August 2013 Newsletter


Dear Parent/Guardian

Can I offer a warm welcome back to school to all our pupils and to our new S1 pupils who join us this year. We look forward to another busy and successful session for our school.

  1. Staffing
    We have a number of new staff joining us this session.
    • Mathematics Dept - Aileen Maguire
    • Music - Linzi MacPherson
    • Modern Studies - Monica Nicol
    • Art - Anne Fernie

  2. SQA Examination Results
    The results achieved by our pupils last year set a new high standard for our school. The pupils performed very well with more pupils than ever passing more exams. The Standard Grade results were the best we have ever achieved and the Higher results by S6 were also the best we have ever achieved. Well done to all our pupils for their hard work in achieving such success.

  3. School Uniform
    We enjoy good support from parents in maintaining our school dress code and we are determined not to let standards slip. We will continue to insist that pupils come to school properly dressed and we ask for your continued support with this.

    As a number of parents have generously handed in blazers to the school we may be able to provide blazers in some situations.

  4. Option Choices
    Pupils should have made final decisions by now about which courses they will study. If you have any concerns or questions about the subjects and levels your son or daughter is studying please contact the school as soon as possible as the sooner we make any changes the better.

  5. Parents' Association
    We have a very active Parents’ Association who meet each month and work to support the school. I would encourage parents and guardians to come along and find out more about our school. More information will appear on our website soon about meeting dates.

  6. Choral Shield
    Well done to the cast of the Choral Shield for fantastic performances at the end of last term. Thank you to the audience who raised £1,123.48 for St Andrew’s Hospice.

  7. Dates for your diary
    • Monday 2 september - War Memorial Trust meeting - 7pm
    • Thursday 5 September - Parent Council Meeting - 7pm
    • Monday 9 September - Parents’ Association – 7.30 pm
    • Friday 27 September - Holiday
    • Monday 30 September - Holiday