Weekly Bulletin

News and Events for this week.

Week Beginning 24th April 2017


EXPECTATIONS (Mrs O'Neill)
All pupils are reminded of the high standard of behaviour expected in school and in the local community at lunchtime. 
Please Remember our 5 Expectations (Click Here)


SENIOR PHASE ASSESSMENT 
Departmental Assessment Timetables (Click Here)


MOBILE PHONE POLICY (Mrs O'Neill)
Pupils are reminded of the mobile phone policy. Pupils should not have their phones out in class unless it is with the permission of the teacher to support learning in class.

Pupils MUST NEVER use their phones to film staff, this is a very serous matter and will be treated as such with serious consequences. The same rules apply for filming other pupils without their permission. You should also note that social media sites are checked regularly and anyone found to be uploading footage taken in the school will be identified and dealt with. Please keep yourself safe online and respect the privacy of others.


LITTER (Mrs O'Neill)
All litter should be placed in bins, pupils are currently allowed to bring in food which has not been bought in the canteen, this is not the case in every school. Please therefore ensure your litter from local fast food establishments is put in the bin or you may not be allowed to bring food in from outwith.


STAIRWELLS AND CORRIDORS (Mrs O'Neill)
Pupils are reminded once again that unless you have a corridor pass from a teacher you should not be in the corridors wandering about. There should be no loitering in stairwells, there has been litter and spillages left in stairwells recently which is dangerous. If you are caught in the stairwells you will be punished.


FILM CLUB (Ms HARPER)
Don't forget Film Club is on every Friday lunchtime in room 1F024. We are watching "X-Men First Class" Remember to join the Film Club website to add your reviews once we watch the film. See Miss Harper or the school app for the code.


S1 TINTO HILL (Mrs Hunter)
Could any S1 pupil who still wants to climb Tinto Hill on Monday 22nd May for St Andrews Hospice hand their tear off slip and £4 to Mrs Hunter ASAP. If anyone needs another letter they can pick one up from Mrs Hunter in the Pupil Support base.


S1-S6 BLACKPOOL TRIP
If you still want to go on the Trip to Blackpool could you collect a letter from Ms Bryce GF035 as soon as possible. The deposit is £20 and your place is not secure until you have paid this. There are a limited number of spaces so sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


S3-S6 ALTON TOWERS
If you still want to go on the Trip to Alton Towers could you collect a letter from Mrs Kydd GF028 as soon as possible. The deposit is £20 and your place is not secure until you have paid this. There are a limited number of spaces so sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


SCHOOL SHOW BACKSTAGE: ALL YEAR GROUPS
If anyone is interested in helping with backstage in the school show there will be a meeting on Tuesday with Mr McAlister in room 1F019.


RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS: ALL YEAR GROUPS: (Mr McAlister)
If anyone wants to find out information about Rights Respecting School please see Mr McAlister. United Nation fact: The U.N. vaccinates 58 percent of the world’s children.


COMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR (Mrs O'Neill)
As you are aware we are situated very close to the town centre in a residential area. Many of our pupils go into the town centre at lunchtime or to McDonalds and KFC. We would prefer that our young people stay in school to eat a healthy meal, however we do understand the attraction of the town centre. Unfortunately we have had some complaints recently about behaviour of pupils on their way to and from the town centre and the dropping of litter around Muiryhall Street. There was also some recent concern about road safety as pupils run across roads in front of cars, endangering themselves and the driver. Any pupil caught misbehaving at lunchtime will lose this privilege.


GYMNASTICS CLUB
The gymnastics club is on a Friday at 12.45 with Miss Duncan in Gym 1. All year groups are welcome


MALAWI GROUP
The Malawi connection group will be meeting on a Tuesday lunch time in LG024 at 12.30. Pupils can bring their lunch. If you are interested in joining the group please see Miss Duncan in the PE department. New members welcome.


S1 - S3
Could any S1 pupils who still want to join the credit union please bring forms back to Mrs McLaughlin in GF032 ASAP. Also any S1- S3 pupils who already have a credit union account can pay money in on a Tuesday lunchtime at 12.50pm - 1.15pm in GF032.


PUBLIC SPEAKING CLUB - (Mr Reid)
Public Speaking Club in Mr Reid's room 1F005 every Thursday at lunchtime.


EMA
Just a reminder to pupils who are in receipt of EMA that Self-Cert forms must be filled in and handed into Mrs Hart by the Friday lunchtime of each week, to ensure payments go through.