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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

30 November 2023

Learner Pathway Meetings

This week Chris Trotter, from Skills Development Scotland, has started to meet with S2  pupils for a 10-15 minute discussion about their subject choices and the relationship they have careers.

Chris has also been speaking at PSE classes this week and the key message he has been giving to the S2 pupils is that careers post school is just one aspect to consider when making subject choices. He has also stressed that pupils should not worry if they don’t know what they want to do yet as their will be lots of support to help them with this as they progress through school.  Some pupils will already know what career pathway they wish to pursue and Chris will make sure he guides them in the right direction in terms of subject choice, whilst helping others to select subjects that keep their options open.


The senior phase prelim exams are now well under way.  For the remainder of the prelims it is worth reminding pupils that they need to check the timetable of exams in detail and turn up at the correct venue, in plenty of time.  Pupils must also come to the exam with all the equipment they need.

Pupils in S1-3 should make every effort to move around the building in a quiet and calm fashion to avoid disrupting the exam candidates.

Parent Council

A quick reminder that PC Shaun Cruden, our Community Link Police Officer will be our guest at our Parent Council meeting this coming Tuesday evening. He will be offering advice about ‘How to keep your young person safe’ and themes around this too. All parents/carers are welcome to attend.

Diligence Awards

Diligence nominations, from subject teachers, are given to those pupils who have demonstrated hard work and commitment, on a day to day basis, throughout Term 1 (August – December).  We hope to issue these certificates just before the end of term.

These certificates will detail all subjects they have been nominated in. The ultimate aim is for pupils to be nominated in all of their subjects. If they are not, the goal for term two (January – April) is to aim higher and achieve this. The idea behind these awards is to create ambition (one of our school values) and raise attainment and achievement through sustained effort and commitment to their studies, thus ensuring they achieve their potential. These are really important...


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