Our headteachers have
noticed that missing school can have a
number of adverse effects not only on
the pupils who have been absent but
sometimes on the class or whole
Full details of the impact of missing school can be found by clicking here.
Unauthorised Pupil Absence
Our S3 hockey team beat St Columba’s 1-0 in the S3 South-West K.O. cup. The girls will now represent South-West District at the National Inter-District Championships on Thursday 10th June. The tournament will be played at the Scottish Hockey Centre in Glasgow (venue for the Commonwealth Games.)
The victorious girls are: Carly Dunlop, Dionne Davidson, Rebecca Meikle, Emily Wilce, Katy Ramage, Lyndsay Frew, Louise Fraser, Rosie Watkins, Anna Paul, Chloe Russel, Jaime Hood, Emma Rigby, Emily Criaud, Kelli MacKenzie.
It was a closely fought game. Chloe Russel scored the winner from a penalty corner in the last minute. Well done to all our girls and good luck for the next round.
Prelims are underway
Yesterday saw the first of the big prelims exams, English. Good luck to all pupils who sat this exam. A full timetable of the prelims can be found here.
Go4set Industrial Cadet Scheme
A huge congratulations to the six students who have been selected to represent the school in the Go4set Industrial Cadet Scheme under the auspices of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They are Gilly Broadfoot, Tilly Press, Georgia Brown, Xander Dearing, Andrew Rowan and Andrew Baird. The scheme kicks off with a launch day tomorrow at Dumfries House and the students will be mentored by GSK whilst participating in a 10 week project with a presentation at the end. They are also competing against other schools and the students have an opportunity to gain accreditation in the form of a CREST Award and the Industrial Cadet Awards. Good Luck everyone.
UCAS deadline is looming..
The deadline for UCAS application is 15th January. Please ensure you do not miss this deadline.
College Applications are now LIVE
Some college have now made their application process LIVE. Please check specific college websites for up-to-date information. You can view and download advice on college applications from the Pupil UCAS page.
Click here to see our term dates. Full details of opening and closing times will be published in this blog.
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