News and Events for this week.
Week Beginning 27th March 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.
S1 TINTO HILL CLIMB (Mrs Hunter)
Could all S1 pupils who would like to take part in the S1 Tinto hill climb, return the tear off slip and £4 to Mrs Hunter in Pupil Support before the end of the week. If anyone would like to take part but has not yet received a form they can collect one from Mrs Hunter.
PUPIL VOICE MEETING
Can all pupil voice members come to the last meeting before Easter break on Tuesday at 12:45 in Miss Bryce's room.
HIGHER ADMINISTRATION & IT SUPPORTED STUDY (Miss Crossan)
All higher pupils who have their exam THIS week can attend drop ins at break or lunch for extra support before the exam. This will be in IF062 with Miss Crossan.
S1-S6 INCENTIVES TRIP
If you are interested in going on the end of year trip Incentives trip to Blackpool could you collect a letter from Ms Bryce in GF035. The trip will be on Monday 26th June at a cost of £32. It will be a first come first serve basis as there are a limited number of spaces available. If you have more than 90% attendance and 5 or less demerits then you will be eligible to go.
S3-S6 INCENTIVES TRIP
If you are interested in going on the end of year trip Incentives trip to Alton Towers could you collect a letter from Mrs Kydd in GF028. The trip will be on Monday 26th June at a cost of £45. It will be a first come first serve basis as there are a limited number of spaces available. If you have more than 90% attendance and 5 or less demerits then you will be eligible to go. Pupils that are to attend will be informed and should make their way to the assembly hall at the start of Period 3.
VOLUNTEERING (Mrs Hart)
Could any pupil who volunteers e.g. brownies, cubs, girls brigade, boys brigade, charity shops etc. etc. or who attends cadets please see Mrs Hart so that we can look at getting you awards for volunteering. Saltire Scotland can record all of the hours you give to help others. Please visit the SYP website to see what the candidates have to say and remember there only 2 winning seats available, so every vote counts!
RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS: ALL YEAR GROUPS: (Mr McAlister)
If anyone is interested in Rights Respecting schools or wants to find out more information come and see Mr McAlister. United Nations fact: The United Nations assist over 34 million refugees.
SUPPORTED STUDY FOR SPANISH AND FRENCH NATIONAL 5: (Mrs Urban)
A reminder that Mrs Urban offers French supported study to National 5 pupil on Mondays straight after school. Attendance is strongly advised as there are only 3 weeks to your Speaking exam. Ms McWhinnie and Mrs Larralde offer supported study for National 5 and Higher Spanish on Mondays and Wednesdays straight after school.
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.
The gymnastics club is on a Friday at 12.45 with Miss Duncan in Gym 1. All year groups are welcome
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.
STONEWALL - LGBT SURVEY (Mrs Burton)
Stonewall are launching a new survey for LGBT young people aged 11-19. This survey will tell researchers what things are like for LGBT young people in Britain today, if things have changed and what needs to be done to make it better. The information Stonewall gets from the survey will be written up in a report which will be published in 2017. The online survey is anonymous and can be found at stonewallscotland.org.uk/scotland-survey
ALL YEAR GROUPS: (Mr McAlister)
If anyone is interested in Rights Respecting Schools and would like to be involved please see Mr McAlister (1F019). Keep an eye on the English Twitter page this week @englishcoatHS. Fact about the United Nations: The United Nations is an international organisation created to maintain international peace and promote human rights.
FILM CLUB (Ms HARPER)
Don't forget Film Club is on every Friday lunchtime in room 1F024. We are watching "The Dark Knight" 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.
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.