Easter School 2019 saw a large turnout of students from Fourth to Sixth Year who took the opportunity for additional support from their teachers in preparation for the forthcoming SQA exams which start on 25th April.
The Easter School subjects represented at this year’s event were English, Mathematics, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Modern Studies, Computing Science, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Business Management, Graphic Communication, Physical Education, Spanish, Hospitality, Music, Health and Food Technology, Art & Design and Cakecraft.
The link to the photo montage below shows pupils ready for the final push to this year’s exams in April and May!
Easter School Montage 2019
Good luck to all our pupils receiving their SQA exam results tomorrow – we wish you all the best 🤞
Please note that the following helplines are available from 8am on Tuesday 8 August should you wish to discuss anything about your results:
SQA advice line – 0345 279 1000
Skills Development Scotland advice line – 0808 100 8000
Teaching staff will be available on Wednesday 9 August for any pupils who wish to discuss their option choices for next session:
S5 pupils – 10 to 12pm
S6 pupils – 12 to 2pm
All S4 pupils who intend returning to school for S5 must attend an ‘S5 Induction Day’ on Friday 2 June.
Pupils should report to the school theatre for a 9 am start.
Prelim examinations for pupils in S5 & S6 begin on Monday the 6th of February and end on Thursday the 16th. Pupils should attend school at the time of their exams.
In the interim we encourage all pupils to study hard and attend supported study where available.
Good luck to all the pupils involved!
“Don’t doubt yourself, WORK HARD and make it happen”
The following advice lines will operate to support candidates with their queries around the time of results day.
SQA Candidate Advice Line
The Candidate Advice Line will run from Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 August 2016, providing general information to candidates and answering questions about the Scottish Qualifications Certificate. The Candidate Advice Line operators will have no access to candidates’ results. Candidates enquiring about their results should contact their school .
The Candidate Advice Line will be open from 8am until 6pm on 9 August, and from 8.30am until 5pm on 10, 11 and 12 August.
Candidates can telephone 0345 279 1000 or complete and return our Candidate Enquiry Form, which they can find at www.sqa.org.uk/candidateenquiryform
Candidates should also seek general information from www.sqa.org.uk
Skills Development Scotland will run an Exam Results Helpline from 8am – 8pm on 9 and 10 August, and from 9am – 5pm on 11 – 17 August, offering candidates impartial careers advice and information. Candidates can telephone 0808 100 8000 or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/examresults
We are all looking forward to welcoming all our students for our new term which begins on Wednesday 17 August at 8.55am. New S1 students will go straight to the Theatre and all other students will attend a special registration slot to get a new timetable. Lists will be published around the building to direct you to your registration room. See you soon…..
An exciting opportunity has arisen at short notice for outgoing Fifth or Sixth Year students who intend to take up a place at university in Autumn 2016 studying a STEM course – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
It is a 3-week cyber course targeted at young people with a place on a STEM course at University in the autumn. The summer course is fully paid for – food and accommodation (Monday – Friday, students go home at the weekends).
It will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University in July. There are 30 places available and the deadline for applications is 17th June.
Those who attend can also be considered for the Cyber First bursary of £4k per year.
Please contact Ms. McCrone, DHT, at the school for more information.
Message from Mrs. Brown on behalf of Mr. Phairs:
All students studying Physics who will sit SQA Physics exams on Tuesday 24th May are invited to attend Past Paper Practice Days with the following arrangements:
National 5 Practice Day – Thursday 19th May, all day.
Higher Grade Practice Day – Monday 23rd May, all day
All Physics students are welcome to attend for final revision on the relevant date.
Thursday 5th May is the fifth in-service day of this session. It is a pupil holiday except for SQA exam candidates. Staff will attend school as normal on what is also the Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Martin Delaney, our school Chaplain.
School will re-open as normal at 8.50am on Friday 6th May.
The Second Year Parents’ Meeting will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 from 4.00 – 6.30pm. All parents and carers are invited to attend this important meeting next Tuesday to meet with their child’s teachers and obtain up-to-date information about their progress. Subject choices have now been made by all pupils for entering Third Year in June and this move from a common course to a group of 9 academic subjects encompassing all 8 curricular areas is an important transition point in the education of the young people concerned.
We encourage all parents and carers to attend this meeting if at all possible.