Fantastic achievement by Naomi Provan (S3) who has qualified from the West region for the Scottish Schools Table Tennis Finals on 25th February 2018. Naomi now has a chance of representing Scotland at the Senior Schools International in England in June.
On Saturday 20th January we had some great performances at the Cross Country in some very cold conditions. Six S1 girls all ran really well as did one boy from S1. Our two S2 boys J McCarthy and M Godwin were placed first and second respectively in the S2 race. Congratulations to them all for their willingness to go and take part on a cold Saturday morning.
May I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2018. I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break.
We are looking forward to a productive year, with many exciting opportunities planned for our young people and staff, as well as the important business of prelim examinations and the SQA examinations in May.
Please see below a list of dates for some of our events this term and a full list of calendar dates can be accessed via the school website.
Prelim timetables are being issued to students this week and I would ask for your support in reinforcing with your son/daughter how important the prelim exams are, both from the point of viewing of gauging progress in learning, but also in relation to having robust evidence of progress in the event of ill health or some other issue preventing a youngster from attempting the SQA exam in May.
Finally, can I encourage parents of senior school students to attend our parents’ evenings next week, to allow us to continue to effectively support you and your son/daughter in achieving their goals this year. I will be available to meet with parents on the night and appointments can be made via the electronic booking system.
I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you throughout 2018.
Barry Smith – Headteacher
Diary Dates ~ January 2018 – March 2018
Tues 16th Jan • S4/6 Parents’ Evening (4.00 p.m. ~ 6.00 p.m.)
Wed 17th Jan • School Photographer in school
• S4/6 Parents’ Evening (7.00 p.m. ~ 9.00 p.m.)
Fri 26th Jan • STEM Careers Day
Mon 29th Jan • Prelims begin (2 weeks)
Mon 5th Feb • Drugs Education Roadshow Week throughout NAC
Wed 7th Feb • HPV Immunisation
Fri 9th Feb • Prelims finish
Mon 12th Feb • Half-term holiday
Tues 13th Feb • Half-term holiday
Wed 14th Feb • In-service Day 4 (students on holiday)
Mon 19th Feb • Initial Option Interviews (All week)
Fri 23rd Feb • ENACTUS – Film Show (Inter-generational event)
• S4/6 Prelim Reports Home
Tues 27th Feb • Parent Council Meeting @ 7.00 p.m.
Thurs 1st Mar • Whole School Open Meeting
Mon 5th Mar • European Youth Conference in Switzerland
Mon 12th Mar • Follow up Student Option Interviews (All week)
Wed 14th Mar • S3 Reports home
Fri 16th Mar • Sport Relief
Wed 28th Mar • S2 Reports home
Thurs 29th Mar • School Closes – Easter Break at 2.30 p.m.