miss Buchan – will be in school from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm on Tuesday, 9th August 2016 (SQA Exam Results Day) to offer advice and support following examination results received.  This may include requests for the school to consider possibility of Clerical Check/Marking Reviews.  As a reminder, Mr McLauchlan was Year Head last session for S4 and S6, Miss Buchan for S5.  Mr Macpherson as Rector has overview of all learners alongside timetable and course choice overview.  All are more than happy to assist as necessary – call us on (01542) 882461.  Further generic advice is also provided by SQA along with helpline numbers as detailed below.  The following link provided by SQA – http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/65952.html – provides video guide and step-by-step overview of the exam certificate as well as Frequently Asked Questions to support you.

Registration for MySQA has now closed.  If students have registered and their account has been activated (last day for activation is 20th July 2016 – registration now closed), exam results may also be received by text message/e-mail as well as traditional post.

For advice on university admissions:

The Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is also happy to speak to any applicants if grades are not what was expected for admission to College/University (conditional acceptance). Their operational hours Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 6.00pm and you can contact them using the following methods:

  • Telephone: 0871 468 0468
  • E-mail: enquiries@ucas.ac.uk
  • Postal address: UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ

For careers advice:

Please call the Skills Development Scotland Exam Results Helpline. Qualified Careers Advisors will be on hand to offer careers advice, and discuss clearing vacancies and alternative options. The helpline number is 0808 100 8000. The 2016 helpline will run from Tuesday 9 August until Wednesday 17 August 2016. The opening hours are as follows:

  • 9 and 10 August: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm
  • 11–17 August:  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Moray Council: consideration of a move to a 33-period week (2017/2018)

During May 2016, Head Teachers in Moray are engaging in discussions with staff, pupils and parent councils regarding the consideration of a move to a 33-period week from session 2017/2018.  Opportunity will be given to consider either moving to the 33 period week or retaining the status quo i.e. a 30 period week for secondary schools. Views will be sought and reported back to the Director of Education and Social Care who will make the final decision on retaining the status quo or implementing a 33 period week from session 2017/18.  All KGS parents are invited to attend the Parent Council meeting on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 at 7pm where you will be able to ask any questions or share your thoughts on this proposal.  The following letter – The Moray Council 33 period week letter – was issued via pupil post this week.

Masterclass Revision Sessions – May/June 2016 Study Leave…

Masterclass Revision Sessions are being offered to pupils in S4 to S6 by all subject departments in the days prior to SQA examinations.  The purpose of Masterclass Revision Sessions is to provide final help with course content, key concepts or exam answering technique, to our young people.  The timetable of sessions is available by clicking here:  Revision Masterclass Support May June 2016

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