October 2009 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

Welcome back, after our brief break, to the start of the new term. The latest news/events associated with the School are as follows:-

  1. Senior Hallowe’en Party
    The Senior Hallowe’en Party will be held, in the School, on Monday 26 October from 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm. Tickets are now on sale, priced £5.00 each, and this always proves to be a very successful and popular event.
  2. S4 Parents’ Evening
    The Parents’ Evening, for parents of pupils in S4, will be held on Tuesday 27 October from 4.30 pm. Letters of appointment have been distributed to pupils and I look forward to meeting you there.
  3. War Memorial Trust Meeting
    The next meeting of the Memorial Trust will be held, in the School, on Monday 2 November at 7.00 pm.
  4. S3 Parents’ Evening
    The Parents’ Evening, for parents of pupils in S3, will be held on Wednesday 4 November from 4.30 pm. Letters of appointment will be distributed within the next week and I look forward to meeting you there.
  5. Parent Council Meeting
    The next meeting of the Parent Council will be held, in the School, on Thursday 5 November at 7.00 pm.
  6. Remembrance Service
    The Remembrance Service will be held in the School Assembly Hall on Sunday 8 November at 2.00 pm.
    This is an important event and has been well supported by many staff, pupils, parents and friends over a good many years. We should never forget those who gave everything in order that we can live the life that we enjoy today and I would ask that you give serious consideration to coming along to this simple service to pay your respects.
  7. Parents’ Association Meeting
    The next meeting of the Parents’ Association will be held, in the School, on Monday 9 November at 7.30 pm. At this meeting I will be giving an analysis of our recent SQA results and I hope that many of you will manage to attend and hear of our success.
  8. Inter-House Public Speaking Competition
    The Inter-House Public Speaking Competition will be held, in the School, on Tuesday 10 November at 7.00 pm.
    This is always a very entertaining evening and the speeches are always very clever and humourous. Entry is free and I hope that you will come along and join us on this night.
  9. In-Service Day
    This is a reminder that the next In-Service Day is scheduled for Monday 16 November and the School will be closed to pupils on that day. Normal timetables will resume for everyone at 8.55 am on Tuesday 17 November.
  10. Staffing
    Miss Kerry Cahill has just joined our staff as our new Job-Share Science Technician and I’m sure that you join with me in offering our best wishes for a long and happy career here.

Yours sincerely

BRIAN MILLER
Rector