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Top Ayr College chef Mr Norman Robertson will be working with us in our canteen during February on Wednesdays.
On offer each week will be two new 100% vegetarian dishes starting today with Chickpea Veggie Burgers and Vegetarian Lasagne next week. Norman’s aim is to promote healthy, nutritious and tasty vegetarian choices for everyone – should be interesting!
Find out more and download recipes here: http://www.marr.sayr.sch.uk/vegcook.html
The AGM of the Marr Hockey Support Group was held at Marr College on Thursday 28th November 2019.
Click here to view the minutes of the meeting.
Catch up with a summary of our festive fundraising, department activities and student achievements. Huge thanks to our news team and roving reporters.
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Developed with Skills Development Scotland, Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening will see all 21 Developing the Young Workforce regional groups partner with local employers to showcase to parents the critical skills and occupations of the future through local events across the country.
As part of this event, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be hosting an event next Thursday 30th January.
This event will be held in the Aviator Suite of Prestwick Airport from 17.15 until 19.15. More information can be found at the below link.
Numbers for the event are limited so we would recommend that you book your place using the link provided:
Wednesday 5th February will see the return of our popular Careers and Options Evening, running from 6pm until 8pm. This event is for pupils and parents/carers.
The event will have speakers, including a current Modern Apprentice sharing their experiences, Skills Development Scotland giving details on all the different pathways to a career that pupils might take, and a representative from Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd.
As with previous years we will have stalls run by Universities, Colleges, Industries/Employers and other organisations. In the Museum our teaching staff will be in subject areas to give information about the progression routes through their subjects.
This year we will also have drop-in workshops running on Medicine, Law, Teaching, STEM, Graduate Schemes and Application & Interview Technique.
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Following last week's Parent Council meeting, we plan to make a small change to how our Parent Council meetings operate. Previously, we have held parent forum meetings 4 times each year, however we now intend to make all our meetings parent forum meetings.
The meetings are varied and always start with an update from our student captains which is always informative. Currently we are planning the career's evening to be held for senior pupils in February. Additionally we often have presentations from school staff on subjects such as the school improvement plan, exam results, dyslexia friendly policies, homework, communications policy and uniform.
The Parent Council also supports the school with funding, such as microphones for the school show and paying for buses for the 1st year to go to the cinema.
All parents with a student at Marr College are automatically members of the school's parent forum, and are always welcome at each meeting. However any parent or carer of a child at Marr College may apply to become a member of the Parent Council by contacting the Parent Council secretary. If a Parent Council vote is required for any matter arising, it is only parent council members who are permitted to do so. In the past, such consultations have included amendments to school holidays, school trips, school improvement plan and the introduction of "Show my Homework".
We would welcome new members at this time. Parent Council members must commit to a minimum of 50% of meetings within the academic year, and we require a minimum of 6 members for the Parent Council to operate.
Dates for future meetings are on the school website, and notifications will be sent out the week before. Our next planned meeting is Wednesday 22nd January at 7pm.
Marr College Parent Council Secretary
I would like to invite you to the next meeting of Marr College Parent Council on Wednesday 6th November at 7pm in the Meeting Room.
The Agenda, Minutes of last meeting and HT report for November can be accessed on the Parent Council page.
See you Wednesday,
Marr College Parent Council Secretary
8 week challenge - Click here for more info.
This initiative is open to all year groups. Each student starts with a 'clean slate' and behaviour referrals will be tracked during this 8 week period. Qualifying students will be eligible for a 'Rewards afternoon' and those deemed not eligible (your PTG and DHT will decide based on the number of referrals you have) will not take part and will work in classrooms on school materials instead.
Click here to see our term dates. Full details of opening and closing times will be published in this blog.
Click on the image below to view the parent calendar for 2019-2020. (pdf) (updated Aug 2019)
Events are subject to change and full details wil be posted on the newsdesk.