To celebrate Purple Friday on 23rd Feb, we will be hosting a bake sale in the Social Area at morning interval. Come along, grab some goodies and donate to the worthy cause of Chris’s House, Wishaw. This charity works tirelessly to support those suffering from poor mental health, specialising in suicide prevention and supporting survivors and families.
All donations of baking and goodies will be gratefully received.
We will also be having a dress down day on Thursday 29th March. Pay £1 and again all proceeds will go to Chris’s House.
More info to come! Miss McAndrew
Congratulations to senior pupils Briony and Aleena who recently achieved Silver Level CREST Awards. These awards are presented by the British Science Association for work on individual science projects. Briony focussed her studies on the evolution of the camera, researching how science has played a key role in the development of technology. Aleena looked at DNA and the scientific and ethical implications of Genetic Modification and Gene Therapy. You can see their results on display in the science department.
Both girls received fantastic feedback from their assessors and are hoping to continue their involvement by registering themselves as STEM ambassadors. This will allow them to supervise younger pupils in science investigations. Briony and Aleena are also applying for summer work placements with the Nuffield Foundation.
We take pride in our work and our new school building.
ACTING PT PUPIL SUPPORT
Mrs Martin will take over responsibility for Pastoral Support of pupils in A1 during Mr MacPherson’s secondment as Acting DHT. Please use her as your main point of contact.
LANGUAGE PUPIL OF THE MONTH
During the Month of January the focus for winning Pupil of the Month was Asking Questions about your learning. If you are struggling in class, don’t sit quietly! Ask your teacher for help!
Don’t copy the person next to you. Try answering a question or asking why something is wrong, ask how you can improve and help yourself. If you take the time to improve and understand
how you learn – it could be you! Winners for January will be announced next week!
SPANISH SUPPORTED STUDY
For all S4 and S5/6. Thursdays 3:45pm – 4:45pm ML2 with Mrs Taggart.
S1-S6. Wednesdays 3:00pm – 4:00pm ML3 with Mrs Smith – help/support & advice on class work and homework.
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Barra, the Guide Dog Puppy once again visited our school to be presented with a cheque for £338.30 that had been raised by holding a Christmas Craft Stall in the library. He is a very special puppy to our school as the ASDAN group in the school were given the honour of naming him when he was born last year. Barra was accompanied to the school by his own Puppy Walker and other Puppy Walkers’ from the Chatelherault Cohort. Miss Johnson’s and her 1A2 English class also visited and the Puppy Walkers gave them an insight into how Barra is coping with her training so far. We hope to have one more visit from him before he goes off to complete his formal Guide Dog training.
Thanks to everyone who kindly donated to and bought from our Christmas Stall.