Daily Newsletter for 13/12/17
Course Choices for session 2018-2018
The course choice process for Session 2018 – 2019 has started. The school is conducting a Trial Run where pupils in S2, S3, S4 and S5 are invited to indicate which courses they plan to take in Session 2018 – 2019. Pupils in the current S1 will continue with the courses they are currently studying in S2.
Course choices will be discussed in PSE classes between Wednesday 29th November and Tuesday 5th December. Pupils will be issued with an example form in their PSE class which they can take home and discuss choices with their parents / carers. Examples of the Trial Run forms can be found here. Further information about the choice process and the courses on offer at this stage can be found here. Please note that some courses on offer in the Trial Run may not be offered in the actual choices in January if there is insufficient demand.
The actual Trial Run forms will be completed in PSE lessons between Wednesday 6th December and Tuesday 12th December. The information from the Trial Run will be used to plan the likely number of teaching sets required for next session and to design choice forms which will give as many pupils as possible the combination of courses they wish to study next session. It will also allow Guidance Teachers the opportunity to review the intended choices and advise pupils and their parents / carers where they think better choices might be made.
Senior Phase Formal Assessment Timetable
Please find this document here.
Exciting new ways to make school payments
The Council is introducing additional methods of payment within schools to make life easier for parents/carers to make online payments for school meals, other school expenses such as trips and uniforms. In addition to cash, this new method will also allow pupils to reduce the amount of cash they carry to school, helping reduce administration and cash handling in schools.
For further information, please follow this link.