Marr College Careers & Options Evening – Wednesday 6th February 18.00-20.00
The programme and list of over thirty businesses/organisations who will be participating in our Careers Evening on Wednesday 6th February can be found below. We hope that as many students and parents can attend as possible. Please register for your free tickets using the link: https://marrcareers.eventbrite.co.uk or scan the QR code at the bottom of the page with your mobile device.
Teachers from curricular areas will be in attendance to give advice on subjects and option choices.
Colleges, universities, partner organisations and businesses (see full list below)
Assembly Hall Presentations
Aidan McIntyre (GE Caledonian Apprentice Mentor)
Keynote speech - Moving into work
Careers in Fashion Industry
Emma McNeil & Alan Mills
Careers in Education/Teaching
Roddy Campbell & Isla Cummins (GSK)
Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Sarah Gifford (Skills Development Scotland – Careers Coach)
Application forms/Interview techniques
Coffee available from S3&S4 students in barista area (donations requested)
Businesses/Organisations/Career Areas Attending (in Learning Plaza’s)
We are delighted to confirm the timetable for supported study for S4, 5 and 6 ahead of the final SQA examination diet which commences 25 April 2019. We would be most grateful if parents would discuss this with your son/daughter and encourage them to attend supported study as often as possible. Please click the image below to view the timetable.
Marr College will be offering a weekly Friday morning breakfast club, open to all S1-3 students, beginning 18th January 2019. Full details including a travel arrangement form to be returned to school can be found on our letters page or by clicking here.
The date of our next Non Uniform Day has been changed to the 22nd February 2019. The chosen charity for this day is LGBT+. An updated copy of the parent calendar, which includes events happening in school, has been uploaded to reflect this change and can be downloaded here.
We are currently looking for some amazing pupils to be a part of our Marr Radio team. The positions available are:
As well as contributing to what will be the best student hosted radio in Scotland, pupils will gain valuable experience in whichever of the above roles they choose to apply for. If this sounds like an opportunity you want to take please complete the application form below and hand it in to Ms Law before 9th January 2019.
Pupils and Parents may have noticed departments advertising activites for our Reward Afternoon over on Twitter. Over the past 8 weeks pupils have been focused in school to ensure they do not recieve any referrals and can attend one of the many awards on offer. Guidance staff will meet soon and annouce those eligible this week. Pupils should then use next week to sign up to one of the activites offered throughout the departments.
Enjoy the afternoon everyone.
•S1-S3 are redesigning their House Crest!
•They can use the information below (click on the house names) to help with their design ideas and work with parents /carers who are Marr former pupils. Parents should expect to be quizzed this week about what house they were in and how they identified with that house.
All researched contained in the above documents are the work of Nan McFarlane.
The prelim timetable for January 2019 has now been published on our SQA and Examinations Page.
N5 Hospitality, English, Maths, Numeracy and Hospitality will be examined in Dec 2018 and the timetable for these prelims can also be viewed on the same page.
Good Luck to all our students in their upcoming prelims.
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Students from Marr College have been working with the National Theatre of Scotland on a brand new show: Wild Life FM.
The devised concept, in association with the Gaiety Theatre (Ayr) and CAMPO (a collective from Belgium), explores young people’s relationship with music and how music helps them express themselves – and cope with teenage life.
Three senior students (Aaron B, Sarah C and Megan P – who are all doing National 5 Drama) have been selected in roles where they either act or sing; members of the ensemble include Rachel M, Claire-Louise M and William S. Many of these young people participated in the Gaiety’s summer school and are now involved with the Gaiety Young Company on a regular basis.
As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the National Theatre of Scotland’s Futureproof season started last weekend with A Mile in My Shoes in the Highlands, and ends with Wild Life FM in South Ayrshire.
Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director and CEO of the National Theatre of Scotland, explains the concept: “Ten new productions from some of the biggest global names in theatre-making and a host of our best Scottish talent will take place in ten locations all across the country. It has been incredible to work side-by-side with Scottish artists and communities of young people.”
Drama teacher Marianne Gunn added: “It is great that we could highlight this opportunity – to work with globally-esteemed drama practitioners – to our young people. I hope that they will share their thoughts on the experience next month. Until then, why not show your support by going along to see the special interest show.”
Wild Life FM is at the Gaiety Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday 27/Sunday 28 October. Tickets available from Gaiety website or via the National Theatre of Scotland.
If you are aged 14-26 you can sign up for free to Futureproof Passport at nationaltheatrescotland.com/futureproof-passport. This will allow you access to £5 tickets across National Theatre of Scotland shows.
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 2018-2019. (pdf) (updated Jan 2019)