January 2015 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

Best wishes to all our pupils, staff and parents for 2015. My thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas celebrations, the Christmas Dances and Church Service.

  1. Parents' Association Christmas Raffle
    Thank you for your support with the Christmas Raffle which raised £1,200.15p. The money will be spent to benefit our pupils. Prizewinners’ names are listed on our website.

    Many thanks to all the local businesses who donated prizes.

  2. SQA Examination Prelims
    The S5/6 Prelims will take place from Monday 26 January to Thursday 5 February inclusive. Pupils will return to their normal timetable on Friday 6 February. Details of the Prelim diet and study leave will have been issued to pupils by the end of this week. Please ensure you read the information letter issued to your child.

  3. Burns Supper
    The Burns Supper takes place on Monday 19 January. All S5/6 pupils and staff are warmly welcomed to an excellent evening of Burns’ poetry and musical recitals celebrating the life and work of the great Bard. The evening kicks off at 6.30 pm in the Social Area and tickets are priced at £8.00, which includes a three course supper.

  4. Mobile Phones
    A reminder that mobile phones are banned in school. If pupils are in possession of a mobile phone and seen by a member of staff, the mobile phone will be confiscated and a punishment exercise will be issued. Thank you for your continued support.

  5. Mock Interviews
    Our annual timetable of Mock Interviews will take place from Tuesday 20 January to Thursday 22 January for S4 pupils. Many thanks to the volunteers from the local community and beyond who participate in this in order to help pupils build skills for use in the wider education and employment community.

  6. Dates for your Diary:
    • Monday 19 January - Burns Supper
    • Tuesday 20 January - Mock Interviews
    • Wednesday 21 January - Mock Interviews
    • Thursday 22 January - Mock Interviews
    • Monday 26 January - S5/6 Prelims begin
    • Monday 9 February - Holiday
    • Tuesday 10 February - Holiday
    • Wednesday 11 February - In-Service Day
    • Tuesday 17 February - S2 Reports / Option Sheets Issued
    • Wednesday 18 February - Talent Show
    • Tuesday 24 February - S2 Parents' Evening
    • Friday 27 February - S4/5/6 Reports / Option Sheets Issued

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector