Latest News from Queen Anne

‘Top of the Bench’ 2014 – Round 1

The Chemistry department took part in round 1 of the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench competition today. We hosted Kilgraston for this round.

Lots of great chemistry took place during this round of the competition. The Queen Anne team won, and will now move forward to round 2 of the competition in December.

Well done to all involved!

 Parentwise Survey 2015

In the coming weeks, all nurseries and schools in Fife are carrying out online surveys to gather views from pupils, parents and carers.  We are writing to invite you to take part in the Parentwise Survey and to let you know that your child/ren may be asked to take part in the Pupilwise survey.

To access the Parentwise online survey, please go to www.fifedirect.org.uk/parentwise anytime until Friday 19th December. Paper versions of the survey are available on request from nurseries or schools for anyone unable to access the internet.

Further information can be found from the following pages.

The Secretary of State for Scotland

Alistair Carmichael MP will be visiting QAHS on Monday 1 December and will be talking to all S5 and S6 pupils as well as meeting some staff from the school. This visit is linked to the fact that the Secretary of State for Scotland kindly provided a video in support of the school’s actions in taking part with an extensive programme for Peace One Day back in September (the video can be seen on the website under the Peace One Day link)

Formal Assessment Period – Timetable

The Formal Assessment Period for pupils in the Senior Phase (S4 – S6) will take place from 28 November until 11 December.

A timetable of assessment activities taking place can be found by clicking on the link below.

**10.11.14 Note change of time for History**

Pupils should devise independent revision plans to help them prepare for this period.

Engagement Session: Education Provision in Schools

A Parent Council meeting will be called in Nov/Dec to specifically discuss the issues noted in the letter from Craig Munro and how this might affect Queen Anne High School.
Parents and carers are encouraged to attend the Fife Wide engagement sessions and if there are specific concerns these should be raised with a  member of the Parent Council prior to our meeting.

Severe Weather Information

The document below lists information on school closures in the event of severe weather.

 

The Science Department takes on the Faraday Challenge!

On Tuesday 30 September six S1 pupils; Matthew Leitch, Jodie Connor, Lyle Hopkins, Rory La Trobe, Stephanie Smith and Robert Byers, took part in and won the Faraday Challenge.  The Faraday Challenge is a UK-wide challenge (282 teams at 47 different locations) created by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and held at a secret location (Kinross High School). IET Faraday Challenge Days give pupils the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems.  At each event, teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.  Queen Anne High School came out clear winners against six other local school teams.  The top three scoring teams in the UK will then enter the finals in London, which we very much hope to be part of.

The challenge this year involved pupils designing lighting beacons, which can be placed on roads to help improve travel for cyclists.  This gave the pupils a great opportunity to use 3D printers and try their hand at electronics.  All pupils worked hard and with great enthusiasm.

Well done to all who took part!

New or Old Higher?

The link below contains information showing which subjects in the school will be teaching the new CfE Higher courses and those which will be teaching the old Higher.

Queen Anne Success at TES Awards 2014

Well done to all staff, pupils and parents who have worked so well together to enable this award to be won! Click on the logo below to see the award winners programme.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs 2014 – 2015

A wide range of sports clubs run during lunchtime and after school in Queen Anne. A list of these activities for 2014 – 2015 can be found by clicking on the link below.