Weekly Bulletin

News and Events for this week.

Week Beginning 23rd October 2017


EXTRA CURRICULAR CLUBS
Session 2017 - 2018  (Click Here)


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.


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.


STRICTLY COME DANCING
Come watch teachers dance and be judged on the 10th November lunchtime at 12.40 tickets cost £1 and you can pay at the door if you have not purchased a ticket beforehand.


S6 PAYMENTS
Thank you to everyone who has made the first payment. The next instalment is due on Friday 27th October. As before, please pay your £15.00 to the member of staff who is responsible for your house group. Please ensure that you make the payment on that date as late payments will not be accepted at any other time. Please speak to Mrs Fleming if there is any reason that you cannot make the payment on 27th.


S5/6 WINTER WONDERLAND BALL
Yes, it is only October however, planning for this years Winter Wonderland Ball is well underway! This event is one not to be missed! This year the ball will take place on Thursday 21st December. S6 pupils have already secured their tickets by paying the first instalment of the Leavers Payment Plan. S5 pupils can buy their tickets from Mrs Fleming at lunchtime in the Technical Dept on Friday 20th October. Ticket price is £10 and includes a delicious buffet provided by Guidi's. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and there is only 60 tickets up for grabs! Be quick - tickets will only be available to purchase on this day! For more information, please speak to Mrs Fleming.


MERIT CHAMPION LEADERBOARD (Mrs Chalmers)
The whole school Merit Champion Leaderboard is now up and running. Merits have been collated for August and September and pupils who have gained more than FIVE merits may be on the board. To find your name, check your house board and then look under the ladder for your year group. Are you a Merit Champion? Certificates will be issued by Heads of year by the end of the week.


NLC SCHOOLS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP
If any pupils are interested in taking part in the North Lanarkshire Swimming Championships can they give their name, date of birth, events they wish to compete in and their personal bests for those events to the PE department. Closing date for entries is Friday 13th October


S1-S2 DRAMA CLUB (Miss Love and Miss MacCallum)
S1-S2 Drama Club is on every Thursday in the Drama studio between 4-5pm. If you would like to join then please come along. All pupils in the club will be working towards a performance for the Christmas Celebration Concert. If you have any questions please speak to Miss Love or Miss MacCallum.


NATIONAL 5 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUPPORTED STUDY
Room 1F063 - Mrs Brown. Fridays after school 3.00pm - 4.00 pm (starts 1st Friday after October week)


JUNIOR VOCAL GROUP (Ms Friary)
Will be starting on Wednesday the 25th October at 12.50pm lunchtime in GF069. Any S1 and S2 pupils who like to sing and wish to perform in the Christmas Celebration in December are welcome.


FILM CLUB 2: (Ms Harper)
Coatbridge High School's Film Club 'Moana'. All pupils welcome to Room 1F022. Bring your lunch. Film will start at 12:40. See Miss Harper or poster outside 1F022 for more detail


S4,5 and 6 PUPILS - 6k HOSPICE FUN RUN
Well done to all pupils who took part in the 6k fun run in aid of St. Andrews hospice. Could all pupils now return their sponsor forms and money to Mrs Hunter as soon as possible.


BE-IT (Ms Crossan)
Higher Administration & IT Supported Study begins Monday 9th October 2017 from 3.45-4.30pm. This will be held in room 1F062 with Ms Crossan and will concentrate on revision of recent topics, both theory and practical.


ENGLISH DEPARTMENT (Mr MacKay)
"English Masterclasses take place every Wednesday from 3pm-4pm for National 5 and Higher pupils. Please speak to your English teacher or Mr Mackay for more information. We hope to see you all there."


PUBLIC SPEAKING/DEBATE CLUB (Mr Reid)
Public Speaking / Debate Club is on every lunchtime every Thursday 1F005 Mr Reid's Room.


S1 AND S2 BOARD GAMES CLUB: (Ms Anderson)
Any S1 and S2 pupils who have signed up the Board Games Club, and any other pupils who would like to join, please come along Monday lunchtimes at 12:45 to Miss Anderson's room 1F008 in Modern Studies.


LEARNING ZONE (Ms McLaughlin - Support for Learning Dept)
The Learning Zone Room 1F038 (Opposite the library ) is open every lunch time for S4-S6 pupils. If you would like somewhere quiet to eat lunch or study, then please come along. Everyone welcome.


HIGHER HUMAN BIOLOGY SUPPORTED STUDY S5/6 - (Ms Docherty)
Higher Human Biology supported study will take place every Thursday after school in 1F045 with Mrs Docherty.


COMIC BOOK CLUB (Ms Gilligan)
CHS Comic Book Club is on Wednesday lunchtimes in room 1F024 - all welcome. Bring your lunch along.


SCHOOL MAGAZINE - RARE BEAST (Mrs Costello)
Calling all budding journalists, illustrators, photographers. Our school magazine which is a pupil led publication is currently recruiting new team members. The group meets Tuesdays after school in the library. If you are interested in writing or illustrating this could be for you. Please feel free to come along and have a chat. Open to all pupils.