Weekly Bulletin

News and Events for this week.

Week Beginning 21st August 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.


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.


CORRIDORS AND FIRE EXITS (Mrs O'Neill)
Pupils are reminded to Keep Left in the Corridors and also Fire Exits should only be used in an EMERGENCY.


DATA CHECKS/POLICIES (Mrs O'Neill)
This is a reminder to return all the Data Checks/Policies which were issued at assembly to the office ASAP.


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.


COMIC BOOK CLUB (Ms Gilligan)
Coatbridge High School's Comic Book Club will be starting Thursday lunchtimes on Thursday 31st August. It will be in room 1F024 in the English department. Please come and see Miss Gilligan before first meeting so you can be issued with a corridor pass.


NETBALL (Ms Gilligan)
If anyone is interested in playing netball this term, please come and see Miss Gilligan in room 1F024 before Wednesday 23rd August.


S2 FOOTBALL (Mr Brown)
Any S2 wishing to trial for the S2 football team should sign up in 1F011 for trials to take place on Wednesday 23rd August after school between 3:15-4:30pm.


S4 SPANISH COURSE BOOKS (Mrs Larralde)
Could pupils from last year's Spanish class who have not yet returned textbooks to Ms.McWhinnie please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.


S5/S6 DUKE OF EDINBURGH (Jamie Dungavell)
Could fifth and six year pupils who expressed an interest in doing Duke of Edinburgh this year please come to the pupil support base at break/lunch to speak to Jamie about an getting started and an information session.


S6 YEARBOOK (Mrs Fleming/Mr Gavin)
S6 pupils interested in joining the yearbook committee should meet with Mrs Fleming and Mr Gavin in LG023 (Technical) at 12.45pm on Wednesday 23rd August. We will be discussing the S6 leavers yearbook as well as the Winter Wonderland Ball. If you can't make it but would like to be involved please give your name to Mrs Fleming as soon as possible.


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