Our pre-lim diet continued today with N5 maths taking place. Over the next few weeks parents and carers will be facing a situation they have never faced before as our senior pupils gear up for these exams. In order to support them at home, staff at Marr College have created the following presentation, which is full of practical advice and help for our parents/carers on how to support and encourage all our young people at home. Everyone at Marr wishes all our senior pupils the best of luck over the coming weeks.
Skills Development Scotland national webinar for parents and carers on the options and support available for school leavers
As part of Scottish Careers Week, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has a nationwide online session for parents and carers covering options and support available for school leavers on Wednesday 17 November at 6.30pm.
Parents and carers can find out more about the range of options available for their young person as they prepare to leave school and how parents and carers can support them.
SDS Careers Advisers will be providing expert advice and there will be opportunities for parents and carers to ask questions during the session. Help is also available on SDS’s online home for career information and advice My World of Work.
Please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-leaver-options-tickets-195981003457
Find out more about Scottish Careers Week.
Please see below an invitation from our Parent Council to attend the annual AGM and monthly meeting.
On the 6th October we will have the Parent Council AGM and monthly meeting. We eagerly wish to recruit some new faces to bring fresh ideas and perspectives along to our meetings. You can find the agenda here.
In particular we need new committee members. Our chairperson is stepping down as her children finish their school journey, and we have not had a vice chair this year to step up.
Please read what the committee roles entail, and we encourage you to consider joining us and putting yourself forward for a role.
Anyone is welcome even if you do not know much about the school or parent council, we will support you all the way. And your fresh ideas (and faces) will be made very welcome.
We would also welcome a volunteer to assist with the communication on social media, if anyone would like to offer their services !
With the ever changing guidelines surrounding self isolation and testing we have compiled a Covid-19 Flow chart for parents/carers to help them know whether their son/daughter should attend school or not, please find it below. . To download your own copy please click here. We hope this helps
DISCLAIMER: Information accurate as of 14th Sept 2021.
Please click here to complete an enquiry form to discuss any queries resulting from the provisional grades pupils have received in June 2021. As schools finish for the summer break on Friday 25th June, staff will endeavour to respond by the end of this week and if not then by Thursday 12th August.
The last year has been challenging to say the least, especially for every pupil going through the process of applying for University and college.
Although the exams or assessment have been very different this year, the UCAS process remains the same (with the exception of a few deadline extensions)
For many of you it will be a very worrying and anxious time, as you will receive your provisional grades at some point during the week beginning the 21st of June. You will then have to wait until the 10th of August to receive your official results from the SQA, as normal. Universities will also have to wait until the 10th of August to receive your results. It can be a very worrying time, making decision about your next steps and what to do with any offers you have received from university over the summer. Hopefully, this presentation will help better prepare you to make these decisions, by giving you a bit more information about what your options are and how you can begin to prepare to apply via Extra or Clearing.
Sent on behalf of Scottish Universities
Save the date - Scottish Education Exhibition
The school received this message this week and wanted to share with everyone.
I’m excited to let you know about plans to host a free, virtual Scottish Education Exhibition in September for senior phase pupils across Scotland who are considering their pathways to further and higher education.
The event will take place on Thursday 9 September from 10am – 7pm and we hope schools will set aside time on this day for pupils to attend.
The Scottish Education Exhibition is being hosted by 14 Scottish universities, three colleges, SDS and SAAS. It will give senior phase pupils the chance to chat to representatives from each of the institutions, view information and videos, download prospectuses and join live webinars covering subjects including:
We appreciate that it’s difficult to make decisions about further study when there’s still uncertainty around open days and large-scale events. The Scottish Education Exhibition is being designed with pupils in mind to provide them with everything they need to make the right decisions and their next steps.
How to book
Pupils will need to book their own space at the event but the registration process will be simple and straightforward.
We’ll share details as soon as the booking opens but please put the date in your diary. On-the-day booking will also be available but we’d advise pupils to book in advance.
For all leavers who are attending a Scottish University: Please remember to apply via SAAS for your University fees. This is important, even if you are not applying for any other funding; bursary or loan.
Miss Owens, our librarian, was over the moon earlier this week when she awarded Isla her first Read Woke South Ayrshire badge. Isla has achieved this badge by reading four books on the South Ayrshire Read Woke list, she also read across multiple platforms, utilising the South Ayrshire eBook app Libby in the process. . All 17 books can be discovered here www.readwokesouthayrshire.co.uk. They have been chosen by library staff across the authority for their representation of minority characters, dealing with a social injustice, and raising awareness of various social issues.
Pupils will receive a badge as a reward for reading and reviewing any four books and then another badge when they read eight books. Isla is the very first person at Marr to receive her badge, even beating Miss Owens who has only read 3 books!! Isla said that her favourite book so far was Boy Everywhere by A.M Dassu, who just happened to respond via twitter.
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