Weekly Bulletin

News and Events for this week.

Week Beginning 22nd May 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.


NURSES
The nurses will be in school on Wednesday 24th May. They will be seeing pupils in all years (including those on study leave).The timetable will be e-mailed to you and a paper copy will be placed in your tray in the staffroom.


SPORTS DAY RESULTS

S1 Boys
1ST PLACE DANYAL ALI 1C1 32 PTS
2ND PLACE JAMIE SCOTT 1C2 29 PTS
3RD PLACE JACK HARPER 1P2 28 PTS

S1 Girls
1ST PLACE LEAH GRAY 1A2 35 PTS
2ND PLACE ABBI MCDONALD 1P3 32 PTS
3RD PLACE SARAH COCKBURN 1P2 28 PTS

S2 Boys
1ST PLACE LEE BROWN 2P2 37 PTS
2ND PLACE JAMIE BATES 2A2 32 PTS
3RD PLACE NATHAN VENNING 2C3 27 PTS

S2 Girls
1ST PLACE HEATHER MCDOUGALL 2P1 36 PTS
2ND PLACE KATIE ROLLS 2C3 34 PTS
3RD PLACE SOPHIE BUSTARD 2C1 33 PTS

S3 Boys
1ST PLACE ANDREW MOSS 3C1 37 PTS
2ND PLACE JONATHAN GRABIEC 3C1 34 PTS
3RD PLACE MARC MCCORMACK 3P1 34 PTS

S3 Girls
1ST PLACE SOPHIE MCGOLDRICK 3A2 38 PTS
2ND PLACE RHIANNAN BLAIR 3P2 33 PTS
3RD PLACE FAITH DAVIDSON 3C2 28 PTS


MARY'S MEALS BACKPACK CHALLENGE (Ms Robinson)
S1 classes please start bringing in you items for Mary's Meals. Items that can be included: spoons, stationary, notepads, clean clothing/ sandals/flips flops, to fit ages 4-12, backpacks. All donations are appreciated! Bring items to RE!


SCHOOL SHOW (Mr McAlister)
If anyone is interested in working backstage in the school show could they please see Mr McAlister. There will be lots of jobs such as: organising props, moving staging and organising pupils/passing messages.


COOKERY CLUB
The S1/S2 Cookery Club has started back on Wednesday's from 3.00pm-4.00pm & Thursday from 3.45pm- 4.45pm Anyone wishing to attend should speak to Miss Morton or Miss Carnegy in Home Economics, as spaces are limited.


RYZE TRAMPOLINE TRIP - MONDAY 26th JUNE 2017 (Ms Crossan)
If you want to go to Ryze Trampoline Park on Monday 26th June, please sign up with Ms Crossan in Room IF062 at break or lunch for more information. The cost of the trip is £13pp and will leave school at 12pm and return 3pm that afternoon. The same criteria as Blackpool/Alton Towers applies.


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-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.


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


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.